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Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inspiring bio of wealthy Black female entrepreneur in 1800s.
By Rebel Girls
(2019)
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Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring, relatable look at young lives of adult activists.
By Robin Stevenson
(2019)
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Kid Scientists: True Tales of Childhood from Science Superstars Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring look at the young lives of famous scientists.
By David Stabler
(2018)
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Stephen Curry: Epic Athletes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Breezy biography tracks the rise of an NBA superstar.
By Dan Wetzel
(2019)
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Who Was? Series Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Exceptional biography series teaches history, culture, too.
By Who HQ, et al.
(2014)
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Dear America: The Story of an Undocumented Citizen: Young Readers' Edition Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gripping biography of undocumented prize-winning journalist.
By Jose Antonio Vargas
(2019)
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Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring bios of female artists and scientists worldwide.
By Vashti Harrison
(2018)
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Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World Without Killing Dragons Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring stories celebrate difference and bold vision.
By Ben Brooks
(2018)
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Who Was Alexander Hamilton? Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting, easy-to-read bio expands on Broadway hit.
By Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso
(2017)
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Women Who Dared: 52 Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively, bite-size bios of fearless females.
By Linda Skeers
(2017)
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I Am George Washington: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Cute, engaging bio applauds having the courage to be first.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White Book Poster Image
age 8+
Enchanting illustrated bio of "Charlotte's Web" author.
By Melissa Sweet
(2016)
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I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Kid-friendly bio a strong, accessible intro to King's life.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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Women Who Broke The Rules: Coretta Scott King Book Poster Image
age 8+
A detailed, accessible biography of a civil rights icon.
By Kathleen Krull
(2016)
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Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History ... and Our Future! Book Poster Image
age 7+
Artful profiles of groundbreakers are fresh, inspiring.
By Kate Schatz
(2015)
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My Name Is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational and informative intro to an American hero.
By Ann Turner
(2015)
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Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes Book Poster Image
age 8+
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
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Soar, Elinor! Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Exciting bio of '20s female pilot who found fame with stunt.
By Tami Lewis Brown
(2010)
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The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn Book Poster Image
age 8+
Clever, fun bio's wordplay is best fit for school-aged kids.
By Robert Burleigh
(2011)
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Django: World's Greatest Jazz Guitarist Book Poster Image
age 7+
Moving bio of jazz guitarist has poetic text, gorgeous art.
By Bonnie Christensen
(2009)
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