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Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis' Fleet-of-Foot Girl
Kids Nonfiction 30 0
Althea Gibson was the quickest, tallest, most fearless athlete in 1940s Harlem. She couldn’t sit still! When she put her mind to it, the fleet-of-foot girl reigned supreme at every sport—stickball with the boys, basketball with the girls, paddle tennis with anyone who would hit with her. ...
 
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Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina
Kids Nonfiction 40 0
An inspiring picture book for little ballerinas everywhere! Ready to Fly is the true story of Sylvia Townsend, an African American girl who falls in love with ballet after seeing Swan Lake on TV. Although there aren’t many ballet schools...
 
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Cub
Kids Nonfiction 66 0
Twelve-year-old Cindy has just dipped a toe into seventh-grade drama—with its complicated friendships, bullies, and cute boys—when she earns an internship as a cub reporter at a local newspaper in the early 1970s. A (rare) young female reporter takes Cindy under her wing, and Cindy soon learns not only how...
 
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Imagine
Kids Nonfiction 141 0
A buoyant, breathtaking poem from Juan Felipe Herrera — brilliantly illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Lauren Castillo — speaks to every dreaming heart. Have you ever imagined what you might be when you grow up? When he was very young, Juan Felipe Herrera picked chamomile flowers...
 
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It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way
Kids Nonfiction 132 0
“Playful, bold, and, much like its subject, full of grace.” —Jillian Tamaki, Caldecott Honor winner for This One Summer “It Began with a Page tells [Gyo Fujikawa's] story beautifully, in picture-book form.” —The New Yorker From beloved team Kyo Maclear...
 
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Rocket Man: The Mercury Adventure of John Glenn
Kids Nonfiction 167 0
On February 20, 1962, as millions of Americans waited anxiously, astronaut John Glenn blasted off in his rocket ship, Friendship 7, and became the first American to orbit the Earth. Although the risks of such a mission for Friendship 7 were well known, no one including Glenn knew...
 
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The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown
Kids Nonfiction 278 0
An exceptional picture book biography of Margaret Wise Brown, the legendary author of Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and other beloved children’s classics, that's as groundbreaking as the icon herself was—from award-winning, bestselling author Mac Barnett and acclaimed illustrator Sarah Jacoby. What is important about...
 
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Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice: Her Impact on the Civil Rights Movement, the White House, and the World
Kids Nonfiction 466 0
Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice shows young readers how the former First Lady evolved from a poor little rich girl to a protector and advocate for those without a voice. Though now seen as a cultural icon, she was a woman deeply insecure about her looks and her role in...
 
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What's So Special About Dickens?
Kids Nonfiction 533 0
Michael Rosen’s lively exploration of Dickens, reissued in an accessible new format for young middle-grade readers. From the Artful Dodger to Miss Havisham to Scrooge, Charles Dickens brought some of our favorite fictional characters to life. But what inspired him? Who was the man behind...
 
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Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice
Kids Nonfiction 590 0
A perfect tool for young readers as they grow into the leaders of tomorrow, Veronica Chambers’s inspiring collection of profiles—along with Senator Cory Booker’s stirring foreword—will inspire readers of all ages to stand up for what’s right. You may only be one person, but you...
 
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