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Review of Muhammad Najem, War Reporter: How One Boy Put the Spotlight on Syria

Muhammad Najem, War Reporter: How One Boy Put the Spotlight on Syria by Muhammad Najem and Nora Neus; illus. by Julie Robine; color by Shin-Yeon Moon Intermediate    Little, Brown    320 pp.    g 9/22    978-0-7595-5689-8    $24.99 Paper ed.  978-0-7595-5690-4    $12.99 e-book ed.  978-0-7595-5691-1    $9.99 Muhammad Najem was...
      

Review of The Sky We Shared

The Sky We Shared by Shirley Reva Vernick Intermediate    Cinco Puntos/Lee & Low    256 pp.    g 6/22    978-1-947627-52-9    $22.95 e-book ed.  978-1-947627-54-3    $22.95 Vernick’s absorbing historical World War II novel alternates between the perspectives of two teenage girls: Nellie Doud in Oregon and Tamiko Nakaoka in Japan. Nellie...
      

Ashley Bryan and Jerry Pinkney: Unfettered Artists Sharing Their Talents, Visions, and Joys

Two revered illustrators: Ashley Bryan (left; courtesy of Sandy Campbell) and Jerry Pinkney (right; photo: Robyn Pforr Ryan). Ashley Bryan (1923–2022) and Jerry Pinkney (1939–2021) are two of our most revered illustrators of children’s books. Each was prolific, with more than seventy books for Bryan and over one hundred for...
      

Review of Forever Home: A Dog and Boy Love Story

Forever Home: A Dog and Boy Love Story by Henry Cole; illus. by the author Primary    Scholastic    48 pp.    g 8/22    978-1-338-78404-6    $18.99 Cole’s skill in creating wordless picture books (see, for example, Nesting, rev. 3/20) shines in this engaging story about a boy and a dog that...
      

Review of Copycat: Nature-Inspired Design Around the World

Copycat: Nature-Inspired Design Around the World by Christy Hale; illus. by the author Primary    Lee & Low    40 pp.    g 9/22    978-1-64379-230-9    $20.95 e-book ed.  978-1-64379-474-7    $20.95 Hale (Water Land, rev. 7/18) introduces readers to biomimicry through fifteen examples found in everyday life as well as...
      

Review of Bobby: A Story of Robert F. Kennedy

Bobby: A Story of Robert F. Kennedy by Deborah Wiles; illus. by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Primary, Intermediate    Scholastic    48 pp.    g 9/22    978-0-545-17123-6    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-1-338-78373-5    $11.99 In 1968, a grandfather and grandchild wait for the train carrying the slain Robert F. Kennedy’s body to pass...
      

Review of Three Strike Summer

Three Strike Summer by Skyler Schrempp Intermediate    McElderry    320 pp.    g 8/22    978-1-5344-9914-0    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-1-5344-9916-4    $10.99 Evicted from their Oklahoma farm in the midst of the Dust Bowl, the Willard family strikes out for California looking for work as migrant pickers. Scrappy Gloria Mae, the youngest...
      

The Writer's Page: A Chorus of Storytellers: Mythology and Comics

I’m fond of reminding people that Greek mythology isn’t a compendium of dead narratives about long-dead people and distant places, pulled from a dusty old book or scroll. What we now call Greek mythology is what remains of a past culture’s most sacred beliefs — a collection of living stories,...
      

Review of Patchwork

Patchwork by Matt de la Peña; illus. by Corinna Luyken Primary    Putnam    48 pp.    g 8/22    978-1-9848-1396-1    $18.99 Spanish ed.  978-0-593-53234-8    $18.99 A rhythmic text speaks to an unnamed child in the second person, describing what “we see” and how that trait or characteristic may inform a young...
      

Review of When the Sky Glows

When the Sky Glows by Nell Cross Beckerman; illus. by David Litchfield Primary    Beach Lane/Simon    48 pp.    g 9/22    978-1-5344-5039-4    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-1-5344-5040-0    $10.99 “Around the world, when morning comes…the sky glows.” But it also glows at times beyond sunrise and sunset, as Beckerman explains in four-page...
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