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Kathlyn J. Kirkwood, Steffi Walthall
Description: This moving memoir-in-verse tells about what it means to be an everyday activist and foot solider for racial justice, as Kathlyn recounts how she went from attending protests as a teenager to fighting as an adult for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday to become a national holiday.
Call Number: JB Kir
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2022
Diane Stanley, Jessie Hartland
Description: The delicious story of pioneering chef Alice Waters who changed the way America eats and kickstarted the organic food movement. A pioneer of the slow and organic food movements, she is also known for creating Edible Schoolyard, a project that involves kids in the growing of their own food.
Call Number: JB Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2022
Tamara Pizzoli, Monica Ahanonu
Description: This beautifully illustrated book is a collection of quotes from 50 inspirational Black women who have shaped the world we live in, from Toni Morrison to Angela Davis, from Solange and Beyonce Knowles to Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.
Call Number: J 081.082 Bol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2022
Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
Description: Eleven-year-old Bo is used to it being just her and her mom in their cozy New York apartment, but when her mom gets married, Bo must adjust to her new sisters and a music-minded blended family that is much larger, louder, and more complex than she ever imagined.
Call Number: J FIC Rhu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 3, 2022
Tonya Bolden
Description: A biography of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to the House of Representatives and the first Black woman to run for president with a major political party.
Call Number: J 328.73 Bol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2022
Alice Faye Duncan, Charly Palmer
Description: This critical civil rights book for middle-graders examines the little-known Tennessee's Fayette County Tent City Movement in the late 1950s and reveals what is possible when people unite and fight for the right to vote. Powerfully conveyed through interconnected stories and told through the eyes of a child, this book combines poetry, prose, and stunning illustrations to shine light on this forgotten history.
Call Number: J 323.11 Dun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2022
Rodaan Al Galidi
Description: This feast of Middle Eastern folklore from an award-winning Iraqi storyteller is paired with vibrant cut-paper art. The twenty fables and folktales in this illustrated storybook have taken a long journey. Many have roots that stretch across Europe, Asia, and Africa, but when award-winning writer and gatherer of tales Rodaan Al Galidi learned them in his homeland of Iraq, it was as Arabic folktales and as part of the Arabic storytelling tradition.
Call Number: J 398.2 Al
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Yolanda Gladden, Tamara Pizzoli, Keisha Morris
Description: Most people think that the Brown vs. Board of Education decision of 1954 meant that schools were integrated with deliberate speed. But the children of Prince Edward County located in Farmville, Virginia, who were prohibited from attending formal schools for five years knew differently, including Yolanda. Told by Yolanda Gladden herself, cowritten by Dr. Tamara Pizzoli and with illustrations by Keisha Morris, When the Schools Shut Down is a true account of the unconstitutional effort by white lawmakers of this small Virginia town to circumvent racial justice by denying an entire generation of children an education. Most importantly, it is a story of how one community triumphed together, despite the shutdown.
Call Number: J 379.263 Gla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2022
Description: Become a word virtuoso in just one year with 366 boffo words selected by the masterminds at Merriam-Webster. Each unique word includes a scholarly definition, pronunciation, and an indubitable nonfiction fact as an example sentence. At the end of each month you'll find a story that contains all the words introduced that month, with an audio version so kids can hear it spoken aloud as they go.
Call Number: J 423 Mer
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Jess Keating, David DeGrand
Description: A collection of interesting facts about some of the biggest animals on the planet.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2022
Daniel Gercke, Christopher Testani
Description: A cookbook featuring simple, healthy recipes inspired by the works of Dr. Seuss, written for children and adults to use together.
Call Number: J 641.5 Ger
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2022
Michael H. Cottman
Description: This narrative follows David Harris's turbulent path to become the first African-American commercial airline pilot in the U.S., presented against the backdrop of racial tensions, protests, and the landmark civil rights legislation of the 1960s.
Call Number: J 629.13 Cot
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
America's Test Kitchen (Firm) author
Description: America's Test Kitchen Kids brings delicious science to your kitchen! Over 75 kid-tested, kid-approved recipes and experiments teach young chefs about the fun and fascinating science of food. Why do some cheeses melt better than others? Why does popcorn "pop"? How does gelatin work? Answer these questions (and wow your friends and family!) by cooking the best-ever skillet pizza, easy chocolate popcorn, and galactic mirror cake... and more!
