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Capaldi, Gina.

Summary: Zitkala-Š̌̌̌a finds that she can sing through her music, but also by writing stories and giving speeches and being an activist for Native American rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Zitkala 2011

Sandeen, Del

Summary: Maya Angelou was a writer, dancer, activist, and actress, and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her body of work evokes emotions that range the full spectrum, from joy to heartbreak and from rage to hope. A phenomenal woman, she enriched the world of literature and society as a whole. This essential biography explores her life and creative output and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2020

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Chapman, Hannah K.

Summary: "Dive into the fascinating, unexpected, and inspiring stories behind 18 of the English language's greatest women writers in this graphic anthology. Why She Wrote brings together both famous and obscure writers from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries and highlights their history, hardships, and influence--on the written word and each other--through accessible and engaging comics. Framed by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2021

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Grimes, Nikki

Summary: "Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by those she trusted. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night - and discovered the magic and impact of writing. For many years, Nikki's notebooks were her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: WordSong, an imprint of Highlights 2019

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1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT 921 Grimes 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 GRI

Barnett, Mac

Summary: A picture book biography of the children's book author shares insights into her life and enduring literary influence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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Conrad, Vicki

Summary: "A beautifully illustrated children's biography of Beverly Cleary, from her roots in Portland to her years as a librarian and an eventual children's book writer. The debut book in Little Bigfoot's new Growing to Greatness series of notable people from the Pacific Northwest"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Bigfoot, an imprint of Sasquatch Books 2019

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

Anderson, William

Summary: Photographs and mementos accompany an account of the life and literary career of the author of the well-loved "Little House" books.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1998

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Wilder

Rau, Dana Meachen

Summary: Examines the life of the nineteenth-century author famous for the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin," which denounced slavery and intensified the disagreement between the North and South.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET STOWE

Wadsworth, Ginger.

Summary: Examines Laura Ingalls Wilder's life as a pioneer girl and her work as a writer describing that life for others.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2000

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

Lester, Helen.

Summary: Children's author Helen Lester describes her life from age three to adulthood and discusses how she writes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 1997

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

Polacco, Patricia.

Summary: An autobiography of the well-known author and illustrator.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: R.C. Owen 1994

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB POLACCO POL

Dommermuth-Costa, Carol.

Summary: A biography of the English mystery writer who, after creating Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, became a Dame Commander of the British Empire.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications Co. 1997

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB CHRISTIE DOM

Engle, Margarita

Summary: "In this follow-up to her award-winning memoir Enchanted Air, Margarita Engle details her teenage years in Los Angeles against the turbulent backdrop of the Vietnam War. In vulnerable verse, she addresses the notions of peace, civil rights, freedom of expression, and environmental protection that are once again under threat. Despite these circumstances, young Margarita was able to find solace...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 ENG

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

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Reynoso, Naibe

Summary: Brief biographies in rhyme of 11 notable Latinos.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Con Todo Press 2020

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Rusch, Elizabeth

Summary: "Una historia real sobre un científico contemporáneo que salvó la capa de ozono y el planeta, evitando un desastre en el medioambiente. Mario Molina es un científico mexicoamericano y un héroe de nuestros días que ayudó a resolver la crisis de la capa de ozono de la década de 1980. Se crió en la Ciudad de México y desde niño sintió curiosidad por los mundos ocultos que estudiaba a través de un...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2019

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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 921 MOL

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

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

Denise, Anika

Summary: "From the author of MONSTER TRUCK and STARRING CARMEN comes a gorgeous and lyrical story about Pura Belpré, a Puerto Rican librarian who changed the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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

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

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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 325 MIL

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