Below is a list of 3 the books by this author.
A boy without a dog-and a dog without an owner-find each other in this powerfully moving story of loneliness and redemption. Day after day, Cody watc... [Read More]
A boy without a dog-and a dog without an owner-find each other in this powerfully moving story of loneliness and redemption. Day after day, Cody watches Bones roam the streets. No one else thinks the old stray is special, but Cody does. He knows the dog is alone now. He watched them tear down the blue house where Bones used to live with an old man. Cody knows how it feels to lose someone, too. Slowly-cautiously-Cody opens his home and his heart to the scruffy dog with one blue eye and one brown. Readers will be deeply affected by Deborah Blumenthal's story of love and loss. Adam Gustavson's full-color illustrations reveal the shadows and light, as well as the quiet drama, of neighborhood life, and highlight the emerging relationship between the narrator and the lonely, dispirited dog that captures his attention, and finally, his heart.
Allie Johnston's secret wish since the day she was twelve is to have her nose done. But she's never told anyone-not her parents, or even her best fri... [Read More]
Allie Johnston's secret wish since the day she was twelve is to have her nose done. But she's never told anyone-not her parents, or even her best friend, Jen. But when she starts visiting a plastic surgery discussion board on the Web, she finds people who get her for the first time in her life. Her new friends include two girls her age who share her obsession with changing their faces-but for very different reasons. A sharply written, insightful book about learning to be happy with who we are.
Theme: Big Ideas
A beautiful picture book about Ann Cole Lowe, a little-known African-American fashion designer who battled personal and social adversity in order to p... [Read More]
A beautiful picture book about Ann Cole Lowe, a little-known African-American fashion designer who battled personal and social adversity in order to pursue her passion of making beautiful gowns and went on to become one of society's top designers. Wisps of cloth would fall from their worktables like confetti, and Ann would scoop them up and turn them into flowers as bright as roses in the garden. Ann's family came from Alabama. Her great grandma had been a slave, so her family knew about working hard just to get by. As soon as Ann Cole Lowe could walk, her momma and grandma taught her to sew. She worked near her momma in their Alabama family shop in the early 1900s, making glorious dresses for women who went to fancy parties. When Ann was 16, her momma died, and Ann continued sewing dresses. It wasn't easy, especially when she went to design school and had to learn alone, segregated from the rest of the class. But the work she did set her spirit soaring, as evidenced in the clothes she made, including Jackie Kennedy's wedding dress and Olivia de Havilland's dress at the Oscars when she won for Best Actress in To Each His Own. Rarely credited, Ann Cole Lowe became "society's best kept secret." This beautiful picture book shines the spotlight on a little-known visionary who persevered in times of hardship, always doing what she was passionate about: making elegant gowns for the women who loved to wear them.
Theme: Black History