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Zuriel Oduwole

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120762

American teenager Zuriel Oduwole tries to live by the quote: “If your dreams don’t scare you, then they’re not big enough.” A filmmaker, public speaker, and writer, Zuriel has interviewed dozens of world leaders and pushed them to promote the education of girls around the world. Founder of the Dream Up, Speak Up, Stand Up organization, Zuriel teaches citizen filmmaking to kids around the world, speaks out on gender equality at major world forums, and makes world leaders accountable for supporting girls’ education initiatives.

Robby Novak

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120755

Known as the Kid President, American teenager Robby Novak thinks it’s cool to be kind, and that compassion and curiosity can help change the world. A YouTube sensation and author of two books before he was 12 years old, Robby promotes his belief that everyone matters and has a purpose. Despite his ongoing struggle with a difficult disease that makes his bones brittle, Robby’s mission is to dance the world toward happiness and show people that everyone can be a superhero to somebody.

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119209

Trailblazing Xiuhtezcatl Martinez speaks and performs around the world to inspire and empower people to protect and preserve the environment. A leader of the youth-led climate change movement and an activist for Indigenous rights, the 15-year-old Aztec change-maker is a commanding example to all youth to get involved in social change. Using the powerful medium of music, Xiuhtezcatl inspires people around the world to be environmental stewards in order to secure a better future for today’s youth.

Craig Kielburger

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119193

This inspiring book examines the life and work of Craig Kielburger, co-founder of the worldwide Me to We and Free the Children organizations. An important children’s rights activist, Craig works to empower youth around the world to make a difference in their communities and take action to solve global issues. With his brother, Marc, Craig actively works to stop child labor and promote social involvement across borders—educating, inspiring, and motivating people to make a difference every day.

Jazz Jennings

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119186

A groundbreaking advocate for transgender youth and LGBTQ rights, Jazz Jennings is one of the first youth to speak publicly about her experiences as a transgender individual. A spokesperson, writer, and public figure, Jazz inspires all people to embrace themselves and be accepting of all people. Overcoming incredible struggles as a young transgender person, Jazz now uses her platform to make a difference in the LGBTQ community. A vocal advocate for equal rights, she co-founded the TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation—all before the age of 15.

Dolores Huerta

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119179

Championing equal rights for all people regardless of gender, race, and economic class, Dolores Huerta is a globally recognized icon in the fight for social justice. This book explores Huerta’s inspiring story, focusing on her courage and perseverance as an advocate for the working poor, women’s rights, and rights for immigrant communities. As a co-founder of the United Farm Workers union and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she continues to make positive strides for equal rights and inspire people everywhere to stand up for what they believe.

Stompin' at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of Drums

Moira Rose Donohue (author) Laura Freeman (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534178908

Though a disability stunted his growth and left him with a hunched back, William Henry "Chick" Webb did not let that get in the way of his musical pursuits. Even as a young child, Chick saw the world as one big drum, pounding out rhythms on everything from stair railings to pots and pans. His love of percussion brought him to the big time as an influential big band leader. This picture-book biography details the life of black American jazz drummer Chick Webb, who in the 1930s led one of the big bands of the swing era, earning him the nickname the "King of the Savoy."

Headstrong Hallie!: The story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the First Female "Fire Guard"

Aimee Bissonette (author) David Hohn (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534178915

Hallie Morse Daggett loved spending time outdoors, hiking among the tall trees of the forests in California's Siskiyou Mountains. She wasn't afraid of the bears, coyotes, and wildcats. But Hallie was afraid of fire and understood the threat it posed to the forests, wildlife, and people. And more than anything, she wanted to devote her life to protecting her beloved outdoors; she decided she would work for the US Forest Service. But in the 1880s the Forest Service didn't hire women, thinking they couldn't handle the physical challenges of the work or the isolation. But the Forest Service didn't know Hallie or how determined she could be. This picture-book biography tells the story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the first woman "fire guard" hired by the US Forest Service, whose hard work and dedication led the way for other women to join the Forest Service.

