May We Suggest http://www.cantonpl.org/taxonomy/term/3769/0/ht All May We Suggest posts from the CPL website en-US Picture Books for Women's History Month http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/picture-books-womens-history-month March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, try one of these great picture books with positive stories featuring strong female characters. <div><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1200420"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1200420.jpg" /></span>Dancing in the wings</a> by Debbie Allen ; pictures by Kadir Nelson<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Sassy tries out for a summer dance festival in Washington, D.C., despite the other girls' taunts that she is much too tall.</span></p><br /><br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1273920"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1273920.jpg" /></span>The dot</a> by Peter H. Reynolds<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher's encouragement leads her to change her mind.</span></p> <br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1565065"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1565065.jpg" /></span>The girl with a brave heart: a tale from Tehran</a> by written by Rita Jahan-Fouruz ; illustrated by Vali Mintzi<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">After showing kindness to a strange old woman, Shiraz receives the gift of beauty but her lazy and unkind stepsister, Nargues, suffers a less pleasant fate in this adaptation of the Grimm's fairy tale, Mother Hulda, reset in Tehran, Iran.</span></p> <p></p> </div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1433333"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1433333.jpg" /></span>Grace for president</a> by Kelly DiPucchio ; pictures to LeUyen Pham<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">When Grace discovers that there has never been a female U.S. president, she decides to run for school president.</span></p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1532966"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1532966.jpg" /></span>Marisol McDonald doesn't match</a> by story, Monica Brown ; illustrations, Sara Palacios ; Spanish translation, Adriana Domínguez = Marisol McDonald no combina / cuento, Monica Brown ; ilustraciones, Sara Palacios ; traducción al español, Adriana Domínguez<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Marisol McDonald, a biracial, nonconformist, soccer-playing pirate-princess with brown skin and red hair, celebrates her uniqueness.</span></p><p class="book-record"><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;"></span></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1528184"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1528184.jpg" /></span>Me— Jane</a> by Patrick McDonnell<br />Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals.</p> <p></p><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1506644"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1506644.jpg" /></span>Not all princesses dress in pink</a> by Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple Yolen ; illustrated by Anne-Sophie Lanquetin<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Rhyming text affirms that girls can pursue their many interests, from playing sports to planting flowers in the dirt, without giving up their tiaras.</span></p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1185045"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1185045.jpg" /></span>The paper bag princess</a> by story, Robert N. Munsch ; illus- trations, Michael Martchenko<br />The Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabeth finds the dragon, outsmarts him, and rescues Ronald --- who is less than pleased at her un-princess-like appearance.</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1353556"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1353556.jpg" /></span>Pirate girl</a> by Cornelia Funke ; illustrated by Kerstin Meyer ; translated by Chantal Wright<br />Ferocious Captian Firebeard thinks that he and his band of ruthless pirates rule the high seas. But Firebeard's crew meet their match when they kidnap a girl named Molly<br /></p> <br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1268201"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1268201.jpg" /></span>Players in pigtails</a> by Shana Corey ; illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Katie Casey, a fictional character, helps start the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which gave women the opportunity to play professional baseball while America was involved in World War II.</span></p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1433342"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1433342.jpg" /></span>Princess Grace</a> by Mary Hoffman ; pictures by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Grace wants to participate in her community festival's princess float, but first she must decide what sort of a princess she wants to be--from an African princess in kente cloth robes to a floaty pink fairy tale princess.</span></p> <p></p><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1574326"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1574326.jpg" /></span>Rosie Revere, engineer</a> by Andrea Beaty ; illustrated by David Roberts<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her fear of failure.</span></p></div><br /><br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1142699"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1142699.jpg" /></span>Rumpelstiltskin's daughter</a> by Diane Stanley<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Rumpelstiltskin's daughter may not be able to spin straw into gold, but she is more than a match for a monarch whose greed has blighted an entire kingdom.</span></p><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1219793"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1219793.jpg" /></span>SkySisters</a> by Jan Bourdeau Waboose ; illustrated by Brian Deines<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Two Ojibway sisters trek across the frozen north country to see the SkySpirits, the Northern Lights.</span></p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1477477"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1477477.jpg" /></span>Sparrow Girl</a> by written by Sara Pennypacker ; illustrated by Yoko Tanaka<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">When China's leader declares a war on sparrows, Ming-Li cannot think of the sky without birds in it, and while her countrymen are killing the birds, she and her brother try to save as many as they can.</span></p> <p></p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1215197"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1215197.jpg" /></span>Stand tall, Molly Lou Melon</a> by written by Patty Lovell ; illustrated by David Catrow<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Even when the class bully at her new school makes fun of her, Molly remembers what her grandmother told her and she feels good about herself.</span></p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1118198"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1118198.jpg" /></span>Swamp Angel</a> by Anne Isaacs ; illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Along with other amazing feats, Angelica Longrider, also known as Swamp Angel, wrestles a huge bear, known as Thundering Tarnation, to save the winter supplies of the settlers in Tennessee.</span></p> <p></p> <p></p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"></p> <p></p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1282259"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1282259.jpg" /></span>Thunder Rose</a> by Jerdine Nolen ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Unusual from the day she is born, Thunder Rose performs all sorts of amazing feats, including building fences, taming a stampeding herd of steers, capturing a gang of rustlers, and turning aside a tornado.</span></p> <p></p> </div></div></div></div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/picture-books-womens-history-month#comments History Listeners Beginning Readers Fiction Non-fiction Biography Inspirational Fiction Picture Book Realistic Fiction May We Suggest Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 lovetta 77845 at http://www.cantonpl.org Every Day is a Good Day to Read http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/every-day-good-day-read March is National Reading Month, and we want to stress how important it is to read to your child everyday. If you read just 15 minutes a day during the first five years of a child's life, that's over 450 hours (or over 19 whole days!) of reading by their fifth birthday. There is a book for every day of the week, and we can prove it:<div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1524771"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1524771.jpg" /></span>Monday is one day</a> by Arthur A. Levine ; illustrated by Julian Hector</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1083536"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1083536.jpg" /></span>Tuesday</a> by David Wiesner</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1611219"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1611219.jpg" /></span>Wednesday</a> by Anne Bertier ; translated from the French by Claudia Z. Bedrick</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1231409"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1231409.jpg" /></span>Where does Thursday go?