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The Art of Miss Chew

Title: The Art of Miss Chew Author(s): Patricia Polacco Illustrator/Photographer: Patricia Polacco Publisher and Year: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Number of pages: 37 Genre: Children’s Non-Fiction Analysis: In Patricia Polacco’s children’s book The Art of Miss Chew the text functions as … Continue reading

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Grandfather’s Journey

Title: Grandfather’s Journey Author(s): Allen Sy Illustrator/Photographer: Allen Sy Publisher and Year: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993 Number of pages: 29 Genre: Children’s Non-Fiction Analysis: In Allen Sy’s award winning book Grandfather’s Journey, the text functions as a window to the … Continue reading

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Helen’s Big World The Life of Helen Keller

Title: Helen’s Big World The Life of Helen Keller Author: Doreen Rapport Illustrator: Matt Tavares Publisher and Year: Hyperion Books, 2012 Pages: 37 Tags: Culture, Disability, K-3, Picture Book, Award Winners, Monarch Award 2015 Genre: Biography Analysis: This is the … Continue reading

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The Butterfly

Title: The ButterflyAuthor: Patricia PolaccoIllustrator or Photographer: Patricia PoloccoPages: 45Publisher and Year: Philomel Books, 2000Genre:Realistic FictionTags and Themes:History, Culture, Picture Book, 4-6Analysis:This is a story about a little girl named Monique and her mother, Marcel who live in France during … Continue reading

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Planting the Trees of Kenya

Title: Planting the Trees of Kenya Author: Claire A. Nivola Illustrator/Photographer: Claire A. Nivola Publisher and Year: Frances Foster Books, 2008 Number of pages: 28 Tags/Themes: Colleen Swanson, Culture, Diversity, Kenya, Nature, Pollution, Historical Fiction, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8 Genre: Historical … Continue reading

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In Our Mothers’ House

              Title: In Our Mothers’ House Author: Patricia Polacco Illustrator/Photographer: Patricia Polacco Publisher and Year: Philomel Books, 2009 Number of Pages: 44 Tags/Themes: Colleen Swanson, Family, Adoption, Same Sex Couples, 4-5, 6-8, Culture, Realistic … Continue reading

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Esperanza Rising

Title: Esperanza Rising Author: Pam Munoz Ryan Publisher and Year: Scholastic, 2002 Number of Pages: 262 Tags/Themes: Culture, Diversity, Chapter Book, Emotion, Family, 6-8, Kelli Herlitz Genre: Realistic Fiction Analysis: This novel focuses on a young girl named Esperanza. Her … Continue reading

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He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

   Title: He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands Author and Illustrator: Kadir Nelson Publisher and Year: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2005 Number of Pages: 28 Genre: Picture Book Analysis: He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands … Continue reading

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Testing The Ice

Title: Testing the Ice Author(s): Sharon Robinson Illustrator/Photographer: Kadir Nelson Publisher and Year: Scholastic Press, 2009 Number of pages: 40 Tags/Themes: Culture, Family, Non-fiction, 3-5, Alex Partipilo Genre: Biography Analysis: This story tells the reader a quick overview of Jackie … Continue reading

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Dear Primo A Letter to My Cousin

Title: Dear Primo A Letter to My Cousin Author(s): Duncan Tonatiuh Illustrator/Photographer: Duncan Tonatiuh Publisher and Year: Adams Books for Young Readers, 2010 Number of pages: 32 Tags/Themes: Fiction, Alex Partipilo, Picture Book, Culture, Family, 2-5 Genre: Fiction Analysis: This … Continue reading

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