9781547601073HardcoverYOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places Age (years) from 12 - 18On Sale Date: September 17, 2019
Print Run: 75000
$25.99 CAD6 x 9 x 0 in | 288 pagesCarton Quantity: 1Canadian Rights: YBloomsbury YA
An adaptation of the New York Times bestselling author's book about the startling truth behind voter suppression in America.
This middle grade adaptation brings to light the shocking truth about how not every voter is treated equally. After the election of Barack Obama, a rollback of voting rights occurred, punctuated by a 2013 Supreme Court decision that undid the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Known as the Shelby ruling, this decision allowed districts with a history of racial discrimination to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice.
This book follows the stunning aftermath of that ruling and explains how voter suppression works, from photo ID requirements to gerrymandering to poll closures. It also explores the resistance: the organizing, activism, and court battles to restore the basic right to vote to all Americans as the nation gears up for the 2020 presidential election season.
Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University. She is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller White Rage and We Are Not Yet Equal, a YA adaptation of White Rage. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Tonya Bolden is an award-winning author/co-author/editor of more than two dozen books for young people. They include We Are Not Yet Equal; Crossing Ebeneezer Creek, which received five starred reviews; and Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl, a Coretta Scott King honor book. She also received the Children?s Book Guild of Washington, DC?s Nonfiction Award. Tonya lives in New York City.
9781534424845PaperbackJUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places Age (years) from 7 - 10, Grade (US) from 2 - 5, Reading age from 7 - 10Publication Date: August 27, 2019
$8.99 CAD130.18 x 193.68 mm | 160 pagesCarton Quantity: 96Canadian Rights: YAladdin
Jeter Publishing presents a brand-new series that celebrates men and women who altered the course of history but may not be as well-known as their counterparts.
Ida B. Wells was an African-American journalist and activist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s.
On one fateful train ride from Memphis to Nashville, in May 1884, Wells reached a personal turning point. Having bought a first-class train ticket, she was outraged when the train crew ordered her to move to the car for African Americans. She refused and was forcibly removed from the train—but not before she bit one of the men on the hand. Wells sued the railroad, winning a $500 settlement. However, the decision was later overturned by the Tennessee Supreme Court.
This injustice led Ida B. Wells to pick up a pen to write about issues of race and politics in the South. Using the moniker “Iola,” a number of her articles were published in black newspapers and periodicals. Wells eventually became an owner of the Memphis Free Speech and Headlight, and, later, of the Free Speech.
She even took on the subject of lynching, and in 1898, Wells brought her anti-lynching campaign to the White House, leading a protest in Washington, DC, and calling for President William McKinley to make reforms.
Ida B. Wells never backed down in the fight for justice.
Diane Bailey has written more than fifty nonfiction books for children and young adults. Her most recent titles include books in The Great Outdoors series (Survival Skills, Mountain Biking, Discovering Nature, Water Sports, and Snow Sports), the Black Achievement in Science series (Biology, and Physics), and A First Look at America’s Presidents series (James K. Polk, John Quincy Adams, and William McKinley). She is also a journalist whose work has appeared nationally.
9781250176790HardcoverJUVENILE NONFICTION / History Age (years) from 10 - 14On Sale Date: August 06, 2019
Print Run: 35000
$26.99 CAD6 x 9 x 0 in | 240 pagesCarton Quantity: 24Canadian Rights: YRoaring Brook Press
A middle-grade retelling of Richard Nixon's downfall,Bringing Down A President: The Watergate Scandal is an inventive and timely look at one of the biggest scandals to ever rock our nation by Andrea Balis and Elizabeth Levy, featuring graphic novel style illustrations by Tim Foley.
Comprised almost completely of primary source quotes (good thing Nixon's recorder was on) and interspersed with contextual narrative, this captivating account of the trials and tribulations of the Nixon Administration has been rendered screenplay style offering an extraordinarily immediate narrative of one of America's most turbulent eras.
Elizabeth Levy I grew up in Buffalo, New York. I loved to daydream, and through my fantasies I learned a lot about good writing. I had a crush on Elvis, and I made up what he would say to me. When I became a writer as an adult, I could make my daydreams almost come true. I put Elvis in several of my books. Kids have sent me pictures of Fletcher as Elvis. Principals have even dressed as Elvis when I visited their school. I went to Brown University where I majored in history. After I graduated, I came to New York City and worked for ABC-TV and Radio, and then for Senator Robert Kennedy. My first book was written shortly after Senator Kennedy's death. It was calledThe People Lobby. I wanted teenagers to know how exciting politics can be. After that, I began writing mysteries and novels. I have been writing and living in New York ever since. At certain times of the year, I can be found out at Shea Stadium watching, the New York Mets. And of course, I still daydream. Now I daydream that they will win the World Series again. Tim Foley was born in Flint, Michigan, and attended college at the Kendall School of Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His has illustrated such books as The Space Race: Nose Diving Into History, The Wright Brothers: Nose Diving Into History, and Is it Safe to Kiss My Cat? Tim lives and works in Grand Rapids with his wife, Terri.
