Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles By Michelle Meadows Illustrated by Ebony Glenn

Back of Book:Before she was a record-breaking gymnast competing on the world stage, Simone Biles spent time in foster care as a young child. Nimble and boundlessly energetic, she cherished every playground and each new backyard.When she was six years old, Simone’s family took shape in a different way. Her grandparents Ron and Nellie BilesContinue reading “Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles By Michelle Meadows Illustrated by Ebony Glenn”

Stompin’ at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of Drums By Moira Rose Donohue & Illustrated By Laura Freeman

Back of Book:Though a disability stunted his growth and left him with a hunched back, William Henry “Chick” Webb did not let that get in the way of his musical pursuits. Even as a young child, Chick saw the world as one big drum, pounding out rhythms on everything from stair railings to pots andContinue reading “Stompin’ at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of Drums By Moira Rose Donohue & Illustrated By Laura Freeman”

Swish!: The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters By Suzanne Slade & Don Tate

Back of Book: In this book, you will find one-finger ball-spinning, rapid-fire mini-dribbling, and a ricochet headshot! You will find skilled athletes, expert players, and electrifying performers — all rolled into one! You will find nonstop, give-it-all-you’ve-got, out-to-win-it, sky’s-the-limit BASKETBALL! You will find The Harlem Globetrotters, who played the most groundbreaking, breathtaking ball the world hadContinue reading “Swish!: The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters By Suzanne Slade & Don Tate”

William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad Written & Illustrated By Don Tate

Back of Book:William Still’s parents escaped slavery but had to leave two of their children behind, a tragedy that haunted the family. As a young man, William went to work for the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, where he raised money, planned rescues, and helped freedom seekers who had traveled north. And then one day, a strangelyContinue reading “William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad Written & Illustrated By Don Tate”

The Teachers March!: How Selma’s Teachers Changed History By Sandra Neil Wallace & Rich Wallace illustrated by Charly Palmer

Back of Book:Reverend F.D. Reese was a leader of the Voting Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama. As a teacher and principal, he recognized that his colleagues were viewed with great respect in the city. Could he convince them to risk their jobs–and perhaps their lives–by organizing a teachers-only march to the county courthouse to demandContinue reading “The Teachers March!: How Selma’s Teachers Changed History By Sandra Neil Wallace & Rich Wallace illustrated by Charly Palmer”

Nana Akua Goes to School By Tricia Elam Walker & April Harrison

Back of Book:It is Grandparents Day at Zura’s elementary school, and the students are excited to introduce their grandparents and share what makes them special. Aleja’s grandfather is a fisherman. Bisou’s grandmother is a dentist. But Zura’s Nana, who is her favorite person in the world, looks a little different from other grandmas. Nana AkuaContinue reading “Nana Akua Goes to School By Tricia Elam Walker & April Harrison”

The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne By Lesa Cline-Ransome & John Parra

Back of Book:Ethel Payne always had an ear for stories. Seeking truth, justice, and equality, Ethel followed stories from her school newspaper in Chicago to Japan during World War II. It even led her to the White House briefing room, where she broke barriers as the only black female journalist. Ethel wasn’t afraid to askContinue reading “The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne By Lesa Cline-Ransome & John Parra”