</a> by words, Janeen Brian ; pictures, Stephen Michael King</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1442085"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1442085.jpg" /></span>Friday my Radio Flyer flew</a> by Zachary Pullen</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1568761"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1568761.jpg" /></span>Saturday is Dadurday</a> by Robin Pulver ; illustrations by R.W. Alley</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1497076"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1497076.jpg" /></span>Sunday love</a> by Alison Paul</p> </div></div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/every-day-good-day-read#comments Listeners Beginning Readers Parents Picture Book May We Suggest Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 ms.amelia 77671 at http://www.cantonpl.org Celebrating Extraordinary Women Throughout History http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/history/celebrating-extraordinary-women-throught-history <p>Marie Curie. Eleanor Roosevelt. Susan B. Anthony. Elizabeth I of England. Florence Nightingale. These remarkable women are well known to most of us, but there are many others in history just as remarkable whose names may not be as recognizable. In honor of <a href="http://womenshistorymonth.gov/index.html">Women's History Month</a> we should all make some time to learn about them by reading some of the many biographies to found in the library's collection:</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1431962"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1431962.jpg" /></span>Bella Abzug: how one tough broad from the Bronx fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, pissed off Jimmy Carter, battled for the rights of women and workers, rallied against war and for the planet, and shook up politics along the way: an oral history</a> by Suzanne Braun Levine and Mary Thom — <strong>Bella Abzug</strong>, American lawyer, congresswoman and social activist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1222765"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1222765.jpg" /></span>Jane Addams and the dream of American democracy: a life</a> by Jean Bethke Elshtain — <strong>Jane Addams</strong>, American social reformer, suffrage leader and the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1379224"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1379224.jpg" /></span>Anna of all the Russias: the life of Anna Akhmatova</a> by Elaine Feinstein — <strong>Anna Akhmatova</strong>, Influential Russian poet</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1352731"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1352731.jpg" /></span>Arbella: England's lost queen</a> by Sarah Gristwood — <strong>Arbella</strong>, English Renaissance noblewoman</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1316099"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1316099.jpg" /></span>To the heart of the Nile: Lady Florence Baker and the exploration of Central Africa</a> by Richard Hall — <strong>Florence Baker</strong>, Explorer of Central Africa</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1219336"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1219336.jpg" /></span>A lady, first: my life in the Kennedy White House and the American embassies of Paris and Rome</a> by Letitia Baldrige — <strong>Letitia Baldridge</strong>, American etiquette writer and White House social secretary to Jacqueline Kennedy</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1135707"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1135707.jpg" /></span>Desert queen: the extraordinary life of Gertrude Bell: adventurer, advisor to kings, ally of Lawrence of Arabia</a> by Janet Wallach — <strong>Gertrude Bell</strong>, English writer, traveller and archaeologist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1064269"><span class="jacket"></span>Margaret Bourke-White: a biography</a> by Vicki Goldberg — <strong>Margaret Bourke-White</strong>, American documentary photographer. Was the first female photographer for Life magazine</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1350279"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1350279.jpg" /></span>Mistress Bradstreet: the untold life of America's first poet</a> by Charlotte Gordon — <strong>Anne Bradstreet</strong>, First American woman poet to have her works published</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1107574"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1107574.jpg" /></span>America's first woman lawyer: the biography of Myra Bradwell</a> by Jane M. Friedman — <strong>Myra Bradwell</strong>, First woman lawyer to practice in the United States</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1129086"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1129086.jpg" /></span>A schoolteacher in old Alaska: the story of Hannah Breece</a> by edited and with an introduction and commentary by Jane Jacobs — <strong>Hannah Breece</strong>, Teacher on the Alaskan frontier 1904-1918</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1129112"><span class="jacket"></span>Queen of Bohemia: the life of Louise Bryant</a> by Mary V. Dearborn — <strong>Louise Bryant</strong>, American journalist and political activist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1003221"><span class="jacket"></span>Immigrant saint: the life of Mother Cabrini</a> by Pietro Di Donato — <strong>Frances Cabrini</strong>, First American citizen to be canonized a saint by the Catholic Church</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1509716"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1509716.jpg" /></span>Catherine of Siena: a passionate life</a> by Don Brophy — <strong>Catherine of Siena</strong>, Catholic philosopher, theologian and Dominican nun</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1235378"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1235378.jpg" /></span>Camille Claudel: a life</a> by Odile Ayral-Clause — <strong>Camille Claudel</strong>, French sculptor and graphic artist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1106030"><span class="jacket"></span>Queen Bess: daredevil aviator</a> by Doris L. Rich — <strong>Bessie Coleman</strong>, First African American woman pilot</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1124856"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1124856.jpg" /></span>Spyglass: an autobiography</a> by Hélène Deschamps; edited by Karyn Monget — <strong>Helene Deschamps</strong>, Heroine of the French Resistance in World War II</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1389222"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1389222.jpg" /></span>America's Joan of Arc: the life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson</a> by J. Matthew Gallman — <strong>Anna Elizabeth Dickinson</strong>, American orator, abolitionist and advocate of women's suffrage</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1160893"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1160893.jpg" /></span>Desert flower: the extraordinary journey of a desert nomad</a> by Waris Dirie and Cathleen Miller — <strong>Waris Dirie</strong>, Somali author, actress and human rights activist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1124219"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1124219.jpg" /></span>Voice for the mad: the life of Dorothea Dix</a> by David Gollaher — <strong>Dorothea Dix</strong>, 19th century American social reformer and advocate for the mentally ill</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1171664"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1171664.jpg" /></span>Jacqueline du Pré: her life, her music, her legend</a> by Elizabeth Wilson — <strong>Jacqueline du Pre</strong>, Celebrated British cellist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1475468"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1475468.jpg" /></span>Young woman and the sea: how Trudy Ederle conquered the English Channel and inspired the world</a> by Glenn Stout — <strong>Gertrude Ederle</strong>, First woman to swim the English Channel</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1137999"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1137999.jpg" /></span>Jocelyn Elders, M.D.: from sharecropper's daughter to surgeon general of the United States of America</a> by Joycelyn Elders and David Chanoff — <strong>Jocelyn Elders</strong>, First African American Surgeon General of the United States</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1126190"><span class="jacket"></span>Charlotte Forten: a Black teacher in the Civil War</a> by Peter Burchard — <strong>Charlotte Forten</strong>, African American antislavery activist, poet and educator</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1113394"><span class="jacket"></span>Jessie Benton Fremont: a biography</a> by Pamela Herr — <strong>Jessie Benton Fremont</strong>, American pioneer, writer and political activist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1282413"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1282413.jpg" /></span>Gellhorn: a twentieth-century life</a> by Caroline Moorehead — <strong>Martha Gellhorn</strong>, American journalist and war correspondent</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1199695"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1199695.jpg" /></span>Lillian Gish: her legend, her life</a> by Charles Affron — <strong>Lillian Gish</strong>, American actress of stage, screen and television whose career spanned 75 years from 1912 to 1987</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1337541"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1337541.jpg" /></span>Hetty: the genius and madness of America's first female tycoon</a> by Charles Slack — <strong>Hetty Green</strong>, American businesswoman and the first female tycoon</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1398050"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1398050.jpg" /></span>The girl with the gallery: Edith Gregor Halpert and the making of the modern art market</a> by Lindsay Pollock — <strong>Edith Gregor Halpert</strong>, Art dealer</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1091092"><span class="jacket"></span>This little light of mine: the life of Fannie Lou Hamer</a> by Kay Mills — <strong>Fannie Lou Hamer</strong>, Civil rights activist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1309414"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1309414.jpg" /></span>Open wide the freedom gates: a memoir</a> by Dorothy Height; with a foreword by Maya Angelou — <strong>Dorothy Height</strong>, American educator and social activist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1281283"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1281283.jpg" /></span>Beautiful shadow: a life of Patricia Highsmith</a> by Andrew Wilson — <strong>Patricia Highsmith</strong>, American novelist and short story writer</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1208648"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1208648.jpg" /></span>Hildegard of Bingen: the woman of her age</a> by Fiona Maddocks — <strong>Hildegard of Bingen</strong>, 12 century German writer, composer, philosopher and mystic</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1043301"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1043301.jpg" /></span>Sorrow's kitchen: the life and folklore of Zora Neale Hurston</a> by Lyons, Mary E — <strong>Zora