Book Award 2002
Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 by Susan
YA 941.5 BAR
model of engaging scholarship and accessible social history, Bartoletti's
beautifully designed book makes clear the long-lasting impact of this event and
the economic and political issues that lead to famine today," said Sibert
Award Committee Chair Nina Lindsay.
accounts, illustrations and documents from archival sources, Bartoletti
recreates the milieu of a century and a half ago, and links the lives or
ordinary people to larger social, cultural and political issues.
Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps by Andrea Warren
MANDELBAUM, J. War
Surviving Hitler: A
Boy in the Nazi Death Camps is the powerful story of Jack Mandelbaum, who as
a teenager was torn from a life of warmth and family love, to spend three
horrific years in a concentration camp. Vintage photographs, effective design
and engrossing narrative introduce the reader to a man who still refuses to be
consumed by hate, choosing instead to live a life of tolerance and forgiveness. Warren
creates a testimony of determination and courage using information gained from
her interviews with Mr. Mandelbaum. She supports her historical portrait with a
variety of sources connecting readers to this period.
van Gogh by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan
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Jordan detail van Gogh's life in a compelling and engaging narrative that deftly
incorporates quotes from his letters, and vividly portrays the circumstances
that so influenced the painter's work and tormented life. The authors adeptly
use first-hand material and paintings in their thoughtful interpretation of this
Bridge by Lynn Curlee
paintings, fascinating diagrams and compelling prose convey the tortuous
creation of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge. Explaining both the drama and the
engineering, Brooklyn Bridge captivates readers of all ages by
documenting the technical challenge and human perseverance that resulted in a
practical structure that serves as a metaphoric victory for civilization.