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Martin Luther King Jr.

by David Colbert Aladdin (June 02, 2009)

You're about to be an eyewitness to the ten crucial days in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, including

  • His faith in peace leads to a surprising protest.
  • Police injustice shocks the nation awake.
  • A personal...

  • Making Change

    by Bilaal Rajan Orca Book Publishers (October 01, 2008)

    Fundraising wunderkind Bilaal Rajan shares his tips for effective fundraising, using examples from his own amazing life to show how it can be done—and how you can have fun doing it. The second part of the...


    One Peace

    by Janet Wilson Orca Book Publishers (September 30, 2008)

    One Peace celebrates the "Power of One," and specifically the accomplishments of children from around the globe who have worked to promote world peace. Janet Wilson challenges today's children to strive to make...


    The Bite of the Mango

    by Mariatu Kamara & Susan McClelland Annick Press (September 11, 2008)

    As a child in a small rural village in Sierra Leone, Mariatu Kamara lived peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Rumors of rebel attacks were no more than a distant worry. But when 12-year-old Mariatu...


    Becoming Kareem

    by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (November 20, 2017)

    The first memoir for young readers by sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

    At one time, Lew Alcindor was just another kid from New York City with all the usual problems: He struggled with fitting in, with pleasing...


    Pocket Bios: Nelson Mandela

    by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (July 16, 2018)

    A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of activist, philanthropist, and South African President Nelson Mandela.

    Nelson Mandela was a South African revolutionary, activist, politician, and...


    The House That Jane Built

    by Tanya Lee Stone & Kathryn Brown Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (June 22, 2015)

    This is the story of Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, who transformed a poor neighborhood in Chicago by opening up her house as a community center.

    This title has Common...


    Pocket Bios: Gandhi

    by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (October 15, 2018)

    Mahatma Gandhi was the celebrated leader of the Indian independence movement, and an inspiration for many similar movements around the world. Gandhi began his push for nonviolent civil disobedience as an expatriate...


    Pocket Bios: Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (October 15, 2018)

    Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most prominent leaders of the civil rights movement, is best known for his dedication to nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience. He received the Nobel Peace Prize for...


    Pocket Bios: Rosa Parks

    by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (July 16, 2018)

    A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of civil rights activist Rosa Parks.

    Rosa Parks, often referred to as both "the first lady of civil rights" and the mother of the freedom movement,...


    Luna & Me

    by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (May 11, 2015)

    Once there was a redwood tree--one of the world's largest and tallest trees, and one of the oldest. And once, born nearly a thousand years after the tree first took root, there was a girl named Julia, who was...


    Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

    by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo Rebel Girls (January 21, 2020)

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL BOOK OF THE YEAR

    The New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories...


    Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2

    by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo Rebel Girls (January 21, 2020)

    "This amazing book shows girls they can be anything they want." - Melinda Gates  

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

    This sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, showcases...


    We Are Power

    by Todd Hasak-Lowy Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 06, 2020)

    A stirring look at nonviolent activism, from American suffragists to Civil Rights to the Climate Change Movement

     

    We Are Power brings to light the incredible individuals who have used nonviolent activism to...


    Resist

    by Veronica Chambers & Almarie Guerra HarperCollins (September 25, 2018)

    A perfect tool for young readers as they grow into the leaders of tomorrow, Veronica Chambers?s inspiring collection of profiles?along with Senator Cory Booker?s stirring foreword?will inspire readers of all...


    Temple Grandin

    by Sy Montgomery & Meredith Mitchell Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2012)

    When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. It wasn't until years later that she was diagnosed with autism, a brain disorder that makes communication difficult. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin...


    Three Little Words

    by Ashley Rhodes-Courter Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2008)

    “Sunshine, you’re my baby and I’m your only mother. You must mind the one taking care of you, but she’s not your mama.” Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in fourteen different foster...


    Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin

    by James L. & Kim Staunton Scholastic Inc. Audio (February 01, 2018)

    An astonishing account of the assassination of America's most beloved and celebrated civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, by NY Times bestselling author, James L. Swanson. In his meteoric, thirteen-year...


    Malala Yousafzai (The First Names Series)

    by Lisa Williamson & Mike Smith Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 30, 2020)

    Meet the young activist who stood up for her rights--and changed millions of lives

     

    Before Malala Yousafzai (b. 1997) became the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, she was a girl fighting for her education in...


    Soldier for Equality

    by Duncan Tonatiuh Abrams Books for Young Readers (September 02, 2019)

    Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh brings to life the story of a Mexican-American war hero

     

    José de la Luz Sáenz (1888-1953)--or Luz--believed in fighting for what was right. Although he was born in...


    Elizabeth Warren

    by Susan Wood & Sarah Green Abrams Books for Young Readers (August 06, 2018)

    Elizabeth Warren shares the incredible story of the first female senator of Massachusetts. Elizabeth came from a struggling middle-class family in Oklahoma City. After a heart attack put Elizabeth's father out...


    Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    by Jonah Winter & Stacy Innerst Abrams Books for Young Readers (August 07, 2017)

    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, Ginsburg was discouraged from...


    The Girl from the Tar Paper School

    by Teri Kanefield Abrams Books for Young Readers (January 06, 2014)

      Before the Little Rock Nine, before Rosa Parks, before Martin Luther King Jr. and his March on Washington, there was Barbara Rose Johns, a teenager who used nonviolent civil disobedience to draw attention...


