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Susan Lynn Meyer
Meyer talks about her historical fiction book, NEW SHOES.
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The author of NEW SHOES talks about her research process and what young readers can learn from her new book.
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NEW SHOES
by Susan Lynn Meyer
illustrated by Eric Velasquez


This lushly illustrated picture book takes a heartfelt look at segregation as two African American girls find an inventive way to foil Jim Crow laws.

★ "Gripping piece of historical fiction . . . vividly precise in its detail.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Swing Sisters
The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm
by Karen Deans
Joe Cepeda, Illustrator

The story of how the talented members of an integrated, barrier-breaking, all-female big band overcome racism and sexism through music is told in this nonfiction picture book that comes alive with a text and art that swings.

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PICTURE BOOK

Because They Marched
The People's Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America
by Russell Freedman

For the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march for voting right from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman has written a riveting account of this pivotal event in the history of civil rights. Illustrated with more than forty photographs, this is an essential chronicle of events every American should know.

E-book available

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NONFICTION

It's Snowing!
by Gail Gibbons
Gail Gibbons, Illustrator

Included in this crystal clear introduction to one of winter's wonders is information about different types of snowstorms, regions where snow falls, and how to prepare when a snowstorm approaches.

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NONFICTION PICTURE BOOK

The Cat with the Yellow Star
Coming of Age in Terezin
by Susan Goldman Rubin and Ela Weissberger

BACK IN PRINT! This memoir chronicles the changes in the life of eight-year-old Ela, whose comfortable normal life came to an abrupt end when she was imprisoned in the Terezin concentration camp.

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NONFICTION

Classroom Picks . . . New Paperbacks for Spring!
Bad Dog
An I Like to Read® Book Level C
by David McPhail
David McPhail, Illustrator

Forgiveness and love triumph in the end for a family dog who is rarely on his best behavior.

E-book available

CCSS:
K: RF. 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4, RL. 1-10
1: RF. 1, 1a, 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3g, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c, RL. 1-9
2: RL. 1-7
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Our Spring 2015 paperbacks all incorporate Common Core State Standards and are available in e-book format as well! Check out more of this month's Classroom Picks here.