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Two Scarlet Songbirds

By: Carole Lexa Schaefer
illustrated by: Elizabeth Rosen

Fact and fiction come together in a magically imagined tale of the composer Anton Dvorák’s inspiration for “American Quartet.” Transfixed by the birdsong of the little Iowa river...

Tillie the Terrible Swede

By: Sue Stauffacher
Illustrated by: Sarah McMenemy

When Tillie Anderson came to America, all she had was a needle. So she got herself a job in a tailor shop and waited for a dream to find her. One day, a man sped by on a bicycle. She was told "bicycles...

Black Beauty

By: Anna Sewell

Black Beauty's story, as told by himself, is the fascinating tale of the life of a horse a hundred years ago, when horses were a part of daily life. Although his early colthood is happy, Black Beauty later...

The Story of Walt Disney

By: Bernice Selden

When Walt Disney was a child, he loved to draw. It's no wonder he grew up to create such memorable and loveable characters as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.Walt Disney spent a lifetime entertaining and...

Meet Maya Angelou

By: Valerie Spain

Maya Angelou spent her childhood moving between two homes. She was often lonely, and when she was abused by her mother’s boyfriend, sensitive Maya felt guilty and more alone than ever. But with time...

Listen Children

By: Dorothy Strickland

Listen Children is an introduction to the world of black literature for all young people who are learning about values and  feelings.- Poems by Lucille Clifton,  Eloise Greenfield,...

Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson

By: Sue Stauffacher
Illustrated by: Greg Couch

Althea is nothing but trouble! Everyone agrees: her mama, her daddy, her teacher, even the policeman. But when Buddy Walker, the play leader on Althea's street in Harlem, watches her play paddle tennis,...

Knots in My Yo-Yo String

By: Jerry Spinelli

"A master of those embarrassing, gloppy, painful, and suddenly wonderful things that happen on the razor's edge between childhood and full-fledged adolescence" (The Washington Post),  Newbery...

Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World

By: Rachel Swaby

Virginia Apgar. Sally Ride. Rachel Carson. These names are etched in history and included here as part of this awe-inspiring collection of profiles of some of the world’s most influential women in...