success is not always about winning ... sometimes it's about beginning

success is not always about winning ... sometimes it's about beginning

Set in USA. Even though she couldn't vote, Victoria Woodhull ran for President of the United States in 1872. She was a remarkable woman with a difficult life who had a passion for equality and she gave her all to the cause.
ages 8 years and up

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tremendous hope permeates this important story

tremendous hope permeates this important story

Using an imagined conversation between God and Harriet Tubman, this book tells the true story of how Harriet found her way to freedom from slavery - and how she helped so many others to do the same. It’s just lovely to settle into and let the words and pictures swirl about as they do a very important work. 
ages 4 to grownup
 

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a warm and engaging story of keepsakes and family history

a warm and engaging story of keepsakes and family history

ages 4 to 10 years
Set in USA—there was a time when matchboxes were ubiquitous, now there are probably children who will need the concept of a matchbox explained or shown to them. But once that’s done, I suspect many children will want to start their own matchbox diary – and adults too.
 

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a mighty story of dignity and freedom

a mighty story of dignity and freedom

Set in USA—the fascinating and inspiring story of Madame CJ Walker. Madame Walker was born Sarah Breedlove, the youngest child in her family and the first person in her family to be born free. Born in 1867, she lived an extraordinary life - she married twice, had a daughter, and built a cosmetics empire. 
ages 4 to 12 years

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Caldecott Medal winners tend to hold their appeal!

Caldecott Medal winners tend to hold their appeal!

Make Way for Ducklings is the story of Mr. & Mrs. Mallard and their quest to find a place to nest and then to raise their family of ducklings. It has cult status in Boston, where the duck statues in the public gardens never need polishing because children sit on them so often they naturally keep up the sheen!

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about the joy of harvesting and cooking

about the joy of harvesting and cooking

Bring Me Some Apples is a harvest story that follows a young girl and her family through a year of harvests. They start with strawberries and end with pecans and walnuts. And what a bounty they have in between. The story is loosely based around the childhood of Edna Lewis – a remarkable American chef who was known for Southern cooking.
ages baby to 12 years

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