Describes the racial prejudice experienced by Jackie Robinson when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and became the first black player in Major League baseball and depicts the acceptance and support he received from his white teammate Pee Wee Reese.
A young girl growing up in Harlem in the 1950s, whose mother cleans and stitches costumes for a ballet company, dreams of becoming a prima ballerina one day, and is thrilled to see a performance of Janet Collins, the first "colored" prima ballerina.
An illustrated account of immigrant Clara Lemlich's pivotal role in the influential 1909 women laborer's strike describes how she worked grueling hours to acquire an education and support her family before organizing a massive walkout to protest the unfair working conditions in New York's garment district.
Lexile: AD800L. (Adult directed. Usually read to/with child rather than independently read) The Fantastic Jungles Of Henri Rousseau. Michelle Markel. Henri Rousseau started painting in his 40's and his self-taught style was criticized in the art world.
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat, by Roxane Orgill, illustrated by Sean Qualls. When Ella Fitzgerald danced the Lindy Hop on the streets of 1930s Yonkers, passersby said good-bye to their loose change. But for a girl who was orphaned and hungry, with raggedy clothes and often no place to spend the night, small change was not enough. With lively prose, Roxane Orgill follows the gutsy Ella from school-girl days all the way to her number-one radio hit "A-Tisket, A-Tasket." ISBN 9780763664589 Ages 6-9