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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
$18.99
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.

Martin...

Item No. 9780786807147
$17.99
Martin's Big Words (Paperback)
Rappaport, Doreen
This 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.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time. Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of...

Item No. 9781423106357
$8.99
Visiting Langston
Willie Perdomo and Bryan Collier
A wonderful picture book introduction to a legendary American writer

It’s a special day when a little girl and her father go to visit the house where the great poet Langston Hughes lived—especially when the little girl is a poet herself!

This rhythmic tale is a...
Item No. 9780805078817
$9.99
Abe Lincoln Remembers - PB
Ann Turner and Wendell Minor

A man of wisdom and courage.

President Abraham Lincoln sits alone in the White House one evening in 1865. The war between the states is over at last, and the slaves are free. This man has come a long way from his small log cabin in Kentucky. What is he thinking about? What memories run...

Item No. 9780060511074
$5.99
Reaching for the Moon
Buzz Aldrin and Wendell Minor

Perfect for the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing in summer 2019!

It's been fifty years since Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon. But the journey didn't begin when he stepped on board Apollo 11 that fateful day in July 1969. It began the day he was born.

...

Item No. 9780060554477
$7.99
The Leather Apron Club
Jane Yolen and Wendell Minor

Autographed by author Jane Yolen

To Be Autographed by Wendell Minor 11/06

A powerful celebration of libraries from master storyteller Jane Yolen. Benjamin Franklin introduces his son Billy to the Leather Apron Club, where it's love at first page.

When Billy's father Benjamin Franklin announces that Billy and his lazy cousin James will soon have a...

Item No. 9781580897198
$17.99
Day for Rememberin'
Leah Henderson and Floyd Cooper

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 school, his "hard-earned right."
Inspired by true...

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...
Item No. 9780823443314
$18.99
A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams
Bryant, Jen
2009 Caldecott Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book
A Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book
NCTE Notable Children's Book

When he wrote poems, he felt as free as the Passaic River as it rushed to the...

Item No. 9780802853028
$18.00
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 Thousand Glass Flowers: Marietta Barovier
Turk, Evan
This gorgeous and empowering picture book from award-winning author-illustrator Evan Turk paints the portrait of Marietta Barovier, the groundbreaking Renaissance artisan who helped shape the future of Venetian glassmaking.

Marietta and her family lived on the island of Murano,...

Item No. 9781534410343
$17.99
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
A. Lincoln & Me
Borden, Louise
A special reissue for the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday!
The young narrator of this story shares his birthday with Abraham Lincoln, has the same tall, lanky frame with big hands and feet, and gets teased at school similar to the way Lincoln was criticized by the public...
Item No. 9780439862776
$6.99
Abe's Honest Words (Softcover)
Rappaport, Doreen
Told in Doreen Rappaport's accessible, absorbing prose, and brought to life in powerful illustrations by Kadir Nelson, Abe's Honest Words is an epic portrait of a truly great American president.

From the time he was a young boy roaming the forests of the unsettled Midwest, Abraham...

Item No. 9781484749586
$8.99
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
Amelia to Zora: 26 Women who Changed the World
Chin-Lee, Cynthia
Twenty-six amazing women; twenty-six amazing stories. From writers to scientists, sports figures to politicians, this diverse collection highlights women who changed the world. Celebrating twenty-six unique voices, visions, and victories, Amelia to Zora, introduces children to the scope of...
Item No. 9781570915239
$7.95
As Good as Anybody (Softcover)
Michelson, Richard

Autographed by Raúl Colón

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
$7.99
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
Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote
The perfect read for the one-hundredth anniversary of the nineteenth amendment and in advance of the upcoming presidential election, this inspiring picture book from United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand shares the stories of ten suffragists who fought for women's right to vote.
...
Item No. 9780525579014
$18.99
Book Rescuer
Macy, Sue
Recipient of a Sydney Taylor Book Award for Younger Readers
An ALA Notable Book
A Bank Street Best Book of the Year

"Text and illustration meld beautifully." --The New York Times
"Stunning."​ --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)...

Item No. 9781481472203
$17.99
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