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  • 1. BTC Book Titles 12/20December 27, 2012 | Age Level: 6 and up | Grade Level: 1 and upA poignant story celebrating the 150th anniversary of theEmancipation ProclamationReading level: Ages 6 and upHardcover: 32 pagesPublisher: Putnam Juvenile (December 27, 2012)It’s 1862 and the Civil War has turned out to be a long, deadly conflict.Hope’s father can’t stand the waiting a minute longer and decides tojoin the Union army to fight for freedom. He slips away one tearfulnight, leaving Hope, who knows she may never see her father again,with only a conch shell for comfort. Its sound, Papa says, echoes thepromised song of freedom. It’s a long wait for freedom and on thenights when the cannons roar, Papa seems farther away than ever.But then Lincoln finally does it: on January 1, 1863, he issues the
  • 2. Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves, and a joyful Hopefinally spies the outline of a familiar man standing on the horizon.TEA CAKES FOR TOSHBy Kelly Starling Lyons (Author) , E.B. Lewis (Illustrator)Age Range: 4 - 7
  • 3. EACH KINDNESSBy Jacqueline Woodson (Author) , E.B. Lewis (Illustrator)Age Range: 5 - 8Pub Date: Oct. 2nd, 2012ISBN: 978-0-399-24652-4Page count: 32ppPublisher: Nancy Paulsen BooksUNDER THE BAOBAB TREEBy Julie Stiegemeyer (Author) , E.B. Lewis (Illustrator)Age Range: 4 - 8A brother and sister travel to a special gathering under a gigantic baobab tree inthis quiet, beautifully illustrated story set in a rural area of an unnamed Africancountry.Pub Date: May 1st, 2012ISBN: 978-0-310-72561-9Page count: 32ppPublisher: Zonderkidz