Book # 22 Middle Grade Historical
Katy Gordan loves playing baseball. When a man scouts her at a local field and asks her to try out for Little League, she is so excited, especially when she makes the team! That excitement is squashed however when she finds out she cannot play because she's a girl. Fueled by her need to prove the Little League wrong and a famous person assignment in school, Katy becomes an expert in women's baseball and proves to everyone that saying that women have never played professional baseball is untrue. Kids will love Katy's journey. Teachers will love the books emphasis on research.
Book # 23 Young Adult (Mature Audiences)
Since their parents got married, Suzette and her step brother, Lionel had been very close. Then Lionel had a breakdown due to a bi-polar disorder and Suzette was sent across the country to boarding school. When Suzette comes back she find Lionel changed, their relationship changed, and she has changed as well, realizing at boarding school that she may love girls as much as boys. Even with all the changes, Suzette wants to reconnect with her brother even if that means keeping a secret that may do him more harm than good.
Book # 24 Nonfiction Picture Book
Many people know about the fight for desegregation for blacks. This book tells the story of Sylvia Mendez and the fight for desegregation for Mexicans in American schools.
Book # 25 Picture Book
Last time I wrote about Echo Echo, which explored Greek Myths from the point of view of the most important characters by writing a comparison poem in each character's point of view. Mirror Mirror creates these reverse poems with fairy tale characters.
Book # 26 Young Adult Fantasy
Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will love this book about a faerie slayer who lives in the 1800s.