Social Studies Books - Biography

Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593303740
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Michelle Obama’s worldwide bestselling memoir, Becoming, is now adapted for young readers.


The Worlds of Tomie dePaola: The Art and Stories of the Legendary Artist and Author Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781534412262
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 9th, 2021

Barbara Elleman’s insightful biography on Tomie dePaola captures the essence of the beloved author-illustrator through engaging stories, childhood photos, countless illustrations, and thoughtful analysis of decades of celebrated books.

Tomie dePaola is one of the best-known and most beloved creators of books for children.


Earth Squad: 50 People Who Are Saving the Planet Cover Image
By Alexandra Zissu, Nhung Lê (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762499212
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Published: Running Press Kids - March 2nd, 2021

Inspire young activists with stories about 50 inspiring and extraordinary environmental crusaders working to save our planet.

Kids across the globe will be moved by the passion of these amazing eco-warriors who have dedicated their lives to making our world a better place.


Kidstory: 50 Children and Young People Who Shook Up the World (Stories That Shook Up the World) Cover Image
By Tom Adams, Sarah Walsh (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781534485150
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 9th, 2021

Learn about fifty amazing kids who changed the world in this beautifully illustrated collection of inspiring short biographies sure to empower and motivate in equal measure.

You don't have to be an adult to make a difference!


Secrets of the Sea: The Story of Jeanne Power, Revolutionary Marine Scientist Cover Image
By Evan Griffith, Joanie Stone (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358244325
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Published: Clarion Books - March 9th, 2021

The curiosity, drive, and perseverance of the nineteenth-century woman scientist who pioneered the use of aquariums to study ocean life are celebrated in this gorgeous, empowering picture book.

How did a nineteenth-century dressmaker revolutionize science? Jeanne Power was creative: she wanted to learn about the creatures that swim beneath the ocean waves, so she buil


Send a Girl!: The True Story of How Women Joined the FDNY Cover Image
By Jessica M. Rinker, Meg Hunt (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547601745
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - March 9th, 2021

Brenda Berkman was often told that she couldn't do certain things because she was a girl. When she grew up, she longed for a job that was challenging, different every day, and required physical and mental strength. In 1977 when the New York City Fire Department finally complied with the Civil Rights Act (from 1964) by allowing women to take the FDNY exam, Brenda jumped at the chance.


The Boy Who Failed Show and Tell Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338647235
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 2nd, 2021

An unbelievably hilarious middle-grade true story from bestselling author Jordan Sonnenblick.

In a typical school year, every kid has one or two things go wrong. But for Jordan, there's A LOT going wrong ALL THE TIME.

Take this year. Here are some of the thing going wrong:

-- His teacher hates him. Like, really hates him.


Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250234629
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - February 23rd, 2021

Dream big with the Latinitas in Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers.


No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cover Image
By Kathleen Krull, Nancy Zhang (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062662798
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 23rd, 2021

From award-winning author Kathleen Krull comes an empowering, inspiring picture book biography—with dazzling illustrations from artist Nancy Zhang—about the second female justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 


Goodnight, Astronaut Cover Image
By Scott Kelly, Izzy Burton (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524764289
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021

“Beautifully written, making a prominent figure readily accessible to children.” -School Library Journal
 
The second picture book from astronaut Scott Kelly follows his adventure-seeking travels through some of the wild places he's slept! Young readers will be delighted by the playful text and encouraging message to dream of the stars.


Just Being Dalí: The Story of Artist Salvador Dalí Cover Image
By Amy Guglielmo, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984816580
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 9th, 2021

This kid-friendly picture book biography celebrates the irrepressible individuality of Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí.


Kid Innovators: True Tales of Childhood from Inventors and Trailblazers (Kid Legends #7) Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781683692270
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Published: Quirk Books - February 16th, 2021

Moving, funny, and totally true childhood biographies of Bill Gates, Madam C. J. Walker, Hedy Lamarr, Walt Disney, and 12 other international innovators. 


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