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LESSER SPOTTED ANIMALS

Lesser Spotted Animals
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Brown
Author's First Name: 
Martin
Illustrator's First Name: 
Martin
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Brown
Publisher: 
Scholastic Press
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
This illustrated collection highlights less-familiar animals such as numbats and long-tailed dunnarts. Brown's brief introductions of each species are peppered with humor and snark, and his drawings give the animals a distinct personality based on their descriptions. Each animal's "status" is listed, raising awareness for species that are near extinction and making this a great resource for environmental discussions. Meaghan McKeron. Seven to Ten.

STONEWALL: BREAKING OUT IN THE FIGHT FOR GAY RIGHTS [AUDIOBOOK]

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bausum
Author's First Name: 
Ann
Narrator's First Name: 
Tim
Narrator's Last Name: 
Federle
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2015

 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.

DROWNED CITY: HURRICANE KATRINA & NEW ORLEANS

Drowned City
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Brown
Author's First Name: 
Don
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Date: 
2015

 With monstrous winds and water, Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed New Orleans, flooding the whole city. Don Brown's realistic art captures the story of panic and incompetence but also of courage and heroism as it happens.

BIRD TALK: WHAT BIRDS ARE SAYING AND WHY

Bird Talk Cover
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Judge
Author's First Name: 
Lita
Publisher: 
Flash Point
Publication Date: 
2012

Birds say everything from “Pick Me!” to “We’re under attack!” via calls, songs, dances, struts. and booms. Beautiful pencil and watercolor illustrations on a white background show the birds clearly communicating their desires with backmatter providing additional information.

PALE MALE: CITIZEN HAWK OF NEW YORK CITY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Schulman
Author's First Name: 
Janet
Illustrator's First Name: 
Meilo
Illustrator's Last Name: 
So
Publisher: 
Knopf
Publication Date: 
2008

Graceful watercolor paintings and a compelling tale of city dwelling red-tailed hawks on an apartment house window ledge will engage readers' sympathies and underline the necessity of protecting habitats, even in the heart of a city.

LADY LIBERTY: A BIOGRAPHY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rappaport
Author's First Name: 
Doreen
Illustrator's First Name: 
Matt
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Tavares
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2008

Unusual perspectives, both in illustrations and in multiple points of view, provide a kaleidoscopic survey of those who planned, financed, and built the Statue of Liberty, including a child who donated chicken-raising profits.

ABE’S HONEST WORDS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rappaport
Author's First Name: 
Doreen
Illustrator's First Name: 
Kadir
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Nelson
Publisher: 
Hyperion
Publication Date: 
2008

Multiple layers convey Lincoln's impact through quotes, free verse accounts of his life, a chronology, and a list of websites.  Report-writers and curious readers alike will learn much about our sixteenth President's brilliant visionary leadership.

WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST, A REPORTER'S STORY: BLACK SEPTEMBER AND THE YOM KIPPUR WAR

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hampton
Author's First Name: 
Wilborn
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2007

A reporter provides vivid descriptions of his experiences covering Black September and the Yom Kippur War in 1973 for a U.S. wire service. His timely insights guide readers through the continuing conflicts in the Middle East.

WHO WAS FIRST? DISCOVERING THE AMERICAS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Freedman
Author's First Name: 
Russell
Publisher: 
Clarion
Publication Date: 
2007

Before Columbus, explorers from many parts of the world arrived in the Americas. Freedman's clear, readable account suggests that history is an ever-changing landscape.

BLACK AND WHITE AIRMEN: THEIR TRUE HISTORY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Fleischman
Author's First Name: 
John
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2007

Two men, one black and one white, grew up in the same neighborhood and had parallel military careers but never met until they were in their seventies. This true story illuminates both World War II and the nature of race in America.

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