The New York Times best-selling and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author presents the inspiring story of the friendship between Congressman John Lewis and 10-year-old activist Tybre Faw, the youngster who was determined to meet the civil rights legend and invited to read Lewis' favorite poem, Invictus, at the funeral service when John Lewis was laid to rest.
Discover the lives, stories, and accomplishments of many great Muslims throughout history. Many of the inventions and discoveries that we use in our lives today were created centuries ago - during the golden age of Muslim empires and beyond.
Told through multiple points of view, this gripping nonfiction book recounts one of the most dangerous war-time code-breaking efforts ever as codebreakers, spies and soldiers solved the mystery of the Nazis's infamous Enigma machine, turning the tide of WWII.
Mary Golda Ross designed classified projects for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation as the company's first female engineer. Find out how her passion for math and the Cherokee values she was raised with shaped her life and work.
Meet the children from one school, and their teachers, parents, and guardians. They have different kinds of families, likes and dislikes, cultures, ethnicities, abilities and disabilities...and a lot in common. Our differences enrich our lives. Celebrate them in this beautiful book.
Poet Amanda Gorman delivered her poem "The Hill We Climb" at the 2021 presidential inauguration, winning wide acclaim. Read about Gorman's early life, her children's and poetry books, and what she plans to do next.
The creator of the Oscar-winning documentary "My Octopus Teacher" and his diving partner present an ode to the mysteries of the ocean, introducing readers to the many wonders of an environment that always surprises.
Weaving together powerful photographs, firsthand accounts and stunning original art, this important work of nonfiction examines the history, heartbreak and injustice of the Japanese American incarceration.
Illuminates the lesser-known history of Victor Hugo Green, a Black postal worker from Harlem in the 1930s, who created The Green Book, a guide for African Americans to stay safe while traveling around the U.S. during the era of segregation.
One dozen kids discuss the historical and contemporary laws, policies, movements and victories that have shaped Native American culture of the past and present, from forced assimilation and tribe nation delegitimization to language revival efforts and the Indian Child Welfare Act.
There is no such thing as an illegal human being or an illegal immigrant. Maria Hinojosa is an Emmy award-winning journalist and was the first Latina to found a national independent non-profit newsroom in the United States. But before all that, she was a girl with big hair and even bigger dreams. Funny, frank, and wise, Maria's story is one you will want to read again and again, and her voice will inspire you to find your own.
Angel, Potato, and Bueller's stories have been featured on The Dodo, one of social media's most popular animal brands, with over 33 million followers! Their inspiring stories are the perfect example of just how far an animal can go when they have the love of a supportive human by their side.
Meticulously researched, this stunning nonfiction picture book explores the 200-year lifespan of a bowhead whale, the longest-living mammal in the world, capturing the beauty of the natural world, while presenting a call-to-action for protecting the environment.
Before Amelia Earhart, there was Sophie Blanchard, the first woman to earn her living in the air. While no one knows the fate of Earhart, a terrified crowd of thousands looked on as French aeronaut Sophie Blanchard met her end in a tragic blaze of glory over the streets of Paris in 1819. But first, Blanchard made nearly 70 spectacular flights, survived a revolution, and become a court favorite of the emperor Napoleon (who gave her the title, Aeronaut of the Official Festivals).
Introduces readers to eight young Black women, including the founder of a child literacy nonprofit, political activists and a school shooting survivor, who are leading the way and changing the world one step at a time.
A champion of equal rights who helped create a better future for all Americans, this biography of the first Asian American woman elected to Congress showed how she carved her own path to become an historic trailblazer.
In this highly visual exploration of how one animal can make a difference for the planet, a marine biologist shows how whales, as ecosystem engineers, play an essential role in maintaining a healthy ocean.
Revealing the power of Asian American changemakers all over the country, in all sorts of fields, this eye-opening picture book features one-line biographies of the person or historical moment on each page, inspiring us all to reach new heights.
When he is gifted a handmade drum by his mother, Ren learns the teachings of the drum that are also passed down to him. He discovers that through this special drum, he is able to connect to his culture and find a confidence in his voice to joyfully share in singing the traditional songs of his Nuu-chah-nulth Nation.
A timely historical picture book biography of the first Indian woman to perform at the United Nations who used her voice to advocate for justice, feminism and peace through song, changing the world one lyric at a time.
Tuskegee Airman and medic James JB Williams, whose fight against bigotry on the battlefield changed the course of American history and race relations, shows how he became a doctor and civil rights activist after the war, continuing to push past injustices placed on Black Americans.
Celebrates lesser-known changemakers and outstanding women who are just beginning to make a name for themselves, sending a positive message to every girl who has ever dreamed or dared to go a little further.
From every background and tribal nation, native people are a vital part of history. This collection of biographies for kids explores fifteen Native Americans and some of the incredible things they achieved. Kids will explore the ways each of these people used their talents and beliefs to stand up for what's right and stay true to themselves and their community.
Collects the inspiring stories about the heroic women, African Americans, Native Americans, immigrants and others who helped build the foundation for the United States of America through their bravery and courage.
Marcus Rashford MBE is famous worldwide for his skills both on and off the soccer field--but before he was a Manchester United and England soccer player, and long before he started his inspiring campaign to end child food poverty, he was just a kid from Wythenshawe, South Manchester. Now the nation's favorite soccer player wants to show YOU how to achieve your dreams, in this positive and inspiring guide for life.
Recounts the true story of a young adult transgender activist who stood up, spoke out and fought for civil rights after his school discriminated against him, and how he is currently raising awareness and education for everyone.
Now adapted for young readers, this thrilling nonfiction book follows an expert who determined the shape and structures of RNA molecules to develop a revolutionary new technique that could edit human genes.
This inspiring biography tells the story of musically gifted Evelyn Glennie, who lost her hearing as a young girl and was told she could never be a musician until she proved everyone wrong by listening in a way others didn't.
In this young readers adaptation of the best-selling Packing for Mars, the author guides readers through the strange, sometimes gross and always awe-inspiring, world of space travel and life without gravity.
Join Nepalese climber Nimsdai Purja as he recounts his journey to scale all 8,000 meter "Death Zone" mountains in seven months. In this action-packed memoir, young readers will not only learn how Nimsdai physically accomplished this incredible feat, but also how his attitude, leadership skills, and willingness to learn from mistakes took him to the top.
Powerful free verse and striking scratchboard illustrations, accompanied by archival photographs, honor Mary Hamilton, an unsung heroine who Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. nicknamed Red because of her fiery spirit and who took a stand for respect and won.
Lifting as We Climb is the empowering story of African American women who refused to accept all this. Women in black church groups, black female sororities, black women's improvement societies and social clubs. Women who formed their own black suffrage associations when white-dominated national suffrage groups rejected them. Women like Mary Church Terrell, a founder of the National Association of Colored Women and of the NAACP; or educator-activist Anna Julia Cooper who championed women getting the vote and a college education; or the crusading journalist Ida B. Wells, a leader in both the suffrage and anti-lynching movements.
In this narrative biography of Senator Tammy Duckworth, an Army veteran and the first woman with a disability to serve in the House and Senate, children will be riveted by her tireless determination to keep going against staggering odds.