Carolyn Gray Hammond Library Fund

Carolyn Gray Hammond (1945 - 2001), class of 1967, has been honored many times over for her impact. She earned her master's degree in library science in 1978 from the University of Kentucky. She served as a teacher and librarian for over 23 years in the area school systems. 

Bob Rowland wrote, "Her friendship was a source of strength for all of us. Her love for kids, school and learning made us all especially proud of our profession. We are truly better people having been her colleague and friend." [15 April 2001]


Selections from the Hammond Collection

(in alphabetical order by title)


1001 Inventions & Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization. by National Geographic Society
187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't Cross the Border: Undocuments, 1971-2007 by Juan Felipe Herrera
The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively by Gary D. Chapman
90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis


The A in Autism Stands For Awesome by Lindsay James and Jamie Wolenter
A Is for Affrilachia by Frank X. Walker
The ABCs of Diversity: Helping Kids (and Ourselves!) Embrace Our Differences by Carolyn Helsel and Y. Joy Harris-Smith
Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History by Trevor Getz and Liz Clarke
Abuelita's Heart by Amy Córdova
After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat
Ahaiyute and Cloud Eater by Vladimir Hulpach
A Last Goodbye by Elin Kelsey
A Library For Juana: the World of Sor Juana Inés by Pat Mora
Albidaro and the Mischievous dream by Julius Lester
All About Hanukkah by Judyth Saypol Groner and Madeline Wikler
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
All Birds Have Anxiety by Kathy Hoopmann
All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome by Kathy Hoopmann 
All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom by Angela Johnson
All Dogs Have ADHD by Kathy Hoopmann
All My Stripes: A Story for Children with Autism by Shaina Rudolph, Danielle Rover and Jennifer Zivoin
All We Have Left by Wendy Mills
Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir by Robin Ha
América is Her Name by Luis J Rodriguez
Animals by Rebecca Rissman
Antiracist Baby by Ibram X Kendi
Around Our Way on Neighbors' Day by Tameka Fryer Brown
The ASD Zoo of Kalamazoo by J Santomauro (Josie)
Ashes by Laurie Halse Anderson
Autism by Ann Squire


The Baby on the Way by Karen English
Bad News for Outlaws: the Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Batman: Two-Face Strikes Twice! by Mike W Barr, Joe Staton and Daerick Gross
Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller
The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel by Katherine Arden
Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park
Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome
The Berenstain Bears' Funny Valentine by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain
Big Hair, Don't Care by Crystal Swain-Bates
The Biggest Valentine Ever by Steven Kroll
Bippity Bop Barbershop by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley and E.B. Lewis (Earl Bradley)
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
Black Like Kyra, White Like Me by Judith Vigna
Blue Flag by Kaito and Adrienne Beck
Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day = Celebremos El Día De Los Niños/El Día De Los Libros by Pat Mora
Books by Horseback: A Librarian's Brave Journey to Deliver Books to Children by Emma Carlson Berne

A Box Full of Kittens by Sonia Manzano
The Boy Who Built A Wall Around Himself by Ali Redford
Brothers in Hope: the Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan by Mary Williams
Builder Brothers: Big Plans by Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott
Bunny's Book Club by Annie Silvestro
But Not the Armadillo by Sandra Boynton


Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant by Songju Ma Daemicke
Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt De la Peña
Caroline's Comets: A True Story by Emily Arnold McCully
Carry On: the Rise and Fall of Simon Snow by Rainbow Rowell
Cinnamon girl: letters found inside a cereal box by Juan Felipe Herrera
A coconut named Bob by Austin Weaver and Don Robinson
The coffee can kid by Jan M Czech
Comic Book Crime: Truth, Justice, and the American Way by Nickie D Phillips and Staci Strobl
The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs
Conference of the Birds by Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār
Congratulations, Miss Malarkey! by Judy Finchler
A Country Far Away by Nigel Gray
Courage Has No Color: the True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers by Tanya Lee Stone and Ashley Bryan
A Coyote Columbus story by Thomas King 
CrashBoomLove: a novel in verse by Juan Felipe Herrera
The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes
Crowning Glory: Poems by Joyce Carol Thomas
Cultural Traditions in Iran by Lynn Peppas


