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Artful profiles of groundbreakers are fresh, inspiring.
By Kate Schatz
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
By Nina Nolan
Inspirational and informative intro to an American hero.
By Ann Turner
YA version of POW bio is a poignant tale of perseverance.
By Laura Hillenbrand
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
Sweet time-travel story teaches kids about the Depression.
By Laurel Snyder
Inspiring biography has bold, realistic artwork.
By Jonah Winter
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
By Patricia MacLachlan
Stellar art portrays key aspects of Mandela's life for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
Clever novel connects family history with self-acceptance.
By Shawn K. Stout
Exciting bio of '20s female pilot who found fame with stunt.
By Tami Lewis Brown
Gripping nonfiction graphic novel brings Old West to life.
By Frederick L. McKissack Jr., Patricia C. McKissack
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
By Lorraine Hansberry
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia