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Seven to Ten

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THE FIRST STEP: HOW ONE GIRL PUT SEGREGATION ON TRIAL

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Goodman
Author's First Name: 
Susan E.
Illustrator's First Name: 
E.B.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Lewis
Publisher: 
Bloomsbury
Publication Month: 
January
Publication Date: 
2016

 Sarah Roberts’ father sued the city of Boston for her right to go to school and paved the way toward school integration in America in this true story.  

WHEN GREEN BECOMES TOMATOES: POEMS FOR ALL SEASONS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Fogliano
Author's First Name: 
Julie
Illustrator's First Name: 
Julie
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Morstad
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Simple joys of the natural world are captured in delicate illustrations and childlike poems that find inspiration in clouds, sunshine and sweater weather from spring through the seasons and back to spring again. 

GEORGE

George
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gino
Author's First Name: 
Alex
Publisher: 
Scholastic Press
Publication Date: 
2015

 Fourth-grader Melissa is a girl, but her family, friends, and school community know her as George, a boy. The third-person narrator’s use of feminine pronouns throughout lends a tone of authenticity and compassion to Melissa’s coming out experience.

THE WHISPER

Fox and girl reading the book
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Zagarenski
Author's First Name: 
Pamela
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2015

 A young reader overcomes the disappointment she feels upon discovering a special book from her teacher is wordless when a “whisper” tells her to imagine the words. Beautiful mixed media artwork sparks the imagination and magic of story.

THE HOUSE THAT JANE BUILT: A STORY ABOUT JANE ADDAMS

Cover Image of the House that Jane Built
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stone
Author's First Name: 
Tanya Lee
Illustrator's First Name: 
Kathryn
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Brown
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Christy Ottaviano/Holt)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Jane Addams wanted to " to fix the world" and she grew up to win a Nobel Peace Prize trying to do exactly that. Pen and ink illustratons accompany the story of Jane’s innovative efforts to help the poor with food, clothes and education.

FUNNY BONES: POSADA AND HIS DAY OF THE DEAD CALAVERAS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Tonatiuh
Author's First Name: 
Duncan
Illustrator's First Name: 
Duncan
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Tonatiuh
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2015

Over a hundred years ago, Mexican printmaker José Posada popularized the calaveras—skull images—now popular around the world. The illustrations mix Tonatiuh’s signature style inspired by ancient Mexican art with original Posada prints.

FLUTTER AND HUM / ALETEO Y ZUMBIDO

Flutter and Hum / Aleteo y Zumbido: Animal Poems / Poemas de Animales
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Paschkis
Author's First Name: 
Julie
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Henry Holt)
Publication Date: 
2015

 14 playful poems about animals appear side by side in English and Spanish. These are not always direct translations, but have similar senses and are connected and surrounded by boldly colored gouache illustrations.

UNUSUAL CHICKENS FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL POULTY FARMER

Cover image of the book
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Jones
Author's First Name: 
Kelly
Illustrator's First Name: 
Katie
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Kath
Publisher: 
Penguin (Knopf/ Random House)
Publication Date: 
2015

 When Sophie’s non-farmer parents move to a farm, Sophie triumphs in dealing with chickens, racial issues, economic stress, and her own self awareness with humor and panache.

POET: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF GEORGE MOSES HORTON

George Nises Horton Poet
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Tate
Author's First Name: 
Don
Publisher: 
Peachtree
Publication Date: 
2015

 Mixed media artwork with simple lines and soft colors perfectly illustrates the extraordinary story of George Moses Horton, a slave in North Carolina, who taught himself to read and became a successful poet.

THE ONLY CHILD

Cover of: The Only Child
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Guojing
Publisher: 
Penguin (Schwartz & Wade/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2015

 A young Chinese child is guided by a deer, transported through clouds to the Arctic and into the belly of a whale before returning home in this wordless adventure in soft pencil drawings and graphic panels.

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