Daddy Goes to Work by Jabari Asim
Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin by Duncan Tonatiuh
Dear zoo: a pop-up book by Rod Campbell
The desolations of Devil's Acre by Ransom Riggs
Did My first mother love me?: a story for an adopted child: with a special section for adoptive parents by Kathryn Ann Miller
A different pond by Bao Phi
Dinosaur: a photicular book by Dan Kainen
Diwali: festival of lights by Rina Singh
Doctor De Soto goes to Africa by William Steig 
The doctor with an eye for eyes: the story of Dr. Patricia Bath by Julia Finley Mosca
Dr. Seuss's you are kind: featuring Horton the Elephant. by Dr. Seuss
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Dreamers by Yuyi Morales


Early Sunday morning by Denene Millner
Elbow Grease by John Cena
An Elephant & Piggie biggie! by Mo Willems
E-mergency! by Tom Lichtenheld
Emma's yucky brother by Jean Little
The epic fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
Ethan's story: my life with autism by Ethan Rice and Crystal Ord
Everything is Mama by Jimmy Fallon


The family book by Todd Parr
Farmer duck by Martin Waddell
Fiesta babies by Carmen Tafolla
Finnikin of the rock by Melina Marchetta
Fire by John W Lyons
The fire engine book by Tibor Gergely
First 100 words: board book by St. Martin's Press
The first rule of punk by Celia C Pérez
Fish in a tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Flower girl butterflies by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
Forging the sword by Hilari Bell
Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
Frederick Douglass: the lion who wrote history by Walter Dean Myers
Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford
From north to south by René Colato Laínez
The fuzzy duckling by Jane Werner Watson


Gathering blue by Lois Lowry
George by Alex Gino
Get-a-Long: the Lazy Dog by Amy Lee Russell
Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
Giraffes can't dance by Giles Andreae
The girl from the sea by Molly Ostertag
The girl who fell by S M Parker
The girl who heard colors by Marie Harris
The girl who thought in pictures: the story of Dr. Temple Grandin by Julia Finley Mosca
Go with the flow by Lily Williams
Gone crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia
Gordon Parks: how the photographer captured black and white America by Carole Boston Weatherford
Grace for president by Kelly DiPucchio
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Grandpa Green by Lane Smith
Gringolandia: a novel by Lyn Miller-Lachmann
Grow up, David! by David Shannon
Grumpy monkey Suzanne Lang


Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye
Hallelujah!: a Christmas celebration by W Nikola-Lisa and Synthia Saint James
Hank's big day: the story of a bug by Evan Kuhlman
Happy Halloween, Daniel Tiger!: a lift-the-flap book by Angela C Santomero
Happy Valentine's Day, little critter! by Mercer Mayer
Harlem's little blackbird by Renée Watson
Harriet and the Promised Land by Jacob Lawrence 
Harry Potter and the cursed child. Parts one and two by J K Rowling
The hate u give by Angie Thomas
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
Heartstopper 2 by Alice Oseman
Heartstopper 3 by Alice Oseman
Heartstopper 4 by Alice Oseman
Hello lighthouse by Sophie Blackall
Hello, my name is Max and I have autism: an insight into the autistic mind by Max Miller
Here we are: notes for living on planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers
Heroes in the night: inside the real life superhero movement by Tea Krulos
He's got the whole world in his hands by Kadir Nelson
Hey Black child by Useni Eugene Perkins
Hidden figures: the true story of four Black women and the space race by Margot Lee Shetterly and Winifred Conkling
Houses and homes by Ann Morris and Ken Heyman
How to catch an elf by Adam Wallace
Hurray for Three Kings' Day! by Lori M Carlson


