On April 27 at 7 p.m. in the Bethesda Library members of Capitol Choices, a local organization that annually creates a list of best audios and books for the current year for ages 0-14 and up, will present a few materials from our 2015 list using our discussion criteria, preview a few materials that have been nominated for our 2016 list and hold small book group discussions.
The winner of this year's Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamiltion Award for Lifetime Achievement, Deborah Tayor, is a long-time member of Capitol Choices, serving on its Executive Board and offering her wisdom during discussions of titles nominated for possible inclusion on the annual Capitol Choices List of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens. Members of Capitol Choices, delighted that she has received this most-deserved recognition, celebrated with her at today's meeting to start the new year.
Elijah, the first child born in a settlement of former slaves in Canada, finds his uneventful life disrupted when he attempts to locate the corrupt preacher who has stolen funds intended to purchase a family’s freedom.
Twelve-year-old Omakayas reaches puberty, travels north toward others of her Ojibwe tribe, and endures a starving time in this third story in The Birchbark House series which also features pencil sketches by the author.
Deaf and blind from the age of three, Laura Bridgman's education in the 1840's laid the foundation for Helen Keller's successes some 50 years later. One of the co-authors of this fascinating biography is blind and partially deaf herself.