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A Girl Named Faithful Plum

By: Richard Bernstein

In 1977, when Zhongmei Lei was 11 years old, she learned that the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy was having open auditions. She'd already taken dance lessons, but everyone said a poor country girl would...

A Horn for Louis

By: Eric A. Kimmel

How did famous New Orleans jazz trumpet player Louis Armstrong get his first horn?  Seven-year-old Louis Armstrong was too poor to buy a real instrument. He didn’t even go to school. To help...

A Passion for Victory

By: Benson Bobrick

From the barefoot races of 8th century BC to the underwater obstacle courses in the early 20th century to the high-tension Berlin Games preceding World War II, the Olympics have always been exciting dramas...


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A Passion for Victory (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Benson Bobrick
Guide Prepared by: Colleen Carroll, children’s book author, curriculum writer-developer, and education consultant

From the barefoot races of 8th century BC to the underwater obstacle courses in the early 20th century to the high-tension Berlin Games preceding World War II, the Olympics have always been exciting dramas...

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A Thunderous Whisper

By: Christina Diaz Gonzalez

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Ani and her mother sell sardines for a living while her father is off fighting in the Spanish Civil War.  Her mother is distant and harsh and Ani has no friends since the kids at school...

A Thunderous Whisper and The Red Umbrella

"In the midst of the Spanish Civil War, 12-year-old ani unexpectedly gets drawn into a network of underground rebels working to thwart Franco's efforts to destroy the Basque people's way of life. . . ....

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Ashes of Roses

By: Mary Jane Auch

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Margaret Rose Nolan is sixteen years old when her family leaves their native Ireland and comes to America in search of better opportunities.

The plan is to stay with Uncle...

Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky

By: Faith Ringgold

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Inspired by people who have overcome adversity, Faith Ringgold creates picture books for children that celebrate freedom, courage, and peace.
THE INVISIBLE PRINCESS
The Invisible...