#GB101020 Book Hunting Expeditions GB Challenges Reading Life

#GB101020 [BHE 427] Picturebooks for a Research Project

Gorgeous picturebooks!

Myra here.

GatheringBooks is celebrating its 10th year Blogiversary!

The whole month of July will be devoted to sharing our List of 10 for GatheringBooks’ 10 years in 2020 – #GB101020.

I have been purchasing a great number of picturebooks recently as part of a research project that I am heading in my university. Essentially, our research team is on the hunt for exquisitely illustrated and beautifully told narratives that portray exceptionalities and those who are considered “the others” in society. This is not only confined to picturebook biographies (although a large chunk consists of those at the moment), but also outstanding fiction titles. Here is my List of 10 this week.

List of 10 Picturebooks

These are the only two PBBs in this list.

(01) Thomas Jefferson Builds A Library by Barb Rosenstock and John O’Brien (Amazon | Book Depository)

(02) Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? The Story Of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone and Marjorie Priceman (Amazon | Book Depository)

(03) Cicada by Shaun Tan (Amazon | Book Depository)

(04) Adelaide’s Secret World by Elise Hurst (Amazon | Book Depository)

(05) Freedom Soup by Tami Charles and Jacqueline Alcantara (Amazon | Book Depository)

(06) Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard and Juana Martinez-Neal (Amazon | Book Depository)

(07) My Friend Earth by Patricia MacLachlan and Francesca Sanna (Amazon | Book Depository)

(08) Your Mind Is Like The Sky by Bronwen Ballard and Laura Carlin (Amazon | Book Depository)

(09) My Heart Is A Compass by Deborah Marcero (Amazon | Book Depository)

(10) The Phone Booth In Mr. Hirota’s Garden by Heather Smith and Rachel Wada (Amazon | Book Depository)

Do you have any recommended picturebook titles for our research project? We’d love to know about them.


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