New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

January 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Bunk 9's guide to growing up : secrets, tips, and expert advice on the good, the bad, & the awkward : all about your changing body from the girls of Camp Silver Moon

January 18, 2018
Nuchi, Adah, author.
©2017
189 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"All about your changing body from the girls of Camp Silver Moon."
Welcome to Bunk 9! -- Week 1. Puberty : in which Brianna and Abby notice that something is different, and everyone wonders if things will ever be the same -- Week 2. Hygiene : in which Jenna and Sage discover that something is rotten in the state of Bunk 9, and everyone else is grateful they're not the offender -- Week 3. Breasts : in which Grace stuffs her bra with disastrous results, and the Silver Moon Sisterhood is formed -- Week 4. Menstruation : in which Emma L. gets her period, and with a little help from her friends, celebrates womanhood with a big splash -- Week 5. Boys : in which Makayla discovers a few secrets about Bunk 8, and everyone else gains valuable and unwanted knowledge -- Week 6. Health : in which Emma R. and Jenna mesmerize the group with a little help from a wizard named Harry, and everyone is in need of a good night's sleep -- Week 7: Feelings : in which everyone puts on their best outfits, and Abby adds another "first" to our summer -- The last day.
This girl-powered book about puberty is written in the voice of counselors in training at the fictional Camp Silver Moon. This fictionalized nonfiction diary-style guide follows nine 12-year-old girls at a summer camp is like having a best friend or older sister who shares everything there is to know about being comfortable in your chasing body so you can survive and thrive through puberty.

Cows can moo! Can you? : All about farms

January 18, 2018
Worth, Bonnie, author.
©2018
45 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Cover title.
Join the Cat in the Hat as he spends a day on the farm with Mr. and Mrs. Greenbean and their three little Greenbeans: Jean, Dean, and baby Irene! From dawn to dusk, kids will see cows being milked, chickens being fed, sheep being sheered, fields being tilled, fertilized, reaped, mowed, irrigated--and lots more!

Neymar : from the playground to the pitch

January 17, 2018
Oldfield, Matt, author.
London : Dino Books, an imprint of John Blake Publishing, 2017.
174 pages ; 20 cm

Detention of doom

January 17, 2018
Fridolfs, Derek, author.
©2018
174 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm.
When Lex Luthor's family company, Lexcorp(TM), invites kids from all over the country to attend an honors ceremony, Clark Kent is happy to participate. That is, until his award trophy creates a portal to another dimension and sucks him in!

All-time gaming records : highest scores, best times, amazing feats, biggest games.

January 17, 2018
New York, NY : Scholastic, Inc., [2018]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Plus tips and tricks to help you become a record breaker!" -- Cover.
"Game on!" -- Cover.
In this new Game On! format, every kid gamer will be amazed by All-Time Gaming Records as they discover the shocking and surprising feats that have been accomplished in their favorite games. Most importantly for kids, it will be full of all the records they really want to hear about.

Lord Garmadon's guide to world domination

January 17, 2018
Rusu, Meredith, author.
New York : Scholastic Inc., [2018]
125 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Lord Garmadon lays out a plan for world domination, from finding the right clothing and overcoming obstacles to choosing the right goals.

Titanic

January 17, 2018
Berne, Emma Carlson, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2018]
103 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
"Samantha"--Cover.
What was the Titanic? -- The grandest ship -- Building a monstrous vessel -- A pleasant life on board -- All in the ship together -- Iceberg! -- Horror at sea -- Desperate to survive -- After the disaster.
The Titanic includes enough real stories of the tragic "unsinkable ship" and its passengers and crew to fill an ocean liner. Throughout, BeForever character Samantha Parkington shares snippets of her own exciting fictional story of traveling as a first class passenger in the early 1900s, when steamship was the only way to travel across the ocean.