Neale Hurston</strong>, American folklorist and anthropologist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1317564"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1317564.jpg" /></span>American Jezebel: the uncommon life of Anne Hutchinson, the woman who defied the Puritans</a> by Eve LaPlante — <strong>Anne Hutchinson</strong>, 17th century American social reformer</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1489008"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1489008.jpg" /></span>Molly Ivins: a rebel life</a> by Bill Minutaglio &amp; W. Michael Smith — <strong>Molly Ivins</strong>, Amerian journalist, political commentator and humorist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1313675"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1313675.jpg" /></span>Harriet Jacobs: a life</a> by Jean Fagan Yellin — <strong>Harriet Jacobs</strong>, American writer, abolitionist and social reformer</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1107835"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1107835.jpg" /></span>Dancing spirit: an autobiography</a> by Judith Jamison with Howard Kaplan — <strong>Judith Jamison</strong>, American dancer and choreographer for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1200598"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1200598.jpg" /></span>Mother Jones: the most dangerous woman in America</a> by Elliott J. Gorn — <strong>Mary Harris "Mother" Jones</strong>, American labor and community organizer</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1165806"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1165806.jpg" /></span>Barbara Jordan: American hero</a> by Mary Beth Rogers — <strong>Barbara Jordan</strong>, First Black woman to be elected to the U.S. Houe of Representatives from the South</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1051245"><span class="jacket"></span>The sun in the morning: my early years in India and England</a> by M.M. Kaye — <strong>M.M. Kaye</strong>, British novelist and memoirist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1189371"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1189371.jpg" /></span>Fanny Kemble's civil wars</a> by Catherine Clinton — <strong>Fanny Kemble</strong>, British actress and anitslavery activist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1509720"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1509720.jpg" /></span>Beautiful: the life of Hedy Lamarr</a> by Stephen Michael Shearer — <strong>Hedy Lamarr</strong>, Austrian-American actress, scientist, inventor and mathematician</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1489822"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1489822.jpg" /></span>Dorothea Lange: a life beyond limits</a> by Linda Gordon — <strong>Dorothea Lange</strong>, Documentary photographer and photojournalst</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1356960"><span class="jacket"></span>Miss Leavitt's stars: the untold story of the woman who discovered how to measure the universe</a> by George Johnson — <strong>Henrietta Swan Leavitt</strong>, Groundbreaking American astronomer</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1020569"><span class="jacket"></span>Ann the Word: the life of Mother Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers</a> by Nardi Reeder Campion — <strong>Mother Ann Lee</strong>, Founder of the Shakers</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1416795"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1416795.jpg" /></span>Belva Lockwood: the woman who would be president</a> by Jill Norgren — <strong>Belva Lockwood</strong>, Anerican lawyer, advocate for women's suffrage and Presidential candidate in 1884 and 1888 for the National Equal Rights Party</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1124218"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1124218.jpg" /></span>Lost Bird of Wounded Knee: spirit of the Lakota</a> by Reneé Sansom Flood — <strong>Lost Bird</strong>, Survivor of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1032704"><span class="jacket"></span>Straight on till morning: the biography of Beryl Markham</a> by Mary S. Lovell — <strong>Beryl Markham</strong>, British aviator and adventurer. First woman to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1146433"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1146433.jpg" /></span>Doors to Madame Marie</a> by Odette Meyers — <strong>Odette Meyers</strong>, Holocaust survivor</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1193291"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1193291.jpg" /></span>Sister: the life of legendary American interior decorator Mrs. Henry Parish II</a> by Apple Parish Bartlett and Susan Bartlett Crater — <strong>Sister Parish</strong>, American interior decorator. Was the first interior designer to decorate the Kennedy White House</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1467646"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1467646.jpg" /></span>The woman behind the New Deal: the life of Frances Perkins, FDR's Secretary of Labor and his moral conscience</a> by Kirstin Downey — <strong>Frances Perkins</strong>, U.S. Secretary of Labor (1933-45). Was the first woman appointed to the United States Cabinet</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1454913"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1454913.jpg" /></span>Emily Post: daughter of the Gilded Age, mistress of American manners</a> by Laura Claridge — <strong>Emily Post</strong>, American writer on etiquette</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1268491"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1268491.jpg" /></span>Among stone giants: the life of Katherine Routledge and her remarkable expedition to Easter Island</a> by Jo Anne Van Tilburg; foreword by Andrew Tatham — <strong>Katherine Routledge</strong>, Archaeologist on Easter Island</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1344260"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1344260.jpg" /></span>Mary Seacole: the most famous black woman of the Victorian Age</a> by Jane Robinson — <strong>Mary Seacole</strong>, Jamaican nurse in the Crimean War</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1314353"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1314353.jpg" /></span>Betty Shabazz: a remarkable story of survival and faith before and after Malcolm X</a> by Russell J. Rickford; foreword by Myrlie Evers-Williams — <strong>Betty Shabazz</strong>, American educator and civil rights activist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1098476"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1098476.jpg" /></span>Edith Stein, a biography</a> by Waltraud Herbstrith; translated by Bernard Bonowitz — <strong>Edith Stein</strong>, German philosopher, nun and saint of the Catholic church</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1396837"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1396837.jpg" /></span>The thread that runs so true</a> by Jesse Stuart — <strong>Jesse Stuart</strong>, American writer of novels, short stories and poetry about Southern Appalachia</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1143118"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1143118.jpg" /></span>Maria Tallchief: America's prima ballerina</a> by Maria Tallchief with Larry Kaplan — <strong>Maria Tallchief</strong>, First American prima ballerina</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1113250"><span class="jacket"></span>More than a muckraker: Ida Tarbellʼs lifetime in journalism</a> by edited, with an introduction, by Robert C. Kochersberger — <strong>Ida Tarbell</strong>, American teacher and "muckraking" journalist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1385430"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1385430.jpg" /></span>The hiding place</a> by Corrie Ten Boom; with Elizabeth &amp; John Sherrill — <strong>Corrie ten Boom</strong>, Dutch Christian Holocaust survivor who helped many Jews escape the Nazis</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1093533"><span class="jacket"></span>Push comes to shove</a> by Twyla Tharp — <strong>Twyla Tharp</strong>, American dancer and choreographer</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1325697"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1325697.jpg" /></span>Theodora: empress of Byzantium</a> by Paolo Cesaretti; translated from the Italian by Rosanna M. Giammanco Frongia — <strong>Theodora</strong>, Empress of the Byzantine Empire</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1278944"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1278944.jpg" /></span>Saint Thérèse of Lisieux</a> by Kathryn Harrison — <strong>Therese of Lisieux</strong>, French Carmelite nun and Catholic saint</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1199693"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1199693.jpg" /></span>On her own ground: the life and times of Madam C.J. Walker</a> by A'Lelia Bundles — <strong>C.J. Walker</strong>, African American businesswoman, hair care entrepreneur and philanthropist</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1165794"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1165794.jpg" /></span>To keep the waters troubled: the life of Ida B. Wells</a> by Linda O. McMurry — <strong>Ida B. Wells</strong>, African American journalist and newspaper editor</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1041271"><span class="jacket"></span>Fanny Wright, rebel in America</a> by Celia Morris Eckhardt — <strong>Fanny Wright</strong>, Scottish-born writer, feminist, abolitionist &amp; social reformer of the 19th century</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/history/celebrating-extraordinary-women-throught-history#comments History Teens Adults Non-fiction Biography May We Suggest women's history Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:15:31 +0000 SuzyQ 24089 at http://www.cantonpl.org African American Children's Biographies http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/african-american-childrens-biographies February is National African American History Month, and we've put together a series of suggestions for children's reading materials. The library has an assortment of biographies featuring African Americans throughout history. Several of these titles have been recognized by the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciate of African American culture and universal human values.