Category Archives: Bravery

Winners Wednesdays: Freedom Summer

In Freedom Summer, Deborah Wiles tells the story of two young boys in the summer of 1964, right after the Civil Rights Act is passed.  This book received the Coretta Scott King / John Steptoe new talent award for Jerome Lagarrigue and the Simon Wiesenthal “Once Upon A World Award.” The story is told from the perspective of […] Continue reading

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Free Fridays: The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey

Since we officially into the month of October, we thought we’d kick off the Halloween book season with a cute story about a dog who proves himself. Dav Pilkey’s The Hallo-Wiener features Oscar, a young Dachshund, who gets teased at school for his irregular shape. Though he dreams of the perfect Halloween costume, his mother makes him an […] Continue reading

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