The Underground Railroad

January 17, 2018
Bader, Bonnie, 1961- author.
New York : Scholastic Inc., 2018.
99 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
"Addy"--Cover.
Not really a railroad -- Slavery in America -- Abolitionists -- The passengers -- Slave catchers -- Conductors -- Station houses -- Abolished!
This chapter book series pairs nonfiction content with beloved American Girl BeForever characters, offering readers a unique entry point into important events in American history. Here, Addy Walker shares snippets of her fictional story of escaping slavery in this examination of the Underground Railroad.

Dream march : Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March on Washington

January 17, 2018
Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux, author.
©2017
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
An inspiring biography introducing children to the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the historic march on Washington in 1963.

Where is our solar system?

January 17, 2018
Sabol, Stephanie, author.
©2018
106 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Where is our solar system? -- Sky watching -- A shocking idea -- A tour of the sun and stars -- The inner planets -- The outer planets -- Return to earth -- Beyond our solar system -- The space race -- Life in space -- Life beyond our solar system? -- The future -- Timelines.
"Readers will want to grab a telescope and explore the night skies after finishing this overview of our solar system. Our solar system consists of eight planets, as well as numerous moons, comets, asteroids, and meteoroids. For thousands of years, humans believed that Earth was at the center of the Universe, but all of that changed in the 17th century. Astronomers like Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Johannes Kepler, and Isaac Newton proposed the unthinkable theory that Earth and the other planets actually revolved around the Sun. This engaging book chronicles the beginning of the modern age of astronomy, then follows later discoveries, including NASA's current missions in space."-- Provided by publisher.

Racism

January 17, 2018
Brundle, Harriet, author.
©2017
31 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
This topical series considers current world issues via informative and factual information, combined with modern imaging that will engage young readers. Ages 9+

From the heart of Africa : a book of wisdom

January 17, 2018
Walters, Eric, 1957- author.
Toronto : Tundra Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
A collection of African wisdom gorgeously illustrated by artists from Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Canada, the United States and more.

Astronomer

January 17, 2018
Bailey, R. J., author.
©2018
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Space explorers -- A day in the life -- Becoming an astronomer -- Activities & tools -- Try this!
"Carefully leveled text and vibrant photographs introduce early fluent readers to a career in astronomy. Includes infographics, an activity, glossary, and index."-- Provided by publisher.

Civil engineer

January 17, 2018
Bethea, Nikole Brooks, author.
©2018
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
What do they do? -- A day in the life -- Becoming a civil engineer -- Activities & tools -- Try this!
"Carefully leveled text and vibrant photographs introduce early readers to the career of a civil engineer. Includes infographics, an activity, glossary, and index."-- Provided by publisher.

Climate scientist

January 17, 2018
Bailey, R. J., author.
©2018
24 pages : color illusrations ; 24 cm.
Getting warmer -- What do they do? -- Becoming a climate scientist -- Activities & tools -- Try this!
"Carefully leveled text and vibrant photographs introduce early readers to the work climate scientists do and the preparation necessary for a career in the field. Includes infographics, an activity, glossary, and index"-- Provided by publisher.

Mechanical engineer

January 17, 2018
Bethea, Nikole Brooks, author.
©2018
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Career overview -- A day in the life -- Becoming a mechanical engineer -- Activities & tools -- Try this!
"Carefully leveled text and vibrant photographs introduce early readers to the career of mechanical engineer. Includes infographics, an activity, glossary, and index."-- Provided by publisher.

Mega machines : learn about things that go!

January 17, 2018
New York, NY : Media Lab Books, ©2017.
31 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
At head of title: Nickelodeon Paw Patrol.
"They fly! They dig! They save the day!"--Cover.
Police cars -- Off road vehicles -- Hovercrafts -- Fire trucks -- Recycling tucks -- Snow plows -- Bulldozers -- Submarines -- Helicopters.
"No job is too big, no pup too small-- especially with the help of these amazing machines! Dive into this fact-filled book packed with care, boats, planes and the pups of PAW Patrol!" -- page [4] of cover.

Real rescue dogs : and more animal heroes!