What Linnaeus Saw
A Scientist and His Quest to Name and Catalog Every Living ThingKaren Magnuson Beil
9781324004684HardcoverJUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography Age (years) from 10 - 14, Grade (US) from 5 - 9On Sale Date: October 01, 2019
$28.95 CAD6 x 9 in | 256 pagesCarton Quantity: 24Norton Young Readers
The globetrotting naturalists of the eighteenth century were the geeks of their day: innovators and explorers who lived at the intersection of science and commerce. Foremost among them was Carl Linnaeus, a radical thinker who revolutionized biology.
In What Linnaeus Saw, Karen Magnuson Beil chronicles Linnaeus’s life and career in readable, relatable prose. As a boy, Linnaeus hated school and had little interest in taking up the religious profession his family had chosen. Though he struggled through Latin and theology classes, Linnaeus was an avid student of the natural world and explored the school’s gardens and woods, transfixed by the properties of different plants. At twenty-five, on a solo expedition to the Scandinavian Mountains, Linnaeus documented and described dozens of new species. As a medical student in Holland, he moved among leading scientific thinkers and had access to the best collections of plants and animals in Europe. What Linnaeus found was a world with no consistent system for describing and naming living things—a situation he methodically set about changing. The Linnaean system for classifying plants and animals, developed and refined over the course of his life, is the foundation of modern scientific taxonomy, and inspired and guided generations of scientists.
What Linnaeus Saw is rich with biographical anecdotes—from his attempt to identify a mysterious animal given him by the king to successfully growing a rare and exotic banana plant in Amsterdam to debunking stories of dragons and phoenixes. Thoroughly researched and generously illustrated, it offers a vivid and insightful glimpse into the life of one of modern science’s founding thinkers.
Karen Magnuson Beil has worked as a news reporter and science writer. Her work takes her on exciting adventures—such as paddling through a marsh with a muskrat farmer and climbing a tower to “interview” New York’s first reintroduced bald eagle. Beil lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.
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How We Behave Like Birds, Bugs, and BeastsMaria Birmingham , Dave Whamond
9781771473262HardcoverJUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature Age (years) from 7 - 10, Grade (CAN) from 2 - 6, Grade (US) from 2 - 6Publication Date: August 15, 2019
$18.95 CAD9 x 11 x 0.25 in | 32 pagesCarton Quantity: 30Canadian Rights: YOwlkids
A look at the surprising similarities between humans' and other animals’ behavior
How are humans different from other animals? This is a question scientists have long tried to answer. As it turns out, some of the very things researchers once though distinguished humans—our creativity, our problem-solving ability, our capacity for planning or abstract thought—actually make us very similar to other animals! This nonfiction book introduces several different behaviors that humans and other animals share, including farming, teaching, laughing, building, mourning, communicating, grooming, playing, traveling, using tools, and working together.
Narrated by a funny and friendly ant, this book is packed with humor and playful phrasing to bring lightness to the exploration of animal behavior. Brought to life by bright and wacky cartoon-style illustrations, Acting Wild will leave kids with the understanding that acting like an animal is simply in their nature.
MARIA BIRMINGHAM is a longstanding contributor to OWL and Chickadee magazines, and the author of several books for young people, including the Lane Anderson Award winner Biometrics and the Norma Fleck Award nominee A Beginner's Guide to Immortality: From Alchemy to Avatars. Maria lives in Brampton, Ontario.
DAVE WHAMOND is the award-winning author of several picture books including the Oddrey series and a regular contributor to OWL and Chickadee magazines. His awards include the Blue Spruce, Silver Birch and Texas 2X2. He also has a syndicated cartoon strip called “Reality Check,” which appears daily in a number of North American newspapers. He lives in Calgary, Alberta.
9781534424791PaperbackJUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography Age (years) from 7 - 10, Grade (US) from 2 - 5, Reading age from 7 - 10Publication Date: August 27, 2019
$8.99 CAD130.18 x 193.68 mm | 160 pagesCarton Quantity: 96Canadian Rights: YAladdin
Jeter Publishing presents the second nonfiction biography in a brand-new series that celebrates men and women who altered the course of history often without recognition.
On July 16, 1969, a Gemini rocket lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Previous launches had focused on getting astronauts into space, docking two spacecraft, and even walking in space, but this mission was different. Apollo 11 was designed to land two astronauts on the moon and then bring them back to Earth. Four days later, two astronauts, Neal Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, did walk on the moon. But did you know that there were actually three astronauts aboard the rocket on July 16? Michael Collins didn’t get to walk on the Moon, but his contribution is just as important as Armstrong and Aldrin’s.
