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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
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 way for...

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
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...

Item No. 9781534410978
$18.99
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
Dr 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 continues to...

Item No. 9780375858871
$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
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
Rappaport, Doreen
A powerfully moving, authentic portrait of the Statue of Liberty, told through the eyes of those who created her and illustrated in glorious detail.

"Soon America will be one hundred years old. I share my dream of a birthday gift."

It begins in 1865 as a romantic idea, but ten years...

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
Leif the Lucky (Hardcover)
D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin

Considered one of the finest works of Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, Leif the Lucky will delight both children and adults with the story of Leif, son of Erik the Red, who sailed with his father and a Viking crew to Greenland and then farther west to the continent of America.

In...

Item No. 9780816695454
$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
Coretta Scott King Honor Award for Illustration2019

I couldn't play on the same playground as the white kids.
I couldn't go to their schools.
I couldn't drink from their water fountains.
There were so many things I couldn't do....

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.
Her...

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 my name's Stephen...

Item No. 9781481420952
$17.99
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
Looking at Lincoln (Hardcover)
Maira Kalman

Abraham Lincoln is one of the first giants of history children are introduced to, and now Maira Kalman brings him to life with her trademark style and enthusiasm. Lincoln's legacy is everywhere - there he is on your penny and five-dollar bill. And we are still the United States because Lincoln...

Item No. 9780399240393
$17.99
Mae Among the Stars
Ahmed, Roda

A beautiful picture book for sharing and marking special occasions such as graduation, inspired by the life of the first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison. An Amazon Best Book of the Month!

A great classroom and bedtime read-aloud, Mae Among the...

Item No. 9780062651730
$17.99
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Frier, Raphaële
Malala Yousafzai stood up to the Taliban and fought for the right for all girls to receive an education. When she was just fifteen-years old, the Taliban attempted to kill Malala, but even this did not stop her activism. At age eighteen Malala became the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel...
Item No. 9781580897853
$17.99
Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Bright
Myers, Walter Dean

"A compelling account. A perfect blend of well-written text and well-executed illustrations." (School Library Journal starred review)

Award-winning author Walter Dean Myers, together with illustrator Leonard Jenkins, delivers a compelling portrayal of one...

Item No. 9780060562014
$7.99
Mama Africa!
Erskine, Kathryn

An inspiring picture-book biography of iconic singer and activist Miriam Makeba by National Book Award winner Kathryn Erskine.

Miriam Makeba, a Grammy Award-winning South African singer, rose to fame in the hearts of her people at the pinnacle of apartheid--a brutal system of...

Item No. 9780374303013
$18.99