What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring
R. Gregory Christie, Nate Powell, and Eugene Yelchin

h1 February 3rd, 2017 by jules


From John Lewis’s and Andrew Aydin’s March: Book Two,
illustrated by Nate Powell

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“‘IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST ELOQUENT PROFOUND AND UNEQUIVOCAL PLEAS FOR JUSTICE AND THE FREEDOM OF ALL MEN EVER MADE BY ANY PRESIDENT,’ telegrammed Dr. King as soon as the speech was over.”
— From Shana Corey’s
A Time to Act: John F. Kennedy’s Big Speech,
illustrated by R. Gregory Christie


 


From Carmen Agra Deedy’s The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!,
illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

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This morning over at Kirkus, I’ve got three new picture books that make me wish I could snap my fingers and be in an elementary language arts classroom right about now. That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about the third book in John Lewis’s and Andrew Aydin’s March trilogy (Top Shelf Productions), released last year and illustrated by Nate Powell; Carmen Agra Deedy’s The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! (Scholastic, January 2017), illustrated by Eugene Yelchin; and Shana Corey’s A Time to Act: John F. Kennedy’s Big Speech, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie and coming to shelves from NorthSouth Books in April.

Today, I’ve got art from all three books in the March trilogy, as well as art from Yelchin and Christie.

Until Sunday …



 

From the March trilogy:


 


From Book One: “By the time I was five I could read it myself, and one phrase struck me strongly, though I couldn’t comprehend its full meaning at the time —
Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. …”
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From Book One: “Jim talked about the Montgomery bus boycott, about war resistance, about nonviolence. He spoke of Gandhi, this little brown man from India using
the way of nonviolence to free an entire nation of people. …”

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From Book One: ” … February 27, 1960 was my first arrest, the first of many.”
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From Book Two


 


From Book Two
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From Book Two: “… Y’all are Freedom Riders.”
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From Book Two: “But that night, we had more serious concerns.”
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From Book Two: “… Out of everyone who spoke at the march,
I’m the only one still around.”

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From Book Two


 


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From Book Three: “We are going to stay here in Selma until
every person of color can register and vote.”

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From Book Three: “… Registering to vote is an act of commitment
to the American ideal. It is patriotic.”

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From Book Three: “… Demonstrations must continue.
The pressure must be kept on.”

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From The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!


 


“Dogs bayed, mothers crooned, engines hummed,
fountains warbled, and everybody sang in the shower.”

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From A Time to Act:
John F. Kennedy’s Big Speech
:


 


” … If you saw the Kennedys, you might think they had everything.
But take a closer look. …”

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“‘This Nation … will not be fully free until all its citizens are free. …'”
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All images from the March trilogy are reproduced by permission of the publisher, Top Shelf Productions.

Illustrations from The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!, written by Carmen Agra Deedy, © 2017 illustrated by Eugene Yelchin. Used with permission from Scholastic Press/Scholastic.

A TIME TO ACT: JOHN F. KENNEDY’S BIG SPEECH. Copyright © 2017 by Shana Corey. Illustrations © 2017 by R. Gregory Christie and reproduced by permission of the publisher, NorthSouth Books.

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