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PALE MALE: CITIZEN HAWK OF NEW YORK CITY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Schulman
Author's First Name: 
Janet
Illustrator's First Name: 
Meilo
Illustrator's Last Name: 
So
Publisher: 
Knopf
Publication Date: 
2008

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.

LADY LIBERTY: A BIOGRAPHY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rappaport
Author's First Name: 
Doreen
Illustrator's First Name: 
Matt
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Tavares
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2008

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.

THE TALE OF PALE MALE: A TRUE STORY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Winter
Author's First Name: 
Jeanette
Publisher: 
Harcourt
Publication Date: 
2007

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.

NUBS: THE TRUE STORY OF A MUTT, A MARINE & A MIRACLE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Dennis
Author's First Name: 
Brian
Second Author's First Name: 
Kirby
Second Author's Last Name: 
Larson
Illustrator's First Name: 
Mary
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Nethery
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2009

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.

PLANTING THE TREES OF KENYA: THE STORY OF WANGARI MAATHAI

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Nivola
Author's First Name: 
Claire A.
Publisher: 
Frances Foster
Publication Date: 
2008

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.

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