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EYES OF THE WORLD; ROBERT CAPA, GERDA TARO AND THE INENTION OF MODERN PHOTOJOURNALISM

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Aronson
Author's First Name: 
Marc
Second Author's First Name: 
Marina
Second Author's Last Name: 
Budhos
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Henry Holt)
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
The authors, a husband and wife team, bring to this book about the "partnership" of two people whose lives and work are deeply entwined a sense of what collaboration is all about and how it impacts relationships and identities. The book looks at the influence both subjects had on the world of photography, how they attempted to sway the public about international events and the risks they took to tell the events that took place before their eyes. The Spanish Civil War is an important subject in this book as is the impact of photojournalism. It is also a strong depiction of a woman who would not be deterred and while a companion of a talented man, developed her own talent and insisted on her own work and recognition. A book with broad appeal and lots to excite further exploration. (Ten to Fourteen)

GORDON PARKS: HOW THE PHOTOGRAPHER CAPTURED BLACK AND WHITE AMERICA

Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Weatherford
Author's First Name: 
Carole Boston
Illustrator's First Name: 
Jamey
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Christoph
Publisher: 
Albert Whitman
Publication Date: 
2015
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

Gordon Parks is a biography about his early life and how he came across the field of photography. The pictures are excellent and are paired with simple sentences great for early grade nonfiction. The pictures are very realistic, and in my opinion the pictures could stand alone. Ages 7-10 Nominated by Stephanie Jarvais

GLORY O'BRIEN'S HISTORY OF THE FUTURE

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
King
Author's First Name: 
A. S.
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2014

When Glory and her friend Ellie develop an ability to see the past and future of others, their visions reveal a disturbing world at war and women’s freedom in the balance.

CURVEBALL: THE YEAR I LOST MY GRIP [AUDIO]

Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Sonnenblick
Author's First Name: 
Jordan
Narrator's First Name: 
Luke
Narrator's Last Name: 
Daniels
Publisher: 
Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: 
2012

Peter Friedman keeps secrets from his friends and families. He will never pitch again, his grandfather’s Alzheimer’s is quickly worsening, and he has a crush on a girl. Fluctuating between accentuated, funny dialogue and straightforward narration, Luke Daniels adeptly expresses the personalities and passions of characters experiencing both life’s losses and gains. (12 up)

I AM J

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Beam
Author's First Name: 
Cris
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2011

Born in a girl's body, J knows he’s a guy, but even his parents and best friend can't see him for who he really is. In this nuanced portrait, J's search for self includes attending an LGBT-oriented school and investigating gender-reassignment. LGBT resources list appended.

 
 
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