<br /><br /><div> <strong>NOTE: </strong>Children read at different levels at different times in their lives. It is up to the child and their parent to determine which of these suggestions are appropriate for them.</div><div><span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"> </span><p class="book-record" style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1610009"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610009.jpg" /></span>Brown girl dreaming</a> by Jacqueline Woodson<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />Recognized with the National Book and Coretta Scott King Author Awards among other honors, this poetic autobiography of an award winning author takes us back in time to the 1960s and 1970s.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1582901"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1582901.jpg" /></span>Josephine: the dazzling life of Josephine Baker</a> by words by Patricia Hruby Powell ; pictures by Christian Robinson<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />In this Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honoree,  this introduction to the life of a performer and civil rights activist traces her journey from the slums of St. Louis to the world's most famous stages.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1615525"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1615525.jpg" /></span>Taking flight: from war orphan to star ballerina</a> by Michaela DePrince with Elaine DePrince<br />This memoir of Michaela DePrince, who is now 17 and a premier ballerina but previously lived in war-torn Sierra Leone.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1625592"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1625592.jpg" /></span>Turning 15 on the road to freedom: my story of the 1965 Selma voting rights march</a> by Lynda Blackmon Lowery ; as told to Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley ; illustrated by PJ Loughran<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />Sharing her story of being the youngest person to complete the Selma to Montgomery March, the author describes her frequent imprisonments for her participation.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1607093"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1607093.jpg" /></span>A volcano beneath the snow: John Brown's war against slavery</a> by Albert Marrin<br />While assessing his role in the Harper's Ferry raid that helped trigger the Civil War, Marrin considers John Brown's character, influence, and religious beliefs.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1377850"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1377850.jpg" /></span>The forbidden schoolhouse: the true and dramatic story of Prudence Crandall and her students.</a> by Suzanne Jurmain<br />Prudence Crandall attempted to open and maintain one of the first African American schools in America, but faced riots, arson, jail, and general resistance from many of the townsfolk.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1565803"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1565803.jpg" /></span>Etched in clay: the life of Dave, enslaved potter and poet</a> by Andrea Cheng ; woodcuts by the author<br />Dave was an enslaved potter who inscribed his works with sayings and poems in spite of South Carolina's slave anti-literacy laws in the years leading up to the Civil War. Also see <a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1522891~S10">Dave the Potter </a> a Caldecott Honored title by Laban Carrick Hill and illustrated by Bryan Collier.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1597151"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1597151.jpg" /></span>Mumbet's Declaration of Independence</a> by Gretchen Woelfle ; illustrations by Alix Delinois<br />Mumbet was a Massachusetts slave from the Revolutionary era who in 1781 successfully used the Massachusetts Constitution to be freed.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1386266"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1386266.jpg" /></span>Onward: a photobiography of African-American polar explorer Matthew Henson</a> by Dolores Johnson<br /> Containing archival photographs from the early 20th century, this biography provides information on the only person to be award National Geographic Society's Hubbard Medal posthumously, as racism prevented his recognition as part of the Robert E. Peary's expedition to reach the North Pole.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1573434"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1573434.jpg" /></span></a> <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1624135"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1624135.jpg" /></span></a></p><br /><br /><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1573434">March. Book one</a> by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell<br /><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1624135">March: book two</a> by written by John Lewis &amp; Andrew Aydin ; art by Nate Powell<br />The first two titles in an anticipated trilogy, these graphic novel autobiographies portray the life of civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis<p></p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1613002"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1613002.jpg" /></span>Little Melba and her big trombone</a> by Katheryn Russell- Brown ; illustrations by Frank Morrison<br />In this Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honoree, readers learn how musician Melba Doretta Liston became a trombone player and composed and arranged music for many of the great jazz musicians during her time.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1518126"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1518126.jpg" /></span>All aboard!: Elijah McCoy's steam engine</a> by Monica Kulling ; illustrated by Bill Slavin<br />The son of a slave, African Canadian inventor Elijah McCoy studied mechanical engineering in Scotland, but when the only job he could get upon returning to the United States was shoveling coal, he went on to invent a means of oiling the engine while the train was running, changing train travel forever.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1601385"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1601385.jpg" /></span>How I discovered poetry</a> by Marilyn Nelson ; illustrations by Hadley Hooper<br /> In this poetic autobiography, the author reflects on her childhood in the 1950s and her development as an artist.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1558208"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1558208.jpg" /></span>Twice as good: the story of William Powell and Clearview, the only golf course designed, built and owned by an African-American</a> by Richard Michelson ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez<br /> William J. Powell was an African American golfer who face discrimination when trying to compete so he built his own golf course where anyone was welcome.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1599393"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1599393.jpg" /></span>Searching for Sarah Rector: the richest black girl in America</a> by Tonya Bolden<br /> As a black citizen of the Creek Indian nation, Sarah Rector and her family received a land allotment. When it was discovered that there were oil deposits, she amassed a million dollar fortune by age 18, but her disappearance sparked allegations of kidnapping and speculation aimed at her legal guardians.</p> <p class="book-record">Also check out the <a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/search~S10?/tWho+was%3F/twho+was/-3%2C-1%2C0%2CB/exact&amp;FF=twho+was&amp;1%2C62%2C">Who Was Series</a>, a popular series of biographies (including Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela, and Frederick Douglass) that has recently expanded into the <a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/search~S10?/tWhat+was...%3F/twhat+was/-3%2C-1%2C0%2CB/exact&amp;FF=twhat+was&amp;1%2C15%2C">What Was Series</a> that explains historic events such as the Underground Railroad and the March on Washington.</p></div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/african-american-childrens-biographies#comments Kids Tweens Parents Non-fiction Biography May We Suggest Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 ms.amelia 77804 at http://www.cantonpl.org African American Children's Fiction http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/african-american-childrens-fiction February is National African American History Month, and we've put together a series of suggestions for children's reading materials. These are chapter books featuring African American characters. Several titles are distinguished by being honored with or winning the Coretta Scott King Award, which is given annually to African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Also on this list are several authors that have been honored or won the Newbery Award, awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children in the previous year.<br /><br /><div> <strong>NOTE: </strong>Children read at different levels at different times in their lives. It is up to the child and their parent to determine which of these suggestions are appropriate for them.</div><div><br />  <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1596247~S10"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1596247.jpg" /></span>The Crossover</a> by Kwame Alexander<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />Winner of the 2015 Newbery Award and recognized as a 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Honor, this novel in verse follows twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.</span></p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1610026"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610026.jpg" /></span>The madman of Piney Woods</a> by Christopher Paul Curtis<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />A companion novel to Elijah of Buxton, Benji and Red aren't friends, don't even live in the same town, but their fates are entwined as both have encountered a strange presence in the forest, watching them, tracking them.</span></p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1624982"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1624982.jpg" /></span>Stella by starlight</a> by Sharon M. Draper<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br /> Written by award-winning author Sharon Draper, 11-year-old Stella discovers the dangers of her Depression-era, segregated town when her father struggles to vote and her whole town strives to avoid the arrival of the Klu Klux Klan.