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History & Biography

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 traces her...

Item No. 9781626728721
$18.99
Stitch by Stitch
Schofield-Morrison, Connie
An awe-inspiring African American woman! A talented seamstress, born a slave, bought freedom for herself and her son.

Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born in 1818, enslaved to a Virginian plantation owner. As a teenager, Lizzy was sent to work as the only slave on a small plantation, where...

Item No. 9780823439638
$18.99
Stone Angel
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

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...

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
Wallace, Rich
FOUR STARRED REVIEWS!
Booklist Editor's Choice
NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year
Notable Book for a Global Society

★ An alarmingly relevant book that mirrors current events. --Kirkus Reviews,...
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
The 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 Leather Apron Club
Yolen, Jane

Autographed by author Jane Yolen and illustrator Wendell Minor


A powerful celebration of libraries from master storyteller Jane Yolen. Benjamin Franklin introduces his son Billy to the Leather Apron Club, where it's love at first page.

When Billy's father Benjamin Franklin announces that Billy and his lazy cousin James will soon have a...

Item No. 9781580897198
$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
Lost Boy

Autographed by author Jane Yolen

People around the world know the story of Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up, but not many know the story of his creator, J. M. Barrie. Barrie’s young childhood was marked by sorrow, but also held great adventure. His adult life and...

Item No. AUTOJY76
$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
Power of Her Pen: Story of Ethel L. Payne
Cline-Ransome, Lesa
"A powerful story." --The Horn Book

"A worthy addition to children's biography collections." --Booklist

"A solid treatment of an important but little-known figure, and it may prompt kids to think about the role and composition of a free press." --BCCB...

Item No. 9781481462891
$18.99
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
The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking through Anne Frank's Window
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 Your Time
Bridges, Ruby
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - CBC KIDS' BOOK CHOICE AWARD WINNER

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...

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
Traveling the Blue Road

A 2018 Notable Poetry Book for Children (National Council of Teachers of English)

Selected for Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2018 by NCSS-CBC, a cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies and the Children's Book Council

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Item No. 9781633222762
$17.95