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  • The Dot

    Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds ...
    series Creatrilogy
    Features an audio read-along! With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark -- and follow where it takes us.Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you."Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Hole in My Life

    by Jack Gantos ...
    Becoming a writer the hard wayIn the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer looking for adventure, cash for college tuition, and a way out of a dead-end job. For ten thousand dollars, he recklessly agreed to help sail a sixty-foot yacht loaded with a ton of hashish from the Virgin Islands to New York City, where he and his partners sold the drug until federal agents caught up with them ... Read more

    $7.38 USD

  • Nuestra América

    30 Inspiring Latinas/Latinos Who Have Shaped the United States

    Illustrated by Gloria Félix ...
    Celebrate 30 influential Latinas/Latinos/Latinxs in U.S. history with Nuestra América, a fully-illustrated anthology from the Smithsonian Latino Center.Nuestra América highlights the inspiring stories of thirty Latina/o/xs throughout history and their incredible contributions to the cultural, social, and political character of the United States.The stories in this book cover each figure's cultural ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Cinnamon

    by Neil Gaiman ...
    Illustrated by Divya Srinivasan ...
    A perfect read-aloud picture book by the Newbery Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author of American Gods and Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman, and illustrated in bold colors by Divya Srinivasan.A talking tiger is the only one who may be able to get a princess to speak in this beautiful picture book set in a mythic India.This stunning picture book will transport readers to another time and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Who Was Jackie Robinson?

    Illustrated by John O'Brien ...
    series Who Was?
    As a kid, Jackie Robinson loved sports. And why not? He was a natural at football, basketball, and, of course, baseball. But beyond athletic skill, it was his strength of character that secured his place in sports history. In 1947 Jackie joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the long-time color barrier in major league baseball. It was tough being first- not only did "fans" send hate mail but some ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Egyptian Diary

    The Journal of Nakht, Young Scribe

    by Richard Platt ...
    Illustrated by David Parkins ...
    "A fresh, lively voice. . . . Replete with details of daily life." — Kirkus ReviewsThe year is 1464 BC, and Nakht’s family is moving to the city of Memphis. Nakht, who is studying to be a scribe, keeps a journal of the many sights and sounds of the bustling city — temples and pyramids, cargo ships, a hippopotamus hunt, even a tomb robbery. Presented as a lively diary, here is an invitation for ... Read more

    $6.29 USD

  • #NotYourPrincess

    Voices of Native American Women

    · Edited by same team who created Dreaming in Indian· Over 12,000 copies sold of Dreaming in Indian· No other book for teens exists featuring the voice of Native women· Media attention on the fate of missing Indigenous women· Burgeoning interest in Native issues ... Read more

    $9.89 USD

  • EllRay Jakes The Recess King!

    by Sally Warner ...
    Illustrated by Brian Biggs ...
    series EllRay Jakes #8
    “Kids of all stripes will identify with EllRay and his unwittingly hilarious antics.”—BooklistEight-year-old EllRay is down to one-and-a-half best friends, and his little sister points out the obvious: he needs more! So EllRay decides to audition other boys for the part, the way his sister is auditioning for the lead role in her day care’s spring play. Now, EllRay has to come up with fun things to ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Change Sings

    A Children's Anthem

    by Amanda Gorman ...
    Illustrated by Loren Long ...
    A lyrical picture book debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long"I can hear change hummingIn its loudest, proudest song.I don't fear change coming,And so I sing along."In this stirring, much-anticipated picture book by presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman, an... ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Show Me a Sign

    Don't miss the companion book, Set Me FreeWinner of the 2021 Schneider Family Book Award ∙NPR Best Books of 2020 ∙Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2020 ∙School Library Journal Best Books of 2020 ∙New York Public Library Best Books of 2020 ∙Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2020 ∙2020 Jane Addams Children's Book Award Finalist ∙2020 New England Independent Booksellers Award FinalistDeaf author Ann ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Separate Is Never Equal

    Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

    Seven years before Brown v. Board of Education, the Mendez family fought to end segregation in California schools. Discover their incredible story in this picture book from award-winning creator Duncan TonatiuhA Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book and Robert F. Sibert Honor Book!When her family moved to the town of Westminster, California, young Sylvia Mendez was excited about enrolling in her ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • I Survived #7: I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863

    series I Survived #7
    The bloodiest battle in American history is under way . . . It's 1863, and Thomas and his little sister, Birdie, have fled the farm where they were born and raised as slaves. Following the North Star, looking for freedom, they soon cross paths with a Union soldier. Everything changes: Corporal Henry Green brings Thomas and Birdie back to his regiment, and suddenly it feels like they've found a new ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Ghost Boys

