Weekly JACBA Newsletter 16Jul2015

In Speeches, Melissa Sweet and Judy Cheatham Rally the Power of Nonfiction

Sweet and Cheatham melded distinctly different talks on the same topic-the art and craft of nonfiction-when they shared the stage for the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC)2015 Charlemae Rollins President’s Program during the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco last month.

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Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909, written by Michelle Markel and illustrated by Melissa Sweet 2014


Palestinian poet Naomi Shihab Nye to headline major British arts festival

Palestinian-American poet and author Naomi Shihab Nye has been announced as one of the headline artists at the Poetry Prom at this summer’s Aldeburgh Festival, one of the leading events of the British artistic year.

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Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye 1998 Awardee

Sitti’s Secrets by Naomi Shihab Nye 1995 Awardee


WOMEN’S GROUP MAKES SPECIAL DONATION TO CENTRAL FRESNO LIBRARY

“I think it gives them a sense of the world as a community, of their city as a community, many different stories about people, young people, especially all over the world and the different challenges that the young people have,” said Ann Caruthers with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

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Column: Encourage your child to read

“Malalah, A Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy From Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery” (Jeanette Winter) – Famous for her easy, gentle retellings of human interest stories, Jeanette Winter brings two stories together in this one book. The two young people in the book never knew each other, but each impacted not only the country of Pakistan, but the world.

“The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus” (Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet) – You will get to meet Peter Roget as a young boy and see his collection of lists grow into what we now take for granted. The illustrations that accompany the text are just as amazing.

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Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan, written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter 2010
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909, written by Michelle Markel and illustrated by Melissa Sweet 2014


KidsPost Summer Book Club: ‘Listen, Slowly,’ by Thanhha Lai

A girl travels to Vietnam with her grandmother for news of her grandfather who disappeared

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Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai 2012

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