I typically shy away from books that carry any sort of “message.” The heavy hand of adulthood often lands a little too hard for my taste, replacing narrative and beauty with “You get it now, right?” Not so in Lindsay Moore’s nonfiction picture book Sea Bear: A Journey for Survival. In a rich watercolor palette that largely relies on the full spectrum of blues, Sea Bear tells the story of one polar bear’s annual summer expedition away from home and back again in an environment rapidly losing its main characteristic: ice. It’s a striking book, both visually and emotionally, and one that merits consideration for the medal in question.
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