Sunday, October 31, 2010

Better Than That

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Chronology of Native North American History

Champagne, Duane. (1994) Chronology of Native North American HistoryDetroit: Gale Research (NF – All ages)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Broken Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy)

The Broken Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy)

by N K Jemisin

  • Paperback: 416 pages

  • Publisher: Orbit (November 3, 2010)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0316043966

  • ISBN-13: 978-0316043960

  • In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a strange homeless man on an impulse. This act of kindness engulfs Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy. Someone, somehow, is murdering godlings, leaving their desecrated bodies all over the city. And Oree's guest is at the heart of it. . .

    N. K. Jemisin is an author living and writing in Brooklyn, NY. This is fortunate as she enjoys subways, tiny apartments, and long walks through city parks. Her short fiction has been published in a number of magazines and podcast markets, and has won a number of awards (the Speculative Literature Foundation's Travel Grant, the Carl Brandon Society's Kindred Shortlist, and Honorable Mentions in the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, and the Year's Best Science Fiction). Blah blah blah, the usual.


    Saturday, October 2, 2010

    A Place Where Hurricanes Happen

    A Place Where Hurricanes Happen [Hardcover]

    Renee Watson (Author), Shadra Strickland (Illustrator)

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8

  • Hardcover: 40 pages

  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (June 22, 2010)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0375856099

  • ISBN-13: 978-0375856099

  • about this book

    Natural and man-made disasters are becoming more commonplace in children's lives, and this touching free-verse picture book provides a straightforward account of Hurricane Katrina. In alternating voices, four friends describe their lives before, during, and after the storm and how, even though the world can change in a heartbeat, people define the character of their community and offer one another comfort and hope even in the darkest hours.
    Adrienne, Keesha, Michael, and Tommy have been friends for forever. They live on the same street—a street in New Orleans where everyone knows everybody. They play together all day long, every chance they get. It's always been that way. But then people start talking about a storm headed straight for New Orleans. The kids must part ways, since each family deals with Hurricane Katrina in a different manner. And suddenly everything that felt like home is gone.
    Renée Watson's lyrical free verse is perfectly matched in Shadra Strickland's vivid mixed media art. Together they celebrate the spirit and resiliency of New Orleans, especially its children.

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