SCBWI Virtual Conference

Here is a booklist of the books available in conjunction with the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrations Virtual Houston Conference taking place October 3rd and 4th, 2020.

We should have all these books on hand but due to the unique circumstances affecting 2020 we may have to order them in and will call you when they arrive.

If you are interested in the SCBWI Indie Author Showcase, that booklist can be found here.

Please put SCBWI in your additional comments when ordering.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 9:00am
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Sophie's Squash Cover Image
By Pat Zietlow Miller, Anne Wilsdorf (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780307978967
Availability: Backordered
Published: Schwartz & Wade - August 6th, 2013

Kids will love this playful story of of a unique fall friendship between a girl . . . and her squash!


Wherever You Go Cover Image
By Pat Zietlow Miller, Eliza Wheeler (By (artist))
$17.00
ISBN: 9780316400022
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2015

An inspiring celebration of life and new experiences--perfect for graduations and fans of Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Roads give you chances to seek and explore. Want an adventure? Just open your door.


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Be Kind Cover Image
By Pat Zietlow Miller, Jen Hill (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626723214
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 6th, 2018

A New York Times bestseller!

“These days, it seems more important than ever for books to show young people how to act with thoughtfulness, civility, and kindness.” —The New York Times Book Review

When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, wondering: What does it mean to be kind?


Itch Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823445523
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Published: Holiday House - February 4th, 2020

When everything around you is going wrong, how far would you go to fit in?

Isaac's sixth grade year gets off to a rough start.


Brother's Keeper Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823444946
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Published: Holiday House - July 21st, 2020

Can two children escape North Korea on their own?

North Korea. December, 1950.

Twelve-year-old Sora and her family live under an iron set of rules: No travel without a permit. No criticism of the government. No absences from Communist meetings. Wear red. Hang pictures of the Great Leader. Don't trust your neighbors. Don't speak your mind. You are being watched.


Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626727465
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 22nd, 2019

Winner of the 2020 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
A 2020 American Indian Youth Literature Picture Book Honor Winner

“A wonderful and sweet book . . . Lovely stuff.” —The New York Times Book Review


I'm Not a Girl: A Transgender Story Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374310684
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 4th, 2020

Based on a true transgender identity journey, the picture book I'm Not a Girl is an empowering story from writers Maddox Lyons and Jessica Verdi about a boy who is determined to be himself, illustrated by Dana Simpson.

Nobody seems to understand that Hannah is not a girl.


Goodnight, Little Dancer Cover Image
By Jennifer Adams, Alea Marley (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250310040
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - July 21st, 2020

In this soothing, gentle rhyming picture book, author Jennifer Adams bids sweet dreams to the youngest readers who identify as ballerinas by day and tender, sleepy children by night. With luminous art from illustrator Alea Marley, Goodnight, Little Dancer is sure to send little ones to sleep with twirling, dancing dreams.

It's time for bed now, little dancer.


You Are a Beautiful Beginning Cover Image
By Nina Laden, Kelsey Garrity-Riley (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250311832
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 25th, 2020

It is not the destination, but the journey.


The Prettiest Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626729230
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 14th, 2020

A must-read for young feminists, The Prettiest is an incisive, empowering novel by Brigit Young about fighting back against sexism and objectification.


How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250233776
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Published: Square Fish - March 24th, 2020

“If you're looking for a novel to fill the To All The Boys I've Loved Before-shaped hole in your heart, this is the book for you.” —Camille Perri, author of When Katie Met Cassidy

How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom is a modern gender-bent young adult rom com from S. J. Goslee.


Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250050649
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - January 9th, 2018

Perfect for middle grade readers and history enthusiasts, New York Times bestselling author Steve Sheinkin presents the fascinating and frightening true story of the creation behind the most destructive force that birthed the arms race and the Cold War in Bomb: The Race to Buildand Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon.


The Next Great Jane Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780803734753
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - May 19th, 2020

From award-winning author K. L. Going comes a happily-ever-after story of a girl who discovers the true secret to all good writing--through an unlikely friendship, some well-intentioned matchmaking, and little bit of science.


