Children - Social Studies

When Sparks Fly: The True Story of Robert Goddard, the Father of US Rocketry by Kristen Fulton - Book Review

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By Kristen Fulton, Diego Funck (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481460989
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - July 3rd, 2018

When Sparks Fly sometimes so do rockets. And in Kristen Fulton’s new book, When Sparks Fly: The True Story of Robert Goddard, the Father of US Rocketry shows you how in the late 1920s one man help create rockets, started our space program, worked with weapons and more. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Limitless: 24 Remarkable American Women of Vision, Grit, and Guts by Leah Tinari - Book Review

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By Leah Tinari, Leah Tinari (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534418554
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Published: Aladdin - November 6th, 2018

Artist Leah Tinari brings us a portrait collection of iconic, inspirational and groundbreaking modern American women. The subjects are as unique and stunning as the artwork itself. This book deserves a space on your bookshelf. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Dreamers by Yuyi Morales - Book Review

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780823440559
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 4th, 2018

We all have dreams.
Some are big, like the desert this mother crosses, some are small like the baby in her arms. Her dream is to build a new home for them, to help him grow into his own dreams, find his voice in a new language. Together, they find a place of dreams and words - a library, unimaginable, inspiring - and their dreams come true.
Beautiful and personal, Morales has made another masterpiece!


Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli by Kyo Maclear - Book Review

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By Kyo Maclear, Julie Morstad (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062447616
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Published: HarperCollins - February 6th, 2018

This story of a daring girl from Rome, Italy who not only took the world of fashion by storm, but the world of art by storm too (lobster on your evening gown anyone?) is an amazing book that is artful and factual. The art of Julie Morstad ties the text together. And the pages pop with colors of all kinds, but especially pink, which was Schiaparelli’s favorite color. A must have for history, art, or fashion buffs. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan by Chris Barton - Book Review

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By Chris Barton, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481465618
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 25th, 2018

This is a great introduction to Barbara Jordan. While it focuses on her work and less on her personal life, it still gives a good overall picture. The afterwards cover more of her personal life. But as Jordan herself was private, nothing is too intruding. Older children (7 up) would be the perfect audience. But also, would be a fun "companion" time for the "adult or teen" learner to add to a presentation or talk. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Get to Know Bernardo de Galvez (English Edition) (Personajes del Mundo Hispanico / Historical Figures of the H) by Guillermo Fesser - Book Review

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$13.95
ISBN: 9781682921449
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Published: Loqueleo - May 12th, 2017

Did you know there was a Spaniard that helped win the Revolutionary War? Who? Bernardo de Gálvez, that’s who. He was the Governor of Louisiana and he helped George Washington win Florida, (which had been taken by the British), aboard his ship, the Galveztown. The city of Galveston, Texas, was named that way in his honor (same name, just “the way it sounded ... in Spanish”). Later, he went on to participate in the Battle of Yorktown, for which he persuaded the people of Málaga, Spain, to send money. They did indeed send money, the same they had saved to build the cathedral in that town. As a result, that building was left with only one tower, for which it’s usually referred to as the ‘one-armed church’. These are the kind of interesting bits of history you can find in this book, based on the real story of Teresa Valcarce, who helped make the politicians at the Capitol keep the centuries old promise to hang a portrait of Bernardo de Gálvez. ~ Reviewed by Adriana Gómez Piccolo


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