One memorable day, after the author's family fled from Moscow to Kazakhstan, his father brought home a map instead of food. This vibrant autogiographical picture book shows how that impractical act fed another kind of hunger.
A highly visual memoir describes growing up in Czechoslovakia in the Iron Curtain years. Sís loved to draw, admired things western, and learned very early that his country hid information, before he finally defected to the West.
Jon Scieszka just may be the funniest man writing for kids today. We all know his background must have shaped his writing career…but who knew that “almost true” could be this hilarious. Scieszka’s own narration completes the perfect package. Ages 10-14.
Claudette Colvin, just a teenager in 1955, was the first African-American to refuse to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus—an act of courage that changed her life and helped to change the world.