Books by Elizabeth Zunon

Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Hawaiians do—and should—take great pride in their heritage. This attempt to share it with the world, however, seems like it is piggybacking on celebrity and falls flat. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Originally published exclusively in Hawaii in 2009, this reissued title is now widely available, just in time for the upcoming electoral race. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"A plainspoken but inspiring tale of homespun ingenuity. (afterword) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
The true story of a Malawian teenager who leveraged need and library research into a windmill constructed from found materials. Read full book review >
LALA SALAMA by Patricia MacLachlan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Share this with preschoolers who may enjoy a peek into another culture's family life or keep at hand for the tired child, who will most appreciate this quietly sentimental offering. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Newbery Medal-winner MacLachlan (Sarah, Plain and Tall, 1985) sets her gentle picture book-cum-lullaby near Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania. Read full book review >
MY HANDS SING THE BLUES by Jeanne Harvey
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

Harvey presents an imagined first-person narrative in the form of a blues poem by master collage artist Bearden. Read full book review >