Braille Book Review

September-October 2006

Books for Children The following books were recently produced for the NLS program. To order books, contact your braille-lending library. Nonfiction

Penguins Swim but Don't Get Wet: And Other Amazing Facts about Polar Animals BR 15963
by Melvin Berger and Gilda Berger
1 volume
Discusses the Arctic and Antarctic regions of Earth and states interesting facts about creatures living there, including polar bears, reindeer, wolves, whales, seals, walruses, birds, and penguins. For grades 2-4. 2004.

African American Musicians BR 15983
by Eleanora E. Tate
2 volumes
Profiles of African Americans who have made significant contributions to music in the United States over the past two hundred years. Depicts them contending with racism, segregation, and personal hardship to become jazz composers, stride pianists, concert singers, horn players, and gospel and rap artists. For grades 6-9. 2000.

The Story of Chocolate BR 16135
by C.J. Polin
1 volume
History of chocolate, beginning with the farming of Central American cacao trees in ancient times. Follows explorers' transportation of cocoa beans to Spain and the growth of chocolate's popularity. Discusses European inventions for processing cocoa and describes a vast modern industry. Uncontracted braille. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2005.

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