16 January 2018

13 Books About Wonderful Places #resist

In response to all of Trump's comments regarding countries and places where the majority of the population is not white and predominantly financially poor, here are some books to counter that argument.

Faraway Home
written by Jane Kurtz, images by E.B. Lewis
Ethiopia

Josias, Hold the Book
written by Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren, images by Nicole Tadgell
Haiti

Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
written by Laurie Ann Thompson, images by Sean Qualls
Ghana

Talking with Mother Earth / Hablando con madre tierra
written by Jorge Argueta, images by Lucia Angela Perez
El Salvador

For You Are a Kenyan Child
written by Kelly Cunnane, images by Ana Juan
Kenya

Isabel's House of Butterflies
written by Tony Johnston, images by Susan Guevara
Mexico

Parrots Over Puerto Rico
written by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore, images by Susan L. Roth
Puerto Rico (which is part of the United States)

The Lion's Share / Qayb Libaax: A Somali Folktale
retold by Said Salah Ahmed, images by Kelly Dupre
Somalia

Where's Jamela?
written and illustrated by Niki Daly
South Africa

Master Man: A Tall Tale of Nigera
written by Aaron Shephard, images by David Wisniewski
Nigeria

Sense Pass King: A Story from Cameroon
written by Katrin Tchana, images by Trina Schart Hyman
Cameroon

Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile
written by Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret H. Lippert, images by Julie Paschkis
Liberia

Saladin: Noble Prince of Islam
written and illustrated by Diane Stanley
Egypt / Syria

15 January 2018

15 Books About Civil Rights #resist

My Country, 'Tis of Thee: How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights
written by Claire Rudolf Murphy, images by Bryan Collier

My Name Is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth
written by Ann Turner, images by James Ransome

New Shoes
written by Susan Lynn Meyer, images by Eric Velasquez

Peaceful Protest: The Life of Nelson Mandela
written by Yona Zeldis McDonough, images by Malcah Zeldis

A Picture Book of Rosa Parks
written by David A. Adler, images by Robert Casilla

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
written by Steve Sheinkin

1960s: Rebels
written by Dorothy and Tom Hoobler

Ron's Big Mission
written by Rose Blue and Corinne J. Naden, images by Don Tate

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
written by Carole Boston Weatherford, images by Ekua Holmes

We March
written and illustrated by Shane W. Evans

When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders
written by J. Patrick Lewis, images by R. Gregory Christie, et al.

As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel's Amazing March Toward Freedom
written by Richard Michelson, images by Raúl Colón

Birmingham, 1963
written by Carole Boston Weatherford

Black and White: The Confrontation Between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor
written by Larry Dane Brimner

A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina's Dream
written by Kristy Dempsey, images by Floyd Cooper

07 January 2018

7 Books Set In Texas

Since it's a friend of mine's birthday, here are some books set in the Lone Star State.

Dumplin'
written by Julie Murphy

The Adventures of Archie Featherspoon
written by Cathy Stefanec Ogren, images by Jack E. Davis

The Armadillo from Amarillo
written and illustrated by Lynne Cherry

Batty About Texas
written by J. Jaye Smith, images by Kathy Coates

The Cat Who Liked Potato Soup
written by Terry Farish, images by Barry Root

The Cotton Candy Catastrophe at the Texas State Fair
written by Dotti Enderle, images by Chuck Galey

Devoted
written by Jennifer Mathieu

25 December 2017

25 Christmas Books

The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood
written by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, images by Ellen Beier

A Christmas Tapestry
written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco

Christmas Wombat
written by Jackie French, images by Bruce Whatley

Coal Country Christmas
written by Elizabeth Ferguson Brown, images by Harvey Stevenson

Coyote Christmas: A Lakota Story
written and illustrated by S.D. Nelson

Deck the Walls: A Wacky Christmas Carol
written by Erin Dealey, images by Nick Ward

Dumpy Saves Christmas
written by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton, images by Tony Walton

Elf Help: http://www.falala.com
written by Margie Palatini, images by Mike Reed

Eloise at Christmastime
written by Kay Thompson, images by Hilary Knight

The Forgetful Bears Help Santa
written by Larry Weinberg, images by Jason Wolff

Gifts of the Heart
written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco

The Gingerbread Pirates
written by Kristin Kladstrup, images by Matt Tavares

Guess Who's Coming to Santa's for Dinner?
written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola

I See Santa Everywhere
written and illustrated by Glenn McCoy

"I'm Not Santa!"
written and illustrated by Jonathan Allen

The Knights Before Christmas
written by Joan Holub, images by Scott Magoon

The Librarian's Night Before Christmas
written by David Davis, images by Jim Harris

Little Rabbit's Christmas
written and illustrated by Harry Horse

The Lump of Coal
written by Lemony Snicket, images by Brett Helquist

Madeline in America and Other Holiday Tales
written and illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans and John Bemelmans Marciano

Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear!
written by Don and Audrey Wood, images by Don Wood

Merry Christmas, Splat
written and illustrated by Rob Scotton

Merry Un-Christmas
written by Mike Reiss, images by David Catrow

Milly and the Macy's Parade
written by Shana Corey, images by Brett Helquist

Minerva Louise on Christmas Eve
written and illustrated by Janet Morgan Stoeke