Wednesday, May 04, 2011

New Books by Monica Brown

Waiting for the Biblioburro 

 By Monica Brown. Illustrated by John Parra.

    •    Pub. Date: August 2011
    •    Publisher: Random House Children's Books
    •    Format: Library Binding , 32pp
    •    ISBN-13: 9781582463988

Ana loves stories. She often makes them up to help her little brother fall asleep. But in her small village there are only a few books and she has read them all. One morning, Ana wakes up to the clip-clop of hooves, and there before her, is the most wonderful sight: a traveling library resting on the backs of two burros‑ all the books a little girl could dream of, with enough stories to encourage her to create one of her own.
Inspired by the heroic efforts of real-life librarian Luis Soriano, award-winning picture book creators Monica Brown and John Parra introduce readers to the mobile library that journeys over mountains and through valleys to bring literacy and culture to rural Colombia, and to the children who wait for the BiblioBurro.

Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People 

By Monica Brown. Illustrated by Julie Paschkis.

    •    Pub. Date: March 2011
    •    Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. 

    •    Format: Hardcover , 32pp
    •    ISBN-13: 9780805091984

Once there was a little boy named Neftalí who loved wild things wildly and quiet things quietly. From the moment he could talk, he surrounded himself with words. Neftalí discovered the magic between the pages of books. When he was sixteen, he began publishing his poems as Pablo Neruda.

Pablo wrote poems about the things he loved—things made by his friends in the café, things found at the marketplace, and things he saw in nature. He wrote about the people of Chile and their stories of struggle. Because above all things and above all words, Pablo Neruda loved people.

Side by Side/Lado a lado: 
The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez/
La historia de Dolores Huerta y Cesar Chavez

By Monica Brown. Illustrated by Joe Cepeda.

    •    Pub. Date: August 2010
    •    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    •    Format: Hardcover , 32pp
    •    ISBN-13: 9780061227813

Every day, thousands of farmworkers harvested the food that ended up on kitchen tables all over the country. But at the end of the day, when the workers sat down to eat, there were only beans on their own tables. Then Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez teamed up. Together they motivated the workers to fight for their rights and, in the process, changed history.

Award-winning author Monica Brown and acclaimed illustrator Joe Cepeda join together to create this stunning tribute to two of the most influential people of the twentieth century.

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