Little Libraries, Big Heroes By Miranda Paul

Back of Book:  Todd and his friends love heroes. But in school, Todd doesn’t feel heroic. Reading is hard for him, and he gets scolded for asking too many questions. How will he ever become the kind of hero he admires?  Featuring stunning illustrations that celebrate the diversity of the Little Free Library movement, hereContinue reading “Little Libraries, Big Heroes By Miranda Paul”

A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation By Barry Wittenstein

Back of Book: Martin Luther King, Jr. was once asked if the hardest part of preaching was knowing where to begin. No, he said. The hardest part is knowing where to end. “It’s terrible to be circling up there without a place to land.” Finding this place to land was what Martin Luther King, Jr.Continue reading “A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation By Barry Wittenstein”

Girls with Guts!: The Road to Breaking Barriers and Bashing Records by Debbie Gonzales

Back of Book: A celebration of the strength, endurance, and athleticism of women and girls throughout the ages, Girls With Guts! keeps score with examples of women athletes from the late 1800s up through the 1970s, sharing how women refused to take no for an answer, and how finally, they pushed for a law toContinue reading “Girls with Guts!: The Road to Breaking Barriers and Bashing Records by Debbie Gonzales”

Samuel Morse, That’s Who!: The Story of the Telegraph and Morse Code Tracy Nelson Maurer

Back of Book: Back in the 1800s, information traveled slowly. Who would dream of instant messages? Samuel Morse, that’s who! Who traveled to France, where the famous telegraph towers relayed 10,000 possible codes for messages depending on the signal arm positions―only if the weather was clear? Who imagined a system that would use electric pulsesContinue reading “Samuel Morse, That’s Who!: The Story of the Telegraph and Morse Code Tracy Nelson Maurer”

Hector: A Boy, A Protest, and the Photograph that Changed Apartheid By Adrienne Wright

back of Book: On June 16, 1976, Hector Pieterson, an ordinary boy, lost his life after getting caught up in what was supposed to be a peaceful protest. Black South African students were marching against a new law requiring that they be taught half of their subjects in Afrikaans, the language of the White government.Continue reading “Hector: A Boy, A Protest, and the Photograph that Changed Apartheid By Adrienne Wright”

The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean By Dean Robbins

Back of Book: As a boy, Alan wanted to fly planes. As a young Navy pilot, Alan wished he could paint the view from the cockpit. So he took an art class to learn patterns and forms. But no class could prepare him for the beauty of the lunar surface some 240,000 miles from Earth.Continue reading “The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean By Dean Robbins”

Serena: The Littlest Sister by Karlin Gray

Back of Book: Serena Williams is one of the biggest names in sports, but she grew up the littlest of five girls in her family. While sharing a room and playing tennis with her older sisters, Serena had to figure out how to be her own person―on and off the court. This empowering biography showcasesContinue reading “Serena: The Littlest Sister by Karlin Gray”

When Sue Found Sue: Sue Hendrickson Discovers Her T. Rex By Toni Buzzeo

Back of Book: From a very young age, Sue Hendrickson was meant to find things: lost coins, perfume bottles, even hidden treasure. Her endless curiosity eventually led to her career in diving and paleontology, where she would continue to find things big and small. In 1990, at a dig in South Dakota, Sue made herContinue reading “When Sue Found Sue: Sue Hendrickson Discovers Her T. Rex By Toni Buzzeo”

The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney By Alice B. McGinty

Back of Book: When Venetia Burney’s grandfather reads aloud from the newspaper about a new discovery–a “ninth major planet” that has yet to be named–her eleven-year-old mind starts whirring. She is studying the planets in school and loves Roman mythology. “It might be called Pluto,” she says, thinking of the dark underworld. Grandfather loves theContinue reading “The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney By Alice B. McGinty”

Sweet Dreams, Sarah by Vivian Kirkfield

Back of Book: Sarah E. Goode was one of the first African-American women to get a US patent. Working in her furniture store, she recognized a need for a multi-use bed and through hard work, ingenuity, and determination, invented her unique cupboard bed. She built more than a piece of furniture. She built a lifeContinue reading “Sweet Dreams, Sarah by Vivian Kirkfield”