Capitol Choices membership for 2017 is currently being updated. Whether this will be your first year in Capitol Choices or your fifteenth, you need to sign-up! If you would like to be on the Capitol Choices membership list for 2017 (necessary to nominate and vote), please e-mail Darcie Caswell (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, preferred e-mail, and reading group you will be part of. Members from last year, if you find your Capitol Choices website login no longer works, that means you need to e-mail Darcie and re-new!
Noted author Ann Bausum will receive the Children's Book Guild of Washington D.C.'s Non-Fiction Award on Saturday April 29 at a luncheon at Clyde's restaurant. There will be an opportunity to purchase her books and have them signed as well as hear Ann talk about her work. The event is at Clyde's Gallery Place from noon to 3 p.m. . Tickets are $35 and may be ordered through the Guild web site childrensbookguild.org or by mail with a check to the guild c/o Terry Jennings, 1836 Post Oak Trail, Reston, Va. 20191.
Please note that three of our exceptional members are on the ALSC section of the American Library Association Ballot that should have been received by all ALA members. Kathie Meizer is on the ballot for ALSC Board, Theresa Cain is on the ballot for the Caldecott Committee and Sandra Eklund is on the ballot for the Newbery Committee.
From 1892 through 1940, over a million Asian immigrants passed through Angel Island, an immigration station off the California coast where they carved their stories on the walls. Freedman uses primary sources to retell their stories of struggle against racism and anti-immigration.
A new version of the Yiddish folk tale in exhilarating repetitive rhyme joyfully portrays the events in a life of a new immigrant to America. Lively, sharp illustrations enhance and extend the text for the careful reader.
After her father’s assassination in a bloody coup, 15-year-old Laila must adapt to American life and reconcile her memories of privilege with an opposing worldview. An afterword by the author, a former undercover CIA agent, follows Siman and Benard’s expert narration of the story.
The last lines of Emma Lazarus’s poem about the plight of immigrants written for the campaign to fund the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty now grace a plaque at the statue’s entrance. Watercolors contrast scenes of Emma’s upper-class New York with those of newly-arrived immigrants.