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Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lively bio of New York's first Puerto Rican librarian.
By Anika Aldamuy Denise
(2019)
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Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History Book Poster Image
age 11+
Engaging profiles of 40 amazing women in 31 countries.
By Kate Schatz
(2016)
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Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
By Nina Nolan
(2015)
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The Dreamer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Lyrical, ficionalized biography of famed poet Pablo Neruda.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2010)
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Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers Book Poster Image
age 11+
An earnest group biography leavened with humor.
By Jean Fritz
(1994)
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Stonewall Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Positive portrayal of Stonewall Jackson.
By Jean Fritz
(2000)
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Snowflake Bentley Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lyrical prose explores a fascinating life.
By Jacqueline Briggs Martin
(1998)
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Lincoln: A Photobiography Book Poster Image
age 11+
Illustrates Lincoln's depth as a man and a leader.
By Russell Freedman
(1972)
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Extraordinary People with Disabilities Book Poster Image
age 11+
Enlightens as it profiles famous disabled people.
By Deborah Kent
(1997)
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Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thoughtful, moving biography of Eleanor Roosevelt.
By Russell Freedman
(1993)
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