Fat Kid Rules the World Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142402085
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - November 1st, 2004

A Michael L. Printz Honor Book


The Shape of the World: A Portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright Cover Image
By K.L. Going, Lauren Stringer (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781442478213
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 5th, 2017

A little boy who loves to find shapes in nature grows up to be one of America’s greatest architects in this inspiring biography of Frank Lloyd Wright.

When Frank Lloyd Wright was a baby, his mother dreamed that he would become a great architect. She gave him blocks to play with and he learned that shapes are made up of many other shapes.


Bumpety, Dunkety, Thumpety-Thump! Cover Image
By K.L. Going, Simone Shin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442434141
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 26th, 2017

Two toddlers go on a bumpety berry hunt in this darling picture book that’s perfect for preschoolers.

Wagon on gravel goes bumpety-bump.
Pebbles in the pond fall plunkey-plunk.
Toes in the grass dance thumpety-thump.
Bumpety-plunkety-thumpety-thump!


Join two sweet siblings as they explore their backyard, get deliciously creative in the kitchen, and then spen


Dog in Charge Cover Image
By K. L. Going, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781101997734
Availability: Special Order
Published: Puffin Books - May 3rd, 2016

Illustrated by Caldecott winner Dan Santat and written by Printz Honor winner K. L. Going, this is one doggone funny picture book!

When the going gets tough, Dog . . . takes a nap

Dog can Sit.
He can Stay.
He can even Dance.
But when he's in charge, can he keep the cats in line?
All one, two, three, four, five of them?


King of the Screwups Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780547331669
Availability: Special Order
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2010

Liam Geller is Mr. Popularity. Everybody loves him. He excels at sports; he knows exactly what clothes to wear; he always ends up with the most beautiful girls in school. But he's got an uncanny ability to screw up in the very ways that tick off his father the most.
When Liam finally kicked out of the house, his father's brother takes him in.


Saint Iggy Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780152062484
Availability: Special Order
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2008

When Iggy Corso gets kicked out of high school, there's no one for him to tell. His mother has gone off, his father is stoned on the couch, and the phone's been disconnected, so even the social worker can't get through. Leaving his public housing behind, Iggy ventures into the world to make something of his life.


Pieces of Why Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780147509864
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Published: Puffin Books - September 6th, 2016

From the award winning author of Fat Kid Rules the World and The Liberation of Gabriel King comes a lyrical gem that asks all the hard questions and hits all the right notes--perfect for fans of Cynthia Rylant and Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine


The Garden of Eve Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780152066147
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2009

Evie reluctantly moves with her widowed father to Beaumont, New York, where he has bought an apple orchard, dismissing rumors that the town is cursed and the trees haven't borne fruit in decades. Evie doesn't believe in things like curses and fairy tales anymore--if fairy tales were real, her mom would still be alive. But odd things happen in Beaumont.


The Liberation of Gabriel King Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780142407660
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Published: Puffin Books - March 1st, 2007

Gabriel King was a born chicken. He’s afraid of spiders, corpses, loose cows, and just about everything related to the fifth grade. Gabe’s best friend, Frita Wilson, thinks Gabe needs some liberating from his fears. Frita knows something about being brave— she’s the only black kid in school in a town with an active Ku Klux Klan.


Law and Authors: A Legal Handbook for Writers Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780520301818
Availability: Special Order
Published: University of California Press - August 4th, 2020

Everything a writer needs to know about the law.

This accessible, reader-friendly handbook will be an invaluable resource for authors, agents, and editors in navigating the legal landscape of the contemporary publishing industry. Drawing on a wealth of experience in legal scholarship and publishing, Jacqueline D.


No Vacancy Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781773064109
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Published: Groundwood Books - September 1st, 2020

Buying and moving into the run-down Jewel Motor Inn in upstate New York wasn't eleven-year-old Miriam Brockman's dream, but at least it's an adventure. Miriam befriends Kate, whose grandmother owns the diner next door, and finds comfort in the company of Maria, the motel's housekeeper, and her Uncle Mordy, who comes to help out for the summer.


Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536212105
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

Think you know what rural America is like? Discover a plurality of perspectives in this enlightening anthology of stories that turns preconceptions on their head.


