Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

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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The Thing About Luck

thing about luckby Cynthia Kadohata.

Just when twelve-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong in a year of bad luck, an emergency takes her parents to Japan, leaving Summer to care for her little brother while helping her cranky grandmother cook and do laundry for harvest workers.

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The Vine Basket

vine basketby Josanne LaValley.

Life has been hard for fourteen-year-old Mehrigul, a member of the Uyghur tribal group scorned by the Chinese communist regime, so when an American offers to buy all the baskets she can make in three weeks, Mehrigul strives for a better future for herself and her family despite her father’s opposition.

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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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Paperboy

paperboyby Vince Vawter.

When an eleven-year-old boy takes over a friend’s newspaper route in July, 1959, in Memphis, his debilitating stutter makes for a memorable month.

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