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The Mother of a Movement: Jeanne Manford--Ally, Activist, and Co-Founder of Pflag by Rob Sanders - Book Review

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The Mother of a Movement: Jeanne Manford--Ally, Activist, and Co-Founder of Pflag By Rob Sanders, Sam Kalda (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rob Sanders, Sam Kalda (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433840203
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Published: Magination Press - September 6th, 2022

Sanders tells a story of what mothers could and can do, and how one stood up for one son after a horrific incident. Not shying away from issues, it is done in a child friendly and accessible manner. And Sam Kalda brings to light the 1970s in images that are, GROOVY! ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


She Sang for India: How M.S. Subbulakshmi Used Her Voice for Change by Suma Subramaniam - Book Review

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She Sang for India: How M.S. Subbulakshmi Used Her Voice for Change By Suma Subramaniam, Shreya Gupta (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Suma Subramaniam, Shreya Gupta (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374388744
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - November 8th, 2022

Do you know who Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi was? She was a woman of India that broke gender barriers by using her powerful voice for justice and peace. She brought awareness to the plight of her people and her culture to the rest of the world. A beautiful and thoughtful biography enhanced by the boldly colored and detailed illustrations of Shreya Gupta. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Jubilee: The First Therapy Horse and an Olympic Dream by Kt Johnston - Book Review

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Jubilee: The First Therapy Horse and an Olympic Dream By Kt Johnston, Anabella Ortiz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kt Johnston, Anabella Ortiz (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684462551
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Published: Capstone Editions - February 1st, 2022

The inspiring story of a woman who was told she would never ride horses again and the horse who was never meant for grace and poise. Through their unshakeable bond and determination, the pair overcomes incredible odds in order to make groundbreaking history. ~ Reviewed by Hannah Odasz


Secret Schools: True Stories of the Determination to Learn by Heather Camlot - Book Review

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Secret Schools: True Stories of the Determination to Learn By Heather Camlot, Erin Taniguchi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Heather Camlot, Erin Taniguchi (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771474603
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Published: Owlkids - September 13th, 2022

Secret schooling has taken many forms. Some to help keep a people’s language and culture alive, some to help enslaved people learn how to become free, some to find ways to keep children off dangerous ghetto streets and have normalcy during war, some underground schools even were formed to help show students how others felt their government was wrong, some taught women and girls despite their gender, some were for billionaire sons, and some have created spies for all nations. In an introductory manner, you learn how secrecy has allowed some of the greatest leaders to happen, kept cultures alive and shaped our history and even, future. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Nour's Secret Library by Wafa' Tarnowska - Book Review

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Nour's Secret Library By Wafa' Tarnowska, Vali Mintzi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Wafa' Tarnowska, Vali Mintzi (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781646862924
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Published: Barefoot Books - March 29th, 2022

This book is about the power of books, the power of one person, the power of a community and how we can learn from each other instead of fighting. The emotional and chaotic images show the ugly of war but also the hope people can find when looking. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Her Name Was Mary Katharine: The Only Woman Whose Name Is on the Declaration of Independence by Ella Schwartz - Book Review

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Her Name Was Mary Katharine: The Only Woman Whose Name Is on the Declaration of Independence By Ella Schwartz, Dow Phumiruk (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ella Schwartz, Dow Phumiruk (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316298322
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Published: Christy Ottaviano Books - January 25th, 2022

History has overlooked the one woman’s name that appears at the bottom of the Declaration of Independence: Mary Katharine Goddard. An advocate for “a free and open press,” Mary Katharine devoted her life to ensuring that the American colonists had access to information through her work as a printer and the first postmaster of Baltimore. Her name and accomplishments might have been forgotten forever if she hadn’t had the courage to sign her full name and take credit for printing the first edition of the document that declared our nation’s independence. ~ Reviewed by Hannah Odasz


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