National Book Award 3
Title: The Thing About Luck Author: Cynthia Kadohata Genre: Contemporary, Middle Grade, PoC Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers Publication Date: January 2013 Hardcover: 288 Pages There is bad luck, good luck, and making your own luck—which is exactly what Summer must do to save her family in this novel from Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata. […]
Title: Goblin Secrets Author: William Alexander Genre: Fantasy, Steampunk, Middle Grade Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Publication date: March 6th 2012 Hardcover: 240 pages In the town of Zombay, there is a witch named Graba who has clockwork chicken legs and moves her house around—much like the fairy tale figure of Baba Yaga. Graba takes […]
Title: My Name is Not Easy Author: Debby Dahl Edwardson Genre: Historical, Young Adult, PoC Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books Publication date: October 28 2011 Hardcover: 248 pages My name is not easy. My name is hard like ocean ice grinding the shore . . . Luke knows his Iñupiaq name is full of sounds […]
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