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  • The tree lady : the true story of how one tree-loving woman changed a city forever

    The tree lady : the true story of how one tree-loving woman changed a city forever2013

    by H. Joseph Hopkins

    (2,786)

    Summary: Learn about Katherine Olivia Sessions who brought trees to San Diego and created what eventually became Balboa Park.

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    Call #: J B SESSIONS

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Girl running : Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon

    Girl running : Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon2018

    by Annette Bay Pimentel

    (483)

    Summary: Because Bobbi Gibb is a girl, she's not allowed to run on her school's track team. But after school, no one can stop her -- and she's free to run endless miles to her heart's content. She is told no...  more »

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    Call #: J B GIBB

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Alabama spitfire : the story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird

    Alabama spitfire : the story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird2018

    by Bethany Hegedus

    (443)

    Summary: The inspiring true story of Nelle Harper Lee, the girl who grew up to write To Kill a Mockingbird. Growing up in Monroeville, Alabama she wore overalls, went to the courtroom to watch her daddy try...  more »

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    Call #: J B LEE

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg : the case of R.B.G. vs. inequality

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg : the case of R.B.G. vs. inequality2017

    by Jonah Winter

    (884)

    Summary: To become the first female Jewish Supreme Court Justice, the unsinkable Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to overcome countless injustices. Growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and '40s, Ginsburg was...  more »

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    Call #: J B GINSBURG

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Black Elk's vision : a Lakota story

    Black Elk's vision : a Lakota story2010

    by S. D. Nelson , illustrator

    (366)

    Summary: A simple biography of Lakota-Oglala medicine man Black Elk, from his childhood vision which shaped his life through his battles with the whites and his travels with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show....  more »

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    Call #: J B BLACK ELK

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • The eye that never sleeps : how Detective Pinkerton saved President Lincoln

    The eye that never sleeps : how Detective Pinkerton saved President Lincoln2018

    by Marissa Moss

    (344)

    Summary: Using bold panels of art, this book tells the story of Allan Pinkerton's Detective Agency and its pursuit of the truth.

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    Call #: J B PINKERTON

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Radiant child : the story of young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

    Radiant child : the story of young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat2016

    by Javaka Steptoe

    (6,742)

    Summary: Jean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocked to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art work had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who...  more »

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    Call #: J B BASQUIAT

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • The world is not a rectangle : a portrait of architect Zaha Hadid

    The world is not a rectangle : a portrait of architect Zaha Hadid2017

    by Jeanette Winter

    (973)

    Summary: A biography of architect Zaha Hadid, who grew up in Baghdad and went on to design buildings all over the world.

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    Call #: J B HADID

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • I am Jackie Robinson

    I am Jackie Robinson2015

    by Brad Meltzer

    Series: Ordinary People Change The World

    (818)

    Summary: Jackie Robinson always loved sports, especially baseball. He could run, leap, and throw better than any other kid around. But he lived at a time when the rules weren't fair to African Americans. Even...  more »

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    Call #: J B ROBINSON

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Counting on Katherine

    Counting on Katherine2018

    by Helaine Becker

    (1,213)

    Summary: You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 mission. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo 13 returned safely home? As a child, Katherine Johnson loved to count....  more »

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    Call #: J B JOHNSON

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Before she was Harriet

    Before she was Harriet2017

    by Lesa Cline-Ransome

    (1,826)

    Summary: A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse. An evocative poem and opulent watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life.

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    Call #: J B TUBMAN

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Malala's magic pencil

    Malala's magic pencil2017

    by Malala Yousafzai

    (4,150)

    Summary: As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil. She would use it to make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. But as she...  more »

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    Call #: J B YOUSAFZAI

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Mumbet's Declaration of Independence

    Mumbet's Declaration of Independence2014

    by Gretchen Woelfle

    (234)

    Summary: Mumbet's Declaration of Independence tells the story of a Massachusetts slave from the Revolutionary era -- in 1781, she successfully used the new Massachusetts Constitution to make a legal case that she should be free.

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    Call #: J B FREEMAN

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • The stone thrower

    The stone thrower2016

    by Jael Ealey Richardson

    (170)

    Summary: Describes the childhood of Chuck Ealey, who dreamed of becoming a football quarterback despite the prejudices he faced as an African American.

