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Book cover of LONE HAWK - STORY OF BILLY BISHOP
LONE HAWK - STORY OF BILLY BISHOP
By: john lang | Published: September 2011

A fighter pilot with an instinct for aerial combat, Billy Bishop racked up seventy-two officially confirmed victories and was awarded every major meda...

A fighter pilot with an instinct for aerial combat, Billy Bishop racked up seventy-two officially confirmed victories and was awarded every major medal including the Victoria Cross. By the end of the First World War, he was considered so valuable as a symbol of the war effort that Canadian authorities insisted he be grounded: his loss would have been devastating to civilian morale. John Lang's graphic biography touches briefly on Bishop's fortuitous beginnings in Owen Sound, Ontario and then shifts smoothly to the early years of the war and Bishop's emergence as a leader and warrior among his fellow infantry recruits. In a famous, revelatory incident, the Earth-bound Bishop, mired knee-deep in mud, looks up to see a plane belonging to the Royal Flying Corps soaring overhead. That, he decides, is the element for him. Over the next couple of years Bishop tested himself repeatedly against the best German pilots—and always won.

Theme: Biography, War/Children and War

  • ISBN
    9780143174660
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    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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Book cover of MARIA CHAPDELAINE MOVING STORY IN EARLY
MARIA CHAPDELAINE MOVING STORY IN EARLY
By: louis hemon | Published: October 2014

Theme: Biography

  • ISBN
    9782924167120
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    Hardcover Canadian
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    Graphic Novel Children's
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Book cover of MARIE CURIE & RADIOACTIVITY
MARIE CURIE & RADIOACTIVITY
By: jordi bayarri | Published: January 2020

At the start of the twentieth century, Marie Curie, a Polish physicist and chemist, stunned the scientific world. Her research led to the discovery of...

At the start of the twentieth century, Marie Curie, a Polish physicist and chemist, stunned the scientific world. Her research led to the discovery of two elements, polonium and radium. She also examined the most unusual property of these elements: radioactivity. This graphic biography follows Curie from her early life in Poland to her scientific education in France. It also spotlights her work with Pierre Curie and her efforts to treat wounded soldiers during World War I.

Theme: Biography

  • ISBN
    9781541586994
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    Paperback
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    Graphic Novel Children's
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Book cover of MARIE CURIE-A LIFE OF DISCOVERY
MARIE CURIE-A LIFE OF DISCOVERY
By: alice milani | Published: August 2019

In her intensely researched, inventively drawn exploration of Marie Curie's life, artist Alice Milani follows the celebrated Polish scientist from Cur...

In her intensely researched, inventively drawn exploration of Marie Curie's life, artist Alice Milani follows the celebrated Polish scientist from Curie's time as a struggling governess to her years in France making breakthrough discoveries. Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences. With skill and care, Milani traces Curie's flight from Russia-controlled Poland, her romance with fellow scientist Pierre Curie, and Marie and Pierre's stunning discoveries of the elements radium and polonium. Throughout this distinctive graphic work, Curie defies doubt and double standards to make an enduring impact on the scientific world.

Theme: Biography

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    9781541572867
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    Graphic Novel Teen
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Book cover of MARY WEARS WHAT SHE WANTS
MARY WEARS WHAT SHE WANTS
By: keith negley | Published: January 2019

From the award-winning creator of My Dad Used to Be So Cool and Tough Guys Have Feelings Too comes a charming picture book inspired by the true story ...

From the award-winning creator of My Dad Used to Be So Cool and Tough Guys Have Feelings Too comes a charming picture book inspired by the true story of Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing 19th-century doctor who was arrested many times for wearing pants. Once upon a time (but not that long ago), girls only wore dresses. And only boys wore pants. Until one day, a young girl named Mary had an idea: She would wear whatever she wanted. And she wanted to wear pants! This bold, original picture book encourages readers to think for themselves while gently challenging gender and societal norms.