January 17, 2018
©2017
31 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
At the head of title: Nickelodeon Paw Patrol.
"Nickelodeon."
Amazing animals! Firefighter dogs ; Police dogs ; Airport security dogs ; Sled dogs ; Herding dogs ; Guide dogs ; Therapy dogs ; Search and rescue dogs ; Military dogs -- Hero spotlights. Toby the Heimlich dog ; Piper the runaway patrol dog ; LilyBelle the Goldendoodle ; Wilson the Doberman Pinscher pup.
"Dogs all over the world are ready for a ruff ruff rescue-- just like the pups of PAW Patrol! Join Ryder and the pups as they explore all kinds of courageous canines from fire and police dogs to service and therapy dogs!"-- Back cover.

Why do dogs drool? : a PAW Patrol big book of why.

January 17, 2018
New York : Topix Media Lab, 2017.
28 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Marshall, Chase and the rest of the pups help answer lots of "Why" questions, like why do puppies like licking people so much?

Al Roker's extreme weather

January 17, 2018
Roker, Al, 1954- author.
©2017
48 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Tornadoes, typhoons, and other weather phenomena"--Cover.
Introduction -- Predicting the future -- Storms. Thunderstorms -- Tornadoes -- Derechos and dust storms -- Hailstorms -- Winter storms -- Tropical cyclones -- Dangerous conditions. Drought -- Fog -- Extreme heat -- Extreme cold -- Aftermath. Floods -- Wildfires -- Landslides -- Avalanches -- The final word -- Biggest, deadliest, most extreme -- Glossary -- Learn more.
Dive deep into a world of weather with everyone's favorite meteorologist, Al Roker! With this book that covers a wide range of topics, readers will learn about the conditions that generate unique weather occurrences like red sprites, thundersnow, and fogsicles. Facts, colorful spreads, and pictures will hook children and adults alike as they uncover the mysteries of extreme weather -- some they never even knew existed!

Around the world in numbers

January 17, 2018
Gifford, Clive, author.
New York : Sterling Children's Books, 2017.
31 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Did you know there were about 10,000 light bulbs on the Titanic? Or that the Eiffel Tower is repainted every seven years--using 1,500 paintbrushes and 60 tons of paint? This engaging collection of statistics encourages kids' curiosity by sharing some unbelievable numerical facts from across the globe. From famous landmarks and bustling cities to hidden treasures and incredible creatures, no number is too big or too small. Lively graphic illustrations add to the fun."-- Amazon.com

Hometown heroes : meet all the people who help protect and serve your town!

January 17, 2018
©2017
31 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Subtitle from front cover.
"Tons of pup-tastic facts!"--Front cover.
Police officers -- Paramedics -- Doctors -- Veterinarians -- Crossing guards -- Teachers -- Librarians -- Lifeguards -- Park rangers -- Construction workers -- Mail carriers -- Sanitation workers -- Firefighters.
The Paw Patrol shares information on different heroes in the community, including paramedics, librarians, and firefighters.

Tacos! : an interactive recipe book

January 17, 2018
Nieminen, Lotta, illustator.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Title from cover.
On board pages.
For kids who cook in a play kitchen or a real kitchen, this interactive recipe book invites readers to chop the vegetables, mash the avocado, warm the tortillas, and more - all inside the book!

Thoughts to make your heart sing

January 17, 2018
Lloyd-Jones, Sally, 1960-
Grand Rapids, Mich. : ZonderKidz, ©2012.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"From Jago and Sally Lloyd-Jones, the creators of the bestselling Jesus Storybook Bible, comes this gorgeous and innovative collection of 101 simple-yet-profound thoughts on faith. Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing shares profound spiritual truths from the Bible told in a conversational tone--drawing insights from creation, history, science, the writings of great thinkers and preachers and writers, and more."--Provided by publisher.

Sharks

January 16, 2018
Tornio, Stacy, author.
Lanhyam, Maryland : Muddy Boots, [2018]
38 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
"Ranger Rick : National Wildlife Federation"--Cover.
This book brings the underwater world of sharks to life with eye-catching photos and captivating information about these mysterious and unusual aquatic hunters. Readers will learn how sharks live and hunt under the sea, and they'll get a close-up look at the various species of sharks, including Tiger Sharks, Hammerheads, and even Great Whites!