    A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better.Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different

    A Biography

    A riveting biography of the groundbreaking innovator who was a giant in the worlds of computing, music, filmmaking, design, smart phones, and more. A finalist for the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award!"Your time is limited. . . . have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." —Steve JobsFrom the start, his path was never predictable. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped ... Read more

    $8.72 USD

  • Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy

    by Emmanuel Acho ...
    Adapted from Emmanuel Acho's New York Times bestseller Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, comes an essential young readers edition aimed at opening a dialogue about systemic racism with our youngest generation.Young people have the power to affect sweeping change, and the key to mending the racial divide in America lies in giving them the tools to ask honest questions and take in the ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Written in Bone

    Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland

    Bright white teeth. Straight leg bones. Awkwardly contorted arm bones. On a hot summer day in 2005, Dr. Douglas Owsley of the Smithsonian Institution peered into an excavated grave, carefully examining the fragile skeleton that had been buried there for four hundred years. "He was about fifteen years old when he died. And he was European," Owsley concluded. But how did he know? Just as forensic ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Algonquin, People of the Wooded Country

    series Native Life
    The Algonquian, People of the Wooded Country is the third book in the “Native Life” series. It was written for a third grade reading level. Read about Otter, his family and his friends to learn about the way they lived and their culture. Food, hunting customs, clothing, play, religious beliefs and family life are all touched upon. This book is filled with beautiful descriptive drawings ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman

    Illustrated by Teresa Flavin ...
    series Step into Reading
    An easy-to-read, page-turning account of Harriet Tubman's life--from her childhood in slavery to her years as a conductor on the Underground Railroad to her later work as a suffragette and as a spy in the Civil War. This remarkable true story brings to life one of America's greatest female role models. ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • The Hiding Place

    The True Story of a Real-Life HeroIt's World War II. Darkness has fallen over Europe as the Nazis spread hatred, fear and war across the globe. But on a quiet city corner in the Netherlands, one woman fights against the darkness.In her quiet watchmaking shop, she and her family risk their lives to hide Jews, and others hunted by the Nazis, in a secret room, a "hiding place" that they built in the ... Read more

    $10.69 USD

  • Lucky Broken Girl

    by Ruth Behar ...
    **Winner of the 2018 Pura Belpre Award!“A book for anyone mending from childhood wounds.”—Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street**In this unforgettable multicultural coming-of-age narrative—based on the author’s childhood in the 1960s—a young Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl is adjusting to her new life in New York City when her American dream is suddenly derailed. Ruthie’s plight will ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya (light novel)

    series The Haruhi Suzumiya Series #11
    Sometimes, even Haruhi doesn't know what she wants!As the SOS Brigade rings in the New Year with a shrine visit, there's a surprising lack of supernatural or reality-bending phenomena. Despite this, Kyon is as wary as ever. After all, Haruhi has a tendency to turn even the most mundane events into impossible uproars! That danger could not be more apparent than when their club activities lead them ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Until I Find Julian

    Newbery Honor–winning author Patricia Reilly Giff tells a vivid, contemporary story about a remarkable boy who risks everything for his family and a bold girl who helps him. At home in Mexico, Mateo knows where he belongs: with Mami, Abuelita, little brother Lucas, and big brother Julian. When Julian leaves to work in el Norte, the United States, Mateo misses him. And when the family stops hearing ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • The Other Talk

    Reckoning with Our White Privilege

    by Brendan Kiely ...
    Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Brendan Kiely starts a conversation with white kids about race in this accessible introduction to white privilege and why allyship is so vital.Talking about racism can be hard, but...Most kids of color grow up talking about racism. They have “The Talk” with their families—the honest talk about survival in a racist world.But white kids don’t. They ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • RESPECT

    Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul

    Illustrated by Frank Morrison ...
    Winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustration Award! From a New York Times bestselling author and an acclaimed illustrator comes this vibrant portrait of Aretha Franklin that pays her the R-E-S-P-E-C-T this Queen of Soul deserves.Aretha Franklin was born to sing. The daughter of a pastor and a gospel singer, her musical talent was clear from her earliest days in her father’s Detroit church where ... Read more

    $10.99 USD