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Queen of the Scene

Written by Queen Latifah, Illustrated by Frank Morrison Laura Geringer Books, 2006

I’m queen of the scene.

Baby, I’m a star!

I make games look easier…

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Written by Jerry Seinfeld, Illustrated by James Bennett Little, Brown and Company, 2002

When you’re a kid you can eat amazing amounts of food.

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Desmond and the Very Mean Word

Written by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams, Illustrated by A.G. Ford Candlewick Press, 2013

Desmond was very proud of his new bicycle. He was the only child in the whole township who had one, and he couldn’t wait to show it to Father Trevor.

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Simeon's Gift

Written by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton, Illustrated by Gennady Spirin HarperCollins, 2003

A long time ago, when castles and monasteries dotted the land and knights went forth to do brave deeds, when women wove beautiful tapestries and minstrels played for pauper and prince alike, there lived a humble musician named Simeon.

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Giant Steps to Change the World

Written by Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee, Illustrated by Sean Qualls Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2011

On some days your dreams may seem too far away to realize.

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Dream Big, Little Pig!

Written by Kristi Yamaguchi, Illustrated by Tim Bowers Sourcebooks, 2011

Poppy was a pig. A pot-bellied, waddling, toddling pig.

What made this author famous?  Kristi Yamaguchi won the 1992 Olympic Gold Medal for figure skating and went on to skate professionally.

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Gus & Me

Written by Keith Richards (with Barnaby Harris & Bill Shapiro), Illustrated by Theodora Richards Little, Brown and Company, 2014

Theodore Augustus Dupree lived with seven daughters near the Seven Sisters Road, in a house that was filled with instruments and cake.

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