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Mumbet's Declaration of Independence

Grade 1 - Grade 4

"All men are born free and equal… Everybody knows about the Founding Fathers and the Declaration of Independence in 1776. But the founders weren't the only ones who believed that everyone h Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 306.3'62092

Alternate Reality Game Designer Jane McGonigal

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Do you like the challenge and adventure of video games? As Jane McGonigal was growing up, she had fun playing early video games. As an adult, she saw games as an outlet for problem solving… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 794.8'1526

Astrophysicist and Space Advocate Neil deGrasse Tyson

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Have you ever stared into the night sky, full of stars and planets? As a kid, Neil deGrasse Tyson was star-struck when he first visited a planetarium. The universe was calling him… Tyson pur Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 523.01092

Flickr Cofounder and Web Community Creator Caterina Fake

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Do you like to take pictures and share them online? Do you like to share comments on photos, places you've been, or articles? If so, you've probably heard of Flickr and other websites that… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 005.1092

Google Glass and Robotics Innovator Sebastian Thrun

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Have you ever wished you could use technology to improve people's lives? Ever since he was a teenager, Sebastian Thrun wanted to build machines that helped people… So far, Thrun has develope Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 629.8'92092

STEM Trailblazer Bios

Series

Read about the life stories and significant contributions of some of today's most accomplished figures in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. Narrative nonfiction text… Read More →

The Whispering Town

Grade 2 - Grade 5

The dramatic story of neighbors in a small Danish fishing village who, during the Holocaust, shelter a Jewish family waiting to be ferried to safety in… It is 1943 in Nazi-occupied Den Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: [E]

YouTube Founders Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Have you ever watched a home video that went viral on the Internet? Then you've probably heard of the company YouTube… YouTube was created by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim in 2005 Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 384.3'3

iPod and Electronics Visionary Tony Fadell

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Do you spend hours tinkering with projects? Do you also love listening to and collecting music? So did inventor Tony Fadell. He combined two of his passions to create the iPod, the world's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 006.5

A Bag of Marbles: The Graphic Novel

Grade 7 - Grade 12

In 1941 in occupied Paris, brothers Maurice and Joseph play a last game of marbles before running home to their father’s barbershop. This is the day that will change their lives forever. With… Read More →

  • Lexile: 390
  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: 741.5'944

Darkness Everywhere: The Assassination of Mohandas Gandhi

Grade 6 - Grade 12

On January 30, 1948, Mohandas Gandhi, the world's most revered champion of nonviolent civil disobedience, was murdered in cold blood by a man he'd never met. Gandhi was legendary—in his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • Dewey: 954.03'5092

Gateway Biographies

Series

Discover the human side of key newsworthy and historical figures. Each biography in this easy-reading series is peppered with quotes and childhood stories, accounts of successes and failures… Read More →

A Marked Man: The Assassination of Malcolm X

Grade 6 - Grade 12

February 21, 1965. Controversial civil rights leader Malcolm X is gunned down during a speech in… Few were shocked by the news of Malcolm X‘s death. Since 1952 the former member of Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • Dewey: 320.54'6092

Something to Prove: The Great Satchel Paige vs. Rookie Joe DiMaggio

Grade 2 - Grade 5

In 1936, the New York Yankees wanted to test a hot prospect named Joe DiMaggio to see if he was ready for the big leagues. They knew just the ballplayer to call—Satchel Paige, the best… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 796.3570922

The Sin-Eater's Confession

Grade 9 - Grade 12

People in Merit, Wisconsin, always said Jimmy was . . . you know. But people said all sorts of stupid stuff. Nobody really knew anything. Nobody really knew Jimmy… I guess you could say I kn Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return

Grade 7 - Grade 12

When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 741.5

Che Guevara: You Win or You Die

Grade 6 - Grade 12

October 9, 1967. World-renowned revolutionary Che Guevara is dead at the age of thirty-nine… The charismatic Argentinian revolutionary had been leading guerilla fighters in the jungles of Bo Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 8.3
  • Dewey: 980.03'5092

Little White Duck: A Childhood in China

Grade 4 - Grade 7

The world is changing for two girls in China in the 1970s. Da Qin—Big Piano—and her younger sister, Xiao Qin—Little Piano—live in the city of Wuhan with their parents. For decades, China's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller

Grade 7 - Grade 12

"You can't walk straight on a crooked line. You do you'll break your leg. How can you walk straight in a crooked system?… Lewis Michaux was born to do things his own way. When a white banker Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 381'.45002097471

The Knife and the Butterfly

Grade 9 - Grade 12

After a marijuana-addled brawl with a rival gang, 16-year-old Azael wakes up to find himself surrounded by a familiar set of concrete walls and a locked door. Juvie again, he thinks. But he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The White Zone

Grade 4 - Grade 8

Nouri and his cousin Talib can only vaguely remember a time before tanks rumbled over the streets of their Baghdad neighborhood—when books, not bombs, ruled Mutanabbi Street. War has been the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Brooklyn, Burning

Grade 9 - Grade 12

When you're sixteen and no one understands who you are, sometimes the only choice left is to run. If you're lucky, you find a place that accepts you, no questions asked. And if you're really… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Ša, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist

Grade 3 - Grade 6

"I remember the day I lost my spirit." So begins the story of Gertrude Simmons, also known as Zitkala-Ša, which means Red Bird. Born in 1876 on the Yankton Sioux reservation in South Dakota… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 978.004'975243

Equal Rights Is Our Minimum Demand: The Women's Rights Movement in Iran, 2005

Grade 9 - Grade 12

“We want to live, we do not want to face persecution for expressing our political opinion; as women we don’t want to walk on the street with the constant horror that we could be intimidated… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1030
  • Dewey: 323.3'40955090511