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An authorized portrait about Grandin's life with autism and her groundbreaking work as a scientist and designer of cruelty-free livestock facilities describes how she overcame key disabilities through education and the support of her mother.
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Book 63: Temple Grandin: how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world, by Sy Montgomery
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World. Although she was diagnosed with autism, and her doctor recommended hospitalization, her mother believed in her and sent her to school. Today, Grandin is a scientist and professor of animal science who revolutionized the livestock industry. This compelling biography takes us inside her extraordinary mind and opens the door to a broader understanding of autism. Finalist, Middle Grades Science Book.
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The making of "Show ways," or quilts which once served as secret maps for freedom-seeking slaves, is a tradition passed from mother to daughter in the author's family.
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"From slavery to freedom, through segregation, freedom marches and the fight for literacy, the tradition they called Show Way has been passed down by the women in Jacqueline Woodson's family as a way to remember the past and celebrate the possibilities of the future. Beautifully rendered in Hudson Talbott's luminous art, this moving, lyrical account pays tribute to women whose strength and knowledge illuminate their daughters' lives." ~Amazon
Show Way - Jacqueline Woodson A moving and poetic picture book that explores the love and traditions passed down from mother to daughter over eight generations, the cruel history of slavery that separated mothers from their children and the remarkable fact that quilts were used to direct fugitive slaves on the underground railway.
Celebrating Black History month I pulled out my kids favorite book "Show Way" a story about slavery to freedom. Both my kids had the wonderful opportunity to read this with friends and Enicia Fisher founder of the new school, The Element School. This book is beautifully illustrated and rich with illustrated art. This book touched my mind and daughters heart.
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A one hundreth anniversary tribute to the Girl Scouts founder describes how she rejected the conventions of Victorian culture and introduced her pioneer family's passion for service, adventure, and independence to the girls of her time.
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Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure -- a picture book biography of the founder of the Girl Scouts
Here Come the Girl Scouts! The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure, 978-0545342780, Shana Corey, Scholastic Press
During the early days of the Great Depression, New York City's first Puerto Rican librarian, Pura Belpré, introduces the public library to immigrants living in El Barrio and hosts the neighborhood's first Three Kings' Day fiesta.
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The Storyteller’s Candle | La velita de los cuentos. In New York City in the 1930's, Hildamar lives with her family as they face weather, language, and customs so unlike those of their beloved Puerto Rico. Text in Spanish and English and sepia-toned illustrations with qualities of folk art, this picture book pays tribute to Pura Belpre, the first Puerto Rican librarian for New York Public Library - Honor Book for Younger Children, 2009.
The Library Is for Everyone, by Grace Cornell Gonzales A review of the children's book The Storyteller's Candle/La velita de los cuentos, by Lucia Gonzalez, illustrated by Lulu Delacre. "When I came across [it], I realized that I had found the perfect book to read... to introduce my students to the magic of the public library and to open up discussion about how the library is there for the whole community, including their families."
A fictionalized account of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery for freedom in Philadelphia, where she turns her talents to leading others along the Underground Railroad.
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Underground Railroad - Harriet Tubman
Bank Street College Library Catalog › Details for: Moses : when Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom
Hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, a child in Hiroshima races against time to fold one thousand paper cranes to verify the legend that by doing so a sick person will become healthy.
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Children's Book Review: Sadako by Eleanor Coerr, Author, Ed Young, Illustrator Putnam Publishing Group $17.99 (48p) ISBN 978-0-399-21771-5
When America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to be a man. Here is the tale of thirteen women who proved that they were not only as tough as the toughest man but also brave enough to challenge the government.
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Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards)) by Tanya Lee Stone, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0763636118/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_YnFwqb0HFZ6KK
Introduces the life of Nellie Bly who, as a "stunt reporter" for the New York World newspaper in the late 1800s, championed women's rights and traveled around the world faster than anyone ever had.
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A biography of the Shoshone girl, Sacagawea, from age eleven when she was kidnapped by the Hitdatsa to the end of her journey with Lewis and Clark, plus speculation about her later life.
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Sacagawea (Carter G Woodson Award Book (Awards)): Liselotte Erdrich, Julie Buffalohead: 9780876146460: Amazon.com: Books
Sacagawea / Lise Erdrich ; artwork by Julie Buffalohead. A biography of the Shoshone girl, Sacagawea, from age eleven when she was kidnapped by the Hitdatsa to the end of her journey with Lewis and Clark, plus speculation about her later life. The richly hued, impressionistic paintings also create a good sense of time and place. A time line, a map, and a brief bibliography follow the story.
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Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals. Includes biographical information on the prominent zoologist.
