Parrots Over Puerto Rico written by Susan L. Roth & Cindy Trumbore, illustrated by Susan L. Roth
Parrots over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth (Illustrator); Cindy Trumbore
Call Number: Easy 598.7 ROT (Easy nonfiction)
Publication Date: 2013-10-20
A combined history of the Puerto Rican parrot and the island of Puerto Rico, highlighting current efforts to save the Puerto Rican parrot by protecting and managing this endangered species.
A Splash of Red : the Life and Art of Horace Pippin written by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard written & illustrated by Annette LeBlanc Cate
Locomotive written & illustrated by Brian Floca
The Mad Potter : George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius by Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan
A Splash of Red: the Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Melissa Sweet (Illustrator); Jen Bryant
Call Number: Easy B PIP (Easy biography)
Publication Date: 2013-01-08
Presents an illustrated introduction to the life and work of artist Horace Pippin, describing his childhood love for drawing and the World War I injury that challenged his career.
Look Up! : bird-wtching in your own backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate (Illustrator)
Call Number: Juv 598 CAT (Juvenile nonfiction)
Publication Date: 2013-03-12
You don't have to know a bunch of fancy Latin names to watch birds! No matter where you live just look up.
Locomotive by Brian Floca (Illustrator)
Call Number: Juv 385 FLO (Juvenile Non-Fiction)
Publication Date: 2013-09-03
It is the summer of 1869 and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America's first transcontinental railroad. All aboard!.
The Mad Potter : George E. Ohr, eccentric genius by Jan Greenberg; Sandra Jordan
Call Number: Juv B OHR (Juvenile biography)
Publication Date: 2013-10-29
Illustrated with evocative historical photographs and over fifty color reproductions of his ceramics, The Mad Potter tells the extraordinary story of an eccentric American maverick who was determined to make his mark and who never stopped believing that even the unlikeliest dreams can come true.
Josephine : the dazzling life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell; Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
Call Number: J-792.8 BAK (Juvenile Non-Fiction)
Publication Date: 2014-01-14
An illustrated biography in verse of Josephine Baker, a dancer, singer, comedienne, and early African American artist.
Neighborhood Sharks : hunting with the great whites of California's Farllon Islands by Katherine Roy
Call Number: Juv 497.3 ROY (Juvenile nonfiction)
Publication Date: 2014-09-30
An up close look at the ocean's most fearsome and famous predator and the scientists who study them--just twenty-six miles from the Golden Gate Bridge.
Separate Is Never Equal : Sylvia Mendez & her family's fight for desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh
Call Number: Easy TON (Easy Fiction)
Publication Date: 2014-05-06
Years before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez, an eight-year-old girl of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, played an instrumental role in Mendez v. Westminster, the landmark desegregation case of 1946 in California.
March : Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell
March : book three by John Lewis; Andrew Aydin; Nate Powell
Call Number: YA G LEW-J M3 (Young Adult Graphic Novels)
Publication Date: 2016-08-02
The conclusion to the March trilogy, the books that explain the methods and the moral foundations of the civil rights movement, how civil rights activists did what they did and won what they won, and how they had the strength to do it in the most difficult circumstances imaginable.
Giant Squid by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann
Sachiko : A Nagaaki Bomb Survivor's Story by Caren Stelson
Uprooted : the Japanese American Experience During World War II by Albert Marrin
We Will Not Be Silent : the White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler by Russell Freedman
Giant Squid by Candace Fleming; Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)
Call Number: Easy 594.58 ROH (Easy nonfiction)
Publication Date: 2016-09-27
A nonfiction picture book exploring the mysterious life of the elusive giant squid.
Sachiko : a Nagasaki bomb survivor's story by Caren Stelson
Call Number: Juv B YAS (Juvenile biography)
Publication Date: 2016-10-01
Tells the true story of six-year-old Sachiko Yasui's miraculous survival of the Nagasaki atomic bomb on August 9, 1945 and the heartbreaking and lifelong aftermath.
Uprooted : the Japanese American experience during World War II by Albert Marrin
Call Number: YA 940.53 MAR (Young adult nonfiction)
Publication Date: 2016-10-25
Just seventy-five years ago, the American government did something that most would consider unthinkable today: it rounded up over 100,000 of its own citizens based on nothing more than their ancestry and, suspicious of their loyalty, kept them in concentration camps for the better part of four years. How could this have happened? Uprooted takes a close look at the history of racism in America and follows the treacherous path that led one of our nation's most beloved presidents to make this decision. Meanwhile, it illuminates the history of Japan and its own struggles with racism and xenophobia, which led to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, ultimately tying the two countries together.
