Books by Ann Malaspina

A SCARF FOR KEIKO by Ann Malaspina
Released: Feb. 1, 2019

"A gentle and accessible story of tolerance during a war overflowing with racial and ethnic intolerance. (author's note, photographs) (Picture book. 5-8)"
An act of kindness during World War II still resonates today as a boy reaches out to a girl whom the government does not consider a suitable or loyal American citizen. Read full book review >
HEART ON FIRE by Ann Malaspina
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Inspiring fodder for an electoral—or any other—year. (afterword, bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
In spare and elegant free verse, Malaspina shares a vivid act of civil disobedience. Read full book review >
TOUCH THE SKY by Ann Malaspina
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A solid introduction to a lesser-known sports heroine. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Malaspina's free verse tells the story of how Alice Coachman went from her Georgia hometown to the 1948 London Olympics, becoming the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal. Read full book review >
FINDING LINCOLN by Ann Malaspina
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Children usually do not fully understand the effects of the choices they make, but learning to be thoughtful and contemplative before acting is a salutary lesson readers will take away from this impressive tale. (Picture book. 5-12)"
"It was 1951 in Alabama, and Louis could play all his piano scales and roller-skate backwards. Still he couldn't borrow a book from the main library." Read full book review >