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Book cover of BOX HENRY BROWN MAILS HIMSELF TO FREEDOM
BOX HENRY BROWN MAILS HIMSELF TO FREEDOM
By: carole weatherford | Published: April 2020

"What have I to fear? My master broke every promise to me. I lost my beloved wife and our dear children. All, sold South. Neither my time nor my body ...

"What have I to fear? My master broke every promise to me. I lost my beloved wife and our dear children. All, sold South. Neither my time nor my body is mine. The breath of life is all I have to lose. And bondage is suffocating me." Henry Brown wrote that long before he came to be known as Box, he "entered the world a slave." He was put to work as a child and passed down from one generation to the next -- as property. When he was an adult, his wife and children were sold away from him out of spite. Henry Brown watched as his family left bound in chains, headed to the deeper South. What more could be taken from him? But then hope -- and help -- came in the form of the Underground Railroad. Escape! In stanzas of six lines each, each line representing one side of a box, celebrated poet Carole Boston Weatherford powerfully narrates Henry Brown's story of how he came to send himself in a box from slavery to freedom. Strikingly illustrated in rich hues and patterns by artist Michele Wood, Box is augmented with historical records and an introductory excerpt from Henry's own writing as well as a time line, notes from the author and illustrator, and a bibliography.

Theme: Black History, Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9780763691561
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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Book cover of BUGS EVERYWHERE
BUGS EVERYWHERE
By: lily murray | Published: April 2020

There are bugs everywhere! Some of them live in jungles, some of them underwater, and some certainly live in your house. And all of them are fascinati...

There are bugs everywhere! Some of them live in jungles, some of them underwater, and some certainly live in your house. And all of them are fascinating! Britta Teckentrup's work will enthral budding entomologists. This nonfiction volume from a much-loved illustrator simply sparks with personality and is chock-full of weird and wonderful facts about all kinds of creepy-crawlies.

Theme: Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9781536210422
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Science - Insects & Spiders
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Book cover of CARTER READS THE NEWSPAPER
CARTER READS THE NEWSPAPER
By: deborah hopkinson | Published: February 2019

"Carter G. Woodson was born ten years after the end of the Civil War, to parents who had both been enslaved. Their stories were not the ones written a...

"Carter G. Woodson was born ten years after the end of the Civil War, to parents who had both been enslaved. Their stories were not the ones written about in history books, but Carter learned them and kept them in his heart. Carter's father could not read or write, but he believed in being an informed citizen. So Carter read the newspaper to him every day, and from this practice, he learned about the world and how to find out what he didn't know. Many years later, when he was a student at Harvard University (the second African-American and the only child of enslaved parents to do so), one of his professors said that black people had no history. Carter knew that wasn't true--and he set out to make sure the rest of us knew as well"--Provided by the publisher.

Theme: Picture Book, Black History

  • ISBN
    9781561459346
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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Book cover of EARTH HOUR - A LIGHTS-OUT EVENT FOR OUR PLANET
EARTH HOUR - A LIGHTS-OUT EVENT FOR OUR PLANET
By: nanette heffernan | Published: January 2020

Kids around the world use electric energy to do all kinds of things--adults do, too! From cleaning the clothes we play in, to lighting up our dinner t...

Kids around the world use electric energy to do all kinds of things--adults do, too! From cleaning the clothes we play in, to lighting up our dinner tables, to keeping us warm and toasty when the weather is cold, electricity is a huge part of our lives. Unfortunately, it can also have a big impact on our planet. Earth Hour--a worldwide movement in support of energy conservation and sustainability--takes place each March and is sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF). During Earth Hour, individuals, communities, and businesses in more than 7,000 cities turn off nonessential electric lights for one hour. Across each continent--from the Eiffel Tower to the Great Wall of China to the Statue of Liberty--one small act reminds all of us of our enormous impact on planet Earth.

Theme: Environmental Issues, Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9781580899420
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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Book cover of ELLA QUEEN OF JAZZ
ELLA QUEEN OF JAZZ
By: helen hancocks | Published: February 2018

Ella Fitzgerald sang the blues and she sang them good. Ella and her fellas were on the way up! It seemed like nothing could stop her, until the bigges...

Ella Fitzgerald sang the blues and she sang them good. Ella and her fellas were on the way up! It seemed like nothing could stop her, until the biggest club in town refused to let her play...and all because of her colour. But when all hope seemed lost, little did Ella imagine that a Hollywood star would step in to help. This is the incredible true story of how a remarkable friendship between Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe was born - and how they worked together to overcome prejudice and adversity. An inspiring story, strikingly illustrated, about the unlikely friendship between two celebrated female icons of America's golden age.

