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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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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
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Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman

by Nikki Grimes and E.B. Lewis
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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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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
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    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson

by Pam Muñoz Ryan and Brian Selznick
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2002
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Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller

by Doreen Rappaport and Matt Tavares
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Disability, Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2012
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Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills

by Renée Watson and Christian Robinson
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
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Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909

by Michelle Markel and Melissa Sweet
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2013
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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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Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas

by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Science, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Graphic Novel
  • Year Published:
    2013
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Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

by Helaine Becker and Dow Phumiruk
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Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Kadir Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2006
  • Author Resources:
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Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman

by Kathleen Krull and David Diaz
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Mary McLeod Bethune

by Eloise Greenfield and Jerry Pinkney
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Ballots for Belva: The True Story of a Woman's Race for the Presidency

by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Courtney A. Martin
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2008
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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

by Candace Fleming
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2011
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Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves, and Other Female Villains

by Jane Yolen
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Rachel Carson: Preserving a Sense of Wonder

by Thomas Locker and Joseph Bruchac
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Science, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2004
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Letter from Phoenix Farm, A

by Jane Yolen and Jason Stemple
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    1992
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Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain

by Cheryl Bardoe and Barbara McClintock
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Sing a Song of Tuna Fish: Hard-To-Swallow Stories from Fifth Grade

by Esme Raji Codell and LeUyen Pham
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Year Published:
    2004
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Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth

by Anne Rockwell and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2002
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Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman

by Alan Schroeder and Jerry Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1996
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Jane Goodall

by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2008
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Independent Dames: What You Never Knew about the Women and Girls of the American Revolution

by Laurie Halse Anderson and Matt Faulkner
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2008
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Sweethearts of Rhythm

by Marilyn Nelson and Jerry Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
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Fatty Legs: A True Story

by Christy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, and Liz Amini-Holmes
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    American Indian
  • Year Published:
    2010
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Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World

by Sy Montgomery
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health, Science, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Disability
  • Year Published:
    2012
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Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles

by Patricia Valdez and Felicita Sala
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Science, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2018
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Hyena Scientist, The

by Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop

Part of the Scientists in the Field Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Science
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2018
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Pasando páginas: La historia de mi vida

by Sonia Sotomayor and Lulu Delacre
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2018
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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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Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
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Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told

by Walter Dean Myers and Bonnie Christensen
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At Her Majesty's Request: An African Princess in Victorian England

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    1999
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Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty

by Linda Glaser and Claire A. Nivola
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2009
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Annie and Helen

by Deborah Hopkinson and Raúl Colón
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Health, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Disability
  • Year Published:
    2012
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Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer

by Robert Burleigh and Raúl Colón
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science, Social Studies, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2013
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Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
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Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor, The

by Sonia Sotomayor
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Soaring Earth: A Companion Memoir to Enchanted Air

by Margarita Engle
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World

by Penny Colman
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2011
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Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper

by Ann Malaspina and Eric Velasquez
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls, African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
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    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle

by David A. Adler and Terry Widener
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2000
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Girl from the Tar Paper School, The: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement

by Teri Kanefield
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2014
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Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Raúl Colón
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Turning Pages: My Life Story

by Sonia Sotomayor and Lulu Delacre
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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

  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1993
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Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange

by Elizabeth Partridge
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, Social Studies, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    1998
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