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31 Days, 31 Lists: Day 23 – 2016 American History for Kids

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For a year or two I helped sit on the committee for the New York Historical Society’s book prize.  Each year it goes to books that, “… honor the best children’s historical literature and encourage authors to continue to create engaging and challenging narratives that provide a window into the past for middle readers and […]

Review of the Day: Freedom Over Me by Ashley Bryan

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Freedom Over Me: Eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life By Ashley Bryan Atheneum (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) $17.99 ISBN: 978-1481456906 Ages 9 and up On shelves September 13th Who gives voice to the voiceless? What are your credentials when you do so? When I was a teen I used to […]

Review of the Day: Witches! by Rosalyn Schanzer

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Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem By Rosalyn Schanzer National Geographic Children’s Books $16.95 ISBN: 978- 1426308697 Ages 10 and up On shelves September 13th Sometimes I wish I could sit down with my 10-year-old self and have a conversation. We’d chat about the improvements that will come to fashion someday (I […]

Review of the Day: America Dreaming by Laban Carrick Hill

America Dreaming: How Youth Changed America in the ’60s By Laban Carrick Hill Little Brown & Company $19.99 ISBN: 978-0316009041 Ages 12 and up On shelves now Essentially what we have here is a book written about the children of the 50s and 60s for the children of the 00s, reviewed by a child of […]