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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Upcoming Reads from Kar Ben Publishing

Here are some excellent reads upcoming from Kar-Ben Publishing 

When Lightnin' Struck Paperback – February 1, 2022

by Betsy R. Rosenthal

It’s 1928 in Odessa, Texas, and eleven-year-old James is struggling to find his purpose in life and to uncover a family secret. With his father struck dead by lightning and his mother in jail, he is taken in by his grandparents. Treated as a pariah at school, James is taunted as being cursed by his family’s bad luck. But he finds a friend in Paul, a Russian immigrant, who is also treated as an outcast, and together, they battle the school bully. But James's life is turned upside-down yet again when he uncovers a family secret involving his beloved grandmother. His discovery leads him to find the sense of purpose he's been seeking.

Mrs. Noah's Doves Hardcover – Picture Book, May 1, 2022

by Jane Yolen 

Mrs. Noah kept birds. She kept many a variety of birds, ravens and robins, eagles and eiders, cockatoos and crows. But out of all the birds she kept, her favorite were her doves. When the flood comes, Mrs. Noah brings them onto the ark. But there is a special mission for the doves.

Frank, Who Liked to Build: The Architecture of Frank Gehry Paperback – Picture Book, March 1, 2022

by Deborah Blumenthal  (Author), Maria Brzozowska (Illustrator)

One building looks like it's been wrapped in tinfoil. Another looks like it's buried under a pile of paint chips. Frank Gehry has been called “the most important architect of our age”. As a child, his parents thought of him as but nothing but a dreamer who wouldn’t amount to anything. Even so, Frank kept dreaming and playing, eventually following his passions and becoming an architect who created astounding buildings that to this day attract millions of visitors worldwide.

Rena Glickman, Queen of Judo Hardcover – Picture Book, May 1, 2022
by Eve Nadel Catarevas (Author), Martina Peluso (Illustrator)

Rena Glickman, known professionally as Rusty Kanokogi, was a Jewish girl who grew up to become the pre-eminent female judo master of her time, overcoming many odds. At a time when judo was a sport strictly for boys and men, Rusty was determined to practice the sport she loved.

“Being a Chicagoan, I know Frank Gehry's work in our beloved Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Frank, Who Liked to Build gives young readers a fascinating introduction to the creative vision behind one of the greatest architects of our time.” ― Sherri Duskey Rinker, author of the Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Series”

I received complimentary copies.

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