New Release Books by Jonah Winter

Jonah Winter is the author of Muhammad Ali: Champion of the World (2012), Jazz Age Josephine (2012), Born and Bred in the Great Depression (2011), Roberto Clemente (2011) and other 77 books.

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Muhammad Ali: Champion of the World

release date: Dec 19, 2012
Muhammad Ali: Champion of the World
In the history of legendary boxers, there was Joe Louis and Sonny Liston . . . and then, “the heavens opened up, and there appeared a great man descending on a cloud, jump-roping into the Kingdom of Boxing. And he was called Cassius Clay.” Clay let everyone know that he was the greatest boxer in the world. He converted to the Nation of Islam, refused to be drafted into a war in which he didn’t believe, and boxed his way back to the top after being stripped of his title. The man that came to be known as Muhammad Ali was heard in a voice no one will ever forget.

Jazz Age Josephine

release date: Jan 03, 2012
Jazz Age Josephine
A picture book biography that will inspire readers to dance to their own beats! Singer, dancer, actress, and independent dame, Josephine Baker felt life was a performance. She lived by her own rules and helped to shake up the status quo with wild costumes and a you-can’t-tell-me-no attitude that made her famous. She even had a pet leopard in Paris! From bestselling children’s biographer Jonah Winter and two-time Caldecott Honoree Marjorie Priceman comes a story of a woman the stage could barely contain. Rising from a poor, segregated upbringing, Josephine Baker was able to break through racial barriers with her own sense of flair and astonishing dance abilities. She was a pillar of steel with a heart of gold—all wrapped up in feathers, sequins, and an infectious rhythm.

Born and Bred in the Great Depression

release date: Oct 11, 2011
Born and Bred in the Great Depression
East Texas, the 1930s—the Great Depression. Award-winning author Jonah Winter''s father grew up with seven siblings in a tiny house on the edge of town. In this picture book, Winter shares his family history in a lyrical text that is clear, honest, and utterly accessible to young readers, accompanied by Kimberly Bulcken Root''s rich, gorgeous illustrations. Here is a celebration of family and of making do with what you have—a wonderful classroom book that''s also perfect for children and parents to share.

Roberto Clemente

release date: Jul 26, 2011
Roberto Clemente
On an island called Puerto Rico, there lived a little boy who wanted only to play baseball. Although he had no money, Roberto Clemente practiced and practiced until--eventually--he made it to the Major Leagues. America! As a right-fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, he fought tough opponents--and even tougher racism--but with his unreal catches and swift feet, he earned his nickname, "The Great One." He led the Pirates to two World Series, hit 3,000 hits, and was the first Latino to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. But it wasn''t just baseball that made Clemente legendary--he was was also a humanitarian dedicated to improving the lives of others.

Sonia Sotomayor

release date: Jun 07, 2011
Sonia Sotomayor
The inspiring and timely story of Sonia Sotomayor, who rose up from a childhood of poverty and prejudice to become the first Latino to be nominated to the US Supreme Court. Before Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor took her seat in our nation''s highest court, she was just a little girl in the South Bronx. Justice Sotomayor didn''t have a lot growing up, but she had what she needed -- her mother''s love, a will to learn, and her own determination. With bravery she became the person she wanted to be. With hard work she succeeded. With little sunlight and only a modest plot from which to grow, Justice Sotomayor bloomed for the whole world to see. Antes de que la magistrada de la Corte Suprema Sonia Sotomayor llegara al máximo tribunal de nuestra nación, no era más que una niñita en el South Bronx. La magistrada Sotomayor no tuvo mucho durante sus primeros años, pero sí tuvo lo que contaba -- el amor de su madre, la voluntad de aprender y su propia determinación. Con valentía se hizo la persona que quería ser. Con trabajo arduo triunfó. Con un poquito de sol en un solarcito donde crecer, la magistrada Sotomayor floreció para que todo el mundo la vea.

JFK

release date: Oct 22, 2013
JFK
The New York Times bestselling team that brought readers Barack in 2008 presents this picture book biography of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States of America. JFK tells how a little boy grew up to be president in a story about hope and courage and the power of words. It details JFK''s childhood as well as his presidency and includes the Cuban missile crisis, the civil rights movement, the Camelot years, and a firsthand account of his assassination. JFK''s is a story that has been told by many voices. Acclaimed picture book biographer Jonah Winter offers his own voice and memories about JFK and his significance in this heartfelt personal profile, illustrated in vibrant detail by award-winning artist AG Ford.

Barack

release date: Sep 21, 2010
Barack
This is a journey that began in many places. It began in Kansas, home of Barack’s mother. It began in Africa, home of Barack’s father. It began in Hawaii one moonlit night, the night that Barack was born. Sometimes it was a lonely journey. Sometimes it was an enchanted journey. But throughout this most unusual ride, this boy often wondered: Who am I? Where do I belong? Jonah Winter and AG Ford re-create the extraordinary story behind the rise of America’s first African-American president, Barack Obama, in this stunning picture book.

Here Comes the Garbage Barge!

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Here Comes the Garbage Barge!
When a little town on Long Island is inundated with garbage, its citizens become more environmentally aware, while a garbage barge travels the North American coast in search of a dumping location.

Just Behave, Pablo Picasso!

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Just Behave, Pablo Picasso!
A tribute to the modern artist master explains how he rebelled creatively against his many critics and disregarded the opinions of his contemporaries to paint according to his own inspiration. Illustrated by the artist of the best-selling Library Lion.

Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude

release date: Feb 10, 2009
Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude
Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude. And Alice is Alice. And Gertrude and Alice are Gertrude and Alice. And you are welcome to join them for tea. But beware, for there you will find a bear in a chair, just barely scary. And here is a beard with a man attached to it. And then, of course, some words might appear, uninvited , but delighted in spite of their lightbulbs. But, but, but, but - that doesn''t make any sense! Yes! In a story inspired by the oh-so-modern groundbreaking writing of Gertrude herself, not a lot makes sense. Even so, the oh-so-popular author Jonah Winter, and the ever-so-popular illustrator Calef Brown, and the most popular poodle of all time, Basket, invite you to enter the whimsical world of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.

Peaceful Heroes

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Peaceful Heroes
Presents a tribute to fourteen people who risked their lives to help others and make the world a better place.

The Fabulous Feud of Gilbert & Sullivan

release date: Jan 01, 2009
The Fabulous Feud of Gilbert & Sullivan
In the late nineteenth century, Mr. Gilbert and Mr. Sullivan, who write operas together for a theater called Topsy-Turvydom, have a falling-out when Mr. Sullivan refuses to write music for another ridiculous story that is like all the others.

You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!

release date: Jan 01, 2009
You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!
Offers a look at the professional accomplishments and personal struggles this noted pitcher experienced in the big leagues, including the discrimination he experienced as one of the only Jews in the game and the injury that caused him to retire at the peak of his career. 15,000 first printing.

Steel Town

release date: May 20, 2008
Steel Town
In Steel Town, it''s always dark. In Steel Town, it''s always raining... In Steel Town, the mills blaze all day and all night, making steel and even more steel to be shipped over the Magic Mountains, down the Pitch-Black River, and far, far away. The men who work in the mills work as hard as the machines that make the steel, never stopping. But when the men go home at night, a different side of Steel Town emerges -- one filled with music and neighbors, pierogies and spaghetti, churches and front porches. This gritty yet poetic world is brought to life through Jonah Winter''s lyrical, rhythmic text and Terry Widener''s luscious, nocturnal illustrations, whose massive figures glow with the few lights that shine through this darkness. This is a portrait of an imaginary town derived from the very real American steel towns of the 1930s, when the sky was often black as night all day and the cavernous mills belched out fire and smoke. Here is a journey to a town that time has not forgotten, just misplaced: Steel Town.

The Secret World of Hildegard

release date: Jan 01, 2007
The Secret World of Hildegard
Bold illustrations and fascinating text celebrate the life of Hildegard, a courageous woman who bravely spoke about her wonderful visions in a time where women were to be seen not heard, becoming one of the greatest mystics and composers of the medieval age.

Diego

release date: Apr 09, 2009
Diego
Discusses in English and Spanish Diego Rivera''s childhood and how it influenced his art

The 39 Apartments of Ludwig Van Beethoven

release date: Jan 01, 2006
The 39 Apartments of Ludwig Van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven and his five legless pianos keep having to move from one apartment to another when his neighbors complain about the noise, in a hilarious introduction to one of the world''s greatest composers.

Frida. by Jonah Winter

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Frida. by Jonah Winter
Frida Kahlo''s paintings are unique. Like her art, this is a work of imagination, but it is also true.

Amnesia

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Amnesia
This poet writes fiercely and hilariously about the trivial and the universal...in other words, about our lives and dreams. And he does it from an imagination whose inventiveness seems to have no limits. Winter is also the author of Maine and numerous children''s books.

Paul Revere and the Bell Ringers

release date: Nov 01, 2003
Paul Revere and the Bell Ringers
Young Paul Revere and his friends form a club whose members ring the bells at Christ Church, an experience which teaches him responsibility and other lessons that he uses as an adult in the American Revolution. Simultaneous.

Maine

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Maine
Poetry. "Hypocrite reader, mon somblobble, Jonah Winter will New York School you in the woodshed of his imagination! These poems remind me of Robert Bresson''s FOUR NIGHTS OF A DREAMER, in which a tape recorder spews out the blurts and ravings of the heart at inappropriate moments. MAINE is a hemorrhage of the goofy, the sinister, and the sublime"--James Cummins. Jonah Winter is a children''s book author and illustrator whose books include Diego, Fair Ball! 14 Great Stars from Baseball''s Negro Leagues, Once Upon a Time in Chicago, Beisbol and Frida. His poetry has appeared in journals including Field, Chicago Review and Ploughshares, from which he won the Cohen Award; he has also received a Pushcart Prize. This is his first book of poems.

Once Upon a Time in Chicago

release date: Jul 03, 2000
Once Upon a Time in Chicago
Winter offers a simple biography of the great jazz musician, Benny Goodman, and how his extraordinary musical ability was originally encouraged by his immigrant father.

Béisbol!

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Béisbol!
Presents profiles of fourteen Latino baseball players who, from 1900 through the 1960s, were pioneers of the sport in their home countries and the United States.

Beisbol!

release date: Mar 01, 2004
Beisbol!
Profiles the Latino baseball legends from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic, and provides each player''s statistics, anecdotes, playing style, and contribution to the sport.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
To become the first female Jewish Supreme Court Justice, the unsinkable Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to overcome countless injustices. Growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and ''40s, Ginsburg was discouraged from working by her father, who thought a woman''s place was in the home. Regardless, she went to Cornell University, where men outnumbered women four to one. There, she met her husband, Martin Ginsburg, and found her calling as a lawyer. Despite discrimination against Jews, females, and working mothers, Ginsburg went on to become Columbia Law School''s first tenured female professor, a judge for the US Court of Appeals, and finally, a Supreme Court Justice. Structured as a court case in which the reader is presented with evidence of the injustice that Ginsburg faced, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the true story of how one of America''s most "notorious" women bravely persevered to become the remarkable symbol of justice she is today.

Wild Women of the Wild West

release date: Sep 02, 2011
Wild Women of the Wild West
From Calamity Jane to Mary Elizabeth Lease, here fifteen bold and adventurous women come roaring to life in this collection of biographical sketches.
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