I [heart] Dad with the very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle
I [heart] Mom with the very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle
I am an Aspie Girl: a book for young girls with autism spectrum conditions by Danuta Bulhak-Paterson
I am enough by Grace Byers
I am Gandhi by Brad Meltzer
I am Harriet Tubman by Brad Meltzer
I am Hava: a song's story of love, hope & joy by Freda Lewkowicz
I am human: a book of empathy by Susan Verde
I am Jazz! by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
I am Neil Armstrong by Brad Meltzer
I am not a number by Lisa Heathfield
I am Sacagawea Brad Meltzer
I am Sonia Sotomayor by Brad Meltzer
I have autism ... so what? by Kyle Curtis
I know the river loves me by Maya Christina Gonzalez
I lost my tooth! by Mo Willems
I love you, Little Pookie by Sandra Boynton
I love you, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt and Cyd Moore
I see things differently: a first look at autism by Pat Thomas
Ian's walk: a story about autism by Pat Thomas
I'll sing you one-o by Victor H Mair
I'm a big brother now by Katura J Hudson
I'm a pretty little black girl! by Betty K Bynum
La isla by Arthur Dorros
Islandborn by Junot Díaz
It ain't so awful, falafel by Firoozeh Dumas
It takes a village by Hillary Rodham Clinton
It's okay to be different by Todd Parr


The jolly barnyard by Annie North Bedford
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
Juno Valentine and the magical shoes by Eva Chen
Just a little love by Mercer Mayer
Just like dad by Kim Watson, Bill Cosby, Daniel M Kanemoto, and James Still
Just like me by Vanessa Brantley-Newton


Katie of the Sonoran Desert = Katie del Desierto Sonorense by Kate Jackson and Natalie Rowe
Killer of enemies by Joseph Bruchac
Knock knock: my dad's dream for me by Daniel Beaty


The Last Olympian by Rick Riodan
Leaving Eldorado by Joann Mazzio
Let George do it! by George Foreman
Let the children march by Monica Clark-Robinson
Lily Brown's paintings by Angela Johnson and Earl B Lewis
Little big sister by Amy B McCoy
Little Blue Truck's Halloween: a lift-the-flap book! by Alice Schertle
Little leaders: bold women in black history by Vashti Harrison
Little Melba and her big trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown
Little Red Riding Hood: a Newfangled Prairie Tale by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Little Roja Riding Hood by Susan Middleton Elya
Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
The long journey home by Richard J Delaney
Long way down by Jason Reynolds
Looking like me by Walter Dean Myers
Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe
Love by Matt de la Peña
Love monster by Rachel Bright
Love you forever by Robert N Munsch
Lucky broken girl by Ruth Behar


M is for Autism by Vicky Martin
Mae among the stars by Roda Ahmed
The magic maguey by Tony Johnston
Malcolm Little: the boy who grew up to become Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz
Mama's nightingale: a story of immigration and separation by Edwidge Danticat
The Man in the Moon by William Joyce
A map of days by Ransom Riggs
March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
Maritcha: a nineteenth-century American girl by Tonya Bolden
Marlon Bundo's A day in the life of the vice president by Charlotte Pence
Martina, the beautiful cockroach: a Cuban folktale by Carmen Agra Deedy
Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the spirit of New Orleans by Phil Bildner
Messenger by Lois Lowry
Midnight sun by Stephenie Meyer
Mimi by John Newman (John Stephen)
Miracle on 133rd Street by Sonia Manzano
Mommy far, Mommy near: an adoption story by Carol Antoinette Peacock
The monster at the end of this book by Jon Stone
The moon over star by Dianna Hutts Aston
More than anything else by Marie Bradby
Moses: when Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford
Mosque by David Macaulay
The mulberry bird: an adoption story by Anne Braff Brodzinsky
My abuelita by Tony Johnston
My autism book: a child's guide to their autism spectrum diagnosis by Glòria Durà-Vilà and Tamar Leṿi
My first counting book by Lilian Moore
My friend Maya loves to dance by Cheryl Willis Hudson
My fuzzy Valentine by Naomi Kleinberg and Louis Womble
My hair is a garden by Cozbi A Cabrera
My little golden book about God by Jane Werner Watson
My Nana and me by Irene Smalls
My papá Diego and me: memories of my father and his art by Guadalupe Rivera Marín and Diego Rivera


