Book List in Order: 12 titles

  • This “evocative and beautiful” (School Library Journal) novel “vividly imagines the lives of three girls” (Booklist, starred review) in three different time periods as they grow up to become groundbreaking scientists. Maria Merian was sure...


  • From critically acclaimed author Jeannine Atkins comes a gorgeous, haunting biographical novel in verse about a half Native American, half African American sculptor working in the years following the Civil War. A sculptor of historical figures sta...


  • A gorgeously written novel in verse about three girls in three different time periods who grew up to become groundbreaking scientists. Maria Merian was sure that caterpillars were not wicked things born from mud, as most people of her time believe...


  • May Alcott spends her days sewing blue shirts for Union soldiers, but she dreams of painting a masterpiece―which many say is impossible for a woman―and of finding love, too. When she reads her sister’s wildly popular novel, Little Women, she is...



  • As a child, Laura Ingalls Wilder traveled across the prairie in a covered wagon. Her daughter, Rose, thought those stories might make a good book, and the two created the beloved Little House series. Sara Breedlove, the daughter of former slaves, wan...


  • The day of the big swim meet has finally arrived, and Jessenia is excited, but a bit worried too. It s her first meet away from home, and the other team is on a winning streak. Her coach tells the team that everyone is equal in the water, but Jesseni...


  • Lauren misses the feeling of Uncle Ron's hand in hers as they skated across the ice together. She misses visiting Uncle Ron and Michael's kitchen, which was the only place where she got snacks in china bowls and juice in glasses that could break. No...


  • Offers a look at the nine months Louisa May Alcott and her family spent at Fruitlands farm where they lived their father's experiment of being "pure" from animal exploitation and financial need only to nearly starve to death in the end and return hom...






  • A robin learns to flyLife is good for Robin. He likes to watch his brother and sister fly. Whenever he's hungry, his mother or father brings food. Whenever he's sleepy, he snuggles in a nest that fits as perfectly as a hug. Why should he leave home? ...


  • One day Aani is resting against her favorite tree when she hears the unfamiliar roar of trucks. She alerts the village women, the eldest of whom says the sounds are made by men from the city who have come to cut down the trees. The women explain to t...


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