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Lindy
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I learned in this picture book biography of mime artist Marcel Marceau that he was Jewish and was a member of the French resistance during WWII, leading hundreds of Jewish children over the Alps to safety in Switzerland. Gerard DuBois‘ gorgeous vintage-style art shows how Marceau could express so much with his face and body language. #kidlit

mcctrish That‘s so amazing and what a gorgeous book 3d
Lindy @mcctrish I picked it up especially because I‘ve been exploring the illustrator‘s work, but Marceau‘s story was more interesting than I expected. 3d
psalva I have some odd connections to Marceau through friends. One friend, a mime artist, met Marceau a few times. Later, he was a consultant on a biopic about Marceau‘s life, focusing on wartime- I don‘t think the film was made in the end. My magician friend Rick always says Marceau was the best “magician” he ever saw because of how he was able to express so much using movement. This looks like a great introduction to this story about a great artist 😊 3d
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Blaire Aww…this takes me back. One of my favorite childhood books was 3d
Lindy @psalva A biopic focused on Marceau‘s wartime activities would be great! 3d
Lindy @Blaire The Story of Bip is in the short list of suggested reading at the back. 👍 3d
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Lindy
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Angela Joy‘s outstanding picture book biography & history book is summed up by the subtitle: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement—and truly does justice to its subject. Distinctive papercut art by Janelle Washington fits the mood of dignity & strength. Lots of helpful back matter too. Ages 8 up. Adult readers: this would be a good book to pair with Percival Everett‘s The Trees. #kidlit

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Lindy
The Ghost Collector | Allison Mills
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Like her Cree mother & grandmother, 10-year-old Shelly can see the ghosts of people & animals. She is learning how to catch them & help them move on. But tragedy strikes and Shelly must learn something even more challenging: how to handle grief. A gentle contemporary ghost story by a Ililiw/Cree author, for ages 9-12. #CanadianAuthor #Indigenous #kidlit

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Lindy
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This appealing picture book about gender stereotypes is well-suited to its audience: children from preschool through to Grade 2. Author/illustrator Elise Gravel received the Rights and Freedoms Award in Quebec for “raising awareness & popularizing complex & sometimes taboo subjects among children.” Gravel worked with trans educator Mykaell Blais to create Pink, Blue and You! #CanadianAuthor #kidlit

TheBookHippie Love this! Thanks for the rec! 2w
Lindy @TheBookHippie You‘re welcome 😇 2w
Catsandbooks Great review! I will look for this for my niece! 2w
Lindy @Catsandbooks 😁👍 2w
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Lindy
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A picture book biography of William Carlos Williams with a focus on his inspiration for writing the poem “The Red Wheelbarrow.” Chuck Groenink‘s muted art beautifully captures early 20th-century life in New Jersey. Perfect for children in elementary school. #kidlit

Leftcoastzen Love that poem! 2w
Lindy @Leftcoastzen It has staying power 😊 2w
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Across the Pond | Joy McCullough
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Enjoying a cozy Sunday with some #MiddleGrade titles. It's snowy here in Detroit, at last! Hope everyone is keeping warm and enjoying some down time. #KidLit #CurrentlyReading

JamieArc Rosetown looks lovely. I heard that we here in Lansing are going to get a lot of snow Wednesday. Today it‘s just a pretty flurry that‘s not sticking. 2w
mcctrish Both of these look lovely. We‘ve got snow in London, ON for the first time since December 22 which lasted until Boxing Day. 2w
batsy Such lovely covers! 2w
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The Night Before Lunar New Year | Natasha Wing, Lingfeng Ho
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LNY is coming! The books in the cute “Night Before” series vary in story quality, but we really liked this one. Co-author Ho contributes fun cultural details. My 8 year old really enjoyed it. #lunarnewyear #kidlit #yearoftherabbit

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My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | Martin Luther King, III
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Enjoyed reading about Dr. King though his son‘s eyes. The challenge & inspiration of MLK Jr ‘s message shines through. Recommend for grades K-2. Be prepared to discuss violence civil rights activists were forced to endure. #5stars #kidlit

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#SundayFunday @ozma.of.oz
I didn't read much as a kid. These two books that come to mind. I had surgery at Shriners Hospital when I was 7 years old. I think I was hospitalized 5 days. During that time, I had my mom read these two books aloud over and over again. She would ask "can't we read something else?" I guess these were my comfort reads, I didn't want to read anything else.

ozma.of.oz I loved introducing my nibling to The Monster at the End of This Book! Thank you for sharing! (edited) 3w
marleed Ohh, so sweet. And I hope you fully recovered from your childhood illness. I just last week introduced my grand twins to the Monster at the end of this book. The love it! 3w
sblbooks @marleed Thanks! I have cerebral palsy. The surgery was successful to improve my mobility. The Monster at the End of This Book was so funny. I'm glad your grandkids enjoyed it! 3w
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Lindy
Little Monarchs | Jonathan Case
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10-yr-old Elvie & her guardian are on a road trip down the west coast of USA in 2101 after a sun shift has killed most mammals on earth including humans. Flora‘s a scientist who‘s working on a sun-sickness vaccine made from monarch butterflies. Their adventures are scary at times, especially when it‘s unclear whether they can trust others. Science facts, gorgeous watercolour art & a hopeful ending round out this all-ages graphic novel. #kidlit