An Inconvenient Alphabet, Ben Franklin & Noah Webster’s Spelling Revolution
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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Lizzie Demands a Seat: Elizabeth Jennings Fights for Streetcar Rights
Illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Boyds Mills & Kane/Calkins Creek
Jan. 7, 2020
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.
Author Beth Anderson and artist E. B. Lewis brilliantly capture Elizabeth Jennings’s courage and perseverance in winning the first recorded legal victory for equal rights on public transportation—a victory that paved the way for Rosa Parks and many others to take a stand and demand a seat.
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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, Calkins Creek, fall 2020.
TAD LINCOLN’S RESTLESS WRIGGLE; PANDEMONIUM, PATIENCE, AND PROTEST 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.