Books by Jane Springer

ALONG THE RIVER by Vanina Starkoff
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 11, 2017

"A feel-good journey of a picture book. (Picture book. 4-adult)"
A visual metaphor for life's journey presents a sunny, hopeful vision of both self-determination and community in this Brazilian import. Read full book review >
WHEN THE SLAVE ESPERANÇA GARCIA WROTE A LETTER by Sonia Rosa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Garcia is apparently lost to history aside from her petition, but its very existence marks her as 'truly an unforgettable woman!' (Picture book. 6-8)"
By way of tribute, two admirers spin a tale around a truly rare document: a petition sent by an 18th-century enslaved woman to a Brazilian governor. Read full book review >
UNTIL THE DAY ARRIVES by Ana Maria Machado
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Despite awkward moments, the tale offers vivid descriptions, an intriguing plot and a setting not often seen in North American literature for children. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
In the early 17th century, two hauntingly plague-orphaned Portuguese siblings flee their village for Lisbon, only to encounter more vicissitudes before reaching a safer haven in Brazil. Read full book review >
AMAZONIA by Daniel  Munduruku
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"As the reteller states in his preface, 'Myths allow us to recognize our proper role in the web of life,' but this anthology will require an intermediary who can creatively make the connections between the text and its readers. (Folk tales. 9-12)"
Twelve folk tales from various Amazonian cultures are retold, but their audience is unclear. Read full book review >