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The winners keep coming

On Monday I wrote about the ‘big two’ children’s awards, the Newbery and the Caledcott. In addition to these, the American Library Association has several other awards for children’s books that are worth knowing about. I’ve written about some of the winners below, and for a full list, including all the honors books and awards […]

January 25th, 2012
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The War to End All Wars (2010)

The War to End All Wars: World War I by Russell Freedman I was about 15 when my father took the family on a tour of war cemeteries in Northern France. It was one of the very few times I saw my father weep. It is profoundly moving to see the rows and rows of […]

May 24th, 2011

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice (2009)

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip M. Hoose Nine months before Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, teenager Claudette Colvin did exactly the same thing. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice is the story of why the black community leaders initially decided not to make […]

May 9th, 2011