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When Marian Sang

By Pam Muñoz Ryan
Illustrated by Brian Selznick
Published by Scholastic Press, 2002
Marian Anderson was a world-renowned singer in her heyday– but she wasn’t always that way. Struggling to become a singer during the time of the civil rights movement, segregation and prejudice, Anderson’s voice wasn’t always enough to get her through. This true story about a cornerstone of 20th Century music tells a tale of tenacity and hope.
Great biographical sketch of an African American singer for young researchers for late elementary and middle grades.
Awards: Sibert Honor Winner, ALA Notable Picture Book
Amos & Boris is a 1971 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Notable Children’s Book of the Year, and Out

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The Day-Glo Brothers

By Chris Barton

Illustrated by Tony Persiani

Published by Charlesbridge Publishers, 2009

This nonfiction book tells the story of Bob and Joe Switzer and their path to discovering and creating fluorescent colors.  Though both brothers had other ideas about what they wanted to do with their lives– one wanted to be a magician, the other a doctor– together they changed the world and their colors are now used for numerous purposes.  

Awards: Sibert Award

Accessed: Augusta County Library

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Moonshot

By Brian Floca

Published by Atheneum Book for Young Readers 2009

This nonfiction picture book follows the three-man moon-landing of the Apollo 17 as it makes its way to the moon and back.

Great for studying American History, Science and space.

Awards: Best Illustrated Children’s Book Awards by NY Times; Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Accessed: Augusta County Library

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