Posted in 2011-2012 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Heart and Soul: the Story of America and African Americans, by Kadir Nelson

Summary:  An simple introduction to African-American history, from Revolutionary-era slavery up to the election of President Obama.

Balzer + Bray

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Posted in 2011-2012 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Nicholas St. North and the battle of the Nightmare King, by William Joyce

Summary:  Nicholas St. North, a daredevil swordsman seeking treasure in the fiercely guarded village of Santoff Claussen finds, instead, the great wizard Ombric Shalazar and a battle against the Nightmare King and his evil Fearlings–a battle Nicholas can win only if he finds five other Guardians in time.

Atheneum

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Posted in 2011-2012 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Secrets at Sea, by Richard Peck

Summary:  In 1887, the social-climbing Cranstons voyage from New York to London, where they hope to find a husband for their awkward older daughter, secretly accompanied by Helena and her mouse siblings, for whom the journey is both terrifying and wondrous as they meet an array of titled humans despite their best efforts at remaining hidden.

Dial

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