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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
So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth
Schmidt, Gary D

From celebrated author Gary D. Schmidt comes a picture book biography of a giant in the struggle for civil rights, perfectly pitched for readers today.

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery but possessed a mind and a vision that knew no bounds. So Tall Within...

Item No. 9781626728721
$18.99
Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride - Autographed
Pinkney, Andrea
Born into slavery, Belle had to endure the cruelty of several masters before she escaped to freedom. But she knew she wouldn't really be free unless she was helping to end injustice. That's when she changed her name to Sojourner and began traveling across the country, demanding equal rights for...
Item No. 9780786807673
$16.99
Some Writer: The Story of E.B. White
Sweet, Melissa
6 Starred Reviews! New York Times Bestseller! A People Magazine Best Children's Book! A Washington Post Best Book! A Publishers Weekly Best Book! Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Award Honor recipient

Caldecott Honor winner Sweet mixes White's personal letters, photos, and family...

Item No. 9780544319592
$18.99
Stable
Lewin, Ted

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

There was a time when horses dominated every aspect of American life. Now Kensington Stables, just off Brooklyn's Prospect Park, is one of the last remaining stables in New York City. This book is about that stable: its past, its present, and its uncertain future.

Item No. 9781596434677
$17.99
Yolen, Jane
The Nazis may have taken their home, but the family still has a guardian angel

In this emotionally rich story, a little girl and her family live happily in Paris until Nazi soldiers arrive druing World War II. She and her family must flee or risk being sent to a concentration camp, so...

Item No. 9780399167416
$16.99
Stone Angel - Autographed
Jane Yolen

In this emotionally rich story, a little girl and her family live happily in Paris until Nazi soldiers arrive druing World War II. She and her family must flee or risk being sent to a concentration camp, so they run into the woods, where they meet resistance fighters. But they're still not safe. They must cross tall mountains and sail in a rickety boat to England. Yet the whole time they're struggling to survive, the little girl thinks of the stone angel near their apartment in Paris and imagines it watching over her family.

Offering a never-before-told story of the Holocaust, Jane Yolen returns to the material she mined in the award-winning THE DEVIL'S ARITHMETIC. Filled with sorrow, hope, comfort, and triumph, this gorgeously illustrated book is sure to become a modern classic–offering adults a perfect vehicle with which to share a difficult subject.

Item No. AUTOJY11
$16.99
Strong as Sandow
Tate, Don
Little Friedrich Müller was a puny weakling who longed to be athletic and strong like the ancient Roman gladiators. He exercised and exercised. But he to no avail.

As a young man, he found himself under the tutelage of a professional body builder. Friedrich worked and worked. He changed his...

Item No. 9781580896283
$17.99
Talkin' About Bessie (with Autographed Bookplate)
Nikki Grimes

All purchases include a free autographed Nikki Grimes Bookplate and E.B. Lewis bookplate, as supplies last.

Soar along with Bessie Coleman in this inspirational tale of a woman whose determination reached new heights.

Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was always being told what she could & couldn't do. In an era when Jim Crow laws and segregation were a way of life, it was not easy to...
Item No. 9780439352437
$17.99
Teacher's March
Rich Wallace & Charly Palmer

FOUR STARRED REVIEWS!
A Booklist Editor's Choice
An Orbis Pictus Honor Book
A Notable Book for a Global Society

★ An alarmingly relevant book that mirrors current events. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Demonstrating...

Item No. 9781629794525
$18.99
ABCs of Black History
Cortez, Rio
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

B is for Beautiful, Brave, and Bright! And for a Book that takes a Bold journey through the alphabet of Black history and culture.

Letter by letter, The ABCs of Black History celebrates a story that spans continents and...

Item No. 9781523507498
$14.95
The Girl Who Named Pluto
McGinty, Alice B
An empowering, inspiring--and accessible!--nonfiction picture book about the eleven-year-old girl who actually named the newly discovered Pluto in 1930.

