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Locked Up for Freedom: Civil Rights Protesters at the Leesburg Stockade

In 1963, more than 30 African-American girls ages 11 to 16 were arrested for taking part in Civil Rights protests in Americus, Georgia. They were taken without their families' knowledge to a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 323.1196/07307580904

NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

What do you want to be when you grow up? When Katherine Johnson was young, women weren't expected to go into the math and science fields. Johnson loved math, but she never thought she could… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 510.92 [B]

Space Engineer and Scientist Margaret Hamilton

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever watched video of astronauts walking on the moon? Margaret Hamilton programmed software that helped get them there. As a girl, Hamilton loved math and science. She grew up during… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 629.45/4

Super Soaker Inventor Lonnie Johnson

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

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

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!

From the Series Bumba Books ® — It's a Holiday!

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

From the Series Gateway Biographies

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

From the Series Spectacular Sports

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

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

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

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

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

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

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

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

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! — Interactive Books Set

From the Series Bumba Books ® — It's a Holiday!

Set

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 →

  • Interactive Book
  • List Price: $479.88
  • Your Price: $431.89
  • 12 titles

Bumba Books ® — It's a Holiday! — Library Bound Set

From the Series Bumba Books ® — It's a Holiday!

Set

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 →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $319.80
  • Your Price: $239.85
  • 12 titles

Bumba Books ® — It's a Holiday! — Paperback Set

From the Series Bumba Books ® — It's a Holiday!

Set

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 →

  • Paperback
  • List Price: $107.88
  • Your Price: $102.49
  • 12 titles

Bumba Books ® — It's a Holiday! — eBook Set

From the Series Bumba Books ® — It's a Holiday!

Set

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 →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $479.88
  • Your Price: $359.91
  • 12 titles

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Alike and Different — Interactive Books Set

From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Alike and Different

Set

Explore the ways in which people and cultures are similar and how they're unique in the Alike and Different series, part of the Cloverleaf Books™ collection. Diverse young narrators explore… Read More →

  • Interactive Book
  • List Price: $239.94
  • Your Price: $215.95
  • 6 titles

Computer Scientist Jean Bartik

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

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

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

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

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

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

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

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

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