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Above the rim : how Elgin Baylor changed basketball by Bryant, Jen 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2020)

BTSB #: 164395 Available

Dewey: 796.323/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.3 LG F&P: S

Subjects: Baylor, Elgin Minneapolis Lakers (Basketball team) Los Angeles Lakers (Basketball team) National Basketball Association African American basketball players - United States - Biography Segregation Race relations

Summary: A player in the late 1950s and early 1960s for the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers, Elgin Baylor was known for his acrobatic style of moving and shooting, inspiring others to get creative with their game. But when hotels and restaurants were racially segregated on their road trips, Elgin and his teammates boycotted them until the entire NBA followed suit.

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Areli is a dreamer : a true story by Morales, Areli 

BTSB Prebound(Random House Studio, 2021)

BTSB #: 658036 In Bindery

Dewey: 305.2308/NAges: 4-8   

Subjects: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (U.S.) - Biography Mexicans - New York (State) - New York - Biography Unauthorized immigrants - New York (State) - New York Immigrants - New York (State) - New York - Biography New York (N.Y.) Puebla de Zaragoza (Mexico)

Summary: The author tells her own powerful and vibrant immigration story of moving from a quiet town in Mexico to the bustling and noisy metropolis of New York City.

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Bug girl : (a true story) by Spencer, Sophia 

BTSB Prebound(Schwartz & Wade Books, 2020)

BTSB #: 838180 In Bindery

Dewey: 595.7/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 3.5 LG Lexile: 580 AD

Subjects: Spencer, Sophia Insects Entomology - Biography

Summary: Real-life seven-year-old Sophia Spencer was bullied for loving bugs until hundreds of women scientists rallied around her. Now Sophie tells her inspiring story.

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Cat man of Aleppo by Latham, Irene 

BTSB Prebound(Putnam, 2020)

BTSB #: 805030 Available

Dewey: 956.91/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 3.6 LG Lexile: 610 AD

Subjects: Aljaleel, Alaa Animal rescue Cats Aleppo (Syria) Syria - History|yCivil War, 2011-

Summary: The courageous and true story of Alaa Aljaleel, who in the midst of the Syrian Civil War took care of Aleppo's abandoned cats.

Crossings : extraordinary structures for extraordinary animals by Duffield, Katy 

BTSB Prebound(Beach Lane Books, 2020)

BTSB #: 293822 In Bindery

Dewey: 333.95/NAges: 4-8   
AR: 6 LG Lexile: 1080 AD

Subjects: Wildlife crossings Wildlife conservation Conservation projects (Natural resources) Animals - Effect of roads on

Summary: A non-fiction exploration of animal crossings built by animal lovers around the world to help animals cross over, under, around, and through human construction.

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Cubs in the tub : the true story of the Bronx Zoo's first woman zookeeper by Fleming, Candace 

BTSB Prebound(Holiday House, 2020)

BTSB #: 341123 Available

Dewey: 590.7374/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 3.2 LG Lexile: 600 AD

Subjects: Martini, Helen New York Zoological Park Zoo keepers - Women - United States - Biography Foster care of animals Lions Tigers

Summary: Readers are told the story of Helen Martini's care for lion and tiger cubs, and her emergence as the Bronx Zoo's first woman zookeeper.

Dark was the night by Golio, Gary 

BTSB Prebound(Nancy Paulsen, 2020)

BTSB #: 384833 In Bindery

Dewey: 781.643/BAges: 5-8   
AR: 4.2 LG Lexile: 1010 AD

Subjects: Johnson, Blind Willie Blues musicians - United States - Biography African American musicians - Biography Blind musicians - Biography

Summary: The story of Blind Willie Johnson--the legendary Texas musician whose song "Dark Was the Night" was included on the Voyager I space probe's Golden Record.

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Equal shot : how the law title IX changed America by Becker, Helaine 

BTSB Prebound(Holt, 2021)

BTSB #: 101464 Available

Dewey: 344.73/NAges: 4-8   
Lexile: 710 AD

Subjects: United States.|tLaws, etc. (U.S. code) Title 9 Educational equalization - Law and legislation - United States Sex discrimination in education - Law and legislation - United States Sex discrimination against women - Law and legislation - United States

Summary: A nonfiction picture book introduction to the history and importance of Title IX as civil rights legislation.

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Flying high : the story of gymnastics champion Simone Biles [Who Did It First? Book]by Meadows, Michelle 

BTSB Prebound(Holt, 2020)

BTSB #: 634326 Available

Dewey: 796.4409/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 3.1 LG Lexile: 610 AD

Subjects: Biles, Simone,|d1997- Women gymnasts - United States - Biography Gymnasts - United States - Biography African American women - Biography

Summary: A lyrical picture book biography of Simone Biles, international gymnastics champion and Olympic superstar.

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Girl named Rosita : the story of Rita Moreno: actor, singer, dancer, trailblazer! by Denise, Anika 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2020)

BTSB #: 273552 Available

Dewey: 791.4302/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 3.7 LG

Subjects: Moreno, Rita Actresses - United States - Biography Actresses - Puerto Rico - Biography

Summary: A picture book biography about Puerto Rican-American trailblazing superstar Rita Moreno.

