Kids 3/24

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer (Staff Pick)

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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement By Carole Boston Weatherford, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763665319
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Published: Candlewick - August 4th, 2015

Fannie Lou Hamer, was “sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Refusing to be intimidated by violence, Hamer worked ceaselessly for civil rights and cofounded the National Women’s Political Caucus. This beautiful testament to her story features stunning collage by local artist Ekua Holmes and potent verse from Carole Boston Weatherford.

- Rachael


Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour The Tea (Staff Pick)

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Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea By Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780152009014
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Published: Clarion Books - March 30th, 1994

How I wish I could sit with Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, drinking tea and sharing English muffins (with cream cheese, of course!). I've loved these books since I was four years old.

- Sophie


The Fate of Fausto (Staff Pick)

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The Fate of Fausto: A Painted Fable By Oliver Jeffers Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780593115015
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Published: Philomel Books - September 17th, 2019

A refreshingly depressing children's book, inspired by the legend of the man who sells his soul to the devil. Adult readers can pair with Goethe's Faust I&II (also a staff pick this month), Mann's Doctor Faustus, and Bulgakov's Master & Margarita.

- James


Grandma's Roof Garden (Staff Pick)

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Grandma's Roof Garden By Tang Wei, Kelly Zhang (Translated by) Cover Image
By Tang Wei, Kelly Zhang (Translated by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646147014
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Published: Levine Querido - January 16th, 2024

I have been waiting for a book that rivals my favorite garden book from my childhood, and HERE IT IS. The audible gasp of delight when I discovered this book! I then handed it to everyone I could. I love Grandma, I love her garden, I lover her cat, and the rich, deep colors and line style make the veggies feel almost within grasp.

- Stacey


A Magic Steeped in Poison (Staff Pick)

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A Magic Steeped in Poison (The Book of Tea #1) By Judy I. Lin Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250767080
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 29th, 2022

Magic mixes with East Asian culture meets Iron Chef in a web of palace intrigue. Tea master in-training Ning competes to be the imperial master of tea and save her sister's life.

- Mia


Hockey Girl Loves Drama Boy (Staff Pick)

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Hockey Girl Loves Drama Boy By Faith Erin Hicks Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250838728
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Published: First Second - October 3rd, 2023

My heart absolutely swooned with every panel of this amazingly sweet graphic novel for teens-though I believe it's worth a read no matter your age. You'll love these characters (well, most of them...) and be rooting for them throughout.

- Jen


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