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Our House Is on Fire: Greta Thunberg's Call to Save the Planet Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alarming story of teen's strike for climate change action.
By Jeanette Winter
(2019)
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Counting the Stars: The Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician Book Poster Image
age 8+
Beautiful, detailed Katherine Johnson bio for older kids.
By Lesa Cline-Ransome
(2019)
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Todos Iguales / All Equal: Un Corrido De Lemon Grove / A Ballad of Lemon Grove Book Poster Image
age 8+
Powerful true story of immigrants' victory for equal rights.
By Christy Hale
(2019)
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A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation Book Poster Image
age 8+
Beautiful art adds to deep tale of "I Have a Dream" speech.
By Barry Wittenstein
(2019)
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Cinderella Liberator Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fresh take on classic tale boosts being true, free self.
By Rebecca Solnit
(2019)
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Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poetry and soulful pastel art bring musician to life.
By Kathleen Cornell Berman
(2019)
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational bios of trailblazing African American women.
By Vashti Harrison
(2017)
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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine Book Poster Image
age 8+
Found Mark Twain fairy tale made vibrantly new and classic.
By Mark Twain, Philip C. Stead
(2017)
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Her Right Foot Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Inspiring, fresh take on the welcoming Statue of Liberty.
By Dave Eggers
(2017)
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Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poetic account of legendary gathering of jazz greats.
By Roxane Orgill
(2016)
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Gris Grimly's Tales from the Brothers Grimm Book Poster Image
age 8+
Favorite tales get grim, gothic treatment and stylish art.
By Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
(2016)
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The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet, silly, swashbuckling end to fairy-tale saga.
By Christopher Healy
(2014)
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The Enchantress Returns: The Land of Stories, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventure, sweetness, peril, some loss in fairy tale sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2013)
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The School for Good and Evil, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
By Soman Chainani
(2013)
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The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
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The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
By Christopher Healy
(2012)
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Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of John J. Harvey Book Poster Image
age 8+
An old New York fireboat offers heroic help on 9/11.
By Maira Kalman
(2005)
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book Poster Image
age 8+
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
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The Enemy: A Book About Peace Book Poster Image
age 8+
Simple lesson about war and enemies; not for little kids.
By Davide Cali
(2009)
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