Bravo!: Poems about Amazing Hispanics - Margarita Engle, Rafael Lopez

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What do Félix Varela, Pura Belpré, and Tito Puente all have in common? They were all remarkable—and they were all Latinx. In Bravo!: Poems about Amazing Hispanics (Henry Holt, $18.99), author Margarita Engle and illustrator Rafael López celebrate the lives of famous and not-so-famous individuals who have made important contributions to the world. Poets mingle with doctors, revolutionaries with athletes, in this powerful tribute to the myriad interests, personalities, and talents of Latinx people. Ages 9-12.

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By Margarita Engle, Rafael López (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805098761
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 14th, 2017

One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance - Nikki Grimes

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Ever heard of the Golden Shovel poetry form? Experience the uplift, empowerment, and inspiration of One Last Word (Bloomsbury, $18.99) and you won’t soon forget it. Nikki Grimes has seamlessly integrated verses from 8 poets of the Harlem Renaissance into her newly composed poems and paired them with original artwork by 15 noted African-American illustrators, including Christopher Myers, Brian Pinkney, and Grimes herself. These depictions of love and resilience reflect on history while simultaneously providing continued hope for the future. Biographies included in the back of the book provide a solid bridge for readers to continue their exploration of these master poets of the past and visual artists of today. Ages 10-14.

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ISBN: 9781619635548
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - January 3rd, 2017

Sing with Me!: Action Songs Every Child Should Know - Naoko Stoop

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Even those who know every word to “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” will benefit from a copy of Sing with Me! (Henry Holt, $16.99), a collection of traditional nursery songs. These tried-and-true songs have gotten a breath of new life thanks to interactive finger plays accompanying each song and Naoko Stoop’s cheerful illustrations, in which even the itsy-bitsy spider sports an itsy-bitsy smile. A subtle wood-grain backdrop gorgeously offsets the simple lines of Stoop’s characters, while newsprint collage peeks through bits of the painting to create a dreamy, textured effect. Thanks to its classic songs, innovative finger plays, and incomparable illustrations, Sing with Me! is a lovely gift for new parents, toddlers, and early childhood educators. Ages 1-4.