Seeing your goal to the end, never giving up even when the way gets difficult.

Brave Irene

William Steig
Ej Ste

Plucky Irene, a dressmaker's daughter, braves a fierce snowstorm to deliver a new gown to the duchess in time for the ball.

Catching the moon

Crystal Hubbard
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A picture book biography highlighting a pivotal event in the childhood of African American baseball player Marcenia "Toni Stone" Lyle Alberga, the woman who broke baseball's gender barrier by becoming the first female roster member of a professional Negro League team.

Eleanor, quiet no more

Doreen Rappaport
J 921 Roosevelt Rap

A biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, the most socially and politically active – and controversial – First Lady America had ever seen. Ambassador, activist, and champion of civil rights.


Jane Cutler
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In Canada early in the twentieth century, Ben, the youngest in a family of Jewish immigrants struggling to make ends meet, decides to help out but when a hat maker gives him a chance, disaster strikes and Ben nearly loses hope.

Listen to the wind

Greg Mortenson
J 371.009 Mor

Tells the true story of a man who became lost and delirious after an unsuccessful trek to the top of K2, was saved by the locals of a remote Himalayan village, and kept his vow to return one day to build them a new school as a gesture of sincere appreciation and gratitude for what they did for him in his time of need.

The Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper
Ej Pip

Although she is not very big, the Little Blue Engine agrees to try to pull a stranded train full of toys over the mountain.

Luke goes to bat

Rachel Isadora
Ej Is

Luke is not very good at baseball, but his grandmother and sports star Jackie Robinson encourage him to keep trying.

Sophie’s masterpiece

Eileen Spinelli
Ej Spi

Sophie the spider makes wondrous webs, but the residents of Beekman's Boarding House do not appreciate her until at last, old and tired, she weaves her final masterpiece.


Tiki Barber
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A story of teamwork and perseverance based on the childhood of National Football League stars and twin brothers Tiki and Ronde Barber.