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SEPARATE IS NEVER EQUAL: SYLVIA MENDEZ & HER FAMILY'S FIGHT FOR DESEGREGATION

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Tonatiuh
Author's First Name: 
Duncan
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2014

Tonatiuh highlights the Latino-American struggle for equality and integration through this incredibly accessible retelling of Sylvia Menez’s school experiences.  His unique illustrations add rich and compelling texture to the story.

NO MONKEYS, NO CHOCOLATE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stewart
Author's First Name: 
Melissa
Second Author's First Name: 
Allen
Second Author's Last Name: 
Young
Illustrator's First Name: 
Nicole
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Wong
Publisher: 
Charlesbridge
Publication Date: 
2013

What do midges, maggots, lizards, fungi, and monkeys have to do with a favorite chocolate bar? Ink and warm watercolor images featuring bookworms watching and commenting on the action reveal that without them, chocolate could not exist.

 

WHEN THE BEAT WAS BORN: DJ KOOL HERC AND THE CREATION OF HIP HOP

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hill
Author's First Name: 
Laban Carrick
Illustrator's First Name: 
Theodore
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Taylor III
Publisher: 
Roaring Brook
Publication Date: 
2013

Bright, stylized illustrations show young Jamaican Clive’s passion for music. He moved to New York’s Bronx and transformed into DJ Kool Herc by using two turntables to play hip-hop breaks for adoring street dancers, thereby creating a new American music form.

WORDS WITH WINGS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Grimes
Author's First Name: 
Nikki
Publisher: 
Wordsong
Publication Date: 
2013

Short free-verse chapters capture Gabby’s anguish with her parents’ separation, her new school, and wanting an understanding friend. Her daydreaming damages study, but a thoughtful teacher’s guidance reveals to her the beauty of words and wonders in writing. 

DEEP IN THE SAHARA

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Cunnane
Author's First Name: 
Kelly
Illustrator's First Name: 
Hoda
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Hadadi
Publisher: 
Schwartz & Wade
Publication Date: 
2013

Vividly-colored collages show graceful Mauritanian women wearing the lovely malafas that Laila desperately wants.

BATTLE BUNNY

Battle Bunny
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Scieszka
Author's First Name: 
Jon
Second Author's First Name: 
Mac
Second Author's Last Name: 
Barnett
Illustrator's First Name: 
Matthew
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Myers
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster BFYR
Publication Date: 
2013

When Alex receives a bunny book on his birthday, he alters the text and transforms the illustrations in oil paint with his pencil. In his newly chaotic world, he becomes a hero by stopping Battle Bunny‘s evil plan to destroy the forest.

 

JOURNEY

Girl in a red boat approaching a castle
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Becker
Author's First Name: 
Aaron
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2013

Looking for excitement, a young girl selects a red marker and draws her way into a magical adventure. This wordless book of lovely pen and ink drawings combined with luminous watercolors creates a rich and exotic fantasy.

AFRICA IS MY HOME: A CHILD OF THE AMISTAD

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Edinger
Author's First Name: 
Monica
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Month: 
October
Publication Date: 
2013

Intricate ink-outlined watercolors complement this carefully-researched fictional autobiography of Sarah Margru Kinson, captured at nine in West Africa and forced to sail on the Amistad. Her chronicle reveals terror, fear, and loneliness eventually evolving into education and hope. 

THE BOY WHO LOVED MATH: THE IMPROBABLE LIFE OF PAUL ERDÖS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Heiligman
Author's First Name: 
Deborah
Illustrator's First Name: 
LeUyen
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Pham
Publisher: 
Roaring Brook
Publication Date: 
2013

Colorfully appealing illustrations filled with numbers and puzzles depict the life of an eccentric but brilliant Hungarian, Paul Erdös. Although he could not butter his bread, he traveled the world unselfishly helping others solve the most challenging mathematical problems.

 

 

ROOFTOPPERS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rundell
Author's First Name: 
Katherine
Illustrator's First Name: 
Terry
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Fan
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster BFYR
Publication Date: 
2013

Charles discovers one-year-old shipwrecked Sophie floating in a cello case. As her guardian, he teaches her to “never ignore a possibility.” When Sophie is twelve, authorities threaten their London life, and they flee to Paris, searching for her mother.

 

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