Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

Wishtree

Red is an oak tree that offers wishes and refuge to the people and animals of a neighborhood.
Red shows great wisdom and heart as he welcomes a new family which is experiencing a difficult transition.
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Becoming Kareem: Growing Up on and Off the Court

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar describes how he became one of the top basketball players of all time:
from his childhood, through the influence of his many coaches and mentors, to the historical
events that helped shape his life. This book goes far beyond a sports hero autobiography,
intertwining civil rights history with issues of identity andwhat it means to be successful.
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