Call Number: J 641.5 Com
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2022
Samantha Dion Baker
Description: The kid's version of popular Instagram artist Samantha Dion Baker's Draw Your Day, an instructive and inspirational guide to keeping a daily sketch journal.
Call Number: J 741.2 Bak
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2022
Meghan Gottschall
Description: Lace up your hiking boots and grab your walking stick. It's time to go hiking! Follow along with Rory Raccoon as you learn all about what to wear, the gear to grab, and how to stay safe on the trails as you explore hiking in the great outdoors.
Call Number: J 796.51 Got
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 21, 2022
Fred Bowen, James Ransome
Description: The story of the National Basketball Association from its origins through the major events and players who made basketball what it is today.
Call Number: J 796.323 Bow
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2022
Emily Stead
Description: Presents an overview of the game of soccer, providing a collection of entries that profile the world's notable teams, players, and matches.
Call Number: J 796.334 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Leigh Lewis, Sara Woolley
Description: A collection of fact-filled profiles, poetry, and illustrations of women pirates who made their mark on the high seas. Each profile includes an original poem presented against a backdrop of full-color art by illustrator Sara Woolley Gomez. The profile is followed by information about the real life and times of these daring women.
Call Number: J 910.45 Lew
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2022
Ben Hubbard
Description: Take a trip to this land of fire and ice! Meet ponies and puffins, then take a dip in an outdoor pool where the water is as hot as a bath!
Call Number: Ei 949.12 Hub
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 20, 2022
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Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round : My Story Of The Making Of Martin Luther King Day
Kathlyn J. Kirkwood, Steffi Walthall
JB Kir
Cook It! : The Dr. Seuss Cookbook For Kid Chefs
Daniel Gercke, Christopher Testani
J 641.5 Ger
Alice Waters Cooks Up A Food Revolution
Diane Stanley, Jessie Hartland
JB Wat
Segregated Skies : David Harris's Trailblazing Journey To Rise Above Racial Barriers
Michael H. Cottman
J 629.13 Cot
Bold Words From Black Women : Inspiration And Truths From 50 Extraordinary Leaders Who Helped Shape Our World
Tamara Pizzoli, Monica Ahanonu
J 081.082 Bol
The Complete Cookbook For Young Scientists
America's Test Kitchen (Firm) author
J 641.5 Com
Operation Sisterhood
Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
J FIC Rhu
Draw Your Day For Kids! : How To Sketch And Paint Your Amazing Life
Samantha Dion Baker
J 741.2 Bak
Speak Up, Speak Out! : The Extraordinary Life Of Fighting Shirley Chisholm
Tonya Bolden
J 328.73 Bol
Go Hiking!
Meghan Gottschall
J 796.51 Got
Evicted! : The Struggle For The Right To Vote
Alice Faye Duncan, Charly Palmer
J 323.11 Dun
Hardcourt : Stories From 75 Years Of The National Basketball Association
Fred Bowen, James Ransome
J 796.323 Bow
The Three Princes Of Serendip : New Tellings Of Old Tales For Everyone
Rodaan Al Galidi
J 398.2 Al
The Soccer Encyclopedia : Fifa Official Licenced Publication
Emily Stead
J 796.334 Ste
When The Schools Shut Down : A Young Girl's Story Of Virginia's "Lost Generation" And The Brown V. Board Of Education Of Topeka Decision
Yolanda Gladden, Tamara Pizzoli, Keisha Morris
J 379.263 Gla
Pirate Queens : Dauntless Women Who Dared To Rule The High Seas
Leigh Lewis, Sara Woolley
J 910.45 Lew
Merriam-webster's Word Of The Day : 366 Elevating Utterances To Stretch Your Cranium And Tickle Your Humerus.
J 423 Mer
Welcome To Iceland
Ben Hubbard
Ei 949.12 Hub
Big As A Giant Snail : Discovering The World's Most Gigantic Animals
Jess Keating, David DeGrand