Discussion of the above book with the author, illustrator and Georgetown Law Professor Emerita, moderated by our own Deborah Taylor. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Mary 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. No RSVP needed unless you want to bring a group of children. Then please respond to: Monica Valentine, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-707-1950.
Violet Markey meets Theodore Finch at the top of their school’s bell tower the day they were both planning on jumping off in this heartbreaking story about love, friendship and the powerful effects of mental illness.
Vivid prose renders Wilhelmina “Wildcat” Silver as fierce and true as the vast beauty of the Zimbabwe farm where she lives with her father. Tragedy and removal to a “land of commonsense” force her to find the strength to cartwheel "into the wind."
Starting a new school is difficult enough, but it’s even harder if you’re the only one wearing hearing aids. Creating a superhero persona helps, but CeCe soon realizes she can’t always hide behind a cape, even an imaginary one.
A squirrel scooped up by a hawk manages to trick the hawk into dropping him and thus begins his eventful journey home. Accompanied by charming line drawings that bring the characters to life, this clever and amusing adventure is told from the squirrel’s perspective.
Multiple interpretations are possible for this wordless encounter between a dour farmer and a small clown who tumbles from a train. Black pencil and gouache illustrations in muted colors convey their emotions and growing bond.
When a hip party gets out of hand and his friend Noodles is severely beaten Ali—who has always managed to stay above the fray in his Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood—is caught in the middle. Adkins’ narration brings the grit of Ali’s world to life.
In a charming ode to creativity and communication, Tapir longs to fill the pages of his notebook with rich stories and songs, like those of his animal friends. After many failed efforts at writing, he finds an ideal way to express himself—not with words, but with pictures.