Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968 By Alice Faye Duncan

Back of Book: In February 1968, two African American sanitation workers were killed by unsafe equipment in Memphis, Tennessee. Outraged at the city’s refusal to recognize a labor union that would fight for higher pay and safer working conditions, sanitation workers went on strike. The strike lasted two months, during which Dr. Martin Luther KingContinue reading “Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968 By Alice Faye Duncan”

Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride Pam Munoz Ryan

Back of Book: On a brisk and cloudless evening in April 1933, Amelia and Eleanor did the unprecedented: They stole away from a White House dinner, commandeered an Eastern Air Transport jet, and took off on a glorious adventure–while still dressed in their glamorous evening gowns! This picture book tour de force celebrates the pioneeringContinue reading “Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride Pam Munoz Ryan”

Grandad Mandela Ambassador Zindzi Mandela,Zazi and Ziwelene Mandela, & Zondwa Mandela

Back of Book: Nelson Mandela’s two great-grandchildren ask their grandmother, Mandela’s youngest daughter, 15 questions about their grandad – the global icon of peace and forgiveness who spent 27 years in prison. They learn that he was a freedom fighter who put down his weapons for the sake of peace, and who then became theContinue reading “Grandad Mandela Ambassador Zindzi Mandela,Zazi and Ziwelene Mandela, & Zondwa Mandela”

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton

//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=tf_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=jensbooktalk-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1580892973&asins=1580892973&linkId=7cfa82c5d66e7ad9ffb64872e884c81d&show_border=false&link_opens_in_new_window=false&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff“>cl Back of Book: You know the Super Soaker. It’s one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy. A love for rockets, robots, inventions,Continue reading “Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton”

Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America by Kathi Appelt

    Back of Book: Bluebonnets and lady’s slippers, larkspurs and blazing stars, black-eyed Susans and Granny’s nightcaps. From a lonely childhood in the Piney Woods of East Texas to an exciting life in the White House, Lady Bird Johnson loved these wildflowers with all her heart. They were her companions in her youth, greetingContinue reading “Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America by Kathi Appelt”

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles by Patricia Valdez

Back of Book: Back in the days of long skirts and afternoon teas, young Joan Procter entertained the most unusual party guests: slithery and scaly ones, who turned over teacups and crawled past the crumpets…. While other girls played with dolls, Joan preferred the company of reptiles. She carried her favorite lizard with her everywhere–sheContinue reading “Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles by Patricia Valdez”

The United States v. Jackie Robinson By Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Back of Book: Jackie Robinson broke boundaries as the first African American player in Major League Baseball. But long before Jackie changed the world in a Dodger uniform, he did it in an army uniform. As a soldier during World War II, Jackie experienced segregation every day—separate places for black soldiers to sit, to eat,Continue reading “The United States v. Jackie Robinson By Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen”

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists)

Back of Book: When young Temple was diagnosed with autism, no one expected her to talk, let alone become one of the most powerful voices in modern science. Yet, the determined visual thinker did just that. Her unique mind allowed her to connect with animals in a special way, helping her invent groundbreaking improvements forContinue reading “The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists)”

Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala by Lina Maslo

  Back of Book:   When Malala Yousafzai was born, people shook their heads because girls were considered bad luck. But her father looked into her eyes and knew she could do anything.   In Pakistan, people said girls should not be educated. But Malala and her father were not afraid. She secretly went toContinue reading “Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala by Lina Maslo”

Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind by Cynthia Grady

Back of Book: When Executive Order 9066 is enacted after the attack at Pearl Harbor, children’s librarian Clara Breed’s young Japanese American patrons are to be sent to prison camp. Before they are moved, Breed asks the children to write her letters and gives them books to take with them. Through the three years ofContinue reading “Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind by Cynthia Grady”