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Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child

By: Jessie Hartland
illustrated by: Jessie Hartland

In a starred review, Publishers Weekly raves, "Chef and TV personality Julia Child likely would have delighted in and hooted over this wide-ranging picture-book biography.... Readers young and old will...

Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek

By: Deborah Hopkinson
illustrated by: John Hendrix

Now, I’m sure you know lots about Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States. But what you might not know is that Abe would never have become president if it hadn’t been...

Helen Keller

By: Johanna Hurwitz

When a childhood illness leaves her blind and deaf, Helen Keller's life seems hopeless indeed. But her indomitable will and the help of a devoted teacher empower Helen to triumph over incredible adversity....


The Amazing Book Is Not in Fire

By: Dan Howell and Phil Lester

Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers' Journey from Slave to Artist

By: Barbara Herkert
illustrated by: Vanessa Newton

Harriet Powers learned to sew and quilt as a young slave girl on a Georgia plantation. She lived through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and eventually owned a cotton farm with her family, all the while...

Your Own, Sylvia

By: Stephanie Hemphill

Your Own, Sylvia draws on Plath’s writing and extensive nonfiction sources, chronicling Hemphill’s interpretation of Plath’s life from infancy to her death by suicide at age 30. The poems...


A Boy Called Dickens

By: Deborah Hopkinson
illustrated by: John Hendrix

For years Dickens kept the story of his own childhood a secret. Yet it is a story worth telling. For it helps us remember how much we all might lose when a child's dreams don't come true . . . As a child,...

Your Own, Sylvia

By: Stephanie Hemphill

On a bleak February day in 1963 a young American poet died by her own hand, and passed into a myth that has since imprinted itself on the hearts and minds of millions. She was and is Sylvia Plath and Your...

Anthony Burns

By: Virginia Hamilton

Now in Laurel-Leaf, Virginia Hamilton's powerful true account of the sensational trial of a fugitive slave.The year is 1854, and Anthony Burns, a 20-year-old Virginia slave, has escaped to Boston. But...


Resources

Anthony Burns

By: Virginia Hamilton

NOTE TO TEACHERS
Anthony Burns:
The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave
Virginia Hamilton
Grades 7-10
Anthony Burns may be considered an obscure person in American history,...

Your Own, Sylvia

By: Stephanie Hemphill

BOOK TALK
 
Pull back the curtain on the very private thoughts of Sylvia and her family and friends. This beautifully written poetry collection covers it all, from the hopes and fears of...