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    Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different True Tales of Amazing People Who Stood Up and Stood Out Ben Brooks, Quinton Wintor
    9780762468553 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography Grade (US) from 3 - 7, Reading age from 8 - 12 On Sale Date: May 07, 2019
    $22.49 CAD 7.85 x 10 x 0.8 in | 160 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Running Press Kids
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      Boys will be boys and girls will be girls? Not in this book.

      The follow-up to Ben Brooks's New York Times bestselling Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, this book offers more extraordinary true stories of amazing people who broke the mold and changed the world for the better. The resulting message? Be yourself, and your dreams might come true.

      With the help of Quinton Winter's striking full-color illustrations, Brooks offers an accessible compilation of 76 famous and not-so-famous influencers from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and stereotype-smasher in his or her own way. Entries include Emma Gonzalez, Andy Warhol, Bjork, Hans Christian Andersen, Sally Ride, and so many more -- heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.
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      Ben Brooks is the author of several books, including Grow Up, Lolito, Hurra, and Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different.

      Quinton Winter is a British illustrator, artist, and colorist. He has worked for many clients including the Guardian newspaper, Walker Books, Vertigo Comics, and the BBC.
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    9781328801531 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography Age (years) from 10 On Sale Date: May 14, 2019 Print Run: 40000
    $23.99 CAD 5.4 x 10.13 x 0.48 in | 64 pages Carton Quantity: 38 Canadian Rights: Y HMH Books for Young Readers
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      This exciting debut in graphic novel format tells the childhood stories of literary legends including Maya Angelou, Roald Dahl, and Sandra Cisnernos. Perfect for fans ofGood Night Stories for Rebel Girls and Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World.

      What makes a writer? What inspires them? Where do their stories come from? Striking illustrations and a popular graphic novel format bring to life this anthology of literary legends and their childhoods. Featuring beloved authors such as Maya Angelou, C.S. Lewis, Gene Luen Yang and J.K. Rowling, these stories capture the childhood triumphs, failures, and inspirations that predated their careers.

      Children ages ten and up will see themselves in these humanized portraits and wonder if they, too, might have it in them to write. A celebration of creativity, this collective graphic biography is sprinkled throughout with writing wisdom and inspiring quotes.
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      Elizabeth Haidleis the co-founder of Mascot Press, creating thought-provoking comics and animations. She has an incurable passion for illustrated biographies and low-maintenance gardening. Her first book, at age 13, was about a grumpy elf with a pet snail. Bill Peet is her favorite children's book author. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

      www.DocuComix.com
      Twitter: @ehaidle
      Instagram: @ehaidle
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        Rep Pick: As a child, did you ever think about becoming an author? Many children interested in literature wonder who their favourite writers were as children. From C.S. Lewis to J.K. Rowling, Before They Were Authors is a beautiful graphic novel telling the stories of how our favourite authors were when they were children. This will be delightful for adults and children alike! —Louis-Marc Simard

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      "[A] pleasing design aesthetic, and myriad details invite prolonged perusing." —Publishers Weekly

      "[F]ans of classic children’s literature will enjoy this reverential and playful volume."—Booklist
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    9781328767011 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play Age (years) from 4 - 7 On Sale Date: May 07, 2019 Print Run: 35000
    $19.99 CAD 7.27 x 8.66 x 0.35 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 50 Canadian Rights: Y HMH Books for Young Readers
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      What if your imagination runs wild? In this charming, whimsical book,New York Times bestselling creator Renata Liwska explores “what if” scenarios from silly to serious, gently examining the curiosities of everyday life with humor and imagination. Perfect for fans ofI Wish You More andThe Quiet Book.

      Every day is filled with opportunities to wonder . . .what if?

      In this charming book of big questions for little readers, New York Timesbestselling creator Renata Liwska explores scenarios that span the spectrum from silly to serious, gently examining both the anxieties and curiosities of everyday life.

      Wondering what might happen helps expand our imaginations, whether the options are humorous or thought-provoking—or both!

