All of these remarkable figures in American history took a stand to make their world a better place.
Read their inspiring stories today!

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Father of the Underground Railroad

“Inspirational.”School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

“Brings deserved attention to the life of a man who dedicated himself to recording the lives of others.”Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

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Creator of Social Security

“Engaging… An informative portrait of an activist and advocate whose accomplishments are still evident today.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Informative…guardians seeking a woman activist’s framework, with actionable steps that resonate today, will find this picture book attractive.” —Publishers Weekly

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Stories of the Underground Railroad

“An intriguing new angle on an important story.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“A plausible, powerful vision of ingenuity and daring in action.” ―Publishers Weekly

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Father of Black History Month

“An important and inspiring tale well told.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Young readers will be caught up in his story…. Quotes are seamlessly woven into the narrative, and a time line, list of sources, and bibliography add research appeal. Of special note are the illustrations, which include more than 40 portraits of black leaders… Their images and one-line biographies will pique further interest, making this a valuable resource for school and public libraries.” ―Booklist

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Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

“In Slade’s and Ratterree’s hands, Addams’s legacy shines brightly for the next generation of advocates…. A stirring addition to any school or public library’s biography section.” ―School Library Journal

“An inspiring testament to the power of activism.… An afterword and timeline round out a solid introduction to a woman who ‘kept doing what she’d always done: helping people. No matter where they were from. No matter what others thought. No matter the cost.’” ―Publishers Weekly

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Women’s Rights Activists

“An inspiring and revelatory tale.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“An excellent introduction to the women’s movement in general and Susan B. Anthony, in particular” ―Booklist

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First Published African-American Poet

“[Tate’s] decision to illuminate this remarkable man’s life offers a new perspective with remarkable clarity.” ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“A lovely introduction to an inspirational American poet.” ―School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

Civil Rights Activists

“Brings deserved attention to Chapman and underscores the very worthwhile message that one does not need to be a star to make a difference.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Jenkins’ powerful, bright, mixed-media collages show and tell the connections, past, present, and future, as the politician remembers his childhood experience and his works for civil rights.” ―Booklist

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Civil Rights Activists

“A moving record of young people rising at a pivotal historical moment, based on original interviews and archival research as well as published sources.” ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“Yet the most compelling component is Levinson’s dramatic recreation of the courageous children’s crusade and the change it helped bring about in the face of widespread prejudice and brutality. Powerful period photos and topical sidebars heighten the story’s impact.” ―Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

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Journalist and Civil Rights Activist

“Alcorn’s striking, symbol-infused hand-colored prints on creamy vellum get star billing… Author notes, a timeline and more enhance this age-appropriate introduction to difficult issues and the woman who educated the world about them.” ―Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

“This handsomely packaged introduction to one of the most important progenitors of the Civil Rights Movement is just the ticket for young readers not yet ready to tackle the Fradins’ definitive profile.” ―Kirkus Reviews