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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 Cub

Abayomi, the Brazilian Puma

By: Darcy Pattison
Illustrated by:
Kitty Harvill
ISBN: 9781629440019
 
Half Spoon of Rice: A Survival Story of the Cambodian Genocide

Half Spoon of Rice

By: Icy Smith
Illustrated by:
Sopaul Nhem
ISBN: 9780982167588
 
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: the story of Dr. Temple Grandin

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures

By: Julia Finley Mosca
Illustrated by:
Daniel Rieley
ISBN: 9781943147304
 
What’s the Big Deal About First Ladies?

What’s the Big Deal About First Ladies?

By: Ruby Shamir
Illustrated by:
Matt Faulkner
ISBN: 9780399547249
 
National Geographic Readers: Ibn al-Haytham

National Geographic Readers

By: Libby Romero
ISBN: 9781426325007
 
Nefertiti, The Spidernaut: The Jumping Spider who Learned to Hunt in Space

Nefertiti, The Spidernaut

By: Darcy Pattison
Illustrated by:
Valeria Tisnes
ISBN: 9781629440613
 
Around America to Win the Vote

Around America to Win the Vote

By: Mara Rockliff
Illustrated by:
Hadley Hooper
ISBN: 9780763678937
 
Radioactive!: How Irene Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World

Radioactive!

By: Winifred Conkling
ISBN: 9781616204150
 
The Life and Times of Martin Luther

The Life and Times of Martin Luther

By: Meike Roth-Beck
Illustrated by:
Klaus Ensikat
ISBN: 9780802854957
 
Preaching to the Chickens

Preaching to the Chickens

By: Jabari Asim
Illustrated by:
E.B. Lewis
ISBN: 9780399168567
 
Ada’s Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace: The World’s First Computer Programmer

Ada’s Ideas

By: Fiona Robinson
ISBN: 9781419718724
 
Mama Africa!

Mama Africa!

By: Kathryn Erskine
Illustrated by:
Charly Palmer
ISBN: 9780374303013
 
Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells: The Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist

Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells

By: Philip Dray
Illustrated by:
Stephen Alcorn
ISBN: 9781561454174
 
The Streak

The Streak

By: Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by:
Terry Widener
ISBN: 9781590789926
 
Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz

Surviving the Angel of Death

By: Eva Mozes Kor and Lisa Rojany Buccieri
ISBN: 9781933718576
 
I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.

I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.

By: Brad Meltzer
Illustrated by:
Christopher Eliopoulos
ISBN: 9780525428527
 
The Book of Heroines

The Book of Heroines

By: Stephanie Warren Drimmer
ISBN: 9781426325571
 
Wisdom, The Midway Albatross: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and Other Disasters for Over 60 Years

Wisdom, The Midway Albatross

By: Darcy Pattison
Illustrated by:
Kitty Harvill
ISBN: 9780979862175
 
Schomburg

Schomburg

By: Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrated by:
Eric Velasquez
ISBN: 9780763680466
 
Newton and Me

Newton and Me

By: Lynne Mayer
Illustrated by:
Sherry Rogers
ISBN: 9781607188704
 
Kate Warne, Pinkerton Detective

Kate Warne, Pinkerton Detective

By: Marissa Moss
Illustrated by:
April Chu
ISBN: 9781939547330
 
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

The Right Word

By: Jen Bryant
Illustrated by:
Melissa Sweet
ISBN: 9780802853851
 
Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America

Alexander Hamilton

By: Teri Kanefield
ISBN: 9781419725784
 
Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution

Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution

By: Bernie Sanders
ISBN: 9781250138903
 
We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March

We’ve Got a Job

By: Cynthia Levinson
ISBN: 9781561456277
 
Three Years and Eight Months

Three Years and Eight Months

By: Icy Smith
Illustrated by:
Jennifer Kindert
ISBN: 9780985623784
 
Babe Conquers the World

Babe Conquers the World

By: Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace
ISBN: 9781590789810
 
I Want To Be Like Poppin’ Joe/ Yo quiero ser como Joe Palomitas

I Want To Be Like Poppin’ Joe/ Yo quiero ser como Joe Palomitas

By: Jo Meserve Mach and Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier
Illustrated by:
Mary Birdsell (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781944764456
 
What’s the Big Deal About Freedom?

What’s the Big Deal About Freedom?

By: Ruby Shamir
Illustrated by:
Matt Faulkner
ISBN: 9780399547287
 
The Book of Heroes

The Book of Heroes

By: Crispin Boyer
ISBN: 9781426325533
 
Martina and Chrissie

Martina and Chrissie

By: Phil Bildner
Illustrated by:
Brett Helquist
ISBN: 9780763673086
 
Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant

Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant

By: Songju Ma Daemicke
Illustrated by:
Christina Wald
ISBN: 9781628559033
 
Rumors

Rumors

By: Denys Cazet
ISBN: 9781939547323
 
A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams

A River of Words

By: Jen Bryant
Illustrated by:
Melissa Sweet
ISBN: 9780802853028
 
Red Cloud: A Lakota Story of War and Surrender

Red Cloud

By: S.D Nelson
ISBN: 9781419723131
 
The Firefly Letters

The Firefly Letters

By: Margarita Engle
ISBN: 9781250110961
 
Marching with Aunt Susan: Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage

