News from the shore – Oman, Prince Edward Island, and more – JACBA Newsletter 19Aug2015

Summer Book Club: ‘The Turtle of Oman’

A boy from the Middle East must move to Michigan; he also must learn to say goodbye.

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Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye 1998 Awardee
Sitti’s Secrets by Naomi Shihab Nye 1995 Awardee

A wonderful walk on Prince Edward Island.

Rachna Gilmore, who will launch her new children’s book, “Island Morning”, on Aug. 14, is shown in her garden with a previous book. The literary event will take at Confederation Centre Public Library in Charlottetown at 2 p.m.

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A Group of One by Rachna Gilmore 2002 Awardee

Muñoz Ryan hits it out of the park with ‘Echo’

“Echo” contains both real magic and magical realism, yet it takes us on a tour of very real racist and classist outrages from Nazi Germany to the San Fernando valley.

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Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan 2001 Awardee

Ann McGovern, Author, Is Dead at 85; She Made ‘Stone Soup’ a School Staple

Several of Ms. McGovern’s nonfiction books chronicled the lives of notable women, including “Runaway Slave: The Story of Harriet Tubman” (1965), illustrated by R. M. Powers, and “The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson” (1975), illustrated by Ann Grifalconi, the true tale of a woman who disguised herself as a man to fight with the Continental Army.

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Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam written by Walter Dean Myers and illustrated by Ann Grifalconi 2003 Awardee
The Village That Vanished written by Ann Grifalconi and illustrated by Kadir Nelson 2003 Awardee

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