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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.

"Comforting reminders that nobody’s perfect, infused with lessons large and small."
— Kirkus Reviews

A Junior Library Guild Selection

ISBN-10: 1728492106
ISBN-13: 978-1728492100

Available to Order: AMAZON IndieBound Little Shop of Stories
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Mascot
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 - Jane Addams Children’s Book Award

Honor Book - Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children

Nerdy Book Club Award for Poetry & Novels in Verse

State List: Kentucky, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, 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

State List: Alabama, California, South Carolina

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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: Alabama, Connecticut, Michigan, Oklahoma, South Carolina,

"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

NCTE Notable Poetry and Verse Novels Selection

 

State List: Alabama, Indiana, Pennsylvania, 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

"Any reader ... will find a trove of accessible and appealing material within these colorful, cheerful pages." - Booklist

 

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

"A brave and touching portrayal worthy of sharing in classrooms across America." - Starred Kirkus Review

 

State List: Alabama, Delaware, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah 

 

Charlotte Huck Honor Book

NCTE Notable Children's Book

ALA Notable Children's Book

Kirkus Best Middle Grade Book

 

Named one of 10 Books All Young Georgians Should Read

Nerdy Book Club Award Winner

Cybils Award Nominee

 

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