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How I Discovered Poetry Book Poster Image
age 12+
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
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I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives Book Poster Image
age 12+
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
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Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina Book Poster Image
age 12+
Ballerina's frank, inspiring tale of perseverance and hope.
By Michaela DePrince
(2014)
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Invisible Girl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
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Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings Book Poster Image
age 12+
Poignant memoir-in-verse recalls Cuban American's childhood.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
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Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Candid, chatty memoir is powerful voice for trans kids.
By Jazz Jennings
(2016)
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Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done Book Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring true story of teen coders' video game success.
By Andrea Gonzales, Sophie Houser
(2017)
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Superheroes Are Everywhere Book Poster Image
age 4+
Senator spotlights everyday heroes in inspiring pic book.
By Kamala Harris
(2019)
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