Children - Social Studies

Becoming Bach by Tom Leonard - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781626722866
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 28th, 2017

For Johan Sebastian, there was always music. This amazing colorful picture book introduces the life of a man that wanted to become a “bach” (musician). He took the patterns he heard and saw and created music from that. Considered one of the most important composers of all time (though it was not always that way) Bach’s story is captivating. Read the illustrations of Leonard as they are works of art by themselves. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels by Linda Skeers - Book Review

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By Linda Skeers, Livi Gosling (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781492653271
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - September 5th, 2017

Fifty-two women who have shaped the world by doing things “women are not supposed to do” are introduced with one page biographies. Skeers and Gosling write about women from all over the world; who come from a variety of social, economic and ethnic backgrounds. Some names are familiar and others might not be, but all are truly amazing. Great introduction of these people for ages 8 to 10. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome - Book Review

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$17.95
ISBN: 9780823420476
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Published: Holiday House - November 7th, 2017

A story to inspire us, and remind us - never stop trying to change our world! Harriet had many names - Conductor, Spy, Daughter, Moses - and this book tells them all, and shows us, with beautiful illustration and text, the life of a great women and hero! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison - Book Review

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780316475112
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 5th, 2017

Irresistible illustrations bring to life trailblazing black women's stories of breaking boundaries and struggling against adversity. making the world better for generations of girls and women to come. Inspiring generations to come. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell


Dangerous Jane by Suzanne Slade - Book Review

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781561459131
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Published: Peachtree Publishers - September 1st, 2017

An inspiring biography of Jane Addams told with gorgeous illustrations, original photographs, and newspaper snippets and her pacifist work that lead her to be the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell


Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton by Sherri Duskey Rinker - Book Review

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By Sherri Duskey Rinker, John Rocco (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780544715578
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 5th, 2017

Delightful fiction telling of how some of Virginia Lee Burton’s classic tales, such as Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and Choo Choo, came to be. Also highlights of her life are beautifully shown in illustrations reminiscent of Burton’s own making this well on its way to becoming a classic, too. A mini-biography has been included as well. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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