Five questions for Don Mitchell
Liftoff: A Photobiography of John Glenn by Don Mitchell, National Geographic, 9–12 years.
Driven: A Photobiography of Henry Ford by Don Mitchell, National Geographic, 9–12 years.
Freedom Summer Murders by Don Mitchell, Scholastic, 14–17 years.
Freedom Summer and Black History
Freedom Summer written by Deborah Wiles, illus. by Jerome Lagarrigue, Atheneum, 5–8 years.
Countdown by Deborah Wiles, Scholastic, 10–14 years.
Revolution by Deborah Wiles, Scholastic, 10–14 years.
Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi by Susan Goldman Rubin, Holiday, 11–15 years.
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin, Roaring Brook, 11–15 years.
A Volcano Beneath the Snow: John Brown’s War Against Slavery by Albert Marrin, Knopf, 11–15 years.
Boundaries: How the Mason-Dixon Line Settled a Family Feud & Divided a Nation by Sally Walker, Candlewick, 11–15 years.
To sleep, perchance to dream
The Big Book of Slumber written by Giovanna Zoboli, illus. by Simona Mulazzani, Eerdmans, 2–5 years.
The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara, Roaring Brook, 2–5 years.
Hannah’s Night by Komako Sakai, Gecko, 2–5 years.
Thank You, Octopus by Darren Farrell, Dial, 3–6 years.
To infinity and beyond!
Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight written by Wendy Mass and Michael Brawer, illus. by Elise Gravel, Little, Brown, 6–10 years.
Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn written by Greg Leitich Smith, illus. by Andrew Arnold, Roaring Brook, 6–10 years.
Tesla’s Attic [Accelerati Trilogy] by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman, Disney-Hyperion, 8–11 years.
The Summer Experiment by Cathie Pelletier, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 8–11 years.
Graphic novels for middle schoolers
Gaijin: American Prisoner of War by Matt Faulkner, Disney Hyperion, 11–14 years.
This One Summer written by Mariko Tamaki, illus. by Jillian Tamaki, First Second/Roaring Brook, 11–14 years.
Cleopatra in Space: Target Practice by Mike Maihack, Graphix/Scholastic, 11–14 years.
The Shadow Hero written by Gene Luen Yang, illus. by Sonny Liew, First Second/Roaring Brook, 11–14 years.
These titles were featured in the June 2014 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.