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BROWN GIRL DREAMING

BROWN GIRL DREAMING

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Jacqueline Woodson's National Book Award and Newbery Honor winner is a powerful memoir that tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.

A President Obama O Book Club pick


Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.

Includes 7 additional poems, including Brown Girl Dreaming.


Praise for Jacqueline Woodson:

Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story . . . but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery."--The New York Times Book Review

GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL G

GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL G

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A New York Times bestseller!

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the lives of extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female and non-binary artists from all over the world.

Created out of the most successful publishing project in crowdfunding, this must-have volume brings readers on an empowering journey, introducing them to the real-life adventures of trailblazing women from Elizabeth I to Malala Yousafzai.

The unique narrative style of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls transforms each biography into a fairytale, filling readers with wonder and a burning curiosity to know more about heroes such as:

  • Ada Lovelace, Mathematician
  • Amelia Earhart, Aviator
  • Frida Kahlo, Painter
  • Malala Yousafzai, Activist
  • Jane Goodall, Primatologist
  • Julia Child, Chef
  • Marie Curie, Scientist
  • Maya Angelou, Writer
  • Michelle Obama, Lawyer and First Lady
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice
  • Each woman's story is also accompanied by a full-page, full-color portrait that captures her rebel spirit.

    This hardcover edition, with an extra-smooth matte scuff-free lamination, 100lbs paper, a satin ribbon bookmark, and extraordinary print quality, is the perfect gift for any young reader and begs to be read again and again.

    LITTLE LEADERS BOLD WOMEN IN B

    LITTLE LEADERS BOLD WOMEN IN B

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    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    Meet the little leaders. They're brave. They're bold. They changed the world.

    Featuring 40 trailblazing black women in history, this book educates and inspires as it relates true stories of women who broke boundaries and exceeded all expectations, including:

    Nurse Mary Seacole

    Politician Diane Abbott

    Mathematician Katherine Johnson

    Singer Shirley Bassey

    Bestselling author and artist Vashti Harrison pairs captivating text and beautiful illustrations as she tells the stories of both iconic and lesser-known female figures. Among these biographies, readers will find heroes, role models, and everyday women who did extraordinary things.

    PROMISES TO KEEP

    PROMISES TO KEEP

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    A warm, intimate portrait of Jackie Robinson, America's sports icon, told from the unique perspective of a unique insider: his only daughter.

    Sharon Robinson shares memories of her famous father in this warm loving biography of the man who broke the color barrier in baseball. Jackie Robinson was an outstanding athlete, a devoted family man and a dedicated civil rights activist. The author explores the fascinating circumstances surrounding Jackie Robinson's breakthrough. She also tells the off-the-field story of Robinson's hard-won victories and the inspiring effect he had on his family, his community. . . his country! Includes never-before-published letters by Jackie Robinson, as well as photos from the Robinson family archives.
    UNDEFEATED JIM THORPE & THE CA

    UNDEFEATED JIM THORPE & THE CA

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    A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story for middle grade readers about how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team, from New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Award recipient Steve Sheinkin.

    "Sheinkin has made a career of finding extraordinary stories in American history." --The New York Times Book Review

    A Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Honor Book
    A New York Times Notable Children's Book
    A Washington Post Best Book

    Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team is an astonishing underdog sports story--and more. It's an unflinching look at the U.S. government's violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures. Expertly told by three-time National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin, it's the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat.

    Jim Thorpe: Super athlete, Olympic gold medalist, Native American
    Pop Warner: Indomitable coach, football mastermind, Ivy League grad

    Before these men became legends, they met in 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, where they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work.

    This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

    "Along with Thorpe's fascinating personal story, Sheinkin offers a thought-provoking narrative about the evolution of football and the development of boarding schools such as the Carlisle Indian School." --The Washington Post

    Also by Steve Sheinkin:

    Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
    The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery
    Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
    The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
    Which Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward Expansion
    King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution
    Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War
    Born to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across America