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Brown Girl Dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2014
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    Author Interviews (19), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

by Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2014
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    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Ekua Holmes
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Our Story Begins: Your Favorite Authors and Illustrators Share Fun, Inspiring, and Occasionally Ridiculous Things They Wrote and Drew as Kids

by Elissa Brent Weissman, Kwame Alexander, Tom Angleberger, and Kathi Appelt
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2017
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    Author Interviews (19), Author Personal Websites (4), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (4)
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Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

by Duncan Tonatiuh
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Bravo!: Poems about Amazing Hispanics

by Margarita Engle and Rafael López
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (15), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Rosa

by Nikki Giovanni and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Viva Frida

by Yuyi Morales and Tim O'Meara
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Author Resources:
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Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, Marjory Wentworth, and Ekua Holmes
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Author Resources:
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Poem for Peter, A: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of the Snowy Day

by Andrea Davis Pinkney, Steve Johnson, and Lou Fancher
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2016
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    Author Interviews (13), Author Personal Websites (3), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

by Javaka Steptoe
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2016
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So You Want to Be President?

by Judith St. George and David Small
  • Grade Level:
    PK-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Year Published:
    2000
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
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Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty

by G. Neri and Randy DuBurke
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Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

by Chris Barton and Don Tate
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science, Social Studies, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2016
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    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, June Jo Lee, and Man One
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Asian / Pacific American
  • Year Published:
    2017
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    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (3)
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Miguel's Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote

by Margarita Engle and Raúl Colón
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (16), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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My Name Is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz / Me llamo Celia: La vida de Celia Cruz

by Monica Brown and Rafael López
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Wall, The: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

by Peter Sís
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2007
  • Author Resources:
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Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace

by Jen Cullerton Johnson and Sonia Lynn Sadler
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Science, Social Studies, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2010
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    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Real Friends

by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Graphic Novel
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (12), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Eric Velasquez
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

by Tanya Lee Stone
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, The

by Chris Barton and Don Tate
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
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Youngest Marcher, The: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist

by Cynthia Y. Levinson and Vanessa Brantley-Newton
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Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring

by Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan, and Brian Floca
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2010
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Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes

by Juan Felipe Herrera and Raúl Colón
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White

by Melissa Sweet
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2016
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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

by Debbie Levy and Elizabeth Baddeley
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2016
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Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters

by Michael Mahin and Evan Turk
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

by Don Tate
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2015
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Sky Painter, The: Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist

by Margarita Engle and Aliona Bereghici
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    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, Science, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
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Splash of Red, A: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet
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Growing Up Pedro: How the Martinez Brothers Made it from the Dominican Republic All the Way to…

by Matt Tavares
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2014
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Looking Back: A Book of Memories

by Lois Lowry
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Humor, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    1998
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Miguel y su valiente caballero: el joven Cervantes sueña a don Quijote

by Margarita Engle and Raúl Colón
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    Spanish
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
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    Author Interviews (14), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Looking Back: A Book of Memories

by Lois Lowry
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2000
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When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop

by Laban Carrick Hill and Theodore Taylor, III
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Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

by Laurie Wallmark and April Chu
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Math, Science
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2015
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    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing

by Leda Schubert and Raúl Colón
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
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    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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¡Bravo!: Poemas Sobre Hispanos Extraordinarios

by Margarita Engle and Rafael López
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
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Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker's Story

by Joseph Bruchac and Liz Amini-Holmes
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    American Indian
  • Year Published:
    2018
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    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

by Helaine Becker and Dow Phumiruk
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My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez / Me llamo Gabito: La vida de Gabriel Garcia Marquez

by Monica Brown and Raúl Colón
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2007
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    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (2)
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River of Words, A: The Story of William Carlos Williams

by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2008
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Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, American Indian
  • Year Published:
    2009
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Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

by Katheryn Russell-Brown and Frank Morrison
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2014
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Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World about Kindness

by Donna Janell Bowman and Daniel Minter
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Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

by Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi
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Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali

by Charles R. Smith, Jr. and Bryan Collier
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What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld, Ben Boos, and A.G. Ford
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
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