      So:what if . . . you turned the page?
      Bio
      Renata Liwska lives and works in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is the illustrator of theNYTbestseller The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood. She also illustrated its sequelThe Loud Book, and theThe Christmas Quiet Book. Renata has written and illustratedRed Wagon andLittle Panda. www.RenataLiwska.com
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        Rep Pick: We all get stuck in the trap of “what-if” thinking sometimes—and so do little folks! This poignant and often funny book helps us all conquer our anxieties and fears, accompanied by gorgeous illustrations from the artist who did The Loud Book and The Quiet Book. What if you love this book? You will! —Dani Farmer
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      "[O]pen-ended queries and tender, soft-edged artwork operate in tandem to depict familiar circumstances with whimsical, imagination-stirring possibilities....A sweet and thoughtful selection." School Library Journal

      "[T]enderly humorous." —Kirkus
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    How Emily Saved the Bridge The Story of Emily Warren Roebling and the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge Frieda Wishinsky Canada, Natalie Nelson
    9781773061047 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography Age (years) from 7 - 10, Grade (US) from 2 - 5, Reading age from 7 - 10 Publication Date: May 01, 2019
    $19.95 CAD 8.88 x 10.75 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Groundwood Books
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      The Brooklyn Bridge, the iconic suspension bridge that connects Manhattan and Brooklyn, was completed in 1883. It is thanks to Emily Warren Roebling that the bridge was finished at all.

      Emily was not an engineer, but she was educated in math and science. She married Washington Roebling, the chief engineer of the famous bridge. When Washington became ill from decompression sickness, Emily stepped in, doing everything from keeping the books, to carrying messages for her husband, to monitoring the construction of the bridge. She was the first person to cross the Brooklyn Bridge when it opened.

      Emily, who went on to study law among many other accomplishments, is an inspiration to all, as demonstrated through Frieda Wishinsky’s informative and engaging text and Natalie Nelson’s distinctive collage illustrations. Speech bubbles revealing imagined dialogue add a playful note to this historical account, which includes fascinating facts about the Brooklyn Bridge and a further reading list.

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      Frieda Wishinsky is the award-winning author of more than sixty books, including picture books, novels and non-fiction, which have been translated into many languages. Each One Special, illustrated by Werner Zimmerman, was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award, and Please, Louise! illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. More recently, Frieda has written the novel Avis Dolphin, illustrated by Willow Dawson, and A History of Just about Everything with Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Qin Leng. Frieda grew up in Manhattan and has always loved crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. She now lives in Toronto.

      Natalie Nelson’s illustrations have appeared in many publications, including the New York Times and the Washington Post. She is the illustrator of The King of the Birds by Acree Graham Macam, which Booklist reviewed as “nothing short of charming.” She has also illustrated A Storytelling of Ravens by Kyle Lukoff, which received starred reviews from Kirkus and Foreword, and Uncle Holland by JonArno Lawson, described by School Library Journal as “sophisticated yet playful.” Natalie lives in Atlanta.

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      Praise for How Emily Saved the Bridge:

      “Wishinsky’s quippy dialogue and well-researched storytelling capture the passion and intelligence of the extraordinary Emily . . . Nelson’s whimsical cut-paper collages, an interplay of bright blocks of color and black-and-white photography, capture a rapidly growing city in the flux of modernization. . . . Another win for the ladies of STEM.” — Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

      Praise for Avis Dolphin by Frieda Wishinsky, illustrated by Willow Dawson:

      “Moving and inventive … a vivid and relatable account of a not-so-distant tragedy.” Quill & Quire

      “This child’s view of the event with eye-catching illustrations is an accessible take on the historic event.” Booklist

      Praise for Please, Louise! by Frieda Wishinsky, illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay:

      “… Wishinsky presents a common family problem with humorous, understated dialogue.… Warm-hearted and funny, this is a very fine picture book, with a great match between illustration and text.” Quill & Quire, starred review

      Praise for A Storytelling of Ravens by Kyle Lukoff, illustrated by Natalie Nelson:

      “Offbeat nonsense humor of the highest order: not to be missed.” Kirkus, starred review

      “In this charming tribute to the quirkiness of collective nouns, playful artwork and clever captions invite children of all ages to contemplate a variety of amusing scenarios illustrated in bright colors and bold patterns.” Foreword, starred review

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    Bear Out There Jacob Grant
    9781681197456 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Age (years) from 3 - 6 On Sale Date: June 04, 2019 Print Run: 35000
    $23.99 CAD 9.84 x 11.11 x 0.38 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Children's Books
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      Bear and Spider are back in another charming odd-couple friendship story, perfect for fans of Peter Brown and Greg Pizzoli.

