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January 14, 2013

1-15 Good Reads

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EDMOND — ‘SQUISH: CAPTAIN DISASTER’

BY JENNIFER L. HOLM AND MATTHEW HOLM

From the acclaimed authors of “Babymouse” comes Squish — a comic-book-loving, twinkie-eating grade school amoeba trying to find his place in the world.

In this fourth installment of this graphic novel series, it’s soccer season. But the Waterfleas (hey, it could be worse — OK, maybe it couldn’t) are getting pummeled game after game.

Squish knows winning isn’t everything, but it’s something, right? Can Squish turn the losing streak around when he becomes team captain? Will Pod figure out how to harness the power of lightning? And how can amoebas play soccer when they don’t have any feet?

Find out in the electrifying, hilarious, action-packed Squish graphic novel adventure: “Captain Disaster.”

Just like Babymouse, Squish is smart and funny. Unlike Babymouse, Squish is GREEN and filled with superheroes, comics within comics and gross-out science — each book includes a science spread in the back, full of real science activities.

Ages 7-10.

‘HARLEM’S LITTLE BLACKBIRD:

THE STORY OF FLORENCE MILLS’

BY RENEE WATSON

Zora and Langston. Billie and Bessie. Eubie and Duke.

If the Harlem Renaissance had a court, they were its kings and queens.

But there were other, lesser known individuals whose contributions were just as impactful, such as Florence Mills.

Born to parents who were former slaves, Florence knew early on that she loved to sing. And that people really responded to her sweet, bird-like voice.

Her dancing and singing catapulted her all the way to the stages of 1920s Broadway where she inspired songs and even entire plays.

Yet with all this success, she knew firsthand how bigotry shaped her world. And when she was offered the role of a lifetime from Ziegfeld himself, she chose to support all-black musicals instead.

Fans of “When Marian Sang” and “Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuoso” will jump at the chance to discover another talented performer whose voice transcended and transformed the circumstances society placed on her.

Ages 3-8.

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