Author
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
Call Number
J BIO ABDUL-JABBAR
Summary
An autobiography about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his life growing up in New York, becoming the basketball star he's known to be, and getting involved in the world around him as an activist for social change.
Author
Acevedo, Sylvia
Call Number
J BIO ACEVEDO
Summary
The inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
Author
Andrews, Troy
Call Number
J BIO ANDREWS
Summary
Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest. (2016 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Leonard, Tom
Call Number
J BIO BACH
Summary
Highlights the life and achievements of the eighteenth-century German composer and musician, and examines the development of his most important compositions.
Author
Robbins, Dean
Call Number
J BIO BEAN
Summary
Journey to the Moon on the Apollo 12 mission with astronaut and artist Alan Bean! As a boy, Alan wanted to fly planes. As a young navy pilot, Alan wished he could paint the view from the cockpit. So he took an art class to learn patterns and forms. But no class could prepare him for the beauty of the lunar surface some 240,000 miles from Earth. In 1969, Alan became the fourth man and first artist on the moon. He took dozens of pictures, but none compared to what he saw through his artistic eyes. When he returned to Earth, he began to paint what he saw. Alan's paintings allowed humanity to experience what it truly felt like to walk on the moon.
Author
Denise, Anika A.
Call Number
J BIO BELPRE
Summary
An inspiring picture book biography of storyteller, puppeteer, and New York City's first Puerto Rican librarian, who championed bilingual literature.
Author
Stone, Tanya L.
Call Number
J BIO BLACKWELL
Summary
An introduction to the life and achievements of the first American female doctor describes the limited career prospects available to women in the early nineteenth-century, the opposition Blackwell faced while pursuing a medical education, and her pioneering medical career that opened doors for future generations of women.
Summary
From her imaginative childhood to her career as an illustrator, designer, and animator for Walt Disney Studios, Mary wouldn't play by the rules. At a time when studios wanted to hire men and think in black and white, Mary painted twinkling emerald skies, peach giraffes with tangerine spots, and magenta horses that could fly.
Author
Hendrix, John
Call Number
J BIO BONHOEFFER
Summary
Struggling to reconcile his faith and the teachings of the Bible with the Nazi Party’s evil agenda, Bonhoeffer decides that Hitler must be stopped by any means possible.
Author
Boyce, Jo Ann A.
Call Number
J BIO BOYCE
Summary
In 1956, one year before federal troops escorted the Little Rock 9 into Central High School, fourteen year old Jo Ann Allen was one of twelve African-American students who broke the color barrier and integrated Clinton High School in Tennessee. At first things went smoothly for the Clinton 12, but then outside agitators interfered, pitting the townspeople against one another. Uneasiness turned into anger, and even the Clinton Twelve themselves wondered if the easier thing to do would be to go back to their old school. Jo Ann--clear-eyed, practical, tolerant, and popular among both black and white students--found herself called on as the spokesperson of the group. But what about just being a regular teen?
Author
Bryant, Jen
Call Number
J BIO BRAILLE
Summary
Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else, and what he wanted more than anything else was to be able to read. Even at the school for the blind in Paris, there were no books for him. And so he invented his own alphabet -- a whole new system for writing that could be read by touch. A system so ingenious that it is still used by the blind community today.
Author
Weatherford, Carole B.
Call Number
J BIO BROWN
Summary
In a moving, lyrical tale about the cost and fragility of freedom, a New York Times best-selling author and an acclaimed artist follow the life of a man who courageously shipped himself out of slavery.
Author
Barnett, Mac
Call Number
J BIO BROWN
Summary
A picture book biography of the children's book author shares insights into her life and enduring literary influence.
Author
Bryan, Ashley
Call Number
J BIO BRYAN
Summary
This book details artist Ashley Bryan's experiences as a Black soldier in the segregated army of WWII.
Author
Burcaw, Shane
Call Number
J BIO BURCAW
Summary
A picture book answering the questions young children ask Shane Burcaw about his wheelchair and life with Spinal Muscular Atrophy with equal parts optimism, humor, and empathy.
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