Social Studies Books

She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game Cover Image
By Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593114544
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Published: Philomel Books - September 22nd, 2020

From Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger, the #1 New York Times bestselling team behind She Persisted, comes a new book featuring women athletes who overcame and inspired--just in time for the Olympics!

Anne Frank: The Girl Heard Around the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338312294
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Published: Orchard Books - September 15th, 2020

An evocative and accessible picture book about Anne Frank and how she found her voice in a world determined to silence her.

All her life, Anne Frank wanted to be heard.
Really, truly heard.

Linda Elovitz Marshall introduces readers to the story of Anne Frank in this powerful book about family, war, and the importance of finding your voice.

Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different 2: Even More True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World Cover Image
By Ben Brooks, Quinton Wintor (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780762472154
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Published: Running Press Kids - October 13th, 2020

Boys can be anything they want to be! In this sequel to the New York Times bestseller Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, Ben Brooks introduces seventy-six more boys and men who will inspire young readers to live boldly and true to themselves.

E Is for Everyone! Every Vote and Every Voice: A Democracy Alphabet Cover Image
By Elissa Grodin, Victor Juhasz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534111363
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - September 15th, 2020

Civics lessons are always timely, always important, and often very complicated. And despite the easy banter in today's media, many adult Americans are still in the dark when it comes to knowing their rights and responsibilities as citizens of a democratic society. So how do we help our youngest citizens to understand this important information in ways that make sense?

Even More Fantastic Failures: True Stories of People Who Changed the World by Falling Down First Cover Image
ISBN: 9781582707341
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Published: Aladdin/Beyond Words - October 27th, 2020

Even the most well-known people have struggled to succeed! This follow-up to Fantastic Failures offers up a second dose of fascinating stories featuring flops that turned into triumphs.

Kids today are under a lot of pressure to succeed, but failure has an important place in life as young people learn how to be a successful person.

Fighting for the Forest: How FDR's Civilian Conservation Corps Helped Save America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534429338
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

“Informative, inspiring.” —Kirkus Reviews

In an inspiring middle grade nonfiction work, P. O’Connell Pearson tells the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps—one of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal projects that helped save a generation of Americans.

When Franklin D.

“A brilliant work of US history.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
“Gripping.” —BCCB (starred review)
“Accessible…Necessary.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction, Never Caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, G

RESPECT: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534452282
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2020

From a creative team with multiple Caldecott Honors comes this vibrant portrait of Aretha Franklin that pays her the R-E-S-P-E-C-T this Queen of Soul deserves.

Aretha Franklin was born to sing.

The Constitution Decoded: A Guide to the Document That Shapes Our Nation Cover Image
By Katie Kennedy, Ben Kirchner (Illustrator), Kermit Roosevelt (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9781523510443
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 1st, 2020

Be an active citizen. Know your Constitution!
Ever wonder why the president has a Cabinet? Why there’s such thing as trial by jury? Why someday you’ll have to pay income tax, or why there are no Dukes, Duchesses, Counts, or Countesses in the United States? Because the Constitution says so––and so much more.

Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358408307
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Published: Versify - August 18th, 2020

New York Times bestseller! 

Who was at the forefront of women's right to vote? We know a few famous names, like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but what about so many others from diverse backgrounds—black, Asian, Latinx, Native American, and more—who helped lead the fight for suffrage?

Nuestra América: 30 Inspiring Latinas/Latinos Who Have Shaped the United States Cover Image
ISBN: 9780762497478
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Published: Running Press Kids - September 1st, 2020

Celebrate 30 influential Latinas/Latinos/Latinxs in U.S. history with Nuestra América, a fully-illustrated anthology from the Smithsonian Latino Center.

Sometimes People March Cover Image
By Tessa Allen, Tessa Allen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062991188
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 1st, 2020

With a spare, inspiring text and gorgeous watercolor illustrations, this is a timeless and important book for activists of all ages. This hardcover picture book is perfect for sharing and for gifting.

Sometimes people march
to resist injustice,
to stand in solidarity,
to inspire hope.

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