My Take / Your Take Index

My Take / Your Take

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Themes and Featured Books

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April 2017
New Perspectives on Picturebooks
Cry, Heart, but Never Break
What’s Your Story?
Samira and the Skeletons
Duck, Death and the Tulip

February 2017
Books Based in the U.S. that Won the Schneider Family Award for Portrayal of the Disability Experience
The Deaf Musicians
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
The Pirate of Kindergarten
Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum

January 2017
Adolescent Literature that Features Coming Out Stories of Transgender and Gender Fluid Adolescents
I Am J
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
Symptoms of Being Human

December 2016
Examining Morally Complicated YA Literature
The Bombs That Brought Us Together
Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity
Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos

November 2016
World War II and Its Aftermath
The War that Saved My Life
Salt to the Sea
A Night Divided
Symphony for the City of the Dead

October 2016
Artists’ Use of Perspective in Picture Books
Look Up!
Ben Rides On
Twenty Yawns
School’s First Day of School

September 2016
The Whisper
Use Your Imagination (But be careful what you wish for!)
The Wonder

August 2016
Global Books that Won the Schneider Family Award
Django: World’s Greatest Jazz Guitarist
Back to Front and Upside Down
Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Kami and the Yaks
A Boy and a Jaguar

July 2016
Young People’s Inner Journey to Grow and Discover Their Agency
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal
Full Cicada Moon
A Time to Dance
Written and Drawn by Henrietta

June 2016
Children and the Trauma of Separation
Life Without Nico
Luis Paints the World
The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head
Don’t Call me Grandma

May 2016
Art in Picturebooks
Arctic White
The Night World
Out of the Woods
Daniel Finds a Poem

April 2016
Small Acts of Kindness and Cooperation Make a Difference
The Red Apple
Why Dogs Have Wet Noses
My Two Blankets
Two White Rabbits

March 2016
USBBY’s Outstanding International Books (OIB)
I Am a Bear
Moon Bear
The Last Leaves Falling
Like a Wolf
Wangari Maathai

February 2016
ALA Award Winners
Last Stop on Market Street
Funny Bones — Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

January 2016
A Thematic Dialogue on Selected Books
Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
The First Drawing

December 2015
Books that Portray or Could Inspire Social Justice Activism
In A Cloud of Dust
The Promise
The Soda Bottle School: A True Story of Recycling, Teamwork, and One Crazy Idea
Twenty-two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank

November 2015
Depictions of Strong Women in Children’s and Adolescent Literature
The Saga of Gudrid the Far-Traveler
Dance of the Banished
The Good Braider

October 2015
The Use of Red in Picturebook Art
Louise Loves Art
Nana in the City
Toys Meet Snow: Being the Wintertime Adventures of a Curious Stuffed Buffalo, a Sensitive Plush Stingray, and a Book-loving Rubber Ball
The Wonder

September 2015
A First Grade Classroom’s Perspective
Big Red Lollipop
The Sandwich Swap
The Name Jar
The Hello, Goodbye Window

August 2015
Strong and Thought Provoking Wordless Books
Time Flies
The Girl and the Bicycle
Here I Am

July 2015
What/Who Empowers Young Children in Their Lives?
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin
My Family Tree and Me
My Pen
Red Kite, Blue Kite

June 2015
Books That Feature Cuba
Under the Royal Palms
The Rooster Who Went to His Uncle’s Wedding, The Bossy Gallito, Baila, Nana, Baila: Cuban Folktales in English and Spanish
The Lightning Dreamer

May 2015
The Caldecott Award winners
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole
Viva Frida
The Noisy Paint Box: the colors and sounds of Kandinsky’s abstract art

April 2015
Movement (or relocation) Across Communities
Golden Boy
The Turtle of Oman
Rachel’s Promise
My Cousin’s Keeper

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