Dreamers

Dreamers By:  Yuyi Morales Based on her experience of leaving Mexico for the United States in 1994 with her young son, Caldacott Honor artist, Yuyi Morales, tells about the challenges and wonders of living in a new country.  The mother in the story struggles to understand the language and the rules in the strange new […]

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A Lady has the Floor

A Lady Has the Floor By:  Kate Hannigan Readers may not heard of Belva Lockwood, but they will enjoy learning all about her in A Lady Has the Floor by Kate Hannigan.  This is an excellent biography about a pioneer in the women’s movement who campaigned for equal pay, and equal opportunities for women.  She […]

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Dumpling Dreams

Dumpling Dreams Carrie Clickard  I thoroughly enjoyed this picture book biography of chef Joyce Chen who is known for bringing the Chinese dumpling to the United States.  Rhyming text tells the story of a little girl born in China who moves to America, grows up, marries, and has children.  She learned the art of cooking […]

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Women Who Dared

Women Who Dared By:  Linda Skeers This fascinating book contains the biographies of 52 women who each achieved remarkable accomplishments.  It is intended for readers ages eight and up.  Each one-page biography is accompanied by a beautiful illustration of that woman.  The biographies describe women from all walks of life such as mountaineers, rescuers, medical […]

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Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber

Miss Mary Reporting written by Sue Macy and illustrated by C. F. Payne. As a child, Mary Garber played football with the boys and attended sporting events with her father.  She also loved to read about sports so she was a natural to be a sportswriter as an adult. It wasn’t that simple though, since Mary lived […]

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