Five questions for Marilyn Nelson
Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson, Front, 13–16 years.
A Wreath for Emmett Till written by Marilyn Nelson, illus. by Philippe Lardy, Houghton, 13–16 years.
Freedom Business: Including a Narrative of the Life & Adventures of Venture, a Native of Africa written by Marilyn Nelson, illus. by Deborah Dancy, Boyds/Wordsong, 13–16 years.
How I Discovered Poetry written by Marilyn Nelson, illus. by Hadley Hooper, Dial, 11–14 years.
Books for Black History Month
March: Book One written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illus. by Nate Powell, Top Shelf, 11–15 years.
The Sittin’ Up by Sheila P. Moses, Putnam, 10–13 years.
When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds, Atheneum, 11–15 years.
Under the Freedom Tree written by Susan VanHecke, illus. by London Ladd, Charlesbridge, 11–15 years.
I can do it myself!
Cub’s Big World written by Sarah L. Thomson, illus. by Joe Cepeda, Harcourt, 2–5 years.
Little Naomi, Little Chick written by Avirama Golan, trans. by Annette Appel, illus. by Raaya Karas, Eerdmans, 2–5 years.
Taking Care of Mama Rabbit by Anita Lobel, Knopf, 2–5 years.
Santiago Stays by Angela Dominguez, Abrams/Abrams Appleseed, 2–5 years.
Fascinating animal facts
Parrots over Puerto Rico written by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore, illus. by Susan L. Roth, Lee & Low, 5–8 years.
How Big Were Dinosaurs? by Lita Judge, Roaring Brook, 5–8 years.
Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives written by Lola M. Schaefer, illus. by Christopher Silas Neal, Chronicle, 5–8 years.
Eat Like a Bear written by April Pulley Sayre, illus. by Steve Jenkins, Holt, 3–7 years.
YA love stories for Valentine’s Day
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson, Viking, 14–17 years.
If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan, Algonquin, 14–17 years.
He Said, She Said by Kwame Alexander, HarperTeen/Amistad, 14–17 years.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, St. Martin’s Griffin, 14–17 years.
These titles were featured in the February 2014 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.