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Pocket Bios: Nelson Mandela

by Al Berenger

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of activist, philanthropist, and South African President Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela was a South African revolutionary, activist, politician, and...


The House That Jane Built

by Tanya Lee Stone & Kathryn Brown

This is the story of Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, who transformed a poor neighborhood in Chicago by opening up her house as a community center.

This title has Common...


Pocket Bios: Gandhi

by Al Berenger

Mahatma Gandhi was the celebrated leader of the Indian independence movement, and an inspiration for many similar movements around the world. Gandhi began his push for nonviolent civil disobedience as an expatriate...


Pocket Bios: Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Al Berenger

Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most prominent leaders of the civil rights movement, is best known for his dedication to nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience. He received the Nobel Peace Prize for...


Pocket Bios: Rosa Parks

by Al Berenger

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of civil rights activist Rosa Parks.

Rosa Parks, often referred to as both "the first lady of civil rights" and the mother of the freedom movement,...


Luna & Me

by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Once there was a redwood tree--one of the world's largest and tallest trees, and one of the oldest. And once, born nearly a thousand years after the tree first took root, there was a girl named Julia, who was...


We Are Power

by Todd Hasak-Lowy

A stirring look at nonviolent activism, from American suffragists to Civil Rights to the Climate Change Movement

 

We Are Power brings to light the incredible individuals who have used nonviolent activism to...


Malala Yousafzai (The First Names Series)

by Lisa Williamson & Mike Smith

Meet the young activist who stood up for her rights--and changed millions of lives

 

Before Malala Yousafzai (b. 1997) became the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, she was a girl fighting for her education in...


Soldier for Equality

by Duncan Tonatiuh

Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh brings to life the story of a Mexican-American war hero

 

José de la Luz Sáenz (1888-1953)--or Luz--believed in fighting for what was right. Although he was born in...


Elizabeth Warren

by Susan Wood & Sarah Green

Elizabeth Warren shares the incredible story of the first female senator of Massachusetts. Elizabeth came from a struggling middle-class family in Oklahoma City. After a heart attack put Elizabeth's father out...


Ruth Bader Ginsburg

by Jonah Winter & Stacy Innerst

To become the first female Jewish Supreme Court Justice, the unsinkable Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to overcome countless injustices. Growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and ’40s, Ginsburg was discouraged from...


The Girl from the Tar Paper School

by Teri Kanefield

  Before the Little Rock Nine, before Rosa Parks, before Martin Luther King Jr. and his March on Washington, there was Barbara Rose Johns, a teenager who used nonviolent civil disobedience to draw attention...


The Hero In The Helmet

by Joa Macnalie & Adua Hernandez

The Hero in the Helmet is a biographical children's short-story, written in a third-person narrative, to educate both children and parents alike on the life and legacy of super-star athlete Colin Kaepernick....


Education Is Power

by Lenny Williams & Adua Hernandez

This story is about African-American civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois and it teaches children about the need for education. Young W.E.B. Du Bois will be talking about how education gave him the POWER to...


Walk Ride Rodeo

by Amberley Lana Snyder & Gabriel Krekk

This is a story of a cowgirl whose love for horses overpowered all challenges put in her path. Her rodeo career began at a young age and her future was destined for success. A car accident changed Amberley’s...


Who Started the United Farm Workers Union? The Story of Cesar Chavez - Biography of Famous People | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor

Cesar Chavez was one tough fellow. He dared to speak out against the injustices that he saw around him, particularly his workplace. It was because he was brave that the United Farm Workers Union was created....


Fidel Castro and His Communist Marxist Government - Biography 5th Grade | Children's Biography Books

by Dissected Lives

What good will reading about Fidel Castro and his Communist Marxist Government do? It will create a solid foundation that will help in the deep understanding of Fidel’s government. The purpose of biography...


Malala Yousafzai : The Girl Who Stood Up Against the Taliban - Biography for Kids 9-12 | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor

Malala Yousafzai made headlines worldwide when, as a young girl, she stood up against the Taliban. Her story of bravery has inspired millions and she received many prestigious awards, too. But if you read about...


Fearless Female Journalists

by Joy Crysdale

Ten inspirational biographies of women who risked everything – including their lives – to bring us the world’s stories. Whether reporting from the front lines or the anchor desk, they pushed the boundaries...


Emily Included

by Kathleen McDonnell

The true story of Emily Eaton. Born with severe cerebral palsy, Emily and her family had to fight for her right to go to school with non-disabled children in a regular classroom. Unwilling to take no for an...