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History & Biography

Tricky Vic
Pizzoli, Greg
A New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2015

In the early 1900s, Robert Miller, a.k.a. "Count Victor Lustig," moved to Paris hoping to be an artist. A con artist, that is. He used his ingenious scams on unsuspecting marks all over the world, from...

Item No. 9780670016525
$17.99
Tricky Vic - Autographed
Greg Pizzoli

A New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2015

In the early 1900s, Robert Miller, a.k.a. “Count Victor Lustig,” moved to Paris hoping to be an artist. A con artist, that is. He used his ingenious scams on unsuspecting marks all...

Item No. AUTOGP3
$17.99
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom
Lowery, Lynda Blackmon
A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes--now in paperback will an all-new discussion guide.

As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes. Jailed eleven...

Item No. 9780147512161
$10.99
Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1964
Brimner, Larry Dane

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Winner

"An engaging and accessible account" for young readers about the Freedom Riders who led the landmark 1961 protests against segregation on buses (School Library Journal)

On May 4, 1961, a group of thirteen black and...

Item No. 9781629795867
$18.95
Unbound: Life and Art of Judith Scott
Sweet, Melissa
A moving and powerful introduction to the life and art of renowned artist, Judith Scott, as told by her twin sister, Joyce Scott and illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist, Melissa Sweet.

Judith Scott was born with Down syndrome. She was deaf, and never learned to speak. She was also a...

Item No. 9780525648116
$17.99
Under the Quilt of Night
Deborah Hopkinson

When night falls, and all is quiet, a slave girl starts to run. She follows the moon into the woods, leading her loved ones away from their master. There's only one place where he might not find them, and it's under the quilt of night.
Guided by the stars, they head north in the direction...

Item No. 9780689822278
$17.95
Under the Quilt of Night (paperback)
Deborah Hopkinson

Award-winning duo Deborah Hopkinson and James E. Ransome combine their talents once more for this sequel to the best-selling Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. Traveling late one night, a runaway slave girl spies a quilt hanging outside a house. The quilt's center is a striking deep blue...

Item No. 9780689877001
$7.99
Voice of Freedom PB
Weatherford, Carole Boston
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
A 2016 John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner

Stirring poems and stunning collage illustrations combine to celebrate the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a champion of equal voting rights....
Item No. 9781536203257
$10.99
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer
Weatherford, Carole Boston
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
A 2016 John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner

Stirring poems and stunning collage illustrations combine to celebrate the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a champion of equal voting rights....
Item No. 9780763665319
$17.99
What Do You Do With a Voice Like That?
Barton, Chris
"When Barbara Jordan talked, we listened." --Former President of the United States, Bill Clinton

Congresswoman Barbara Jordan had a big, bold, confident voice--and she knew how to use it! Learn all about her amazing career in this illuminating and inspiring picture book biography of...

Item No. 9781481465618
$18.99
Yankee Doodle America - Autographed Hardcover

If you traveled the roads of colonial America, colorful hand-painted signs would greet you when you came across an inn or tavern, and inside, folks would be gathered to eagerly share the news of the day.Wendell Minor invites us on just such a journey through America in the days of its struggle...

Item No. AUTOMINOR1
$16.99
Young, Gifted and Black
Wilson, Jamia
"...to be revisited again and again...The candy-colored pages and straightforward stories are hard to resist..." -The New York Times

"...diverse collection of iconic figures...vibrantly illustrated...beautifully crafted volume..." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

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Item No. 9781786031587
$23.99