A humorous interactive story about a book that does not want to be read and will do just about anything it can to make you give up and put it down.
Forced to take shelter when their Syrian city is plagued with bombings, young Nour and her cousin begin to bravely build a secret underground library. Based on the author’s own life experience and inspired by a true story, Nour’s Secret Library is about the power of books to heal, transport and create safe spaces during difficult times. Illustrations by Romanian artist Vali Mintzi superimpose the colorful world the children construct over black-and-white charcoal depictions of the battered city.
A Fictionalized Retelling Of How Books From Around The World Helped Children In Germany Recuperate After WWII. Anneliese And Peter Will Never Be The Same After The War That Took Their Father’s Life. One Day, While Wandering The Ruined Streets Of Munich, The Children Follow A Line Of People Entering A Building, Thinking There May Be Free Food Inside. Instead, They Are Delighted To Discover A Great Hall Filled With Children’s Books — More Books Than Anneliese Can Count. Here, They Meet The Lady With The Books, Who Will Have A Larger Impact On The Children’s Lives Than They Could Have Ever Imagined. The Place Between Despair And Hope Can Often Be Found Between The Covers Of A Book.
When eleven-year-old Abi moves with her father and new stepfamily into an eerie old house, something magical makes her books more real and brings a not-so-imaginary friend to stepbrother Louis.
Un espléndido e inspirador álbum ilustrado acerca de la vida de José Alberto Gutiérrez,
un recolector de basura de Bogotá, Colombia, que creó una biblioteca a partir de un libro que rescató de la basura mientras realizaba su ruta.
A gorgeous and inspiring picture book based on the life of José Alberto Gutiérrez, a garbage collector in Bogotá, Colombia who started a library with a single discarded book found on his route.
An illustrated picturebook autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story.
Featured in WOW Review Volume XI, Issue 4.
This book is part of the November 2018 My Take/Your Take‘s theme of Global Perspectives on the Refugee and Immigrant Experience.
This book is part of the May 2019 My Take/Your Take‘s theme of 2019 Pura Belpré award winners and honor books.
Dreamers is on WOW’s Refugee’s Experience in Literature Booklist under “Home as Two Places in the Heart.”
Learn how Dreamers was used as part of a Mobility in Journey text set in WOW Stories, Volume VIII, Issue 2.
Rosa Ramona Díaz has just moved to the small, un-haunted town of Ingot the only ghost-free town in the world. She doesn’t want to be there. She doesn’t understand how her mother a librarian who specializes in ghost-appeasement could possibly want to live in a place with no ghosts. Frankly, she doesn’t understand why anyone would.
When the enemy bombs the library, everything burns, and only one book survives. As war rages around them, Peter and his father, alongside so many refugees, flee their home, taking with them a treasure box that holds something rarer than rubies and more precious than gold.
The Book Itch is the story of the National Memorial African Bookstore, founded in Harlem by Louis Michaux. Told from Lewis’s son’s perspective, the book complements Nelson’s award-winning novel No Crystal Stair.
See the review at WOW Review, Volume 8, Issue 4