When Venetia Burney's grandfather reads aloud from the newspaper about a new discovery--a ninth major planet that has yet to be...

Item No. 9781524768317
$17.99
Highest Tribute: Thurgood Marshall's Life, Leadership & Legacy
Magoon, Kekla

A brilliant picture book biography about Thurgood Marshall, who fought for equality during the Civil Rights Movement and served as the first Black justice on the Supreme Court, from Coretta Scott King Honor winners Kekla Magoon and Laura Freeman.

Growing up in Baltimore,...

Item No. 9780062912510
$17.99
The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown
Barnett, Mac

An exceptional picture book biography of Margaret Wise Brown, the legendary author of Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and other beloved children's classics, that's as groundbreaking as the icon herself was--from award-winning, bestselling author Mac Barnett and...

Item No. 9780062393449
$17.99
The Librarian Who Measured Earth - Autographed
Kathryn Lasky & Kevin Hawkes

Autographed by illustrator Kevin Hawkes

A colorfully illustrated biography of the Greek philosopher and scientist Eratosthenes, who compiled the first geography book and accurately measured the globe's circumference.

Item No. 9780316515269
$17.99
The Mary Celeste (Paperback) - Autographed
Stemple, Heidi E y
In this spooky book from the nonfiction An Unsolved Mystery from History picture book series, set off on the high seas to a ghost ship left completely abandoned and adrift on the waves.

The Mary Celeste was discovered adrift on the open sea by another ship in 1872--with no sign of...

Item No. 9780689851223
$7.99
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The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read
Hubbard, Rita Lorraine
Imagine learning to read at the age of 116! Discover the true story of Mary Walker, the nation's oldest student who did just that, in this picture book from a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator and a rising star author.

In 1848, Mary Walker was born into slavery. At age 15, she...

Item No. 9781524768287
$17.99
Story of Ruby Bridges
Coles, Robert
The inspirational true story of Ruby Bridges.

The year is 1960, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges and her family have recently moved from Mississippi to New Orleans in search of a better life. When a judge orders Ruby to attend first grade at William Frantz Elementary, an all-white school, Ruby...
Item No. 9780439472265
$7.99
Gottesfeld, Jeff
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book
A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016

Told from the perspective of the tree outside Anne Frank's window--and illustrated by a Caldecott Honor artist--this book introduces her story in a gentle and incredibly powerful...

Item No. 9780385753975
$17.99
The Women Who Caught the Babies
Greenfield, Eloise
The Women Who Caught the Babies highlights important aspects of the training and work of African-American midwives and the ways in which they have helped, and continue to help, so many families by "catching" their babies at birth. The blend of Eloise Greenfield's poetry and Daniel Minter's...
Item No. 9780997772074
$17.95
They Called Us Enemy
Scott, Steven
New York Times Bestseller!

A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of...

Item No. 9781603094504
$19.99
This is the Rope
Woodson, Jacqueline
The story of one family's journey north during the Great Migration starts with a little girl in South Carolina who finds a rope under a tree one summer. She has no idea the rope will become part of her family's history. But for three generations, that rope is passed down, used for everything from...
Item No. 9780399239861
$16.99
This is Your Time
Bridges, Ruby
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges--who, at the age of six, was the first black child to integrate into an all-white elementary school in New Orleans--inspires readers and calls for action in this moving letter. Her elegant, memorable gift book is especially...
Item No. 9780593378526
$15.99
Kalman, Maira
Renowned artist Maira Kalman sheds light on the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president.

Thomas Jefferson is perhaps best known for writing the Declaration of Independence--but there's so much more to discover. This energetic man was interested in ...

Item No. 9780399240409
$17.99
Thurgood
Winter, Jonah
Thurgood Marshall--the first black justice on the Supreme Court and a giant of the civil rights movement--jumps to life in this inspiring picture-book biography from an award-winning author and six-time Coretta Scott King, four-time Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator.

Thurgood...

Item No. 9781524765330
$17.99