July 12, 2017

Check it Out - Book recommendations

Source: NYSUT Communications

"Check it Out" features books recommended to teachers and parents by school librarians and other educators. Have a recommendation? Send suggestions, along with your name and local union, to lfrenett@nysutmail.org.

Radiant Child - Author/illustrator Javaka Steptoe

Stoked — 1969 - By Helene Forst

Slacker - By Gordon Korman

Sometimes - Written by Hugo Ibarra and John Seidlitz, Illustrated by Katia Lara

The Emancipation of Grandpa Sandy Wills - By Cheryl Wills - Illustration/Design by Randell Pearson

Memory of Light - By Francisco X. Stork

Kindness for Weakness - By Shawn Goodman

A Thousand Miles to Freedom: My Escape from North Korea - By Eunsun Kim with Sebastien Falletti

Amina's New Friends - By Anne O'Brien Carelli, Illustrated by Roberta Collier-Morales

Bud, Not Buddy - By Christopher Paul Curtis

There are no buffalo in Buffalo - By Sally Valentine Illustrations by Suzanne Valentine

Go Set a Watchman - by Harper Lee

Guess Who Zoo? - By Howard Eisenberg

Me and that Asberger Kid - By A. Teacher

Last Stop on Market Street - by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson

Our Community of Workers Coloring Book - by Marilyn Anderson and Jonathan Garlock

Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington - by Frances E. Ruffin, illustrated by Stephen Marchesi

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type - by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin

Manny and the Mango Tree - by Ali R. and Valerie Bustamante, illustrated by Monica Lunot-Kuker

The Crossover - By Kwame Alexander

Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - by Doreen Rappaport, Illustrated by Bryan Collier

Counting by 7s - By Holly Goldberg Sloan

Frog Song - by Brenda Z. Guiberson

Bipolar Buffalo: A Mosaic of Minds Journey - by Anthony Antek

Lemonade- Inspired by actual events - By Bernard L. Dillard

Picture me gone - by Meg Rosoff

Travels with Gannon & Wyatt: Egypt - by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - By Sherman Alexie

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot

Lula Bell on Geekdom, Freakdom & the Challenges of Bad Hair - C.C. Payne

Have You Seen Marie? - By Rose Reissman

Henry and the Kite Dragon - by Bruce Edward Hall, Illustrated by William Low

Having Our Say - By Sarah A. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth

Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust - by Eve Bunting, Illustrated by Stephen Gammell

Buried Alive! How 33 Miners Survived 69 Days Deep Under the Chilean Desert - by Elaine Scott

Between Shades of Gray - by Ruta Sepetys

You Will Be My Friend! - by Peter Brown

With the Might of Angels - by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Secret Saturdays - by Torrey Maldonado

Stumptown Kids - by Carol Gorman and Ron Findley

I Get It!, I Get It! - How John Figures It Out - One Boy's Journey and Triumph with Auditory Processing Disorder - by Loraine Alderman and Yvonne Capitelli

The Boy Who Dared - by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Tangled Threads: A Hmong Girl's Story - by Pegi Deitz Shea

Marcelo in the Real World - By Francisco X. Stork