</span></p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1613333"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1613333.jpg" /></span>Unstoppable Octobia May</a> by Sharon G. Flake<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br /> It's the 1953 and ten-year-old Octobia May is filled with questions, not only about the racism and secrets that the town is trying to keep quiet, but also if one of her aunt's boarders is a vampire.</span></p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1615861"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1615861.jpg" /></span>The perfect place</a> by Teresa E. Harris<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />When Treasure's dad goes missing and her mother sets off to find them, Treasure and her sister are sent to live with their Great-Aunt Grace, who is a suspect in some recent robberies.</span></p><p></p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1543827"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1543827.jpg" /></span>The lions of Little Rock</a> by Kristin Levine<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />Twelve-year-old Marlee befriends new girl Liz, but after Liz's secrets force her to stop coming to school, both girls questions whether their friendship is worth the risk to themselves and their families.</span></p><p></p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1618558"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1618558.jpg" /></span>Until the day arrives</a> by Ana Maria Machado ; translated by Jane Springer<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />Set in the 17th century, two Portuguese orphans are sent to Brazil and, with the help of an aboriginal teenager, they attempt to rescue two African slaves and get them to a village of free slaves hidden deep in the forest.</span></p><p></p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1613393"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1613393.jpg" /></span>Little man</a> by Elizabeth Mann<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />One of the shortest students in his Caribbean Island school, Albert overcomes teasing by joining a troupe of stiltwalkers and learning the tradition that was brought by African slaves.</span></p><p></p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1598612"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1598612.jpg" /></span>A medal for Leroy</a> by Michael Morpurgo<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />Inspired by a true story, Michael learns about his grandfather, a black British Army soldier during WWI, who risked his life to save wounded men but never received recognition for it because of his race.</span></p><p></p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1581625"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1581625.jpg" /></span>The sittin' up</a> by Shelia P. Moses<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />When the patriarch of twelve-year-old Bean's sharecropping community dies, Bean gets a lesson in not only what it means to lose someone you love, but also in how his family and friends care for their dead.</span></p><p></p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1610050"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610050.jpg" /></span>The red pencil</a> by Andrea Davis Pinkney ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />After her tribal village is attacked by millitants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education, in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder.</span></p><p></p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1543817"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1543817.jpg" /></span>Glory be</a> by Augusta Scattergood<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />A debate over a segregated public pool isn't the only thing Gloriana struggles to understand as her teenage sister is distancing herself from twelve-year-old Gloriana.</span></p><p></p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1618547"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1618547.jpg" /></span>Walking home</a> by Eric Walters<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />Kenyan siblings are forced to travel hundreds of miles in search for their last family members when their father is killed by political violence.</span></p><p></p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1604170"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1604170.jpg" /></span>Revolution</a> by Deborah Wiles<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />Set in 1964 and the second book in the Sixties Trilogy (the first one is <a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1503703~S10">Countdown</a>), Sunny witnesses what happens when activists from the North arrive in her Mississippi town to help register African American to vote.</span></p><p></p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1596239"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1596239.jpg" /></span>The blossoming universe of Violet Diamond</a> by Brenda Woods<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />A biracial girl finally gets the chance to meet the African American side of her family.</span></p><p></p><br /></div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/african-american-childrens-fiction#comments Kids Tweens Fiction May We Suggest Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 ms.amelia 77740 at http://www.cantonpl.org African American Month Picture Books http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/african-american-month-picture-books February is National African American History Month, and this is the first in a series of suggestions for children's reading materials. First up are picture books featuring African American characters. Several titles are distinguished by being honored with or winning the Coretta Scott King Award, which is given annually to African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. <div><br /><div> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1579883"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1579883.jpg" /></span>Knock knock: my dad's dream for me</a> by Daniel Beaty ; illustrated by Bryan Collier<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />Winner of the 2014 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, this picture book details how a boy deals with his father's absence.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1618053"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1618053.jpg" /></span>I'm not moving</a> by written by Wiley Blevins ; illustrated by Mattia Cerato<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />Keesha's family is moving from the suburbs to the city, and she is worried and not happy about this turn of events.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"></p><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623340"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623340.jpg" /></span><br />My three best friends and me, Zulay</a> by Cari Best ; pictures by Vanessa Brantley-Newton<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />Zulay is a blind first-grader who, while learning how to navigate using a cane, is determined to run in the upcoming field day race.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623429"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623429.jpg" /></span>The New Small Person</a> by Child, Lauren<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />Elmore Green starts life as an only child, as many children do, but then a new small person comes along who seems to get all the attention.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1561773"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1561773.jpg" /></span>Light in the darkness</a> by Lesa Cline-Ransome ; illustrations by James E. Ransome<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />Rosa and her mother sneak away from their slave quarters in the darkness to attend a forbidden school.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623363"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623363.jpg" /></span>Freedom's school</a> by Lesa Cline-Ransome ; illustrations by James E. Ransome<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />By the same author as <em>Light in the Darkness</em>, former slaves finally get their freedom to attend a standard school after the Emancipation Proclamation, but not everyone is as excited as Rosa and her family about the school's opening.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623363"></a><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1561767"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1561767.jpg" /></span>Unspoken: a story from the Underground Railroad</a> by Henry Cole<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />A Southern farm girl discovers and determines to help a runaway slave in this wordless picture book.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1611249"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1611249.jpg" /></span>Firebird</a> by Misty Copeland ; illustrated by Christopher Myers<span style="line-height:1.22;">In this 2015 winner of Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, an experienced dancer provides encouragement to an aspiring ballet student, reassuring her that practice and dedication will bring success.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623341"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623341.jpg" /></span>Last stop on Market Street</a> by words by Matt de la Peña ; pictures by Christian Robinson<span style="line-height:1.22;">A young boy's grandmother shows him the beauty in everyday things as he questions why they have to ride the bus instead of in their own car.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1606624"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1606624.jpg" /></span>The hula-hoopin' queen</a> by Thelma Lynne Godin ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton<span style="line-height:1.2;">Kameeka and her rival Jamara almost ruin Miz Adeline's birthday party in their pursuit of a winner in their hula hooping competition.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1572718"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1572718.jpg" /></span>Jackie and me: a very special friendship</a> by written by Tania Grossinger ; illustrated by Charles George Esperanza<span style="line-height:1.2;"><br />The author makes friends with famed baseball player Jackie Robinson as a thirteen year old, and strikes up a friendship that lasts twenty years.