Top 20 Books of 2019 (#15-11)


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



Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace by Ashley Bryan 


Watch Infinite Hope's book trailer. 


My Heart by Corinna Luyken

interviewed Corinna on January 7, 2020. 

What planted the seed for My Heart?

Corinna: My Heart started as a poem that I wrote a number of years ago. Around that time, I also lived near the ocean and began collecting heart rocks from my walks on the beach. Once I started looking, they were everywhere, and with almost every walk I would find one. It became a game for my daughter, husband and I, and by the end of a year we had a large wooden bowl full of heart rocks. This realization that hearts are all around us, in the ordinary (and even the darkest) moments and details of our lives, was the seed that grew into the visual world of this book. From there, thinking about all the different ways that I could tuck a heart into an image was pure joy.

Please click here to read the full interview. 


Guts by Raina Telgemeier 


Watch the book trailer for Guts


Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson

"I’m a storyteller who loves writing poetry and fiction. I grew up in Portland, Oregon and live in New York City. These two places are the setting for Some Places More Places Than Others." -Renée Watson

Please click here to read the full interview. 


Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams


"As I began writing GENESIS BEGINS AGAIN, I knew this story about beauty must be told. As a teacher, I’ve watched students measure and compare themselves against one another." -Alicia D. Williams

Click here to read Alicia's guest post for this blog. 

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