cover image BIG JABE


Jerdine Nolen, , illus. by Kadir Nelson. . HarperTrophy/Amistad, $5.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-06-054061-6

With an unmistakable reference to the story of Moses, a captive discovers a boy floating in a basket. The collaborators here "use superhuman elements to distill all-too-human truths, and empower the audience to confront an unbearable history and come away with hope," wrote PW in a boxed review. Ages 6-up. (Jan.)