Trees tell stories in the rings on their trunks and through the spirits whispering in their leaves. When a new family moves into the neighborhood, the tree understands the importance of battling prejudice with acceptance and unity. But can humans learn these powerful lessons, too?
Morrigan Crow is cursed. She, along with all the other children like her, is blamed for anything that goes wrong in Jackalfax. As Morrigan works through the four trials of the competition, she must unravel a darker puzzle to save Nevermoor itself. Jessica Townsend has created a bold voice in Morrigan Crow, and readers will look forward to meeting her again and again as they travel through this magical new series. Jason Reynolds delivers a heart-pounding, emotional novel in verse that tells the story of Will, mourning the loss of his brother as he struggles with unspoken rules: 1 no crying, 2 no snitching, and 3 revenge.
Fairyland series author Catherynne M. Just as the teenaged Emily and Charlotte are about say farewell to Anne and Branwell before being shipped off to boarding school, all four siblings instead find themselves transported to their own imaginary world. Absurdities such as Napoleon riding a rooster are sprinkled throughout the text, a risky gambit that Valente pulls off with characteristic aplomb. Raised by her recently deceased aunt Magnolia, Jane has lived a mostly ordinary life. The mysterious house offers Jane five choices that will help her determine the course of her life, but every choice comes with a price.
No good deed goes unpunished; or so seventeen-year-old Justyce McAllister learns one night after a brutal run-in with the police. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through these letters, Justyce processes his experiences as a young black man in a predominantly white private school, as well as his anger at a system stacked against him.
Ages 13 and up. Priyanka Das is torn between two worlds: the complicated social sphere of her American high school and the India of her family history and imagination. Pri can only dream of glamorous India—the samosas, Diwali celebrations and colorful saris—based on fragments of family stories. As her world grows larger and her horizons expand, she finds unexpected answers to long-standing questions.
Graphic novelist Nidhi Chanani shows that self-discovery can be difficult, and sometimes even painful, no matter where you are. Meet Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea! A beautiful young woman.
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An evil, jealous stepmother. Tuck convinces Hudson to seize the day and, with the help of a surfer-lingo-speaking squirrel and a time-traveling trunk, they battle cat burglars, aid medieval villagers, train with a dragon, and confront a nemesis corrupted by the temptation of power. As he observes the injustices around him, the boy imagines a world in which he and his family can live without fear.
All ages. This stunning partnership between photographer Joel Sartore, Newbery Medal winner and local hero Kwame Alexander, and collaborators Mary Rand Hess and Deanna Nikaido celebrates the beauty of the animal kingdom and issues a clarion call to protect myriad irreplaceable species. Seeking a thoughtful biography?
Striking illustrations? With warmhearted illustrations from Toshikado Hajiri, this volume digs deeply into the empathy, sorrow, and joy that define life as we know it. This is a deeply moving book that will carry the names of these now-unforgotten souls into the hearts of readers young and old. Amy and Greg Newbold have opened a whimsical window into art history for the young reader: snowmen! This goofy, immersive introduction to style, a boon to emerging artists and art appreciators, is topped off with an invitation to readers to develop a unique style of their own.
Not only does she know her dirt, but she also impresses her curious earthworm neighbor with her extensive knowledge of all aspects of geology. She recounts the how Earth was created in the Big Bang and how it has evolved over billions of years, right up through the climate change crisis we face today. Don Brown and Dr. Bennett brings 30 years of experience as a pediatrician and the lucid writing we have come to expect from his popular columns in The Washington Post to this masterful guide.
Or which animal has a bone that grows an inch every single day? Do you know which animal has the heaviest bone? With amazing animal facts and a built-in guessing game, Gabrielle Balkan has complied the best bone trivia from around the globe. With colorful, detailed, and textured illustrations by Sam Brewster, this scientific compendium is perfect for both the classroom and the home. Robin Page and Steve Jenkins breathe new life into the favorite game of small animal lovers everywhere. Who Am I? One by one, the animals, illustrated in bold, ripped-paper collage, present clues to lead the reader to the answer.
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Some of these animals like the ladybug! Even the adults turning the pages may learn something from this visit to the animal kingdom. Sharks have a tendency to provoke extreme reactions in humans: some of us quiver with fear at the mere thought of a great white, while others celebrate them as the pinnacle of coolness Shark Week, anyone? As Lily Williams sensitively demonstrates in her debut picture book, these impressive creatures are quite literally irreplaceable: without their existence, all life on Earth could be at risk.
Did you know that over million people play basketball worldwide, or that Wilt Chamberlain scored points in a single game in ? This is the ultimate basketball fact book, chock-full of information about every aspect of the game from its history to its rules and the evolution of the ball itself. As the first professional baseball player of color, Robinson displayed resilience in the face of myriad challenges. Starting from his childhood, Doreen Rappaport details the racism and prejudice Robinson faced as a black man, a member of the Armed Forces, and an athlete.
This account of the extraordinary life of a baseball great is the perfect read for sports fans, history lovers, and social justice activists. He begins taking his frustration out on Leo, sometimes hitting him to the point of leaving bruises. Award-winning illustrator Eric Velasquez places you in the room with bibliophile Arturo Schomburg as well as the luminaries he studied, from Toussaint Louverture and Alexandre Dumas to Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes.
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