Told in lively and powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is an evocative depiction of a modern Native American family, vibrantly illustrated by Pura Belpre Award winner and Caldecott Honoree Juana Martinez-Neal.
“A wonderful and sweet book . . . Lovely stuff.” —The New York Times Book Review
Fry Bread has won numerous awards including being a 2020 ALA Notable Children's Book, a National Public Radio (NPR) Best Book of 2019 and a School Library Journal Best Picture Book of 2019.
Looking forward to the panels, photo ops and celebrity appearances at the ZombieCon fan convention, June and her girl-power friends discover that real zombies have taken over the event, prompting a daring plan to save the world. By the award-winning author of Still Waters.
When the estranged best friend he blames for a fatal accident drowns, Jamal is given an unexpected chance to reconnect with his best friend and find closure through a temporary reanimation technology that allows his friend to come back to life for a short duration.
A follow-up to the award-winning We Are Okay finds a newly graduated Mila emerging from foster care to accept a job on an isolated Northern California Coast farm where she confronts haunting memories and the traumas of her fellow residents.
Challenging herself to overcome long-held insecurities at the beginning of her junior year, Liv lands an unexpected role in her high school’s hip-hopera production of Othello that helps launch her journey of self-empowerment.
Welcome to: 1889 Paris, where the ancient, magical Order of Babel calls the shots, and disinherited Order member Severin is gathering a crew of talented misfits to pull off a heist that could change everything.
Read it for: high stakes, luxe settings, an inventive blend of magic and science, and richly drawn characters with intersecting identities.
For fans of: Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows.
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My family came to America in October of 1978. They had their vision of America - little Odessa, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square.
I had my America - Sesame Street.
Oh, how I wanted to live there. An integrated community of people and monsters - singing, learning, and dancing all the time. A world that validated living in garbage cans and crowded city landscapes.
I learned how to speak English on Sesame Street. My time there sparked a thirst for language, letters, and rules of grammar. I craved order in a neighborhood busy with pigeons and loudspeaker subway announcements,
Being immigrants - we had no books. Or, no books in English. Only my grandma could read English, and she only read romance novels.
I discovered the library as a place of information.
My grandpa would walk over with me to the end of Brighton Beach Avenue, under the shadowed train tracks.
I chose to read about the history of this country - genocide of indigenous people, slavery, institutionalized racism, Japanese internment camps. In Yeshiva, I studied religious persecution of Jews, and I was trying to make sense of humanity.
The library’s version of America contradicted both Sesame Street and what the television was saying, but how could so many books be wrong?
I must’ve read all the books they had; it was a small library and I am a fast reader. I was hungry for dissenting opinions.
35 years later, no longer in Brooklyn, I am still an active public library patron, still assembling my dissenting opinions.
If Sesame Street taught me to speak English, the public library taught me America.