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Review of Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion

Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion by Shannon Stocker; illus. by Devon HolzwarthPrimary, Intermediate    Dial    40 pp.    g4/22    978-0-593-10969-4    $17.99e-book ed.  978-0-593-10970-0    $10.99Evelyn Glennie grew up 1960s Scotland surrounded by music: her mother played the organ and her father played the accordion. By the age of eight,...

Review of Climb On!

Climb On! by Baptiste Paul; illus. by Jacqueline AlcántaraPrimary    NorthSouth    32 pp.  g3/22    978-0-7358-4481-0    $18.95It’s a beautiful morning, and even though Dad just wants to watch futbol, his full-of-energy daughter reminds him that he promised to go on a hike with her. “Annou ale! Off we go!” to the “tippy...

Review of Can Bears Ski?

Can Bears Ski? by Raymond Antrobus; illus. by Polly Dunbar Primary    Candlewick    40 pp.    g 11/20    978-1-5362-1266-2    $16.99 Bear’s home is loud — full of Dad Bear’s rumbling, shaking, and trembling — and our protagonist enjoys the commotion. Perplexingly, though, Dad and everyone else seems to keep asking, “Can bears...

Review of The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard; illus. by Oge Mora Primary    Schwartz & Wade/Random    40 pp.    g 1/20    978-1-5247-6828-7    $17.99 Library ed.  978-1-5247-6829-4    $20.99 e-book ed.  978-1-5247-6830-0    $10.99 As an enslaved child on an Alabama plantation, Mary Walker would look up at the...

Review of Thurgood

Thurgood by Jonah Winter; illus. by Bryan Collier Primary    Schwartz & Wade/Random    40 pp. 9/19    978-1-5247-6533-0    $17.99 Library ed.  978-1-5247-6534-7    $20.99 e-book ed.  978-1-5247-6535-4    $.10.99 Thurgood Marshall (1908–1993) — who grew up to “change the law of the land” — was a skilled debater and orator from a young age....

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