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Levente Szabo – The Watsons Go to Birmingham

Levente Szabo‘s fabulous cover design for bestselling YA novel, ‘The Watsons Go to Birmingham’ by Christopher Paul Curtis.

When the Watson family – ten-year-old Kenny, Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron – sets out on a trip south to visit Grandma in Birmingham, Alabama, they don’t realize that they’re heading toward one of the darkest moments in America’s history. The Watsons’ journey reminds us that even in the hardest times, laughter and family can help us get through anything.

Available soon from L’ecole des loisirs.

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George Doutsiopoulos – Mamie on the Mound

‘Mamie on the Mound: A Woman in Baseball’s Negro Leagues’ illustrated by George Doutsiopoulos is an incredible tribute to an African American woman who dismantled racial and gender obstacles amid the civil rights movement. Available this January from Capstone.

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