HONOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR’S LIFE WITH YOUNG PEOPLE 

JANE ADDAMS CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD TITLES ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

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THE BOOK SHELF: STELA BOWLES BEING THE CHANGE IN NEW BOOK ‘MY RIVER’

Bowles’s story caught the attention of author Anne Laurel Carter, who divides her time between Toronto and a home down the road from Bowles’s family in Upper LaHave. Written in Bowles’s voice, Carter captured her story in the book My River: Cleaning up the LaHave River (Formac Publishing). Published last fall, the book was released this month in the United States.

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HARPERCOLLINS LAUNCHES CHILDREN’S BOOK PODCAST

HarperCollins Children’s Books has announced the launch of Remember Reading?, a monthly podcast dedicated to classic and contemporary books for young readers. In each 30-minute episode, guests including journalists, educators, and award-winning authors will discuss the connections between beloved books from childhood and recent favorites, and the enduring appeal of children’s literature.

June, Episode 6: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

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FAIRFIELD ANNOUNCES ONE BOOK ONE TOWN 2019

The Fairfield Public Library and its community partners — Pequot Library, Fairfield University and the Fairfield University Bookstore — announced two selections for One Book One Town (OBOT) for 2019 on Tuesday morning. The selections are Harbor Me, and to include the youngest readers, the picture book The Day You Begin, both by award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson.

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AND JUST FOR FUN….

In City of Dogs, author Ken Foster and photographer Traer Scott explore the boroughs and their neighborhoods and profile, in words and pictures, 40 human/ canine families. First in the queue is writer Jacqueline Woodson and her dogs Toffee and Shadow, who call Park Slope, Brooklyn, home.

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PAKISTANI-AMERICAN AUTHOR VISITS

Saeed, who is Pakistani-American, was inspired to write the book by the courage of young people, particularly that of Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani advocate for girls’ and women’s education who was shot in retaliation for her activism and received a Nobel Peace Prize.

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