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    Call #: J B RICHARDSON

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Magic ramen : the story of Momofuku Ando

    Magic ramen : the story of Momofuku Ando2019

    by Andrea Wang

    (993)

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    Call #: J B ANDO

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Helen's big world : the life of Helen Keller

    Helen's big world : the life of Helen Keller2012

    by Doreen Rappaport

    Series: Big Words

    (1,665)

    Summary: An introduction to the life and legacy of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan.

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    Call #: J B KELLER

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Gloria's voice : the story of Gloria Steinem -- feminist, activist, leader

    Gloria's voice : the story of Gloria Steinem -- feminist, activist, leader2018

    by Aura Lewis , illustrator

    (263)

    Summary: Gloria Steinem is known as a leader of the feminist movement and a trailblazer who fights for equality for all people. This unofficial biography for young readers tells her story, from being a young...  more »

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    Call #: J B STEINEM

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Hedy Lamarr's double life : Hollywood legend and brilliant inventor

    Hedy Lamarr's double life : Hollywood legend and brilliant inventor2019

    by Laurie Wallmark

    Series: People Who Shaped Our World

    (449)

    Summary: Hedy Lamarr became a movie legend, but her true loves were always science and engineering. During World War II, Hedy collaborated with another inventor on an innovative technology called frequency...  more »

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    Call #: J B LAMARR

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • A song for Gwendolyn Brooks

    A song for Gwendolyn Brooks2019

    by Alice Faye Duncan

    Series: People Who Shaped Our World

    (212)

    Summary: A collection of poems profiles the Chicago author who gave voice to the urban African American experience in the twentieth century.

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    Call #: J B BROOKS

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Grace Hopper : queen of computer code

    Grace Hopper : queen of computer code2017

    by Laurie Wallmark

    Series: People Who Shaped Our World

    (986)

    Summary: For almost fifty years, Grace Hopper, "Queen of Computer Code," dedicated her life to solving computer problems. She transformed the world of computer science with her passion for problem-solving, an...  more »

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    Call #: J B HOPPER

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • A home for Mr. Emerson

    A home for Mr. Emerson2013

    by Barbara Kerley

    (469)

    Summary: Before Ralph Waldo Emerson was a great writer, he was a city boy who longed for the broad, open fields and deep, still woods of the country, and then a young man who treasured books, ideas, and...  more »

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    Call #: J B EMERSON

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • When Sue found Sue : Sue Hendrickson discovers her T. rex

    When Sue found Sue : Sue Hendrickson discovers her T. rex2019

    by Toni Buzzeo

    (411)

    Summary: From a very young age, Sue Hendrickson was meant to find things: lost coins, perfume bottles, even hidden treasure. Her endless curiosity eventually led to her career in diving and paleontology,...  more »

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    Call #: J B HENDRICKSON

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Dancing hands : how Teresa Carreño played the piano for President Lincoln

    Dancing hands : how Teresa Carreño played the piano for President Lincoln2019

    by Margarita Engle

    (1,206)

    Summary: Looks at the life and accomplishments of Teresa Carreño, one of the world's most famous pianists who, by age nine, performed for President Abraham Lincoln at the White House.

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    Call #: J B CARRENO

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • JoJo's guide to the sweet life : #PeaceOutHaterz

    JoJo's guide to the sweet life : #PeaceOutHaterz2017

    by JoJo Siwa

    (624)

    Summary: Through the lens of the author's personal experience and playful voice, she digs into themes such as finding your passion, keeping strong in the face of adversity, appreciating your individualism, the importance of being loyal, and never giving up.

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    Call #: J B SIWA

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Two brothers, four hands : the artists Alberto and Diego Giacometti

    Two brothers, four hands : the artists Alberto and Diego Giacometti2019

    by Jan Greenberg

    (187)

    Summary: Everyone who knew them agreed. Alberto was the genius of the family. His younger brother Diego was his opposite -- he didn't care much for books or schoolwork, and he had no idea what he would be...  more »

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    Call #: J B GIACOMETTI

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Emily writes : Emily Dickinson and her poetic beginnings

    Emily writes : Emily Dickinson and her poetic beginnings2020

    by Jane Yolen

    (146)

    Summary: A creative nonfiction account of a young Emily Dickinson using scraps of paper and a pencil nub to write a poem, before she even knows her ABCs, and sharing it with her household and garden. Includes author's note about Dickinson's life and work.

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    Call #: J B DICKINSON

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Anne Frank : the girl heard around the world

    Anne Frank : the girl heard around the world2020

    by Linda Elovitz Marshall

    (61)

    Summary: Readers are introduced to Anne Frank through her love of writing, in this thoughtful and evocative biography.