Prior to joining NASA, Collins was in the Air Force and flew fighter jets. After joining NASA, he made two trips into space, performing one of the first EVAs or Extravehicular activities (in other words, walking in space) as well as making that trip to the moon.
Collins continued to contribute even after leaving the space program. He took a job in the State Department and even served as director of the National Air & Space Museum and as undersecretary of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
He may not have walked on the moon, but he’s one of only twenty-four people to travel there. In fact, without Michael Collins, that first moon landing might never have happened.
James Buckley Jr. is a prolific author of nonfiction for young readers. Bonnie and Clyde joins a long list of his biographies that cover Adolf Hitley, Milton Hershey, Betsy Ross, Jesse Owens, Muhammad Ali, and Roberto Clemente, among many others. Other recent books include titles on the International Space Station, the Moon, snakes, insects, firefighters, history, and sports of various kinds. That latter subject is a big part of his work, following on a career in sports journalism with Sports Illustrated and the National Football League. He is the owner of Shoreline Publishing Group, a book packager based in his home of Santa Barbara, California, where he lives with his wife and two teenagers.
9781632172228HardcoverJUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography Age (years) from 5 - 9, Grade (US) from K - 4On Sale Date: August 13, 2019
$18.99 CAD8.78 x 11.14 x 0.39 in | 48 pagesCarton Quantity: 30Canadian Rights: YLittle Bigfoot
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Just Like Beverly follows the life of beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary from her early years in Oregon to her career as a successful writer who wrote stories, including the wildly popular Ramona and Henry Huggins series, for kids just like her.
As a young girl, Beverly Cleary struggled to learn to read and found most children’s books dull and uninteresting. She often wondered if there were any books about kids just like her. With hard work, and the encouragement of her parents and a special teacher, she learned to read and at a young age discovered she had a knack for writing.
Beverly Cleary’s story comes to life in this narrative nonfiction picture book as she grows to follow her dreams of writing the books she longed for as a child, becoming an award-winning writer and one of the most famous children’s authors of all time.
Beautiful illustrations capture Cleary’s sense of humor, struggles, and triumphs, and are filled with Easter eggs throughout for fans to discover.
VICKI CONRAD is a teacher with a passion for literacy development and inspiring students to love reading just as much as she did as a child. Growing up, she was always found with a book in her hand, and she has stayed that way ever since. When she is not writing or teaching, she is traveling the world, growing a garden, or searching for stories. She has called Seattle her home for many years. She doesn’t mind the rain, as long as she has coffee, friends, and good books for company. Just Like Beverly is her first book.
DAVID HOHN is an illustrator based in Portland, Oregon. His days are spent in the studio imagining what it would be like to be someone else, doing something else—and then he paints it.
Author Residence:Seattle, WA
DAVID HOHN is an illustrator based in Portland, Oregon. His days are spent in the studio imagining what it would be like to be someone else, doing something else--and then he paints it.
"Hohn captures her lively spirit through illustrations, reminiscent of those by Alan Tiegreen for Cleary's own books, that will keep young readers entertained. A loving and informative tribute worthy of celebrating Cleary's 103rd year of life." --Kirkus Reviews, starred
"Conrad writes with clarity and features significant details that bring Cleary’s experiences and personality to life for kids today. Hohn makes good use of color, light, and pattern in his imaginative illustrations, which interpret the text sensitively. The artwork looks fresh and appealing while suggesting the period, the emotional resonance, and the upbeat spirit of Cleary’s books."--Booklist, starred
9781250152121PaperbackJUVENILE NONFICTION / Art Age (years) from 9 - 13On Sale Date: October 22, 2019
Print Run: 50000
$17.50 CAD6 x 8.5 x 0 in | 128 pagesCarton Quantity: 52Canadian Rights: YFirst Second
Maker Comics is the ultimate DIY guide. Inside JP Coovert's graphic novel you will find illustrated instructions for seven comic book projects!
The International Comics Library is in a lot of trouble! If Maggie can’t come up with $500,000 in a week, Dr. Carl is going to bulldoze her grandfather’s library and turn it into a parking lot! To save the day, she’ll need all her comic drawing skills, the loyal library watchdog, and her new assistant (that’s you!).
WithMaker Comics: Draw a Comic! you'll learn to create and print your own comics books! Follow these simple steps to sketch out your story ideas and ink a comic page. Learn which art supplies are best for drawing comics—you can use a pen, a brush, or even a computer! With the help of photocopy machine, you can even self-publish your own comics and share them with your friends!
In this book you will learn how to: write a comic script draw a comic strip draw and print a one-page comic create thumbnail sketches pencil a comic ink a comic print and bind a multi-page comic
JP Coovert lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he spends his time making as much rad artwork as possible. On the side, he co-runs a record and comic label called One Percent Press. He's written and drawn almost fifty comics, including his ongoing series, Simple Routines. JP Wants to create cool stuff forever, like illustrating every animal on the planet, creating a library full of kids books, and painting a mural on the moon!