Special Topics and Celebrations

William’s Winter Nap

A boy keeps getting interrupted from going to sleep by woodland animals who are trying to escape the cold. Beautiful illustrations and rhyming text depict the concepts of sharing what we have with others and that there is always room for more.

   
William’s Winter Nap

Linda Ashman
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Ash)

A boy keeps getting interrupted from going to sleep by woodland animals who are trying to escape the cold. Beautiful illustrations and rhyming text depict the concepts of sharing what we have with others and that there is always room for more.


Giving and Sharing

Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world.

   
Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson
Juvenile Book Club Kit

Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world.



Juvenile Book Club Kits


Advancing Racial Equity

Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world.

   
Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson
Juvenile Book Club Kit

Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world.



This title is part of the Advancing Racial Equity Collection.


Juvenile Book Club Kits

Other Words for Home

Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative’s home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises. Recommended for ages 9-12.

   
Other Words for Home

Jasmine Warga
(J Fiction - J Warga)

Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative’s home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises. Recommended for ages 9-12.


Resiliency

Hatchet

The sole survivor of a plane crash, a 13-year-old boy is left to survive in the Canadian wilderness with only a hatchet. Recommended for ages 9–12.

   
Hatchet

Gary Paulsen
(J Fiction - J Paulsen)

The sole survivor of a plane crash, a 13-year-old boy is left to survive in the Canadian wilderness with only a hatchet. Recommended for ages 9–12.


Resiliency

Lucky Broken Girl

A young Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl is adjusting to her new life in New York City when a horrific car accident leaves her in a body cast. Inspired by the author’s childhood, this story contains cultural diversity and shows inspiring strength and resilience. Recommended for ages 9-12.

   
Lucky Broken Girl

Ruth Behar
(J Fiction - J Behar)

A young Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl is adjusting to her new life in New York City when a horrific car accident leaves her in a body cast. Inspired by the author’s childhood, this story contains cultural diversity and shows inspiring strength and resilience. Recommended for ages 9-12.


Resiliency

Glasshouse of Stars

Inheriting First Uncle’s home after he dies tragically and unexpectedly, eleven-year-old Meixing and her family immigrate to the New Land, where it will take all of Meixing’s resilience and bravery to finally find her place of belonging in this new world. Recommended for ages 9-12.

   
Glasshouse of Stars

Shirley Marr
(J Fiction - J Marr)

Inheriting First Uncle’s home after he dies tragically and unexpectedly, eleven-year-old Meixing and her family immigrate to the New Land, where it will take all of Meixing’s resilience and bravery to finally find her place of belonging in this new world. Recommended for ages 9-12.


Resiliency

Ancestor Approved : Intertribal Stories

Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride. Recommended for ages 9-12.

   
Ancestor Approved : Intertribal Stories

Cynthia Leitich Smith
- editor
(J Fiction - J Ancestor)

Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride. Recommended for ages 9-12.


Resiliency

Maurice and His Dictionary: A True Story

In 1940, when the Nazi Army invaded Belgium, one refugee family showed courage and resilience in the face of violence and racism. Cary Fagan writes about how his father Maurice kept his dictionary and his determination to get an education throughout the challenges he faced. Recommended for ages 9–12.

   
Maurice and His Dictionary: A True Story

Cary Fagan
(Juvenile Nonfiction Graphic Novel - J-GN 940.5318 Fagan)

In 1940, when the Nazi Army invaded Belgium, one refugee family showed courage and resilience in the face of violence and racism. Cary Fagan writes about how his father Maurice kept his dictionary and his determination to get an education throughout the challenges he faced. Recommended for ages 9–12.


Resiliency

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