Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This picture-book tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the events that followed.
By Margot Theis Raven and E.B. Lewis (Illustrator)
Granny Judith adds a square to her quilt for each runaway slave Christmas John rows across the river. Rich, dark watercolors punctuated with red capture both the fear and the hope in these daring flights to freedom.
His plot in a community garden brings 10-year-old Jackson Jones more zucchini than he cares to see and the unwanted attention of a bully, but when a company plans to destroy the garden, Jackson turns his attention to trying to save it.
Twelve-year-old cabin boy Shipwreck only wants to find his way home from San Diego to New England, but first he must face snarling mutineers, barefoot bandits, hairbreadth escapes, duels, cunning barkeeps, simmering revenge, secret identities, scrappy orphans, and more.
When you are growing up, there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully -- the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equalizer.