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Super Soaker Inventor Lonnie Johnson

Grade 2 - Grade 5

As a kid, Lonnie Johnson liked to invent things. He often faced prejudice as an African American growing up in the segregated southern United States, but he eventually became an engineer for… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 338.7/68872 [B]

Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song

Grade 3 - Grade 6

The audience was completely silent the first time Billie Holiday performed a song called "Strange Fruit." In the 1930s, Billie was known as a performer of jazz and blues music, but this song… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 782.42165

It's Diwali!

Preschool - Grade 1

What's the most important holiday in India? It's Diwali! This celebration is also known as the festival of lights. Learn what people do to celebrate this special holiday. Full-color… Read More →

  • Lexile: 480
  • ATOS: 1.5
  • Dewey: 294.5/36

Muhammad Ali: The Greatest

Grade 4 - Grade 8

Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., was known for his battles in the ring as well as his achievements outside of it. An outspoken activist, he joined the Nation of Islam and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 796.83092 [B]

The Negro Leagues: Celebrating Baseball's Unsung Heroes

Grade 5 - Grade 12

When modern baseball fans think of African American players, they may think of Ken Griffey Jr. or Derek Jeter. But what about the black stars who didn't play Major League Baseball? In the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1030
  • ATOS: 6.8
  • Dewey: 796.357/640973

A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Told for the first time in picture book form is the true story of James Lafayette—a slave who spied for George Washington's army during the American Revolution. But while America celebrated… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 973.3'85092

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story

Grade 5 - Grade 12

This striking work of narrative nonfiction tells the true story of six-year-old Sachiko Yasui's survival of the Nagasaki atomic bomb on August 9, 1945, and the heartbreaking and lifelong… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • Dewey: 940.54/252244092

Like a Bird: The Art of the American Slave Song

Grade 3 - Grade 6

Enslaved African Americans longed for freedom, and that longing took many forms—including music. Drawing on biblical imagery, slave songs both expressed the sorrow of life in bondage and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 782.25/3

Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature

Grade 9 - Grade 12

Ben Wireman is partially deaf and completely insecure. The only two things that make him feel normal are being a soccer goalie and hanging out with his best friend, Tyler Nuson. Tyler is the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Animal Scientist and Activist Jane Goodall

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Do you enjoy visiting animals at the zoo or playing with pets? As a child, Jane Goodall loved watching and interacting with animals. As an adult, she became a scientist working with… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 599.8092

Astronaut Mae Jemison

Grade 2 - Grade 5

While watching Star Trek on television as a child, Mae Jemison was certain she would one day visit space. As an adult, she made this dream a reality when she became the first black female… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 629.450092

Bumba Books ™ — It's a Holiday!


How do we celebrate together? Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about the holiday traditions we celebrate throughout the year. Age-appropriate… Read More →

Computer Scientist Jean Bartik

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Do you love solving problems with mathematics? So did groundbreaking computer programmer Jean Bartik. She turned her passion for math into a successful career in what was then a brand-new… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 005.1092

Environmentalist Rachel Carson

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Do you enjoy spotting wild animals in the forest? As a little girl, Rachel Carson loved to explore the woods near her house. As an adult, she became an ecologist who helped change national… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 508.092

LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim the Field: Striving for Equality

Grade 7 - Grade 12

In 2015, the world watched as soccer star Abby Wambach kissed her wife after the US women's World Cup victory. Milwaukee Brewers' minor league first baseman David Denson came out as gay. And… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1230
  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 796.086/64

Mathematician and Computer Scientist Grace Hopper

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Have you ever taken something apart to see how it works? As a child, Grace Hopper took apart five alarm clocks in a row, trying to figure out how all the pieces fit together. As an adult, she… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 004.092

Nuclear Physicist Chien-Shiung Wu

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Do you enjoy performing experiments or studying how the universe works? Growing up in China, Chien-Shiung Wu enjoyed learning about science. As an adult, she earned her PhD in physics and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 530.092

Programming Pioneer Ada Lovelace

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Do you enjoy playing computer games or learning programming code? As a child, Ada Lovelace loved learning about math and science. As an adult, she used that knowledge to create the first… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 510.92

Vaccine Innovators Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Have you ever been vaccinated against a particular disease? As children, Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering both suffered from whooping cough, a life-threatening illness. As adults, they… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 579.30922

Luis Paints the World

Kindergarten - Grade 4

Luis wishes Nico wasn't leaving for the Army. To show Nico he doesn't need to go, Luis begins a mural on the alleyway wall. Their house, the river, the Parque de las Ardillas—it's the world… Read More →

  • Lexile: 450
  • ATOS: 2.7
  • Dewey: [E]

Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land

Kindergarten - Grade 3

With lyrical text and thought-provoking photography, Their Great Gift explores the experiences of immigrants in the twenty-first century, focusing on the lives of children. Images of families… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: 305.9/06912

Don't Call Me Grandma

Kindergarten - Grade 3

Great-grandmother Nell eats fish for breakfast, she doesn't hug or kiss, and she does NOT want to be called grandma. Her great-granddaughter isn't sure what to think about her. As she slowly… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: [E]

Facebook Founder and Internet Entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Do you have friends or family members who use Facebook? That social networking website is the brainchild of Mark Zuckerberg. He has helped Facebook grow into a company that has almost one and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 302.30285

Mars Science Lab Engineer Diana Trujillo

Grade 2 - Grade 5

When Diana Trujillo was little, working for NASA was her greatest dream. She loved to gaze at the stars in the sky. She also enjoyed math and art. Then she learned that engineers use math and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 629.43092