Social Studies Books - Biography

The Genius Under the Table: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain By Eugene Yelchin, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eugene Yelchin, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536236248
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Published: Candlewick - May 21st, 2024

“Yelchin delivers a darkly humorous slice-of-life account of growing up in the Soviet Union. . . . Humorous, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


50 Trailblazers of the 50 States: Celebrate the lives of inspiring people who paved the way from every state in America! (Americana) By Howard Megdal, Abbey Lossing (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Howard Megdal, Abbey Lossing (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780711291867
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - May 7th, 2024

Meet 50 trailblazers who made the United States what it is today in this bright, fact-packed biography book.

With one trailblazer from every state, you'll discover how Rosa Parks from Alabama fought for civil rights, how Barack Obama from Hawaii became the USA's first Black president, how Margaret Murie from Alaska pioneered the American environmentalist move


Born Naughty: My Childhood in China By Jin Wang, Tony Johnston, Anisi Baigude (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jin Wang, Tony Johnston, Anisi Baigude (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593563618
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Published: Anne Schwartz Books - May 7th, 2024

Share in the joyful, adventure-filled shenanigans of a child growing up in a small mud hut in Inner Mongolia in this charming, illustrated memoir for young middle grade readers.


Freedom on the Sea: The True Story of the Civil War Hero Robert Smalls and His Daring Escape to Freedom By Michael Boulware Moore, Bryan Collier (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250818355
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Published: Godwin Books - May 28th, 2024

This is the thrilling story of Robert Smalls and the Confederate ship that he used to liberate himself, his family, and over a dozen others from enslavement.


The Met Paul Cézanne (What the Artist Saw) By Amy Guglielmo, Laura Martin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Amy Guglielmo, Laura Martin (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780744092233
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Published: DK Children - May 21st, 2024

See the world through Paul Cézanne’s eyes and be inspired to produce your own masterpieces.


A Mind of Her Own: The Story of Mystery Writer Agatha Christie By Robyn McGrath, Liz Wong (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robyn McGrath, Liz Wong (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665917933
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Published: Beach Lane Books - May 28th, 2024

Uncover the fascinating, inspiring, and sometimes mysterious true story of world-renowned detective novelist Agatha Christie’s journey to authorship in this picture book biography.

Before Agatha Christie became the greatest mystery writer of all time, she was a girl who loved books, make-believe, and puzzling out problems.


Elizabeth Quocksister: Keeper of History By Haley Healey, Kimiko Fraser (Illustrator), George Quocksister Jr (With) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781772034844
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Published: Heritage House - April 16th, 2024

Elizabeth Quocksister (1925-81) had many roles in her life. She was a cultural teacher, a community leader, a dancer, a nurse, a photographer, a residential school survivor, and a mother of ten.


Hoop Queens 2 (Sports Royalty) By Charles R. Smith Jr. Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781536225341
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Published: Candlewick - May 7th, 2024

Charles R. Smith Jr. brings his high-energy verse to praise a new generation of WNBA basketball stars, paired with dynamic photos of the players in action.


It's Not Bragging If It's True: How to Be Awesome at Life, from a Winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee By Zaila Avant-garde, Marti Dumas (With) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593706930
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Published: Yearling - May 7th, 2024

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Kids will be inspired to embrace their inner weirdness and persevere through obstacles after reading this empowering collection of true stories from teenage Scripps National Spelling Bee champ and Guinness World Record holder Zaila Avant-garde! Includes 8 pages of never-before-seen photos.


Jennie Butchart: Gardener of Dreams By Haley Healey, Kimiko Fraser (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Haley Healey, Kimiko Fraser (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781772034813
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Published: Heritage House - April 16th, 2024

Outspoken: Paul Robeson, Ahead of His Time: A One-Man Show By Carole Boston Weatherford, Eric Velasquez (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536212976
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Published: Candlewick - March 27th, 2024

Newbery Honoree Carole Boston Weatherford and award-winning illustrator Eric Velasquez—the team behind Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library—reunite to take full measure of an iconic performer and political activist.


Queer History A to Z: 100 Years of LGBTQ+ Activism By Robin Stevenson, Vivian Rosas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robin Stevenson, Vivian Rosas (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781525308352
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Published: Kids Can Press - May 7th, 2024

An essential resource for young readers that details the people, events and places that have shaped queer history in North America.

In this exploration of the history of LGBTQ+ activism in North America, middle-grade readers can learn about the key people who led the fight for equality, the events that brought about change and the places where history was made.