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A Bowl Full of Peace

2020

by Caren Stelson and Akira Kusaka

"In this deeply moving nonfiction picture book, award-winning author Caren Stelson brings Sachiko Yasui's story of surviving the atomic bombing of Nagasaki and her message of peace to a young audience. Sachiko's family home was about half a mile from where the atomic bomb fell on August 9, 1945. Her family experienced devastating loss. When they returned to the rubble where their home once stood, her father miraculously found their serving bowl fully intact. This delicate, green, leaf-shaped bowl—which once held their daily meals—now holds memories of the past and serves as a vessel of hope, peace, and new traditions for Sachiko and the surviving members of her family." -- publisher

Biography Informational Oppression & Resilience

From Nylon to Backpacks

2020

by Cari. Meister and Albert Pinilla

"Do you know how all your favorite things are made? This companion series to "Who Made My Lunch?" follows the journey that common household items make from raw materials to the factory and the store. With clear process explanations and charming illustrations, these books answer the question: who made my stuff? A child wonders where backpacks come from and learns about how nylon is made and woven into fabric, where it is sent to a backpack manufacturer. This illustrated narrative nonfiction book includes a map of what areas manufacture nylon, a glossary, and further resources." -- publisher

Incidental Informational

Green Machine

2020

by Rebecca Donnelly and Christophe Jacques

"From Cats Are a Liquid author Rebecca Donnelly comes a playful nonfiction picture book celebrating innovation in the energy cycle with food waste composting. Call it Peels on Wheels / Or a truck full of yuck: / It's a food scraps collection machine! / It takes all the waste/ (And some slime, and some muck)/ To a place where the garbage goes green. Composting is cool! Celebrate the innovation and science that helps humans transform food waste into green energy. See how food scraps are composted, collected, and processed, transforming trash into biogas and electricity. It’s a green machine! It’s a celebration of sustainability and the important role we humans play in the energy cycle." -- publisher

Informational

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