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I, Galileo

By: Bonnie Christensen

Acclaimed author-illustrator Bonnie Christensen adopts the voice of Galileo and lets him tell his own tale in this outstanding picture book biography. The first person narration gives this book a friendly,...

A Christmas Memory

By: Truman Capote
illustrated by: Beth Peck

First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. We are proud to be reprinting this warm and delicately...

Meet Abraham Lincoln

By: Barbara Cary

This warmly told biography of our sixteenth president is enriched by many authentic but seldom told anecdotes and complemented by bold color illustrations that capture the spirit of Lincoln and his era.  ...


Young Pele

By: Lesa Cline-Ransome
illustrated by: James E. Ransome

HOW DID A POOR BOY named Edson—who kicked rocks down roads and dribbled balls made from rags—go on to become Pelé, the greatest soccer player of all time? While other kids memorized...

Barack Obama: Out of Many, One

By: Shana Corey
Illustrated by: James Bernardin

Reading on your own This is the story of a skinny little boy with a funny name and how he became part of America’s history.In very clear and accessible language, newly independent readers can learn...

China's Son

By: Da Chen

A candid memoir about growing up during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, adapted by the author from his Colors of the Mountain, published by Random House.Da Chen was born in China in 1962. The grandson...


The Kidnapped Prince

By: by Olaudah Equiano
adapted by: Ann Cameron

Kidnapped at the age of 11 from his home in Benin, Africa, Olaudah Equiano spent the next 11 years as a slave in England, the U.S., and the West Indies, until he was able to buy his freedom. His autobiography,...

Barack Obama: Out of Many, One

By: Shana Corey
illustrated by: James Bernardin

Reading on your own This is the story of a skinny little boy with a funny name and how he became part of America’s history.In very clear and accessible language, newly independent readers can learn...

Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George

By: Lesa Cline-Ransome
Illustrated by: James E. Ransome

The musical superstar of 18th-century France was Joseph Boulogne—a black man. This inspiring story tells how Joseph, the only child of a black slave and her white master, becomes "the most accomplished...