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.
Her mother’s mental illness, a friend’s cancer, and her own dyslexia don’t keep 12-year-old Addie from looking on the bright side of life even though home is a trailer and she misses her stepfather and two younger sisters.
As 17-year-old Helmuth Hubener awaits the executioner, he recalls the actions that led to his death sentence: listening to English language radio and spreading pamphlets in Nazi Germany in the early 1940s.
Deaf and blind from the age of three, Laura Bridgman's education in the 1840's laid the foundation for Helen Keller's successes some 50 years later. One of the co-authors of this fascinating biography is blind and partially deaf herself.
What can one person do? This inspirational picture book biography answers that question by showing how Wangari Maathai, recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, led others to plant three million trees and reforest the arid soil of Kenya.
A talking chicken, a thieving fox, a new baby, and a 10-year-old boy star in this bucolic romp enlivened by agreeable old-fashioned pencil drawings that convey Josh's concern and affection for his world.