Tag: youth nonfiction

Reading for Change: Booklist-Recommended Antiracism Titles for All Ages

Reading for Change: Booklist-Recommended Antiracism Titles for All Ages

Since the May 25 murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department, the world’s seen many days straight of protest, of resistance, of demands for change, of work—hard work. And this work can look like many things: enduring the tear gas and rubber bullets of police at rallies; running supplies to […]

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Cindy & Lynn’s 2018 Book Awards

Cindy & Lynn’s 2018 Book Awards

Cindy and Lynn: We had so much fun giving out last year’s 2017 Bookends Awards, this year we’re announcing a new batch for 2018’s publications! We’re not talking about Newbery, Caldecott, or Printz Awards; we’ll leave those to the official committees. We’re off to Seattle this week for the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting, and we can’t wait to learn who […]

By September 27, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: WHAT CAN A CITIZEN DO?

What makes someone a citizen? That’s what Dave Eggers hopes to explain to young readers in What Can a Citizen Do? (Chronicle). Collaborating once again with illustrator Shawn Harris (Her Right Foot, 2017), Harris’ art acts as a whimsical backdrop to bite-size examples of actionable things people can do in order to become great citizens, from picking up […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: THE GOLDEN THREAD

From Colin Meloy, a musician best known for his work with indie-folk band The Decemberists, and illustrator Nikki McClure comes The Golden Thread (HarperCollins / Balzer+Bray), a folksy biography of the late, great folk musician and activist Pete Seeger. Music was the “golden thread” that tied Seeger to his community and work as an activist, and […]

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Remembering Russell Freedman, Titan of Youth Nonfiction

Remembering Russell Freedman, Titan of Youth Nonfiction

  Russell Freedman has died. Born in San Francisco on October 11, 1929, he was 88 years old. The author of some 50 distinguished works of nonfiction for young readers, Freedman grew up surrounded by books and discussions about them. In a 2007 interview with the National Endowment for the Humanities, Freedman recalled his literary childhood. […]

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