Theme: Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9781847809186
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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Book cover of GAME CHANGERS
GAME CHANGERS
By: lesa cline-ransome | Published: July 2018

Theme: Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9781481476843
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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Book cover of HEADS & TAILS INSECTS
HEADS & TAILS INSECTS
By: john canty | Published: June 2020

Yellow and black stripes. Red with black spots. Can you guess what insect is on the next page? A beautifully illustrated companion to Heads and Tails....

Yellow and black stripes. Red with black spots. Can you guess what insect is on the next page? A beautifully illustrated companion to Heads and Tails. I live in a hive. . . . I AM A . . . Hopping, flittering, hiding, crawling . . . Can you guess what insect will appear next? Paired with simple clues, nineteenth-century artwork inspires the illustrations that lead children from page to page, from tail to head, as they discover whether their hunches are right. Whether mosquito or dragonfly, ant or grasshopper, stick insect or praying mantis, the insect creatures found in this enticing book will have children buzzing with curiosity.

Theme: Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9781536207842
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Science - General
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Book cover of HILLARY R CLINTON SOME GIRLS ARE BORN TO
HILLARY R CLINTON SOME GIRLS ARE BORN TO
By: michelle markel | Published: January 2016

In the spirit of Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope and Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride comes an inspiring portrait of Hillary Rodham Clinto...

In the spirit of Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope and Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride comes an inspiring portrait of Hillary Rodham Clinton: a girl who fought to make a difference—and paved the way for women everywhere—from Michelle Markel and LeUyen Pham. In the 1950s, it was a man's world. Girls weren't supposed to act smart, tough, or ambitious. Even though, deep inside, they may have felt that way. And then along came Hillary. Brave, brilliant, and unstoppable, she was out to change the world. They said a woman couldn't be a mother and a lawyer. Hillary was both. They said a woman shouldn't be too strong or too smart. Hillary was fearlessly herself. It didn't matter what people said—she was born to lead. With illustrations packed full of historical figures and details, this gorgeous and informative picture book biography is perfect for every budding leader. Includes a timeline, artist's note, and bibliography.

Theme: Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9780062381224
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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Book cover of IF YOU TAKE AWAY THE OTTER
IF YOU TAKE AWAY THE OTTER
By: susa buhrman-deever | Published: May 2020

When the sea otters disappear, why does their kelp forest habitat disappear, too? On the Pacific Coast of North America, sea otters play, dive, and hu...

When the sea otters disappear, why does their kelp forest habitat disappear, too? On the Pacific Coast of North America, sea otters play, dive, and hunt for sea urchins, crabs, abalone, and fish in the lush kelp forests beneath the waves. But there was a time when people hunted the otters almost to extinction. Without sea otters to eat them, an army of hungry sea urchins grew and destroyed entire kelp forests. Fish and other animals that depended on the kelp were lost, too. But when people protected the sea otters with new laws, their numbers began to recover, and so did the kelp forests. Susannah Buhrman-Deever offers a beautifully written account of a trophic cascade, which happens when the removal of a single element affects an entire habitat. Asides that dig deeper are woven throughout Matthew Trueman's dynamic illustrations, starring a raft of charismatic sea otters. Back matter includes more information about sea otters and kelp forests, including their importance and current status, the effects of the international fur trade on indigenous peoples, and a list of books and websites for readers who wish to continue to explore.

Theme: Picture Book, Environmental Issues

  • ISBN
    9780763689346
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Science - Earth, Ecology & Ecosystems
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Book cover of JIM HENSON THE GUY WHO PLAYED WITH PUPPE
JIM HENSON THE GUY WHO PLAYED WITH PUPPE
By: kathleen krull | Published: August 2011

Sesame Street and The Muppet Show introduced Jim Henson's Muppets to the world, making Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, and Big Bird household names...

Sesame Street and The Muppet Show introduced Jim Henson's Muppets to the world, making Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, and Big Bird household names. But even as a child in rural Mississippi, listening to the radio and putting on comedy shows for his family, Jim recognized the power of laughter to bring people together. On Sesame Street, Jim's Muppets transformed children's television by making learning fun for kids everywhere. A visionary, Jim always believed that puppets could reach a wider audience. In 1976, he proved it, drawing millions of family viewers to The Muppet Show. With his feature film The Dark Crystal and his Star Wars characters—including Yoda—Jim continued to push the boundaries of what was possible in puppetry until his death in 1990 at the age of 53. Kathleen Krull, recipient of the Children's Book Guild 2011 Non-fiction Award and many other accolades, once again does what she does so well—illuminating the life of an important figure in history, art, and culture with her informative but approachable writing style.