Chugga Chugga Choo Choo Cover Image
By Kevin Lewis, Daniel Kirk (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780786804290
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 1999

Chugga Chugga Choo-Choo Cover Image
By Kevin Lewis, Daniel Kirk (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780786807604
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2001

Come along for the ride as a busy toy locomotive makes its rounds through a bustling playroom. Featuring rhyming couplets and bright, bold illustrations, this story is sure to be a hit with young train lovers.


My Truck is Stuck! Cover Image
By Kevin Lewis, Daniel Kirk (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780786805341
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2002

My Truck Is Stuck! Cover Image
By Kevin Lewis, Daniel Kirk (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780786837397
Availability: Backordered
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2006

My Truck Is Stuck. Rotten luck. Can't go! My truck is stuck. Tug and tow. Two engines roar. But the truck won't go. Not one inch more. Does anyone know how to make my stuck truck go? In this lyrical read-aloud, young drivers are introduced to the ins and outs of hauling, beeping, and repairing -- get ready for a fun ride!


How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780061992735
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - August 14th, 2012

Thirteen-year-old Lamar Washington is the maddest, baddest, most spectacular bowler at Striker's Bowling Paradise. But while Lamar's a whiz at rolling strikes, he always strikes out with girls. And Lamar's brother is no help—Xavier earns trophy after trophy on the basketball court and soaks up Dad's attention, leaving no room for Lamar's problems.


The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Mya in the Middle Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062839404
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 7th, 2020

The third book in the hilarious middle-grade series about Mya, the cowgirl-loving fourth grader—perfect for fans of Ramona the Pest and ClementineThis chapter book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 7 to 9 who are reading independently.


Understanding Comics Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780060976255
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 27th, 1994

"You must read this book." Neil Gaiman

The bestselling international classic on storytelling and visual communication.


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They Say Blue Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419728518
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 13th, 2018

My Papi Has a Motorcycle Cover Image
By Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553410
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Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo.

When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.


Count Me In Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780525517269
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - August 25th, 2020

An uplifting story, told through the alternating voices of two middle-schoolers, in which a community rallies to reject racism.


The Home Builders Cover Image
By Varsha Bajaj, Simona Mulazzani (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399166853
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 12th, 2019

This vibrantly illustrated picture book celebrates a variety of woodland creatures as they make their homes and prepare for their young.


Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon Cover Image
By Simran Jeet Singh, Baljinder Kaur (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525555094
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Published: Kokila - August 25th, 2020

The true story of Fauja Singh, who broke world records to become the first one hundred-year-old to run a marathon, shares valuable lessons on the source of his grit, determination to overcome obstacles, and commitment to positive representation of the Sikh community.

Every step forward is a victory.


Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition: A Hands-On Guide from Story Creation to Publication Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781440353758
Availability: Backordered
Published: Writer's Digest Books - November 13th, 2018

Master the Art of Writing Enthralling Tales for the Youngest pre-and emerging readers


If Animals Gave Thanks (If Animals Kissed Good Night) Cover Image
By Ann Whitford Paul, David Walker (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374313418
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 1st, 2020

Don't miss the other books in this adorable series: If Animals Kissed Good Night, If Animals Said I Love You, If Animals Celebrated Christmas, and If Animals Went to School!

What if animals did what YOU do? This bestselling story imagines how animals might show their gratitude!


If Animals Kissed Good Night Cover Image
By Ann Whitford Paul, David Walker (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780374300210
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - June 3rd, 2014

Don't miss the other books in this adorable series: If Animals Said I Love You, If Animals Celebrated Christmas, If Animals Went to School, and If Animals Gave Thanks!

What if animals did what YOU do? This bestselling story imagines how animals would kiss their loved ones good night!


If Animals Said I Love You (If Animals Kissed Good Night) Cover Image
By Ann Whitford Paul, David Walker (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780374306038
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 11th, 2018

Don't miss the other books in this adorable series: If Animals Kissed Good Night, If Animals Celebrated Christmas, If Animals Went to School and If Animals Gave Thanks!

What if animals did what YOU do? This delightful board book edition of the original hardcover imagines how animals would say “I love you!"


