Social Studies Books

She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History Cover Image
By Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525516996
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Published: Philomel Books - March 6th, 2018

The companion to Chelsea Clinton & Alexandra Boiger's #1 New York Times bestseller, She Persisted. Perfect for tiny activists, mini feminists and little kids who are ready to take on the world.


Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338136890
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 30th, 2018

In this accessible guide with an introduction by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Marley Dias explores activism, social justice, volunteerism, equity and inclusion, and using social media for good.


Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World Cover Image
By Susan Hood, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator), Emily Winfield Martin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062699459
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Published: HarperCollins - January 23rd, 2018

"Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations." --Mae Jemison, the first female African American astronaut

Fresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen revolutionary young women--each paired with a noteworthy female artist--to the next generation of activists, trail-blazers, and rabble-rousers.


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Who Says Women Can't Be Computer Programmers?: The Story of Ada Lovelace Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781627792998
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Published: Christy Ottaviano Books-Henry Holt and Compan - February 20th, 2018

A picture book biography of Ada Lovelace, the woman recognized today as history's first computer programmer--she imagined them 100 years before they existed


Lives of the Explorers: Discoveries, Disasters (and What the Neighbors Thought) Cover Image
By Kathleen Krull, Kathryn Hewitt (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781328740915
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - February 20th, 2018

You might know that Marco Polo traveled the Silk Road, Lewis and Clark headed west with the help of Sacajawea, and Sally Ride blasted into space. But what do you really know about these bold explorers as people? What were they like as kids? What pets or bad habits did they have? And what drove their passion to explore unknown parts of the world?


The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062411099
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 20th, 2018

Perfect for fans of suspenseful nonfiction such as books by Steve Sheinkin, this is a page-turning narrative about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor and pacifist who became an unlikely hero during World War II and took part in a plot to kill Hitler.


Bomb: The Race to Build--And Steal--The World's Most Dangerous Weapon Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250050649
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Published: Square Fish - January 9th, 2018

The true story of the race to create the most dangerous weapon in history--perfect for middle grade readers and history enthusiasts

In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents.


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Before She Was Harriet Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780823420476
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Published: Holiday House - November 7th, 2017

A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse and illustrated by an award-winning artist.


Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780545723336
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 2nd, 2018

In his meteoric, thirteen-year rise to fame, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a mass movement for Civil Rights -- with his relentless peaceful, non-violent protests, public demonstrations, and eloquent speeches. But as violent threats cast a dark shadow over Dr. King's life, Swanson hones in on James Earl Ray, a bizarre, racist, prison escapee who tragically ends King's life.


Notorious Rbg Young Readers' Edition: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062748539
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Published: HarperCollins - November 28th, 2017

The New York Times bestselling biography Notorious RBG--whose concept originated with a Tumblr page of the same name--is now available in a vibrant, full-color young readers' edition.


The Middle Passage: White Ships / Black Cargo Cover Image
By Tom Feelings, Kadir Nelson (Introduction by), Sylviane a. Diouf (Introduction by)
$29.99
ISBN: 9780525552444
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Published: Dial Books - January 2nd, 2018

Alex Haley's Roots awakened many Americans to the cruelty of slavery. The Middle Passage focuses attention on the torturous journey which brought slaves from Africa to the Americas, allowing readers to bear witness to the sufferings of an entire people.


DK Findout! World War I Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781465469304
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Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - January 16th, 2018

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, findout dicusses the build-up to the war, along with battles, history, technology, and more.


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