Narwhal's otter friend by Ben Clanton
Never touch a dinosaur! by Rosie Greening
Neville by Norton Juster
New kid by Jerry Craft
No dogs allowed! by Sonia Manzano and Jon J Muth
No English by Jacqueline Jules
Not Norman: a goldfish story by Kelly Bennett


The Old African by Julius Lester
The old woman who loved to read by John Winch
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish by Dr. Seuss
One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Orange Peel's pocket by Rose A Lewis
Oranges In No Man's Land by Elizabeth Laird
Ostrich and lark by Marilyn Nelson
Our people by Angela Shelf Medearis and Michael Bryant
Over the moon: an adoption tale by Karen Katz


P Is for Potty! by Lena Cooper
P is for pterodactyl: the worst alphabet book ever by Raj Haldar and Chris Carpenter (Christopher James)
Palm trees by Nancy Cote
Pedrito's day by Luis Garay
Pelé, king of soccer = Pelé, el rey del fútbol Monica Brown
Peppa's Valentine's Day by Courtney Carbone
Percy jackson and the olympians: the last olympian by Rick Riordan
Percy jackson and the olympians: the titan's curse by Rick Riordan
Pete the cat's 12 groovy days of Christmas by Kim Dean and James Dean
A picture book of Christopher Columbus by David A Adler
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
Pig the pug by Aaron Blabey
Poppies of Iraq by Brigitte Findakly and Lewis Trondheim
Preaching to the chickens: the story of young John Lewis by Jabari Asim
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen and Ian Edginton
Prince of fire: the story of Diwali by Jatinder Nath Verma and Vālmīki
Princess hair by Sharee Miller
Princesses save the world by Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim
Princesses wear pants by Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim
Puppy birthday to you! by Fabrizio Petrossi


The quickest kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller
Quiet by Tomie DePaola
¡Que cosas dice mi Abuela!: dichos y refranes sobre los buenos modales by Ana Galán


The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld
Radiant Child: the Story of young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe
The rainbow tulip by Pat Mora
The red pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Remember that by Lesléa Newman
Rescue & Jessica: a life-changing friendship by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes
Richard Scarry's the Gingerbread Man by Nancy Nolte and Richard Scarry
The ring bearer by Floyd Cooper
Rise of a hero by Hilari Bell
Rosa by Nikki Giovanni
Rosie Revere, engineer by Andrea Beaty
Russell's world: a story for kids about autism by Charles A Amenta (Charles Anthony)
Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin A Ramsey and Gwen Srauss


