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8 Questions for Jerry Craft

March 20, 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 18, 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 11, 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,…


8 Questions for Jason Reynolds

March 5, 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 4, 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 19, 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 12, 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 11, 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…

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Seeing Both Sides

January 22, 2020

The narrator of Sunnyside Plaza is 19-year-old Sally Miyake. She lives at Sunnyside Plaza, a group home for people with developmental disabilities. Sal has trouble understanding some things, but she has many gifts. “I can’t read,” she explains, “but I…

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Iggy's World

January 15, 2020

Nine-year-old Iggy Frangi isn’t afraid to be himself. He has a lot of great ideas, even if they don’t always go according to plan. The Best of Iggy is about the misadventures of this mischievous boy. Author Annie Barrows calls…