Biography

Radioactive

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Radioactive!: How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World By Winifred Conkling Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616204150
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - January 5th, 2016

Irene Joliot-Curie and Lise Meitner were early 20th-century physicists, both brilliant women in a field full of brilliant men. They balanced their personal lives with groundbreaking research that led to the development of nuclear weapons.

Sarah

 


The First Step

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The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial By Susan E. Goodman, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Susan E. Goodman, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780802737397
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - January 5th, 2016

In 1847, Sara Roberts was told she could not attend the Otis School – it was for white children only.Her family fought for change.  Roberts vs City of Boston was the first case challenging segregated schools in America.  It was the first time an African American lawyer argued in a supreme court.  It was the first steps leading to equality under the law in the US.

Robert

 


Notorious RBG

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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg By Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062415837
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 27th, 2015

I don't quite know exactly what this is but I'm in awe. Biography or Etsy shop? Scrapbook and photo album or feminist polemic? Either way RBG and her legions of admirers win my ardent admiration for her life work and their creativity.

Susannah

 


ALEXANDER HAMILTON

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Alexander Hamilton By Ron Chernow Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143034759
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Published: Penguin Books - March 29th, 2005

With megahit Hamilton taking Broadway by storm, learn about the man himself in this captivating biography. Alexander Hamilton, a biracial illegitimate child, raised in St. Croix by a single mother before becoming George Washington's aide-de-camp and eventually the first Secretary of the Treasury, is a fascinating figure, and Chernow paints a vivid picture of his astounding life.

MACKENZIE

 


Spare Parts

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Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream By Joshua Davis Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780374534981
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Published: FSG Originals - December 2nd, 2014

It's a feel-good story- inner-city high school students learn to build robots and in a national competition on a shoestring budget, defeating teams from Caltech and MIT -- with a twist: most of the students are undocumented immigrants from Mexico, living in a time of increasing deportations, and their undocumented status means that college, jobs, and the other elements of a happy ending are just out of each.


Sarah


Nightingales

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Nightingales: The Extraordinary Upbringing and Curious Life of Miss Florence Nightingale By Gillian Gill Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345451880
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 13th, 2005

Gill goes beyond a simple biography of Florence Nightingale to take in the whole extended family, part of the wealthy community of reformers that drove England in the 19th century. The story itself is great, but if you're a fan of detail, read to the end: the notes are almost better than the narrative.

Sarah


Miss Moore Thought Otherwise

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Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children By Jan Pinborough, Debby Atwell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jan Pinborough, Debby Atwell (Illustrator)
$18.99
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ISBN: 9780547471051
Published: Clarion Books - March 5th, 2013

Learn the true story of Anne Carol Moore, the first children’s librarian in the United States! Told in lovingly crafted prose and Miss Rumphius-esque illustrations, this is a perfect read for both history and book lovers.

MacKenzie


In The Bag

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In the Bag!: Margaret Knight Wraps It Up (Great Idea Series #3) By Monica Kulling, David Parkins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Monica Kulling, David Parkins (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781770495159
Published: Tundra Books - August 6th, 2013

In The Bag is the story of Margaret Knight the inventor of the first machine to fold & glue paper bags.  It wasn't easy though. She had to prove it was her idea, when someone else tried to patent it after seeing her first model.  During her life she had over twenty patents to her name and ninety inventions.


Robert


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