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Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Do you like to gaze at the stars? So did the young Stephen Hawking. Eventually, he turned his fascination with the night sky into a career of trying to figure out how the universe began and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 530.092

Urban Biologist Danielle Lee

Grade 2 - Grade 5

After earning degrees studying animal behavior, Danielle Lee wanted to share her love of science with young people. Through urban outreach she has brought budding scientists into professional… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 570.92

See No Color

Grade 7 - Grade 12

"Transracial adoption is never oversimplified, airbrushed, or sentimentalized, but instead, it's portrayed with bracing honesty as the messy institution it is: rearranging families, blending… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore

Grade 2 - Grade 4

In the 1930s, Lewis's dad, Lewis Michaux Sr., had an itch he needed to scratch—a book itch. How to scratch it? He started a bookstore in Harlem and named it the National Memorial African… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game

Grade 2 - Grade 5

When they piled into cars and drove through Durham, North Carolina, the members of the Duke University Medical School basketball team only knew that they were going somewhere to play… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 796.32307'7

Out of Darkness

Grade 8 - Grade 12

A 2016 Michael L. Printz… "This is East Texas, and there's lines. Lines you cross, lines you don't cross. That clear?" New London, Texas. 1937. Naomi Vargas and Wash Fuller know abou Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

Kindergarten - Grade 3

The inspiring true story of how one African woman began a movement to recycle the plastic bags that were polluting her… Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 363.72880966

Aerospace Engineer Aprille Ericsson

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Have you ever built a cool science project? In middle school, Aprille Ericsson won second place in a science fair. She knew she wanted to keep creating amazing science projects. As an adult… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 629.4092

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Alike and Different

Series

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 →

Computer Engineer Ruchi Sanghvi

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Have you ever scrolled through a news feed on Facebook? Ruchi Sanghvi helped design this and other Facebook features. She joined Facebook—then a small Silicon Valley startup company—after… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 621.39092

Genetics Expert Joanna L. Kelley

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Have you ever solved a tricky puzzle? As kids, Joanna Kelley and her siblings had fun solving the math and science challenges their parents invented at the dinner table. Later, Kelly's love… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 576.5092

GoPro Inventor Nick Woodman

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Do you enjoy snapping photos or taking movies of your adventures? So does Nick Woodman—but when he was growing up, most of his activities weren't camera-safe. Woodman was a diehard surfer. He… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 600

My Clothes, Your Clothes

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Chloe gets to pick a special outfit for school! Should she wear her karate uniform? Her firefighter's helmet? Her bunny slippers? To decide, she talks with family and friends about clothes… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 391

My Family, Your Family

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Makayla is visiting friends in her neighborhood. She sees how each family is different. Some families have lots of children, but others have none. Some friends live with grandparents or have… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 306.85

My Food, Your Food

Kindergarten - Grade 2

It's food week in Manuel's class. Each student tells about something special his or her family eats. Manuel learns that families have different food traditions. Some eat noodles with… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: 641.3

My Home, Your Home

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Jayden's mom is working on a navy ship, so he's staying with his grandparents. But soon he and his mom will move into a new home. Jayden visits several friends to get ideas about where his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 480
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 392.3'6

My Language, Your Language

Kindergarten - Grade 2

There's a new girl in Romelie's class named Camila. Camila speaks Spanish, and she's teaching it to Romelie. That gets Romelie thinking. What other languages do people speak? Her own family… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: 306.44

My Religion, Your Religion

Kindergarten - Grade 2

When David's friend invites him to a service at a Jewish synagogue, David feels nervous. David is a Christian, and he's only ever been to churches. But soon David discovers that learning… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 200

SpaceX and Tesla Motors Engineer Elon Musk

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Are you a fan of computers? When Elon Musk was growing up, he taught himself computer programming so he could design his own games. As an adult, he set out to design much more complex tech… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 338.7'6292293092

Theoretical Physicist Brian Greene

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Have you ever wondered how the universe began? Growing up, Brian Greene's father taught him to think about the world in different ways. Greene was curious about how it all worked. He set out… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 530.092

I Remember Beirut

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Zeina Abirached, author of the award-winning graphic novel A Game for Swallows, returns with a powerful collection of wartime memories… Abirached was born in Lebanon in 1981. She grew up in Read More →

  • Lexile: 460
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 741.5'95692

Knockout Games

Grade 8 - Grade 12

For Kalvin Barnes, the only thing that comes close to the rush of playing the knockout game is watching videos of the knockout… Kalvin's crew always takes videos of their KOs, but Kalvin Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Transgender Lives: Complex Stories, Complex Voices

Grade 6 - Grade 12

"I didn't hear the word transgender until I was eighteen, when a person I was dating came out as trans. My boyfriend came out as my girlfriend, and I thought, 'What . . . is that?' She said… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • Dewey: 306.76'8

A Matter of Souls

Grade 6 - Grade 12

From the shores of Africa to the bowels of a transatlantic ship to a voting booth in Mississippi to the jungles of Vietnam, all human connection is a matter of souls… In this stirring collec Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]