    To Save the Earth

    by Jules Archer & Erin Peabody Sky Pony (April 12, 2016)

    With today's climate change, our environmental problems aren't going away any time soon.

    To Save the Earth looks at the lives of four extraordinary Americans who fought to save our earth. John Muir, a pioneer...


    Groundbreaking Guys

    Walk Ride Rodeo

    by Amberley Lana Snyder & Gabriel Krekk Snyder Enterprises LLC (January 05, 2018)

    This is a story of a cowgirl whose love for horses overpowered all challenges put in her path. Her rodeo career began at a young age and her future was destined for success. A car accident changed Amberley’s...


    Who Started the United Farm Workers Union? The Story of Cesar Chavez - Biography of Famous People | Children's Biography Books

    by Baby Professor Baby Professor (July 15, 2017)

    Cesar Chavez was one tough fellow. He dared to speak out against the injustices that he saw around him, particularly his workplace. It was because he was brave that the United Farm Workers Union was created....


    Fidel Castro and His Communist Marxist Government - Biography 5th Grade | Children's Biography Books

    by Dissected Lives Dissected Lives (June 15, 2017)

    What good will reading about Fidel Castro and his Communist Marxist Government do? It will create a solid foundation that will help in the deep understanding of Fidel’s government. The purpose of biography...


    Malala's Magic Pencil

    by Malala Yousafzai & Kerascoët Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 17, 2017)

    Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Malala Yousafzai's first picture book, inspired by her own childhood.

    * "This is a wonderful read for younger students that will also provide insight...


    The Bite of the Mango

    by Mariatu Kamara & Susan McClelland Annick Press (September 11, 2008)

    As a child in a small rural village in Sierra Leone, Mariatu Kamara lived peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Rumors of rebel attacks were no more than a distant worry. But when 12-year-old Mariatu...


    One Peace

    by Janet Wilson Orca Book Publishers (September 30, 2008)

    One Peace celebrates the "Power of One," and specifically the accomplishments of children from around the globe who have worked to promote world peace. Janet Wilson challenges today's children to strive to make...


    Making Change

    by Bilaal Rajan Orca Book Publishers (September 30, 2008)

    Fundraising wunderkind Bilaal Rajan shares his tips for effective fundraising, using examples from his own amazing life to show how it can be done—and how you can have fun doing it. The second part of the...


    Ghetto Brother

    by Benjy Melendez & Amir Said Superchamp Books (February 19, 2015)

    Benjy Melendez, founder of the Ghetto Brothers street gang, social activist, and lead singer of the Ghetto Brothers band, now tells his story: a memoir of life as a late 1960s/early 1970s street gang member,...


    We Who Believe in Freedom

    by Lea E. Williams North Carolina Office of Archives and History (November 15, 2017)

    The second volume in the True Tales for Young Readers series, the short biography of the civil rights leader is intended for middle school and high school readers. Ella Baker, who grew up in Littleton, North...


    Biographies for Kids - All about Martin Luther King Jr.: Words That Changed America - Children's Biographies of Famous People Books

    by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

    Who was Martin Luther King, Jr. and what did he do to change American history? Learn about peaceful protests and how the power of words can break down the walls of racism. When you read this book, you will be...


    Biographies for Kids - All about Rosa Parks: The Civil Rights Movement of America - Children's Biographies of Famous People Books

    by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

    Women have proven to be very powerful forces in how history is shaped. Read about the story of Rosa Parks and be inspired of her bravery. Reading about interesting women will help develop a love and respect...


    Righting Wrongs: The Story of Norman Bethune

    by John Wilson Napoleon and Co (November 01, 2001)

    Norman Bethune was a doctor who devoted his life to helping others and whose story is a remarkable one, cut short by his early death in China in 1938. His story inspires us to believe that we can change the...


    Changing the Pattern: The Story of Emily Stowe

    by Sydell Waxman Napoleon and Co (February 01, 1998)

    When Emily Stowe was born in 1831, every girl's life followed a set pattern. Her future was limited to housework and childcare. With the help of original sketches and archival material, Changing the Pattern...


    Sailing for Glory: The Story of Captain Angus Walters and the Bluenose

    by Teri-Lynn Janveau & Allister Thompson Napoleon and Co (October 01, 2006)

    This book tells the story of the unique bond between Captain Walters and his schooner the Bluenose and also brings to life the danger and adventure of the life of a North Atlantic fisherman in the days of sail....


    Photographing Greatness: The Story of Karsh

    by lian goodall Napoleon and Co (November 01, 2007)

    This is the first children's biography of the famous Canadian photographer who immortalized the makers of history. With sketches and archival photographs.


    I Will Always Write Back

    by Martin Ganda, Caitlin Alifirenka & Liz Welch Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 13, 2015)

    The New York Times bestselling true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.

    It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote...


    Three Little Words

    by Ashley Rhodes-Courter Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 20, 2008)

    "Sunshine, you're my baby and I'm your only mother. You must mind the one taking care of you, but she's not your mama." Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in fourteen different foster homes,...


    Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the Florida Everglades

    by Dr Sandra Sammons Pineapple Press (June 01, 2010)

    Marjory Stoneman Douglas is called “the Grandmother of the Everglades.” Read about her life from her childhood up north to her long and inspiring life in south Florida.

    She arrived in Miami in 1915 from her...