Young, old, disabled, healthy, black, white gather to march on Washington at Lincoln Memorial with Dr. King in this simple story illustrated with pencil outlines on textured colors. Backmatter offers dates and facts about this pivotal period in history.
Charlie Bucktin, 13, unwittingly coaxed into a gruesome crime scene, faces his bookish naiveté and perceptions of truth while questioning his seemingly ordinary family and community. Australian Matt Cowlrick creates eerie calmness, sarcastic acceptance, and desperation to keep the reader clinging and wondering until the very end (12 up).
Frogs eat flies, and six silly stories with simple text for beginning readers with comic-style illustrations introduce a frog staying faithful to its nature. But then frog meets bear, and bear likes tasty frogs. . . .
A boy, girl, and fierce half-man struggle against child soldiers in this companion to Shipbreaker featuring political chaos and the repercussions of global warming. Their hellish war-torn jungle surrounds former Washington, DC.
Fascinated by the ducks in a nearby pond, a little girl recounts their day from dawn to dusk. Mallard duck facts cleverly embedded in these beautifully and accurately-rendered mixed-media illustrations backed with ample white space will delight young animal lovers.
In this coming-of-age novel set in a small Montana town, a recently-orphaned and spirited young woman, Cameron, discovers her homosexuality. When her aunt discovers Cam’s “problem,” she sends Cam to a camp that will “fix” it. Cam’s experiences offer an honest look at a teen’s developing sexual awareness.
After reading John Muir’s book about vanishing forests, Teddy Roosevelt asked Muir to take him camping in Yosemite. Their splendid trip prompted the president to advocate laws saving the wilderness. Pen and watercolor wash exclaim the wideness and wildness found out west.
This gripping, meticulously researched, compassionate recounting of the night the Titantic, a supposedly unsinkable luxury liner, met with disaster includes eyewitness accounts, primary sources, diagrams, and archival photographs. Mark Bramhall's and Peter Altschuler’s audio narration effectively heighten the emotion and drama of this terrible event.
Superb research, a balanced historical perspective, archival photographs, and supporting backmatter make up this insightful study of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover’s maneuvering outside legal parameters had repercussions for many unwitting Americans.
In 1958, 12-year-old Marlee's forbidden friend, fearless Lizzie, helps her find her own voice in concert with the adults around her who have been quietly acquiescent to the battle against integration that closed high schools in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1958. The novel’s verbal power offers a viable alternative for Julia Whelan’s uniquely voiced and perfectly-timed audio narration. (10-14)