Marching with Aunt Susan

By: Claire Rudolf Murphy
Illustrated by:
Stacey Schuett
ISBN: 9781561455935
 
Dorothea’s Eyes

Dorothea’s Eyes

By: Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by:
Gerard Dubois
ISBN: 9781629792088
 
Mei Ling in China City

Mei Ling in China City

By: Icy Smith
Illustrated by:
Gayle Garner Roski
ISBN: 9780970165480
 
The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: the Story of Dr. Patricia Bath

The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes

By: Julia Finley Mosca
Illustrated by:
Daniel Rieley
ISBN: 9781943147311
 
Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall

Untamed

By: Anita Silvey; Foreward by Jane Goodall
ISBN: 9781426315183
 
Wheels of Change

Wheels of Change

By: Sue Macy
ISBN: 9781426328558
 
Voice of Freedom

Voice of Freedom

By: Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrated by:
Ekua Holmes
ISBN: 9780763665319
 
Lighter Than Air

Lighter Than Air

By: Matthew Clark Smith
Illustrated by:
Matt Tavares
ISBN: 9780763677329
 
Leonardo da Vinci Gets a Do-Over

Leonardo da Vinci Gets a Do-Over

By: Mark P. Friedlander
ISBN: 9780967802060
 
The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch

The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch

By: Chris Barton
Illustrated by:
Don Tate
ISBN: 9780802853790
 
Look to the Stars

Look to the Stars

By: Buzz Aldrin
Illustrated by:
Wendell Minor
ISBN: 9780399247217
 
Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary Black Souls

Pathfinders

By: Tonya Bolden
ISBN: 9781419714559
 
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

Undefeated

By: Steve Sheinkin
ISBN: 9781596439542
 
14 Cows for America

14 Cows for America

By: Carmen Agra Deedy, in collaboration with Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah
Illustrated by:
Thomas Gonzalez
ISBN: 9781561454907
 
Alice Paul and the Fight for Women’s Rights

Alice Paul and the Fight for Women’s Rights

By: Deborah Kops
ISBN: 9781629793238
 
She Persisted

She Persisted

By: Chelsea Clinton
Illustrated by:
Alexandra Boiger
ISBN: 9781524741723
 
The March Against Fear

The March Against Fear

By: Ann Bausum
ISBN: 9781426326653
 
Enormous Smallness

Enormous Smallness

By: Matthew Burgess
Illustrated by:
Kris Di Giacomo
ISBN: 9781592701711
 
The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra

The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra

By: Chris Raschka
Illustrated by:
Chris Raschka
ISBN: 9780763658069
 
The Wolves of Currumpaw

The Wolves of Currumpaw

By: William Grill
Illustrated by:
William Grill
ISBN: 9781909263833
 
Manjhi Moves a Mountain

Manjhi Moves a Mountain

By: Nancy Churnin
Illustrated by:
Danny Popovici
ISBN: 9781939547347
 
Fur, Fins, and Feathers: Abraham Dee Bartlett and the Invention of the Modern Zoo

Fur, Fins, and Feathers

By: Cassandre Maxwell
ISBN: 9780802854322
 
Charles Darwin’s Around-the-World Adventure

Charles Darwin’s Around-the-World Adventure

By: Jennifer Thermes
ISBN: 9781419721205
 
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By: Jonah Winter
Illustrated by:
Stacy Innerst
ISBN: 9781419725593
 
Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America’s Pioneering Woman in Space

Sally Ride

By: Tam O’Shaughnessy
ISBN: 9781250129611
 
Miguel’s Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote

Miguel’s Brave Knight

By: Margarita Engle
Illustrated by:
Raúl Colón
ISBN: 9781561458561
 
Blood Brother

Blood Brother

By: Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace
ISBN: 9781629790947
 
I Am Jane Goodall

I Am Jane Goodall

By: Brad Meltzer
Illustrated by:
Christopher Eliopoulos
ISBN: 9780525428497
 
Shackles of the Deep

Shackles of the Deep

By: Michael Cottman
ISBN: 9781426326639
 
Burn: Michael Faraday’s Candle

Burn

By: Darcy Pattison
Illustrated by:
Peter Willis
ISBN: 9781629440453
 
42 Is Not Just a Number

42 Is Not Just a Number

By: Doreen Rappaport
ISBN: 9780763676247
 
Shackleton’s Journey

Shackleton’s Journey

By: William Grill
Illustrated by:
William Grill
ISBN: 9781909263109
 
Lovely

Lovely

By: Jess Hong
Illustrated by:
Jess Hong
ISBN: 9781939547378
 
Eva’s Story: A Survivor’s Tale by the Stepsister of Anne Frank

Eva’s Story

By: Eva Schloss
ISBN: 9780802864956
 
Danza!: Amalia Hernandez and El Ballet Folklorico De Mexico

Danza!

By: Duncan Tonatiuh
ISBN: 9781419725326
 
Bravo!

Bravo!

By: Margarita Engle
Illustrated by:
Rafael Lopez
ISBN: 9780805098761
 
Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

Poet

By: Don Tate
Illustrated by:
Don Tate
ISBN: 9781561458257
 
Dangerous Jane

Dangerous Jane

By: Suzanne Slade
Illustrated by:
Alice Ratterree
ISBN: 9781561459131
 
The Music in George’s Head

The Music in George’s Head

By: Suzanne Slade
Illustrated by:
Stacy Innerst
ISBN: 9781629790992
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