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Here Comes the Garbage Barge!
Editura: Schwartz & Wade Books
Anul aparitiei: 2010
This New York Times Best Illustrated Book is a mostly true and completely stinky story that is sure to make you say, Pee-yew Teaching environmental awareness has become a national priority, and this hilarious book (subtly) drives home the message that we can t produce unlimited trash without consequences. Before everyone recycled . . . There was a town that had 3,168 tons of garbage and nowhere to put it. What did they do? Enter the Garbage Barge Amazing art built out of junk, toys, and found objects by Red Nose Studio makes this the perfect book for Earth Day or any day, and photos on the back side of the jacket show how the art was created. Here Comes the Garbage Barge was a New York Times Best Illustrated book of 2010, a Huffington Post Best Picture Book of the Year, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. The Washington Post said, Cautionary? Yes. Hilarious? You betcha and the New York Times Book Review raved, A] glorious visual treat. "
Frida (Spanish Paperback)
Editura: Arthur A. Levine Books
Anul aparitiei: 2002
This long-awaited companion to Jonah Winter's acclaimed DIEGO feature the paintings of young Spanish artist, Ana Juan. This stunning picture book is the perfect gift for art enthusiasts of all ages. Cuando su madre la deja a cargo de sus cinco hermanas, su padre la ensena a utilizar los pinceles y a colorear. Cuando una enfermedad la hace guardar cama durante meses, Frida dibuja para no aburrise. Cuando un accidente en autobus la sume en el dolor, Frida expresa su tristeza y depresion en sus pinturas. Una y otra vez, durante toda su vida, Frida Kahlo utiliza el arte para expresar sus sentimientos. Jonah Winter y Ana Juan se asoman a la vida y la obra de esta gran pintora para ofrecerle un hermoso tributo con este maravilloso libro.
The life story of revered Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is presented in this age-appropriate biography. Full color.
Paul Revere and the Bell Ringers
Editura: Aladdin Paperbacks
Anul aparitiei: 2003
As a boy working in his father's shop, Paul Revere hears adults talk all about their clubs with meetings, rules, and elections. It gives Paul an idea: Why doesn't he start his own club -- a bell ringing club?
Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates
Anul aparitiei: 2008
On an island called Puerto Rico, there lived a little boy who wanted only to play baseball. Although he had no money, Roberto Clemente practiced and practiced until--eventually--he made it to the Major Leagues. America As a right-fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, he fought tough opponents--and even tougher racism--but with his unreal catches and swift feet, he earned his nickname, "The Great One." He led the Pirates to two World Series, hit 3,000 hits, and was the first Latino to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. But it wasn't just baseball that made Clemente legendary--he was was also a humanitarian dedicated to improving the lives of others.
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La Juez Que Crecio En El Bronx
Editura: Atheneum Books
Anul aparitiei: 2009
The inspiring and timely story of Sonia Sotomayor, who rose up from a childhood of poverty and prejudice to become the first Latino to be nominated to the US Supreme Court. Before Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor took her seat in our nation's highest court, she was just a little girl in the South Bronx. Justice Sotomayor didn't have a lot growing up, but she had what she needed -- her mother's love, a will to learn, and her own determination. With bravery she became the person she wanted to be. With hard work she succeeded. With little sunlight and only a modest plot from which to grow, Justice Sotomayor bloomed for the whole world to see. Antes de que la magistrada de la Corte Suprema Sonia Sotomayor llegara al maximo tribunal de nuestra nacion, no era mas que una ninita en el South Bronx. La magistrada Sotomayor no tuvo mucho durante sus primeros anos, pero si tuvo lo que contaba -- el amor de su madre, la voluntad de aprender y su propia determinacion. Con valentia se hizo la persona que queria ser. Con trabajo arduo triunfo. Con un poquito de sol en un solarcito donde crecer, la magistrada Sotomayor florecio para que todo el mundo la vea.
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Jazz Age Josephine
Editura: ATHENEUM BOOKS
Anul aparitiei: 2012
A picture book biography that will inspire readers to dance to their own beats Singer, dancer, actress, and independent dame, Josephine Baker felt life was a performance. She lived by her own rules and helped to shake up the status quo with wild costumes and a you-can't-tell-me-no attitude that made her famous. She even had a pet leopard in Paris From bestselling children's biographer Jonah Winter and two-time Caldecott Honoree Marjorie Priceman comes a story of a woman the stage could barely contain. Rising from a poor, segregated upbringing, Josephine Baker was able to break through racial barriers with her own sense of flair and astonishing dance abilities. She was a pillar of steel with a heart of gold--all wrapped up in feathers, sequins, and an infectious rhythm.
Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Editura: SCHWARTZ & WADE BOOKS
Anul aparitiei: 2015
An elderly African American woman, en route to vote, remembers her family's tumultuous voting history in this picture book publishing in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. As Lillian, a one-hundred-year-old African American woman, makes a "long haul up a steep hill" to her polling place, she sees more than trees and sky--she sees her family's history. She sees the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment and her great-grandfather voting for the first time. She sees her parents trying to register to vote. And she sees herself marching in a protest from Selma to Montgomery. Veteran bestselling picture-book author Jonah Winter and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner Shane W. Evans vividly recall America's battle for civil rights in this lyrical, poignant account of one woman's fierce determination to make it up the hill and make her voice heard. "Moving.... Stirs up a potent mixture of grief, anger, and pride at the history of black people's fight for access to the ballot box." --The New York Times "A much-needed picture book that will enlighten a new generation about battles won and a timely call to uphold these victories in the present." --Kirkus ...
My Name Is James Madison Hemings
Anul aparitiei: 2016
A New York Times Notable Book A powerful historical picture book about the child of founding father Thomas Jefferson and the enslaved Sally Hemings. In an evocative first-person account accompanied by exquisite artwork, Winter and Widener tell the story of James Madison Hemings's childhood at Monticello, and, in doing so, illuminate the many contradictions in Jefferson's life and legacy. Though Jefferson lived in a mansion, Hemings and his siblings lived in a single room. While Jefferson doted on his white grandchildren, he never showed affection to his enslaved children. Though he kept the Hemings boys from hard field labor--instead sending them to work in the carpentry shop--Jefferson nevertheless listed the children in his "Farm Book" along with the sheep, hogs, and other property. Here is a profound and moving account of one family's history, which is also America's history. An author's note includes more information about Hemings, Jefferson, and the author's research. "This gentle, emotional book is a reminder that many presidents' biographies have distressing aspects. . . . A simple but historically solid introduction to some of the moral crises slavery presented for our ...
Mickey Mantle: The Commerce Comet
Editura: KESSINGER PUB LLC
Anul aparitiei: 2017
The ONLY nonfiction picture book about New York Yankee Mickey Mantle, one of the greatest baseball players of all time. From award-winning author Jonah Winter and #1 New York Times bestselling artist C. F. Payne comes this extraordinary picture-book biography that traces Mickey Mantle's unparalleled baseball career. He could run from home plate to first base in 2.9 seconds. He could hit a ball 540 feet--the longest home run in major league history. He was the greatest switch hitter ever to play the game. And he did it all despite broken bones, pulled muscles, strains, and sprains, from his shoulders to his feet. How did a poor country boy from Commerce, Oklahoma, become one of the greatest and most beloved baseball players of all time? This is the story.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality
Editura: HARRY N ABRAMS INC
To become the first female Jewish Supreme Court Justice, the unsinkable Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to overcome countless injustices. Growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and '40s, Ginsburg was discouraged from working by her father, who thought a woman's place was in the home. Regardless, she went to Cornell University, where men outnumbered women four to one. There, she met her husband, Martin Ginsburg, and found her calling as a lawyer. Despite discrimination against Jews, females, and working mothers, Ginsburg went on to become Columbia Law School's first tenured female professor, a judge for the US Court of Appeals, and finally, a Supreme Court Justice. Structured as a court case in which the reader is presented with evidence of the injustice that Ginsburg faced, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the true story of how one of America's most "notorious" women bravely persevered to become the remarkable symbol of justice she is today.
The Sad Little Fact
Anul aparitiei: 2019
Page dim. 289 x 242 x 10
Weight: 488 grams
Thurgood Marshall--the first black justice on the Supreme Court and a giant of the civil right
Editura: BEACH LANE BOOKS
Mother-son team Jonah Winter and Jeanette Winter tell the story of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and its devastating and lingering effects in this poetic and timely picture book.
Page dim. 238 x 238 x 14
Weight: 402 grams
Mother Jones and Her Army of Mill Children
Anul aparitiei: 2020
A stunning picture book about Mary "Mother" Jones and the 100 children who marched from Philad
Welcome to Bobville: City of Bobs
Here's a timely, hilarious picture book, with Seussian appeal In Bobville, everyone is named.
Christmas Tree Owl
Anul aparitiei: 2021
One Christmas, a tiny owl stuck in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree stole the hearts of the nation. Discover the true story in this heartwarming picture book from celebrated mother-son team Jonah and Jeanette Winter.
Page dim. 188 x 248 x 12
Weight: 316 grams