Theme: Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9780375857218
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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Book cover of JRR TOLKIEN
JRR TOLKIEN
By: alexandra wallner | Published: July 2011

"This is the story of J.R.R. Tolkien, an ordinary man with an extraordinary imagination who became one of the world's most beloved aut...

"This is the story of J.R.R. Tolkien, an ordinary man with an extraordinary imagination who became one of the world's most beloved authors"--Front jacket flap.

Theme: Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9780823419517
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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Book cover of LOONY LITTLE - THE ICE CAP IS MELTING
LOONY LITTLE - THE ICE CAP IS MELTING
By: dianna aston | Published: January 2020

Originally published in a slightly different form in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Candlewick in 2003.

Theme: science themes, Environmental Issues, Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9781623541170
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of MUHAMMAD ALI - THE PEOPLE'S CHAMPION
MUHAMMAD ALI - THE PEOPLE'S CHAMPION
By: walter myers | Published: January 2010

"I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, m...

"I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me." He was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., in Louisville, Kentucky. His very first boxing coach, former police officer Joe Martin, told him, "You better learn how to fight before you start challenging people." Once considered the underdog, Cassius, later known as Muhammad Ali, would eventually win the title of heavyweight champion of the world. Acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers recounts the champ's most famous fights and examines the depth and complexity of the larger-than-life legend Muhammad Ali. The bold, vibrant art of Alix Delinois reflects the beauty and power of the man who could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."

Theme: Black History, Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9780060291310
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    High School - Biography
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Book cover of MY JOURNEY TO THE STARS
MY JOURNEY TO THE STARS
By: scott kelly | Published: October 2017

In this debut autobiographical picture book, celebrated astronaut Scott Kelly describes how he -- and his twin brother -- grew up to achieve his dream...

In this debut autobiographical picture book, celebrated astronaut Scott Kelly describes how he -- and his twin brother -- grew up to achieve his dream of becoming an astronaut. As Scott Kelly prepares to blast back to Earth after a record-breaking year spent on the International Space Station, he thinks about what brought him here and what awaits him at home. Scott's partner-in-crime is his twin brother, Mark. They spent their childhood getting in and out of scrapes. They had a talent for finding trouble and taking risks, which turned out to be great training for the biggest risk of all -- space travel. Along the way to becoming astronauts, they learned to be peacemakers, to stay calm in the toughest of times, to support their family, to work hard and take small steps towards their goals. Scott learned that he needed people to believe in him, as his principal did, even though he was at first a terrible student who couldn't sit still. All of these skills served him well during his year on the ISS, where he and his crew ran 400 experiments and he himself became a test subject. The sacrifices Scott made, the dangers he faced and the sight of our beautiful planet from space made coming home even sweeter.

Theme: Picture Book, science themes

  • ISBN
    9780735263482
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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Book cover of SISTERS & CHAMPIONS THE STORY OF VENUS
SISTERS & CHAMPIONS THE STORY OF VENUS
By: howard bryant | Published: May 2018

"This one's a winner." --Chicago Tribune A 2019 ILA Teacher's Choices Reading List Selection! An inspiring picture book sports...

"This one's a winner." --Chicago Tribune A 2019 ILA Teacher's Choices Reading List Selection! An inspiring picture book sports biography about two of the greatest female tennis players of all-time! Venus and Serena Williams: Best friends. Sisters. Champions. Everyone knows the names Venus & Serena Williams. They've become synonymous with championships, hard work, and with shaking up the tennis world. This inspirational true story, written by award-winning sports journalist, Howard Bryant, and brought to beautiful life by Coretta Scott Kind Award and Honor winner, Floyd Cooper, details the sisters' journey from a barely-there tennis court in Compton, CA, to Olympic gold medals and becoming the #1 ranked women in the sport of tennis. Here is a worthy ode to Venus and Serena Williams, the incredible sister duo who will go down in history as two of the greatest athletes of all time. "Alive with warmth and movement, these luminous, soft-edged scenes portray the sisters gradually growing into strong, capable women. A handsome sports biography." --Booklist "There is a sharp focus in the book on the two sisters' special bond and friendship; it lies at the heart of this biography, and the women's stories are remarkable. It's high time they had their own picture book tribute."--Kirkus

Theme: Picture Book

  • ISBN
    9780399169069
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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