April 20, 2018

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March: Book Three by John Lewis & Andrew Aydin | SLJ Review

Lewis, John & Andrew Aydin. March: Book Three. illus. by Nate Powell. 192p. Top Shelf. Aug. 2016. pap. $19.99. ISBN 9781603094023. 

Gr 8 Up –In the final installment in the trilogy, Congressman Lewis concludes his firsthand account of the civil rights era. Simultaneously epic and intimate, this dynamic work spotlights pivotal moments (the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL; the Freedom Summer murders; the 1964 Democratic National Convention; and the Selma to […]

Bubonic Panic: When Plague Invaded America by Gail Jarrow | SLJ Review

Jarrow, Gail. Bubonic Panic: When Plague Invaded America. 196p. (Deadly Disease). bibliog. chart. chron. further reading. index. maps. notes. photos. reprods. websites. Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek. Apr. 2016. Tr $18.95. ISBN 9781620917381; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9781629795621.

Gr 5 Up –With a mesmerizing description of the suffering endured by bubonic plague victims, followed by several fascinatingly gruesome photographs depicting visible signs of the disease, Jarrow hooks readers from the start. This final installment of the author’s “Deadly Disease” […]