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Benge, Janet

Summary: With the heart of an explorer and the passion of an evangelist, David Livingstone (1813-1873) mapped vast, unexplored areas of Africa, sharing the gospel with whomever he encountered. His stamina, perseverance, and dogged determination created the legacy of a trailblazing explorer with an undying hunger to make Christ known wherever his steps led him. David Livingstone's captivating adventures...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: YWAM Publishing 2014

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Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Foreign Language, Call number: J SPANISH 325 MIL

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 Shetterly 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SHE

Gigliotti, Jim

Summary: Presents the life of an Albanian girl, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, who became known as Mother Teresa and spent most of her life serving "the poorest of the poor" in Calcutta, India.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET TERESA

Shepard, Ray Anthony

Summary: Here is the riveting dual biography of two little-known but extraordinary men in Civil War history George E. Stephens and James Henry Gooding. These Union soldiers not only served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry, the well-known black regiment, but were also war correspondents who published eyewitness reports of the battlefields. Their dispatches told the truth of their lives at camp, their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, An Imprint of Highlights 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 973.7 SHE

Benge, Janet

Summary: One of the famous Doolittle Raiders who first attacked Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Jacob DeShazer (1912-2008) knew this one-way mission was dangerous. Indeed, it led to his capture as a prisoner of war. Beaten, malnourished, and alone in his cell, Jacob was given a Bible -- and far away from home, this American soldier became a Christian.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: YWAM Publishing 2013

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Wright, Adrienne

Summary: On June 16, 1976, Hector Pieterson, an ordinary boy, lost his life after getting caught up in what was supposed to be a peaceful protest. Black South African students were marching against a new law requiring that they be taught half of their subjects in Afrikaans, the language of the White government. The story's events unfold from the perspectives of Hector, his sister, and the photographer...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Page Street Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Shetterly, Margot Lee

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as "Human Computers," calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws, these "colored computers," as they were known, used slide...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 LEE

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Patrick, Denise Lewis

Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, but how did she come to be so brave?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE PAL

Harness, Cheryl.

Summary: Reveals what really happened when Narcissa Whitman and her husband, Marcus, embarked on a perilous quest through the untamed Oregon Trail to spread the word of the Bible to the Indians.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Society 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Demi.

Summary: A biography of Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, known as Mother Teresa, who spent most of her life serving "the poorest of the poor" in Calcutta, India.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2005

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 TER

Dray, Philip.

Summary: Presents a life of the African American journalist who was born a slave and went on to become a respected teacher and journalist, and who is best remembered for her campaign through her writings to eliminate lynching in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Farrell, Mary Cronk

Summary: Shares the story of the African American women who enlisted in the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in World War II, centering the story around Charity Adams, the woman who commanded the only black WAAC battalion sent overseas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 FAR

White, Arisa

Summary: Presents the life of a California ex-slave, nurse, and midwife, who started many philanthropic projects.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heyday 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET PARKS

Ross, Stewart.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thameside Press 2001

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Mother Teresa

Amson-Bradshaw, Georgia

Summary: Presents the lives and accomplishments of eight women artists from around the world. Every story comes with an engaging activity that will nurture a child's own varied skills and inspire them to pursue a treasured goal or aspiration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barron's Educational Series 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 709.2 AMS

Keats, Ezra Jack

Summary: The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Foreign Language, Call number: JE Spanish Fiction Keats 1962

Brown, Monica

Summary: As a boy, Gabito had the ability to imagine many things. He lived in a small house with a large family. He would grow up to become a writer known as Gabriel García Márquez.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Luna Rising 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Benge, Janet

Summary: Eric's (1902-1945) refusal earlier that week to run on Sunday in the Olympic 100-meter race had stunned the world. Now his incredible victory in the 400-meter race further strengthened his believe in God's promise, "He who honors Me, I will honor." Years later, Eric Liddell would be tested far beyond mere physical ability as a missionary to China. His character, perseverance, and endurance are...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: YWAM Publishing 2012

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Bausum, Ann

Summary: Explores the March Against Fear, a protest started by James Meredith and taken up by other civil rights leaders after Meredith was shot.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Partners 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 323 BAU

Herman, Gail

Summary: Presents the life and achievements of Coretta Scott King, discussing her vital role in the Civil Rights Movement, her awareness campaigns, and her efforts to continue the work of her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 KIN

Weil, Ann.

Summary: A biography on Medgar Evers, the civil rights activist and martyr from Mississippi.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Library 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 EVE