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By Victoria Griffith. 2012
By Elise Gravel. 2016
He weighed as much as a horse; he once wrestled a bear; he could devour twenty-five chickens in one sitting.… This whimsical book tells the story of Antonio Barichievich, the larger-than-life strongman who had muscles as big as his heart. Grades K-3. 2016.
By Gary D Schmidt. 2018
Sojourner Truth was born into slavery but possessed a mind and a vision that knew no bounds. 'So Tall Within'… traces her life from her painful childhood through her remarkable emancipation to her incredible leadership in the movement for rights for both women and African Americans. Grades K-3. 2018.
At nine years old, Eugenie Clark developed an unexpected passion for sharks after a visit to the Battery Park Aquarium… in New York City. At the time, sharks were seen as mindless killing machines, but Eugenie knew better and set out to prove it. Despite many obstacles in her path, Eugenie was able to study the creatures she loved so much. From her many discoveries to the shark-related myths she dispelled, Eugenie made wide scientific contributions that led to her being nicknamed Shark Lady. Winner of 2018 Forest of Reading The Blue Spruce Award. Grades K-3. 2017.
By Chelsea Clinton. 2017
Clinton celebrates thirteen American women who helped shape our country through their tenacity, sometimes through speaking out, sometimes by staying… seated, sometimes by captivating an audience. This book is for everyone who has ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who has ever tried to reach for the stars but was told to sit down, and for everyone who has ever been made to feel unworthy or unimportant. Shows readers that no matter what obstacles may be in their paths, they shouldn't give up on their dreams. Persistence is power. This book features Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Clara Lemlich, Nellie Bly, Virginia Apgar, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor--and one special cameo. Grades K-3 and older readers. 2017.
By Jabari Asim. 2017
John Lewis wants to be a preacher when he grows up - a leader whose words stir hearts to change,… minds to think, and bodies to take action. But why wait? When John is put in charge of the family farm's flock of chickens, he discovers that they make a wonderful congregation! So he preaches to his flock, and they listen, content under his watchful care, riveted by the rhythm of his voice. Grades K-3. 2017.
By Annie Groovie. 2011
Un voyage avec Léon, cela ne se refuse pas ! Notre cyclope nous offre le monde sur un plateau en… nous présentant 30 traditions, des plus surprenantes aux plus intrigantes. Une bonne façon de découvrir les us et coutumes des autres peuples. Un moment enrichissant, surprenant et présenté avec humour, bref, à la manière de Léon. Années 1-3. 2011.
By Alain Raimbault. 2012
Amusant recueil de poésie imaginé autour des grandes figures de l'Histoire des inventions. Une trentaine de savants passent ainsi dans… le collimateur humoristique de l'auteur qui raconte, brièvement et en quelques lignes rimées, leur vie, leurs passions et leurs créations. Le tout est illustré de joyeux portraits réalistes réalisés à la plume. Années 1-3. 2012.
By Johanne Ménard. 2010
Connais-tu Marco Polo, le plus intrépide voyageur du Moyen Âge? Ce fils de marchand de Venise parti au bout du… monde à l'âge de 17 ans? Celui dont les aventures extraordinaires ont inspiré de grands explorateurs comme Christophe Colomb? Années 1-3. 2010.
By Patricia Hruby Powell. 2014
Patricia Hruby Powell creates an extraordinary portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who… worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched, Josephine's powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself. Grades K-3. 2014.
By Richard Hilliard. 2011
By Laurie Wallmark. 2017
Who was Grace Hopper? A software tester, workplace jester, cherished mentor, ace inventor, avid reader, naval leader--AND rule breaker, chance… taker, and troublemaker. Grace Hopper coined the term “computer bug” and taught computers to “speak English.” Throughout her life, Hopper succeeded in doing what no one had ever done before. Delighting in difficult ideas and in defying expectations, the insatiably curious Hopper truly was “Amazing Grace”, and a role model for science- and math-minded girls and boys. With a wealth of witty quotes, and richly detailed illustrations, this book brings Hopper's incredible accomplishments to life. Grades K-3. 2017.
By Melissa Sweet. 2012
Recounts the history of the giant helium-filled character balloons that float every year since 1928 in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day… Parade in New York City. Discusses Tony Sarg’s love for puppets, which set the stage for his creations. Grades K-3. 2012.
By Kyo Maclear. 2018
As a little girl in Rome, fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli was told by her own mamma that she was brutta.… Ugly. So she decided to seek out beauty around her, and she looked everywhere until something inside of Elsa blossomed, and she became an artist with an incredible imagination. Defining beauty on her own creative terms, Schiaparelli worked hard to develop her designs, and eventually bloomed into an extraordinary talent who dreamed up the most wonderful dresses, hats, shoes and jewelry. Why not a shoe for a hat? Why not a dress with drawers? And she invented a color: shocking pink! Her adventurous mind was the key to her happiness and success--and is still seen today in her legacy of wild imagination. Grades K-3 and older readers. 2018.
By Andrew X Pham. 1999
In narrating his search for his roots, Vietnamese-American Pham alternates between two story lines: the first chronicles the author's hair-raising… escape to the U.S. in 1977 and his family's subsequent and somewhat troubled life in California. The second recounts his return to Vietnam almost two decades later as an Americanized but culturally confused young man. Pham pedals his bike the length of his native country while exploring the dilemma of being an outsider in both America and Vietnam. 2000 Whiting Writers' Award. Explicit strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some descriptions of violence. 2000, c1999.
By Alice Walsh. 2016
A young African American and the son of sharecroppers, Lanier Phillips escapes the violence, racism, and segregation of his Georgia… home by joining the navy during the Second World War. But tragedy strikes the USS Truxtun one February night off the southeastern coast of Newfoundland, and Lanier is the lone Black survivor of the terrible shipwreck. Covered in oil when he arrives onshore, the community's kindness and humanity brings him back to health and changes his outlook on life. Grades K-3. 2016.
By Andrew Larsen. 2017
When he was a child in the 1840s, Andrew Carnegie and his family immigrated to America in search of a… new beginning. His working-class Scottish family arrived at the height of the Industrial Revolution. Carnegie worked hard, in factories and telegraphy. He invested in railroads, eventually becoming the richest man in the world during his time. Carnegie believed strongly in sharing his wealth, and one of the ways he did this was by funding the construction of over 2,500 public libraries around the world. His philanthropy completely revolutionized public libraries, which weren’t widespread at the time. Grades K-3. 2017.
By Chris Barton. 2016
A love for rockets, robots, inventions, and a mind for creativity began early in Lonnie Johnson's life. Growing up in… a house full of brothers and sisters, persistence and a passion for problem solving became the cornerstone for a career as an engineer and his work with NASA. But it is his accidental invention of the Super Soaker water gun that has made his most memorable splash with kids and adults. Grades K-3. 2016.
By Elizabeth MacLeod. 2018
On the night of November 8th 1946, Nova Scotia businesswoman Viola Desmond stood up for her right to be in… the "unofficial" whites-only section of a New Glasgow movie theatre... and was arrested for it. Supported by the Nova Scotia Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NSCAACP) and the black-owned newspaper The Clarion, Viola took her quest for the right to freedom from discrimination to the courts. While she ultimately did not succeed, she was a beacon to other early civil-rights activists. Her sister Wanda worked hard to promote Viola's legacy, which has been finally honoured by Viola's inclusion on the new Canadian $10 bill. This new picture book features historical photos and a timeline. Grades K-3. Winner of the 2019 Silver Birch Express Award. 2018.