Born and Bred in the Great Depression by Jonah Winter & Kimberly Bulcken Root

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East Texas, the 1930s—the Great Depression. Award-winning author Jonah Winter's father grew up with seven siblings in a tiny house on the edge of town. In this picture book, Winter shares his family history in a lyrical text that is clear, honest, and utterly accessible to young readers, accompanied by Kimberly Bulcken Root's rich, gorgeous illustrations. Here is a celebration of family and of making do with what you have—a wonderful classroom book that's also perfect for children and parents to share.
 

About Jonah Winter & Kimberly Bulcken Root

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JONAH WINTER and Terry Widener collaborated on one previous picture book, Steel Town. Jonah is also the author of You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!, which received three starred reviews; Here Comes the Garbage Barge!, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; and Dizzy, the recipient of Best Book of the Year citations from Booklist, School Library Journal, Horn Book, The Bulletin, and Kirkus Reviews. His other picture book biographies include Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Diego, and Frida, a Parents' Choice Gold Medal winner. TERRY WIDENER's acclaimed picture books include Lou Gerhrig, The Luckiest Man, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, and IRA Teachers' Choice; and America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, Child Magazine Best Book of the Year, and School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.





Author Residence: Pittsburgh, PA





Author Hometown: New York, NY TERRY WIDENER's acclaimed picture books include Lou Gerhrig, The Luckiest Man, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, and IRA Teachers' Choice; and America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, Child Magazine Best Book of the Year, and School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.Illustrator Residence: McKinney, TXIllustrator Hometown: Sand Springs, OK
 
Published October 11, 2011 by Schwartz & Wade. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books.

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In the warm pages of Yu Li-Qiong's "A New Year's Reunion" (Candlewick, 40 pages, $15.99), we meet a little girl named Maomao whose father comes home from building "big houses in faraway places" only once a year, during Chinese New Year.

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And yet the boy finds joy in small things—daydreaming in the woods, eating vegetables and fruit from the garden, listening to hoboes’ stories, buying ice at the icehouse, spending time with his father—all things that don’t cost any money at all.

Jan 04 2012 | Read Full Review of Born and Bred in the Great De...

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