If Animals Celebrated Christmas (If Animals Kissed Good Night) Cover Image
By Ann Whitford Paul, David Walker (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780374313081
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 10th, 2019

Don't miss the other books in this adorable series: If Animals Kissed Good Night, If Animals Said I Love You, If Animals Went to School, and If Animals Gave Thanks!

What if animals did what YOU do? This charming story describes how animals might celebrate the holidays!


If Animals Went to School (If Animals Kissed Good Night) Cover Image
By Ann Whitford Paul, David Walker (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374309022
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 14th, 2019

Don't miss the other books in this adorable series: If Animals Kissed Good Night, If Animals Said I Love You, If Animals Celebrated Christmas, and If Animals Gave Thanks!

What if animals did what YOU do? This sweet story describes what animals might do in the classroom!


Strong as Sandow: How Eugen Sandow Became the Strongest Man on Earth Cover Image
By Don Tate, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580896283
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Published: Charlesbridge - August 22nd, 2017

Little Friedrich Müller was a puny weakling who longed to be athletic and strong like the ancient Roman gladiators. He exercised and exercised. But he to no avail.


Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781580892988
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Charlesbridge - May 7th, 2019

A cool idea with a big splash
 
You know the Super Soaker. It’s one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy.
 


Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton Cover Image
By Don Tate, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781682630624
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - October 1st, 2018

Based on true events of important US history, this non-fiction narrative, the biography of George Moses Horton introduces students to a story of determination and a profound love of words. In the nineteenth century, North Carolina slave George Moses Horton taught himself to read and earned money to purchase his time-though not his freedom.


Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton Cover Image
By Don Tate, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781561458257
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - September 1st, 2015

Based on true events of important US history, this non-fiction narrative, the biography of George Moses Horton introduces students to a story of determination and a profound love of words. In the nineteenth century, North Carolina slave George Moses Horton taught himself to read and earned money to purchase his time-though not his freedom.


William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad Cover Image
By Don Tate, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781561459353
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - November 1st, 2020

From Ezra Jack Keats Award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate comes the highly anticipated and remarkable, little-known story of William Still, known as the Father of the Underground Railroad.

"Inspirational." ―School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW


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Song for a Whale Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524770266
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - December 31st, 2019

In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the Schneider Family Book Award-winning story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him.


The Littlest Voyageur Cover Image
By Margi Preus, Cheryl Pilgrim (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780823442478
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - March 24th, 2020

A red squirrel, Jean Pierre Petit Le Rouge, stows away on a canoe to fulfill his dream of joining a group of voyageurs--men who paddle canoes filled with goods to a trading post thousands of miles away.


The Hole Story of the Doughnut Cover Image
By Pat Miller, Vincent X. Kirsch (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544319615
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2016

In 1843, fourteen-year-old Hanson Gregory left his family home in Rockport, Maine, and set sail as a cabin boy on the schooner Achorn, looking for high-stakes adventure on the high seas.


Lola Can't Leap Cover Image
By Ellen Leventhal, Noelle Shawa (Illustrator)
$20.39
ISBN: 9781946101747
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Published: Spork - December 4th, 2018

Lola comes from a long line of leapers. Can she carry on the family tradition? Join Lola as she trips, slips, and flips into a journey of self-discovery. In this newest book from Ellen Leventhal of Don't Eat the Bluebonnets Fame.


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Master story-teller and poet Dede Fox offers readers this remarkable novel in verse. It is the story of seventeen-year-old Diana Greene and her travels from Texas to Mexico. The tale is one of adventure and romance, of culture shock, and genuine danger. Diana lands in Mexico during the revolutionary chaos prior to the 1968 Olympics. Her first love Guillermo vanishes the night of the Tlatelolco violence. Heartbroken, she searches for the truth about his disappearance, a quest that puts her in jeopardy from abusive police. Based on real events, 'On Wings of Silence' makes use of actual details from what historians now call the Tlatelolco Massacre, presented here through the eyes of a young woman readers will admire and care about.


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Count Me In Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525517245
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 27th, 2019

An uplifting story, told through the alternating voices of two middle-schoolers, in which a community rallies to reject racism.