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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.

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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 nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a...

Item No. 9780061804427
$17.99
Bravo: Poems About Amazing Hispanics
Engle, Margarita

Musician, botanist, baseball player, pilot--the Latinos featured in this collection, Bravo!, come from many different countries and from many different backgrounds. Celebrate their accomplishments and their contributions to a collective history and a community that continues to evolve and...

Item No. 9780805098761
$18.99
Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix
Lee, June Jo
Chef Roy Choi calls himself a "street cook."
He wants outsiders, low-riders,
kids, teens, shufflers and skateboarders,
to have food cooked with care, with love,
with sohn maash.

Sohn maash is the flavors in our fingertips. It is the love and cooking talent that...

Item No. 9780983661597
$18.95
Child of the Civil Rights Movement
Shelton, Paula Young

Autographed by Raúl Colón

In this Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a child's unique perspective to an important chapter in America's history. Paula grew up in the deep south, in a world where whites had and...

Item No. 9780385376068
$7.99
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
Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) was a world-renowned modern artist noted for her sculptures made of wood, steel, stone, and cast rubber. Her most famous spider sculpture, Maman, stands more than 30 feet high. Just as spiders spin and repair their webs, Louise's own mother was a weaver of...
Item No. 9781419718816
$18.95
Counting the Stars-Autographed
Cline-Ransome, Lesa

Autographed by Raúl Colón

"A detail-rich picture book." --Kirkus Reviews
"Straightforward and inviting." --School Library Journal

From award-winning author Lesa Cline-Ransome and acclaimed illustrator Raúl Colón comes the sensitive, informative, and inspiring picture book...

Item No. 9781534404755
$17.99
Crossing on Time
Macaulay, David

David Macaulay, co-creator of the international bestseller The Way Things Work, brings his signature curiosity and detailing to the story of the steamship in this meticulously researched and stunningly illustrated book.

Prior to the 1800s, ships crossing the Atlantic...

Item No. 9781596434776
$24.99
Dancing Hands
Engle, Margarita
Winner of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award
A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book

In soaring words and stunning illustrations, Margarita Engle and Rafael López tell the story of Teresa Carreño, a child prodigy who played piano for Abraham Lincoln.

As a little...

Item No. 9781481487405
$17.99
Elizabeth Warren
Wood, Susan
ILA CBC Children's Choices List
NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People

Elizabeth Warren shares the incredible story of the first female senator of Massachusetts. Elizabeth came from a struggling middle-class family in Oklahoma City. After a heart attack put...

Item No. 9781419731624
$18.99
Fallingwater
Egan Smucker, Anna

In Bear Run, Pennsylvania, a home unlike any other perches atop a waterfall. The water's tune plays differently in each of its sunlight-dappled rooms; the structure itself blends effortlessly into the rock and forest behind it. This is Fallingwater, a masterpiece equally informed by meticulous...

Item No. 9781596437180
$18.99
Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee
Leung, Julie
Discover an inspiring picture book biography about Hazel Ying Lee, the first Chinese American woman to fly for the US military.

Hazel Ying Lee was born fearless--she was not afraid of anything, and the moment she took her first airplane ride, she knew where she belonged. When people...

Item No. 9780759554955
$18.99
Sis, Peter
Illus. in full color. The 15th century comes alive in this splendidly original picture book about Christopher Columbus. "The illustrations, executed in a variety of media, show scenes from the explorer's life as well as some imaginary creatures that populated the Europeans' picture of the outside...
Item No. 9780679806288
$15.95
Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History
Walter Dean Myers and Floyd Cooper

The go-to Frederick Douglass biography for younger students" (Booklist starred review).

In this powerful picture book biography, New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers and acclaimed artist Floyd Cooper take readers on an inspiring journey...

Item No. 9780060277093
$17.99
Freedom Like Sunlight
Lewis, J Patrick
In this unique poetry collection, J. Patrick Lewis's words are transformed by John Thompson's artwork into unforgettable images of beauty and bravery, revealing the experience of courage and human struggle in the lives of 13 inspiring African Americans, from track star Jesse Owens to jazz legend...
Item No. 9780898129731
$9.99
Freedom Over Me
Bryan, Ashley
Newbery Honor Book
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book

Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, Ashley Bryan offers a moving and powerful picture book that contrasts the monetary value of a person with the...

Item No. 9781481456906
$17.99
Freedom Summer
Wiles, Deborah
John Henry swims better than anyone I know.
He crawls like a catfish,
blows bubbles like a swamp monster,
but he doesn't swim in the town pool with me.
He's not allowed.

Joe and John Henry are a lot alike. They both like shooting marbles, they both want to...
Item No. 9780689878299
$7.99
Gandhi
Demi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known by his followers as Mahatma -- or great soul -- was born in India in 1869 and grew up to become one of the most influential and well-respected political and social leaders the world has ever known.
An adamant idealist and a courageous thinker, Gandhi...
Item No. 9780689841491
$21.99
Goldie Takes a Stand: Golda Meir's First Crusade
Krasner, Barbara

Even at the age of nine, little Golda Meir was known for being a leader. As the president of the American Young Sisters Society, she organizes her friends to raise money to buy textbooks for immigrant classmates. A glimpse at the early life of Israel's first female prime minister, who was born...

Item No. 9781467712019
$7.95
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Vennema, Peter

She was a queen whose strong will, shrewd diplomacy, religious tolerance and great love for her subjects won the hearts of her people and the admiration of her enemies.

Elizabeth was born into an age of religious strife, in which plots and factions were everywhere and private beliefs could...

Item No. 9780688179618
$17.99
Grandfather Gandhi
Hegedus, Bethany
Mahatma Gandhi's grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace.

How could he--a Gandhi--be so easy to anger?

One thick, hot day, Arun Gandhi travels with...

Item No. 9781442423657
$18.99
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America
Pinkney, Andrea
HAND IN HAND presents the stories of ten men from different eras in American history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from slavery to the modern day. The stories are accessible, fully-drawn narratives offering the subjects' childhood influences, the time and place in which they lived,...
Item No. 9781423142577
$19.99
Krull, Kathleen
Cesar Chavez is known as one of America's greatest civil rights leaders. When he led a 340-mile peaceful protest march through California, he ignited a cause and improved the lives of thousands of migrant farmworkers. But Cesar wasn't always a leader. As a boy, he was shy and teased at school. His...
Item No. 9780152014377
$17.99