      Bear's favorite place is inside. He loves sharing his tidy home with his friend Spider. Spider loves the outdoors!

      When Spider's kite flies away, Bear must venture out and into the messy forest to help his friend.

      As their quest in the forest goes from bad to worse, Bear and Spider show readers that being a friend means being there for each other, no matter what.

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      Jacob Grant is the author and illustrator ofBear's Scare,Scaredy Kate,Little Bird's Bad Word,Cat Knit, andThrough the Zoo. He is a winner of the annual Don Freeman Work In-Progress Grant by the SCBWI. Jacob lives in Chicago with his family.

      www.jacobgrantbooks.com
      jacobgerms.tumblr.com
      @jacob_germs (Twitter)

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      “Grant's soft, muted crayon-and-ink illustrations, full of rounded shapes, complement the warm comforting tone of the story . . . A cozy tale of friendship and compromise between two very different creatures.” —Kirkus Reviews

      “The humor here is gentle and diverting, and kids will find the surprisingly expressive Spider. . . especially charming.” —BCCB

      "With its spare text and large, easy-to-view illustrations, this read-aloud about compromise and companionship will resonate with children." -Shelf Awareness

      “Resonates with timely themes of tolerance, friendship, and persistence.” —Publishers Weekly

      “This affirming story of friendship includes themes of kindness and perseverance, subtly promoting an appreciation of the outdoors.” —Booklist Online

      "Children will absorb the valuable message that compromise is essential to any good friendship and when the going gets tough, buddies still stick together." -School Library Journal online

      “Grant's friendship story will catch readers like flies with its artwork and gentle humor, while encouraging them not to make assumptions about others.” —Booklist on BEAR'S SCARE

      “This tale about friendship and overcoming prejudices . . . will be enjoyed at storytime and as a subtle introduction to accepting others.” —School Library Journal on BEAR'S SCARE

      “Ideal for beginning readers. A sweet, feel-good story with plenty of interesting visual detail.” —Kirkus Reviews on BEAR'S SCARE

      “Will make readers smile.” —Publishers Weekly on BEAR'S SCARE

      “Goat is the star of this visual show. Like Mo Willems's Pigeon, his whole internal process shows in his eyes. Everyone can relate to the need to grow, and the appreciation for familiarity. A lovely storytime selection for larger collections.” —School Library Journal on THROUGH THE ZOO

      “Goat's big eyes telegraph his emotions with gentle humor, and the muted colors and gauzy textures of Grant's illustrations underscore a sense of empathy that extends to readers (and parents) caught between growing independence and the recognition that everyone needs a hug now and then.” —Publishers Weekly on THROUGH THE ZOO

      “While this is an easy pick for a cat or crafting storytime, the word repetition and short, simple sentences also puts this within the reach of beginning readers. For all audiences, the final scene in which poor Cat has now acquired two new Yarn friends will incite a riot of giggles.” —BCCB on CAT KNIT

      “The simplicity of the story is matched by graphically crisp illustration that captures cats' well-known fascination with bright balls of yarn, as well as the comfort that everyday objects bring, a message little listeners will instinctively understand . . . Will bring smiles along with the message that, though friends might change, they can still remain close to you if you give them a chance.” —Booklist on CAT KNIT

      “Offers a comical and gently didactic contribution aimed at an even younger child, with the tale of a little bird who stumbles into the charged realm of curse words thanks to his dad.” —The New York Times Book Review on LITTLE BIRD'S BAD WORD

      “A charming, tender and ever pertinent life lesson.” —Kirkus Reviews on LITTLE BIRD'S BAD WORD

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    9781452178585 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Interactive Adventures On Sale Date: May 07, 2019 Print Run: 20000
    $25.99 CAD 7.3 x 9.7 x 0.65 in | 88 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Chronicle Books
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      An interactive picture book from Hervé Tulletthe creator of theNew York Times bestsellersPress Here andMix It Up!

