Books

Passover Cowboy  Written by Barbara Diamond Goldin, Illustrated by Gina Capaldi

“…but it’s Capaldi’s (Red Bird Sings) sun-infused watercolors that make the story sing.

She lyrically evokes the sense of new possibilities on the wide-open Argentinian plains,

the exhilaration of feeling safe and free,

and the coming together of two different cultures.” Publisher’s Weekly

“Capaldi’s watercolor illustrations fill the pages with action and personality.

A Seder and cowboy clothes are beautifully woven together.” Kirkus Reviews

 

Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Sa Written by Gina Capaldi & QL Pearce, Illustrated by Gina Capaldi

“…While the text is modified for clarity for young audiences, it is still lyrical and compelling,

drawing readers into the woman’s life and work. The accompanying paintings are textured and sometimes layered with maps,

pictures, and magazine pages that provide a rich compliment to the story, conveying both

emotion and depth. This unique format brings Zitkala-Sa’s intriguing story to life, and engenders further exploration…”**** Starred Review – School Library Journal

Awards

* Gold Medal- Carter G. Woodson Award, National Council for the Social Studies, 2012
* Honor Book- Society of School Librarians International, 2012
* Silver- Honor Book- Eureka! Honor Book, 2012- California Reading Association, 2011
* Gold Medal (Multicultural Picturebook)- Moon Beam Award-Independent Publisher, 2011
* Amelia Bloomer Book List-American Library Association
* California Reading Association Booklist
* SCBWI 2011 RAM Grant
* California Readers-2013, California Collections: Elementary and Middle Grades lists

                                                                                                                                             

      
A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma Written by Gina Capaldi,                                  llustrated by Gina Capaldi

Awards

 * 2010 Eureka! Silver Medal/California Readers Association
* 2010 PEN/USA Honorable Mention
* 2009 Carter G. Woodson Honor Book Award/National Council for the Social Studies
* 2009 Orbis Pictus Award/National Council of Teachers, and the Children’s Book Council.
* Gold Medal, Independent Publishers Book Award.
* 2009 Skipping Stones Honor Award  

 * Starred Reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist,   Junior Library Guild, and Rutgers University   

* ‘Book of the Month’ from Rutgers University
* Named ‘Best New Book for Classroom’ from Book Links
* Nominated for ‘Book of the Year’, Arizona Library Association
* Bank Street College of Education, insertion into 100th anniversary edition of The Best Children’s Books of the Year       

Dancing on Grapes, Written by Graziella Panici Buonanno, Illustrated by Gina Capaldi

 

The Revolutionary War: Letters for Freedom, Written by Douglas Rife & Gina Capaldi      

The Civil War: Letters for Freedom, Written by Douglas Rife & Gina Capaldi

Square Dance! A Ruckus in the Barn, Written by Wayne West Illustrated by Gina Capaldi

Race to the White House: Electing the President Written by Douglas Rife & Gina Capaldi