Home > Readers > Reading Lists > Showcase > Book Power (Fall 2017)

Book Power (Fall 2017)

Readers will discover the biographies and histories of those who shaped the world around them. These titles remind readers that they too can inspire and spark change no matter their age!

 
Abayomi, the Brazilian Puma: The True Story of an Orphaned CubAbayomi, the Brazilian Puma
by Darcy Pattison
 
Half Spoon of Rice: A Survival Story of the Cambodian GenocideHalf Spoon of Rice
by Icy Smith
 
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: the story of Dr. Temple GrandinThe Girl Who Thought in Pictures
by Julia Finley Mosca
 
National Geographic Readers: Ibn al-HaythamNational Geographic Readers
by Libby Romero
 
Nefertiti, The Spidernaut: The Jumping Spider who Learned to Hunt in SpaceNefertiti, The Spidernaut
by Darcy Pattison
 
Around America to Win the VoteAround America to Win the Vote
by Mara Rockliff
 
Radioactive!: How Irene Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the WorldRadioactive!
by Winifred Conkling
 
The Life and Times of Martin LutherThe Life and Times of Martin Luther
by Meike Roth-Beck
 
Preaching to the ChickensPreaching to the Chickens
by Jabari Asim
 
Ada’s Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace: The World’s First Computer ProgrammerAda’s Ideas
by Fiona Robinson
 
Mama Africa!Mama Africa!
by Kathryn Erskine
 
The StreakThe Streak
by Barb Rosenstock
 
Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in AuschwitzSurviving the Angel of Death
by Eva Mozes Kor and Lisa Rojany Buccieri
 
I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Brad Meltzer
 
The Book of HeroinesThe Book of Heroines
by Stephanie Warren Drimmer
 
Wisdom, The Midway Albatross: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and Other Disasters for Over 60 YearsWisdom, The Midway Albatross
by Darcy Pattison
 
SchomburgSchomburg
by Carole Boston Weatherford
 
Newton and MeNewton and Me
by Lynne Mayer
 
Kate Warne, Pinkerton DetectiveKate Warne, Pinkerton Detective
by Marissa Moss
 
The Right Word: Roget and His ThesaurusThe Right Word
by Jen Bryant
 
Alexander Hamilton: The Making of AmericaAlexander Hamilton
by Teri Kanefield
 
We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s MarchWe’ve Got a Job
by Cynthia Levinson
 
Babe Conquers the WorldBabe Conquers the World
by Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace
 
I Want To Be Like Poppin’ Joe/ Yo quiero ser como Joe PalomitasI Want To Be Like Poppin’ Joe/ Yo quiero ser como Joe Palomitas
by Jo Meserve Mach and Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier
 
The Book of HeroesThe Book of Heroes
by Crispin Boyer
 
Martina and ChrissieMartina and Chrissie
by Phil Bildner
 
Cao Chong Weighs an ElephantCao Chong Weighs an Elephant
by Songju Ma Daemicke
 
RumorsRumors
by Denys Cazet
 
A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos WilliamsA River of Words
by Jen Bryant
 
Red Cloud: A Lakota Story of War and SurrenderRed Cloud
by S.D Nelson
 
The Firefly LettersThe Firefly Letters
by Margarita Engle
 
Marching with Aunt Susan: Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women’s SuffrageMarching with Aunt Susan
by Claire Rudolf Murphy
 
Dorothea’s EyesDorothea’s Eyes
by Barb Rosenstock
 
Mei Ling in China CityMei Ling in China City
by Icy Smith
 
The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: the Story of Dr. Patricia BathThe Doctor with an Eye for Eyes
by Julia Finley Mosca
 
Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane GoodallUntamed
by Anita Silvey; Foreward by Jane Goodall
 
Wheels of ChangeWheels of Change
by Sue Macy
 
Voice of FreedomVoice of Freedom
by Carole Boston Weatherford
 
Lighter Than AirLighter Than Air
by Matthew Clark Smith
 
Leonardo da Vinci Gets a Do-OverLeonardo da Vinci Gets a Do-Over
by Mark P. Friedlander
 
Look to the StarsLook to the Stars
by Buzz Aldrin
 
Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary Black SoulsPathfinders
by Tonya Bolden
 
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football TeamUndefeated
by Steve Sheinkin
 
14 Cows for America14 Cows for America
by Carmen Agra Deedy, in collaboration with Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah
 
She PersistedShe Persisted
by Chelsea Clinton
 
The March Against FearThe March Against Fear
by Ann Bausum
 
Enormous SmallnessEnormous Smallness
by Matthew Burgess
 
The Cosmobiography of Sun RaThe Cosmobiography of Sun Ra
by Chris Raschka
 
The Wolves of CurrumpawThe Wolves of Currumpaw
by William Grill
 
Manjhi Moves a MountainManjhi Moves a Mountain
by Nancy Churnin
 
Fur, Fins, and Feathers: Abraham Dee Bartlett and the Invention of the Modern ZooFur, Fins, and Feathers
by Cassandre Maxwell
 
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. InequalityRuth Bader Ginsburg
by Jonah Winter
 
Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America’s Pioneering Woman in SpaceSally Ride
by Tam O’Shaughnessy
 
Miguel’s Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don QuixoteMiguel’s Brave Knight
by Margarita Engle
 
Blood BrotherBlood Brother
by Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace
 
I Am Jane GoodallI Am Jane Goodall
by Brad Meltzer
 
Shackles of the DeepShackles of the Deep
by Michael Cottman
 
Burn: Michael Faraday’s CandleBurn
by Darcy Pattison
 
42 Is Not Just a Number42 Is Not Just a Number
by Doreen Rappaport
 
Shackleton’s JourneyShackleton’s Journey
by William Grill
 
LovelyLovely
by Jess Hong
 
Eva’s Story: A Survivor’s Tale by the Stepsister of Anne FrankEva’s Story
by Eva Schloss
 
Danza!: Amalia Hernandez and El Ballet Folklorico De MexicoDanza!
by Duncan Tonatiuh
 
Bravo!Bravo!
by Margarita Engle
 
Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses HortonPoet
by Don Tate
 
Dangerous JaneDangerous Jane
by Suzanne Slade
 
The Music in George’s HeadThe Music in George’s Head
by Suzanne Slade
Back to Top