The Sailor Dog by Margaret Wise Brown 
Sam and the Tigers: a New Telling of Little Black Sambo by Julius Lester
Santa's Kwanzaa by Garen Eileen Thomas
Sapo y Sepo son amigos by Arnold Lobel
Schomburg: the man who built a library by Carole Boston Weatherford
Scuffy the tugboat: and his adventures down the river by Gertrude Crampton
The Search for Belle Prater by Ruth White
The secret night world of cats by Helen Landalf
Separate is never equal: Sylvia Mendez & her family's fight for desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History by Chelsea Clinton
She's got this by Laurie Hernandez
The shy little kitten by Kristen L Depken
Side by side: the story of Dolores Huerta and César Chávez by Monica Brown
Silver Scorpion by Ron Marz and Ian Edginton
Sleeping Cutie by Andrea Davis Pinkney
The smell of old lady perfume by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez
So B. it: a novel by Sarah Weeks
Sojourner Truth's step-stomp stride by Susan Dove Lempke
The someday birds by Sally J Pla
Somehow tenderness survives: stories of southern Africa by Hazel Rochman
Something happened in our town: a child's story about racial injustice by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard
Sophie by Mem Fox
Spooky Pookie by Sandra Boynton
Square by Mac Barnett
Star of the Week: a story of love, adoption, and brownies with sprinkles by Darlene Friedman
Stones for my father by Trilby Kent
The story of Hanukkah by David A Adler
The storyteller's candle by Lucía M González
Strange son: two mothers, two sons, and the quest to unlock the hidden world of autism by Portia Iversen
Such a lovely little war: Saigon, 1961-63 by Marcelino Truong
Sukkot is coming! by Tracy Newman 
Superfudge by Judy Blume


Tales of the peculiar by Ransom Riggs and Millard Nullings (Fictitious character)
Tea cakes for Tosh by Kelly Starling Lyons
Tell me again about the night I was born by Jamie Lee Curtis
Ten days and nine nights: an adoption story by Yumi Heo
Ten little rabbits by Virginia Grossman
That is my dream!: a picture book of Langston Hughes's "Dream variation" by Langston Hughes
This is the rope: a story from the Great Migration by Jacqueline Woodson
This land is my land by George Littlechild
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
Through your eyes: my child's gift to me by Ainsley Earhardt
The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
Tito Puente, Mambo King = Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo by Monica Brown
To stay alive: Mary Ann Graves and the tragic journey of the Donner Party by Skila Brown
Tomas loves...: a rhyming book about fun, friendship--and autism by Jude Welton
Tomorrow I'll be brave by Jessica Hische
Train to Somewhere by Eve Bunting 
Trick or Pete by James Dean
The turtle of Oman: a novel by Naomi Shihab Nye


Under the Bodhi Tree: a story of the Buddha by Deborah Hopkinson
The unfinished angel by Sharon Creech
The unforgotten coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce
The United States v. Jackie Robinson by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Unstoppable: how Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School defeated Army by Art Coulson


Vietnamese memories by Clément Baloup


Way up and over everything by Alice McGill
We don't eat our classmates! by Ryan T Higgins
We the resilient: wisdom for America from women born before suffrage by Sarah Benor and Thomas Fields-Meyer
Welcome to my world, I have autism by Kay Forsman
What do you do with a chance? by Kobi Yamada
What do you do with a problem? by Kobi Yamada
What do you do with an idea? by Kobi Yamada
What should Danny do? by Ganit Levy and Adir Levy
What to say next by Julie Buxbaum
When God made you by Matthew Paul Turner
When I get older: the story behind "Wavin' Flag" by K'Naan and Sol Guy
When I pray for you by Matthew Paul Turner
When the beginning began: stories about God, the creatures, and us by Julius Lester
When we were alone by David Robertson
Who will I be, Lord? by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Whose hat is this?: a look at hats workers wear--hard, tall, and shiny by Sharon Katz Cooper
Wild: endangered animals in living motion: a photicular® book by Dan Kainen and Kathy Wollard
Wild, wild hair by Nikki Grimes
Wolf! by Becky Bloom
The wolf's chicken stew by Keiko Kasza
The wonderful things you will be by Emily Winfield Martin
Wonders of nature by Jane Werner Watson
The wonky donkey by Craig Smith
The word collector by Sonja Wimmer
Words with wings by Nikki Grimes


Yo soy Muslim: a father's letter to his daughter by Mark Gonzales
Yosef's dream by Sylvia A Rouss and Asher Naim
Your pal Mo Willems presents Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the whole world. by Mo Williams
You're my little pumpkin pie by Nicola Edwards
You're not my real mother! by Molly Friedrich