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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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It's Not the Stork! Book Poster Image
age 5+
Curious kids will appreciate the honest facts-of-life book.
By Robie H. Harris
(2006)
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JFK Book Poster Image
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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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Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May? Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fast-paced account of major American statesmen.
By Jean Fritz
(1975)
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Charles A. Lindbergh: A Human Hero Book Poster Image
age 9+
An evenly presented Lindbergh biography.
By James Cross Giblin
(1997)
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Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance Book Poster Image
age 9+
Survival saga of attempted Antarctic crossing.
By Jennifer Armstrong
(1998)
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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moving book about dying girl who became symbol for peace.
By Eleanor Coerr
(2005)
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Three Cups of Tea Book Poster Image
age 9+
Uplifting true story adapted for younger readers.
By Greg Mortenson, Sarah Thomson, David Oliver Relin
(2009)
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Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves Book Poster Image
age 9+
Lively profile of a brave man living in a dangerous time.
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(2009)
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What's Going on Down There? A Boy's Guide to Growing Up Book Poster Image
age 9+
Modern update improves empowering sex ed classic.
By Karen Gravelle
(2017)
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Martin Rising: Requiem for a King Book Poster Image
age 9+
Powerful poems examine the final months of MLK's life.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2018)
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