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elijahwilliams

elijahwilliams

Joined August 2022

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The War Within These Walls | Aline Sax, Caryl Strzelecki
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Award: Mildred Batchelder
Published: 2013
Genre: Historical Fiction

This is about a young girl, Misha, and her family who are living in Warsaw and relocated by the Nazis, exploring their experiences and last stand against the Nazis.

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Award: Carter G. Woodson
Published: 2011
Author & Illustrator: Andrea Davis Pinkey/ Brian Pinkey
Genre: non-fiction

This is the story of the Woolworths Lunch counter sit-in when four college students staged a peaceful protest that later became of the many defining moments in the struggle for racial equality and the Civil Rights Movement.

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Award: Whipporwill Book Award
Published: 2019
Genre: Fiction/ Graphic Noel/ Comic
Author & Illustrator: Faith Eric Hicks/ Sarah Stern

Deja and Josie work each year at the local pumpkin patch for the last three years and have become good friends. Each year on Halloween the patch throws a jamboree that they work. Josie has a crush on another girl who works that day and needs to find her, with the help of Deja, to tell her how he feels.

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I Am Every Good Thing | Derrick Barnes
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Award: Boston Glove Horn
Author: Derrick Barnes & Illustrator: Gordon C. James
Published: 2020
Genre: Fiction/ Children's Literature

This book is about a young black child who is explaining how he is proud of everything about him that makes him who he is. He learns that it's okay to make mistakes and that he is worthy of success, respect, kindness, safety, kindness, happiness, and love.

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Shark Lady follows a young woman, Eugenie, and how her love for sharks led her to her becoming one of the most fearless scientists. The author explores Eugeinies curiosity at an early age and how over time this leads her to question if she can train a shark like people train dogs.

Author: Jess Keating
Illustrator: Marta Álvarez Miguéns
Published: 2017

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Author: Jeanette Winter
Illustrator: Jeanette Winter
Award: Jane Addams Children's Book Award
Date: October 6, 2009
Genre: Children's Literature
Summary: This book follows Nasreen who attends a secret school for girls with the help of her grandmother who risks everything to enroll her into this school after the death of her parents.

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On Market Street | Arnold Lobel
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Award: National Book Award
Title: On Market Street
Author: Arnold Lobel
Illustrator: Anita Lobel
Date of Publication: April 1, 1981
Genre: Fiction
Summary: The main character takes a stroll down market street and is fascinated by almost everything they see, they end up getting something from A-Z on market street and journey through to find items belong to each letter in the alphabet

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Pumpkin Soup | Helen Cooper
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Award: Kate Greenaway Award
Title: Pumpkin Soup
Author: Helen Cooper
Illustrator: Helen Cooper
Date of Publication: 1998
Genre: Fiction
Summary: Roommates cat, duck, and squirrel get into it over who will do what when it comes to making the pumpkin soup causing the Duck to leave. During this time Cat and Squirrel try to make the soup but feel like it doesn't taste the same because their friend is gone. All is well once Duck returns

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Frindle | Andrew Clements
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Frindle by Andrew Clements
Illustrated by: Brian Selznick
Genre: Realistic fiction
Award: Phoenix Award (2016)

A young boy in middle school will do anything to avoid class time and interrupt his teacher. One day in class he questions his teacher about a word and his meaning but doesn't get the answer that he wants. As a result, he created his own word for the word pen, Frindle.

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King and King | Linda de Haan
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Title: King & King
Author: Linda de Haan
Published: 2000
Genre: Fiction
Summary: The prince's mother worried about the Prince and if he will ever get married. The Queen finds many princesses for the prince to marry but in the end he falls in love and chooses a prince.

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Beware of the Frog | William Bee
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Author: William Bee
Title: Beware of the Frog
Publication: 2008
Genre: Children's Lit, humor, fiction

Little Miss. Collywobbles has a guard frog that, on three separate occasions, swallows up the ogre, troll, and goblin when they try to come in to her home while she was there. In the end, Mrs. Collywobbles turns into a frog herself and ends up swallowing the guard frog.

