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Dave the Potter
Hill, Laban Carrick
A Caldecott HonorA Coretta Scott King Award Winner

An award-winning celebration of an American hero
Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet, and potter living in South Carolina in the 1800s. He combined his superb artistry with deeply observant...
Item No. 9780316107310
$19.99
Martin's Big Words (Hardcover)
Rappaport, Doreen
ThisCaldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Honor, and New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words.

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Item No. 9780786807147
$18.99
Martin's Big Words (Paperback)
Rappaport, Doreen
ThisCaldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Honor, and New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words.

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Item No. 9781423106357
$8.99
A Day for Rememberin'
Henderson, Leah
Leah Henderson's picture book A Day for Rememberin' is a moving tribute to the little-known history behind the first Memorial Day, illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award winner Floyd Cooper.

Today is a special day. Eli knows it's important if he's allowed to miss one second of...

Item No. 9781419736308
$18.99
A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech that Inspired a Nation
Wittenstein, Barry
As a new generation of activists demands an end to racism, A Place to Land reflects on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the movement that it galvanized.

Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
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Item No. 9780823443314
$18.99
A Sweet Smell of Roses

There's a sweet, sweet smell in the air as two young girls sneak out of their house, down the street, and across town to where men and women are gathered, ready to march for freedom and justice.
Inspired by the countless young people who took a stand against the forces of injustice...

Item No. 9780689832529
$19.99
A Woman for President - Autographed Hardcover
Kathleen Krull & Jane Dyer
Autographed by illustrator Jane Dyer
Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to do many things: the first woman to own a newspaper, to speak before Congress, and to have a seat on the stock exchange. But her boldest act was...
Item No. AUTOJD18
$16.95
A Woman For President - Hardcover
Kathleen Krull


In 1872, American women couldn’t vote, but they could run for president.

Can you name the first woman to run for president, or the first woman
to have a seat on the stock exchange? Do you know the first woman
to own a newspaper or to speak before Congress?...
Item No. 9780802789082
$16.95
Amelia & Eleanor
Ryan, Pam Muñoz
An extraordinary picture book from Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan and Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick about two heroines, national treasures, and close friends, Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt!

Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt were birds of a feather. Not only were...
Item No. 9780590960755
$19.99
As Good as Anybody (Softcover)
Michelson, Richard


MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality.Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued by racial discrimination. He aimed to put a stop to it. He became a minister like his...

Item No. 9780385753876
$8.99
Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky
Ringgold, Faith
Illus. in full color. Cassie, who flew above New York in "Tar Beach,"
soars into the sky once more. This time, she and her brother Be Be meet a train
full of people, and Be Be joins them. But the train departs before Cassie can
climb aboard. With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie...
Item No. 9780517885437
$6.99
Back of the Bus
Reynolds, Aaron
It's December 1, 1955.

A boy and his mother are riding the bus in Montgomery, Alabama like any other day--way in the back of the bus. The boy passes time by watching his marble roll up and down the aisle with the motion of the bus...

Until a big commotion breaks out from way up front...

Item No. 9780147510587
$8.99
Barack Obama (with Autographed Bookplate)
Grimes, Nikki

All purchases include a free autographed Nikki Grimes Bookplate, as supplies last.

Barack Obama is the story of an exceptional man, as told by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Bryan Collier, winners of the Coretta Scott King Award.

Ever since Barack Obama was young, Hope has lived inside him. From the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of Chicago, from the jungles of...

Item No. 9781416971443
$18.99
Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Dream and You
Weatherford, Carole Boston

You can be a King. Stamp out hatred. Put your foot down and walk tall.

You can be a King. Beat the drum for justice. March to your own conscience.

Featuring a dual narrative of the key moments of Dr. King's life alongside a modern class as the students learn about him, Carole...

Item No. 9780802723680
$17.99
Before She Was Harriet
Cline-Ransome, Lesa

A 2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book

Who was Harriet Tubman before she was Harriet?

We know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names. As General Tubman she was a Union spy. As Moses she led hundreds to freedom on the Underground Railroad. As Minty she was a slave whose spirit...

Item No. 9780823420476
$18.99
Black Elk's Vision: A Lakota Story
Nelson, S D
Black Elk's Vision is a stunning picture book biography of the celebrated Lakota-Oglala medicine man from award-winning author and illustrator S. D. Nelson.

Black Elk (1863-1950) was a Lakota-Oglala medicine man and a cousin of Crazy Horse. This biographical account...

Item No. 9781419715280
$9.99
Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom
Weatherford, Carole Boston
A 2021 Newbery Honor Book

In a moving, lyrical tale about the cost and fragility of freedom, a New York Times best-selling author and an acclaimed artist follow the life of a man who courageously shipped himself out of slavery.

What have I to fear?
My...

Item No. 9780763691561
$17.99
Boy Oh Boy
Leek, Cliff
Meet 30 positive male role models from throughout history. From activists like Mahatma Gandhi and Frederick Douglass to creative innovators like Prince and David Hockney, these men have fought conventional stereotypes to prove that modern-day masculinity can be defined freely.

Instead...

Item No. 9781786038753
$22.99
Boycott Blues
Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney present a poignant, blues-infused tribute to the men and women of the Montgomery bus boycott, who refused to give up until they got justice. "Color and movement are vibrant components in this extraordinary book about Rosa Parks's...

Item No. 9780060821180
$17.99
Brave Girl
Markel, Michelle

The true story of the young immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history. This picture book biography about the plight of immigrants in America in the early 1900s and the timeless fight for equality and justice should not be missed.

When Clara...

Item No. 9780061804427
$17.99
Chef Edna
Noel, Melvina
Featuring gorgeous color illustrations by Coretta Scott King- and Caldecott-honor recipient Cozbi A. Cabrera, Melvina Noel's Chef Edna is a warm and inviting picture book portrait of African American culinary legend Edna Lewis, who brought Southern cooking to the masses.

Edna...

Item No. 9781951836399
$18.99
Claudette Colvin
Phillip M Hoose
“When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can’t sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.’” – Claudette Colvin

On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give...
Item No. 9780374313227
$19.95
Cloth Lullaby: Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois
Novesky, Amy
Award-winning creators, Amy Novesky and Isabelle Arsenault, present a picture book biography of a beloved artist in Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois.

Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) was a world-renowned modern artist noted for her sculptures made of wood, steel,...

Item No. 9781419718816
$18.95
Coco and the Little Black Dress
Van Haeringen, Annemarie
"utterly endearing."- Kirkus Reviews

For the youngest fashionistas, a picture book biography of the famous designer Coco Chanel.

"Hurry up! You may only go to bed when all the sheets are ironed." Little Coco grew up in the orphanage and had to work hard for a living sewing...

Item No. 9780735842397
$16.95
Coretta: Autobiography of Mrs. Coretta Scott King
King, Coretta Scott
Adapted from her adult memoir, this is the autobiography of Coretta Scott King--wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., founder of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (the King Center), and twentieth-century American civil and human rights activist.
Item No. 9781250167101
$18.99