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Planting Stories
Denise, Anika Aldamuy

RECIPIENT OF THE PURA BELPRÉ HONOR

* A Today Show's Best Kids' Books of 2019 * Indie Next List Pick * Junior Library Guild Selection *

"An...

Item No. 9780062748683
$17.99
Poet: Remarkable Story (Hardcover)
Tate, Don
Award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate celebrates the first southern Black writer to be published in this first-ever picture book biography of George Moses Horton.
George loved words, but he was also enslaved. Forced to work long hours, he was unable to attend school or learn how to read....
Item No. 9781561458257
$16.95
Poet: Remarkable Story (Paperback)
Tate, Don
Award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate celebrates the first southern Black writer to be published in this first-ever picture book biography of George Moses Horton.
George loved words, but he was also enslaved. Forced to work long hours, he was unable to attend school or learn how to read....
Item No. 9781682630624
$8.95
Polka Dot Parade
Blumenthal, Deborah
"Beautifully rendered and told, the book brings to life the work of a gifted 20th-century artist whose creative vision will always be in vogue." Kirkus Reviews, Starred review

This is a moving and impassioned picture book about the iconic fashion photographer Bill Cunningham...

Item No. 9781499806649
$17.99
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes
Herrera, Juan Felipe
An inspiring tribute to Hispanic Americans who have made a positive impact on the world

This visually stunning book showcases twenty Hispanic and Latino American men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and athletics. Gorgeous...

Item No. 9780803738096
$19.99
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk - Autographed
Sanders, Rob


JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION - Celebrate Pride and it's iconic rainbow flag--a symbol of inclusion and acceptance around the world-- with the very first picture book to tell its remarkable and inspiring history!

Pride is a beacon of (technicolor) light. --Entertainment Weekly...

Item No. 9780399555312
$17.99
Pura's Cuentos
Pimentel, Annette Bay
A lyrical, vibrant tribute to the amazing life and legacy of Pura Belpré, a lauded storyteller, librarian, and pioneer of bilingual storytimes

Pura's abuela always has a cuento to share. She crows ¡Qui-qui-ri-quí! for Señor Gallo, booms Borom, Borom for Señor Zapo, and...

Item No. 9781419749414
$18.99
Queer Heroes
Sicardi, Arabelle
* 2019 EUREKA! Honor Award

This beautiful, bold book celebrates the achievements of LGBTQ+ people through history and from around the world--featuring dynamic full-color portraits of a diverse selection of 53 inspirational role models accompanied by short biographies that focus on their...

Item No. 9781786034762
$22.99
Rainbow Revolutionaries
Prager, Sarah

One of Time Out's "LGBTQ+ books for kids to read during Pride Month," this groundbreaking, pop-culture-infused illustrated biography collection takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the lives of fifty...

Item No. 9780062947758
$17.99
Reaching for the Moon
Aldrin, Buzz

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.

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Item No. 9780060554477
$7.99
Richard Wright and the Library Card
Miller, William

This is the true story of the renowned African American author Richard Wright and his determination to borrow books from the public library that turned him away because of his color.

As a young black man in the segregated South of the 1920s, Wright was hungry to explore new worlds through...

Item No. 9781880000885
$7.95
Roanoke The Lost Colony: An Unsolved Mystery from History
Jane Yolen & Heidi E.Y. Stemple & Roger Roth

In 1587 John White was chosen by Sir Walter Raleigh to lead a new colony at Roanoke off the Atlantic coast. After bringing many men, women, and children to the new land, White went back to England to gather supplies for the long winter. But when he finally returned to the fort almost three years...

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Rosa PB
Giovanni, Nikki

Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the events that followed.

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Item No. 9780312376024
$8.99
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Winter, Jonah
A ​New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2017
An ALA/ALSC Notable Children's Book

To become the first female Jewish Supreme Court Justice, the unsinkable Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to overcome countless injustices. Growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and '40s,...

Item No. 9781419725593
$18.95
Ruth Objects: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Rappaport, Doreen

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a trailblazer. A fighter. And a public servant who has dedicated her life to the pursuit of equality.
When Ruth was a young girl, her mother encouraged her to read, be independent, and stand up for what she thought was right. Ruth graduated first in her class...

Item No. 9781484747179
$18.99
Saints Lives & Illuminations - Hardcover
Ruth Sanderson

Saints: Lives and Illuminations presents the stories of forty remarkable people -- martyrs, hermits, miracle workers, scholars, and evangelists -- who were the pioneers of the early Church and who, in the first millennium, spread the Christian faith to the rest of the world.

...

Item No. 9780802852205
$20.00
Saints Lives & Illuminations - Softcover
Ruth Sanderson

"Saints: Lives and Illuminations" presents the stories of forty remarkable people - martyrs, hermits, miracle workers, scholars, and evangelists - who were the pioneers of the early Church and who, in the first millennium, spread the Christian faith to the rest of the world. With brief...

Item No. 9780802853325
$10.00
Saving the Countryside: Story of Beatrix Potter
Marshall, Linda
World Magazine's Picture Book of the Year 2020

"Fans of Beatrix Potter will delight in this tribute to her dedication and talent, encapsulating a legacy that reaches far beyond the pages of her beloved books."-Foreword Reviews in a STARRED REVIEW

"Empowering and...

Item No. 9781499809602
$17.99
Schomburg: Man Who Built a Library
Weatherford, Carole Boston
In luminous paintings and arresting poems, two of children's literature's top African-American scholars track Arturo Schomburg's quest to correct history.

Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked.

Amid the scholars, poets, authors, and artists of the Harlem...

Item No. 9780763680466
$16.99
Separate is Never Equal
Tonatiuh, Duncan
Seven years before Brown v. Board of Education, the Mendez family fought to end segregation in California schools. Discover their incredible story in this picture book from award-winning creator Duncan Tonatiuh

A Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book and Robert F. Sibert Honor...

Item No. 9781419710544
$18.95
Shackleton's Journey

Young, up-and-coming illustrator William Grill weaves a detailed visual narrative of Shackleton's journey to Antarctica.

Grill's beautiful use of colored pencils and vibrant hues effortlessly evokes the adventure and excitement that surrounded the expedition. His impeccably researched...

Item No. 9781909263109
$24.00
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World
Hood, Susan

"Each poem and illustration shines with a personality all its own." --Shelf Awareness (starred review)

"This book has definitely made an impact on my life." --Kitt Shapiro, daughter of Eartha Kitt

Fresh, accessible, and inspiring,...

Item No. 9780062699459
$18.99
She Stood for Freedom
Fairwell, Angela
Joan Trumpauer Mulholland was a white teenager in the South during Segregation who put herself on the front lines of the Civil Rights struggle. This is the first biography about her experiences, published simultaneously in picture book and middle grade editions, detailing the many events she...
Item No. 9781629721767
$17.99
Six Dots: Story of Young Louis Braille
Bryant, Jen
An inspiring picture-book biography of Louis Braille--a blind boy so determined to read that he invented his own alphabet.

**Winner of a Schneider Family Book Award!**

Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live...

Item No. 9780449813379
$17.99
Skyward: Story of Female Pilots in WWII
Deng, Sally
The year is 1927, and in America, England and Russia, three young girls share the dream of becoming pilots. Against the odds, these ambitious young trailblazers follow their hearts, enrolling in pilot school (some in secret) and eventually flying for their countries in World War II....
Item No. 9781911171881
$24.00