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Yesterday I Had the Blues Book Poster Image
age 5+
Poetic writing conjures abstract, powerful images.
By Jeron Ashford Frame
(2003)
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America the Beautiful Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring book can be shared by the entire family.
By Katharine Lee Bates
(2004)
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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 Random House Book of Poetry for Children Book Poster Image
age 5+
Classic will be the most dog-eared on your shelf.
By Jack Prelutsky
(1983)
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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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My People Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Photos bring sparkling tone to simple poem of celebration.
By Langston Hughes
(2009)
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JFK Book Poster Image
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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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Hey Black Child Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Motivational poem brought to life in full color.
By Useni Eugene Perkins
(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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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers Book Poster Image
age 5+
Mister Rogers' songs stand up as uplifting, fun poems.
By Fred Rogers
(2019)
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The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brutal but moving bio in verse is best for teens.
By Margarita Engle
(2006)
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Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing Book Poster Image
age 14+
Award-winning bio of bigger-than-life blues singer.
By Ann Angel
(2010)
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Burned Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen flees abusive home in intense free-verse tale.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
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Smoke Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gritty sequel about abused sisters lacks original's spark.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2013)
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We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful first-person accounts put faces to refugee crisis.
By Malala Yousafzai
(2019)
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