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ABC Booklist--Inaguration & Black History Month 2009

ABC Booklist--Inaguration & Black History Month 2009

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A killer list of great books to commemorate the 2009 Inauguration & Black History Month
A killer list of great books to commemorate the 2009 Inauguration & Black History Month

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2009 Booklist for Inaguration Black History Month1The Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC)
Title Author Illustrator Price Format Age Publisher ISBN Review Quote
A Thousand Never EversShana Burg15.99HC9-12Random House978-0385734707A Wreath for Emmett Till*Marilyn NelsonPhilippe Lardy17.00HC12+Houghton Mifflin978-0618397525Richard MichelsonRaul Colon16.99HC4-8Knopf978-0375833359Ashley Bryan: Words to My Life's SongAshley Bryan18.99HC4-8Penguin978-1416905417Barack Obama Presidential Coloring BookCarole Marsh5.95PA5-10Gallopade978-0635070500Barack Obama: America's 44th PresidentCarole Marsh9.99PA5-10Gallopade978-0635068484Barack Obama: Our 44th PresidentBeatrice Gormley5.99PA9-12Aladdin978-1416971184Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of HopeNikki GrimesBryan Collier16.99HC9-12Simon & Schuster978-1416971443Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a PieRobbin Gourley 16.99HC4-8Clarion978-0618158362Kadir Nelson12.99HC4-8Simon & Schuster978-1416989554Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward JusticePhillip Hoose19.95HC12+Farrar, Straus & Giroux978-0374313227Elijah of Buxton*Christopher Paul Curtis7.99PA9-12Scholastic978-0439023450Ellington Was Not a Street* Ntozake ShangeKadir Nelson17.99HC9-12Simon & Schuster978-0689828843National Geographic, Foreword by M 17.95HC7+National Geographic978-1426305108"References to significanthistorical events add authenticityand depth, while Addie's frank,expertly modulated voice deliversan emotional wallop." --
*Publisher's Weekly 
"These poems are a powerfulachievement that teens andadults will want to discusstogether." (
Booklist, ALA, Starred Review 
)As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King Jr. andAbraham Joshua Heschel's Amazing March towardFreedom"A portrait of one of the moreunusual partnerships of the civilrights movement." --NYT“No Black History Month displaywill be complete this year without[this]…a wonderful book about atruly tremendous person.” –AlisonMorris, Wellesley BooksmithThe moving story of anexceptional man, as told by NikkiGrimes and illustrated by BryanCollier, both winners of theCoretta Scott King Award.“In her children’s book debut,cookbook author/illustrator Gourley celebrates food, ascultivated on a farm and as usedto cultivate family bonds.”—Publishers Weekly, starred reviewChange Has Come: An Artist Celebrates Our American Spirit“A must-have for any inaugurationdisplay…” – Alison Morris,Wellesley BooksmithA wonderful book about a braveteenager who stood up tosegregation nine months beforeRosa Parks.“Many readers drawn to the bookby humor will find themselves…[also] moved to tears. A fine,original novel from a giftedstoryteller.”--*ALA“In the poem, Shange recalls her childhood when her familyentertained many of the "-men/who changed the world," …boththe words and the rich, nostalgicillustrations are a tribute to thesevisionaries.”--SLJEvery Human Has Rights: A Photographic Declarationfor KidsA totally remarkable rendition of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights that's packed withincredible photography of peoplefrom around the world.
 