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Me . . . Jane by, Patrick McDonnell I love this children's book. It won the Caldecott this year -yeah!
Recommended Picture Book: Me....Jane by Patrick McDonnell. Me....Jane tells the story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. As the young Jane observes the natural world around her with wonder, she dreams of "a life living with and helping all animals," until one day she finds that her dream has come true. One of the world's most inspiring women, Dr. Jane Goodall is a renowned humanitarian, conservationist, animal activist.
"I am so head over heels for Me...Jane as were the students. The illustrations are darling. This was my chosen read for Earth Day last week. Yep, I even read it to the 5th graders and they were so engaged as they listened to Jane's dream to one day go to Africa and live a life helping animals. Then on the last page comes a REAL photograph of Jane Goodall living out this dream. GASP went the kids. The kind of gasp I love. Yes, DREAM big!"
Me... Jane by Patrick McDonnell. Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals. Includes biographical information on the prominent zoologist.
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A biography of Chinese American film star Anna May Wong who, in spite of limited opportunities, achieved her dream of becoming an actress and worked to represent her race on screen in a truthful, positive manner.
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Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story Cover. Anna decides she will become a movie star but struggles to pursue an acting career in Hollywood in the 1930s. Her spirited determination in the face of discrimination is an inspiration to all who must overcome obstacles so that their dreams may come true. #ELA #CommonCore #CCSS #literacy #readaloud
"Shining Star: the Anna May Wong Story by Paula Yoo ; illustrated by Lin Wang. A biography of Chinese American film star Anna May Wong who, in spite of limited opportunities, achieved her dream of becoming an actress and worked to represent her race on screen in a truthful, positive manner." Grades 2-5
Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, her library has been a meeting place for those who love books. Until now. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library--along with the thirty thousand books within it--will be destroyed forever.
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The story of Wangari Maathai, who in 1977 founded the Green Belt Movement, an African grassroots organization, and in 2004 was the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
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Through artful prose and beautiful illustrations, Donna Jo Napoli and Kadir Nelson tell the true story of Wangari Muta Maathai, known as Mama Miti; who in 1977 founded the Green Belt Movement, an African grassroots organization that has empowered many people to mobilize and combat deforestation, soil erosion, and environmental degradation
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Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya by Donna Jo Napoli, Kadir Nelson
A fictionalized account of the night Amelia Earhart flew Eleanor Roosevelt over Washington, D.C. in an airplane.
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Pam Munoz Ryan wrote a children’s picture book called Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride (1999), where Amelia and, you guessed it, Eleanor Roosevelt ditch a swanky White House dinner to go on a glorious adventure.
Amelia and Eleanor Go For A Ride -- two amazing women, Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt, share an adventure in friendship. (Illustrated by Brian Selznick, one of my favorite "children's books")
Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Munoz Ryan - A fictionalized account of the night Amelia Earhart flew Eleanor Roosevelt over Washington, D.C. in an airplane.
Picture Book of the Day - Women's History Month
When she was just two years old, Laura Bridgman lost her sight, her hearing, and most of her senses of smell and taste. But then a progressive doctor, who had just opened the country's first school for the blind in Boston, took her in. Laura learned to communicate, read, and write--and eventually even to teach.
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Konos Eyes/Ears Unit Book review: Author recalls how blind, deaf woman touched the world
Something special happened when Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez met. Together, they fought for the rights of countless farmworkers. Side by side, inspiring hope, they changed history.
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Side by Side/Lado a lado: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez/La historia de Dolores Huerta y Cesar Chavez
In 1962, together with César Chávez, Dolores Huerta organized the United Farm Workers Union (UFW). They organized nonviolent protests and boycotts throughout the West. This bilingual book is appropriate for ages 6 to 9.
Short, spirited profiles of twenty women who impacted life in America by speaking out against injustice and fighting for social improvements.
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Rabble Rousers: 20 Women Who Made a Difference by Cheryl Harness - Presents twenty women in America's history who fought for men's and women's rights, including Ann Lee, Jane Adams, Alice Paul, Dolores Huerta, and Sojourner Truth.
Just in time for Women's History Month, here are short, spirited profiles of twenty women who impacted life in America by speaking out against injustice and fighting for social improvements. The folksy, friendly narrative introduces such fascinating figures as Sojourner Truth, abolitionist preacher; Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, a Civil War physician; Margaret Sanger, birth control pioneer; and Doris Haddock, a ninety-two-year-old champion of campaign-finance reform.
Through direct quotations, verse, and prose, presents the achievements of a diverse group of people who illustrate Dr. Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. Includes information about the eight basic ways people can be "smart" and suggested activities.