Into Great People's Lives

Side by Side: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez


by Monica Brown


Something special happened when Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez met. Together, they fought for the rights of countless farm workers. Side by side, inspiring hope, they changed history.
SP BILING PB Brown

Mama Africa: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song


by Kathryn Erskine


A harrowing picture biography of civil-rights activist and Grammy Award-winning South African singer Miriam Makeba. National Book Award-winning author, Kathryn Erskine, pairs up with newcomer Charly Palmer to convey Makeba's contributions to the anti-Apartheid movement, including her work with Nelson Mandela.
JB Makeba

The Distance Between Us: Young Readers Edition


by Reyna Grande

  
At the age of 8, Reyna Grande made the dangerous and illegal trek across the border from Mexico to the United States, and discovered that the American Dream is much more complicated that it seemed.
JB Grande

Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines


by Jeanne Walker Harvey


The bold story of Maya Lin, the artist-architect who designed the Vietnam War Memorial.
JB Lin

Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper


by Ann Malaspina


A biography of the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, from her childhood in segregated Albany, Georgia, in the 1930's through her recognition at the 1996 Olympics as one of the hundred best athletes in Olympic history.
JB Coachman

Red Cloud: The Lakota Story of War and Surrender


by S.D. Nelson


A leader among the Lakota during the 1860s, Chief Red Cloud deeply opposed white expansion into Native American territory. He rejected treaties from the U.S. government and instead united the warriors of the Lakota and nearby tribes, becoming the only Native American to win a war against the U.S. Army.
JN 978.004 Nelson

Who Was Maurice Sendak?


by Janet B. Pascal


An introduction to the person behind such award-winning classics as Where the Wild Thing Are, lending insight into his temperamental personality and his enduring influence on modern culture.
JB Sendak

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science


by Joyce Sidman


Newbery-Honor winning author Joyce Sidman explores the extraordinary life and scientific discoveries of Maria Merian, who discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented the science behind the mystery in this visual biography that features many original paintings by Maria herself.
JB Merian

Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story


by Suzanne Slade


A picture book biography about naturalist and artist Anna Comstock (1854-1930), who defied social conventions and pursued the study of science. She pioneered a movement to encourage schools to conduct science and nature classes for children outdoors, thereby increasing students' interest in nature.
JB Comstock

Becoming Madeline: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle In Time


by Charlotte Jones Voiklis


The granddaughters of the author Madeline L'Engle draw on previously unshared archival materials, including photographs, letters, and journal entries, to explore her literary life, legacy and impact on friends, fans, and family members.
JB L'Engle