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Capstone offers an amazing line-up of diverse books for young readers (for all age groups).
#ReadYourWorld Diverse Booklist from Capstone Publishing
A Different Pond by Bao Phi, illus. by Thi Bui ( for ages 6-8)
Featured on the 2017 Children’s Best Books Lists including Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Washington Post, Kirkus, New York Public Library, and more! Acclaimed poet Bao Phi delivers a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son?and between cultures, old and new. A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event?a long-ago fishing trip. As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father’s long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. A successful catch meant a fed family. Between hope-filled casts, Bao’s father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam. The New York Times has said that Bao Phi’s poetry “rhymes with the truth.” Kirkus Reviews calls A Different Pond “a must-read for our times”. Thi Bui’s striking, evocative art paired with Phi’s expertly crafted prose has earned this powerful picture books six starred reviews.
Hidden Women: The African-American Mathematicians of NASA Who Helped America Win the Space Race by Rebecca Rissman (for ages 9-12)
Katie Woo series by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Tammie Lyon (for ages 5-7) Katie Woo is always open to trying some new and is filled with big ideas
Pedro series by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Tammie Lyon (for ages 6-8): Join Pedro for his latest adventures with his pal Katie Woo. One day, he’s pretending he’s a pirate, sailing the high seas.
Sofia Martinez series by Jacqueline Jules, illus. by Kim Smith (for ages 6-8): Little Sofia Martinez has a big personality and big plans, which makes every day memorable.
Squishy Taylor series by Ailsa Wild, illus. by Ben Wood. (release 12-2017)
Not only does Capstone rank Number One among students preK through high school, but we’re also the first choice among their librarians. Whether recognizing colors and shapes through pictures, learning history through interactive chapter books or encountering mystery and adventure through safe graphic novels, kids (and educators) choose Capstone because we connect. Our collection of more than 11,000 titles ensures there is the perfect book for every reader.