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Chance: Escape from the Holocaust: Memories of a Refugee Childhood by Uri Shulevitz - Book Review

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$19.99
ISBN: 9780374313715
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 13th, 2020

This is the first novel by Shulevitz, who is one of America's most celebrated picture book artists and theorists. It's a memoir of his childhood, and tracks his family's movements as they flee Poland just before Nazi occupation, then travel through several refugee camps in the Soviet Union before eventually moving to Paris after the Holocaust is over. It's intensely personal, and is kept from being too heavy because the refugee stories are balanced with the narrative of Shulevitz growing into himself as an artist and storyteller. ~ Reviewed by Nadja Tiktinsky


Unbeatable Betty: Betty Robinson, the First Female Olympic Track & Field Gold Medalist by Allison Crotzer Kimmel - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062896070
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Published: HarperCollins - June 9th, 2020

The author has done an amazing job of telling us the story of a woman who is little known in the sports world; even though Betty Robison was literally the first woman to accomplish winning a gold medal in her sport. This introduction is the perfect way to tease you into wanting to learn about the woman who broke records, boundaries and even survived death (she was declared dead after a plane accident). Take your time reading the text and illustrations, there is much to learn, love and marvel over. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


On the Horizon by Lois Lowry - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780358354765
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Published: Not Avail - April 7th, 2020

An interesting mixed-memoir in vignettes. Lowry, who was a four-year-old military kid living in Hawaii at the time of the Pearl Harbor bombing, sifts through her own memories while detailing the lives of those lost in the bombings. She then does the same with the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, dipping into the lives lost and memories remaining there, before reverting back to memoir in order to examine her own experience of moving to Japan as an 11-year-old. Reading this book feels like visiting a memorial. Great for a history-lover who has read it all and is looking for something fresh and unique. ~ Reviewed by Nadja Tiktinsky


Joni: The Lyrical Life of Joni Mitchell by Selina Alko - Book Review

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By Selina Alko, Selina Alko (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062671295
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Published: HarperCollins - February 25th, 2020

The highlights of Ms. Mitchell’s life are the focus of this picture book biography. Things you might not know about her and familiar gems, grace the pages. See how Mitchell influenced the folk music scene and how it influenced her. (But how could it not when you hang around the likes of Bob Dylan and Mama Cass?) The art is mixed media with realistic abstract elements. They are colorful and bold. Great for all ages. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Peace, Love, Action!: Everyday Acts of Goodness from A to Z by Tanya Zabinski - Book Review

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By Tanya Zabinski, Ani DiFranco (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781946764478
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Published: Parallax Press - August 27th, 2019

I learned so many new things reading this gem! Filled with captivating profiles of peaceful activism and mindful living, the author presents an inspirational handbook for your young person’s inner advocate. What would you take a stand for? ~ Reviewed by Linda Then


What Is a Refugee? by Elise Gravel - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593120057
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 24th, 2019

What is a refugee? In Elise Gravel’s picture book, What Is a Refugee? we get an informative answer to that question. Gravel includes interviews from conversations they had with refugee children and speaks about famous people who were refugees. This is a book that could spark a conversation about what the reader sees inside this uniquely illustrated pages and about current events. Powerful and accessible to the younger reader.


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