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WE'VE GOT NEW BOOKS!

           

THE NOMINEES for the 2017-2018 Iowa Children’s Choice Award have arrived at the Library and are grouped together on the Juvenile Fiction shelves for easy access. According to the Iowa Association of School Librarians, the purpose of the Iowa Children's Choice Award is: (1) to encourage children to read more and better books; (2) to provide an avenue for positive dialogue between teachers, parents, and children about books and authors; and (3) to give recognition to those who write books for children.

WITH THAT being said, let’s take a look at some of the nominees starting with “Crenshaw,” by accomplished author, Katherine Applegate. Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times, and there’s no money for rent and very little for food. If things get any worse, they’ll be living in their minivan again. Crenshaw is a large, outspoken cat who’s returned after four years to help Jackson figure things out. Though the super feline is imaginary, Crenshaw may save this family from losing everything!

CYNTHIA LORD is a Newberry Honor author and her latest is “A Handful of Stars.” When her blind dog Lucky slips his collar, twelve-year old Lily meets Salma Santiago, a Hispanic girl whose migrant family are in Maine for the blueberry-picking season. The two girls share a mutual love of dogs and forge a friendship while painting bee boxes for Lily's grandfather. Lily’s goal for the summer is to save Lucky’s eyesight, and Salma is determined to win the Blueberry Queen pageant. As the contest draws near, Lily and Selma are confronted with some of the hard truths of prejudice and migrant life.

THIRDLY, we have “Stella by Starlight,” by Sharon M. Draper. Stella lives in the segregated South, where she knows her limits and who sets them. Some people are nice; some aren’t. And Stella accepts that. But late one night when Stella and her brother shouldn’t be out, they see something they’re not supposed to, and it changes everything. Can Stella find the strength to demand change in her segregated town?

          

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