Nominations will be due for the December 19 agenda on Thursday, December 11, at 11:59 PM. All titles will be discussed at this meeting. Books published in 2014 can still be nominated for the January meeting after December 11, but those titles will not appear on the ballot.
Rice paper, postcards, and coins authenticate the mixed-media and watercolor collages depicting the rigorous expedition through China in the 1930s of a New York dressmaker who wanted to fulfill her deceased husband’s mission of retrieving America’s first panda. Backmatter includes a chronology and author’s note.
Spare text and stunning watercolors in an oversized format convey the extraordinary effort it took to send men to the moon. The familiar moon in Earth's sky frames a story that contrasts the cramped interior of the rockets with the vastness of space.