Notable Books for a Global Society Book Award

Tundra Books would like to congratulate the co-authors of Five Thousand Years of Slavery, Marjorie Gann and Janet Willen! Their book has been selected as one of the 25 winning titles for the 2012 Notable Books for a Global Society Book Award!

Five Thousand Years of Slavery
Written by Marjorie Gann and Janet Willen
Hardcover | 176 pages
Ages: 11+
ISBN: 978-0-88776-914-6
eBook: 978-1-77049-151-9
Praise: “This well-researched global survey introduces readers to slavery practices, customs, suffering, uprisings, and revolts as well as antislavery efforts from ancient Greece and Rome to today’s world…. The authors promote global awareness and issue a call to action…. Informative documentary photos and factually rich sidebars enhance the text. A timeline lists pivotal moments from the rise of Sumerian cities to the 2001 Cocoa Protocol denouncing child labor on African cocoa plantations. This groundbreaking title brings the disturbing subject into historical and contemporary focus.” — Starred Review, School Library Journal

MARJORIE GANN, an educator for thirty years, has written language arts curricula, review articles on children’s literature, and sat on the jury for the Canadian Jewish Book Awards. She lives in Toronto with her husband and has two grown children.

JANET WILLEN has been a writer and editor for more than thirty years, working on publications ranging from remedial writing curricula to articles on health and safety. She holds a master’s degree in political philosophy from the New School for Social Research. Janet Willen lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband

About Notable Books for a Global Society
Annually, a committee of the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association selects 25 outstanding trade books for enhancing student understanding of people and cultures throughout the world. The committee reviews books representing all genres intended for students K-12. The Mission of the Children´s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group is to promote the educational use of children’s books by focusing on recently published children’s literature, supportive professional books, issues relative to children’s literature, and current research findings.

January Pub Date Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered our first Pub Date Giveaway of the year! We used trusty to generate the winning number:

Number 41, which means…

Congratulations to Maria Buneta, you will be receiving a copy of Marjorie Gann and Janet Willen’s Five Thousand Years of Slavery. Please check your inbox for an e-mail from us!

If you would like more information or resources about the book, please visit the authors’ website at

Our next Pub Date Giveaway will be on February 8, 2011.

Tuesdays with Tundra 7

Tuesdays with Tundra is a monthly post on our new releases. The following books are available today in stores and online!

Five Thousand Years of  Slavery
By Marjorie Gann and Janet Willen
Hardcover | Ages 11+
ISBN 9780887769146
“…the authors weave their narrative around contemporary accounts and documented incidents, supplemented by period images or photos and frequent sidebar essays…. For timeliness, international focus and, particularly, accuracy, this leaves Richard Watkins’ Slavery: Bondage Throughout History (2001) in the dust….” – Kirkus Reviews

Shipwrecks, Monsters, and Mysteries of the Great Lakes
By Ed Butts
Trade Paperback | Ages 9-12
ISBN 9781770492066
eBook 9781770492585
“Younger readers … will find these robust historical accounts more digestible and at least as engrossing. The bibliography is dominated by Canadian sources, as befitting the book’s origin, but there’s plenty here to interest American readers.” – Kirkus Reviews

Pub Date Giveaway: Start off the New Year with a book of your choice! Which book would you love to get your hands on? Leave us a comment below and one lucky reader will receive a copy of their requested book, courtesy of Tundra! One request per person and please review our rules. This offer ends at midnight on Thursday, January 13, 2011!