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Hidden Figures: True Story
Shetterly, Margot Lee

Based on the New York Times bestselling book and the Academy Award-nominated movie, author Margot Lee Shetterly and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award winner Laura Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space...

Item No. 9780062742469
$17.99
Hillary
Winter, Jonah

Autographed by Raúl Colón

In this beautiful and empowering picture-book biography of presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Times bestselling author Winter and award-winning illustrator Colón illuminate her distinguished life and career. This stunning project follows Clinton from her early years as...

Item No. 9780553533880
$17.99
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Markel, Michelle

In the spirit of Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope and Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride comes an inspiring portrait of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first female presidential nominee in United States history: a girl who fought to make a difference--and paved the...

Item No. 9780062381224
$17.99
Hot Pink: The Life & Fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli
Susan Goldman Rubin
Shocking pink—hot pink, as it is called today—was the signature color of Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973) and perhaps her greatest contribution to the fashion world. Schiaparelli was one of the most innovative designers in the early 20th century. Many design elements that are taken for granted...
Item No. 9781419716423
$21.95
House That Jane Built
Stone, Tanya Lee

This is the story of Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, who transformed a poor neighborhood in Chicago by opening up her house as a community center.

Ever since she was a little girl, Jane Addams hoped to help people in need. She wanted to live...

Item No. 9780805090499
$17.99
How to Build a Hug-Autographed
Tourville, Jacqueline

Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville, and Giselle Potter come together to tell the inspiring story of autism advocate Dr. Temple Grandin and her brilliant invention: the hug machine.

As a young girl, Temple...

Item No. AUTOJT1
$18.99
How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin
Tourville, Jacqueline
Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville, and Giselle Potter come together to tell the inspiring story of autism advocate Dr. Temple Grandin and her brilliant invention: the hug machine.

As a young girl, Temple Grandin loved folding paper kites, making obstacle courses, and building lean-tos...

Item No. 9781534410978
$18.99
I Am an American: The Wong Kim Ark Story - Autographed
Lin, Grace
An ALA Notable Book for Children

He challenged the Supreme Court on his right to be called citizen--and won

When American-born Wong Kim Ark returns home to San Francisco after a visit to China, he's stopped and told he cannot enter: he isn't American. What happens next...

Item No. 9780316426923
$18.99
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I Am Not a Label: 30 Disabled Artists
Burnell, Cerrie
* 2021 EUREKA! Nonfiction Children's Honor Book

"An inclusive and upbeat collection ideal for classrooms and libraries." - School Library Journal

In this stylishly illustrated biography anthology, meet 34 artists, thinkers, athletes, and activists with disabilities...

Item No. 9780711247451
$23.99
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
Debbie Levy

Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—in the first picture book about her life—as she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable!

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing...

Item No. 9781481465595
$18.99
I Have a Dream-Autographed
King, Martin Luther

Experience history with this picture book of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic speech, including an audio CD. This Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book will inspire young readers!

From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King: "My father's dream...

Item No. AUTOKN3
$18.99
Ida B. Wells, Voice of Truth
Duster, Michelle

Ida B. Wells, Voice of Truth is an inspiring picture book biography of the groundbreaking journalist and civil rights activist as told by her great-granddaughter Michelle Duster and illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award Honoree artist Laura Freeman.

Ida B. Wells was an...

Item No. 9781250239464
$18.99
Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told
Myers, Walter Dean

An important and inspiring book. (School Library Journal starred review)

Ida B. Wells worked bravely as an activist, educator, writer, journalist, suffragette, and pioneering voice against the horror of lynching. An inspiration for generations of civil...

Item No. 9780060544683
$7.99
In the Garden With Dr. Carver
Grigsby, Susan
Sally is a young girl living in rural Alabama in the early 1900s, a time when people were struggling to grow food in soil that had been depleted by years of cotton production. One day, Dr. George Washington Carver shows up to help the grown-ups with their farms and the children with their school...
Item No. 9780807536308
$16.99
In the Spirit of the Dream
Salazar, Aida

Celebratory, triumphant, and inspiring, In the Spirit of a Dream is a tribute to American immigrants of color, written in poems and illustrated by 13 first- and second-generation immigrant artists.

In the spirit of a dream, many immigrants of color set out...

Item No. 9781338552874
$18.99
John Lewis in the Lead
Benson, Kathleen
A biography of John Lewis, one of the "Big Six" civil rights leaders of the 1960s, focusing on his involvement in Freedom Rides, the March on Washington, and the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

How does an Alabama sharecropper's son grow up to help...

Item No. 9781600608490
$12.95
Juneteenth Story
Agostini, Alliah L
With colorful illustrations and a timeline, this introductory history of Juneteenth for kids details the evolution of the holiday commemorating the date the enslaved people of Texas first learned of their freedom​.

On June 19, 1865--more than two years after President Lincoln's...

Item No. 9780760375143
$18.99
Lady Liberty (Softcover)
Rappaport, Doreen
"Tributes to the Statue of Liberty abound, but this one stands out for its unusual approach and powerful illustrations."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

It begins in 1865 as a romantic idea, but ten years later Édouard Laboulaye's dream catches fire. Sculptor...

Item No. 9780763671150
$4.99
Land of Big Dreamers
Neil Waldman
From the time Thomas Jefferson wrote "all men are created equal" in 1776, equality has been important to our nation. Yet for much of our history, women, African Americans, Native Americans, and other groups faced unfair treatment. In each generation, brave people who shared Jefferson's dream have...
Item No. 9780822568100
$16.95
Let it Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters
Pinkney, Andrea Davis

2001 Coretta Scott King Honor Book

Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus and sparked a boycott that changed America. Harriet Tubman helped more than three hundred slaves escape the South on the Underground Railroad. Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to...

Item No. 9780547906041
$9.99
Let the Children March
Clark-Robinson, Monica

This powerful picture book introduces young readers to a key event in the struggle for Civil Rights. Winner, Coretta Scott King Honor Award.

In 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, thousands of African American children volunteered to march for their rights after hearing Dr. Martin...

Item No. 9780544704527
$17.99
Lift as You Climb: Story of Ella Baker
Powell, Patricia Hruby

Learn about the civil rights activist Ella Baker in this inspiring picture book from Sibert Honor winner Patricia Hruby Powell and Caldecott Honor winner R. Gregory Christie.

"What do you hope to accomplish?" asked Ella Baker's granddaddy when she was still a child....

Item No. 9781534406230
$17.99
Lift Your Light Higher: Story of Steven Bishop
Henson, Heather
Grab your lantern and follow the remarkable and world-famous Mammoth Cave explorer--and slave--Stephen Bishop as he guides you through the world's largest cave system in this remarkable homage to the resilience of human nature.

Welcome to Mammoth Cave. It's 1840 and Stephen Bishop is the...

Item No. 9781481420952
$17.99
Lightship - Autographed Hardcover

A Siebert Honor Book

You may never have heard of a lightship.

Once, lightships anchored on waters across America, on the oceans and in the Great Lakes, floating where lighthouses could not be built. Smaller than most ships, but more steadfast, too, they held their spots, through calm...

Item No. AUTOBF1
$16.99
Lillian's Right to Vote
Winter, Jonah
An elderly African American woman, en route to vote, remembers her family's tumultuous voting history in this picture book publishing in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

As Lillian, a one-hundred-year-old African American woman, makes a "long haul up a steep...

Item No. 9780385390286
$17.99