Category Archives: Biography

Ruby’s Hope – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Ruby’s Hope, A Story of How the Famous “Migrant Mother” Photograph Became the Face of the Great Depression Author: Monica Kulling Illustrator: Sarah Dvojack  Publisher: Page Street Publishing, McMillan, 2019 Genre: fictionalized biography Ages: 6-10 Themes: Great Depression, poverty, photography, famine, Oklahoma, Dorothea … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Grew A Forest – PPBF and Arbor Day, April 1st

Title: The True Story of Jadav Payeng The Boy Who Grew a Forest Author: Sophia Gholz Illustrator: Kayla Harren Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press, 2019 Ages: 4-8 Themes: deforestation, tree planting, habitats, conservation, India, one man power, caring for earth Opening: … Continue reading

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So Tall Within – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: So Tall Within – Sojourner Truth’s Long Walk To Freedom Written by: Gary D. Schmidt Illustrated by: Daniel Minter Published by: Roaring Brook Press, 2018 Ages: 8-18 Themes: slavery, freedom, civil rights, Sojourner Truth, mighty women, emancipation, leadership Genre: biography     … Continue reading

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