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Friday, February 25, 2011

Reading list for our setlist at the Target READ event at the New York Public Library (2/24/11)

As promised, here's a book connected to every song we played at the New York Public Library yesterday. Please let us know if you have questions about any of our songs or need more info to use in follow-up activities with your classes or families.

Big Trip
The Brooklyn Bridge: The story of the Brooklyn Bridge and the remarkable family that built it by Elizabeth Mann and Alan Witschonke

Cool Papa Bell
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson

Growl Growl
Benny's Flag by Phyllis Krasilovsky

Camperdown Elm
Let's Find It! My First Nature Guide by Katya Arnold
Lyrics here:

Henry Box Brown
Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson

Eyewitness: Civil War by John Stanchack

Henry Hudson
River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson River by Hudson Talbott

John Muir
John Muir: America's First Environmentalist by Kathryn Lasky and Stan Fellows

The Golem
Golem by David Wisniewski

St. Bessie Blues
Bessie Smith and the Night Riders by Sue Stauffacher and John Holyfield

Little Red Airplane
Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator by Shelley Tanaka and David Craig

Major Deegan
Busy, Busy City Street by Cari Meister and Steven Guarnaccia

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford and Kadir Nelson

Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon

¡Sí Se Puede!
Harvesting Hope: The Story of César Chávez by Kathleen Krull and Yuyi Morales

Teddy Days
You're On Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt by Judith St. George and Matt Faulkner