Archive for the ‘Newberry’ Category

The Higher Power of Lucky By Susan Patron Illustrated by Matthew Phelan This is the story of a ten-year old girl named Lucky Trimble, who is living in a very small town called Hard Pan in California. Lucky’s life has been anything but lucky: her father left when she was little, and her mother died […]



By William H. Armstrong Sounder is the story of an African American family in the era of sharecropping post the abolition of slavery in America. The story is about told primarily with a focal point on the thoughts and experiences surrounding the family’s oldest son, although I found that the story isn’t really about him […]

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By Jacqueline Woodson Illustrated by Hudson Talbott On the front cover, we see a dark background compiled of various photographs of African Americans from the times of slavery. Including among these images is are snippets of text referring to the movement to abolition slavery. There’s a diamond shaped cut out in the middle of the […]

By Eleanor Estes The Hundred Dresses tells of a little girl named Wanda Petronski who lives in a less affluent part of town called Boggins Heights with her brother and father. Wanda’s and her family, who are immigrants to the United States from Poland, are poor. This story is as much about the struggles faced […]