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Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life And Times of Pete Seeger Book Poster Image
age 10+
Riveting biography of beloved folk singer, activist.
By Anita Silvey
(2016)
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Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man Book Poster Image
age 10+
Compelling, fact-filled bio of the abolitionist icon.
By Tonya Bolden
(2018)
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Soul Surfer Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspirational story of life after a shark attack.
By Bethany Hamilton
(2011)
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Abraham Lincoln: The Making of America, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Compelling, engaging, and nuanced biography of Honest Abe.
By Teri Kanefield
(2018)
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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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Charles A. Lindbergh: A Human Hero Book Poster Image
age 9+
An evenly presented Lindbergh biography.
By James Cross Giblin
(1997)
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Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance Book Poster Image
age 9+
Survival saga of attempted Antarctic crossing.
By Jennifer Armstrong
(1998)
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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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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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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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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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The Tree of Life: A Book Depicting the Life of Charles Darwin: Naturalist, Geologist & Thinker Book Poster Image
age 8+
Children's biography of the famous naturalist.
By Peter Sis
(2003)
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Vince Carter: Choose Your Course Book Poster Image
age 8+
An inspirational autobiography of an NBA All-Star.
By Vince Carter, Greg Brown
(2004)
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Brad Johnson: Play with Passion Book Poster Image
age 8+
Upbeat story of a passionate NFL quarterback.
By Brad Johnson
(2004)
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Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly Book Poster Image
age 8+
Complex issues make this best for older kids.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2000)
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Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engrossing Houdini bio by kids' author/magician.
By Sid Fleischman
(2006)
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The Great and Only Barnum Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fascinating, thorough look at the showman and his time.
By Candace Fleming
(2009)
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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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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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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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