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A Bag of Marbles: The Graphic Novel

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
Fall 2020

A Bowl Full of Peace: A True Story

A heartbreaking but essential perspective on war and survival.—starred, Kirkus Reviews In this deeply moving nonfiction picture book, award-winning author Caren Stelson brings Sachiko… Read More →

  • Lexile: 650
  • Dewey: 940.54/252244092 [B]

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

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 Calf Named Brian Higgins: An Adventure in Rural Kenya

Thirteen-year-old Hannah Higgins is convinced her summer is ruined when she is forced to travel to Africa and work in a remote village in Kenya with her mom and uncle. Never having been to a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Fall 2020

Ace of Hearts

From the Series Lorimer Real Love

Everyone around Alvin seems to be obsessed with one thing—sex. Alvin finds it uncomfortable to think and talk about it and he knows he isn't ready. His friends, however, think that all Alvin… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • Dewey: [Fic]

A Dog Named Haku: A Holiday Story from Nepal

It's the Festival of Lights in Nepal, and today is the day to honor dogs! Brothers Alu and Bhalu wander the streets of Kathmandu, passing by twirling kites and bamboo swings, looking for a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1250
  • Dewey: [E]

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

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
Spring 2020

A Girl Like Me

"Once I dreamed I swam / the ocean / and saw everything deep, cool / and was part of the waves. / I swam on by the people / onshore / hollering, / 'A girl like you needs to / stay out of the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • Dewey: 811/.54
Spring 2020

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Political Headliner

From the Series Gateway Biographies

American politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever to serve in the US Congress. Learn about her young life, her work as an activist, and her career in the House of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • ATOS: 6.8
  • Dewey: 328.73/092 [B]

Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis

In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess, but it wasn't her crime that shocked the nation—it was her motivation. Nineteen-year-old Alice Mitchell had planned to pass as a man in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1210

Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad

From the Series On My Own History

Allen Jay's family farm is a stop on the Underground Railroad. Allen's parents give food and shelter to slaves escaping from the South. One day in 1842, Allen's father asks him to help a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]

All Kinds of Friends

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

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]

A Map into the World

"Filled with wonder and sorrow and happiness." —Alison McGhee, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Someday A heartfelt story of a young girl seeking beauty and connection in a busy world… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: [E]

A Marked Man: The Assassination of Malcolm X

February 21, 1965. Controversial civil rights leader Malcolm X is gunned down during a speech in Manhattan. 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

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… Read More →

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

Annaleise Carr: How I Conquered Lake Ontario to Help Kids Battling Cancer

From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks

Over eight months worth of planning, hundreds of hours of hard physical training, amassing a team of dedicated crewmates, approaching sponsors and collecting donations—and finally, swimming… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • Dewey: 920
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An Unlikely Ballerina

Young Lily Marks loves to stand on her tiptoes. When her parents notice weakness in her legs, her doctor suggests dancing lessons to strengthen them. Lily falls in love with ballet—but can… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • Dewey: [E]

A Perfect View: Book 3

From the Series Cici: A Fairy's Tale

Cici is ready for all her favorite camping activities! She has everything planned for the trip with her dad, her sister, and her friend Kendra. But with Cici's new fairy powers, nature has… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 2.3
  • Dewey: 741.5/973

A Pocketful of Goobers: A Story about George Washington Carver

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

There wasn't anything that George Washington Carver couldn't grow. He took the common goober--today's peanut--and created hundreds of useful products from it, turning goobers into a very… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 630'.92'4

A Scarf for Keiko

It's 1942. Sam's class is knitting socks for soldiers and Sam is a terrible knitter. Keiko is a good knitter, but some kids at school don't want anything to do with her because the Japanese… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • Dewey: [E]

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
Spring 2020

A Story About Afiya

Some people have dresses for every occasion but Afiya needs only one. Her dress records the memories of her childhood, from roses in bloom to pigeons in flight, from tigers at the zoo to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Fall 2020 4 titles

Athletes Who Made a Difference — Library Bound Set

From the Series Athletes Who Made a Difference

This graphic nonfiction series presents true sports stories of grit, leadership, and resistance. Dynamic visuals highlight impactful events on and off the field, as legendary athletes inspire… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $111.96
  • Your Price: $83.97
  • 4 titles