Women Vote and Serve In Public Office: Books for Young Readers JACBA Newsletter 28Oct2016
Newsletter , Uncategorized / October 28, 2016

Book reviews: New releases look at women in politics Doreen Rappaport celebrates trailblazing women and their legacies in “Elizabeth Started All the Trouble” (Disney Hyperion, ages 6-10). She begins with Abigail Adams’ frustration that women were overlooked during the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. From that starting point Ms. Rappaport details the course of the women’s rights movement chronologically. Her thorough overview of the birth of the women’s suffrage movement focuses on the efforts of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Matt Faulkner’s realistic illustrations provide a solid background to Ms. Rappaport’s text. Together the words and illustrations provide a concise and approachable introduction to the women’s rights movement. Read More Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. written by Doreen Rappaport with artwork by Bryan Collier 2002 Awardee When students and authors collide Over 250 students and over a hundred more of their librarians, teachers, parents, and siblings converged on the Shenendehowa Middle School campus for the third annual TeenReaderCon. Students rubbed elbows with eight authors: Jennifer Armstrong, Joseph Bruchac, Eric Devine, Jackie Morse Kessler, Patricia McCormick, Lauren Oliver, James Preller, and Ryan Smithson. Read More The Heart of a Chief written by Joseph Bruchac 1999 Awardee…

Sy Montgomery to students: Everyone you meet has the potential to help you grow. JACBA Newsletter 14Oct2016
Newsletter , Uncategorized / October 14, 2016

Writing for the world – Common Read author Sy Montgomery shared her experience with students Montgomery visited UI Monday to speak about her experiences conducting research for the book. In addition to speaking with students, Montgomery said she was also excited to meet up with UI researchers to learn more about giant Palouse earthworms. At a lunch held for ISEM students on Monday, the Common Read author shared advice about life, writing and traveling. She said… the important thing for students to remember is that everyone they meet has the potential to help them grow. “Teachers are all around us. We need to recognize them and listen to their truth,” Montgomery said. Read More Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery 2013 Awardee National Book Awards Finalists Colson Whitehead, Jacqueline Woodson, Rita Dove and Viet Thanh Nguyen are among the finalists for the 2016 National Book Awards. The 22 finalists, whom the National Book Foundation announced Thursday, include two Pulitzer Prize winners, two previous National Book Award winners and a poet making her debut. The winners will be announced on Nov. 16 at a gala in New York. Jacqueline Woodson…

Jane Addams’ Author P. Hoose: “Children don’t shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse door.” JACBA Newsletter 7Oct2016
Newsletter , Uncategorized / October 7, 2016

Maine Voices: History lesson vindicates students protesting national anthem by Phillip Hoose As Justice Fortas wrote in 1969, children don’t shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse door. Phillip Hoose of Portland is the author of “We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History,” a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award in the Young People’s Literature category. Read More Hey, Little Ant written by Phillip and Hannah Hoose 1999 Awardee Claudette Colvin by Phillip Hoose 2010 Awardee Even Published Authors Get Stuck: How to Overcome Writer’s Block To celebrate HMH’s Spark a Story contest, we turned to some of our authors and novelists to get their tips for how to overcome writer’s block. Not everyone believes in it, but they all give great advice on how to sit down and create a piece of writing worth reading. Read More Number the Stars written by Lois Lowry 1990 Awardee A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park 2011 Awardee When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park 2003 Awardee Ruth Bader Ginsburg stars in a children’s book, and other best kids’ and YA books There’s a new strong-willed young heroine in the…