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The Newbery Medalist reveals what he hopes young readers will learn from the pivotal voting rights campaign featured in Because They Marched.
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BECAUSE THEY MARCHED: The People’s Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America
by Russell Freedman


For the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march for voting right from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman has written a riveting account of this pivotal event in the history of civil rights.

★ "A beautifully written narrative."—Booklist

★ "Clear, concise storytelling."—Publishers Weekly

★ "Richly illustrated."—Kirkus Reviews

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The MAYFLOWER
by Mark Greenwood
Frané Lessac, Illustrator

The three-thousand-mile trip was crowded and dangerous, and there was trouble when the passengers settled in Plymouth for a bitter, cold winter. However, their determination was ultimately rewarded; the Pilgrims adjusted to the New England climate thanks to help from local Native Americans and soon celebrated their first harvest in the New World.

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NONFICTION PICTURE BOOK

Sleuth on Skates
A Sesame Seade Mystery #1
by Clémentine Beauvais
Sarah, Illustrator

Sesame Seade, an established brainiac and aspiring sleuth, has a mystery to solve when university student Jenna Jenkins goes missing. With help from her friends, Sesame just might crack the case—as long as she can steer clear of pesky parents and avoid the perpetrators of a serious crime!

★ "A bitingly funny kickoff to the Sesame Seade series."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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The Devil's Intern
by Donna Hosie

Seventeen-year-old Mitchell Johnson swipes a time-travel device so he can escape his internship in Hell's accounting office, but his plans to return to Earth and alter his own death take an unexpected turn when his three closest friends insist on accompanying him back to the land of the living.

★ "Outstanding fun."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

★ "Interesting characters, nonstop adventure, and humor with a touch of heart."—School Library Journal, Starred Review

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YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Classroom Picks . . . STEM Titles
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Body Bones
by Shelley Rotner
David A. White, Illustrator

Photos show how different types of skeletons work. Full-color photographs of people and animals are overlaid with illustrations of bones to show these supporting frameworks. Readers will learn that bones come in all shapes and sizes to serve a myriad of functions and will be able to compare human skeletons to those of other vertebrates. Index, glossary of scientific terms.

CCSS:
SL. 3.1, 1a-d, 2-4, 6
RF. 3.3, 3c-d, 4, 4a, 4c
L. 3.4, 4a, 4d, 5, 5b, 6
RI. 3.1-4, 6-10
W. 3.2, 2a-d, 4, 7-8, 10
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Incorporating Common Core State Standards, these books are the perfect supplement to classroom learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. Check out more of this month's Classroom Picks here.