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1604035"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1604035.jpg" /></span>All different now: Juneteenth, the first day of freedom</a> by Angela Johnson ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis<span style="line-height:1.2;"><br />In 1865, members of a family start their day as slaves, working in a Texas cotton field, and end it celebrating their freedom on what came to be known as Juneteenth.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1561751"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1561751.jpg" /></span>Squeak! rumble! whomp! whomp! whomp!: a sonic adventure</a> by Wynton Marsalis ; illustrated by Paul Rogers<span style="line-height:1.2;"><br />World-renowned jazz musician and composer Wynton Marsalis and acclaimed illustrator Paul Rogers takes readers (and listeners) on a rollicking, clanging, clapping tour through the many sounds that fill a neighborhood.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1609527"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1609527.jpg" /></span>Lola plants a garden</a> by Anna McQuinn ; illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />The fourth book in a series of titles featuring the toddler Lola as she explores and learns about the world.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623430"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623430.jpg" /></span>New shoes</a> by Susan Lynn Meyer ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />A little known slice of history is portrayed when Ella Mae and her cousin Charlotte start their own shoe store where African Americans are allowed to try on the shoes before purchasing.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1618036"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1618036.jpg" /></span>Irene's wish</a> by Jerdine Nolen ; illustrated by A.G. Ford<span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />Irene's wish that her father would spend more time with her and her brothers has unexpected consequences.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1556309"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1556309.jpg" /></span>Me and Momma and Big John</a> by Mara Rockliff ; illustrated by William Low<span style="line-height:1.2;"><br />Inspired by the true history of New York City's Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Little John is proud of his mother's work as a stonecutter, but struggles to understand the importance of spending so much time on one stone that no one will know Momma</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1563676"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1563676.jpg" /></span>Brick by brick</a> by Charles R. Smith ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper<span style="line-height:1.2;"><br />An often forgotten moment of history is brought to life, paying tribute to the slave laborers who helped build the White House.</span></p></div></div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/african-american-month-picture-books#comments Listeners Beginning Readers Picture Book May We Suggest Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:00:00 +0000 ms.amelia 77647 at http://www.cantonpl.org Documentaries for Black History Month http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/documentaries-black-history-month <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1561122"><span class="jacket"></span>American Experience: The Abolitionists</a> 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 <em>American Experience</em>.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1409624"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1409624.jpg" /></span>Africans in America [videodisc]: America's journey through slavery</a> 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.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1351928"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1351928.jpg" /></span>4 little girls [videodisc]</a> 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.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1524698"><span class="jacket"></span>Freedom riders [videodisc]</a> by a Firelight Media production — The inspirational story of more than 400 black and white civil rights activists, who from May until December, 1961 risked their lives - enduring both beatings and imnprisonment - for simply traveling together on buses throughout the Deep South.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1372582"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1372582.jpg" /></span>The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry [videodisc]</a> by presented by WGBH/Boston, WNET/New York, KCET/Los Angeles ; produced and directed by Jacqueline Shearer — The history of the Boston-based Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry, comprised of African American soldiers, which fought during the Civil War. Narrated by Morgan Freeman.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1401186"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1401186.jpg" /></span>The murder of Emmett Till [videodisc]</a> by a Firelight Media Production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH, Boston ; producer, Stanley Nelson ; writer, Marcia Smith ; director, Stanley Nelson — The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till's killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1520779"><span class="jacket"></span>Neshoba [videodisc]: the price of freedom</a> by First Run Features presents a Pro Bono and Pagano production — The story of a Mississippi town still divided about the meaning of justice, 40 years after the murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner in 1964.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1503852"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1503852.jpg" /></span>Roads to Memphis [videodisc]</a> — Documents the story of assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April of 1968.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1407321"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1407321.jpg" /></span>Roots of resistance [videodisc]: the story of the Underground Railroad</a> by a Roja Productions film for American Experience ; written by Theodore Thomas ; co- produced by Susan Bellows ; produced and directed by Orlando Bagwell — The story of the men and women, both black and white, who risked their lives to create an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery that became known as the Underground Railroad.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1409627"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1409627.jpg" /></span>The Tuskegee airmen [videodisc]</a> by Rubicon Productions — The story of 450 black combat pilots during World War II who fought two fronts at once: the Axis powers in Europe and racism at home in the United States. Trained in the deep South, they became known as the Tuskegee Airmen.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1341750"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1341750.jpg" /></span>Unforgivable blackness [videodisc]: the rise and fall of Jack Johnson</a> by a Florentine Films productions ; PBS ; a film directed by Ken Burns — The story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports - Heavyweight Champion of the World.</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/documentaries-black-history-month#comments History Adults Seniors Non-fiction May We Suggest Sat, 07 Feb 2015 16:16:09 +0000 SuzyQ 56779 at http://www.cantonpl.org Murder Will Out: February 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/murder-will-out-march-2015 Lorne "Gump" Worsley, Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender, had a "seven-point recipe for goalie survival" Rule # 7: "read mystery stories."  Sounds like a good idea to me.  We have several debut authors this month to try.<br /><br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1606832"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1606832.jpg" /></span>Dry bones in the valley: a novel</a> by Tom Bouman</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1610970"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610970.jpg" /></span>City of devils</a> by Diana Bretherick</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623961"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623961.jpg" /></span>Geared for the grave</a> by Duffy Brown</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623904"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623904.jpg" /></span>Wink of an eye</a> by Lynn Chandler Willis</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1617865"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1617865.jpg" /></span>Snow White red-handed</a> by Maia Chance</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/murder-will-out-march-2015#comments Fiction Books Mystery May We Suggest Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:00:00 +0000 madame librarian 77398 at http://www.cantonpl.org Look What's In Large Print: February 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/look-whats-large-print-february-2015 <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1616305"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1616305.jpg" /></span>Natchez burning [large print]</a> by Greg Iles</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1600791"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1600791.jpg" /></span>A star for Mrs. Blake [large print]</a> by April Smith</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1598683"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1598683.jpg" /></span>All day and a night [text (large print)]: a novel of suspense</a> by Alafair Burke</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1604344"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1604344.jpg" /></span>Dirty daddy [large print]: the chronicles of a family man turned filthy comedian</a> by Bob Saget</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1615760"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1615760.jpg" /></span>Close your eyes, hold hands [Large print]: a novel</a> by a novel by Chris Bohjalian</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/look-whats-large-print-february-2015#comments Adults Seniors Fiction Books Biography Historical Fiction Mystery Realistic Fiction Romance May We Suggest comedians France mothers and sons nuclear accidents parental grief parents Suspense WW I Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:00:00 +0000 madame librarian 77481 at http://www.cantonpl.org Sequels and Prequels to Classics for Adults http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/sequels-and-prequels-classics-adults <p class="MsoNormal">It was just <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/04/books/harper-lee-author-of-to-kill-a-mockingbird-is-to-publish-a-new-novel.html?