We Will Not Be Silent : the White Rose student resistance movement that defied Adolf Hitler by Russell Freedman
Call Number: YA 943.08 FRE-R (Young adult nonfiction)
Publication Date: 2016-05-03
The true story of the White Rose, a group of students in Nazi Germany who were active undercover agents of the resistance movement against Hitler and his regime.
For twelve history-making days in May 1961, thirteen black and white civil rights activists, also known as the Freedom Riders, traveled by bus into the South to draw attention to the unconstitutional segregation still taking place. Despite their peaceful protests, the Freedom Riders were met with increasing violence the further south they traveled.
Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix by Jacqueline Briggs Martin & June Jo Lee, illustrated by Man One
Grand Canyon written & illustrated by Jason Chin
Not So Different : What You Really Want to Ask about Having a Disability by Shane Burcaw, illustrated by Matt Carr
Sea Otter Heroes : the Predators That Saved an Ecosystem by Patricia Newman
Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix by Jacqueline Briggs Martin; June Jo Lee; Man Man One (Illustrator)
Call Number: Easy MAR (Easy Fiction)
Publication Date: 2017-04-04
The story of the Korean American chef in Los Angeles who inspired new methods for the food truck movement and works to create a better community through food.
Grand Canyon by Jason Chin
Call Number: Juv 557.9 CHI (Juvenile nonfiction)
Publication Date: 2017-02-21
Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that live within its walls, Grand Canyon is much more than just a hole in the ground and a father-daughter team discover life both present and past as they explore the vast canyon.
Not So Different : what you really want to ask about having a disability by Shane Burcaw; Matt Carr (Illustrator)
Call Number: Juv B BUR (Juvenile biographies)
Publication Date: 2017-11-07
Why do you look so different? That's a great question! My name is Shane, and I was born with a disease that makes my body grow smaller and weaker as I get older instead of bigger and stronger. Living with this disease means that I've used a wheelchair for most of my life and often rely on my family and friends to help me do all my favorite things - like eating pizza, participating in team sports, and playing video games. Since many people are curious about me, I decided to answer some of the questions I'm asked head-on in this book. Go ahead and take a look! Although I need a little more help than you might, you'll see that I'm not so different.
Sea Otter Heroes by Patricia Newman
Call Number: Juv 599.769 NEW (Juvenile nonfiction)
Publication Date: 2017-01-01
Marine biologist Brent Hughes discovered a surprising connection between sea otters and sea grass at an estuary in northern California. Follow science in action as Hughes conducts the research that led to this major discovery.
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies : How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science by Joyce Sidman
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies by Joyce Sidman (Contribution by)
Call Number: Juv B MER (Juvenile biography)
Publication Date: 2018-02-20
Explores the extraordinary life and scientific discoveries of Maria Merian, who discovered the truth about metamorphosis.
Camp Panda : Helping Cubs Return to the Wild by Catherine Thimmesh
Spooked! : How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow
The Unwanted : Stories of the Syrian Refugees written & illustrated by Don Brown
We Are Grateful : Otsaliheliga by Trace Sorell, illustrated by Frané Lessac
When Angels Sing : the Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana by MIchael Mahin, illustrated by Jose Ramirez
Camp Panda : helping cubs return to the wild by Catherine Thimmesh
Call Number: Juv 599.78 THI (Juvenile nonfiction)
Publication Date: 2018-04-10
The story of reintroducing pandas to the wild in China.
Spooked! : how a radio broadcast and The War of the Worlds sparked the 1938 invasion of America by Gail Jarrow
Call Number: Juv 791.44 JAR (Juvenile nonfiction)
Publication Date: 2018-08-07
Explores the famous War of the worlds radio broadcast from 1938.
The Unwanted : stories of Syrian refugees by Don Brown
Call Number: YA 956.91 BRO-D (Young Adult Nonfiction)
Publication Date: 2018-09-18
An eye-opening exploration of the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis, exposing the harsh realities of living in, and trying to escape, a war zone.
We Are Grateful : otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell; Frané Lessac (Illustrator)
Call Number: Easy SOR (Easy Fiction)
Publication Date: 2018-09-04
Modern Native American life as told by an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation.
When Angels Sing by Michael Mahin; Jose Ramirez (Illustrator)
Call Number: Easy MAH (Easy fiction)
Publication Date: 2018-09-04
Carlos Santana loved to listen to his father play el violín. It was a sound that filled the world with magic and love and feeling and healing--a sound that made angels real. Carlos wanted to make angels real, too. So he started playing music. Carlos tried el clarinete and el violín, but there were no angels. Then he picked up la guitarra. He took the soul of the Blues, the brains of Jazz, and the energy of Rock and Roll, and added the slow heat of Afro-Cuban drums and the cilantro-scented sway of the music he'd grown up with in Mexico. There were a lot of bands in San Francisco but none of them sounded like this. Had Carlos finally found the music that would make his angels real?.