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A BOY CALLED DICKENS

Boy Called Dickens
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hopkinson
Author's First Name: 
Deborah
Illustrator's First Name: 
John
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Hendrix
Publisher: 
Schwartz & Wade
Publication Date: 
2012

This fictionalized look at Dickens’ year working in Warren’s blacking factory offers understanding about the writer’s unhappy childhood. Imagined characters from his future work swirl in dreamy flows of muted greens and blues through Hendrix’s complex graphite, pen-and-ink, and acrylic illustrations.

BORROWED NAMES: POEMS ABOUT LAURA INGALLS WILDER, MADAM C.J. WALKER, MARIE CURIE, AND THEIR DAUGHTERS

BORROWED NAMES
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Atkins
Author's First Name: 
Jeannine
Publisher: 
Henry Holt
Publication Date: 
2010

Poems about three very different women born in 1867 who defied the rules of their time—Laura Ingalls Wilder,  Madame C. J. Walker, and  Marie Curie—explore their special and sometimes difficult relationships with their daughters—Rose Wilder Lane, A’Lelia Walker, and Irène Joliot-Curie.   

THE DREAMER

THE DREAMER
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Ryan
Author's First Name: 
Pam Muñoz
Illustrator's First Name: 
Peter
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Sís
Publisher: 
Scholastic
Publication Date: 
2010

Poetic language and magical illustrations combine in this fictional biography that captures the wonder, passion, and pain of Pablo Neruda’s early life. Printed in Neruda’s signature green ink, the beautifully crafted book includes representative poems, author notes, and sources.

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