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Ruth Asawa: A Sculpting Life

Written by: Joan Schoettler Illustrated by: Traci Van Wagoner For ages: 6-9 years Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures, Women Artists, Historical Events, Public Art.  Summary: Aiko and Ruth Asawa are the same person.  Aiko speaks Japanese at home, and at her Japanese school on Saturdays…

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Spring After Spring; How Rachel Carson INSPIRED the Environmental Movement

Written & Illustrated by: Stephanie Roth Sisson For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures, Women in STEM, Activism, Environmental Activism, Trailblazers, Bravery, Courage. Summary: Rachel is a little girl that LOVES nature.  She loves walking through the woods and listening to all of the sounds that…

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Lights! Camera! Alice! The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker

Written by: Mara Rockliff Illustrated by: Simona Ciraolo For ages: 5-9 years Language: English, very minor French. Topics Covered: Historical Figures, Women in Film, Trailblazers, Women Artists.   Summary: A little girl named Alice loved stories more than anything.  She listened to those around her, and…

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El Chino

Written & Illustrated by: Allen Say For ages: 4-9 years Language: English, minor Spanish.  Topics Covered: Chinese Culture, Spanish Culture, Self-Acceptance, Family, Trailblazer, Historical Figure, Bullfighting.   Summary: This book is written in first person, and begins by describing a boy named Billy’s family.  His parents…

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A Place Where Hurricanes Happen

Written by: Renée Watson Illustrated by: Shadra Strickland For ages: 5-10 years Language: English Topics Covered: Community, POC-Centric Narratives, Historical Events, Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, Emotional Growth. Summary: Adrienne, Keesha, Michael, and Tommy are all best friends living on the same street.  After Hurricane Katrina strikes, the foursome are…

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The United States v. Jackie Robinson

Written by: Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen Illustrated by: R. Gregory Christie For ages: 5-10 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Historical Figures, Military History, Sports Figures, Civil Rights. Summary: Before we knew Jackie Robinson as the first African-American Major League Baseball player, he served in the military….

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