Caldecott Award Winner

Smoky Night

September 22, 2016
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A mother and child during some riots get temporarily displaced into a shelter because their apartment building is on fire. They learn not to discriminate against their neighbor when their cats both get along.

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Don't discriminate.

Hey, Al

September 22, 2016
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A man and an intelligent dog have a crummy life. A talking bird appears and takes them to a magic land where they are waited on hand and foot, but then they turn into birds so they freak out and leave and the dog falls into the ocean but swims home.

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Don't trust talking birds. Or, if something seems too good to be true, you might magically turn into a bird. Or, there's no place like home.

They Were Strong and Good

September 22, 2016
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"[T]here were Indians in Minnesota--tame ones." "One time he came to the town where my father's mother lived and fought Satan there." "When my father was very young he had two dogs and a colored boy." Wow. 1940 was a very different time. Oh, I see why it won an award. *Two* dogs died. Basically the story of the author's parents and grandparents. The interesting part is what he chooses to include.

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Everyone has an interesting story.

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