How Two Nominees for Best Animated Feature Found the Right Sound
Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie put her producing muscle behind The Breadwinner, Irish filmmaker Nora Twomey’s adaptation of Deborah Ellis’s 2000 best-selling young-adult novel about an 11-year-old Afghan girl. The film is voiced almost entirely by relatively unknown Afghan actors….
Drawing Black History: 4 Children’s Book Illustrators Show Us How
Maria Russo: And the author is Cynthia Levinson, who is a fantastic historian for children. She writes for children, but I learn from her books. Every one of them teaches me, too.
Also features Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Bryan Collier, Carole Boston Weatehrford, and R. Gregory Christie.
Children’s authors to bring windows and mirrors to 10th annual book festival
“There’s mirrors and windows,” author Margarita Engle says. “Children might see themselves in my books and that would be a mirror. Other children might look at my books and learn about other people and other cultures. That would be a window.”
For Cynthia Levinson, she has strayed away from the typical picture book. Instead, she has written a number of political books, including “Fault Lines in the Constitution.” Levinson also gives interactive presentations and workshops for children.
Roundup of children’s books
Re: Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 By Larry Dane Brimner
Terrorism is not new in America. That’s the big takeaway from this sobering day-by-day account about how 13 civil rights activists travel south to challenge illegal segregation on the buses that cross interstate lines and at bus stations too.
In New Novels for Kids, Dangerous Journeys and Hockey Madness
Curtis’s ninth novel is among his most suspenseful, an adventure story about a white sharecropper’s son in antebellum South Carolina…
Raised in poverty, ignorance and racism, Charlie develops his own moral compass – and becomes brave enough to act on it.
Also features Cynthia Kadohata.
The Jane Addams Children’s Book Award annually recognizes children’s books of literary and aesthetic excellence that effectively engage children in thinking about peace, social justice, global community, and equity for all people.