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The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin Book Poster Image
age 6+
Upbeat rhymes tell amazing tale of scientist with autism.
By Julia Finley Mosca
(2017)
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Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lively tales of 10 who led fight for women's voting rights.
By Kirsten Gillibrand
(2018)
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I Am Neil Armstrong: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Science-rich picture bio tracks first "small step" on moon.
By Brad Meltzer
(2018)
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I Am Sonia Sotomayor: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Positive messages in engaging bio of Supreme Court justice.
By Brad Meltzer
(2018)
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Stunning collection spotlights more bold girls and women.
By Francesca Cavallo, Elena Favilli
(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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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring, kid-friendly tales of extraordinary women.
By Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
(2016)
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Nelson Mandela Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Stellar art portrays key aspects of Mandela's life for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2013)
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Queen of the Falls Book Poster Image
age 6+
Eccentric character and amazing art keep this story afloat.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
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For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Anna Mozart Book Poster Image
age 6+
Unusual biography about Mozart's talented sister.
By Elizabeth Rusch
(2011)
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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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The Day-Glo Brothers Book Poster Image
age 6+
Eye-popping biography of inventive brothers.
By Chris Barton
(2009)
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The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth Book Poster Image
age 6+
True story about an amazing boy who thought outside the box.
By Kathleen Krull
(2009)
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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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Piano Starts Here Book Poster Image
age 6+
Masterful illustrations and an inspirational bio.
By Robert Andrew Parker
(2008)
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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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Diego Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Bilingual text and mini-murals illustrate Rivera's story.
By Jonah Winter
(2007)
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Amelia Earhart: Young Air Pioneer Book Poster Image
age 6+
Competent but drab Earhart bio.
By Jane Moore Howe
(1969)
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Leonardo da Vinci Book Poster Image
age 6+
Filled with fascinating facts and some surprises.
By Diane Stanley
(1996)
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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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