Sacagawea

Christine Platt (author) Addy Rivera (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532136740

This title introduces readers to Sacagawea and how she became a shero for one of America's most famous expeditions. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

Harriet Tubman

Christine Platt (author) Addy Rivera (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532136726

This title introduces readers to Harriet Tubman and how she became a shero to free as many slaves as possible through the Underground Railroad. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

Joan of Arc

Christine Platt (author) Addy Rivera (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532136733

This title introduces readers to Joan of Arc and how she became a shero to help deliver France from English domination. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

Cleopatra

Christine Platt (author) Addy Rivera (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532136719

This title introduces readers to Cleopatra and how she became a shero and one of the most famous female rulers of all time. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Sojourner Truth: Fighting for Freedom

Jeri Cipriano (author) Scott R. Brooks (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781634409957

Sojourner Truth was born to slaves. She had no choice. But when she grew to be a young mother herself, she ran away with her child looking for freedom. She used her voice to speak for all slaves wanting to be free.

Cool Kid Actors

Laura Hamilton Waxman (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583191

Kids who dream of seeing their name in bright lights will devour this title! Cool kid actors show them how it's done. Back matter includes tips for readers to get started acting.

Cool Kid Online Stars

Laura Hamilton Waxman (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583238

Comedians, how-to gurus, gamers, critics . . . all types of personalities find a place to shine on the Internet. This book profiles kids who have achieved an online following! Back matter includes tips for readers to get started with their own online projects.

The Greatest Ever Mathematicians

Felicia Law, Saranne Taylor (authors) Ann Scott (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688721

Which brilliant men and women have made ground-breaking scientific discoveries over the centuries? This series tracks the great scientific minds from all over the world - from the earliest geniuses who lived thousands of years ago to modern scientists who are advancing knowledge beyond our universe.

The Greatest Ever Astronomers

Gerry Bailey (author) Ann Scott (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688745

Which brilliant men and women have made ground-breaking scientific discoveries over the centuries? This series tracks the great scientific minds from all over the world - from the earliest geniuses who lived thousands of years ago to modern scientists who are advancing knowledge beyond our universe.

The Greatest Ever Engineers

Gerry Bailey (author) Ann Scott (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688752

Which brilliant men and women have made ground-breaking scientific discoveries over the centuries? This series tracks the great scientific minds from all over the world - from the earliest geniuses who lived thousands of years ago to modern scientists who are advancing knowledge beyond our universe.

The Greatest Ever Natural Historians

Felicia Law (author) Ann Scott (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688769

Which brilliant men and women have made ground-breaking scientific discoveries over the centuries? This series tracks the great scientific minds from all over the world - from the earliest geniuses who lived thousands of years ago to modern scientists who are advancing knowledge beyond our universe.

The Greatest Ever Geologists

Felicia Law (author) Ann Scott (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688738

Which brilliant men and women have made ground-breaking scientific discoveries over the centuries? This series tracks the great scientific minds from all over the world - from the earliest geniuses who lived thousands of years ago to modern scientists who are advancing knowledge beyond our universe.

The Greatest Ever Chemists

Gerry Bailey (author) Kirsteen Harris-Jones (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688783

Which brilliant men and women have made ground-breaking scientific discoveries over the centuries? This series tracks the great scientific minds from all over the world - from the earliest geniuses who lived thousands of years ago to modern scientists who are advancing knowledge beyond our universe.

The Greatest Ever Medical Scientists

Saranne Taylor (author) Ann Scott (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688776

Which brilliant men and women have made ground-breaking scientific discoveries over the centuries? This series tracks the great scientific minds from all over the world - from the earliest geniuses who lived thousands of years ago to modern scientists who are advancing knowledge beyond our universe.

The Greatest Ever Physicists

Gerry Bailey (author) Ann Scott (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688790

Which brilliant men and women have made ground-breaking scientific discoveries over the centuries? This series tracks the great scientific minds from all over the world - from the earliest geniuses who lived thousands of years ago to modern scientists who are advancing knowledge beyond our universe.

Shirley Chisholm

J. P. Miller (author) Markia Jenai (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639578

Shirley knew that the world needed change. She began to organize people and fight to make a difference. Working in the government could improve the lives of people all over the United States! Her work took her all the way to the presidential campaign trail. In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in the United States government – Shirley Chisholm!

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

J. P. Miller (author) Markia Jenai (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639585

Rosetta could sing and play guitar like no one had ever heard before. From her church's stage to Carnegie Hall, she brought her incredible gift of music to the world. With it, she also helped invent rock and roll! In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in music – Rosetta Tharpe!