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Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music

by Margarita Engle and Rafael López
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    Music, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino, Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2015
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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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Lightning Dreamer, The: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist

by Margarita Engle
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Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

by Kadir Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2011
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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It Jes' Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw

by Don Tate and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
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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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Voices from the March on Washington

by J. Patrick Lewis and George Ella Lyon
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (13), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph

by Roxane Orgill and Francis Vallejo
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2016
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Undefeated, The

by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
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Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

by Helaine Becker and Dow Phumiruk
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Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

by Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi
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Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science

by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (2)
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Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
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Two Truths and a Lie: It's Alive!

by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Author Resources:
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Now Is Your Time!: The African-American Struggle for Freedom

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
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Lincolns, The: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary

by Candace Fleming
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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My Country, 'Tis of Thee: How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights

by Claire Rudolf Murphy and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2014
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Trail of Tears, The

by Joseph Bruchac and Diana Magnuson
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    American Indian
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America the Beautiful: Together We Stand

by Katharine Lee Bates, Bryan Collier, Jon J. Muth, and Chris K. Soentpiet
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Author Resources:
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You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Jeffery Boston Weatherford
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In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, 4 Presidents, & 5 Black Lives

by Kenneth C. Davis
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2016
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She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World

by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger
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Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain

by Cheryl Bardoe and Barbara McClintock
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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
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Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature's Survivors

by Joyce Sidman and Beckie Prange
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2010
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Notorious Benedict Arnold, The: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery

by Steve Sheinkin
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Year Published:
    2010
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Jack's Path of Courage: The Life of John F. Kennedy

by Doreen Rappaport and Matt Tavares
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2010
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Tapir Scientist, The

by Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop

Part of the Scientists in the Field Series

  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Science, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2013
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Under the Freedom Tree

by Susan VanHecke and London Ladd
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
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Harlem Hellfighters

by J. Patrick Lewis and Gary Kelley
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Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song

by Gary Golio and Charlotte Riley-Webb
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2017
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Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood

by Ibtisam Barakat
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Middle Eastern
  • Year Published:
    2007
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Walt Whitman: Words for America

by Barbara Kerley and Brian Selznick
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2004
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Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out

by Mary Brigid Barrett and National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Author Resources:
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One Dead Spy: A Revolutionary War Tale

by Nathan Hale

Book 1 of the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Humor, Nonfiction, Graphic Novel
  • Year Published:
    2012
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History of Just about Everything, A: 180 Events, People and Inventions That Changed the World

by Elizabeth MacLeod, Frieda Wishinsky, and Qin Leng
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music, Science, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
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Cart That Carried Martin, The

by Eve Bunting and Don Tate
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2013
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Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

by Mara Rockliff and Vincent X. Kirsch
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2015
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Unwanted, The: Stories of the Syrian Refugees

by Don Brown
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Graphic Novel
  • Cultural Areas:
    Middle Eastern
  • Year Published:
    2018
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Birmingham, 1963

by Carole Boston Weatherford
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2007
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Incredible Inventions: Poems

by Lee Bennett Hopkins and Julia Sarcone-Roach
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
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Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet

by Andrea Cheng
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Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell

by Tanya Lee Stone and Marjorie Priceman
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2013
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    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Great American Dust Bowl, The

by Don Brown
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Graphic Novel
  • Year Published:
    2013
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Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer

by Diane Stanley and Jessie Hartland
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2016
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No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas

by Tonya Bolden and Don Tate
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
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We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History

by Phillip Hoose
  • Grade Level:
    1-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2001
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Brothers' War, The: Civil War Voices in Verse

by J. Patrick Lewis
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2007
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I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Eric Velasquez
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Texas Rangers: Legendary Lawmen

by Michael P. Spradlin and Roxie Munro
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2008
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