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Top 20 Books of 2019 (#10-6)

Travis Jonker and I are counting down the top 20 books of 2019. Visit Mr. Jonker's blog to read our blurbs. 

#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1

Truman by Jean Reidy; illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins 
"When I read Jean’s draft for Truman, I could picture every beat. I just had to see it drawn—and I had to be the one to draw it! It was love at first read. And then it seemed like from Jean’s reaction to my sketches that I’d correctly connected her story dots, and that’s so satisfying." -Lucy Ruth Cummins 
Pleaseclick here to read the full interview. 

Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds discusses Look Both Ways.

Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard; illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
I interviewed Kevin and Juana on March 11, 2019. 
Kevin, I think Fry Bread is a perfect read-aloud. Did you read it aloud over and over and over again while working on the manuscript?

Kevin: Oh yes! I am a big word dork. I love to play with how they sound, and how they will make people feel. In pictu…

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