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Rise: From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou

A biography of African American writer, performer, and activist Maya Angelou, who rose above a childhood of trauma and emotional pain to become one of the most inspiring voices of our lifetime. Includes afterword, author's note, and sources.

Rise: From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou

Bethany Hegedus
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 921 Angelou Heg)

A biography of African American writer, performer, and activist Maya Angelou, who rose above a childhood of trauma and emotional pain to become one of the most inspiring voices of our lifetime. Includes afterword, author's note, and sources.

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Sisters & Champions: The True Story of Venus and Serena Williams

Tells the story of the highly successful tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, laying out their humble beginnings, hard work, mutual support, and their resulting extraordinary achievements in tennis.

Sisters & Champions: The True Story of Venus and Serena Williams

Howard Bryant
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 796.34292 Williams Bry)

Tells the story of the highly successful tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, laying out their humble beginnings, hard work, mutual support, and their resulting extraordinary achievements in tennis.

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Before She Was Harriet: The Story of Harriet Tubman

A lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman honors the woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life, discussing her roles as a slave, a conductor on the Underground Railroad, a nurse, a Union spy, and a suffragist.

Before She Was Harriet: The Story of Harriet Tubman

Lesa Cline-Ransome
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 921 Tubman Cli)

A lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman honors the woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life, discussing her roles as a slave, a conductor on the Underground Railroad, a nurse, a Union spy, and a suffragist.

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Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees

A picture book introduction to the achievements of Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai describes her non-violent advocacy of democracy in Africa and her organization's diligent environmental efforts.

Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees

Franck Prevot
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 921 Maathai Pre)

A picture book introduction to the achievements of Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai describes her non-violent advocacy of democracy in Africa and her organization's diligent environmental efforts.

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Herstory: Women Who Changed the World

A very special collection of short biographies offers insightful sketches of the lives and accomplishments of 150 of history's most influential and brilliant women, including Clara Barton, the legendary Trung Sisters of medieval Vietnam, and many others.

Herstory: Women Who Changed the World

Ruth Ashby, Deborah Gore Ohrn
- Editors
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 920 He)

A very special collection of short biographies offers insightful sketches of the lives and accomplishments of 150 of history's most influential and brilliant women, including Clara Barton, the legendary Trung Sisters of medieval Vietnam, and many others.

Women Who Changed the World

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer.

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Carole Boston Weatherford
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 323.092 Wea)

Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer.

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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Based on her popular Instagram posts, debut author/illustrator Vashti Harrison shares the stories of 40 bold African American women who shaped history.

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Vashti Harrison
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 920 Har)

Based on her popular Instagram posts, debut author/illustrator Vashti Harrison shares the stories of 40 bold African American women who shaped history.

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Becoming Emily

A middle-grade introduction to the life of the celebrated poet challenges popular misconceptions about her reclusive nature to explore her unusually high level of education, her close ties to friends and family members, and the poems she shared through her prolific correspondence.

Becoming Emily

Krystyna Poray Goddu
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 921 Dickinson God)

A middle-grade introduction to the life of the celebrated poet challenges popular misconceptions about her reclusive nature to explore her unusually high level of education, her close ties to friends and family members, and the poems she shared through her prolific correspondence.

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Anne Frank

In this kids' biography, discover the incredible story of Anne Frank, the courageous young writer who hid from the Nazis during World War II.

Anne Frank

Stephen Krensky
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 921 Frank Kre)
Series: DK Life Stories

In this kids' biography, discover the incredible story of Anne Frank, the courageous young writer who hid from the Nazis during World War II.

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Viva Frida

Bilingual text, accompanied by colorful photographs, explores the famous artist's life, and illuminates the laughter, love, and tragedy that influenced her work.

Viva Frida

Yuyi Morales
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 750.92 Kahlo Mor)

Bilingual text, accompanied by colorful photographs, explores the famous artist's life, and illuminates the laughter, love, and tragedy that influenced her work.

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