GFFs: Ghost friends forever. 1, My heart lies in the 90s.

January 16, 2018
Gallagher, Monica, 1979- author.
©2017
95 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Sophia Campos is getting used to her new life with her divorced dad and managing their business of helping ghosts when she meets a ghost girl who changes everything. Soon everyone is involved in solving the case of the dead girl, who may hold the answer to a question very close to Sophia's heart.

Hombre perro se desata

January 16, 2018
Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author.
©2018
220 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
Originally published in English as Dog man unleashed.
Hombre Perro, el nuevo héroe de Dav Pilkey, el creador del Capitán Calzoncillos, está aún aprendiendo su oficio mientras que Pedrito el gato está acabando con la ciudad. ¿Podrá Hombre Perro atrapar al rufián o se saldrá Pedrito el gato con la suya?

Unicorns

January 16, 2018
Peabody, Erin, author.
New York : Little bee Books, [2018].
121 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Behind the Legend looks at creatures and monsters throughout history and analyzes them through a scientific, myth-busting lens, debating whether or not the sightings and evidence provided are adequate proof of their existence. In Unicorns, readers learn about all the sightings and "proof" of them, from stories in history of people who sought unicorns, like Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, and Marco Polo, to why they were hunted so fiercely. This book also discusses additional history about the creatures, such as why their horns were so valued in medieval times, their presence in pop culture, and people's ongoing search for unicorns in modern times. Complete with engaging anecdotes, interesting sidebars, and fantastic illustrations, this book is one kids won't want to put down!"-- Provided by publisher.

Lightsaber battles

January 16, 2018
Nesworthy, Lauren, author.
©2018
47 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Discover the galaxy's most powerful weapon!"--Cover.
Explores the most amazing lightsaber battles in the film series and the "Star Wars Rebels" television program, including those with Rey and Kylo Ren, Ezra and Kanan, Obi-Wan, and Darth Vader.

The story of civil rights

January 16, 2018
Mara, Wil, author.
©2018
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
What are civil rights? -- "Separate but equal" -- Taking action -- Ruby Bridges -- Marching for equality -- "I have a dream" -- Time for change -- New laws -- The fight goes on -- How to be an activist.
Learn all about civil rights - what they are and why they're important. This book covers the history of racial tension in the US, including slavery, abolition of slavery, and segregation.

Charlie takes his shot : how Charlie Sifford broke the color barrier in golf

January 16, 2018
Churnin, Nancy, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes author's biographical notes and time line of Charlie Sifford's life.
"In the 1960s Charlie Sifford became the first African American to break the color barrier in golf and despite discrimation went on to win the PGA tournament"-- Provided by publisher.

The mystery of the tree stump ghost

January 16, 2018
MissPaty, 1979- author, illustrator.
Minneapolis : Graphic Universe, [2018]
40 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
English translation by Nathan Sacks.
"A ghost story has the Whiskers Sisters spooked. The tale says a spirit haunts the forest's old tree stump. But when Tim the fox disappears near the stump, it's the Whisker's Sisters to the rescue."--Back cover.

A child's introduction to African American history : the experiences, people, and events that shaped our country

January 16, 2018
Asim, Jabari, 1962- author.
New York, NY : Black Dog & Leventhal, 2018.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Critically acclaimed writer Jabari Asim guides readers ages 9-12 through the history of African Americans, from the slave trade to the Black Lives Matter movement, in the latest volume in Black Dog's bestselling, award-winning Child's Introduction series. This illustrated introduction to African American history goes beyond what's taught in the classroom giving young readers a more comprehensive look at this timely and important topic. Author Jabari Asim chronicles the story of African Americans from the slave trader through the American Revolution and the Civil War to the Tuskegee experiments, the Civil Rights movement, the election of Barack Obama. Sections throughout highlight the contribution of African Americans to the arts, music, literature, culture, sports and more. Lives of inspiring African American artists, inventors, and politicians including Harriet Tubman, Langston Hughes, Oprah Winfrey, Louis Armstrong, Serena Williams, are featured as well. Following in the tradition of Black Dog's best-selling Child's Introduction books, which include The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky, A Child's Introduction to African American History includes 120 charming illustrations that bring the people and events to life. The book also features interactive projects that kids can do on their own or with their guardians including recipes and crafts"-- Provided by publisher.