      Join the magical hunt for one little idea: From one of the true creative geniuses of this generation comes a unique meditation on and celebration of the magic of the birth of a simple idea. Sparkling with visual wit and bubbling with imagination,I Have an Idea! is a richly emotional exploration of the creative process: from an initial tentative inkling, to the frustration of chasing the wrong notion, to finally the exhilaration of capturing—and nurturing—just the right idea.I Have an Idea! is a scrumptious cloth-spined package of color and inspiration equally at home on a child's bookshelf, in a new graduate's backpack, or atop a creative's desk.
      • The perfect book of color and inspiration for children and those young at heart.
      • Answers the questions "how do you find an idea?", "what does it feel like?", "what can you do with an idea?" in a simple and inspiring way.
      • Known as the "Prince of Preschool," the versatile Hervé Tullet has been an art director at various ad agencies, a magazine illustrator, and for the past 15 years, a creator of children's books.
      Fans ofBeautiful Oops!,The Day the Crayons Quit, andIggy Peck, Architect will loveI Have an Idea!'s introduction to creative thought.

      The perfect gift to inspire creativity in young readers, new graduates, and budding artists.
      • Kids of all ages will turn the pages with anticipation trying to catch that elusive idea
      • Books for kids ages 5-8
      • Children's picture book for K-3
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      Hervé Tullet is known for his prodigious versatility, from directing ad campaigns to designing fabric for Hermès. But his real love is working with children, for whom he has published dozens of books, including theNew York Times bestsellersMix It Up!,Let's Play!,Say Zoop!, andPress Here. He lives in New York City.
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        - starred review from School Library Journal
        - a new children's book from the NYT bestselling author Herve Tullet
        - over 85k copies of Press Here and Mix It Up sold in Canada
        - Kirkus review
        - a Raincoast Superlead

        Raincoast Superlead:
         NYT bestselling author of Press Here, Mix It Up!, and Let’s Play!Press Here sold over 51k copies in Canada

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      "A gifted finder of ideas explains how to track the tricky, elusive things down." —Kirkus Reviews
      "Tullet brings the delight and exuberance to the science of ideas in a way that engages, entertains, and inspires." - School Library Journal, starred review
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    Series: A GIRL'S GUIDE TO THE WILD
    A Girl's Guide to the Wild Be an Adventure-Seeking Outdoor Explorer! Ruby McConnell, Teresa Grasseschi
    9781632171719 Paperback SELF-HELP / Journaling Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7 On Sale Date: May 21, 2019
    $17.99 CAD 5.52 x 7.5 x 0.73 in | 272 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Little Bigfoot
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      Girls belong outdoors! This handbook covers everything you need to get outside, including ideas for what to do, camping and hiking basics, body stuff in the wilderness, advanced skills like maps, weather, and first aid, as well as recipes, projects, activities, and profiles of inspiring outdoorswomen.

      Your definitive guide to getting outside—for girls ages 9-12! In addition to basic outdoor skills, this entertaining guidebook includes easy camping recipes, outdoor projects including science experiments and crafts, fun activity suggestions, and inspiring stories of diverse historical and contemporary outdoorswomen (such as Arunima Sinha, the first amputee woman to summit Mount Everest; Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts; and Libby Riddles, first woman to win the Iditarod). The goal is to improve the quality of girls’ outdoor time by increasing participation and independence, making them feel comfortable and safe, and giving them essential skills and knowledge. Charming and approachable, this book will encourage both reluctant campers and budding naturalists to go wild and embrace the outdoors.


      Series Overview: A Girl’s Guide to the Wild books offer accessible and engaging ways to empower girls to feel comfortable and confident outdoors.

      Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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      RUBY MCCONNELL is the author of A Woman’s Guide to the Wild; she’s also a geologist, environmental advocate, and dancer. Her work has appeared in Grain Magazine, Misadventures Magazine, Oregon Quarterly, Seattle Backpackers Magazine, Bird Watcher’s Digest, and Fungi Magazine, among others.

      TERESA GRASSESCHI is an illustrator, painter, and lifelong glasses wearer who spends her days making pictures for books, brands, and galleries. Her work has been featured in publications such as Stereogum, Rolling Stone, and the Wall Street Journal. This is her first book for children. She lives in Seattle, Washington. Follow her on Instagram @TeresaGrasseschi.


      Author Residence: Eugene, OR

      Author Hometown: Portland, OR

      TERESA GRASSESCHI is an illustrator, painter, and lifelong glasses wearer who spends her days making pictures for books, brands, and galleries. Her work has been featured in publications such as Stereogum, Rolling Stone, and the Wall Street Journal. This is her first book for children. She lives in Seattle, Washington. Follow her on Instagram @TeresaGrasseschi.

      Illustrator Residence: Seattle, WA

      Illustrator Hometown: Seattle, WA
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        Marketing: National media targeting outdoors and women’s magazines



        Online marketing campaign with local outdoors groups like Washington Trails Association and women’s outdoor organizations



        Author events in Washington and Oregon



        Promotion through author’s blog and social media



        Publicity: National publicity targeting women and girl’s interest media



        Regional publicity targeting lifestyle and outdoors media throughout the Northwest



        Author Website: RubyMcConnell.com

        Author Social Media: www.facebook.com/LittleMissSio; twitter.com/RubyGoneWild
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      “Empowering and entertaining”—Seattle Times

      “Girls seeking to spend time outdoors will find information, inspiration, and planning tips in this guide.”—Kirkus Reviews


      “Its useful information fills a critical and largely unoccupied niche in outdoors literature…the mere fact that this book exists is cause for celebration”—Foreward Magazine

      “A dominant theme accompanying the accessible advice is gentle admonitions to make sure that everyone is having a good time: be sure that activities are accessible to all and that everyone is included, follow the rules and take care of one another, and, of course, always be prepared. Both kid and adult outdoors-women will appreciate the practical and thoughtful advice and should feel ready to tackle new adventures.”—Booklist
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    9781338306040 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy Age (years) from 12 - 99, Grade (US) from 7 On Sale Date: May 14, 2019
    $24.99 CAD 5.81 x 8.54 x 1.22 in | 416 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Scholastic Press
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      Fatima lives in the city of Noor, a thriving stop along the Silk Road.

      There the music of myriad languages fills the air, and people of all faiths weave their lives together. However, the city bears scars of its recent past, when the chaotic tribe of Shayateen djinn slaughtered its entire population - except for Fatima and two other humans. Now ruled by a new maharajah, Noor is protected from the Shayateen by the Ifrit, djinn of order and reason, and by their commander, Zulfikar.

      But when one of the most potent of the Ifrit dies, Fatima is changed in ways she cannot fathom, ways that scare even those who love her. Oud in hand, Fatima is drawn into the intrigues of the maharajah and his sister, the affairs of Zulfikar and the djinn, and the dangers of a magical battlefield.

      Debut novelist Nafiza Azad weaves an immersive tale of magic and the importance of names; fiercely independent women; and, perhaps most importantly, the work for harmony within a city of a thousand cultures and cadences.

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      Nafiza Azad was born in Fiji and spent the first seventeen years of her life as a self-styled Pacific Islander. Now she identifies as an Indo-Fijian Muslim Canadian, which means she is often navigating multiple identities. Nafiza has a love for languages and currently speaks four. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Children's Literature from the University of British Columbia and co-runs The Book Wars (thebookwars.ca), a website dedicated to all things children's literature. Nafiza currently lives in British Columbia with her family.

