Book Award 2007
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed
Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh
YA 629.45 THI
With heart-stopping prose and stunning NASA photographs, Thimmesh celebrates
the men and women who
a series of unfolding crises that threatened the mission of Apollo 11. The
animated text lets the reader experience the tension of the mission from
multiple vantage points and takes the reader along as an active participant.
Personal interviews and oral histories help recreate the immediacy of the event
for a new generation.
“In Thimmesh’s retelling of this famous event, the behind-the-scenes team takes
the spotlight – not the astronauts. She extracts details from archival research
and recent interviews to highlight the suspense, sacrifice and risk that
surrounded those on the moon and those below,” said Sibert Chair Kate Houston
Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg
on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement
by Ann Bausum YA 323 BAU
The 1961 Freedom Rides come to life in Bausum’s book through the unflinching
personal stories of two men
for a common cause: Lewis, the African American Southerner and Zwerg, the
Caucasian Midwesterner. The dynamic book design includes Civil Rights song
lyrics, first-hand accounts and provocative black-and-white photographs layered
with lavender-and-gray panels. Exemplary documentation and end notes further
illuminate the journey.
Quest for the Tree
Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea
written by Sy Montgomery, photographs by Nic Bishop
Biologist Lisa Dabek and her multinational team search for the beautiful,
elusive Matschie’s tree kangaroo in
cloud forests of Papua New Guinea in “Quest for the Tree Kangaroo.” Dramatic
color photographs vividly portray the quest for this remarkable animal through
the mysteriously foggy forest. This is the third Montgomery and Bishop
award-winning Scientists in the Field title.
To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic
written by Siena Cherson Siegel, artwork by Mark Siegel
Siegel’s literary debut in To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel
dramatizes the struggle and fulfillment of
a professional ballerina – lifting the curtain on a dream shared by many young
dancers. Partnered by husband Mark Siegel’s evocative and elegant illustrations
in graphic novel format, her memoir leaps off the page.