This view shows all of the books in this age group that have been selected in years past and nominated for the current year (but not yet selected). The nominations are marked by a "Nomination(not yet selected):" label.
Through his own words and graphically illustrated paintings “signed” with Ivan’s thumbprint, Ivan portrays the humor and hardships of his life as a gorilla in the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade. This bittersweet book about friendship effectively balances print with the silences of white space.
Raoul Wallenberg, a wealthy Swedish diplomat in Hungary, arranged Swedish diplomatic protection for many Hungarian Jews during World War II. But in 1945, he mysteriously disappeared after a covert meeting with Russians. Free verse created from personal interviews and other primary sources intermingle with archival photographs and documents followed by backmatter.
Dramatic, richly colored illustrations complement fourteen diverse poems, each ten lines of ten syllables, that reflect ways slaves tried to cope with life’s uncertainties. Bits of information, like the patterning of a quilt block, build a multi-layered story of many horrors.
Temple Grandin suffers from autism, and this portrait of her struggle to understand her condition reveals how much her research and invention have helped other victims. Anecdotes, photographs, and Grandin’s intricately-drawn designs add immediacy and provide greater understanding of autism’s many facets.
While missing his dog and trying to protect his secret, Travis avoids other students at his despicable new school. But the flamboyant Velveeta notices and asks many questions. When she discovers Travis’s motives, the two become something each desperately needs--friends.