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Rebecca Lee Crumpler

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

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639592

Ever since she was young, Rebecca wanted to help people feel better, even before people knew much about modern medicine. She would not let anyone stop her from becoming the first African American woman doctor in the United States. She even wrote a book about what she learned so others could learn too. In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in medicine – Rebecca Lee Crumpler!

Harriet Tubman: Union Spy

Aaron Derr (author) Scott R. Brooks (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634402842

The story of Harriet Tubman and her role in leading slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad is well-known. But did you know that during the Civil War Harriet would often dress in disguise to gain important information to share with the Union Army?

Nathan Hale: America's First Spy

Aaron Derr (author) Tami Wicinas (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634402828

The American colonies had just declared independence from the British.But General George Washington knew things were not going the American’s way. When Gen. Washington needed someone to spy on the British, only one young man volunteered. That man was Nathan Hale, an early American hero.

Rose Greenhow: Confederate Spy

Joanne Mattern (author) Scott R. Brooks (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634402811

No one expected Rose Greenhow to be a war hero. But when the American Civil War split the nation apart, this beautiful and popular hostess played an important role in the Confederate South’s most important battle victory.

Moe Berg: Spy Catcher

Aaron Derr (author) Scott R. Brooks (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634402804

Some people call him the smartest baseball player of all time. Moe Berg could speak twelve languages —and make up signs on the baseball diamond. How did this major league catcher go on to become an American spy in World War II?

Benedict Arnold: Hero or Enemy Spy?

Aaron Derr (author) Scott R. Brooks (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634402798

He was popular with his troops. And he was such a good soldier that Benedict Arnold became a major general in the Colonial Army. So how did a Revolutionary hero become known as one of the earliest spies in U.S. history?

Sir Francis Drake and the Trip Around the World

Blake Hoena (author) Tate Yotter (illustrator)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037684

Stories tell about Sir Francis Drake and his famous voyage, but fewer tell about the real reason behind the trip: attacking and looting Spanish towns and ships! This high-interest graphic novel explores Drake’s pirate side, nicknamed El Draque, or the Dragon, by the Spanish. Stunning full-color illustrations detail the early days of Drake’s piracy through his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth herself. Maps, additional facts, and a timeline make this an engaging introduction to the Queen’s favorite pirate.

Mary Read: Pirate in Disguise

Christina Leaf (author) Tate Yotter (illustrator)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037677

Disguised as a man, Mary Read set sail from Holland in the 1700s. Her thirst for adventure led her into daring acts, from cannonfire-filled raids to heroic duels. This graphic title traces Read’s life from her early days in the military to her adventures on the high seas as a privateer, mutineer, and feared pirate. Engaging dialogue and detailed illustrations draw readers in, while quotes, a map, and a timeline add historical context. Readers will love learning about the swashbuckling life of the Caribbean’s most fierce pirate in disguise!

Maria Tallchief: Prima Ballerina

Kate Moening (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919687

With grace and determination, Maria Tallchief became the world’s first Native American prima ballerina! Her story of triumph dances through the pages of this leveled reader. A profile, hometown map, timeline, and other features highlight Maria’s rise to success!

Henry Morgan: Feared Buccaneer of the New World

Blake Hoena (author)Tate Yotter (illustrator)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037660

For decades, Spanish colonists in the Caribbean lived in fear of one man: Henry Morgan. Attacking towns that others would not think to attack, Morgan quickly made a name for himself, and piles of gold as well! In this graphic narrative, reluctant readers will learn about the real-life exploits of this bold buccaneer through detailed illustrations and engaging dialogue. Quotes, a timeline, and a map provide historical context for this high-interest title.

Ching Shih: The World's Most Successful Pirate

Christina Leaf (author) Tate Yotter (illustrator)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037653

Storming aboard a government trade ship, Ching Shih and her band of followers demand payment—or else! The traders soon come to fear Ching Shih, paying her for passage through the pirate-infested waters of the South China Sea. In this high-interest graphic title, readers will learn how Ching Shih became a pirate so fierce that even the government stood down to her power. They’ll discover her real-life feats through engaging dialogue and sharp illustrations, as well as historical quotes, a timeline, and a map.

