Into Great People's Lives

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Side by Side: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez

by Monica Brown

Something special happened when Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez met. Together, they fought for the rights of countless farm workers. Side by side, inspiring hope, they changed history.
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Mama Africa: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song

by Kathryn Erskine

A harrowing picture biography of civil-rights activist and Grammy Award-winning South African singer Miriam Makeba. National Book Award-winning author, Kathryn Erskine, pairs up with newcomer Charly Palmer to convey Makeba's contributions to the anti-Apartheid movement, including her work with Nelson Mandela.
JB Makeba
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The Distance Between Us: Young Readers Edition

by Reyna Grande

At the age of 8, Reyna Grande made the dangerous and illegal trek across the border from Mexico to the United States, and discovered that the American Dream is much more complicated that it seemed.
JB Grande
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Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines

by Jeanne Walker Harvey

The bold story of Maya Lin, the artist-architect who designed the Vietnam War Memorial.
JB Lin
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Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper

by Ann Malaspina

A biography of the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, from her childhood in segregated Albany, Georgia, in the 1930's through her recognition at the 1996 Olympics as one of the hundred best athletes in Olympic history.
JB Coachman
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Red Cloud: The Lakota Story of War and Surrender

by S.D. Nelson

A leader among the Lakota during the 1860s, Chief Red Cloud deeply opposed white expansion into Native American territory. He rejected treaties from the U.S. government and instead united the warriors of the Lakota and nearby tribes, becoming the only Native American to win a war against the U.S. Army.
JN 978.004 Nelson
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Who Was Maurice Sendak?

by Janet B. Pascal

An introduction to the person behind such award-winning classics as Where the Wild Thing Are, lending insight into his temperamental personality and his enduring influence on modern culture.
JB Sendak
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The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science

by Joyce Sidman

Newbery-Honor winning author Joyce Sidman explores the extraordinary life and scientific discoveries of Maria Merian, who discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented the science behind the mystery in this visual biography that features many original paintings by Maria herself.
JB Merian
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Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story

by Suzanne Slade

A picture book biography about naturalist and artist Anna Comstock (1854-1930), who defied social conventions and pursued the study of science. She pioneered a movement to encourage schools to conduct science and nature classes for children outdoors, thereby increasing students' interest in nature.
JB Comstock
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Becoming Madeline: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle In Time

by Charlotte Jones Voiklis

The granddaughters of the author Madeline L'Engle draw on previously unshared archival materials, including photographs, letters, and journal entries, to explore her literary life, legacy and impact on friends, fans, and family members.
JB L'Engle