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Scholarshare, the Sacramento Public Library and News10 have come together to bring you "10 Books to Read." Following are the selections for February 2014.

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse – Eric Carle
Rather than use the same old colors, a child paints animals and objects in a variety of different hues. Includes biographical information about the German painter Franz Marc. CHECK THIS BOOK OUT NOW at the Sacramento Public Library

Rifka Takes a Bow – Betty Rosenberg Perlov
A young girl's family is part of a Yiddish theater performance group. Provides a glimpse into the world of the Second Avenue Yiddish theaters of 1920s New York. CHECK THIS BOOK OUT NOW at the Sacramento Public Library

Jazz on a Saturday Night – Leo & Diane Dillon
Combining bright colors and musical patterns with rhythmic text, this toe-tapping, finger-snapping picture book pays tribute to such jazz greats as Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and John Coltrane. CHECK THIS BOOK OUT NOW at the Sacramento Public Library

Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People – Monica Brown
In this picture book biography, young readers meet Pablo, a poet who wrote about the things he loved - things made by his friends, things he saw in nature, and the people of Chile and their stories of struggle. CHECK THIS BOOK OUT NOW at the Sacramento Public Library

When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky – Lauren Stringer
When Russian artists Stravinsky and Nijinsky collaborated on a radical new ballet, The Rite of Spring, there were riots in the streets! Brilliant or disastrous, the performance marked the birth of modern music and danceCHECK THIS BOOK OUT NOW at the Sacramento Public Library


Balloons Over Broadway – Melissa Sweet
Tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America - the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeCHECK THIS BOOK OUT NOW at the Sacramento Public Library.

Diego Rivera: His World and Ours – Duncan Tonatiuh
Introduces young readers to Diego as a young, mischievous boy who demonstrated a clear passion for art and then went on to become one of the most famous painters in the worldCHECK THIS BOOK OUT NOW at the Sacramento Public Library.

Kamishibai Man – Allen Say
After many years of retirement, an old Kamishibai man - a Japanese street performer who tells stories - decides to make his rounds once more even though such entertainment declined after the advent of televisionCHECK THIS BOOK OUT NOW at the Sacramento Public Library.

When Marian Sang – Pam Muñoz Ryan
An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, and whose life and career encouraged social changeCHECK THIS BOOK OUT NOW at the Sacramento Public Library.

Words With Wings – Nikki Grimes
In this verse novel, daydreaming becomes an escape for Gabby once her parents started arguing with each other. With the help of a new teacher, those daydreams begin to turn into wordsCHECK THIS BOOK OUT NOW at the Sacramento Public Library.

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