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Review of What Do You Do with a Voice like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan

What Do You Do with a Voice like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan by Chris Barton; illus. by Ekua Holmes Primary, Intermediate    Beach Lane/Simon    48 pp. 9/18    978-1-4814-6561-8    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-1-4814-6562-5    $10.99 This large book, with its lush, vivid, mixed-media illustrations, makes an artistic statement as bold as groundbreaking African American […]

Review of We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson; illus. by various artists Intermediate, Middle School    Crown    88 pp. 9/18    978-0-525-58042-3    $18.99 Library ed.  978-0-525-58043-0    $21.99 e-book ed.  978-0-525-58044-7    $10.99 The Hudsons (founders of Just Us Books) created this timely and powerful anthology to help young people face […]

Review of Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America

Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow Intermediate, Middle School    Calkins Creek/Boyds Mills    142 pp. 8/18    978-1-62979-776-2    $18.95 e-book ed.  978-1-68437-143-3    $9.99 In 1938, on the night before Halloween, an American radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, H. G. Wells’s […]

No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas

No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas by Tonya Bolden; illus. by Don Tate Primary, Intermediate    Knopf    40 pp.    g 10/18    978-0-385-75276-3    $17.99 Library ed.  978-0-385-75277-0    $20.99 e-book ed.  978-0-385-75278-7    $10.99 This informational picture book spotlights the life, work, and legacy of African American farmer and businessman Junius G. Groves (1858?–1925), […]

Plagues and medical breakthroughs

Davis, Kenneth C.  More Deadly Than War: The Hidden History of the Spanish Flu and the First World War Middle school, high school    291 pp.    Holt Despite the overwhelming number of people killed by the great Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, it virtually disappeared from our national consciousness, not to mention our history books. Then, […]

Promoting tolerance

Bakshi, Kelly  Roots of Racism Middle school, high school    112 pp.    ABDO/Essential Blakemore, M. T.  White Privilege Middle school, high school    112 pp.    ABDO/Essential Burling, Alexis  Race in the Criminal Justice System Middle school, high school    112 pp.    ABDO/Essential Eboch, M. M.  Race and Economics Middle school, high school    112 pp.    ABDO/Essential Edwards, Sue Bradford  […]

Empowering girls and women

Conkling, Winifred  Votes for Women!: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot Middle school, high school    310 pp.    Algonquin This fascinating chronological account of the bumpy road to women’s suffrage in the U.S. begins with the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention and culminates with ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Over half the book focuses on […]

Election Day 2018

Harris, Duchess  Freedom of Religion Middle school, high school    112 pp.    ABDO/Essential Harris, Duchess, with Kari A. Cornell  Freedom of the Press Middle school, high school    112 pp.    ABDO/Essential Harris, Duchess  Governmental Checks and Balances Middle school, high school    112 pp.    ABDO/Essential Harris, Duchess, with Rebecca Morris  The Right to Bear Arms Middle school, high […]

Books mentioned in the October 2018 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Election Day 2018 American Values and Freedoms series Harris, Duchess  Freedom of Religion Middle school, high school    112 pp.    ABDO/Essential    2017 Library binding ISBN 978-1-5321-1299-7 Ebook ISBN 978-1-5321-5187-3 Harris, Duchess, with Kari A. Cornell  Freedom of the Press Middle school, high school    112 pp.    ABDO/Essential    2017 Library binding ISBN 978-1-5321-1300-0 Ebook ISBN 978-1-5321-5188-0 Harris, Duchess  […]

Review of Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice: Her Impact on the Civil Rights Movement, the White House, and the World

Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice: Her Impact on the Civil Rights Movement, the White House, and the World by Ilene Cooper Intermediate, Middle School    Abrams    184 pp. 8/18    978-1-4197-2295-0    $17.99 Our country has a long history of citizens who have fought for social change — among them, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. This chronological account traces […]