Children's Books

Cathedrals and valleys

Children’s Books of the Year | Discovering ‘the scarred hands of an unseen Liberator’
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 1/29/18, 08:40 pm

You Bring the Distant Near, one of the most widely praised young adult novels of 2017, is a family saga spanning three generations. It’s the story of an immigrant family that comes to Queens, N.Y., hoping to make a better life—and then the father dies in a bicycle accident. Several themes emerge: family conflict, cultural clashes, coming of age, falling in love, crusading for social justice. These are all typical YA themes, but author Mitali Perkins subtly enfolds one more: a moving and realistic picture of Christian conversion.

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Complicated plots

Children's Books | 2017 Young Adult National Book Award winner and finalists
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/18/17, 11:12 pm

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

Rita Williams-Garcia

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Family story time

Children's Books | Read-aloud kids’ books everyone can enjoy 
by Kristin Chapman
Posted 9/24/17, 06:42 pm

Mighty, Mighty Construction Site

Sherri Duskey Rinker

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