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Multcolib Kids Picks: 2nd-3rd Grade--Extraordinary People

All-star!
All-star! Honus Wagner and the Most Famous Baseball Card Ever By Yolen, Jane (Book - 2010 ) j 796.357092 W1335y 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:The Honus Wagner baseball card is the most valuable baseball card of all time! But he was born poor, ugly, bow-legged, and more suited to shoveling coal in his Pennsylvania mining town than becoming the greatest shortstop of all time. How could it happen?

Skit-scat Raggedy Cat
Skit-scat Raggedy Cat Ella Fitzgerald By Orgill, Roxane (Book - 2010 ) j 782.42165 F553o 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Follows the beloved American jazz singer's rise to fame, describing the difficult historical and cultural factors that she overcame.

Of Thee I Sing
Of Thee I Sing A Letter to My Daughters By Obama, Barack (Book - 2010 ) j 179 O121o 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:This picture book is a tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation.

Mama Miti
Mama Miti Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya By Napoli, Donna Jo (Book - 2010 ) j B-Ma112na 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:The story of Wangari Maathai, who in 1977 founded the Green Belt Movement, an African grassroots organization, and in 2004 was the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Boy Who Invented TV
The Boy Who Invented TV The Story of Philo Farnsworth By Krull, Kathleen (Book - 2009 ) j B-Fa2375k 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:This picture-book biography explains how Farnsworth held on to his dream to develop television and the scientific concepts behind it.

The Extraordinary Mark Twain (according to Susy)
The Extraordinary Mark Twain (according to Susy) By Kerley, Barbara (Book - 2010 ) j KERLEY 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Thirteen-year-old Susy Clemens wants the world to know that her papa, Mark Twain, is more than just a humorist and sets out to write a comprehensive biography of the American icon.

Emma's Poem
Emma's Poem The Voice of the Statue of Liberty By Glaser, Linda (Book - 2010 ) j B-L431g 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Read about Emma and her work with immigrants in New York. Learn about the Statue of Liberty and Emma's poem, The New Colossus which helped raise money for the statue is on a plaque at the statue today.

Moonshot
Moonshot The Flight of Apollo 11 By Floca, Brian (Book - 2009 ) j 629.454 F628m 2009 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Can you imagine going to the moon? Follow the historic journey of Apollo 11 to the moon and back.

Summer Birds
Summer Birds The Butterflies of Maria Merian By Engle, Margarita (Book - 2010 ) j 595.78139 E582s 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:The story of a young girl living in the Middle Ages who took the time to observe the life cycle of butterflies--and in so doing disproved a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece.

The Day-Glo Brothers
The Day-Glo Brothers The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-new Colors By Barton, Chris (Book - 2009 ) j 535.352 B293d 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:The story of two brothers who stumbled on a formula for colors that glows with an extra-special intensity-Day-Glo colors.

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