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Born curious : 20 girls who grew up to be awesome scientists / Martha Freeman ; illustrated by Katy Wu.

Born curious : 20 girls who grew up to be awesome scientists / Martha Freeman ; illustrated by Katy Wu.
A collection of biographies of twenty groundbreaking women scientists who were curious kids and grew up to make incredible discoveries.--


Making their voices heard : the inspiring friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe / words by Vivian Kirkfield ; art by Alleanna Harris.

Making their voices heard : the inspiring friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe / words by Vivian Kirkfield ; art by Alleanna Harris.
This warm story emphasizes Ella's role in her success, thus avoiding the trap of the white-savior narrative. Many white artists have benefited from imitating black ones; this is the rare narrative to acknowledge that... saturated with color, they capture the iconic looks of the two stars. A good volume to include in a larger conversation about friendship, allyship, and social justice.-Kirkus ReviewsAn inspiring story about 20th-century icons that will be unfamiliar to most young readers.-School Library Journal--amazon.com.


I'm gonna push through! / Jasmyn Wright ; art by Shannon Wright.

I'm gonna push through! /  Jasmyn Wright ; art by Shannon Wright.
Inspired by a mantra written for her third-graders, Jasmyn Wright's uplifting call to push through is an invitation to young readers to announce their own power and to recognize and reaffirm that of others, regardless of setbacks. By diminishing doubt, encouraging community, and reaffirming that we're all here to make a difference, her empowering words show children how to lift themselves up and seize their potential--


A black woman did that! : 50 groundbreaking accomplishments by people hidden in plain sight / Malaika Adero.

A black woman did that! : 50 groundbreaking accomplishments by people hidden in plain sight / Malaika Adero.
A Black Woman Did That! spotlights vibrant, inspiring black women whose accomplishments have changed the world for the better. A Black Woman Did That! is a celebration of strong, resilient, innovative, and inspiring women of color. With a vibrant mixture of photography, illustration, biography, and storytelling, author Malaika Adero will spotlight well-known historical figures and women who are pushing boundaries today--including Ida B. Wells, Madam CJ Walker, Shirley Chisholm, Althea Gibson, Mae Jamison, Maxine Waters, Jesmyn Ward, Ava DuVernay, and Amy Sherald. Readers will recognize some names in the book, but will also be introduced to many important black women who have changed history or who are reshaping the cultural landscape. They'll learn: *how the activism of Bree Newsome resulted in the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House. *how Barbara Harris became the first female bishop of the Episcopal Church *how mathematician Katherine Johnson's work at NASA was key to getting American astronauts to the moon *how Alicia Garza, Patrisse Collins, and Opal Tometi launched the Black Lives Matter movement *how Mary Fields crisscrossed the country on horseback in the 1890s as the first woman to drive a mail coach *how the work and inventions of Dr. Patricia Bath have saved or restored the eyesight of people around the world Entries on each woman or group will highlight their accomplishments, their world-changing words, and the ways in which their lives and actions have made the world a better place. The book will also include a robust resource list of books, audio and visual recordings, and links, inviting readers, parents, and teachers to learn even more about the amazing black women featured in the book.


Who did it first? : 50 politicians, activists, and entrepreneurs who revolutionized the world / edited by Alex Hart ; written by Jay Leslie ; illustrated by Nneka Myers.

Who did it first? : 50 politicians, activists, and entrepreneurs who revolutionized the world / edited by Alex Hart ; written by Jay Leslie ; illustrated by Nneka Myers.
Illustrated book with profiles of the men and women who have revolutionized politics, policy, and activism, with a focus on their accomplishments that were 'firsts' in their fields--


Cheetahs / by Mary Meinking.

Cheetahs /  by Mary Meinking.
Introduces readers to the life, diet, habitat, behavior, and physical description of cheetahs. Colorful spreads, fun facts, diagrams, a range map, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike.


Facts vs. opinions vs. robots / Michael Rex.

Facts vs. opinions vs. robots /  Michael Rex.
Robots try to figure out the difference between facts and opinions--


Zebras / by Tammy Gagne.

Zebras /  by Tammy Gagne.
Introduces readers to the life, diet, habitat, behavior, and physical description of zebras. Colorful spreads, fun facts, diagrams, a range map, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike.


Elephants / by Christy Mihaly.

Elephants /  by Christy Mihaly.
Introduces readers to the life, diet, habitat, behavior, and physical description of elephants. Colorful spreads, fun facts, diagrams, a range map, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike.


Gazelles / by Tammy Gagne.

Gazelles /  by Tammy Gagne.
Introduces readers to the life, diet, habitat, behavior, and physical description of gazelles. Colorful spreads, fun facts, diagrams, a range map, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike.


Giraffes / by Tammy Gagne.

Giraffes /  by Tammy Gagne.
Introduces readers to the life, diet, habitat, behavior, and physical description of giraffes. Colorful spreads, fun facts, diagrams, a range map, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike.


Gorillas / by Tammy Gagne.

