Category Archives: Biography

Nina: A Story of Nina Simone by Traci N. Todd,  illustrated by Christian Robinson

Nina: A Story of Nina Simone by Traci N. Todd,  illustrated by Christian Robinson. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2021. 9781524737283 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre: Biography What did you like … Continue reading

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Song for Jimi: The Story of Guitar Legend Jimi Hendrix by Charles R. Smith Jr., illustrated by Edel Rodriguez

Song for Jimi: The Story of Guitar Legend Jimi Hendrix by Charles R. Smith Jr., illustrated by Edel Rodriguez. Neal Porter Books, Holiday House, 2021. 9780823443338 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  … Continue reading

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Stitch by Stitch by Connie Schofield-Morrison, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

Stitch by Stitch: Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly Sews Her Way to Freedom by Connie Schofield-Morrison, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon. Holiday House, 2021. 9780823439638 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre:  Biography What … Continue reading

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Sister Corita’s Words and Shapes by Jeanette Winter

Sister Corita’s Words and Shapes by Jeanette Winter. Beach Lane Books, 2021. 9781534496019 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Biography What did you like about the book? Sister Corita, a nun as … Continue reading

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My Name is Bana by Bana Alabed, illustrated by Nez Riaz

My Name is Bana by Bana Alabed, illustrated by Nez Riaz. Salaam Reads: Simon and Schuster, 2021. 9781534412484  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover biography What did you like about the book? Bana Alabed (Syrian … Continue reading

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Scribbles, Sorrows, and Russet Leather Boots: The Life of Louisa May Alcott by Liz Rosenberg, illustrated by Diana Sudyka

Scribbles, Sorrows, and Russet Leather Boots: The Life of Louisa May Alcott by Liz Rosenberg, illustrated by Diana Sudyka. Candlewick Press, 2021. 9780763694357  Rating: (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Biography What did you … Continue reading

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What Isabella Wanted by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Matthew Cordell

What Isabella Wanted: Isabella Stewart Gardner Builds a Museum by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Matthew Cordell. Neal Porter Books, Holiday House, 2021. 9780823442638 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre:  Biography What … Continue reading

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Ruby Bridges (She Persisted) by Kekla Magoon, illustrated by Gillian Flint

Ruby Bridges (She Persisted) by Kekla Magoon, illustrated by Gillian Flint. Philomel Books, Penguin Random House, 2021. 9780593115879 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback Genre: Biography What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin by Stephen Costanza

King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin by Stephen Costanza. Atheneum, 2021. 9781534410367 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Biography What did you like about the book? The story of Scott … Continue reading

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Who Is Tom Brady? by James Buckley Jr., illustrated by Gregory Copeland

Who Is Tom Brady? by James Buckley Jr., illustrated by Gregory Copeland. Penguin Workshop, 2021. 9780593387412 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Paperback Genre: Biography What did you like about the book? This quick, … Continue reading

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