The Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress has a display of Susan Roth's original illustrations from Parrots over Puerto Rico until close of business on Wednesday, October 15. The originals reveal details that the prints in the actual book cannot capture. The room, located in the Jefferson Building, G29, is open 9 to 4:30. On Monday, October 13, the room will be open to support the Main Reading Room Open House; however, the room is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Graceful watercolor paintings and a compelling tale of city dwelling red-tailed hawks on an apartment house window ledge will engage readers' sympathies and underline the necessity of protecting habitats, even in the heart of a city.
Unusual perspectives, both in illustrations and in multiple points of view, provide a kaleidoscopic survey of those who planned, financed, and built the Statue of Liberty, including a child who donated chicken-raising profits.
When two red-tailed hawks build a nest atop a New York City apartment building, they enrapture bird lovers but enrage residents. Winter’s pastel acrylics and simple shapes give this true story a timeless character.
It’s against rules, but a Marine befriends an Iraqi wild dog that steadfastly follows his unit in the desert. Inviting photos include the machines and landscape of a soldier’s daily life and warmly depict a true story that ends happily.
What can one person do? This inspirational picture book biography answers that question by showing how Wangari Maathai, recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, led others to plant three million trees and reforest the arid soil of Kenya.