Synopses & Reviews
Published on the anniversary of when President Abraham Lincolnandrsquo;s order went into effect, this book offers readers a unique look at the events that led to the Emancipation Proclamation. Filled with little-known facts and fascinating details, it includes excerpts from historical sources, archival images, and new research that debunks myths about the Emancipation Proclamation and its causes. Complete with a timeline, glossary, and bibliography, Emancipation Proclamation
is an engrossing new historical resource from award-winning childrenandrsquo;s book author Tonya Bolden.
Praise for Emancipation Proclamation:
FOUR STARRED REVIEWS
andquot;A convincing, handsomely produced argument...andquot;
andmdash;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
andquot;Bolden makes excellent use of primary sources; the pages are filled with archival photos, engravings, letters, posters, maps, newspaper articles, and other period documents. Detailed captions and a glossary interpret them for todayandrsquo;s readers.andquot;
andmdash;School Library Journal, starred review
andquot;The language soars, powerfully communicating not just the facts about the Emancipation Proclamation but its meaning for those who cared most passionately.andquot;
andmdash;Booklist, starred review
andquot;Bolden tackles these questions in a richly illustrated overview of the lead-up to the Proclamation, organizing and reiterating information already familiar to many middle-schoolers, while introducing material that will probably be eye-opening to students who have taken their textbookandrsquo;s version of history at face value.andquot;
andmdash;The Bulletin of the Center for Childrenandrsquo;s Books, starred review
School Library Journal Best Book of 2013
Bulletin of the Center for Childrenand#39;s Books Blue Ribbons List 2013
Notable Childrenand#39;s Books from ALSC 2014
2014 Carter G.Woodson Middle Level Book Award
andquot;The book offers young readers plenty to look at, along with a simple message about the way prayer unites everyone, as the multicultural subjects in Velasquezand#39;s gorgeous illustrations make clear.andquot;
andquot;...this beautiful book brings prayer to the modern world and hauntingly shows just how needed it is.andquot;
andquot;The diverse people sharing the night, the realistic dilemmas of the people in need, and the handsome presentation should serve well as bedtime reading for families practicing daily prayer.andquot;
andquot;A good starting place for discussion, this will give youngsters a sense of those in need as well as whatandrsquo;s worth praying for.andquot;
A fascinating picture book biography of pioneering American innovator George Washington Carver from Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Tonya Bolden
Shampoo from peanuts? Wallpaper from clay? Ink from sweet potatoes? With imagination and innovation, George Washington Carver (1864-1934) developed hundreds of unexpected products from everyday plants.
Carver was an exceptionally uncommon man: trailblazing scholar, innovative scientist, pioneering conservationist, and impassioned educator. This book follows his life from enslaved orphan to his student days as the first African American to attend Iowa State College (where he later taught) and on to his work in the field of agriculture. Illustrated with historical photographs, and published with The Field Museum, Chicago, the book traces Carver's life, discoveries, and legacy.
A young boy wakes. He has forgotten to say his prayers. Outside his window, a beautiful harvest moon illuminates the city around him and its many inhabitants. As the moon slowly makes its way across the heavens, the boy offers a simple prayer for the homeless, the hungry, and others.
Critically acclaimed author Tonya Bolden teams up with awardand#8209;winning illustrator Eric Velasquez to create a richly painted and emotionally complex book that celebrates prayer and kindness while recognizing the diversity of the world around us.
This book reveals what an exceptionally uncommon man George Washington Carver was: trailblazing scholar, innovative scientist, pioneering conservationist, and impassioned educator. It follows his life from slave and orphan to his college days as the first African American to attend Iowa State College (where he later taught), and on to his life and work in the field of agriculture. Illustrated with historical artifacts and photographs, the book traces Carverandrsquo;s life, discoveries, and legacy. Includes an afterword and bibliography.
Awards for George Washington Carver:
Orbis Pictus Honor Book
NYPL Book for the Teen Age
NAPPA Gold Award
Book for a Global Society
Norman A. Sugarman Childrenandrsquo;s Biography Award
About the Author
Tonya Bolden has written a number of books for children and adults. Her work has garnered many accolades, including the Coretta Scott King Honor Award, James Madison Book Award, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, YALSA Best Book of the Year, and CCBC Best Book of the Year. She lives in New York City.Eric Velasquez is the illustrator of numerous books for children. He received the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award and won the Pura Belprand#233; Honor for Illustration. He lives in Hartsdale, New York.