Books mentioned in February 2012 Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Rick Bowers
Superman Versus the Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate by Rick Bowers, National Geographic, 12 years and up.

Race relations
Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network That Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement by Rick Bowers, National Geographic, 12 years and up.
Black & White: The Confrontation Between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene “Bull” Connor
by Larry Dane Brimner, Boyds Mills, 12 years and up.
Best Shot in the West: The Adventures of Nat Love
written by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack Jr., illus. by Randy DuBurke, Chronicle, 10 years and up.

Nonfiction for primary-age readers
Secrets of the Garden: Food Chains and the
Food Web in Our Backyard written by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, illus. by Priscilla Lamont, Knopf, 5–8 years.
North: The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration
written by Nick Dowson, illus. by Patrick Benson, Candlewick, 7–10 years.
Talk, Talk, Squawk!: A Human’s Guide to Animal Communication
written by Nicola Davies, illus. by Neal Layton, Candlewick, 7–10 years.
Billions of Years, Amazing Changes: The Story of Evolution
written by Laurence Pringle, illus. by Steve Jenkins, Boyds Mills, 9–12 years

Chapter books you’ve been waiting for
Ivy + Bean: No News Is Good News
written by Annie Barrows, illus. by Sophie Blackall, Chronicle, 6–9 years.
Gooney Bird on the Map
written by Lois Lowry, illus. by Middy Thomas, Houghton, 6–9 years.
Friends:  Snake and Lizard
written by Joy Cowley, illus. by Gavin Bishop, Gecko, 7–10 years.
Kindred Souls
by Patricia MacLachlan, Tegen/HarperCollins, 7–10 years.

Young (adult) love
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
by Jennifer E. Smith, Poppy/Little, 14 years and up.
Why We Broke Up
written by Daniel Handler; illus. by Maira Kalman, Little, 14 years and up.
The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green, Dutton, 14 years and up.
Brooklyn, Burning
by Steve Brezenoff, Carolrhoda Lab, 14 years and up.

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