2009 Booklist for Inaguration Black History Month2The Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC)First Daughter: Extreme American MakeoverMitali Perkins7.99PA10-14Penguin978-0142411544First Daughter: White House Rules Mitali Perkins16.99HC10-14Dutton978-0525479512Let it Shine*Ashley Bryan16.99HC4-8Atheneum978-0689847325Lincoln and His BoysRosemary Wells16.99HC9-12Candlewick978-0763637231Christine Farris17.99HC9-12Scholastic978-0545035378Martins Big Words*Doreen Rappoport Bryan Collier6.99PA4-8Hyperion978-1423106357Michelle Obama: An American StoryDavid Colbert6.99PA9-12Houghton Mifflin978-0547249414Most Loved in all the WorldTonya Cherie HegCozbi A. Cabrera 17.00HC4-8Houghton Mifflin978-0618419036Mr. TouchdownLyda Philips13.95PA9-12Iuniverse Star978-1605280295Obama Paper DollsTom Tierney7.99PA7+Dover978-0486469782Come on-you know you want one.Nikki Giovanni18.99HC9-12Candlewick978-0763628857Our White House: Looking In, Looking OutNational ChildrenVarious29.95HC9-12Candlewick978-0763620677Remember: The Journey to School Integration*Toni Morrison18.00HC9-12Houghton Mifflin978-0618397402
“Sameera's world is one of diverse political persuasions,faiths, and ethnicities … Readerswho enjoy Meg Cabot's "PrincessDiaries" and others of the sameilk will enjoy reading about Sameera.” -- School Library Journal 
“Bryan's illustrations demonstratemore than words the dynamicinspiration that these songs stillprovide. Readers will findthemselves humming as they turnthe pages.”--*SLJA warm, moving portrait of Abraham Lincoln told through theeyes of his childrenMarch On: The Day my Brother Martin Changed theWorldThe definitive tribute to the man,the march, and the speech thatchanged a nation, written byMLK's sister."The portraits of King exude hisspiritual strength and peacefulvisage."--PW"Spare language and vibrant artpresent a powerful message of hope…an unflinching depiction of slavery’s impact on families, thisselection’s reassuring message of love shatters all bonds."—
KirkusReviews
"Celebrates the unimaginablecourage of ... all the boys andgirls who made history as theydragged an entire nation intobecoming better than it was." --Midwest Book ReviewOn My Journey Now: Looking at African-AmericanHistory Through Spirituals“Personal and passionate…theintimate, unpretentious talk aboutfamiliar songs will grab readers,who will want to find out moreabout the inspiring history.”--*ALA, Booklist“Eight years in the making, thisanthology of White House historyconvenes an all-star roster of 108children's authors and illustrators… a blue-ribbon choice for familysharing during an election year.”--*PW“The photos are electrifying… thearchival images humanize thepolitics of the civil rightsmovement. The focus is onordinary young people and therole they played in schoolintegration.”—ALA, Booklist
 
2009 Booklist for Inaguration Black History Month3The Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC)Seaward BornLea Wait5.99PA9-12Aladdin978-0689848605Show Way**Jacqueline WoodsHudson Talbot16.99HC4-8Penguin978-0399237492Smoky Night** Eve BuntingDavid Diaz 17.00HC4-8Houghton Mifflin Harcourt978-0152699543So You Want to be President?*Judith St. GeorgeDavid Small17.99HC9-12Penguin978-0399243172John A. Stokes with Lois Wolfe & Her 15.95HC9-12National Geographic978-1426301537Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr!Eleanora Tate4.99PA9-12Yearling978-0440414070Carole Marsh8.99PA7-10Gallopade978-0635070517The Other SideJacqueline WoodsE.B. Lewis16.99HC4-8Penguin978-0399231162The People Could Fly: The Picture Book*Virginia HamiltonLeo and Diane Dill16.95HC9-12Random House978-0375824050The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.Johnny Ray MoorAmy Wummer6.95BBPre-KIdeals978-0824941444Russell Freedman18.00HC9-12Clarion978-0618159765This is the DreamDiane Z. Shore anJessica Alexander16.99HC4-8HarperCollins978-0060555191“Wait creates a sympatheticyoung hero and sets him on anunusual path northward. Manyyoung readers will enjoy followinghis journey.”—ALA, Booklist“A sophisticated book thatintroduces readers to thepassage of time, family traditions,and the significance of quilts andtheir patterns in African-Americanhistory.”--*SLJAlthough they're neighbors,Daniel's cat and Mrs. Kim's catdon't get along. Buntingaddresses urban violence in thisthought-provoking and visuallyexciting picture book."Monumental.”—The NYT“The many clever, quirky asidesmay well send readers off on apresidential fact-finding mission.A clever and engrossingapproach to the men who haveled America.”--PWStudents on Strike: Jim Crow, Civil Rights, Brown, andMeA remarkable first person accountof a student strike by HS studentsin Virginia that became part of thelandmark Brown -v- Educationcase“Recommended. Very nicelywritten. Not much at this readinglevel in fiction on this subject.”—Carol Moyer, Quail Ridge BooksThe Obama Family: Life in the White Housereproducible activity book“Woodson lays out her resonantstory like a poem, its centralmetaphor a fence that dividesblacks from whites. Pictures andwords make strong partners here,convincingly communicating atimeless lesson.”--PW“An inspiration…this specialpicture-book story will be told andretold everywhere.”--*ALA,Booklist“Nicely distilled bio for veryyoung.” –Carol Moyer, QuailRidge BooksThe Voice That Challenged a Nation: MarianAnderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights***"Freedman provides thrillingaccounts [that] allow her resonantvoice--and personal grace--to fillthese pages...An engrossingbiography." --*PW“This book honors our humanitywhile leading readers through apainful history.”--SLJ

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