Theme: Biography, Girl Power

  • ISBN
    9780062846792
  • Format
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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Book cover of MY LIFE ON THE LINE HOW THE NFL DAMN NEA
MY LIFE ON THE LINE HOW THE NFL DAMN NEA
By: ryan ocallaghan | Published: September 2019

A riveting account of life as a closeted professional athlete from gay NFL player O'Callaghan, against the backdrop of depression, opioid addiction, a...

A riveting account of life as a closeted professional athlete from gay NFL player O'Callaghan, against the backdrop of depression, opioid addiction, and the threat of suicide.

Theme: Sports - Hockey, Biography

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    9781617757594
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Category
    High School - Biography
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Book cover of NO GIRLS ALLOWED
NO GIRLS ALLOWED
By: susan hughes | Published: August 2008

Theme: History, Biography

  • ISBN
    9781554531783
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    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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Book cover of NOISEMAKERS - 25 WOMEN WHO RAISED THEIR
NOISEMAKERS - 25 WOMEN WHO RAISED THEIR
By: kazoo magazine | Published: February 2020

"Thoughtful, timely and Super-Engaging. So glad the powerhouse young people coming up have Kazoo as a blueprint, a roadmap, and a glimpse into history...

"Thoughtful, timely and Super-Engaging. So glad the powerhouse young people coming up have Kazoo as a blueprint, a roadmap, and a glimpse into history." -Jacqueline Woodson "Astonishing comics about world-changing women. What could possibly be better?"--Neil Gaiman "All the women in this book were discouraged from doing the work they were born to do. Fortunately, they didn't let that stop them. Here are their riveting stories, told in unputdownable comics. I wish I'd had NOISEMAKERS when I was growing up." -Alison Bechdel From the creator of Kazoo magazine, a quarterly magazine for girls ages 5-12, which Amy Poehler's Smart Girls called "required reading," comes a graphic novel anthology of women who are not afraid to make some noise! Did anyone ever get anywhere by being quiet? To change anything, you have to make some noise! From the creator of the popular Kazoo magazine comes a look at the lives of 25 extraordinary women through the eyes of 25 extraordinary comic artists. In chapters titled Grow, Tinker, Play, Create, Rally, and Explore, you'll meet Eugenie Clark, who swam with sharks, Raye Montague, who revolutionized the design process for ships, Hedy Lamarr, a beautiful actress and brilliant inventor, Julia Child, a chef who wasn't afraid to make mistakes, Kate Warne, the first female detective, who saved the life of President-Elect Abraham Lincoln, and many more. In 25 distinct styles from some of the most exciting comic artists, Noisemakers is for everyone who is not afraid to use their voice and for those who could use a little boost.

Theme: Biography

  • ISBN
    9780525580188
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    Paperback
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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Book cover of NOT PLAYING BY THE RULES - 21 FEMALE ATH
NOT PLAYING BY THE RULES - 21 FEMALE ATH
By: lesa cline-ransome | Published: April 2020

This powerful and inspiring collection features 21 female trailblazers in their sport, perfect for fans of Women in Sports and Good Night Stories for ...

This powerful and inspiring collection features 21 female trailblazers in their sport, perfect for fans of Women in Sports and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls! Before girls wore pants or women were permitted to swim in bathing suits at public beaches, who paved the way for women in sports? And who's breaking new ground today? This anthology introduces 21 trailblazing women who have broken through the boundaries set for female athletes. From basketball slam-dunker Lisa Leslie to tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams, whose father had onlookers jeer at and taunt the girls as they practiced, to Paralympian Tatyana McFadden, who was a speed demon even at her Russian orphanage before she was adopted, to Olympic gold medalist Ethelda Bleibtrey, who was led off to jail when she shed her shoes and stockings to swim in public, Not Playing by the Rules inspires, informs, and illustrates the strength, determination, and accomplishments of women athletes both yesterday and today. With powerful photographs and hand-lettered, inspirational quotes from the athletes themselves, this is a collection every young girl should own. The featured athletes include Ethelda Bleibtrey, Bobbi Gibb, Althea Gibson, Gabby Douglas, Flo Hyman, Lisa Leslie, Mia Hamm, Tatyana McFadden, Mo'ne Davis, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Diana Golden, Constance Applebee, Lizzie Arlington, Babe Didrikson, Alice Coachman, Joy Johnson, Nancy Lieberman, Nadia Comăneci, Venus and Serena Williams, and Yusra Mardini.

