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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
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
Mandela
Cooper, Floyd
Few figures have inspired as much respect or admiration as Nelson Mandela. From his childhood in the South African countryside, to his election as the first black president in South Africa's history, Mandela's extra-ordinary life is a story of courage, persistence, hope and belief. Celebrated...
Item No. 9780698118164
$6.99
Marie Curie
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel
In this international bestseller from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Marie Curie, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist.

When Marie was young, she was unable to go to college because she was a woman. But when she was older, her scientific...

Item No. 9781847809629
$14.99
Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
Pinkney, Andrea Davis
They were each born with the gift of gospel.

Martin's voice kept people in their seats, but also sent their praises soaring.
Mahalia's voice was brass-and-butter - strong and smooth at the same time.

With Martin's sermons and Mahalia's songs, folks were free to shout, to...

Item No. 9780316070133
$17.99
Martin Rising: Requiem for a King
Pinkney, Andrea Davis

A Washington Post Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
A School Library JournalBest Book of the Year

* Unique and remarkable. --Publishers...

Item No. 9780545702539
$19.99
Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines
Harvey, Jeanne Walker

The bold story of Maya Lin, the visionary artist-architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

You may be familiar with the iconic Vietnam Veterans Memorial. But do you know about the artist-architect who created this landmark?

As a child, Maya Lin loved to study the...

Item No. 9781250112491
$18.99
Minty (Softcover)
Schroeder, Alan
They called her Minty.

When she grew up, she became Harriet Tubman, the courageous and heroic woman who helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom through the Underground Railroad. But she was just a little girl for a while--and this is her story. Minty, short for Araminta, was a feisty and...

Item No. 9780140561968
$8.99
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
Weatherford, Carole Boston
A Caldecott Honor BookA Coretta Scott King Award Winner
In this award-winning book, acclaimed author Carole Boston Weatherford and bestselling artist Kadir Nelson offer a resounding, reverent tribute to Harriet Tubman, the woman who earned the name Moses for her heroic...
Item No. 9780786851751
$18.99
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led-Autographed
Carole Boston Weatherford and Kadir Nelson

A Caldecott Honor BookA Coretta Scott King Award Winner
In this award-winning book, acclaimed author Carole Boston Weatherford and bestselling artist Kadir Nelson offer a resounding, reverent tribute to Harriet Tubman, the woman who earned the name Moses for her...

Item No. AUTOKN1
$18.99
My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
King, Martin Luther

What was it like growing up as a son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? This picture book memoir, My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King III, provides insight into one of history's most fascinating families and into a special bond between father and son....

Item No. 9780060280758
$17.99
My Name is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Brown, Monica

Autographed by Raúl Colón

This picture-book biography of Gabriel Garcia Mrquez (One Hundred Years of Solitude) traces the Nobel Prize-winning novelists life from his childhood in Colombia to today, using the imagery from his eclectic novels. Full color.

Item No. 9780873589345
$15.95
My Name is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth
Turner, Ann

The remarkable true story of how former slave Isabella Baumfree transformed herself into the preacher and orator Sojourner Truth, an iconic figure of the abolitionist and women's rights movements.

Written in the fiery and eloquent voice of Sojourner Truth herself, My...

Item No. 9780060758981
$17.99
My Uncle Martin's Big Heart
Watkins, Angela Farris
A moving portrait of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. from his niece

My Uncle Martin's Big Heart is a story about love: love between a young girl and her uncle, and all the love she sees her uncle share--with his family members, with his church congregation, and with...

Item No. 9780810989757
$18.95
Nelson Mandela
Nelson, Kadir

This stunning picture book biography of Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson is a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor award.

In this lush, acclaimed book, award-winning author-illustrator Kadir Nelson tells the story of global icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson...

Item No. 9780061783746
$17.99
Nelson Mandela PB
Nelson, Kadir

This stunning picture book biography of Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson is a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor award.

In this lush, acclaimed book, award-winning author-illustrator Kadir Nelson tells the story of global icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson...

Item No. 9780061783777
$8.99
Bolden, Tonya
Discover the incredible true story of how one of history's most successful potato farmers began life as a slave and worked until he was named the "Potato King of the World"!

Junius G. Groves came from humble beginnings in the Bluegrass State. Born in Kentucky into slavery, freedom came...

Item No. 9780385752763
$17.99
Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous
Keene, Adrienne
An accessible and educational illustrated book profiling 50 notable American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people, from NBA star Kyrie Irving of the Standing Rock Lakota to Wilma Mankiller, the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation

Celebrate the lives,...

Item No. 9781984857941
$18.99
On a Beam of Light (Softcover)
Berne, Jennifer
Travel along with Einstein on a journey full of curiosity, laughter, and scientific discovery. Parents and children alike will appreciate this moving story of the powerful difference imagination can make in any life.
Item No. 9781452152110
$7.99
Anne Rockwell

A powerful picture book biography of one of the abolitionist movement's most compelling voices.

Sojourner Truth traveled the country in the latter half of the 19th century, speaking out against slavery. She told of a slave girl who was sold three times by age 13, who was beaten for...

Item No. 9780440417668
$7.99
Our Abe Lincoln
Aylesworth, Jim

Last chance! This book is out-of-print and we don't have many copies left. Get it while you can!

At last! A book about Lincoln for K-1-- by an award-winning and bestselling author and artist team!
Wise Abe Lincoln said, "No More!" to slavery,
"No More!" to slavery,
"No More!" to slavery,
Wise Abe Lincoln said, "No More!" to slavery,
Many brave days ago.
This...
Item No. 9780439925488
$16.99
Our Children Can Soar
Cook, Michelle

This unique picture book is part history, part poetry, and entirely inspirational. It takes the reader step by simple step through the cumulative story of the US Civil Rights Movement, showing how select pioneers' achievements led up to the landmark moment when we elected our first black...

Item No. 9781599907833
$8.99
Paperboy-PB
Kroeger, Mary Kay

"The big story here is is the 1927 Jack Dempsey-Gene Tunney fight for the World Heavyweight Championship in Chicago. The small story, though, is about Willie Brinkman, a paperboy on a 'small potatoes' corner in Cincinnati. . . . An engaging work that will bring home, through well-chosen details...

Item No. 9780618111428
$6.95