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In 1942, as India struggles for freedom from British rule, Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi asks one family member from each family to join Ahimsa (Tu/Lee & Low, $18.95), the non-violent resistance to British governance. Ten-year old Anjali fears that her father will join, and is blindsided when it’s her mother who becomes an activist. As her mother reaches out to the Dalit community, the caste system’s untouchables, Anjali is initially shocked but soon comes to question her own biases. Inspired by her great-grandmother’s experiences, debut author Supriya Kelkar presents an accessible and eerily timely exploration of what social justice really means. Ages 10-12.

 

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$20.95
ISBN: 9781620143568
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Published: Tu Books - October 2nd, 2017

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The Latinx of Us, In Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos (Harper, $16.95) are sometimes misunderstood, occasionally threatened, often quick-witted, and always engaging. Tweens and teens with disparate countries of origin but the same home country—the United States—come alive in each well-crafted story, all of which were inspired by real events. Refranes, commonly used Latin American sayings, appear throughout the text and are presented with their English translations in the book’s final pages along with notes on the stories’ origins. Author/illustrator Lulu Delacre’s mixed-media portraits of each character further highlight the multiplicity of viewpoints contained in this powerful volume. Ages 11-13.

 

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By Lulu Delacre, Lulu Delacre (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062392145
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Published: HarperCollins - August 29th, 2017

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As nighttime begins to settle in over the forest, listen. What do you hear? Can you catch the sound of a porcupine as it “scoots between roots”? Now, what do you see? Perhaps there is a creature hiding in the shadows. Might it be a fox, a deer, or a mouse? Author Richard Jackson’s lyrical language evokes the sounds of the darkness, while Katherine Tillotson’s soft, richly-hued illustrations gently bid goodnight to the sun in All Ears, All Eyes (Atheneum, $17.99). Ages 3-6.

 

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781481415712
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - March 7th, 2017

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