Please note that three of our exceptional members are on the ALSC section of the American Library Association Ballot that should have been received by all ALA members. Kathie Meizer is on the ballot for ALSC Board, Theresa Cain is on the ballot for the Caldecott Committee and Sandra Eklund is on the ballot for the Newbery Committee.
REMINDER : We are now closing the agenda TWO WEEKS before the meeting. Therefore, March 9 at midnight is the last day to nominate titles for the March 24 meeting. At the March meeting, all titles will be on the agenda that were published in January and February.
Fifth grader Deja lives in a homeless shelter with her sick father, overworked mother and two siblings. In her new school, she and her classmates learn about 911 (which happened before they were born), how it changed the world, and its continuing affect on many, including Deja’s father.
In June 1969 the Stonewall bar in New York’s Greenwich Village was once again targeted by the police in an effort to harass the LGBT community. The ensuing riots marked the beginning of the coordinated push for LGBT rights. Federle’s narration brings alive the zeitgeist of the era masterfully.
Jo Montfort is a young woman in the 1890's who has it all—until her father is found dead of an apparent suicide. An unforgettable combination of romance, mystery, adventure and historical fiction, impeccably paced by Bubbs.
Exquisitely crafted vignettes about the 19th century community of African-American property owners in Manhattan. These fictional poems paint rich portraits based on real citizens from a lost moment of American history.
In graphic novel format, the author and illustrator cleverly weave facts about the New York subway with a story about making new friends. Detailed illustrations packed with people and buildings convey the frenetic pace and scale of the city.
Georges (French pronounciation) meets homeschooled Safer at his new Brooklyn apartment. As the two investigate another tenant, Georges ultimately examines the truths, secrets, lies, and imagination that can either create or destroy a relationship. Jesse Bernstein’s narration effectively conveys Georges’ range of emotions, and like the entertaining text, keeps readers wondering until Georges’ final decision. (7-10)
Evie arrives in 1920s New York City, hungry for the thrill of the Big Apple. She finds more than she imagined: conflicts with flappers, adventures in speakeasies, encounters with mystics, escapes from a serial killer, and much more. January LaVoy’s and Libba Bray’s perfectly narrated audio brings alive qualities of the suspenseful, well-written novel and anticipation for the promised sequels. (14 and Up)