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Stand Straight, Ella Kate
The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books)
Just Like Beverly: A Biography of Beverly Cleary (Growing to Greatness)
The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss
Young Pele: Soccer’s First Star
The Darkest Dark
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library
A Poem for Peter
The Book Rescuer: How a Mensch from Massachusetts Saved Yiddish Literature for Generations to Come
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré
Prairie Boy: Frank Lloyd Wright Turns the Heartland into a Home
The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra
It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way
Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya
Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman
Fight of the Century: Alice Paul Battles Woodrow Wilson for the Vote
Thurgood
Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau
John Ronald’s Dragons: The Story of J. R. R. Tolkien
Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read
Carter Reads the Newspaper
Dorothea’s Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth
Papa Is a Poet: A Story About Robert Frost
In Mary’s Garden
Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist
Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition
The Strange Birds of Flannery O’Connor
Blue Grass Boy: The Story of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass Music
Out of This World: The Surreal Art of Leonora Carrington
Martin’s Big Words (Big Words): The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child
The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity: A Tale of the Genius Ramanujan
Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere
Alice Across America: The Story of the First Women’s Cross-Country Road Trip
Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos
Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball
The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America’s Hero
Through the Wardrobe: How C. S. Lewis Created Narnia
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909
My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider–The Story of E. B. White
Georgia’s Bones
Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin (Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards))
Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever
A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams
Sixteen Years In Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story
Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot’s World War II Story
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade
The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art

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