Braille Book Review

January-February 1999
Books for Children--Nonfiction

Books listed in this issue of Braille Book Review were recently sent to cooperating libraries. The complete collection contains books by many authors on fiction and nonfiction subjects, including animals, geography, nature, mystery, sports, and others. Contact your cooperating library to learn more about the wide range of books available in the collection.

To order books, contact your cooperating library.

For the Love of the Game: Michael Jordan and Me BR 11035
by Eloise Greenfield
1 volume
Inspired by basketball star Michael Jordan, a child vows not to listen to naysayers, but rather to boldly choose a path in the game of life and to pursue it with determination. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3 and older readers. 1997.

Musicians of the Sun BR 11040
by Gerald McDermott
1 volume
The Aztec Lord of the Night sees that his people are sad in the gray darkness. He sends Wind to battle Sun for the musicians held prisoner: Red, Yellow, Blue, and Green, because they can bring color, music, and happiness to the people. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 1997.

One of Each BR 11048
by Mary Ann Hoberman
1 volume
In this story told in rhyme, Oliver Tolliver lives all alone in his house with only one of everything. When he invites a visitor to his home, he realizes that he needs two of some things, and he discovers the pleasure of sharing. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 1997.

Miriam's Cup: A Passover Story BR 11049
by Fran Manushkin
1 volume
Miriam Pinsky and her family are preparing for Passover when her mother takes the time to retell the biblical story of Miriam's namesake, who played an important role in the history of the Israelites. Miriam's mother also has a special gift for her. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 1998.

I Have a Dream BR 11050
by Martin Luther King
1 volume
Presents the complete text of the historic speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on August 28, 1963, in Washington, D.C. In it, he expresses hope for social justice and equality in the future. Includes a short biography of the civil rights leader and a foreword by his wife, Coretta Scott King. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 4-7. 1997.

Oh, Freedom! Kids Talk about the Civil Rights Movement with the People Who Made It Happen BR 11419
by Casey King and Linda Barrett Osborne
1 volume
Thirty-one grade-school children interview friends and relatives about their roles in the civil rights movement. Three additional essays provide information on segregation, the movement to end it, and the struggle against racial discrimination and poverty. For grades 5-8. 1997.

Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers: Reflections on Being Raised by a Pack of Sled Dogs BR 11420
by Gary Paulsen
1 volume
Companion to Woodsong (BR 8849). Iditarod racer Paulsen recalls his life on the trail and at home with his beloved team of dogs. Portrays his special relationship with the lead dog, Cookie, describing the births and rearing of her pups and the sadness of retirement for both man and dog. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 1996.

Poems for Youth BR 11483
by Emily Dickinson
1 volume
Seventy-eight poems written by Dickinson mainly for her niece and nephews. Many of the sparse verses are about the seasons and the passage of time. Includes such well-known poems as "There is no frigate like a book," "I'll tell you how the sun rose," and "I never saw a moor." For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1934.

"Always Wear Clean Underwear!" and Other Ways Parents Say "I Love You" BR 11487
by Marc Gellman
1 volume
Interprets the hidden meanings behind thirty-two things parents tell their children to do--over and over again. For example, cleaning your plate means being grateful for what you have, and keeping your shoes off the couch is a way to show respect to your parents. For grades 3-6. 1997.

Social Smarts: Manners for Today's Kids BR 11612
by Elizabeth James and Carol Barkin
1 volume
Practical advice to help kids navigate social situations without embarrassment. Suggests ways to cope with crises, such as hospitalization and death. Also includes question-and-answer segments. For grades 4-7. 1996.

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