Saturday, August 19, 2017
What's New? Stacking the Shelves
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Hop on over there to ogle what other bloggers got this week.
Streetcar to Justice: how Elizabeth Jennings won the right to ride in New York by Amy Hill Hearth. 138 p. Greenwillow Books/ HarperCollins Publishers, January 2, 2018. 9780062673602.
Publisher synopsis from back jacket of arc: One hundred years before Ros Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, Elizabeth Jennings's refusal to leave a segregated streetcar in the Five Points neighborhood of manhattan set into motion a major court case in New York City. On her way to church one morning in July 1854, Elizabeth Jennings was refused a seat on a streetcar. When she took her seat anyway, she was bodily removed by the conductor and a nearby police officer and returned home bruised and injured. With the support of her family, the African American abolitionist community of New York, and Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Jennings took her case to court. Represented by a young lawyer named Chester A. Arthur (a future president of the United States) she was victorious, marking a major victory in the fight to desegregate New York City's public transportation.
I had the privilege of attending a preview at Quarto Publishing in Manhattan on Thursday. Director of Library Marketing, Michelle Bayuk and her colleague Daniel Tushaj presented a selection of upcoming titles from ten Quarto Children's imprints. There's lots to look forward to in the coming months and there will be a blog post on that soon.
These were in our bag:
50 Cities of the U.S.A. by Gabrielle Balkin. Illustrated by Sol Linero. Wide Eyed Editions, September 7, 2017. 9781847808707.
How Could We Harness a Hurricane? by Vicki Cobb. 48 p. Seagrass Press, August, 2017. 9781633222465.
The Street Beneath My Feet by Charlotte Guillain and Yuval Zommer. 20 p. words & pictures, March, 2017. 9781682971369.
Deep in the Woods: a folk tale by Christopher Corr. 32 p. Frances Lincoln Children's Books, April, 2017.
The Great Race: story of the Chinese zodiac by Christopher Corr. 32 p. Frances Lincoln Children's Books, January, 2018. 9781786030658.
And a grown-up title: Cooking with Nonna by Rosella Rago. 248 p. Race Point Publishing, March, 2017. 9781631062940
That's what's new with me. What's new with you?