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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

by Phillip Hoose
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope

by Nikki Grimes and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Boys Who Challenged Hitler, The: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

by Phillip Hoose
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Time to Act, A: John F. Kennedy's Big Speech

by Shana Corey and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

by Ji-li Jiang
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Health, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    1997
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1993
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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I've Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Walter Dean Myers and Leonard Jenkins
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2004
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly

by Walter Dean Myers and Leonard Jenkins
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2000
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Stephen Alcorn
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2000
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    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote

by Tanya Lee Stone and Rebecca Gibbon
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2008
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    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies

by Marc Aronson
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (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
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Nelson Mandela

by Kadir Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Hillary

by Jonah Winter and Raúl Colón
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Picture Book of Rosa Parks, A

by David A. Adler and Robert Casilla

Part of the David A. Adler Picture Book Biographies Series

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Paul Robeson

by Eloise Greenfield and George Ford
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Music, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead

by Michelle Markel and LeUyen Pham
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought)

by Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt

Part of the Lives of ... Series

  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2000
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Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought)

by Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt

Part of the Lives of ... Series

  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    1998
  • Author Resources:
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Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt, A

by David A. Adler and Robert Casilla

Part of the David A. Adler Picture Book Biographies Series

  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    1991
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Big George: How a Shy Boy Became President Washington

by Anne Rockwell and Matt Phelan
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
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Eleanor, Quiet No More

by Doreen Rappaport and Gary Kelley
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2009
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Picture Book of Frederick Douglass, A

by David A. Adler and Samuel Byrd

Part of the David A. Adler Picture Book Biographies Series

  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1993
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Woman For President, A: The Story of Victoria Woodhull

by Kathleen Krull and Jane Dyer
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2004
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John Lewis in the Lead: A Story of the Civil Rights Movement

by James Haskins, Kathleen Benson, and Benny Andrews
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2006
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Ben Franklin's Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life

by Candace Fleming
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2003
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    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton?

by Jean Fritz and DyAnne DiSalvo
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    1995
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Barack

by Jonah Winter and A.G. Ford
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2008
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    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight

by Kathleen Krull and Amy June Bates
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2008
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    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Our Eleanor: A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt's Remarkable Life

by Candace Fleming
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Brothers Kennedy, The: John, Robert, Edward

by Kathleen Krull and Amy June Bates
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
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Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies

by Cokie Roberts and Diane Goode
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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I Am Abraham Lincoln

by Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos

Part of the Ordinary People Change the World Series

  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2014
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Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine

by Ibtisam Barakat
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Who Was Cesar Chavez?

by Dana Meachen Rau and Ted Hammond

Part of the Who Was? What Was? Where Is? Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?

by Jean Fritz and Margot Tomes
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    1976
  • Author Resources:
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Sonia Sotomayor: Supreme Court Justice

by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand and Thomas Gonzalez
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2010
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Boy Named FDR: How Franklin D. Roosevelt Grew Up to Change America

by Kathleen Krull, Steve Johnson, and Lou Fancher
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2011
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    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (3), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship

by Russell Freedman
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
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Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed the World

by Douglas Wood and Barry Moser
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2011
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Who Is Hillary Clinton?

by Heather Alexander and Dede Putra

Part of the Who Was? What Was? Where Is? Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2016
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    Author Personal Websites (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Who Is Michelle Obama?

by Megan Stine, John O'Brien, and Nancy Harrison

Part of the Who Was? What Was? Where Is? Series

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Marti's Song For Freedom / Marti y sus versos por la libertad

by Emma Otheguy, Josae Martai, Beatriz Vidal, and Adriana Domainguez
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Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man

by Tonya Bolden
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
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    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Don't Know Much about the Presidents

by Kenneth C. Davis and Pedro Martin

Part of the Don't Know Much About Series

  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2003
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    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Revolutionary John Adams, The

by Cheryl Harness
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2003
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Rosa Parks

by Eloise Greenfield and Gil Ashby
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1973
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    Author Interviews (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Sa, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist

by Gina Capaldi and Q.L. Pearce
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Who Was Nelson Mandela?

by Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, and Stephen Marchesi

Part of the Who Was? What Was? Where Is? Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Who Was Winston Churchill?

by Ellen Labrecque, Jerry Hoare, and Nancy Harrison

Part of the Who Was? What Was? Where Is? Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2014
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    Author Personal Websites (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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