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Grandmother School

Rina Singh (author) Ellen Rooney (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459819061

Every morning, a young girl walks her grandmother to the Aajibaichi Shala, the school that was built for the grandmothers in her village to have a place to learn to read and write. The narrator beams with pride as she drops her grandmother off with the other aajis to practice the alphabet and learn simple arithmetic. A moving story about family, women and the power of education—when Aaji learns to spell her name you’ll want to dance along with her. Women in countless countries continue to endure the limitations of illiteracy. Unjust laws have suppressed the rights of girls and women and kept many from getting an education and equal standing in society. Based on a true story from the village of Phangane, India, this brilliantly illustrated book tells the story of the grandmothers who got to go to school for the first time in their lives.

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.

Let's Explore Bread!

Jill Colella (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541581777

Naan, sourdough, rye, pita . . . bread takes different flavors and forms all around the world. Experiment with yeast to learn why it makes breads rise, see how to knead bread, and follow a simple recipe to make your own loaf.

The Most Beautiful Thing

Kao Kalia Yang (author) Khoa Le (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541599376

A warmhearted and tender true story about a young girl finding beauty where she never thought to look. Drawn from the author's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this moving picture book portrays a family with a great deal of love and little money. The book moves from the jungles of Laos to the family's early years in the United States. When Kalia becomes unhappy about having to do without and decides she wants braces to improve her smile, it is her grandmother—a woman who has just one tooth in her mouth—who helps her see that true beauty is found with those we love most.

Homes Like Mine

Marie-Therese Miller (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728400150

There are many different kinds of homes to suit many different kinds of families. Discover types of homes like apartments, single-family homes, mobile homes, and more, and learn how they are the perfect fit for the people who live in them.

Sparky Helps Mary Make Friends

Caryn Rivadeneira (author) Priscilla Alpaugh (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781634407809

Mary's new in town. She’s worried about starting classes at her new school. That's why her mom calls the Helper Hounds—and why Sparkplug, the wildly handsome, wickedly smart, card-carrying, world-famous Helper Hound is on the scene. Sparky knows a thing or two about moving. He moved four times as a puppy, and learned to make new friends along the way. Sparky knows he can teach Mary all his best tricks and help her meet new friends, too. At least Sparky thought he could until he met Custard, Mary's persnickety cat. Will Sparky's best tricks be enough to win over Custard and show Mary making friends is nothing to fear?

Penny Helps Portia Face Her Fears

Caryn Rivadeneira (author) Priscilla Alpaugh (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781634407816

Portia has overcome a lot in life. Born with Down syndrome, Portia has been through many surgeries, lots of doctor's appointments, and strange looks from people who want to limit what she can do. Inside herself, Portia knows she can do anything—including getting over her fear of dogs. But when Penny shows up at Portia's house, she isn't so sure. After all, Penny is a pit bull—the scariest dogs of all, right? Good thing Penny has a few tricks of her own to win Portia's trust.

Daniel Inouye World War II Hero and Senator

Jennifer Marino Walters (author) Scott R. Brooks (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781634408974

Daniel Inouye was born in Hawaii to parents who came from Japan. He had a happy life as a child until 1941 when the Japanese military bombed Pearl Harbor in his hometown. As war broke out, Daniel's life changed forever. He fought in the U.S. Army against the Japanese and then went on to serve Hawaii and his country in the U.S. Senate.

Cesar Chavez Friend to Farm Workers

Jeri Cipriano (author) Nigel Dobbyn (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781634409711

As a child, Cesar Chavez worked on farms with his family. He felt the workers were not treated well. Cesar used his voice to become a leader in making sure farm workers were paid better and treated fairly.

Families Like Mine

Marie-Therese Miller (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728400136

Families can include one child and one parent, multiple parents and grandparents with many children, and everything in between. Explore diverse families and the many ways that they care for one another.

Parents Like Mine

Marie-Therese Miller (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728400167

A child's parents can be a mom and dad, dad and dad, single parents, stepparents, and more. Explore the many ways that different parents care for their children.

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!

Bayard Rustin

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

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639554

Bayard learned from an early age how important equal rights were. He knew how to help people work together for equality without violence. He even played an important role in one of the most important Civil Rights events in American history. In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in civil rights – Bayard Rustin!

Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639547

As a child, Henry was curious about his family tree. Who was his great-great-grandfather? Why were some things about his family unknown? Henry interviewed family members and discovered connections. When he grew up, he taught others to do the same! In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important leader in the field of genealogy – Henry Louis Gates Jr.!

Major Taylor

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

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639561

"Major" loved to ride his bike. He raced and did tricks, winning award after award. He became one of the best bicycle racers in the United States in just a few years. What happened to this amazing athlete? In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in sports – Major Taylor!

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!

Sonia Sotomayor

Rachel Rose (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470050

Meet Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. From the TV show that inspired her career to today's Supreme Court rulings and everything in between, Sonia Sotomayor has always been determined to do what is right and fair for all.

Meghan Markle

Rachel Rose (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470012

From acting, to providing humanitarian aid to those in need, to marrying a prince. Meghan Markle's life may sound like a fairy tale, but it is also filled with a lot of hard work. Find out how this exceptional woman has done it all.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Spencer Brinker (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470043

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was ahead of her time--so she decided to pave the way. Now, the Supreme Court Justice helps make decisions that impact all Americans. How did she get there? Read this book to find out!

Malala Yousafzai

Rachel Rose (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470005

Malala Yousafzai k that girls deserve the same rights to education as boys. Period. She spoke out, survived an attack by the Taliban, and continues to fight for equal rights for all girls. Follow along on her inspiring journey.

Mae Jemison

Rachel Rose (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470036

Mae Jemison's groundbreaking journey to space opened doors for future women to succeed in STEM fields and beyond. Find out what led to her expedition to space, and learn more about the great work she has done since.

Hitch Takes Off

Ken Bowser (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400732

Hitch spends every day moving big planes from around the world into place at the airport. Will his desire to see the world be fulfilled or will Hitch be left to his imagination?

Día de San Valentín

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004771

A Spanish-language kindergarten-level introduction to Valentine’s Day, covering the holiday’s history, popular traditions, and such defining symbols as hearts and valentine cards.

Día de Acción de Gracias

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004764

A Spanish-language kindergarten-level introduction to Thanksgiving Day, covering the holiday’s history, popular traditions, and such defining symbols as the horn of plenty and turkeys.