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The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra
The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra
Written by Chris Raschka, Illustrated by Chris Raschka
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763658069
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The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra
The Sound of Joy Is Enlightening
Written by Chris Raschka
Illustrated by Chris Raschka


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $15.99

Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka shares his love of jazz great Sun Ra, just in time to mark the centennial of the musician’s birth.

Jazz musician Sun Ra (1914–1993) always said that he came from Saturn. Being from another planet, he was naturally intrigued by everything earthly — especially music, because music... Read more >
Under the Freedom Tree
Under the Freedom Tree
Written by Susan VanHecke, Illustrated by London Ladd
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580895507
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Under the Freedom Tree

Written by Susan VanHecke
Illustrated by London Ladd


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $16.95

Taut free verse tells the little-known story of the first contraband camp of the Civil War—seen by some historians as the "beginning of the end of slavery in America." One night in 1861, three escaped slaves made their way from the Confederate line to a Union-held fort. The runaways were declared... Read more >
A is for Activist
A is for Activist
Written by Innosanto Nagara
Format: Board
ISBN: 9781609805395
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A is for Activist

Written by Innosanto Nagara


Format: Board, 32 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $9.99

“Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, but for two-year olds—full of pictures and rhymes and a little cat to find on every page that will delight the curious toddler and parents alike.”—Occupy Wall Street


A is for Activist is an ABC board book written... Read more >
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr.
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by Kitson Jazynka
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426310874
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National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Written by Kitson Jazynka


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: December 26, 2012
Price: $3.99

The most effective method used to influence children to read is to incorporate the information that interests them the most. National Geographic Readers are educational, high-interest, and comprehensive for children. In this title, readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover library binding.
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr.
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by Kitson Jazynka
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426310881
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National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Written by Kitson Jazynka


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: December 26, 2012
Price: $13.90

The most effective method used to influence children to read is to incorporate the information that interests them the most. National Geographic Readers are educational, high-interest, and comprehensive for children. In this title, readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

In this level two... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Magic Trash
Magic Trash
Written by J. H. Shapiro
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580893855
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Magic Trash

Written by J. H. Shapiro


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2011
Price: $15.95

Vacant lots. Abandoned houses. Trash--lots of trash. Heidelberg Street was in trouble!

Tyree Guyton loved his childhood home--that's where his grandpa Sam taught him to "paint the world." So he wanted to wake people up... to make them see Detroit's crumbling communities.

Paintbrush in hand, Tyree cast his artistic spell, transforming everyday junk... Read more >
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Fist Stick Knife Gun
Fist Stick Knife Gun
Written by Geoffrey Canada, Illustrated by Jamar Nicholas
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807044490
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Fist Stick Knife Gun
A Personal History of Violence
Written by Geoffrey Canada
Illustrated by Jamar Nicholas


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $14.00

Long before President Barack Obama praised his work as “an all-encompassing, all-hands-on-deck anti-poverty effort that is literally saving a generation of children,” and First Lady Michelle Obama called him “one of my heroes,” Geoffrey Canada was a small and scared boy growing up in the South Bronx. His childhood world was...

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Twelve Rounds to Glory (12 Rounds to Glory)
Twelve Rounds to Glory (12 Rounds to Glory)
Written by Charles R. Smith Jr., Illustrated by Bryan Collier
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763650025
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Twelve Rounds to Glory (12 Rounds to Glory)
The Story of Muhammad Ali
Written by Charles R. Smith Jr.
Illustrated by Bryan Collier


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $10.99

"An in-depth look at Ali’s life through twelve rhyming poems. . . . Collier’s bold pictures are among the best of his illustrious career."—BOOKLIST (starred review)

A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
A National Council for the Social Studies Notable Trade Book for Young People

From the moment a fired-up teenager won 1960 Olympic... Read more >
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After Gandhi
After Gandhi
Written by O'Brien, Anne Sibley
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580891295
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After Gandhi
One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance
Written by O'Brien, Anne Sibley


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2009
Price: $24.95

In 1908 Mohandas Gandhi spoke to a crowd of 3,000. Together they protested against an unjust law without guns or rioting. Peacefully they made a difference. Gandhi’s words and deeds influenced countless others to work toward the goals of freedom and justice through peaceful methods. Mother and son team, Anne Sibley... Read more >
Akira to Zoltan
Akira to Zoltan
Written by Cynthia Chin-Lee
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781570915802
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Akira to Zoltan
Twenty-six Men Who Changed the World
Written by Cynthia Chin-Lee


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2008
Price: $7.95

This companion to the best-selling AMELIA TO ZORA features twenty-six amazing men. From Akira Kurisawa, filmmaker, to Zoltán Kodály, musical innovator, learn what inspired each man to change the world around him. Detailed collages draw from various events in the men's lives. Read more >
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Amelia to Zora
Amelia to Zora
Written by Cynthia Chin-Lee
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781570915239
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Amelia to Zora
Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World
Written by Cynthia Chin-Lee


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2008
Price: $7.95

Twenty-six amazing women; twenty-six amazing stories. From Amelia Earhart, pilot and adventurer, to Zora Neal Hurston, writer and anthropologist, learn about the hardships and triumphs that inspired each woman to change the world around her. Detailed collages and illustrations draw from various events in the women's lives. Read more >
Akira to Zoltan
Akira to Zoltan
Written by Cynthia Chin-Lee
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781570915796
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Akira to Zoltan
Twenty-six Men Who Changed the World
Written by Cynthia Chin-Lee


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2006
Price: $15.95

This companion to the best-selling AMELIA TO ZORA features twenty-six amazing men. From Akira Kurisawa, filmmaker, to Zoltán Kodály, musical innovator, learn what inspired each man to change the world around him. Detailed collages draw from various events in the men's lives. Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
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