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Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
By Nina Nolan
(2015)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring bio of wealthy Black female entrepreneur in 1800s.
By Rebel Girls
(2019)
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Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thrilling account of early gridiron history.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2017)
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This Promise of Change: One Girl's Story in the Fight for School Equality Book Poster Image
age 10+
Compelling, inspiring memoir of integrating Southern school.
By Jo Ann Allen Boyce, Debbie Levy
(2019)
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The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring memoir teaches kids to dream big.
By Sonia Sotomayor
(2019)
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Susan B. Anthony: The Making of America, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring bio of a courageous champion of women's rights.
By Teri Kanefield
(2019)
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Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Succinct, kid-friendly bio of America's trendiest founder.
By Teri Kanefield
(2017)
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Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History Book Poster Image
age 11+
Engaging profiles of 40 amazing women in 31 countries.
By Kate Schatz
(2016)
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Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers Book Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting story of art, mental illness, brotherly devotion.
By Deborah Heiligman
(2017)
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Ryan Higa's How to Write Good Book Poster Image
age 12+
YouTuber's engaging memoir has solid writing advice, too.
By Ryan Higa
(2017)
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Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary Book Poster Image
age 13+
Challenging but engaging bio of the complex Founding Father.
By Martha Brockenbrough
(2017)
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