Baby penguin's first waddles

January 16, 2018
Richmond, Ben, author.
©2018
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
At head of title: American Museum of Natural History.
What happens after a baby penguin emerges from her egg? Follow her journey and find out! Meet a penguin chick and see how she grows. Developed in tandem with the American Museum of Natural History, and featuring stunning photography in the penguin’s Antarctic home, this nonfiction picture book captures the first few months of a baby penguin’s life and her transformation into adulthood. With fun and engaging text, Baby Penguin’s First Waddles is sure to delight animal-loving kids.

The breadwinner : a graphic novel

January 16, 2018
Ellis, Deborah, 1960- author.
©2017
77 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Tells the story of eleven-year-old Parvana who must disguise herself as a boy to support her family during the Taliban s rule in Afghanistan.

Thea Stilton

January 15, 2018
Stilton, Thea.
New York, NY : Papercutz, c2013-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm.
v. 1. The secret of Whale Island -- v. 2. Revenge of the Lizard Club -- v. 3. The treasure of the Viking ship -- v. 4. Catching the giant wave -- v. 5. The secret of the waterfall in the woods -- v. 6. The Thea sisters and the mystery at sea -- v. 7. A song the Thea sisters -- v. 8. The Thea Sisters and the secret treasure hunt
The Thea sisters are five fun, lively students at Mouseford Academy on Whale Island, who want to be real, live journalists. Between classes and friendships, love and small fits of jealousy, they find life at the Academy to be a never-ending adventure!

My little pony : friendship is magic

January 15, 2018
San Diego, CA : IDW Pub., c2013-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
Originally published as My little pony: friendship is forever. Consists of single-issue stories, each focusing on two characters.
v. 1. Collects issues #1-4 -- v. 2. Collects issues #5-8 -- v. 3. Collects issues #9-12 -- v. 4. Collects issues #13-16 -- v. 5. #17-20 -- v. 6. Collects issues #21-24 -- v. 7. Collects issues #25-28 -- v. 8. Collects issues #29-33 -- v. 9. Collects issues #34-37 -- v. 10. Collects issues #38-42 -- v. 11. Collects issues #43-47 -- v. 12. Collects issues #48-53 -- v. 13. Collects issues #54-58
Welcome to Ponyville, home of Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, and all your other favorite Ponies! Something's not right in the town though, as some of the inhabitants are acting very, very strange! It's up to the Mane Six to find the source of the weirdness before it's too late!

Scooby-Doo team-up

January 15, 2018
Fisch, Sholly.
New York : DC Comics, 2014-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm

Yo-kai watch

January 15, 2018
Konishi, Noriyuki, author, illustrator.
©2015-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
v. 1. Nate's lucky day -- v. 2. Beware the bristly germs -- v. 3. Jibanyan's tale -- v. 4. Dance fight -- v. 5. Summon your courage --v. 6. Jibanyan evolves -- v. 7. A hairy situation -- v. 8. A boohoo battle

Horses

January 15, 2018
Simon, Seymour, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
From stallions and mares, to Clydesdales and Palominos, this is sure to be a hit with horse-lovers and animal-lovers everywhere!

Alola Region adventure guide

January 15, 2018
Sander, Sonia, author.
©2018
64 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Follows Ash and Pikachu's adventures in the Alola region where they meet new Pokemon and trainers.

My Little Pony. The cutie map

January 15, 2018
McCarthy, Meghan, author.
San Diego, CA : IDW Publishing, [2017]
144 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 18 cm
Includes the episodes: The cutie map, parts 1 & 2.
"9"--Spine.
Join Twilight and her friends on an adventure to the edge of Equestria following the newest addition to Twilight's castle -- the Cutie Map! But is this small town really the happiest place around?

