Social Studies Books - Biography

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781733329293
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Published: Rebel Girls - October 13th, 2020

The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, featuring 100 immigrant women who have shaped, and will continue to shape, our world.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is the third book in the New York Times bestselling series for children.

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?

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.

Follow Your Dreams, Little One Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316475150
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Published: LB Kids - September 29th, 2020

New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history in this board book edition of Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History.

The Suffragist Playbook: Your Guide to Changing the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781536210330
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Published: Candlewick - October 27th, 2020

Do you have a cause you’re passionate about? Take a few tips from the suffragists, who led one of the largest and longest movements in American history.

The House by the Lake: The True Story of a House, Its History, and the Four Families Who Made It Home Cover Image
By Thomas Harding, Britta Teckentrup (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536212747
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Published: Candlewick Studio - September 8th, 2020

History comes home in a deeply moving, exquisitely illustrated tale of a small house, taken by the Nazis, that harbors a succession of families—and becomes a quiet witness to a tumultuous century.

The days went around like a wheel.
The sun rose, warming the walls of the house.

Born Just Right (Jeter Publishing) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534428393
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Published: Aladdin - July 7th, 2020

From tween advocate for limb difference and founder of Project Unicorn Jordan Reeves and her mom, Jen, comes an inspiring memoir about how every kid is perfect just the way they are.

When Jordan Reeves was born without the bottom half of her left arm, the doctors reassured her parents that she was “born just right.” And she has been proving that doctor right ever since!

Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote Cover Image
By Kirsten Gillibrand, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593302668
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Published: Dragonfly Books - June 2nd, 2020

The perfect read for the one-hundredth anniversary of the nineteenth amendment and in advance of the upcoming presidential election, this inspiring picture book from United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand shares the stories of ten suffragists who fought for women's right to vote.

Joey: The Story of Joe Biden Cover Image
By Dr Jill Biden, Amy June Bates (Illustrator), Kathleen Krull (With)
ISBN: 9781534480537
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - June 30th, 2020

“(Jill) Biden’s anecdotal portrait of her spouse’s early years spotlights his competitiveness and risk-taking…his role as a peacemaker, devoted brother, and defender of bullied peers…and reveals how…high school, when he became a star athlete and class president, paved the way for leadership roles in college and beyond.” —Publishers We

I Am Not a Label: 34 disabled artists, thinkers, athletes and activists from past and present Cover Image
By Cerrie Burnell, Lauren Mark Baldo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780711247451
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - July 7th, 2020

“An inclusive and upbeat collection ideal for classrooms and libraries” – School Library Journal

In this stylishly illustrated biography anthology, meet 34 artists, thinkers, athletes, and activists with disabilities, from past and present.

The Brontës – Children of the Moors Cover Image
ISBN: 9781445147321
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Published: Franklin Watts - August 4th, 2020

A highly-illustrated retelling of the Brontë sisters life in Haworth in the Yorkshire Dales told from Charlotte Brontë's point of view.

Produced to coincide with 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë, this book introduces the three extraordinary Brontë sisters: Charlotte, Emily and Anne. We also meet their brother Branwell.

Dear America: Young Readers’ Edition: The Story of an Undocumented Citizen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062914620
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Published: HarperCollins - July 14th, 2020

In this young readers’ adaptation of his adult memoir Dear America, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas tells his story, in light of the 12 million undocumented immigrants currently in the United States.

Jose Antonio Vargas was only twelve years old when he was brought to the United States from the Philippine

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