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Books

Here are some of the books and e-books that my poems are featured in:

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The Mistakes That Made Us: Confessions from Twenty Poets
Selected by Irene Latham and Charles Waters.
Illustrated by
Mercè López.
Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group.
ISBN-10: 1728492106
ISBN-13: 978-1728492100

Available to Order: AMAZON IndieBound Little Shop of Stories
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by Charles Waters and Traci Sorell.
Cover Art by Nicole Neidhardt (Navajo).

Charlesbridge Publishing.
ISBN-10: 1623543800
ISBN-13: 978-1623543808

Available to Order: AMAZON IndieBound Little Shop of Stories

"Waters and Sorell's plain spoken verse is always sharp and direct."

— New York Times

Starred Reviews & Highly Recommended:

Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal

Named One Of The Best Books Of The Year:

National Public Radio, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews,

New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library

Awards:

Honor Book - American Indian Youth Literature Award

Honor Book - Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children

Honor Book - Jane Addams Children’s Book Award

Nerdy Book Club Award for Poetry & Novels in Verse

State List: Texas

Top 10 Kids Indie Next List, American Booksellers Association

 

A Junior Library Guild Selection

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Be A Bridge
by Irene Latham and Charles Waters.
Illustrated by
Nabila Adani.

Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group.
ISBN-10: 1728423384
ISBN-13: 978-1728423388

Available to Order: AMAZON
Bookshop  IndieBound

"A charming and welcome read bound to help cultivate a kinder next generation." - Kirkus Reviews

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African Town
by Irene Latham and Charles Waters.
Illustrations by Vivian Shih.
G. P. Putnam's Sons, a division
of
Penguin Random House.
ISBN-10: 0593322886
ISBN-13: 978-0593322888

Available to Order: AMAZON
Bookshop  IndieBound

Winner of the 2023 Scott O'Dell Award

for Historical Fiction

15 Best Historical Fiction Books of 2022 - Oprah Daily

2023 Best Fiction For Young Adults - Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of ALA

State List: South Carolina, Oklahoma

"A compelling novel that doubles as an important historic document, invaluable for both classroom use and independent reading." - Starred Review, Booklist

"African Town is a book that should be both taught and treasured." - Starred Review, BookPage

"This honest, heartrending, and inspiring story is an important and necessary contribution to historical fiction collections for young adult readers."  - Starred Review, School Library Journal   

"The voice of the characters is strong and ... the journey itself is not to be missed." - Starred Review, School Library Connection

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DICTIONARY FOR A BETTER WORLD
Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z
by Irene Latham and Charles Waters.
Illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini.
Carolrhoda Books, a division
of Lerner Publishing Group.
ISBN-10: 1541557751
ISBN-13: 978-1541557758
Available to Order: AMAZON
Barnes and Noble  IndieBound

State Awards List (Utah)

 

"A literary, artistic, and pedagogical marvel." - School Library Journal

 

"A creative and inspirational resource suitable for a broad range of ages and uses." - Kirkus Reviews

 

"Latham and Waters rifle the storehouse of poetic forms ... the approach creates multiple pathways for engagement." - Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

 

CAN I TOUCH YOUR HAIR?
Poems of Race, Mistakes and Friendship
by Irene Latham and Charles Waters.
Illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko. 
Carolrhoda Books, a division
of Lerner Publishing Group.
ISBN-10: 151240442X
ISBN-13: 978-151240442
Available to Order: AMAZON
Barnes and Noble  IndieBound

NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor Book

NCTE Notable Children's Book

ALA Notable Children's Book

Kirkus Best Middle Grade Book

State Awards List (DE, MI, PA, & UT)

Named one of 10 Books All Young Georgians Should Read

Nerdy Book Club Award Winner

Cybils Award Nominee

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