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Courage & Defiance

Courage & Defiance : Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark by Deborah Hopkinson. “Critically acclaimed Sibert Honor author Deborah Hopkinson brings to bold life the remarkable story of the Danish resistance and rescue of over 7,000 Jews during WWII. When the Nazis invaded Denmark on Tuesday, April 9, 1940, the people of this tiny country ... Read More »

Schomburg

              Schomburg : The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez Traces legal clerk Arturo Schomburg’s efforts to curate a collection of African books, letters, music, and art.   Read More »

Kid Presidents

              Kid Presidents : True Tales of Childhood From America’s Presidents by David Stabler ; illustrations by Doogie Horner Presents twenty stories featuring the United States presidents when they were children, including William Taft’s dance lessons, Lyndon Johnson’s classroom pranks, and Gerald Ford’s struggles with dyslexia.   Read More »

The Legendary Miss Lena Horne

                The Legendary Miss Lena Horne by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon Surveys the life of the actress and civil rights activist, describing her childhood, early years in vaudeville, and achievements as the first African American actress to be offered a studio contract.   Read More »

Women Who Dared

              Women Who Dared : 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers & Rebels by Linda Skeers ; illustrated by Livi Gosling Profiles fifty-two women in history who who have risked their lives for the sake of adventure, including Sophie Blanchard, Mary Anning, Minnie Spotted Wolf, and Alia Muhammad Baker.   Read More »

Age-Appropriate Books for Advanced Readers

When a child reads at a level typical of much older children, it can be difficult to find books that matches her comprehension skills without surpassing her developmental stage. The Children’s Book Council has created a list of 75 titles that bridge that gap. This Reading Beyond list is organized by the reader’s actual age and their target reading level. There’s ... Read More »