The Classroom Bookshelf
February 14, 2022 by Mary Ann Cappiello
Nonfiction books for young people are in a golden age of creativity, information-sharing, and reader-appeal. But the genre suffers from an image problem and an awareness problem. The New York Times can play a role in changing that by adding a set of Nonfiction Best Seller lists for young people: one for picture books, one for middle grade literature, and one for young adult literature.
November 30, 2020 by Erika Thulin Dawes
In a stunning picture book biography, author Kelly Starling Lyons and illustrator Laura Freeman celebrate the life and work of Philip Freelon, Architect of Record for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. This not-to-be missed title has broad possibilities for exploring art and design; featuring diverse life stories; and inviting students to consider how they might use their own talents to be dream builders.
November 23, 2020 by Erika Thulin Dawes
This week, we wish for all of you: safety, health, connection, and comfort. We are deeply grateful for all the work you do each and every day to put wonderful books in the hands, minds, and hearts of young people.
October 7, 2019 by Katie Cunningham
Ripe with many opportunities for content-rich learning opportunities, The Girl Who Named Pluto is a welcome addition to the study of fictionalized biography, the solar system, and the power of interdisciplinary thinking.
February 13, 2017 by Erika Thulin Dawes
Winner of the 2017 Caldecott Award Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Written and Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe Published in 2016 by Little Brown ISBN 978-0-316-21388-2 Grades PreK – Grade 12 Book Review “Somewhere in Brooklyn, between hearts that thump, double Dutch, and hopscotch and salty mouths that slurp sweet ice, […]
August 27, 2012 by Mary Ann Cappiello
These days it seems that everybody is talking about the Common Core State Standards and nonfiction literature for children and young adults. We couldn’t be more ecstatic about this trend! It’s a fascinating world that we live in, and there is an equally fascinating range of literature for children and young adults to explore it. […]
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