On April 27 at 7 p.m. in the Bethesda Library members of Capitol Choices, a local organization that annually creates a list of best audios and books for the current year for ages 0-14 and up, will present a few materials from our 2015 list using our discussion criteria, preview a few materials that have been nominated for our 2016 list and hold small book group discussions.
The winner of this year's Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamiltion Award for Lifetime Achievement, Deborah Tayor, is a long-time member of Capitol Choices, serving on its Executive Board and offering her wisdom during discussions of titles nominated for possible inclusion on the annual Capitol Choices List of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens. Members of Capitol Choices, delighted that she has received this most-deserved recognition, celebrated with her at today's meeting to start the new year.
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.
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.
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.