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Russell-Brown, Katheryn

Summary: "A picture biography of educator and politician Shirley Chisholm, who in 1968 was the first Black woman elected to Congress and in 1972 was the first Black candidate from a major political party (the Democratic party) to run for the United States presidency. An afterword with additional information, photographs, and source lists are included"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CHI

Sánchez Vegara, Ma Isabel (María Isabel)

Summary: From an early age, Maria Montessori challenged the norm, studying science at an all-boys school. As an adult, she became the first female doctor in her country, specializing in the care of children. She went on to make important discoveries that completely changed the course of traditional education, setting up Montessori schools around the world. This inspiring story of the revolutionary...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Frances Lincoln Children's Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MON

Levinson, Cynthia

Summary: Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this picture book that proves you're never too little to make a difference. Nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks intended to go places and do things like anybody else. So when she heard grown-ups talk about wiping out Birmingham's segregation laws, she spoke up. As she listened to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB HENDRICKS LEV

Brooks, Ben

Summary: Prince charming, dragon slayer, mischievous prankster ... More often than not, these are the role-models boys encounter in the books they read at home and at school. As a boy, there is an assumption that you will conform to a stereotypical idea of masculinity. But what if you're the introvert kind? What if you prefer to pick up a book rather than a sword? What if you want to cry when you're...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: RP Kids 2018

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 305.31 Brooks 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 BRO

Sampson, Fiona

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "A nuanced, comprehensive portrait of Britain's most famous female poet, a woman who invented herself and defied her times. "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." With these words, Elizabeth Barrett Browning has come down to us as a romantic heroine, a recluse controlled by a domineering father and often overshadowed by her husband, Robert Browning. But behind the melodrama lies a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRO

Summary: Did you know that James Monroe was the first president to appear without a wig in public? Or that George W. Bush appointed the first African-American secretary of state? Presidents of the United States invites the reader inside the White House to discover fascinating facts about the U.S. commanders-in-chief-their origins, accomplishments, and place in history-as told through famous quotes,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liberty Street, an imprint of Time Inc. Books 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.099 CUT

Summary: An innovative and accessible guide to theories in technology and nature. Learning about science can be daunting, but this book makes it easier by giving you all the big ideas simply explained. Simple explanations and stylish infographics open up the world of science to even the complete novice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 500 SCI
1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 500 SCI

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 500 SCI

Abrams, Dan

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: At the end of the summer of 1859, twenty-two-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln was hired to defend him. This was to be his last great case as a lawyer. The case posed painful personal challenges for Lincoln. The murder victim had trained for the law in his office, and Lincoln had been his friend and his mentor. His accused killer,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Audio 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.7 ABR

Ackroyd, Peter

Summary: "Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop. Afraid to leave his bedroom, he would plan great voyages, using railway timetables to plot an exact imaginary route across Europe. So how did this fearful figure become the one of the most respected film directors of the twentieth...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HITCHCOCK, ALFRED ACK

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B HITCHCOCK ACK

Akins, Lauren

Summary: "When country music star Thomas Rhett won the ACM Award for Single of the Year with 'Die a Happy Man,' his wife, Lauren Akins, was overjoyed. Her childhood best friend and now husband was being anointed the hottest new star in country music--for a song he had written about her. He was living his dream. Lauren was elated, but she was also wrestling with some big questions, not the least of which...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 AKINS, LAUREN AKI

Alkire, Jessie

Summary: "Meet Scott Kelly, who lived for a year in space! Follow Kelly's story as he moves from a career as a volunteer Emergency Medical technician to his service in the United States Navy and on to NASA where, with his identical twin brother Mark, spent one year on the International Space Station and part of the Twins Study. Infographics, historic photos, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Checkerboard Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KEL

Alkire, Jessie.

Summary: "Meet Buzz Aldrin, part of the first moon landing! Follow Aldrin's story as he graduates from West Point, served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, develops a rendezvous program for the Gemini and Apollo missions, and flies to the moon on the Apollo 11 mission. Infographics, historic photos, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of this topic. Additional features...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Checkerboard Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ALD

Baird, Julia (Julia Woodlands)

Summary: A magnificent biography of Queen Victoria by International New York Times columnist Julia Baird. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, 'Victoria: The Queen' is a stunning new portrait of the real woman behind the myth - a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience. When Victoria was born, in 1819, the world was a very different place. Revolution would...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 VICTORIA, QUEEN BAI

Bornstein, Michael

Summary: In 1945, in a now-famous piece of World War II archival footage, four-year-old Michael Bornstein was filmed by Soviet soldiers as he was carried out of Auschwitz in his grandmother's arms. Here is the unforgettable story of how a father's courageous wit, a mother's fierce love, and one perfectly timed illness saved Michael's life, and how others in his family from Zarki, Poland, dodged death at...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan Audio 2017

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Brant, John

Summary: Julius Achon is the director of the Achon Uganda Children's Fund, a charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life in rural Uganda. He was captured at 12 and turned into a boy soldier; then miraculously found a career as one of the world's foremost middle-distance runners. How these life jumps happened is told here.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ACH

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ACHON, JULIUS BRA

Bush, George W. (George Walker)

Summary: A collection of military oil paintings and profiles presents the stories of post-9/11 veterans, their experiences on the battlefield, road to recovery, and continuing contributions as civilians.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 757 BUS

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 759.13 BUS

Carmon, Irin

Summary: A visually rich, intimate, unprecedented look at the Justice and how she changed the world. From Ginsburg's refusal to let the slammed doors of sexism stop her to her innovative legal work, from her before-its-time feminist marriage to her perch on the nation's highest court, with the fierce dissents to match, get to know RBG as never before. As the country struggles with the unfinished...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Carter, Stephen L.

Summary: "She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in the New York of the 1930s--and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected twenty lawyers to help him...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARTER, EUNICE HUNTON CAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B CARTER CAR

Conrad, Vicki

Summary: "The Florida Everglades are made up of nine different ecosystems supporting an astonishing variety of wildlife-panthers, manatees, snails, frogs, and a rainbow of bird species. But for years, the Everglades were threatened. They needed a voice to speak up for them. Marjory Stoneman Douglas became that voice. Her book "A River of Grass" helped the world see the irreplaceable beauty and value of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman & Company 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DOU

Davis, Lynn

Summary: "The car changed travel forever. Henry Ford started a car-making revolution. Kids can read this book to find out how Ford transformed America with his cars. They will learn how many cars Ford made before the Model T Ford"--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

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Davis, Lynn

Summary: "The Wright Brothers are famous for their role in the history of flight! Kids can read this book to find out more about the Wright Brothers and how they flew the first airplane. They will learn how the Wright Brothers started a bicycle shop first and how their first flight at Kitty Hawk went"--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 DAV

De la Rosa, Jeff

Summary: "A volume explaining engineer William "Red" Whittaker's plan to develop robots designed to explore the unknown caves on the moon and Mars"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 629.43 DE L

De la Rosa, Jeff

Summary: "A volume explaining Dr. Mason Peck's invention of a soft robot intended to explore the ocean of Jupiter's moon Europa for signs of life"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 629.43 DE L

DePrince, Michaela

Summary: "At the age of three, Michaela DePrince found a photo of a ballerina that changed her life. She was living in an orphanage in Sierra Leone at the time, but was soon adopted by a family and brought to America. Michaela never forgot the photo of the dancer she once saw, and quickly decided to make her dream of becoming a ballerina come true."--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR RED DEP

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