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our next children's event

Tuesday, September 9, 10:30 am

Three-time Newbery Honor author Jacqueline Woodson (Locomotion, After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers) recounts her childhood in verse. In the clear voice of a watchful child, the turmoil of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s is rendered personal through the stories of Woodson’s family, including her uncle, whose military buzz cut becomes an afro as he becomes a Black Panther, and converts to Islam in prison. Alongside these cultural shifts are the smaller, timeless dramas of childhood. Ages 10 and up (Nancy Paulson)

Brown Girl Dreaming (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780399252518
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books, 8/2014

our next teen event

Thursday, September 4, 7:00 pm

With complex world-building, gripping plots, and relatable characters the authors of these three fantasy series have crafted books that can’t be put down. The three strong female protagonists helming these titles—Celaena, Ileni, and Ana—have much in common: assassins, outcasts, the fate of the world on their shoulders, but each of their stories is unique. Ages 15 and up

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Blast from the Past

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Chieri Uegaki
Suki’s Kimono
(Kids Can Press, $8.95)


New(ish) in Hardcover

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Ken Wilson-Max
Lenny Goes to Nursery School

(Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, $15.99)

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A Unique Gift Idea

Join our signed first editions club and have a first edition, first printing of a newly released children’s picture book delivered each month directly to your doorstep (or pick it up at the store if you prefer).

September October
Peter Spier
The Fox Went Out
on a Chilly Night

(Doubleday, $17.99)
Mac Barnett
Sam and Dave
Dig a Hole

(Candlewick, $16.99)

Call 202-364-1919 or email Allison Trotter at for more information about the Politics & Prose Signed First Editions Children's Book Club. Or register now

Quantities are limited so sign up early!
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We also have an Adults' Signed First Editions Club
and a Children's Book-a-Month Club.

Educators’ Open House

Wednesday, September 17, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Educators' Open House

Presentations beginning at 4:30:

• Kimberly Guise, TOON Books Marketing Director, discusses the importance of the comic format to beginning (and all!) readers, and its relevance to Common Core.
• Sarah Pokempner, Avalon Theatre Development and Outreach Manager, introduces the theatre’s cinema classroom program.
• Kerri Poore, Politics and Prose Children and Teens Events Coordinator, discusses upcoming events.

Immediately following presentations:

• Learn about new titles and get thoughtful recommendations
• Sign up for educator email updates
• Receive 20% off all books during the open house (with current school ID)
• Enter raffles and enjoy free posters, books, pins, and more
• Enjoy light refreshments
• Receive coupons for special deals at neighboring restaurants