30 September 2017

9 Books About the Ancient World

My mother was a history teacher for more than 20 years, and ancient history is one of her favorites.

Hannibal
written by Clifford W. Mills

Of Numbers and Stars: The Story of Hypatia
written by D. Anne Love, illustrated by Pam Paparone

Rama and Sita: A Tale from Ancient Java
written and illustrated by David Weitzman

Voices of Ancient Egypt
written by Kay Winters, illustrated by Barry Moser

Brigid's Cloak: An Ancient Irish Story
written by Bryce Milligan, illustrated by Helen Cann


The Emperor's Silent Army: Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China
written by Jane O'Connor

Gladiator: Life and Death in Ancient Rome
written by John Malam

Goddess of Yesterday
written by Caroline B. Cooney

5,000 Year Old Puzzle: Solving a Mystery of Ancient Egypt
written by Claudia Logan, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

12 September 2017

12 Books about Schools #resist

The Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students
written by Suzanne Jurmain

Freedom's School
written by Lesa Cline-Ransome, images by James E. Ransome

Frost
written by Marianna Baer

Gift Days
written by Kari-Lynn Winters, images by Stephen Taylor

The Girl from the Tar Paper School: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement
written by Teri Kanefield

Gooney Bird Greene
written by Lois Lowry, images by Middy Thomas

Green Wilma
written and illustrated by Tedd Arnold

Griff Carver, Hallway Patrol
written by Jim Krieg

Here Lies Linc
written by Delia Ray

Hickory Dickory Dog
written and illustrated by Alison Murray

Hooway for Wodney Wat
written by Helen Lester, images by Lynn Munsinger

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

04 September 2017

4 Books About the Labor Movement

Since it's Labor Day, it's a good time to remember why, exactly, we have a holiday celebrating the common worker.

Breaker Boys: How a Photograph Helped End Child Labor
written by Michael Burgan

The Carpet Boy's Gift
written by Peggy Deitz Shea, illustrated by Leane Morin

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
written by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin

First Day In Grapes
written by L. King Perez, illustrated by Robert Casilla