Ten to Fourteen, 2010 List
Filled with humor and love, this refreshing slice of small town teen life captures the uncertainty and newfound confidence of 14-year-old Austin Gray as she sets out to redefine herself and no longer be a spectator on the sidelines.
Photos, engravings, and lively text describe Abraham Lincoln’s enthusiasm for new technology and, chapter by chapter, how he used each invention and the concept of total war, to win America’s Civil War in the 1860s.
This carefully crafted novel in verse poignantly portrays Matt, the son of an American soldier and Vietnamese woman, struggling to reconcile his comfortable American life, with issues the 1977 Vietnamese War has raised.
The voices of independent Zoe, who has just moved in with her eccentric uncle, and a feral cat who roams their woods, create a verbal diptych of trust. Charming black and white illustrations of the cat are sprinkled throughout.
A detailed, mission-by-mission description of the entire Apollo program from its conception in 1961 through its conclusion in 1973, captures young readers with its album-like format and oil paint illustrations by astronaut Alan Bean.
Legendary showman P.T. Barnum, master of the "humbug" and flamboyant hoax, comes to life in an eminently entertaining and fascinating biography filled with photographs, engravings, and period illustrations.
A collection of over 100 poems invites readers to marvel at the natural world and wonder at the shared ancestry of all living things. An audio CD plus clever poem pairings make this perfect for family sharing.
Claudette Colvin, just a teenager in 1955, was the first African-American to refuse to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus—an act of courage that changed her life and helped to change the world.
Calpurnia Tate, a 12 year old Texas girl more interested in natural than domestic science, crosses the threshold from girlhood to young womanhood in 1899, when she receives from her grandfather a life-changing copy of Darwin's newly published Origin of the Species.