Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell - Tanya Lee Stone and Marjorie Priceman

In the 1830s, Elizabeth Blackwell asked the question Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? (Holt, $16.99). When a dear friend suffering from illness said that she would prefer to be examined by a woman, Elizabeth was inspired. Despite seemingly insurmountable odds, she used the determination that had characterized her from childhood to go to medical school and become the first female doctor in the United States. In her most recent work of non-fiction, Sibert Medalist Tanya Lee Stone recounts the life of a person who refused to be daunted by the prevailing gender roles of her time. Much-loved illustrator Marjorie Priceman’s colorful and animated gouaches add a sense of whimsy and joy to this story of strength and courage. Ages 5-8. KLP
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ISBN: 9780805090482
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - February 19th, 2013

African American Poetry - Arnold Rampersad, Marcellus Blount, Karen Barbour

Opening with a concise yet powerful introduction by Arnold Rampersad on the history of African American Poetry (Sterling; $14.95) and edited by Rampersad and Marcellus Blount, this volume in the Poetry for Young People series is a necessary and powerful addition to every child’s library. Each new poet introduced in the volume is accompanied by significant biographical information and, when appropriate, the poems include a small glossary to help young readers interpret the language.  The collection includes a sampling of works by African American artists from the 1700s to present day, including but certainly not limited to Phillis Wheatley, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Alice Walker, Nikki Giovanni and Elizabeth Alexander. Karen Barbour’s dramatic and colorful illustrations fully complement the compilation. Ages 10-13. – Kerri Poore

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By Karen Barbour (Illustrator), Arnold Rampersad (Editor), Marcellus Blount (Editor)
ISBN: 9781402716898
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - January 1st, 2013

Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon - Steve Sheinkin

Steve Sheinkin immerses readers immediately into the world of scientists, the KGB, and the FBI as he recounts the gripping tale of the Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon (Flash Point, $19.99). Following the paths of three critical players, Robert Oppenheimer, Harry Gold and Knut Haukelid as well as a full cast of historical participants, Sheinkin relies on primary sources and significant research to give young adults access to a period of time in which the global balance of power shifted and created the foundation of the world we live in today. Ages 12 and up. KLP
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ISBN: 9781596434875
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Published: Flash Point - September 4th, 2012