_r=0">announced</a> yesterday that Harper Lee will be releasing a sequel this summer to her Pulitzer Prize winning novel<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span><em><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/search~S10?/tto+kill+a+mockingbird/tto+kill+a+mockingbird/1%2C2%2C15%2CB/exact&amp;FF=tto+kill+a+mockingbird&amp;1%2C12%2C/indexsort=-">To Kill a Mockingbird</a>, </em>published over 50 years ago. We've already received requests for the book, titled <em style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"> <a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1625474~S10">Go Set a Watchman</a>, </em><span style="line-height:1.22;">so hop on the hold list now before you forget. In the meantime, To Kill a Mockingbird </span>isn't<span style="line-height:1.22;"> the only book the received a sequel or a prequel years after the first book was published. Check out some of these delayed delights while you’re waiting.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1429022"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1429022.jpg" /></span>Before Green Gables</a> by Budge Wilson <span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />Written as a prequel to the popular children’s book series by Lucy Maud Montgomery, readers are privy to Anne’s history before her arrival on Prince Edward Island.</span></p><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1540309"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1540309.jpg" /></span>The house of silk: a Sherlock Holmes novel</a> by Anthony Horowitz <span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />With the permission from the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate, this best-selling author pits Holmes and Watson against a secret society called the House of Silk.</span></p><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1339699"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1339699.jpg" /></span>March</a> by Geraldine Brooks <span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />A companion to Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, this Pulitzer Prize winning novel relates Mr. March’s experiences in the Civil War.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"></p><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1179750"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1179750.jpg" /></span>Gertrude and Claudius</a> by John Updike <span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />Written as a prequel to Hamlet, Updike’s novel follows the tragic hero’s mother as she has an affair with her brother-in-law Claudius, but does not encourage him to kill her husband.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"></p><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1421221"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1421221.jpg" /></span>Rhett Butler's people</a> by Donald McCaig (also available in <a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1423767~S10">audio</a>) <span style="line-height:1.22;"><br /> Can you truly call it a sequel if it doesn’t progress the plot? Authorized by the Margaret Mitchell estate, Rhett Butler’s People parallels Gone with the Wind from Rhett Butler’s perspective, providing flashbacks to Rhett’s childhood and continuing past the original’s ending. McCaig also penned <a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1621062~S10">Ruth’s Journey</a>, which tells the story of how Mammy came to work for Scarlett’s family.</span></p><p></p><p></p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/sequels-and-prequels-classics-adults#comments Adults Fiction Historical Fiction May We Suggest Wed, 04 Feb 2015 21:04:17 +0000 ms.amelia 77667 at http://www.cantonpl.org Murder Will Out: Harry Bosch Returns http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/murder-will-out-harry-bosch-returns Look for the return of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I59XCGC/ref=dv_dp_ep0">Bosch</a> to amazon.com's streaming series on February 13.  Featuring the character from Michael Connelly’s best-selling Harry Bosch series, amazon.com Prime tested the waters last Fall with a one hour <strong>Bosch</strong> videocast.  If you haven't read this award-winning series try it now.<br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1086571"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1086571.jpg" /></span>The black echo</a> by Michael Connelly</p> </div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/murder-will-out-harry-bosch-returns#comments Adults Seniors Movies & Television Websites Mystery May We Suggest california Harry Bosch homicide los angeles Michael Connelly police detectives tunnel rats Veterans Wed, 04 Feb 2015 20:56:02 +0000 madame librarian 77666 at http://www.cantonpl.org To Kill a Mockingbird Alternatives for Teens http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/kill-mockingbird-alternatives It was just <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/04/books/harper-lee-author-of-to-kill-a-mockingbird-is-to-publish-a-new-novel.html?_r=0">announced</a> yesterday that Harper Lee will be releasing a sequel this summer to her Pulitzer Prize winning novel <em><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/search~S10?/tto+kill+a+mockingbird/tto+kill+a+mockingbird/1%2C2%2C15%2CB/exact&amp;FF=tto+kill+a+mockingbird&amp;1%2C12%2C/indexsort=-">To Kill a Mockingbird</a>, </em>published over 50 years ago. We've already received requests for the book, titled <a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1625474~S10">Go Set a Watchman</a>, so hop on the hold list now before you forget. In the meantime, we've compiled a list of books that reference and draw inspiration from the classic.<br /><div><p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1496471"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1496471.jpg" /></span>Mockingbird: (mok'ing-bûrd)</a> by Kathryn Erskine<span style="line-height:1.22;"> <br />In this National Book Award winning title, ten-year-old Caitlin, who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, references </span><em style="line-height:1.22;">To Kill a Mockingbird</em><span style="line-height:1.22;"> as she struggles to come to grips with her grief after her brother is killed in a school shooting.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"></p><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1517138"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1517138.jpg" /></span>The Mockingbirds</a> by Daisy Whitney <span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />Alex, a junior at a New England boarding school, submits a date rape case to an underground justice system of students that take their name from Harper Lee’s classic book. The sequel is titled The Rivals.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"></p><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1602566"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1602566.jpg" /></span>I kill the mockingbird</a> by Paul Acampora <span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />Three teens try to build excitement and appreciation of their summer reading selection, with questionable results as their efforts go viral and they struggle to avoid unwanted attention.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"></p><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1412287"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1412287.jpg" /></span><br />In search of Mockingbird</a> by Loretta Ellsworth <span style="line-height:1.22;">Sixteen-year-old Erin impulsively boards a bus from Minnesota to Alabama to visit Harper Lee after discovering that her deceased mother also revered the author’s work and wanted to be a writer.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"></p><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1571606"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1571606.jpg" /></span><br />Sure signs of crazy</a> by Karen Harrington <span style="line-height:1.22;">Over the course of a summer, twelve-year-old Sarah writes letters to Atticus Finch for help understanding her mentally ill mother, her first crush, and small town life.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"></p><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1469953"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1469953.jpg" /></span><br />Also known as Harper</a> by Ann Haywood Leal <span style="line-height:1.22;">Named after the author, fifth-grader is coping with a lot of family hardships, including an absent father and eviction, but finds hope in entering a school poetry contest.