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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

A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero

Grade 3 - Grade 6

This story reveals the remarkable life of a Native American boy named Wassaja, or "Beckoning," who was kidnapped from his Yavapai tribe and sold as a slave. Adopted by an Italian photographer… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 970.004'97

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

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

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]

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

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
Fall 2017

All Kinds of Friends

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Friends can come in many different colors, shapes, and sizes. Through bright photographs and simple text, young readers will discover the many ways to be a friend and how to celebrate all the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 340
  • Dewey: 177/.62

Almost to Freedom

Kindergarten - Grade 3

Lindy and her doll Sally are best friends - wherever Lindy goes, Sally stays right by her side. They eat together, sleep together, and even pick cotton together. So, on the night Lindy and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

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

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
Fall 2017

Astronaut Ellen Ochoa

Grade 2 - Grade 5

When Ellen Ochoa was young, male American astronauts walked on the moon. But girls were not allowed to be astronauts. Girls didn't often study science either--but Ochoa didn't let that stop… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 629.450092 [B]

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
Spring 2018

Astronaut and Physicist Sally Ride

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Have you ever dreamed of going to outer space? When Sally Ride was a little girl, she watched on TV as astronaut John Glenn launched into space. Twenty years later, she became the first… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • Dewey: 629.45/0092 [B]

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
Fall 2017

Auma's Long Run

Grade 3 - Grade 6

Auma loves to run. In her small Kenyan village, she's a track star with big dreams. A track scholarship could allow her to attend high school and maybe even become a doctor. But a strange new… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Grade 3 - Grade 6

Sitting tall in the saddle, with a wide-brimmed black hat and twin Colt pistols on his belt, Bass Reeves seemed bigger than life. Outlaws feared him. Law-abiding citizens respected him. As a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 363.28'2092

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]

Bumba Books ™ -- It's a Holiday!

Series

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 →

Spring 2018

Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship

Grade 3 - Grade 6

How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth grade poetry project? They don't know each other . . . and they're not sure they want to. Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles… Read More →

  • Dewey: 811/.6

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

Civil Rights Struggles around the World

Series

At certain moments in the struggle to achieve civil rights, an iconic gesture or event can galvanize a people to make a leap toward their goal. This series begins with just such gestures or… Read More →

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 →

Spring 2018

Code-Breaker and Mathematician Alan Turing

Grade 2 - Grade 5

Have you ever wished that you could do something heroic to help your country? When Alan Turing was a boy, he was fascinated by math and science. Later, Turing's math skills would help Great… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • Dewey: 510.92 [B]