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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on March 23, 2022 at 11:53 AM by Genesis Gaule
The American Library Association (ALA) recently announced their 2022 Youth Media Awards which honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Here are this year's winners and honorees we have in our catalog!
Looking for past award winners? Check out our post about the 2021 ALA Award Winners.
by Andrea Wang, illustrated by Jason Chin
Simple text and beautiful illustrations pack a strong emotional punch in this autobiographical picture book about gathering wild watercress that brings a daughter of immigrants closer to her family's Chinese heritage. An author's note in the back shares Andrea's childhood experience with her parents. // Easy // Ages 4 - 8
by written and illustrated by Corey R. Tabor
Fox overcomes his fear of monsters when he meets real nocturnal animals. With repeating text bolstered by whimsical illustrations that provide cues to the story’s humorous plot, Tabor deftly uses sensory stimuli of sight, sound and smell to immerse young readers into the perils of the night. // Easy Reader Yellow // Ages 4 - 8
by Angeline Boulley[Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians]
When University of Michigan student Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, she reluctantly agrees to go undercover, drawing on her knowledge of chemistry and Ojibwe traditional medicine to track down the source of a new drug. It's a page-turning YA thriller with gorgeous insight into Anishinaabe culture and a healthy dose of romance thrown in. // Junior (also in e-book and e-audiobook) // Ages 14+
by Malinda Lo
America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father—despite his hard-won citizenship—Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day. // Junior // Ages 14+
Tag(s): young adult fiction, science fiction, recommendations, picture books, lgbt, junior fiction, Holocaust, Genesis Gaule, First Nations, fiction, easy fiction, award winners, Asian Americans
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 26, 2021 at 1:51 PM by Genesis Gaule
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All That She Carried by Tiya Miles
The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake // A poignant story of resilience and of love passed down through generations of women against steep odds. It honors the creativity and fierce resourcefulness of people who preserved family ties even when official systems refused to do so.
The Confidence Men by Margalit Fox
How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History // Imprisoned in a remote Turkish prison camp during World War I, British offers Harry Jones and Cedric Hill come together to trick their captors. Jones, a trained lawyer, and Hill, a brilliant magician, use a handmade Ouija board?—and their keen understanding of the psychology of deception?—to build a trap for the Turkish officers that will ultimately lead them to freedom.
What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon
Anti-fatness is everywhere. In What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat, Aubrey Gordon unearths the cultural attitudes and social systems that have led to people being denied basic needs because they are fat and calls for social justice movements to be inclusive of plus-sized people’s experiences.
From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry by Paula Yoo
The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement // Japanese car companies were on the rise and people believed it was putting U.S. workers out of their jobs. A bar fight turns fatal, because of rising tension, and a Chinese American man was killed by two white men. A searing examination of the killing, the trial, and verdicts that followed. The lenient sentences of the two white men sparked the Asian American Movement.
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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 29, 2021 at 2:14 PM by Genesis Gaule
This week, the American Library Association (ALA) announced their 2021 Youth Media Awards for children and young adults. Here are this year's winners and honorees we have in our catalog!
We Are Water Protectors
written by Carole Lindstrom; illustrated by Michaela Goade
Winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children.
We Are Water Protectors stresses the urgent need to take care of Earth's water through the story of an Ojibwe girl fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Goade is of Tlingit descent, tribally enrolled with the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. This is the first Caldecott win for a Native illustrator as well as the first win for a BIPOC woman!
Check out past Caldecott winners and honorees in our catalog:
When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
Winner of the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature.
Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Children's Literature (APAAL) aims to promote Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage through literary and artist merit.
This uplifting story brings Korean folklore to life as a girl goes on a quest to unlock the power of stories and save her grandmother.
If you'd like to explore more award winning Asian/Pacific literature, check out:
Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson
Winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Award. Named for Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King Jr., this award recognizes outstanding books for young adults and children by African Americans authors and illustrators that reflect the African-American experience.
This stirring novel-in-verse explores the cost of professional sports on Black bodies and how a family moves forward when their glory days have passed.
See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog
written by David LaRochelle; illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka
Winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Named for beloved author/illustrator Dr. Suess, this award recognizes the most distinguished books for beginning readers.
What happens when the book gets it wrong? Max is not a cat--Max is a dog! But much to his dismay, this book keeps instructing readers to "see the cat." How can Max get through to the book that he is a dog?
Tag(s): young adult, recommendations, picture books, Genesis Gaule, First Nations, fiction, children's books, award winners, Asian Americans, African Americans