Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White

Sweet, Melissa. Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White.

This illustrated biography of E.B. White uses personal letters, photos, watercolor, and collage to document his extraordinary life as a journalist, New Yorker contributor, and beloved children’s book author.

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No Summit Out of Sight

On May 22, 2010, at the age of thirteen, American teenager Jordan Romero became the youngest person to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. At fifteen, he became the youngest person to reach the summits of the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. In this energizing memoir for young adults, Jordan, now seventeen, recounts his experience, which started as a spark of an idea at the age of nine and, many years of training and hard work later, turned into a dream come true. (Simon & Schuster)
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No Summit Out of Sight

On May 22, 2010, at the age of thirteen, American teenager Jordan Romero became the youngest person to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. At fifteen, he became the youngest person to reach the summits of the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. In this energizing memoir for young adults, Jordan, now seventeen, recounts his experience, which started as a spark of an idea at the age of nine and, many years of training and hard work later, turned into a dream come true. (Simon & Schuster)
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The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius

mad potterby Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan.

Illustrated with evocative historical photographs and over fifty color reproductions of his ceramics, The Mad Potter tells the extraordinary story of an eccentric American maverick who was determined to make his mark and who never stopped believing that even the unlikeliest dreams can come true.

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Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas

primatesby Jim Ottaviani.

An interesting and sometimes humorous look in graphic format at the lives of three of the most important scientists of the twentieth century.

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Courage Has No Color

courage colorby Tanya Lee Stone.

Examines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America’s first black paratroopers.

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