The National Book Festival will be held at the Convention Center on Saturday, September 5. More volunteers are needed than are currently available. If you are free to take a shift, please contact Karen Jaffee, firstname.lastname@example.org. She will connect you with the appropriate persons to assure that you have an assignment.
High school senior Higgs Bosom Bing has it all going for him. He is the valedictorian, a track star, with a good-looker for a girl friend, plus an acceptance letter from Harvard and with only seven days of school left what could go wrong? How about everything. His life starts to unravel day by day. Wonderful young adult voices, clever situations and interesting to the very last chapter. Fast paced and most entertaining. Ages 14+ Maria E. Gentle
Auggie, his sister, and classmates offer multiple points of view about the year Auggie, 10, switches from home schooling to a regular classroom. After twenty-seven surgeries to correct his facial deformities, Auggie still looks strange, and both he and his classmates have to learn how to accept, even welcome, differences.
A little boy's questions become more pointed as Mommy's tummy becomes rounder. Retro cartoon illustrations mix with delicate contemporary scenes to highlight what big brother imagines about the new arrival.
Flora longs to rid herself of pesky little brother Crispin, but when she gets the perfect opportunity, will she really want to say goodbye? The swirling, tumbling ink, watercolor, and pastel illustrations skillfully embody the whirlwind of sibling emotions.
Shipped off to spend time with their estranged poet-activist mother in Oakland, California, three young girls encounter the Black Panthers in this funny, wise, and ultimately life-affirming narrative about being young, Black, and proud in the 1960s.