Nominations for the December 20 Capitol Choices agenda will be due at 11:59 PM on Thursday, December 12. Nominations for the 2014 List will still be accepted for the January 17 meeting as long as the books were published in 2013. The last date for any nominations of 2013 books will be on January 9, 2014.
Claudette Colvin, just a teenager in 1955, was the first African-American to refuse to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus—an act of courage that changed her life and helped to change the world.
Legendary showman P.T. Barnum, master of the "humbug" and flamboyant hoax, comes to life in an eminently entertaining and fascinating biography filled with photographs, engravings, and period illustrations.
Photos, engravings, and lively text describe Abraham Lincoln’s enthusiasm for new technology and, chapter by chapter, how he used each invention and the concept of total war, to win America’s Civil War in the 1860s.
A quiet, lonely girl grows into a woman who finds her voice and uses it to benefit those who could not speak for themselves. Striking illustrations and a sparse text combined with quotations provide a portrait of the woman who became “First Lady to the World”.
Guns and outlaws may crowd the pages of this book, but the true story of a former slave, crack shot, and wily lawman is the stuff of legends. Text that reads like a tall tale and dramatic paintings provide an exciting picture of the life of an unsung hero of the American West.
Close-up photographs and a clear, simple text that is appropriate for newly independent readers chronicles one season in the life of a pair of Eastern Bluebirds and their five babies. Back matter includes information about attracting and supporting Bluebirds.
Torn and cut paper collages and playful alliterative warnings (“Never bother a blue-ringed octopus”) introduce animals that use claws, teeth, spines and venom to protect themselves. Extra information will lure older readers.
Torn and cut paper collages and playful alliterative warnings introduce animals that use claws, teeth, spines and venom to protect themselves. Extra information will lure older readers.
Readers plunge the ocean’s surface to reach the darkness of nearly 36,000 feet and meet 50 sea creatures along the way. Cut-paper collages and surprising information offer a fascinating glimpse of this little-known part of the natural world.
Exquisitely detailed and stunningly realistic illustrations combine with a lyrical text to capture the complexity of life within this unique, yet diminishing, ecosystem, whose resources are threatened by ever encroaching human development.
Spare text and stunning watercolors in an oversized format convey the extraordinary effort it took to send men to the moon. The familiar moon in Earth's sky frames a story that contrasts the cramped interior of the rockets with the vastness of space.