The classic slave narratives by edited and with an introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Celia, a slave by Melton A. McLaurin
Harriet Jacobs: a life by Jean Fagan Yellin
The life and adventures of Henry Bibb: an American slave by Henry Bibb ; with a new introduction by Charles J. Heglar
Amistad [videodisc] by DreamWorks Pictures in association with HBO Pictures ; produced by Steven Spielberg
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman [videodisc] by Tomorrow Entertainment, Inc
Boycott [videodisc] by produced by Preston Holmes
Daughters of the dust [videodisc] by a Geechee Girls production
Down in the Delta [videodisc] by Miramax Films and Showtime present an Amen Ra Films and Chris/Rose Productions production
Get on the bus [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures presents a 15 Black Men production in association with 40 Acres & a Mule Filmworks ; a Spike Lee joint
Mr. and Mrs. Prince: how an extraordinary eighteenth- century family moved out of slavery and into legend by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina; researched with Anthony Gerzina
Black mutiny: the revolt on the schooner Amistad by William A. Owens
On her own ground: the life and times of Madam C.J. Walker by A'Lelia Bundles
The slaves' war: the Civil War in the words of former slaves by Andrew Ward
Equiano, the African: biography of a self-made man by Vincent Carretta
American Experience: The Abolitionists by Artist Not Provided — Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought in the most important civil rights crusade in American history. Part of the PBS series American Experience.
Africans in America [videodisc]: America's journey through slavery by produced for PBS by WGBH Boston — The story of slavery's birth in the early 1660s through the onset of thr Civil War. Narrated by Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett.
4 little girls [videodisc] by an HBO documentary film in association with 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee Joint — When a bomb tore through the basement of a black Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963, it took the lives of four young girls. This powerful documentary captures a time, a place, and a way of life that would be forever altered by their deaths. Directed by Spike Lee.
Starting at zero by Jimi Hendrix
Journey to the sun: Junípero Serra's dream and the founding of California by Gregory Orfalea
Seymour Hersh: scoop artist by Robert Miraldi
Self-help Messiah: Dale Carnegie and success in modern America by Steven Watts
A story lately told: coming of age in Ireland, London, and New York by Anjelica Huston
Wooden: a coach's life by Seth Davis
Maximilian and Carlota: Europe's last empire in Mexico by M. M. McAllen
George Washington's secret six: the spy ring that saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Archduke Franz Ferdinand lives!: a world without World War I by Richard Ned Lebow
Danubia: a personal history of Habsburg Europe by Simon Winder
Examined life: excursions with contemporary thinkers by edited by Astra Taylor
Examined life [videodisc] by Sphinx Productions in co- productions with the National Film Board of Canada in association with Ontario Media Development Corporation, TVO and Knowledge Network
The problems of philosophy, by Bertrand Russell by Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970
A history of western philosophy by Bertrand Russell
Intuition pumps and other tools for thinking by Daniel C. Dennett
The monuments men: Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter — February 7
Winter's tale by Mark Helprin — February 14
Divergent by Veronica Roth — March 21
The fault in our stars by John Green — June 6
The hundred-foot journey: a novel by Richard C. Morais — August 8
The giver by Lois Lowry — August 15
This award recognizes an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults.
This year's winner is:
P.S. be eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia
This year's honor books are:
March. Book one by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers
Words with wings by Nikki Grimes
Thrill ride by Julie Ann Walker — Ex-navy SEAL Rock Babineaux is as Cajun as they come---spicy, sexy, and more than a bit wicked. But would he actually betray his country? Even his friends on the special-ops Black Knights team aren't sure they can trust him. Now the target of a massive manhunt, Rock knows the only way to protect the team---especially his partner, Vanessa---is to run...
Coming undone by Lauren Dane — More than friends, Brody and Elise discover in each other what they need--wild, physical passion without commitment. But it’ll take a shadow from Elise’s past to make them look beyond what they need to what they truly desire.
Hot pursuit: a Sugarland blue novel by Jo Davis — Years ago, Taylor was part of a botched hostage situation that ended with him being hailed as a tough-as-nails hero, even though the pain, fear, and shame from that terrible day still haunt him. Cara Evans couldn’t care less about Taylor’s pain. In the moment he became a so-called hero, she lost someone she dearly loved. Yet neither of them is prepared for the instant attraction that flares between them--or the danger that’s soon hot on their heels.
The John Newbery Medal for 2014 has been awarded to:
Flora & Ulysses: the illuminated adventures by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by K.G. Campbell
Newbery Honor books for 2014 are:
Doll bones by Holly Black ; with illustrations by Eliza Wheeler
The year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
One came home by Amy Timberlake
Paperboy by Vince Vawter
Locomotive by Brian Floca
Flora and the flamingo by Molly Idle
Saving Italy: the race to rescue a nation's treasures from the Nazis by Robert M. Edsel
Rescuing da Vinci: Hitler and the Nazis stole Europe's great art: America and her allies recovered it by Robert M. Edsel ; forewords by Lynn H. Nicholas and Edmund P. Pillsbury
Hey Kids. It's that time of year again. Monday, January 27th is the big day...the day they announce the winners of the 2014 Caldecott Award. Which means its time for me to blog about what books I think are in the running. I tell you, it was a tough field this year. I do not envy those people on the Caldecott committee one bit. But I do wonder if they'd consider letting a bear on the committee one of these years. Any who, as follows, in no particular order (okay...maybe it's in alphabetical order) are my picks.
Hank finds an egg by Rebecca Dudley — This wordless picture book tells the story of a friendly monkey helping an egg get back to its nest. The picture are photos of a handmade world. Photography and Arts and Crafts are two under represented art categories in Caldecott winners. Perhaps this is the year this changes?
Today we honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader who would have turned 84 this year. A federal holiday to honor King, who was assassinated in April 1968, was first observed in 1986. Congress also designated it a national day of service in 1994.
April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.'s death and transformation of America by Michael Eric Dyson
At Canaan's edge: America in the King years 1965-68 by Taylor Branch