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34. Title: All Birds Have Anxiety

Author: Kathy Hoopmann

Illustrators: Photographs by numerous photographers

Genre: Realistic/Contemporary

Publisher/Date: Jessica Kingsley Publishers; 1 edition (March 21, 2017)

Age group: 4 - 8

Summary: Describes anxiety, what it feels like, and how to alleviate some of its symptoms by using photographs of birds, accompanied by humorous text.


35. Title: A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon

Author: Suzanne Slade

Illustrators: Veronica Miller Jamison 

Genre: Realistic/Biography

Publisher/Date: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 12, 2019)

Age group: 4 - 8

Summary: Tells the empowering and inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, who helped bring humans to the moon with her computing. The book shares how Johnson faced both racism and sexism in her life, but held courage in the face of these obstacles anyway.


36. Title: Dreamers

Author: Yuyi Morales

Illustrators: Yuyi Morales

Genre: Realistic/Autobiography

Publisher/Date: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (May 1, 1997)

Age group: 4 - 8

Summary: Based on the author’s life, this story shares the hardships of immigration, and the power of libraries and literature.


37. Title: Gloria Takes A Stand

Author: Jessica M. Rinker 

Illustrators: Daria Peoples-Riley

Genre: Realistic/Biography

Publisher/Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books (March 12, 2019)

Age group: 4 - 8

Summary: Shares the story of feminist icon and activist Gloria Steinem, and encourages children to follow in her footsteps and read, imagine, listen, and write.


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38. Title: I Am Not a Number

Author: Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis, Kathy Kacer 

Illustrators: Gillian Newland 

Genre: Realistic/Biography

Publisher/Date: Second Story Press (October 4, 2016)

Age group: 4 - 8

Summary: Irene is forced to grapple with her new life in a residential school. Ripped away from her First Nations family and community, she struggles to adjust. How will she cope, and will she be able to go home again?


39. Title: Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School

Author: Janet Halfmann 

Illustrators: London Ladd

Genre: Realistic/Biography

Publisher/Date: Lee & Low Books; Illustrated edition (February 13, 2018)

Age group: 7 - 11

Summary: Even though it was forbidden, Lilly Ann Granderson couldn’t stand idly by. Granderson taught fellow enslaved African-Americans how to read in her midnight school, even though being caught could get her killed. When she is caught, what will she do? A story that discusses the horror of slavery, the power of education, and how one African-American woman managed to help hundreds of enslaved people learn to read, and even free themselves.


40. Title: The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford 

Illustrators: Frank Morrison

Genre: Realistic/Music history

Publisher/Date: little bee books (January 8, 2019)

Age group: 4 - 8

Summary: Learn about the rich history of rap and hip hop in this fun and educational book that takes readers through the decades. Text is told through verse/rap.


41. Title: Someday Is Now

Author: Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

Illustrators: Jade Johnson

Genre: Realistic/Biography

Publisher/Date: Seagrass Press (August 7, 2018)

Age group: 4 - 8

Summary: This book shares the inspiring story of Clara Luper and how she became a civil rights activist and leader, and how children today can lead, too.