Notable Books for a Global Society 2012

“Notable Books for a Global Society 2012” list.  This list is sponsored by the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association.

Notable Books for a Global Society 2012

Alicia Alonso “Prima Ballerina.”  Carmen Bernier-Grand    Illustrated by Raúl Colón     Marshall Cavendish

Better Than Weird.    Anna Kerz       Orca

Between Shades of Gray.   Ruta Sepetys        Philomel

Beyond Bullets: A Photo Journal of Afghanistan.   Rafal Gerszak (photographer) Dawn Hunter (contributor)  Annick Press

Black and White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene “Bull”  Connor.   Larry Dane Brimner          Calkins Creek

Drawing from Memory.   Allen Say      Scholastic

Five Thousand Years of Slavery.     Marjorie Gann and Janet Willen        Tundra Books

Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans.   Kadir Nelson            Blazer + Bray

Inside Out & Back Again.      Thanhha Lai       Harper

Jefferson’s Sons.      Kimberly Brubaker Bradley           Dial

The Mangrove Tree:  Planting Trees to Feed Families.     Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore      Lee and Low

Migrant.     Maxine Trottier      Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault             Groundwood

My Name is Not Easy.    Debby Dahl Edwardson           Marshall Cavendish

Never Forgotten.   Patricia C. McKissack     Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon           Schwartz & Wade

A New Year’s Reunion: A Chinese Story.  Li-Qiong Yu     Illustrated by Zhu Chen Liang        Candlewick

Now Is the Time for Running.   Michael Williams       Little, Brown

No. 1 Car Spotter.      Atinuke      Illustrated by Warwick Johnson Cadwell            Kane-Miller

Peaceful Pieces: Poems and Quilts about Peace.      Anna Grossnickle Hines         Henry Holt & Co.

Promise the Night.      Michaela MacColl           Chronicle

Requiem: Poems of the Terezín Ghetto.     Paul B. Janeczko        Candlewick

Roots and Blues: A Celebration.     Arnold Adoff      Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie       Clarion

These Hands.       Margaret H. Mason     Illustrated by Floyd Cooper         Houghton Mifflin

Under the Mesquite.       Guadalupe Garcia McCall         Lee and Low

Which Side Are You On? The Story of a Song.    George Ella Lyon     Illustrated by Christopher Cardinale                Cinco Punto Press

While You Are Sleeping.     Durga Bernhard         Charlesbridge

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