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ABSOLUTELY ALMOST

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Graff
Author's First Name: 
Lisa
Publisher: 
Philomel
Publication Date: 
2014

Ten year old Albie is kind and thoughtful but has never been the best at anything in school as his parents desire him to be. His new nanny, Calista helps him recognize his strengths and accept himself.

THIS ONE SUMMER

This one summer cover
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Tamaki
Author's First Name: 
Mariko
Second Author's First Name: 
Tamaki
Second Author's Last Name: 
Jillian
Publisher: 
First Second
Publication Date: 
2015

The adult world of worries and challenges seems closer than ever this year as Rose and her younger friend Windy reconnect at their summer homes by the sea. A moving, often funny, graphic novel.

THE PILOT AND THE LITTLE PRINCE: THE LIFE OF ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY

Cover of: THE PILOT AND THE LITTLE PRINCE
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Sis
Author's First Name: 
Peter
Publisher: 
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication Date: 
2014

The poet and pioneer aviator who was the author of The Little Prince was himself a young, romantic, wealthy and well-connected adventurer. His lifelong pursuit of wind and stars makes him a fascinating subject for the richly evocative art in this biographical portrait.

LOST GIRL FOUND

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bassoff
Author's First Name: 
Leah
Second Author's First Name: 
Laura
Second Author's Last Name: 
DeLuca
Publisher: 
Groundwood
Publication Date: 
2014

Poni, one of the Lost Girls of the Sudan, flees her bombed out village for a refugee camp as others die around her, then must flee the camp or face a forced marriage. She finds shelter and a chance for education in a Nairobi convent. All royalties from this title donated to Africare.org.

FREEDOM SUMMER: THE 1964 STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS IN MISSISSIPPI

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rubin
Author's First Name: 
Susan Goldman
Publisher: 
Holiday House
Publication Date: 
2014

The murder of three courageous, idealistic student volunteers while working to register black voters in Mississippi in the face of violent resistance is presented through a compelling narrative accompanied by photographs and documents bringing the Civil Rights struggle into focus.

THE CROSSOVER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Alexander
Author's First Name: 
Kwame
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Date: 
2014

Twins Josh and and JB inherited their basketball skills from their dad, who played professionally before his health forced him off the court. Poems ranging from free verse to hip-hop rhymes by turns propel the plot and moderate the cadence of the storytelling in this tale of love, basketball, music, and family.

THE PORT CHICAGO 50: DISASTER, MUTINY, AND THE FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Sheinkin
Author's First Name: 
Steve
Publisher: 
Roaring Brook
Publication Date: 
2014

A 1944 munitions explosion at Port Chicago caused mass casualties among primarily African-American sailors, fifty of whom were convicted of mutiny for refusing to return to work. Sheinkin’s meticulously researched narrative and gripping primary sources unveil institutional racism and unjust—and illegal—treatment of African-Americans during WWII.

SILVER PEOPLE: VOICES FROM THE PANAMA CANAL

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Engle
Author's First Name: 
Margarita
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Date: 
2014

Free verse voices of young Mateo from Cuba, justice-seeking Henry from Jamaica, and beautiful Anita and the flora, fauna and creatures of “The Land of Many Butterflies,” express the struggles attendant on the building of the Panama Canal.

WEST OF THE MOON

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Preus
Author's First Name: 
Margi
Publisher: 
Amulet
Publication Date: 
2014

Daring Astri rescues herself and a mysterious companion from a cruel “goatman” before leading her sister through the Norwegian mountainside and a boat to America. This suspenseful adventure fuses 19th century folk tales with thorny questions of morality in desperation.

IMPRISONED: THE BETRAYAL OF JAPANESE AMERICANS DURING WORLD WAR II

Imprisoned
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Sandler
Author's First Name: 
Martin W.
Publisher: 
Walker
Publication Date: 
2013

Photographs and first-person accounts accompany this compelling narrative about the unjust internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Additional stories depict the ways Japanese Americans helped win the war and the enduring effects of internment on contemporary society.

 

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