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Award-winning children's author Ann Malaspina's debut YA verse novel KIKI IN THE MIDDLE was released this August. ZEKE THE WEATHER GEEK: THERE'S A LIZARD IN MY BLIZZARD, written with co-author Joan Axelrod-Contrada, is coming out in 2023 from Kids Can Press. Check this link for activities to go along with A SCARF FOR KEIKO, a picture book about friendship and justice during a time of war and hatred.
A poem about Aretha Franklin
is on the Origami Poetry Project site.
Print and fold into a mini-chapbook!
“¡Sí, Se Puede!"
a poem about Dolores Huerta, is in the Better Than Starbucks August issue.
Photo of the Month
A treasured holiday card
from Great-Grandma Black
KIKI IN THE MIDDLE. (West 44 Books) After a tragic death rips apart the city, a 15 yo girl uses her art to find justice and maybe even love. A YA verse novel for reluctant readers set in Astoria, Queens.
TOUCH THE SKY: ALICE COACHMAN, OLYMPIC HIGH JUMPER, the story of the first black woman to win an Olympic gold, is one of the books about women in sports recommended by the New York Public Library in 2022.
On the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, HEART ON FIRE: SUSAN B. ANTHONY VOTES FOR PRESIDENT is on the New York Public Library's "Essential Reads on Feminism" list.
A Scarf for Keiko was named to the Vermont Department of Libraries' 2020-2021 Red Clover Book Award Honor List and the Arkansas Diamond Primary Award Nominations List 2021-2022.
"When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful." — Malala