Nominations for the December 20 Capitol Choices agenda will be due at 11:59 PM on Thursday, December 12. Nominations for the 2014 List will still be accepted for the January 17 meeting as long as the books were published in 2013. The last date for any nominations of 2013 books will be on January 9, 2014.
Inside a juvenile detention center, Devon slowly comes to understand that she has given birth to a baby and abandoned it in a dumpster. How she has deceived herself and how she will atone for her actions creates a surprising psychological journey.
When Carter enters high school, girls, sports and academics are all mysterious. Carter’s inane choices elicit laugh-out-loud repsonses from both readers and his savvy older sister as she tries to change him from clueless to clever.
Two teens find themselves in the heat of battle as World War I is recreated as a struggle between the Clankers, an army relying on incredible war machines, and the Darwinists, who employ fantastic creatures. This exciting, adventure story is brought vividly to life by Thompson’s illustrations.
The excavation work of forensic anthropologists is meticulously chronicled with photographs, diagrams, and period documents as the secrets of colonial-era burial sites are uncovered, offering up clues and insights into lives of the past.
Budding naturalists accompany Dr. Tyrone Hayes as he and his students, called the "Frog Squad", conduct research into the effects of pesticides on frog development. A lively narrative and vivid photographs convey the joy of scientific research.
Step by step, young readers learn how scientific research placed a 1974 fossil hominid into the family of man and his ancestors. Extensive research, clear organization, and intriguing graphics contribute to an accessible introduction to the mystery of human origins.
Paying attention to the smallest of details about inner city life and the biggest of concepts about mind and matter, this multi-layered mystery centers around the strength and fragility of friendship, the power of a book, the imperfections that we all embody and the lasting nature of love.
Two men best remembered for their deadly duel lived remarkably intertwined lives in military service, business dealings, and political intrigue. This short book, told in alternating sections, provides lesser known details about their parallel careers.