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2015 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner: Firebird

2015 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner: Firebird

FirebirdAmerican Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland encourages a young ballet student, with brown skin like her own, by telling her that she, too, had to learn basic steps and how to be graceful when she was starting out, and that some day, with practice and dedication, the little girl will become a firebird, too. Includes author’s note about dancers who led her to find her voice.

Firebird, Christopher Myers

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2015 Caldecott Medal Winner: The Adventures of Beekle

2015 Caldecott Medal Winner: The Adventures of Beekle

The Adventures of Beekle

An imaginary friend waits a long time to be imagined by a child and given a special name, and finally does the unimaginable–he sets out on a quest to find his perfect match in the real world.

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2015 Newbery Medal Winner: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

2015 Newbery Medal Winner: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

The Crossover

Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

The Crossover, eBook

 

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Meet the Author: 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Medal Winner Jacqueline Woodson

Meet the Author: 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Medal Winner Jacqueline Woodson

National African American Read-In

Meet Authors & Illustrators

February 1-28, 2015

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Brown Girl Dreaming

 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Medal & National Book Award Winner:

Brown Girl Dreaming, on CD, eBook & eAudio

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Read Right Now! Mighty Girl Stories

Read Right Now! Mighty Girl Stories

 

Amazing Grace150 Dallas Schools Television Logo Although a classmate says that she cannot play Peter Pan in the school play because she is black, Grace discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to do.

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Brave Irene is Irene Bobbin, the dressmaker’s daughter. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbin, isn’t feeling so well and can’t possibly deliver the beautiful ball gown she’s made for the duchess to wear that very evening. So plucky Irene volunteers to get the gown to the palace on time, in spite of the fierce snowstorm that’s brewing– quite an errand for a little girl.But where there’s a will, there’s a way, as Irene proves in the danger-fraught adventure that follows. She must defy the wiles of the wicked wind, her most formidable opponent, and overcome many obstacles before she completes her mission. Surely, this winning heroine will inspire every child to cheer her on.

Journey150 WeGiveBooksSmall Journey of a Pioneer follows the adventures of a young girl as her family travels west in covered wagons along the famous Oregon Trail.

Ladybug Girl150 WeGiveBooksSmall After her brother tells her she is too little to play with him, Lulu, dressed asLadybug Girl, makes her own fun.

Miss Rumphius150 WeGiveBooksSmall Deciding in childhood that she would seek adventure in faraway places, Miss Rumphius fulfills her dream and then has one more thing to do–something to make the world more beautiful!

Saddle Up150 WeGiveBooksSmall Stories, both real and imagined, show what girls can do. The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience.Read Right Now! eBook Saddle Up

When I Was a Girl I Dreamed150 ReadToMeLasVegas This illustrated story follows the memory of an old woman as she reveals her past dreams, uncovering the commonality of young girls’ thoughts and blurring the line between fantasy and reality. She is seen painting in Paris, visiting the Seven Wonders of the World while floating through the air in a hot-air balloon, living in a castle surrounded by a moat, and being the archaeologist to uncover the tomb of the five kings. As the dream-telling draws to a close, the reader sees the woman surrounded by mementos of all her adventures, bringing to question whether or not those dreams came true, but leaving no doubt that the woman still dreams.

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