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An Exciting Expedition

April 17, 2020

In the graphic novel Journey Under the Arctic, aquanaut and conservationist Fabien Cousteau goes on an adventure with junior explorers Rocco and Olivia in search of the rare Dumbo octopus. Along the way, they discover other fascinating ocean creatures. They…

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Comic Craze!

March 27, 2020

When Raina Telgemeier was a kid in the 1980s, she fell in love with comics. “They were the perfect combination of all the things I liked: characters and stories and humor and artwork,” she told TIME for Kids. But she…

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8 Questions for Jerry Craft

March 27, 2020

Jerry Craft is the author of New Kid. It’s a graphic novel about an African-American boy who feels out of place in his mostly white school. In 2019, New Kid became the first graphic novel to win the Newbery Medal,…

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Another Look

March 27, 2020

Lois Lowry is one of America’s most celebrated authors. In the course of her career, she’s published more than 30 books. Lowry’s latest is On the Horizon. It’s her first work of poetry. “When I sat down to begin to…

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Mischief Maker

March 20, 2020

In Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet, Omar and his family move to a new place. He must adjust to a new school, new classmates, and a terrible next-door neighbor. He also has to deal with a school bully. To cope,…

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8 Questions for Jason Reynolds

March 13, 2020

Author Jason Reynolds was recently named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress. He spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Jack Doane. 1. What’s your goal as National Ambassador? My goal is to visit small towns and…

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A New View of the Frontier

March 13, 2020

It’s 1880, and 14-year-old Hanna is beginning a new life with her father in the small town of LaForge, in the Dakota Territory. But the townspeople are not happy with their arrival. Hanna is half Asian, and the locals reject…

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Making Breakthroughs

February 28, 2020

Throughout United States history, black women have faced discrimination because of both their race and their gender. Changing the Equation profiles more than 50 black women who overcame obstacles to become pioneers in the world of STEM. STEM stands for…

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Legendary Men

February 21, 2020

Vashti Harrison is the author and illustrator of a best-selling book about famous black women. Now, she brings together more than 35 influential men in Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History. You might have heard of Frederick Douglass. He…

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Defining Change

February 21, 2020

In Dictionary for a Better World, words are defined and organized in alphabetical order. But that’s the end of the similarities between this new book and a traditional dictionary. This one’s filled with art, poems, stories, and quotes from famous…