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Heroic heart

an illustrated biography of Joe Delaney
A moving illustrated biography of the late Joe Delaney, an NFL star in the making who valued helping others above all else On the football field, Joe Delaney possessed all the qualities of a great running back.

I am Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Before Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the judge, she was a young Jewish girl growing up in Brooklyn, inspired by books, past female trailblazers, and her mother to make the world a better, more just place to be. So even when people turned her away--for being a girl and for being Jewish; she never stopped fighting for equal treatment for everyone by pushing back against unjust laws and the beliefs around them.

Lion on the inside

how one girl changed basketball
"The bouncing of the ball is the beating of my heart. But my faith is my heart, too. Bilqis eats, sleeps and breathes basktebal bounce, pas, shooe -- SWISH! Sheh breaks record after recod -- all while staying true to her faith and wearing her hijab when she plays. But just as she's ready to launch her professional career, Bilqis's dream is shattered by a rule that forces her to make an impossible choise: play basketball without her hijab, or don't play at all. Written in free verse, this inspiring true story follows Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir on her journey to becoming an elite basketball player and fierce advocate for change in her beloved sport.

Good books for bad children

the genius of Ursula Nordstrom
A picture book biography of legendary children's book editor, Ursula Nordstrom.

Nothing could stop her

the courageous life of Ruth Gruber
"Ruth Gruber, born in to a Jewish American family in 1911, was drawn to adventure and driven to fight injustice throughout her eventful seven-decade career as a journalist"--.

Alvin Ailey

Introduce your child to one of the most influential African American dancers and choreographers in history with the children's book Alvin Ailey, part of the Leaders Like Us series. Who was Alvin Ailey? Explores Alvin's cultural and groundbreaking contributions to dance, choreography, and Broadway theater.

Harriet Ross Tubman

abolitionist and activist
Presents a biography of Harriet Ross Tubman, whose experience as a slave in the South led her to seek freedom in the North for herself and others through the Underground Railroad.

Hidden heroes in space exploration

Blast off to space with these hidden heroes. Discover astronauts, mathematicians, engineers, and more who defined space exploration.

Who sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott?

Rosa Parks
From refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger to sparking civil rights protests across America, explore how Rosa Parks's powerful act earned her the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." A story of resistance, strength, and unwavering spirit, this graphic novel invites readers to immerse themselves in the life of the American Civil Rights leader; brought to life by gripping narrative and vivid full-color illustrations that jump off the page.

We the people

writing the Constitution
The events surrounding the creation of the U.S. Constitution did not look the same to everyone involved. Readers can step back in time and into the shoes of a serving girl at a Pennsylvania boardinghouse, a law clerk in the state of Virginia, and an apprentice printer as readers act out scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.


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