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"></p><p></p></div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/kill-mockingbird-alternatives#comments Teens Fiction May We Suggest Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:35 +0000 ms.amelia 77660 at http://www.cantonpl.org Movies for Black History Month http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/movies-black-history-month <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1190559"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1190559.jpg" /></span>Amistad [videodisc]</a> by DreamWorks Pictures in association with HBO Pictures ; produced by Steven Spielberg</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1372537"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1372537.jpg" /></span>The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman [videodisc]</a> by Tomorrow Entertainment, Inc</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1224915"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1224915.jpg" /></span>Boycott [videodisc]</a> by produced by Preston Holmes</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1404748"><span class="jacket"></span>Daughters of the dust [videodisc]</a> by a Geechee Girls production</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1224890"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1224890.jpg" /></span>Down in the Delta [videodisc]</a> by Miramax Films and Showtime present an Amen Ra Films and Chris/Rose Productions production</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1263851"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1263851.jpg" /></span>Get on the bus [videodisc]</a> by Columbia Pictures presents a 15 Black Men production in association with 40 Acres &amp; a Mule Filmworks ; a Spike Lee joint</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1461727"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1461727.jpg" /></span>Ghosts of Mississippi [videodisc]</a> by Castle Rock Entertainment</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1272158"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1272158.jpg" /></span>Glory [videodisc]</a></p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1438290"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1438290.jpg" /></span>The great debaters [videodisc]</a> by The Weinstein Company presents a Harpo Films production</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1537807"><span class="jacket"></span>The Help [videodisc]</a> by a Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures release of a ; DreamWorks Pictures/Reliance Entertainment presentation in association with ; Participant Media and ; Imagenation Abu Dhabi of a ; 1492 Pictures/Harbinger Pictures production ; produced by Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan ; directed and written by Tate Taylor</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1348892"><span class="jacket"></span>The Jackie Robinson story [videodisc]</a> by William Joseph Heineman presents</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1427028"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1427028.jpg" /></span>Killer of sheep [videodisc]</a> by a film by Charles Burnett</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1359723"><span class="jacket"></span>The long walk home [videodisc]</a> by New Visions Pictures</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1539517"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1539517.jpg" /></span>Malcolm X [videodisc]</a> by Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; produced by Marvin Worth and Spike Lee ; directed by Spike Lee ; screenplay, by Arnold Perl and Spike Lee</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1433195"><span class="jacket"></span>Murder in Mississippi [videodisc]</a> by a David L. Wolper production in association with Bernard Sofronksi</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1255440"><span class="jacket"></span>The piano lesson [videodisc]</a> by Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Inc</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1261994"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1261994.jpg" /></span>A raisin in the sun [videodisc]</a> by Columbia Pictures</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1549260"><span class="jacket"></span>Red tails [videodisc]</a> by a 20th Century Fox release of a Lucasfilm production ; produced by Rick McCallum, Charles Floyd Johnson ; screenplay by John Ridley, Aaron McGruder ; directed by Anthony Hemingway</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1227429"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1227429.jpg" /></span>Rosewood [videodisc]</a> by Warner Bors. presents a Peters Entertainment Production in association with New Deal Productions ; a John Singleton film</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1320440"><span class="jacket"></span>Ruby Bridges [videodisc]</a> by the Wonderful World of Disney presents</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1341588"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1341588.jpg" /></span>Soul of the game [videodisc]</a> by HBO Pictures ; Mike Medavoy Productions ; Gary Hoffman Productions</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1263376"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1263376.jpg" /></span>Sounder [videodisc]</a> by Radnitz/Mattel Productions, Inc</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1273826"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1273826.jpg" /></span>10,000 black men named George [videodisc]</a> by Paramount Pictures presents Dufferin Gate Productions, Paramount Network Television and Paramount Television</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1542292"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1542292.jpg" /></span>Thurgood [videodisc]</a> by written by George Stevens Jr. ; produced and directed by Michael Stevens</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/movies-black-history-month#comments Adults Seniors Movies & Television May We Suggest Black history Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:46:31 +0000 SuzyQ 56791 at http://www.cantonpl.org Realistic Fiction for Second Grade http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/realistic-fiction-second-grade Looking for books about regular folk? No fairies or princesses, mysteries, or history here.<br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1386825"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1386825.jpg" /></span>Ivy and Bean</a> by written by Annie Barrows <span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;">—</span><span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"> </span><span style="line-height:1.22;">Looking for tales of friendship? Check out all the Ivy and Bean books at J FICTION BARROWS.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1027554"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1027554.jpg" /></span>Freckle juice</a> by Judy Blume <span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;">—</span><span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"> </span><span style="line-height:1.22;">For anyone who thought having freckles is a good idea because they disguise the dirt on your neck.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1250613"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1250613.jpg" /></span>Gooney Bird Greene</a> by Lois Lowry <span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;">—</span><span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"> </span><span style="line-height:1.22;">All about an imaginative second-grader who likes to tell stories.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1525218"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1525218.jpg" /></span>EllRay Jakes is not a chicken</a> by Sally Warner <span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;">—</span><span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"> </span><span style="line-height:1.22;">EllRay Jakes is trying to stay out of trouble so he can earn an exceptional reward. For other EllRay Jakes stories, check J FICTION WARNER.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1448844"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1448844.jpg" /></span>Alvin Ho allergic to girls, school, and other scary things</a> by Lenore Look<span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"> </span><span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;">— Read more about seven-year-old Alvin Ho and his fears by searching for the title <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/X?searchtype=t&amp;searcharg=Alvin+Ho&amp;searchscope=10&amp;SORT=D&amp;submit=Search">Alvin Ho</a>.</span></p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/realistic-fiction-second-grade#comments Kids Fiction Realistic Fiction May We Suggest Leveled Booklist second grade reading Tue, 03 Feb 2015 17:43:33 +0000 strande 77645 at http://www.cantonpl.org Biographies for Second Graders http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/biographies-second-graders Looking for true stories about real people? Try some of these and be inspired. Suggestions are geared toward second graders, but can be enjoyed by many ages.<br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1568683"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1568683.jpg" /></span>Imogen: the mother of modernism and three boys</a> by Amy Novesky <span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;">—</span><span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"> </span><span style="line-height:1.22;">An introduction to a little-known photographer, who blended career, art, and family.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1568693"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1568693.jpg" /></span>The Beatles were fab (and they were funny)</a> by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer <span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;">—</span><span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"> </span><span style="line-height:1.22;">Don't forget to accompany a reading of this band biography with </span><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/search~S6?/aBeatles/abeatles/-3%2C-1%2C0%2CB/exact&amp;FF=abeatles&amp;1%2C51%2C" style="line-height:1.22;">some music</a><span style="line-height:1.22;">. </span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1582910"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1582910.jpg" /></span>Footwork: the story of Fred and Adele Astaire</a> by Roxane Orgill <span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;">—</span><span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"> </span><span style="line-height:1.22;">An easy reader biography of the Astaire dance partnership before it became all about Fred and Ginger.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1604122"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1604122.jpg" /></span>Jubilee!: one man's big, bold, and very, very loud celebration of peace</a> by Alicia Potter <span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;">—</span><span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"> </span><span style="line-height:1.22;">After the American Civil War, one man organizes the biggest and loudest concert to celebrate.</span></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1568681"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1568681.jpg" /></span>Look up!: Henrietta Leavitt, pioneering woman astronomer</a> by Robert Burleigh <span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;">—</span><span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"> </span><span style="line-height:1.22;">A story to inspire scientists, male and female alike. And don't forget to look up at the night sky yourself!</span></p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/biographies-second-graders#comments Kids Non-fiction Biography May We Suggest Tue, 03 Feb 2015 16:38:53 +0000 strande 77644 at http://www.cantonpl.org