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Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh

Recommended Grades: 5-8

When Sylvia Mendez and her family moved to a new town in California, she was excited to attend her neighborhood school.  But, she was told she had to go to the Mexican school instead.  163 more words

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Earmuffs for Everyone: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs by Meghan McCarthy

Recommended Grades: 4-6

Chester Greenwood didn’t actually invent the earmuffs, but he improved them and received a patent for the design. Today, he is known as the inventor of earmuffs and the state of Maine celebrates him every year on December 21! 161 more words

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Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Recommended Grades: 1-5

We all have an inner exclamation mark.  The question is, how do we find it?  The story of the exclamation mark and how it took him a little time to figure out what he wanted to say and how to say it. 111 more words

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I Am Abraham Lincoln by Brad Meltzer

Recommended Grades: 3-5

I am Abraham Lincoln is part of a (fairly) new biography series on people who change the world.  Abraham Lincoln was a kid who stood up to bullies and believed in fairness for everyone.  137 more words

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Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman

Recommended Grades: 4-6

A wonderful story about persistence and overcoming obstacles, this biography tells the story of Wilma Rudolph, the world’s fastest woman.  

Lesson Idea: 108 more words

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George Ferris: What a Wheel by Barbara Lowell

Recommended Grades: 4-6

An informational book about George Ferris and his journey to build a large moving wheel for the World’s Fair in Chicago, the Ferris Wheel.  108 more words

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Picture This: Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut Ever!

Publication Date: June 3, 2014

Publisher: Harper Collins

Recommended Grades: 3-5

Super cute story about the author’s children and a haircut that turned into a lesson for one child.  112 more words

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