Books of the Week – October 23, 2017

This week is all about biographies! We have some really great biographies in the LC. I love reading the ones about people history has forgotten. You will see this group of suggested biographies has a mixture of more well known people and people you may have never heard of. We choose them because they all are people who deserve to be noticed! Stop by and take a look.

My Favorite Author Series – R.L. Stine, Louis Sachar, Lois Lowry

These books are perfect for students who want to learn more about the people who wrote some of their favorite books.

The Barefoot Book of Heroic Children by Rebecca Hazell

“Is it possible for children to make a different to the world? What , if any, children have influenced the course of history in a notable way and what can we learn from them? A collection of stories about children who fought and overcame terrible disabilities, prejudices, and severe hardships including Helen Keller, Anne Frank, Wilma Rudolph, Pocahontas, Iqbal Masih, and Alexander Graham Bell.”

Finding Wonders by Jeannine Atkins

A novel in verse about three girls from different time periods who grew up to become scientists introduces the lives of insect life-cycle artist Maria Merian, fossil pioneer Mary Anning, and comet discoverer Maria Mitchell.”

All Heart by Carli Lloyd

A young reader’s edition of the memoir by the Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion describes the low confidence that nearly prompted her to quit soccer and how she worked through her doubts to help lead the U.S. women’s national soccer team in a record-setting World Cup series.

Wonder Women by Sam Maggs

“Tells the stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. Plus, interviews with real-life women in STEM careers, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to women-centric science and technology organizations–all to show the many ways the geeky girls of today can help to build the future.”–Provided by publisher.

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