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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...

Shark Life

By: Peter Benchley

In this riveting true adventure tale and informative guide to the sea, master storyteller Peter Benchley drew on more than four decades of diving experience to bring us face-to-face with the array of sharks...

Shooting Stars: The Women of Pro Basketball

By: Bill Gutman

Professional basketball isn't just for guys anymore - women's pro basketball "has taken off like a rocket" (The New York Times). Shooting Stars introduces young fans to the history of the women's...


Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

By: Jen Bryant
illustrated by: Boris Kulikov

An inspiring picture-book biography of Louis Braille—a blind boy so determined to read that he invented his own alphabet.   Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was...

Sky High

By: Marissa Moss

When I was little, something special happened every Sunday. Other families went to baseball games or the movies, but not mine . . . We went to watch the airplanes. . . . Maggie dreamed of flying--just...

Sky High: George Ferris's Big Wheel

By: Monica Kulling
illustrated by: Gene Barretta

This fascinating Step 3 History Reader describes the invention of the first Ferris wheel—an engineering marvel. The 1893 World’s Fair organizers wanted something big to draw people to Chicago...


Something for Joey

By: Richard Peck

Together, they won college football's highest award.This is a true, memorable, compassionate story of courage and love between two brothers. In 1973, while John Cappelletti was winning the Heisman Trophy...

Sparky (Dog Diaries Special Edition)

By: Kate Klimo
illustrated by: Tim Jessell

In this Dog Diaries–meets–Horse Diaries Special Crossover Edition, a no-nonsense fire dog meets her match in the biggest, hottest flames Chicago has ever seen—and a rescue horse with...

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great

By: Jessie Hartland

Whether they’ve seen Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie, read Walter Isaacson’s biography, or just own an iPhone, this graphic novel retelling of the Apple innovator’s...