A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider–The Story of E. B. White by Barbara Herkert

Back of book: When young Elwyn White lay in bed as a sickly child, a bold house mouse befriended him. When the time came for kindergarten, an anxious Elwyn longed for the farm, where animal friends awaited him at the end of each day. Propelled by his fascination with the outside world, he began toContinue reading “A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider–The Story of E. B. White by Barbara Herkert”

Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World By Laurie Lawlor

  Back of Book:   This is a biography of the pioneering environmentalist. Her name was Rachel Carson.  “Once you are aware of the wonder and beauty of earth, you will want to learn about it,”. She wrote Silent Spring, the book that woke people up to the harmful impact humans were having on ourContinue reading “Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World By Laurie Lawlor”

The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams By Tanya Lee Stone

Back of Book: Jane Addams. At a young age, Addams became aware that not all people had the advantages in life that she enjoyed, and she was determined to “find a way to fix the world.” Because of the influence of her enlightened father, she went to college at a time when most women didn’t.Continue reading “The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams By Tanya Lee Stone”

Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller By Doreen Rappaport

This picture book biography is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world’s most influential luminaries. With her signature style of prose laced with stirring quotes, Doreen Rappaport brings to life Helen Keller’s poignant narrative. Acclaimed illustrator Matt Tavares beautifully captures the dynamism and verve of Helen Keller’sContinue reading “Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller By Doreen Rappaport”

Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas By Gwendolyn Hooks

Back of Book: Vivien Thomas’s greatest dream was to attend college to study medicine. But after the stock market crashed in 1929, Vivien lost all his savings. Then he heard about a job opening at the Vanderbilt University medical school under the supervision of Dr. Alfred Blalock. Vivien knew that the all-white school would neverContinue reading “Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas By Gwendolyn Hooks”

John Ronald’s Dragons: The Story of J. R. R. Tolkien By

Back of Book: John Ronald loved dragons. He liked to imagine dragons when he was alone, and with his friends, and especially when life got hard or sad. After his mother died and he had to live with a cold-hearted aunt, he looked for dragons. He searched for them at his boarding school. And whenContinue reading “John Ronald’s Dragons: The Story of J. R. R. Tolkien By”

Margaret and the Moon By Dean Robbins

Back of Book: Margaret Hamilton loved numbers as a young girl. She knew how many miles it was to the moon (and how many back). She loved studying algebra and geometry and calculus and using math to solve problems in the outside world. Soon math led her to MIT and then to helping NASA putContinue reading “Margaret and the Moon By Dean Robbins”