Newbery Honor winner and New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of the Gaither sisters, who are about to learn what it’s like to be fish out of water as they travel from the streets of Brooklyn to the rural South for the summer of a lifetime.
Coretta Scott King Award winners Charles R. Smith Jr. and Floyd Cooper present the powerful story of the building of the White House, publishing on the heels of the 2012 presidential election. Built brick by brick, the White House was created by human hands, many of them slaves’, whose hard labor created the symbol of this country.
Coretta Scott King Award and Honor winners Joyce Carol Thomas and Floyd Cooper capture one girl’s amazing journey west with her family, based on the author’s true story of her move from Oklahoma to California in 1948. Terrific sights and flavors welcome them with sweet possibility, reflected in the faces of people of all races, cultures, and ethnicities.