Gorillas /  by Tammy Gagne.
Introduces readers to the life, diet, habitat, behavior, and physical description of gorillas. Colorful spreads, fun facts, diagrams, a range map, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike.


Hippopotamuses / by Tammy Gagne.

Hippopotamuses /  by Tammy Gagne.
Introduces readers to the life, diet, habitat, behavior, and physical description of hippopotamuses. Colorful spreads, fun facts, diagrams, a range map, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike.


Lions / by Mary Meinking.

Lions /  by Mary Meinking.
Introduces readers to the life, diet, habitat, behavior, and physical description of lions. Colorful spreads, fun facts, diagrams, a range map, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike.


Meerkats / by Tammy Gagne.

Meerkats /  by Tammy Gagne.
Introduces readers to the life, diet, habitat, behavior, and physical description of meerkats. Colorful spreads, fun facts, diagrams, a range map, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike.


Warthogs / by Nancy Furstinger.

Warthogs /  by Nancy Furstinger.
Introduces readers to the life, diet, habitat, behavior, and physical description of warthogs. Colorful spreads, fun facts, diagrams, a range map, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike.


Astronauts : women on the final frontier / written by Jim Ottaviani ; artwork by Maris Wicks.

Astronauts : women on the final frontier / written by Jim Ottaviani ; artwork by Maris Wicks.
The U.S. may have put the first man on the moon, but it was the Soviet space program that made Valentina Tereshkova the first woman in space. It took years to catch up, but soon NASA's first female astronauts were racing past milestones of their own. The trail-blazing women of Group 9, NASA's first mixed gender class, had the challenging task of convincing the powers that be that a woman's place is in space, but they discovered that NASA had plenty to learn about how to make space travel possible for everyone. -- inside front jacket flap.


Everest : the remarkable story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay / by Alexandra Stewart ; illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton.

Everest : the remarkable story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay / by Alexandra Stewart ; illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton.
In the late morning of May 29, 1953, the sun was shining brightly and a gentle breeze was blowing on the highest elevation of the world--and two men were there to witness it for the first time ever. Their names were Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, and they had ascended Everest. This is the breathtaking story of how two very different, yet equally determined, men battled frost-biting temperatures, tumbling ice rocks, powerful winds, and death-defying ridges to reach the top of the world's highest mountain. Combining fresh and contemporary illustrations by Joe Todd-Stanton with Alexandra Stewart's captivating writing, this unique narrative tells the story of how Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made their mark on the world from birth right up to their final days and the impact they've had on Nepal today--


Guru Nanak : the first Sikh guru / Rina Singh ; illustrated by Andrée Pouliot.

Guru Nanak : the first Sikh guru / Rina Singh ; illustrated by Andrée Pouliot.
Details the life and times of Guru Nanak, founder of the Sikh faith.


Music is my life / by Myles Tanzer ; illustrations by Ali Mac.

Music is my life /  by Myles Tanzer ; illustrations by Ali Mac.
How are you feeling today? Content, stressed, miserable, in love-- or a million things in between? Fortunately, there's music to match any mood you can think of. This book has collected together a library of music's finest artists to get you through the good, bad, and sad times. Whatever you are feeling, these artists, have been there and played about it. Dip into the library, organized by mood, to fall in love with Elvis, shout about it with Lizzo, or cry it out with Adele. Let them guide you through the messy business of life.


The ocean : exploring our blue planet / by Miranda Krestovnikoff ; Illustrated by Jill Calder.

The ocean : exploring our blue planet / by Miranda Krestovnikoff ; Illustrated by Jill Calder.
Oceans cover more than 70% of the world--and so much science is lurking underneath that water's surface. This survey-style book explores an incredible collection of narratives, featuring fascinating facts and stories about the world's deepest seas and oceans. This is an eye-catching, comprehensive look at the creatures and plants that populate these waters and the people who have explored it, as well as a critical look at what is at stake now in protecting it. Featuring an eclectic mix of layout styles with incredible artwork throughout, this is a book that will amaze children and families alike with fantastic facts on the astounding seas and oceans that cover our planet--


The Cuban Missile Crisis through the eyes of John F. Kennedy / by Susan E. Hamen ; content consultant, Renata Keller.

The Cuban Missile Crisis through the eyes of John F. Kennedy /  by Susan E. Hamen ; content consultant, Renata Keller.
Go inside the Oval Office during the Cuban Missile Crisis to see the challenges faced by President John F. Kennedy, how he responded to difficult issues, and how he shaped the country during this pressing time in office.


Brave, black, first : 50+ African American women who changed the world / Cheryl Willis Hudson ; illustrations by Erin K. Robinson.

Brave, black, first : 50+ African American women who changed the world / Cheryl Willis Hudson ; illustrations by Erin K. Robinson.
An illustrated biographical compilation of over fifty African American women from the 1700s through to the present day.


Cast away : poems for our time / Naomi Shihab Nye.

Cast away : poems for our time / Naomi Shihab Nye.
Poet Naomi Shihab Nye shines a spotlight on the things we cast away, from plastic water bottles to refugees--


 

 

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