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    Call #: J B FRANK

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • The astronaut who painted the moon : the true story of Alan Bean

    The astronaut who painted the moon : the true story of Alan Bean2019

    by Dean Robbins

    (279)

    Summary: Journey to the Moon on the Apollo 12 mission with astronaut and artist Alan Bean! As a boy, Alan wanted to fly planes. As a young navy pilot, Alan wished he could paint the view from the cockpit. So...  more »

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    Call #: J B BEAN

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Silent days, silent dreams

    Silent days, silent dreams2017

    by Allen Say

    (879)

    Summary: A fictionalized biography of James Castle, a deaf, autistic artist whose drawings hang in major museums throughout the world.

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    Call #: J B CASTLE

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • The amazing collection of Joey Cornell

    The amazing collection of Joey Cornell2018

    by Candace Fleming

    (215)

    Summary: Joey Cornell collected everything -- anything that sparked his imagination or delighted his eye. His collection grew and grew until he realized that certain pieces just looked right together. He...  more »

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    Call #: J B CORNELL

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • How to build a hug : Temple Grandin and her amazing squeeze machine

    How to build a hug : Temple Grandin and her amazing squeeze machine2018

    by Amy Guglielmo

    (418)

    Summary: Presents the story of Grandin's "squeeze machine," describing her childhood love of building and design, as well as her sensitivities.

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    Call #: J B GRANDIN

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Fred's big feelings : the life and legacy of Mister Rogers

    Fred's big feelings : the life and legacy of Mister Rogers2020

    by Laura Renauld

    (524)

    Summary: Fred Rogers was a quiet boy with big feelings. Sometimes, he felt scared or lonely; at other times, he was playful and joyous. But when Fred's feelings felt too big, his Grandfather McFeely knew...  more »

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    Call #: J B ROGERS

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Box : Henry Brown mails himself to freedom

    Box : Henry Brown mails himself to freedom2020

    by Carole Boston Weatherford

    (554)

    Summary: Henry Brown wrote that long before he came to be known as "Box," he "entered the world a slave." He was put to work as a child and passed down from one generation to the next -- as property. When he...  more »

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    Call #: J B BROWN

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Out of this world : the surreal art of Leonora Carrington

    Out of this world : the surreal art of Leonora Carrington2019

    by Michelle Markel

    (215)

    Summary: Chronicles the life and works of the surrealist artist, who created some of the most enigmatic and startling works of the twentieth century.

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    Call #: J B CARRINGTON

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • A computer called Katherine : how Katherine Johnson helped put America on the moon

    A computer called Katherine : how Katherine Johnson helped put America on the moon2019

    by Suzanne Slade

    (587)

    Summary: Biography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.

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    Call #: J B JOHNSON

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Her fearless run : Kathrine Switzer's historic Boston Marathon

    Her fearless run : Kathrine Switzer's historic Boston Marathon2019

    by Kim Chaffee

    (328)

    Summary: Kathrine Switzer changed the world of running. This narrative biography follows Kathrine from running laps as a girl in her backyard to becoming the first woman to run the Boston Marathon with...  more »

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    Call #: J B SWITZER

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Fauja Singh keeps going : the true story of the oldest person to ever run a marathon

    Fauja Singh keeps going : the true story of the oldest person to ever run a marathon2020

    by Simran Jeet Singh

    (519)

    Summary: The inspiring true story of Fauja Singh, who broke world records to become the first one hundred-year-old to run a marathon, shares valuable lessons on the source of his grit, determination to...  more »

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    Call #: J B FAUJA SINGH

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • John Deere, that's who!

    John Deere, that's who!2017

    by Tracy Maurer

    (288)

    Summary: Tells the story of the young blacksmith, John Deere, who changed farming forever with the invention of the steel plow.

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    Call #: J B DEERE

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • The quest for Z : the true story of explorer Percy Fawcett and a lost city in the Amazon

    The quest for Z : the true story of explorer Percy Fawcett and a lost city in the Amazon2017

    by Greg Pizzoli

    (411)

    Summary: The true story of the British explorer Percy Fawcett, who set out on a doomed expedition to find a lost city in the Amazon jungle.

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    Call #: J B FAWCETT

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Davy Crockett.

    Davy Crockett.1989

    (2)

    Summary: Biography of Davy Crockett.

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    Call #: J B CROCKETT

    Location: Junior Biographies

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