Notable Books for a Global Society 2012

Hot off the press!

Notable Books for a Global Society Book Award winners for 2012.

What an amazing and diverse selection of books.  Soon each book will be described at the website of Notable Books for a Global Society.  Check soon at:


Also, each book will be described  in the spring issue of The Dragon Lode, the society’s journal, with teaching suggestion and recommended additional reading.


These are twenty-five outstanding books that speak with emotion and power, engaging the interest of young readers. Here at The Pirate Tree each book will be presented .  Already you can find discussions of several, including  BLACK AND WHITE, MY NAME IS NOT EASY, and BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY.


The Notable Books for a Global Society 2012

 Adoff, Arnold.  Roots and Blues; a celebration.   (Clarion)

Atinuke.  No. 1 Car Spotter.    (Kane-Miller)

Bernhard, Durga.  While You Are Sleeping.   (Charlesbridge)

Bernier-Grand.  Alicia Alonso; Prima Ballerina.   (Marshall Cavendish)

Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.  Jefferson’s Sons.  (Dial)

Brimner, Larry Dane.  Black and White  (Calkins Creek)

Edwardson, Debby Dahl.  My Name is Not Easy.  (Marshall Cavendish)

Gann, Marjorie and Willen, Janet. Five Thousand Years of Slavery.  (Tundra Books)

Gerszak, Rafal.  Beyond Bullets; a photo journal of Afghanistan.   (Annick Press)

Hines, Anna Grossnickle.  Peaceful Pieces.  (Henry Holt)

Janeczko, Paul B. Requiem; Poems of the Terezin Ghetto.   (Candlewick)

Kerz, Anna.  Better Than Weird.   (Orca)

Lai, Thanhha. Inside Out & Back Again.   (HarperCollins)

Lyon, George Ella.  Which Side Are You On?    (Cinco Puntos Press)

MacColl, Michaela.  Promise the Night.   (Chronicle)

Mason, Margaret H.  These Hands.   (Houghton Mifflin)

McCall, Guadalupe Garcia.  Under the Mesquite.   (Lee and Low)

McKissack, Patricia C.  Never Forgotten.   (Schwartz and Wade)

Nelson, Kadir.  Heart and Soul.   (Balzer + Bray)

Roth, Susan L. and Trumbore, Cinda.  The Mangrove Tree; planting trees to feed

families.  (Lee and Low)

Say, Allen.  Drawing from Memory.   (Scholastic)

Sepetys, Ruta. Between Shades of Gray.  (Philomel)

Trottier, Maxine.  Migrant.   (Groundwood)

Williams, Michael.  Now Is the Time for Running.   (Little, Brown)

Yu, Li-Qiong. A New Year’s Reunion.  (Candlewick)


  1. February 27, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Can’t wait to read ’em all! Congrats to everybody!

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