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  • Daisy and the Girl Scoutsby Fern Brown; Marie DeJohn

    Albert Whitman & Company 2014; US$ 6.99

    In this fascinating biography of Juliette Gordon Low, who loved to be called Daisy, readers will learn about her Civil War childhood, her almost complete hearing loss, and her unhappy married life. Most importantly, they will learn about the sense of purpose that drove Juliette Low to found the Girl Scouts of the United States of America—an organization... more...

  • Five Pages a Dayby Peg Kehret

    Albert Whitman & Company 2014; US$ 6.99

    Peg Kehret, who told of her childhood battle with polio in  Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio , now shares the story of her writing career. It began at the age of ten when she wrote and sold the  Dog Newspaper . The paper was supposed to feature the tales of local dogs, but mostly it was about her own dog, B.J. After four issues, it folded. But Peg... more...

  • Beatrix Potter and Her Paint Boxby David McPhail; David McPhail

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2015; US$ 12.59

    All her life, Beatrix Potter loved to paint. From a young age, she painted the bunnies, mice, and other pets who populated her family home. These characters later populated her stories, which are beloved the whole world over. With beautiful scenes rich in detail, David McPhail transports us to the charming, English countryside and the wonderful world... more...

  • Mary Cassattby Barbara Herkert; Gabi Swiatkowska

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2015; US$ 12.59

    Mary Cassatt was a headstrong, determined girl. She wanted to be an artist in 1860, a time when proper girls certainly weren't artists. It wasn't polite. But Mary herself wasn't polite. She pursued art with a passion, moving to Paris to study, painting what she saw. Her work was rejected by the Salon judges time and time again. One day, the great... more...

  • Phillis Sings Out Freedomby Ann Malaspina; Susan Keeler

    Albert Whitman & Company 2014; US$ 6.99

    In the fall of 1775, General George Washington was struggling to find a way to fight the British so that the colonies could be free from England. Phillis Wheatley, an African American poet who herself had struggled to gain freedom, decided to write Washington a poem of encouragement. Ann Malaspina’s inspiring story shows the life and times of these... more...

  • Capital Daysby Tonya Bolden

    Abrams 2015; US$ 21.95

    Capital Days introduces young readers to Washington, D.C., during the early to mid-19th century. Spanning more than 60 years, the story of Michael Shiner (c. 1804–1880) highlights a period of immense change in our country and its capital. Covering the burning of the city during the War of 1812, the rebuilding of the Capitol and White House, the... more...

  • Yoko Onoby Nell Beram

    Abrams 2013; US$ 24.95

    This lyrical biography explores the life and art of Yoko Ono, from her childhood haiku to her avant-garde visual art and experimental music. An outcast throughout most of her life, and misunderstood by every group she was supposed to belong to, Yoko always followed her own unique vision to create art that was ahead of its time and would later be... more...

  • Barbed Wire Baseballby Marissa Moss; Yuko Shimizu

    Abrams 2016; US$ 9.95

    A true story set in a Japanese-American internment camp in World War II. As a young boy, Kenichi Zenimura (Zeni) wanted to be a baseball player, even though everyone told him he was too small. He grew up to become a successful athlete, playing with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. But when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, Zeni and his family were... more...

  • Searching for Sarah Rectorby Tonya Bolden

    Abrams 2014; US$ 21.95

      Sarah Rector was once famously hailed as the richest black girl in America.” Set against the backdrop of American history, her tale encompasses the creation of Indian Territory, the making of Oklahoma, and the establishment of black towns and oil-rich boomtowns. Rector acquired her fortune at the age of eleven. This is both her story and that... more...

  • Black Elk's Visionby S. D. Nelson

    Abrams 2014; US$ 15.54

    Told from the Native American point of view, Black Elk’s Vision provides a unique perspective on American history.   From recounting the visions Black Elk had as a young boy, to his involvement in the battles of Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee, as well as his journeys to New York City and Europe with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, this biographical... more...