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Reviews of the 2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Nonfiction Award Winner and Honor Books

Nonfiction WinnerThis Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equalityby Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie LevyIntermediate, Middle School    Bloomsbury    311 pp.    g1/19    978-1-68119-852-1    $17.99e-book ed.  978-1-68119-853-8    $12.59 In 1956 in the small town of Clinton, Tennessee, twelve African American students integrated the all-white high school. Jo Ann...
      

Review of I Am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon

I Am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroonby Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul; illus. by Elizabeth ZunonPrimary    Millbrook    40 pp.    g2/19    978-1-5124-4914-3    $19.99e-book ed.  978-1-5415-4380-5    $19.99 Even as a young child Tantoh Nforba loves the rich soils of his native northwestern Cameroon, earning the nickname “Farmer” from his mocking classmates;...
      

Review of The Bridge Home

The Bridge Home by Padma VenkatramanIntermediate, Middle School    Paulsen/Penguin    194 pp.    g2/19    978-1-5247-3811-2    $16.99 In a drunken rage, the father of eleven-year-old narrator Viji breaks her mother’s arm. Viji decides, “If I wanted a better future, I needed to change the life we had. Now.” The next morning, she and her sister...
      

Review of Meet Miss Fancy

Meet Miss Fancyby Irene Latham; illus. by John HolyfieldPrimary    Putnam    32 pp.    g1/19    978-0-399-54668-6    $17.99 Frank (an African American boy who looks to be about ten years old) already loves elephants, with “their flip-flap ears, their tree-stump feet and their swish-swish tails,” so when he hears that a circus elephant named...
      

Review of Let ’Er Buck!: George Fletcher, the People’s Champion

Let ’Er Buck!: George Fletcher, the People’s Championby Vaunda Micheaux Nelson; illus. by Gordon C. JamesPrimary, Intermediate    Carolrhoda    40 pp.    g2/19    978-1-5124-9808-0    $18.99e-book ed.  978-1-5145-4180-1    $18.99Nelson (Bad News for Outlaws, rev. 11/09) returns to the Old West for this engrossing picture-book biography of African American cowboy and bronc buster George...
      

Review of Duck & Goose: A Gift for Goose

Duck & Goose: A Gift for Goose [Step into Reading]by Tad Hills; illus. by the authorPrimary    Schwartz & Wade/Random    32 pp.1/19    978-0-525-64490-3    $4.99    Library ed.  978-0-525-64491-0    $12.99    e-book ed.  978-0-525-64492-7    $4.99 For certain kids, the box can be the best part of a gift — especially when it’s as enticing as the one Duck...
      

Review of Undocumented: A Worker's Fight

Undocumented: A Worker’s Fightby Duncan Tonatiuh; illus. by the authorMiddle School, High School    Abrams ComicArts    24 pp. 8/18    978-1-4197-2854-9   $19.99 “You don’t know our names but you’ve seen us.” The accompanying illustration is of Juan, an undocumented immigrant, with one hand raised in a fist and the other holding a megaphone from which...
      

Review of Just Right: Searching for the Goldilocks Planet

Just Right: Searching for the Goldilocks Planetby Curtis Manley; illus. by Jessica LananPrimary    Roaring Brook    48 pp.1/19    978-1-250-15533-7    $18.99 The ever-fascinating idea that there may be life on other planets drives this smart discussion of the major advances in astronomy that have led to the discovery of exoplanets (officially, “extrasolar planets”), along...
      

Review of New Kid

New Kidby Jerry Craft; illus. by the authorIntermediate, Middle School    Harper/HarperCollins    249 pp.    g2/19    978-0-06-269120-0    $21.99    Paper ed.  978-0-06-269119-4    $12.99    e-book ed.  978-0-06-269121-7    $10.99 Craft’s engaging graphic novel follows Jordan Banks (an African American seventh grader from Washington Heights) through his first year at the prestigious Riverdale Academy Day School (RAD). Jordan has...
      

Review of Hands Up!

Hands Up!by Breanna J. McDaniel; illus. by Shane W. EvansPreschool, Primary    Dial    32 pp.    g1/19    978-0-525-55231-4    $17.99 In this affirmation of self-love for children of color, an exuberant brown-skinned girl recounts many situations in which she puts her “hands up”: playing peek-a-boo as a very young child, then, as she gets...

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