Coy, John Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game Gr. K–3 32 pp. Carolrhoda Illustrated by Randy DuBurke. Coy tells the dramatic story of an illegal, secret basketball game in Jim Crow–era North Carolina between the white Duke University Medical School team and the black North Carolina College of Negroes team. The succinct narrative […]
Bringing books and people together.
During our last class on November 30, students will meet in mock award groups. At the first class, we formed five award committees based on students’ personal preferences. We’ve got a Geisel committee, a Sibert committee, and three Caldecott committees. Each student nominated one or two 2016 books which they will present to their group […]
Native American Heritage Month Behnke, Alison A Timeline History of the Trail of Tears [Timeline Trackers: Westward Expansion series] Gr. K–3 48 pp. Lerner 2015 Library binding ISBN 978-1-4677-8582-2 Paperback ISBN 978-1-4677-8640-9 Ebook ISBN 978-1-4677-8641-6 Peoples of North America series Bodden, Valerie Apache Gr. 4–6 48 pp. Creative Education 2015 Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-550-4 Paperback […]
Deans, Karen Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm Gr. K–3 32 pp. Holiday Illustrated by Joe Cepeda. This book recounts the highs (performing for soldiers overseas) and lows (dealing with Jim Crow laws in the South) for the Sweethearts, an all-female jazz band started in 1939 at a school for African […]
Cain, Susan Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts Gr. 4–6 259 pp. Dial Illustrated by Grant Snider. With Gregory Mone and Erica Moroz. This distillation of the concepts in Cain’s adult book Quiet focuses on situations likely to affect kids and teens, with anecdotes from young introverts. Quiet Power discusses the challenges of introversion […]
Braun, Eric Loretta Lynch: First African American Woman Attorney General Gr. 4–6 48 pp. Lerner Roland, James Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Iconic Supreme Court Justice Gr. 4–6 48 pp. Lerner Gateway Biographies series. Two high-achieving women are portrayed fairly, with equal attention paid to their personal and professional lives. Ginsburg’s story spans her childhood in Brooklyn […]
Coy, John Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land Gr. K–3, 4–6, middle school 32 pp. Carolrhoda Photographs by Wing Young Huie. A short poetic text focuses on both the difficulties and rewards of immigrant life. Poignant black-and-white and color photos, taken over thirty years in Huie’s home state of Minnesota […]