Theme: Biography

  • ISBN
    9781524764531
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    Hardcover
  • Category
    Sports And Active Games
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Book cover of OUT OF SLAVERY - THE JOURNEY TO AMAZING
OUT OF SLAVERY - THE JOURNEY TO AMAZING
By: linda granfield | Published: August 2009

Describes the events of the life of John Newton as a captain aboard a slave trade vessel and later as a clergyman that led to his writing the well-lov...

Describes the events of the life of John Newton as a captain aboard a slave trade vessel and later as a clergyman that led to his writing the well-loved hymn, "Amazing Grace."

Theme: Historical Fiction, Biography

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    9780887769153
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    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - History
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Book cover of PELE - KING OF SOCCER
PELE - KING OF SOCCER
By: eddy simon | Published: October 2017

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known to his schoolmates as Pelé, grew up in poverty in the Sao Paulo region of Brazil. He was too poor to afford ...

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known to his schoolmates as Pelé, grew up in poverty in the Sao Paulo region of Brazil. He was too poor to afford a real soccer ball, so he played with a ball of newspaper tied together with string. Yet he dominated the youth leagues and signed his first professional soccer contract at the age of fifteen. Within two years he was celebrated internationally, when he led Brazil to victory at the world cup. Known by his fans as "O Rei" (The King), Pelé is widely regarded as the greatest soccer player of all time. But he's more than just an athlete: he also traveled the world as goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. Pelé is the living symbol of a sport he dubbed "the beautiful game"-a game that brings people together regardless of race or nationality. In the graphic novel Pele: The King of Soccer, Eddy Simon and Vincent Brascaglia beautifully depict Pele's rise from the slums of Brazil to the national stage.

Theme: Sports - Soccer, Biography

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    9781626727557
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Book cover of PICTURE BOOK OF JESSE OWENS
PICTURE BOOK OF JESSE OWENS
By: david adler | Published: December 2004

Theme: Biography

  • ISBN
    9780823410668
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  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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Book cover of PRIMATES - THE FEARLESS SCIENCE OF JANE
PRIMATES - THE FEARLESS SCIENCE OF JANE
By: jim ottaviani | Published: June 2013

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Jim Ottaviani returns with an action-packed account of the three greatest primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodal...

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Jim Ottaviani returns with an action-packed account of the three greatest primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. These three ground-breaking researchers were all students of the great Louis Leakey, and each made profound contributions to primatology-and to our own understanding of ourselves. Tackling Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas in turn, and covering the highlights of their respective careers, Primates is an accessible, entertaining, and informative look at the field of primatology and at the lives of three of the most remarkable women scientists of the twentieth century. Thanks to the charming and inviting illustrations by Maris Wicks, this is a nonfiction graphic novel with broad appeal.

Theme: Biography

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    9781596438651
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Book cover of REDBONE
REDBONE
By: christian staebler | Published: October 2020

Theme: Biography, Indigenous

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    9781684057146
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    Graphic Novel Teen
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SHACKLETON
By: nick bertozzi | Published: June 2014

A graphic recounting of explorer Ernest Shackleton's ambitious journey to Antarctica dramatically illuminates the unprecedented expedition that cost m...

A graphic recounting of explorer Ernest Shackleton's ambitious journey to Antarctica dramatically illuminates the unprecedented expedition that cost many of his companions their lives. By the best-selling illustrator of Houdini: The Handcuff King. Original.

Theme: Biography

  • ISBN
    9781596434516
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    Graphic Novel Teen
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