North Cache Library
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Following are some digital resources.
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2021 Newbery Award Winner: When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
FANTASY & FOLKLORE - Would you make a deal with a magical tiger? This story brings Korean folklore to life as a girl goes on a quest to unlock the power of stories and save her grandmother. When Lily and her family move in with her sick grandmother, a magical tiger straight out of her Halmoni's Korean folktales arrives, prompting Lily to unravel a secret family history. Long ago, Halmoni stole something from the tigers. Now they want it back. And when one of the tigers approaches Lily with a deal--return what her grandmother stole in exchange for Halmoni's health--Lily is tempted to agree. But deals with tigers are never what they seem! With the help of her sister and her new friend Ricky, Lily must find her voice...and the courage to face a tiger.
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2021 Newberry Honor Books
All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team
Written by Christina Soontornvat
Soontornvat skillfully describes the dramatic real-life rescue of the Thai Boys' soccer team in 2018 by highlighting the teamwork of the cave divers and the drilling and medical teams which were crucial for the survival of the coach and the twelve boys. All Thirteen exemplifies superb narrative nonfiction writing.
A Wish in the Dark
Written by Christina Soontornvat
Told in the alternating perspectives of two memorable characters, Pong and Nok, Soontornvat sets this story in the Thai-inspired world of Chattana, where light and dark symbolize contrasts between the rich and the poor. A timeless, yet timely, fantasy that highlights social disparities and the value of friendship and justice.
Written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Della depends on her fierce older sister Suki, especially after escaping an abusive home. In foster care though, Suki begins to unravel. Bradley creates a survival story that transcends—addressing the toughest of topics with honesty, hope, and humor. Della's powerful voice lingers long after the last page is turned.
We Dream of Space
Written by Erin Entrada Kelly
Illustrated by Erin Entrada Kelly and Celia Krampien
In the days before the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, the Thomas siblings navigate the dangerous space of middle school and the fractured constellation of their family. With a deftly constructed 80's backdrop, Kelly's realistically imperfect characters struggle to connect, only finding success when they abandon their own lonely orbits.
BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom
Written by Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrated by Michele Wood
Weatherford masterfully recounts the true story of Henry "Box" Brown, who shipped himself to freedom in a box. All 51 poems, with the exception of one are sixains—representing the six sides of a box. The poems are filled with emotional intensity and have implications for the present day.
REALISTIC FICTION - New Kid is a graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real. As seventh grader Jordan Banks makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, he soon finds himself torn between two worlds--and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself? (https://abqlibrary.org/newbery/All)