Civil Rights activist Miss Mary Hamilton was found to be in contempt of court after she demanded that an Alabama judge address her with the same honorifics used to address white people. Her case ultimately went to the Supreme Court of the United States, which ruled in her favor in 1964 and brought about a permanent change in courtrooms nationwide.
Call Me Miss Hamilton: One Woman’s Case for Equality and Respect combines powerful free verse from award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford and striking scratchboard illustrations by Jeffery Boston Weatherford to honor this unsung heroine. Read on to hear what inspired the this family team to tell Miss Hamilton’s story and what surprised them on along the way!
There’s no time like the present to study the past. This season we have fascinating historical fiction and nonfiction titles spanning over 150 years. Meet a heroine of the Civil Rights Movement, learn about the childhoods of famous figures, and navigate the perils of the Transcontinental Railroad.
With each title in this blog post you’ll travel further and further back in time. Read on to find reviews, author info, and links to review each title for free on NetGalley!
It’s almost 2022, and we’re excited for readers to discover the many incredible books that will be released! Want a sneak peek at what’s coming? Check out video previews from our editors, get digital ARCs on NetGalley, and browse our new spring catalogs!
By Megan Ciskowski, Associate Publicist
The end of the year is quickly approaching, and we’d like to take a little time to reflect and celebrate all the incredible titles published in 2021. Continue reading to find a complete list of Lerner titles that received starred reviews or awards this year and then add them to your bookshelf!
By Carol Hinz, Associate Publisher of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books
It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Sachiko Yasui passed away on September 30, 2021. She was eighty-three years old and had been living in a nursing home since having a stroke in the fall of 2013. She touched so many people with her story of surviving the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, as a child, including all of us who helped bring her story to young people in the United States.