Carla Hayden: Librarian of Congress

Kate Moening (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919663

A true symbol of progress, Carla Hayden is both the first African American and the first woman to become Librarian of Congress! This title uses leveled text to show how Carla turned her love of reading into a successful and respected career. Fun features such as quotes, a hometown map, and more illustrate Carla’s leadership!

Blackbeard: Captain of the Queen Anne's Revenge

Blake Hoena (author) Tate Yotter (illustrator)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037646

Charging into battle surrounded by smoking fuses, Blackbeard was a terrifying foe to face! In this action-packed graphic narrative, colorful illustrations and engaging dialogue tell the true story of Blackbeard, from his days as Edward Teach to his infamous blockade of Charleston. Historical quotes, a timeline, and a map give the story additional context for this high-interest title on the world’s most notorious pirate!

Ava DuVernay: Movie Director

Kate Moening (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919656

Ava DuVernay is an award-winning director! This impressive woman surpassed critics and found success in the movie business. This engaging title incorporates factual text, a profile, timeline and more that highlight Ava’s powerful presence in the film industry!

Anne Bonny: Pirate Queen of the Caribbean

Christina Leaf (author) Tate Yotter (illustrator)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037639

Many sailors once believed that women were bad luck on ships. But Anne Bonny quickly proved them wrong! This fearless pirate held her own during raids and battles, wielding a pistol and cutlass to cut down rivals. In this engaging graphic novel, reluctant readers will follow Anne Bonny from her childhood in Ireland to her days as a privateer-turned-pirate in the Caribbean. Historic quotes, a map, and a timeline add historical context. Readers of this seafaring text will soon understand why Anne Bonny is considered the pirate queen of the Caribbean!

Truth and Honor: The President Ford Story

Lindsey McDivitt (author) Matt Faulkner (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534167469

When Gerald Ford became president after the turmoil of the early 70s, Americans were ready for an honest, hardworking politician. And that is just what they got with President Ford. He was a man of integrity and honesty, who cared deeply about all Americans. His life, tougher than some and filled with character-building lessons, had prepared him for the job--from his childhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan to his days on the University of Michigan football team and in the Navy to his many years representing the Great Lakes State in congress. In Truth and Honor learn what made Gerald Ford the right man for the job. Backmatter includes a letter from the Ford family and a timeline.

Revolutionary War Spy Stories

Martha London (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503847293

Gives readers a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look into how Revolutionary War spies gathered information to help achieve American independence. Learn about the tools that daring spies used during this conflict, and how spies such as James Armistead and Anna Smith Strong risked their lives for the causes they believed in. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

Cold War Spy Stories

Emma Huddleston (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503847279

Gives readers a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look into how Cold War spies gathered information for the United States and the Soviet Union. Learn about the tools that daring spies used during this conflict, and how spies such as Oleg Penkovsky and Martha Peterson risked their lives to unearth another country's secrets. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

Virginia Was a Spy

Catherine Urdahl (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003194

Inspired by the life of World War II spy Virginia Hall, this biographical tale highlights her many facets and adventurous spirit.

Carson Wentz

Matt Scheff (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641851749

Introduces readers to the life and career of football star Carson Wentz. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.

Dak Prescott

Matt Scheff (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641851732

Introduces readers to the life and career of football star Dak Prescott. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.

Connor McDavid

Greg Bates (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641851725

Introduces readers to the life and career of hockey star Connor McDavid. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.

Aaron Judge

Greg Bates (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641851718

Introduces readers to the life and career of baseball star Aaron Judge. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Paul D. Bowker (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641851701

Introduces readers to the life and career of basketball star Giannis Antetokounmpo. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.

José Altuve

Matt Tustison (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641851695

Introduces readers to the life and career of baseball star José Altuve. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.