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Highest tribute : Thurgood Marshall's life, leadership, and legacy by Magoon, Kekla 

BTSB Prebound(Quill Tree Books, 2021)

BTSB #: 596648 Available

Dewey: 347.035/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 5.4 LG

Subjects: Marshall, Thurgood,|d1908-1993 United States.|bSupreme Court - Biography Judges African Americans - Biography African American lawyers - Biography

Summary: A picture book portrait of the first Black justice on the Supreme Court.

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Honeybee : the busy life of apis mellifera by Fleming, Candace 

BTSB Prebound(Holiday House, 2020)

BTSB #: 341173 Available

Dewey: 595.79/NAges: 6-9   
AR: 4.2 LG Lexile: 750 AD

Subjects: Honeybees Beehives Insect communities

Summary: Take to the sky with Apis, one honeybee, as she embarks on her journey through life!

In my mosque by Yuksel, M. O. 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2021)

BTSB #: 976854 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 3.9 LG

Genres: Multicultural

Subjects: Mosques - Fiction Islam - Customs and practices - Fiction Muslims - Fiction

Summary: A picture book featuring culturally rich artwork celebrates the joys, rituals, and traditions that are practiced in mosques throughout the world, and includes a glossary and information about many historical and significant mosques.

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Indelible Ann : the larger-than-life story of Governor Ann Richards by Browne, Meghan P. 

BTSB Prebound(Random House Studio, 2021)

BTSB #: 162924 Available

Dewey: 976.4/BAges: 4-8   

Subjects: Richards, Ann,|d1933-2006 Governors - Texas - Biography Women - Biography Women politicians

Summary: A folksy, larger-than-life picture book biography about Ann Richards, the late governor of Texas who has inspired countless women in politics today.

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Keeping the city going by Floca, Brian 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2021)

BTSB #: 343202 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 4 LG Lexile: 630 AD

Genres: General Fiction

Subjects: Community life - Fiction Occupations - Fiction City and town life - Fiction Quarantine - Fiction COVID-19 (Disease) - Fiction

Summary: An ode to the essential workers who keep their cities going during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lady Bird Johnson, that's who! : the story of a cleaner and greener America by Maurer, Tracy 

BTSB Prebound(Holt, 2021)

BTSB #: 614281 Available

Dewey: 973.923/BAges: 5-8   
Lexile: 830

Subjects: Johnson, Lady Bird,|d1912-2007 Johnson, Lyndon B.|q(Lyndon Baines),|d1908-1973 Environmental protection - United States Urban beautification - United States Roadside improvement - United States Presidents' spouses - United States - Biography

Summary: A lifelong environmentalist, Lady Bird Johnson embraced her platform as First Lady to promote policy that changed America's roadways, waterways and parks, inspiring people to take pride in the places they live.

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Nicky & Vera : a quiet hero of the Holocaust and the children he rescued by Sis, Peter 

BTSB Prebound(Norton Young Readers, 2021)

BTSB #: 822937 Available

Dewey: 940.53/CAges: 6-8   
AR: 3.7 LG F&P: V

Subjects: Winton, Nicholas,|d1909-2015 Gissing, Vera Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust - Biography World War, 1939-1945 - Jews - Rescue World War, 1939-1945 - Children - Rescue Jewish children in the Holocaust - Biography

Summary: In 1938, twenty-nine-year-old Nicholas Winton saved the lives of almost 700 children trapped in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia--a story he never told and that remained unknown until an unforgettable TV appearance in the 1980s reunited him with some of the children he saved. The story of one of the children he saved--a young girl named Vera, whose family enlisted Nicky's aid when the Germans occupied their country. As the war passes and Vera grows up, she must balance her dual identities.

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Ocean! : waves for all [Our Universe Volume: 4]by McAnulty, Stacy 

BTSB Prebound(Holt, 2020)

BTSB #: 617225 Available

Dewey: 551.46/NAges: 4-8   
AR: 2.7 LG Lexile: 440 AD

Subjects: Ocean Water Marine ecology

Summary: A light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the ocean, told from the perspective of the ocean itself.

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People's painter : how Ben Shahn fought for justice with art by Levinson, Cynthia 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2021)

BTSB #: 567468 Available

Dewey: 759.13/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.8 LG F&P: W

Subjects: Shahn, Ben,|d1898-1969 - Biography Painters - United States - Biography Social justice in art Immigrants

Summary: As a young child growing up in Lithuania, Ben Shahn yearns to draw everything he sees-and, after seeing his father banished by the Czar for demanding workers' rights, he develops a keen sense of justice, too. So when Ben and the rest of his family make their way to America, Ben brings with him both his sharp artistic eye and his desire to fight for what's right.

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Saving American Beach : the biography of African American environmentalist MaVynee Betsch by King, Heidi Tyline 

BTSB Prebound(Putnam, 2021)

BTSB #: 518553 Available

Dewey: 333.7209/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.3 LG F&P: O

Subjects: Betsch, MaVynee,|d1935-2005 African American environmentalists - United States - Biography African American singers - United States - Biography Social action

Summary: A biography of MaVynee Betsch, an African American opera singer turned environmentalist who worked to preserve American Beach, Florida, as a historical landmark.

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