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Anything But Ordinary Addie

              Anything but Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic┬áby Mara Rockliff ; illustrated by Iacopo Bruno Traces the story of dancer-turned-magician Adelaide Herrmann, placing her achievements against a backdrop of period conventions about women in the arts and her determination to continue her work after the death of her ... Read More »


              Bloom by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by David Small When the glass kingdom begins cracking, the king and queen fail in their quest to get help from the fairy Bloom, who can work great magic but was banished because of her muddy boots and messiness, so they send Genevieve, an ordinary girl who ... Read More »

Ladies of Liberty

              Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation by Cokie Roberts; illustrated by Diane Goode Shares the stories of remarkable women who shaped American history between 1796 and 1828, including Dolley Madison, Theodosia Burr, and Sacajawea. Read More »


              Unbound: A Novel In Verse by Ann E. Burg The day nine-year-old Grace is called to work in the kitchen in the Big House, everyone warns her to keep her head down and her thoughts to herself, but the more she sees of the oppressive Master and his hateful wife, the more she ... Read More »

Fancy party gowns

              Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe by Deborah Blumenthal; illustrated by Laura Freeman “As soon as Ann Cole Lowe could walk, her momma and grandma taught her to sew. When her mom died, Ann continued sewing dresses. It wasn’t easy, especially when she went to design school and ... Read More »

The Playbook

              The Playbook : 52 Rules To Aim, Shoot, and Score In This Game Called Life by Kwame Alexander; photographs by Thai Neave Kwame Alexander shares poetry and inspiring lessons about the rules of life, as well as uplifting quotes from athletes such as Stephen Curry and Venus Williams and other exemplars like Sonia ... Read More »

The Lincolns

              The Lincolns : A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary / Candace Fleming Though Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln’s backgrounds differed considerably, both were intellectuals who shared interests in literature and politics, as well as a great love for each other. Read More »