BISAC Subject JNF007050

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional

Revolutionary Poet: A Story about Phillis Wheatley

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Taken from her family in Africa at the age of seven, Phillis Wheatley arrived in Boston as a slave in 1761. After she was purchased by the Wheatley family, Phillis quickly learned to speak… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 811'.1

Robert Griffin III

From the Series Amazing Athletes

Robert Griffin III is one of the most exciting young quarterbacks in the National Football League (NFL). Few quarterbacks in the world have Robert's remarkable combination of running speed… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 796.332092

Roberto Clemente, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Roberto Clemente grew up dreaming of playing professional baseball in the United States. By the time he was out of high school, it looked like his dream might just come true. Clemente was… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 796.357092

Roberto Clemente: A Life of Generosity

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — Biographies

Where was Roberto Clemente born? How did he help people in Nicaragua after an earthquake? What is Roberto Clemente Sports City? Read this book to discover the answers! Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 796.357092

Rosa Parks: A Life of Courage

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — Biographies

Why Rosa Parks was arrested in 1955? How sitting on a bus could require courage? Why Rosa Parks is called the mother of the civil rights movement? Read this book to discover the answers! Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 323'.092
Spring 2020

Ruby Bridges: A Brave Child Who Made History

From the Series Beginner Biography (LOOK! Books ™)

Ruby Bridges just wanted to go to a good school. She did not ask to be a hero, but she knew how to be strong. Her bravery made it possible for classrooms today to be safe places for children… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570

Sacagawea

Taking a rare look beyond the myths and legends surrounding Sacagawea's life, this extraordinary illustrated history recounts the known facts about a remarkable woman and her contribution to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 978.004'9745'0092

Sacagawea (Sacagawea)

Taking a rare look beyond the myths and legends surrounding Sacagawea's life, this extraordinary illustrated history recounts the known facts about a remarkable women and her contribution to… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 978.004'974574'0092

Seneca Chief, Army General: A Story about Ely Parker

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Ely Parker grew up on the Tonawanda Reservation in New York in the 1830s. There he learned the ways of his people, the Seneca Indians. Ely worked many years to save his reservation from a… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 974.7004'9755

Shaquille O'Neal, 2nd Edition

From the Series Amazing Athletes

Some say his name means “little warrior,” but there’s nothing little about 7’1”, 330-pound Shaquille O’Neal. He even wears a size 22 shoe. One of the greatest basketball players of all… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 796.323092

Shoes for Everyone: A Story about Jan Matzeliger

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Jan Matzeliger felt anything but welcome in Philadelphia in 1873. As well as being a foreigner, Jan was half African American, which meant that most doors were closed to him. Although the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 685'.31'0028

Sojourner Truth

From the Series History Maker Biographies

True or False? Sojourner Truth chose her own name. True! When Sojourner Truth decided to change her life to become a traveling preacher, she changed her name. A freed slave, she wanted her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 305.5'67092

Sojourner Truth

From the Series On My Own Biography

Isabella changed her name to Sojourner Truth because she “was to travel up an’ down this land…to declare truth to the people.” Her strong voice and faith forced people to listen to her, in… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 306.3'62'092
Spring 2020

Sojourner Truth: Fighting for Freedom

From the Series Beginner Biography (LOOK! Books ™)

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… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590

Sonia Sotomayor: First Hispanic U.S. Supreme Court Justice

From the Series Gateway Biographies

When President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States, the country celebrated. Not only would the Supreme Court welcome its third woman justice but… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 6.4
  • Dewey: 347.73'2634

Squanto and the First Thanksgiving, 2nd Edition

From the Series On My Own Holidays

When the Pilgrims landed near Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620 they were unprepared for the challenges they would face. Many Pilgrims died until Squanto, a Patuxet Indian, taught them how to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 394.2649

Sweet Dreams, Sarah

Sarah E. Goode was one of the first African-American women to get a US patent. Working in her furniture store, she recognized a need for a multi-use bed and through hard work, ingenuity, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 684.1/5

The Bat-Chen Diaries

In 1996, on her 15th birthday, Bat-Chen Shahak was killed by a suicide bomber in Tel Aviv's Dizengoff Center. But the gifted teenager left behind a rich legacy of diaries, letters, poems and… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 956.9405'4092

Tía Clara Brown (Aunt Clara Brown): Pionera oficial

From the Series Yo solo: Biografías (On My Own Biographies)

As a successful former slave, Clara Brown used her money to help other freed slaves get a new start in life. In 1859 Clara bought her own freedom and headed west to Colorado to find her… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 978.8'00496073'0092

Tiger Woods, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Considered one of the best golf players in the world, Tiger Woods has had a spectacular career to date—and he’s only getting started. A golf prodigy, he began playing when he was 9 months… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 796.352'092

Tim Duncan, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Tim Duncan, originally from the U.S. Virgin Islands, took the NBA by storm as the top draft pick in 1997. He joined the Spurs and helped them to win two NBA championships in his first six… Read More →

  • ATOS: 7.3
  • Dewey: 796.323'092

Tony Dungy, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Although Tony Dungy was passed over in the 1977 NFL draft, Coach Chuck Noll of the Pittsburgh Steelers recognized his athleticism and understanding of the game and signed him as a free agent… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 796.332092

Trombone Shorty

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

The stunning story and exquisite illustrations in this Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award–winning book can now be savored along with Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews reading the words… Read More →

Up in the Air: The Story of Bessie Coleman

From the Series Trailblazer Biographies

When she was growing up in Waxahachie, Texas, in the early 1900s, young Bessie Coleman had to do without a lot of things. Because she was black, she went to inferior schools. Because her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950
  • Dewey: 629.13'092