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Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom Book Poster Image
age 5+
Award-winning picture-book treatment of Tubman.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2006)
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Fly, Bessie, Fly Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Inspiring story; kids will root for the heroine.
By Lynn Joseph
(1998)
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The Champ: The Story of Muhammad Ali Book Poster Image
age 5+
Terrific, kid-friendly bio on a sports great.
By Tonya Bolden
(2004)
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Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson Book Poster Image
age 5+
Daughter's memory of her bigger-than-life, courageous dad.
By Sharon Robinson
(2009)
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JFK
age 5+
Inspiring biography has bold, realistic artwork.
By Jonah Winter
(2013)
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I Am Jane Goodall: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Endearing, lively illustrated bio packs positive messages.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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I Am Sacagawea: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Strong Native American teen guide shines in lively history.
By Brad Meltzer
(2017)
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I Am Gandhi : Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Engaging picture bio of Indian hero, nonviolence pioneer.
By Brad Meltzer
(2017)
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I Am Harriet Tubman: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Courage, doing the right thing are themes in thrilling bio.
By Brad Meltzer
(2018)
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Headlock Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Solid wrestling read for teen boys has heart.
By Joyce Sweeney
(2006)
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Anatomy of a Boyfriend Book Poster Image
age 14+
Graphic first love -- & sex -- story better for older teens.
By Daria Snadowsky
(2007)
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Getting It Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Unique premise makes gay-themed book stand out.
By Alex Sanchez
(2006)
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The Celebutantes: On the Avenue Book Poster Image
age 14+
Girl clique-type mystery an OK teen beach read.
By Antonio Pagliarulo
(2007)
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So Not the Drama Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Race-aware teen series start overflows with plots.
By Paula Chase
(2007)
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The God Box Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gay Christian teen struggles with sexuality, religion.
By Alex Sanchez
(2007)
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The Adventures of Blue Avenger Book Poster Image
age 14+
Quirky book's mature content is best for teens.
By Norma Howe
(1999)
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Lush Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Heartfelt look at drinking's impact on families.
By Natasha Friend
(2006)
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The Girlfriend Project Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dating ups and downs of a slightly creepy guy.
By Robin Friedman
(2007)
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Rx
age 14+
Heavy look at prescription drug abuse for teens.
By Tracy Lynn
(2006)
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Hotlanta Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Rich twins find family secret. Formulaic but fun.
By Denee Millner, Mitzi Miller
(2008)
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