Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Back of the Bus by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Floyd Cooper

Abstract: From the back of the bus, an African American child watches the arrest of Rosa Parks.

Publisher: Philomel, 1 v. (unpaged)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney

Abstract: "This picture book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in, when four college students staged a peaceful protest that became a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality and the growing civil rights movement."

Publisher: Little, Brown

Sweet, Hereafter by Angela Johnson

Abstract: Sweet leaves her family and goes to live in a cabin in the woods with the quiet but understanding Curtis, to whom she feels intensely connected, just as he is called back to serve again in Iraq.

Publisher: Simon and Schuster, 118 p.