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      Early praise for The Candle and the Flame:

      "Fiery magic, sizzling romance, and a city so achingly hopeful and real that you can almost taste it on every page. I can't wait to return to Noor!"- Rachel Hartman, New York Times bestselling author of the Seraphina books

      "Ground breaking and immersive paranormal YA that evokes all the beauty, richness, and diversity of the ancient cultures, faiths, and languages of the Silk Road." - Rebecca Lim, author of The Astrologer's Daughter

      "Sumptuous writing, vivid detail, and a gallery of deftly-drawn characters highlight this glorious debut." - Kate Elliott, author of Court of Fives and Cold Magic

      Praise for The Candle and the Flame:

      *"Based on Islamic mythology and Arabic folklore, debut author Azad's descriptive storytelling and complex characters give the novel a certain richness and texture missing from solely plot-based narratives . . ." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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    House Without Walls Ching Yeung Russell
    9781499808759 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 10 - 14, Grade (US) from 4 - 9, Reading age from 10 - 14 On Sale Date: June 18, 2019
    $22.99 CAD 139.7 x 209.55 x 25.4 mm | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Yellow Jacket
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      For most people, home is a place with four walls. It's a place to eat, sleep, rest, and live. For a refugee, the concept of home is ever-changing, ever-moving, ever-wavering. And often, it doesn't have any walls at all.

      Eleven-year-old Lam escapes from Vietnam with Dee Dee during the Vietnamese Boat People Exodus in 1979, when people from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia fled their homelands for safety. For a refugee, the trip is a long and perilous one, filled with dangerous encounters with pirates and greedy sailors, a lack of food and water, and even the
      stench of a dead body onboard. When they finally arrive at a refugee camp, Lam befriends Dao, a girl her age who
      becomes like a sister-a welcome glimmer of happiness after a terrifying journey.

      Readers will feel as close to Lam as the jade pendant she wears around her neck, sticking by her side throughout
      her journey as she experiences fear, crushing loss, boredom, and some small moments of joy along the way.

      Written in verse, this is a heartfelt story that is sure to build empathy and compassion for refugees around the world
      escaping oppression.
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      Ching Yeung Russell is a seasoned, award-winning author of many middle grade novels, including First Apple, Tofu Quilt, and Bungee Cord Hair. She was raised in China, where she was inspired to write after being told by her friend that she could eat more bowls of "dan lai"-a hard-to-get, sweet-milk custard she loved-if she became a successful writer. Ching has been friends with the real-life Lam and Dee Dee since 1986. She combined their refugee journey with the details and stories she heard while visiting a Vietnamese refugee camp in Hong Kong.
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    Dissenter on the Bench Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life and Work Victoria Ortiz
    9780544973640 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography Age (years) from 12 On Sale Date: June 04, 2019 Print Run: 35000
    $26.50 CAD 6.3 x 9.19 x 0.72 in | 208 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Clarion Books
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      The life and career of the fiercely principled Supreme Court Justice, now a popular icon, with dramatic accounts of her landmark cases that moved the needle on legal protection of human rights, illustrated with b/w archival photographs.

      Dramatically narrated case histories from Justice Ginsburg's stellar career are interwoven with an account of RBG’s life—childhood, family, beliefs, education, marriage, legal and judicial career, children, and achievements—and her many-faceted personality is captured. The cases described, many involving young people, demonstrate her passionate concern for gender equality, fairness, and our constitutional rights. Notes, bibliography, index.
      Bio
      Victoria Ortiz graduated from the City University of New York Law School. She has worked as a high school teacher, as a college teacher, as an attorney, and as dean of students at several law schools. Her published work includes Spanish for Lawyers (2012). Now retired, Ms. Ortiz lives in the Bay Area with her wife.
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      â?? "[A] narrative that brings both protagonists and issues to life, deftly situating each case in its historical context; the result is far more than just a biography or history." —Kirkus, STARRED review

      "[A]ccessible and engaging....A straightforward and up-to-date biography about a groundbreaking American icon." —School Library Journal

      "[C]lear, straightforward....An absorbing introduction to Ginsburg and her achievements."—Booklist

      "[A] good introduction to Ginsburg’s life, along with being a fine primer for studying the United States Constitution."—The Horn Book

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