It is almost the end of the year and it is time to send out some more news about new books in the Children’s area!
The first book is Stories for South Asian Supergirls by Raj Kaur Khaira.
“Through the inspirational stories of 50 famous and under-celebrated women from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, South Asian girls will have a chance to dream about lives for themselves that radically differ from the limited narratives and stereotypes written for them by their culture, wider society and the mainstream media. Bringing together illustrious entertainers (Meera Syal, Jameela Jamil, Mindy Kaling), pioneering business leaders (Indra Nooyi, Anjali Sud, Ruchi Sanghvi) and a host of other, equally remarkable yet less well known, figures (including the British Muslim spy, Noor Inayat Khan, and fearless activist, Jayaben Desai), Stories for South Asian Supergirls seeks to redress the imbalance for young girls of colour by empowering them to break new ground for themselves and to inspire others in the process. Illustrated with striking portraits by ten international South Asian female artists, this is a book for all ages – the perfect gift that will be treasured by parents as much as their children will enjoy reading them.” (from the publisher)
Nonfiction. J920.72 Khaira
The next book I would like to highlight is a juvenile biography. It is entitled Think Smart Be Fearless: A Biography of BILL GATES by Sharon Mentyka, illustrated by Vivien Mildenberger.
As the publisher stated, this book is “[a] gorgeously illustrated children’s biography of Bill Gates, from his childhood through his days at Microsoft. This is the second book in Little Bigfoot’s new Growing to Greatness series on notable people from the Pacific Northwest.”
This book can be found in the Juvenile Biography area of the library at JB Gates, B
The last book I’d like to mention today is Ours to Share: Coexisting in a Crowded World by Kari Jones.
“We share the planet with billions of people, and everyone needs to live somewhere. As the dominant species on Earth, it’s up to us to find ways to share resources fairly and responsibly with other communities and species around the world. Learn how you can bring balance to our overcrowded world.” (from the publisher)
Nonfiction. J304.2 Jones