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All Because You Matter | Tami Charles
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Award: Golden Kite Award Book
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Author: Tami Charles
Date of Publication: 2020
Genre: Fiction

This book is written as a letter to black and brown children to help encourage and remind them of how much they matter and are loved.

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Author: Drew Daywalt
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Published: 2013
Award: E.B. White Read Aloud Award
Genre: Children's Literature

The crayons are writing Duncan, the owner of the crayons, about how they feels based on how much he has used them during the past year to create his drawings. This book does a create job bring the crayons to life and expressing themselves and their individual relationships with Duncan.

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Author/ Illustrator: Eric Rohmann
Published: 2002
Genre: Fiction, Picture Book
Award: Caldecott Award Book
This book focuses on the friendship between a Mouse and Rabbit, who always finds a way to get into a situation. Rabbit gets his plane stuck in a tree and comes up with the idea to stack zoo animals to help them reach it. In the end, the animals all fall down before they could reach the plan but the friends that stick around are able to reach

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The Street Beneath My Feet | Charlotte Guillain
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Author: Charlotte Guillain
Illustrator: Yuval Zommer
Date of Publication: March 2017
Genre: Children's Literature

This is a foldout that focuses on the journey to the center of the earth through many layers of rocks all the way to the core. On the way up, the book explores minerals, fossils and other items found in the earths layers before making it to the topsoil on the surface.

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Trouble Don't Last | Shelley Pearsall
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Author: Shelley Pearsall
Date of Publication: 2001
Award: Scott O'Dell Award (2003)
Genre: Fiction

11-year-old Samuel is born as slave to Master Hackler working on a Kentucky Farm. One night, Samuel runs away with a fellow slave, cranky old Harrison. This journey takes the two on a journey to the North and through the Underground Railroad all the way to Canada.

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Author/ Illustrator: Aidan Chambers
Published: 1999
Genre: Young adult fiction/ Historical Fiction
Award: Michael L. Prints

elijahwilliams This book combines the story of Jacob who's grandfather, a British soldier also named Jacob, as Jacob comes back to Holland for a commemoration ceremony for the battle at Arnhem which he fought in. Jacobs journey through his grandfathers past and secret love affairs as well as his own sexual attraction open the conversation on the potential of both relationships. 3mo
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Millions of Cats | Wanda Gag
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Author and Illustrator: Wanda Gág
Published: 1928
Awards: Indies Choice Book Award- Picture Book Hall of Fame Selection (2017), John Newbery Medal Honor (1929)
Genre: Children's Literature

Long, long ago there was an old man and an old woman who were lonely so they decided to get a cat. While out searching, instead of finding one cat they ended up finding millions, billions, and trillions of cats! Instead of chasing one, the old man chose all.

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Author & Illustrator: Duncan Tonatiuh
Award: Pura Belpre Award (2015)
Genre: Biography/ Nonfiction/ Picture book
Publication: 2014

elijahwilliams This is a biography of Sylvia Mendez's Mexican American Familys legal battle against the school district after their move in 1944. Sylvie and her siblings weren't allowed to go to the nearest public school so her father sued the district, this book explores the courts ruling, the facts of the case, and narrates the emotional experiences that Sylvie experienced at such a young age. 3mo
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Thank You, Omu! | Oge Mora
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Author and Illustrator: Oge Mora
Publication: 2018
Awards: Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award
Genre: Children's Literature, Fiction

Omu cooks dinner and the smell of the dinner brings people from all over to tell her how good the food smells. For every person who comes to her door, Omg makes sure she fixes them a bowl. In the end, Omu runs out of dinner but then everyone brings her some food to help.

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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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The Newberry Medal winner in 1994, The Giver, written by Lois Lowry, is about a young boy Jonas living in a utopia where all struggles and worries are eliminated by valuing everyone as the same. However, this has also has eliminated the need for emotions. Jonas becomes chose as the Receiver of Memory and struggles with the new found emotions his experiences before the time of Sameness.

Publicized in 1993
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian Novel

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The barnyard animals come together as one in order to create demands for improvements in their living conditions to Farmer Brown, who is just as taken aback as the readers are.

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