Picture Books About Changemakers
Picture Books About Changemakers
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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.
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A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream by Kristy Dempsey and Floyd Cooper. | 26 Children's Books That Celebrate Black History
A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina's Dream by Kristy Dempsey E DEM 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.
**It's the story of the first African American prima ballerina. Also about the sacrifices parents make for their kids' dreams to come true. The writing is beautiful ** A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerinas Dream: Kristy Dempsey, Floyd Cooper: 9780399252846: Amazon.com: Books
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A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream by Kristy Dempsey w/art by Floyd Cooper & reviewed by Rita Zobayan, is a moving story inspired by Janet Collins, the first African-American ballerina at the MET. This picture book about a young African-American girl's "high hopes and grand dreams," set against a backdrop of racial prejudice and poverty in 1950s Harlem, will have readers rooting for her success. (Philomel, $16.99, Ages 5-8) @PenguinTeen #kidlit #kidsbookreviews #ballerina
The story of Harvey Milk, San Francisco's first openly gay city official.
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The Harvey Milk Story Kari Krakow (Author), David Gardner (Illustrator) This picture-book biography is among the only titles for primary students on lesbian and gay history. It tells the story of the first openly gay elected city official in the United States, beginning with his childhood and taking us through his years in the Navy and career as a teacher.
Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists - Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Frida Kahlo, and more.
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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A children's book about Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta teaming up for farmworkers rights.
"Side by Side/Lado a lado: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez/La historia de Dolores Huerta y Cesar Chavez" --- "Every day, thousands of farmworkers harvested the food that ended up on kitchen tables all over the country. But at the end of the day, when the workers sat down to eat, there were only beans on their own tables. Then Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez teamed up. Together they motivated the workers to fight for their rights and, in the process, changed history."
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.
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Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist makers' Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. HarperCollins 2013. Lower Grades. BL: 5.0 - AR Pts.: 0.5. Biographical picture book, Clara Lemlich, strikes, women's labor movement.
Brave Girl by Michelle Markel This is a great story about the Clara Lemlich who was a Jewish immigrant from Ukraine who came to America and fought for the rights of workers, women, and all manner of vulnerable people in society. This amazing children's book tells of her origins and how much she worked for other people, and how hard she worked to be educated. Just right for your budding revolutionary.
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.
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This is a book for slightly older kids (Grades 3-5). Great historical story about how Pee Wee Reese declared Jackie Robinson was his teammate. Love the mix of illustrations and photographs....Teammates by Peter Golenbock
Young Harriet Tubman, whose childhood name was Minty, dreams of escaping slavery on the Brodas plantation in the late 1820s.
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Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman - 5 stars from me - great narrative bio, especially for Black History Month
Great historical fiction book for teaching slavery and the underground railroad. Integrate writing by having students compare their lives with Harriet Tubman's. Meets first grade social studies and writing standards.
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman by Alan Schroeder and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Picture book biography of Harriet Tubman. Elementary.
A picture book biography introduces the ideas and accomplishments of a gifted and influential speaker by using some of his own words to tell the story.
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Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport. A brief biographical sketch of Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the greatest figures in the American civil rights movement. WALSH JUVENILE E185.97 .K5 R36
Children's Books - Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport
Presents a biography of the former South African president best known for his political activism and fight to end apartheid.