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Suzanne Slade
Suzanne Buckingham Slade is the award-winning author of more than 100 books for children. A Mechanical Engineer by degree, Ms. Slade lives near Chicago with her husband and two children. Visit her at www.suzanneslade.com. Some of her newest books:THE MUSIC IN GEORGE'S HEAD: GEORGE GERSHWIN... show more



Suzanne Buckingham Slade is the award-winning author of more than 100 books for children. A Mechanical Engineer by degree, Ms. Slade lives near Chicago with her husband and two children. Visit her at www.suzanneslade.com. Some of her newest books:THE MUSIC IN GEORGE'S HEAD: GEORGE GERSHWIN CREATES RHAPSODY IN BLUE *Four Starred Reviews (Kirkus, Booklist, Publishers' Weekly, School Library Journal) *2016 Parents’ Choice Gold Award *Booklist's Top 10 Arts Books for Youth ListTHE INVENTOR'S SECRET *2016 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book *CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People FRIENDS FOR FREEDOM *Amelia Bloomer Recommended Titles List *CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books For Young People *Starred Review - Publishers WeeklyTHE SODA BOTTLE SCHOOL *2015 Reading is Fundamental Multicultural Booklist *2015 Green PrizeTHE HOUSE THAT GEORGE BUILT *a Junior Library Guild Selection *a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year *2016 ILLINOIS READS selection CLIMBING LINCOLN'S STEPS *Paterson Prize for Books for Young People *Notable Social Studies Trade Books For Young People *Available in most Scholastic School Book FairsMULTIPLY ON THE FLY *California Reading Assoc. Eureka! Silver Honor Book *Illinois READS selection WHAT'S NEW AT THE ZOO? *Teachers' Choice Children's Book Award SUSAN B. ANTHONY, FIGHTER FOR FREEDOM AND EQUALITY *Amelia Bloomer Recommended Titles List

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ereksonj
ereksonj rated it 10 years ago
What makes this book interesting? First, Julia Bond's illustration style. I enjoyed her impressionistic 'just enough' drawings handle the human figures. She spends more effort on creating a scene, a composition. Transparent watercolors help her control the way my eyes move by keeping the darker area...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 10 years ago
Nicely done with juxtaposition of factual information with rhyming text. Wish a bit more had been said about the role of slaves in the construction.
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 12 years ago
Links between African American history and the Lincoln Memorial.
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