Brave Chef Brianna.

January 15, 2018
Sykes, Sam, 1984- author, creator.
Los Angeles, CA : Kaboom!, a division of Boom Entertainment, Inc., 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illstrations ; 26 cm
Chef Brianna finished culinary school in Monster City. Can she get the monsters to enjoy human food?

Alice in Wonderland

January 15, 2018
Powell, Sarah (Writer of children's books)
New York : Sizzle Press, an imprint of Bonnier Publishing USA, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
"With an introduction by Edward Wakeling"
"A seek & find classics book"
Seek and find characters from the popular children's story Alice in Wonderland on each page and follow them throughout the story. Each page contains beautifully illustrated characters to find and details to spot, accompanied by abridged text. Search for Alice falling down the rabbit hole, the Mad Hatter at his Tea Party, the Queen playing croquet, and much more.

Wild West : a nonfiction companion to Magic tree house #10: Ghost town at sundown

January 15, 2018
Osborne, Mary Pope, author.
©2018
123 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
"A Stepping Stone book."
What is a ghost town? Why do we call the Old West wild? What are cowboys? Who was Billy the Kid? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about the American West.

Ninja in action!

January 15, 2018
Davies, Beth, author.
©2018
23 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Packed with facts you need to read!"--Cover.
The ninja -- Dragon flight -- Up in the air -- Enemy vehicles -- Bike chase -- Cave base -- On the road -- Mech battles -- Samurai X -- Quiz.
Discover a world of bikes, planes, and mechs! Learn about the different types of vehicles and machines in Ninjago City. Find out how the vehicles help the ninja battle their enemies!

Wild fliers!

January 15, 2018
Kratt, Martin, author.
New York : Random House, [2018]
27 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"A science reader."
The Kratt brothers activate their creature powers to introduce readers to animals who can fly, including dragonflies, raptors, and bats.

Be a king : Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream and you

January 15, 2018
Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"You can be a King. Stamp out hatred. Put your foot down and walk tall. You can be a King. Beat the drum for justice. March to your own conscience. Featuring a dual narrative of the key moments of Dr. King's life alongside a modern class as the students learn about him, Carole Weatherfor's poetic text encapsulates the moments that readers today can reenact in their own lives. See a class of young students as they begin a school project inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and learn to follow his example, as he dealt with adversity and never lost hope that a future of equality and justice would soon be a reality. As times change, Dr. King's example remains, encouraging a new generation of children to take charge and change the world ... to be a King"-- Provided by publisher.

Born to swing : Lil Hardin Armstrong's life in jazz

January 15, 2018
Rockliff, Mara, author.
Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Ever since she was a young girl, Lil Hardin played music with a beat. She jammed at home, at church, and even at her first job in a music store. At a time when women's only place in jazz was at the microphone, Lil earned a spot playing piano in Chicago's hottest band.

Can I touch your hair? : poems of race, mistakes, and friendship

January 15, 2018
Latham, Irene, author.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [2018]
39 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
The Poem Project : WRITING PARTNER - Shoes : SHOPPING WITH DAD -- Hair : STRANDS -- Church : SUNDAY SERVICE -- BEACH DAY : Beach -- THE ATHLETE : Horseback Riding -- Playground : FRESH START -- GHOST : Geography -- DINNER CONVERSATION : Best and Worst -- FORGIVENESS : Apology -- OFFICER BRASSARD : News -- PUNISHMENT : Punishment -- SLEEPOVER : Why Aunt Sarah Doesn't Go Downtown after Dark -- THE N-BOMB : Piano Lessons -- Bedtime Reading : AUTHOR VISIT -- Quiet Time : BLOOMING FLOWER -- DEAR MRS. VANDENBERG.
Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles Waters, who is black, present paired poems about topics including family dinners, sports, recess, and much more. This relatable collection explores different experiences of race in America.

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