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INFINITE HOPE : A BLACK ARTIST'S JOURNEY FROM WORLD WAR II TO PEACE New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers,  IL 5-8 ISBN 9781534404908
You may know Ashley Bryan as an author and illustrator of many children's books. His works have won many awards. But you may not know the man himself. Ashley shares his story of his life during World War II. In 1943, he was drafted into the army. He was surprised at how Blacks were treated in the army. He had never experienced segregation before. But that was the just the beginning of his experience as a soldier in the war.
Robinson, Christian. ANOTHER
New York : Atheneum, 2019
A little girl wakes up to
find her cat going through the mirror to another world! So, of
course, she follows. Everything is upside down and she finds
another girl who looks just like her. Explore with her as she
investigates her surroundings.
Rubin, Adam. THOSE DARN SQUIRRELS FLY SOUTH Boston : Clarion Books, 2012 IL K-3 ISBN 9780547678238 0547678231
Old Man Fookwire lived at the edge of town all alone. And he was a grumpy old man. He complained about everything. He spent his time painting the colorful birds in his yard. But he was annoyed when the squirrels would get in the way. When the birds flew away for the winter, the squirrels decide to follow them. Wait, what? How can squirrels fly south?
Sehgal, Kabir. P IS FOR POPPADOMS : AN INDIAN ALPHABET BOOK
New York : Beach Lane Books, 
Do you know any words in Hindi? Well,
pick up this book to get started. Do you know what they national fruit
of India is? It's the aam, which is a mango. Keep reading and make your
way to Zaban. This is actually an Urdu word. Learn about theses interesting words as you learn about the fascinating country of India.
Tinari, Leah. THE PRESIDENTS : PORTRAITS OF HISTORY New York : Aladdin,  IL 3-6 ISBN 9781534418578 1534418571 You have probably heard of most of the Presidents of the United States. This book celebrates the presidents and also treats us to facts that we probably don't know.. Like, did you know that George Washington had hound dogs with the names Tipsy, True Love and Sweet Lips? And that Abraham Lincoln was an inventor? He is the only president to hold a patent!
Burleigh, Robert. HI, I'M NORMAN : THE STORY OF AMERICAN
ILLUSTRATOR NORMAN ROCKWELL New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, IL K-3 ISBN 9781442496705
Norman Rockwell was born in New
York City in 1894. As a boy, he wasn't very athletic but he
could draw. The other boys loved having him draw on the streets.
He left school early and went to art school. Hoping to be
able to make a career in art, he took any job he could get. But
that all changed when he sold his first drawing to the Saturday
Evening Post. The Post was perhaps the most popular
magazine of the time and getting the cover was an amazing
success. In fact, Norman went on to illustrate 320 covers
for the Post. Find out about this remarkable artist. I
just bet you have seen one of his famous drawings.
Rylant, Cynthia. MOTOR MOUSE New York : Beach Lane Books, 2019 IL K-3 ISBN 9781481491266
Motor Mouse is a mouse on the move. Today is Friday and we know that Friday is cake day. All week, Motor Mouse and his friend Tilly do their jobs and look forward to a special treat on Friday. But, what's this? The cake shop is closed! What are they going to do?