Books

Coming October 13, 2020!

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“Smelly” Kelly and His Super Senses: How James Kelly’s Nose Saved the New York City Subway

Illustrated by Jenn Harney
Boyds Mills & Kane/Calkins Creek
ISBN 9781684373994
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In the New York City subway, James found his calling—and earned the nickname “Smelly” Kelly. Armed with his super-sniffer and the tools he invented, he tracked down leaks from the dangerous to the disgusting, from the comical to the bizarre. Then, he sprang into action to prevent cave-ins and explosions in the tunnels beneath the city. Smelly Kelly not only hunted leaks but also saved lives—and he discovered the truly extraordinary power inside him.

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Lizzie cover hi-res JPEGLizzie Demands a Seat: Elizabeth Jennings Fights for Streetcar Rights

Illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Boyds Mills & Kane/Calkins Creek
ISBN 978-1629799391
Jan. 7, 2020
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Class Activity: Path of Inspiration

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When Elizabeth “Lizzie” Jennings boards a New York City streetcar in a hurry to get to church, she spies plenty of empty seats. But the conductor blocks her way. Despite being born a “free black” in a “free state,” Lizzie will have to wait for a different car. A car for her people. Suddenly, late-for-church isn’t as important as late-for-equality. Lizzie Jennings fights back and takes her story to churches, to newspapers, and finally to the one place where justice for one can mean justice for all.

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Sept. 25, 2018

An Inconvenient Alphabet: Ben Franklin & Noah Webster’s Spelling Revolution

Illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
ISBN 9781534405554
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Do you ever wish English was eezeeyer to spell? Ben Franklin and Noah Webster did! Beth Anderson and the New York Times bestselling illustrator of I Dissent, Elizabeth Baddeley, tell the story of two patriots and their attempt to revolutionize the English alphabet.

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Upcoming Titles:

TAD LINCOLN’S RESTLESS WRIGGLE; PANDEMONIUM AND PATIENCE IN THE PRESIDENT’S HOUSE, illustrated by S.D. Schindler, Calkins Creek, fall 2021.

REVOLUTIONARY PRUDENCE WRIGHT: LEADING THE MINUTE WOMEN IN THE FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE, illustrated by Susan Reagan, Calkins Creek, spring 2022.

FRANZ’S PHANTASMAGORICAL MACHINE, illustrated by Caroline Hamel, Kids Can Press, spring 2022.

THOMAS JEFFERSON’S BATTLE FOR SCIENCE: BIAS, TRUTH, AND A MIGHTY MOOSE, illustrated by Jeremy Holmes, Calkins Creek, Fall 2022.