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Cover of Be the Change shows Gandhi holding a stubby pencil in his hand while grandson looks on

Be the Change

In Be the Change, one of Gandhi’s grandchildren reminisces about his experiences with his famous grandfather, learning to understand his teaching that wastefulness leads to violence. This is no walk-to-the-sea story...

Cover of Ada's Ideas shows girl on a mechanical horse, flying through the air

Ada’s Ideas

At last, Ada Byron Lovelace is getting some recognition. Last year, Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine came out to critical acclaim. This year Ada’s Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace,...

Cover of book, showing Ruth Law flying in a biplane.

Fearless Flyer

What did it take to be a woman aviator in the early 1900s? Pluck. Intelligence. Courage. Ruth Law had them all. This story of her record-breaking flight from Chicago to...

Man in top hat and waistcoast lifts a lemur up while 2 nineteenth century children look on.

Fur, Fins, and Feathers

Before you visit the zoo next time, read this book. Then look for all the ways that Abraham Dee Bartlett helped create your zoo experience: informational signs, veterinary care, naturalistic...

One Plastic Bag

This is the inspiring true story of how a Gambian woman finds a way to recycle plastic shopping bags. In the process, she earns money, creates bonds with the women...

In Mary’s Garden

 This book is a lyrical tribut to the artist behind the quirky garden art at a Wisconsin beach home. The back matter tackles the community controversy the art created, but...

Review: Roller Derby Rivals

“Crash!” This book plunges us into the action with its first word. We follow Toughie Brasuhn and Gerry Murray’s roller derby rivalry as we read about one day’s match. We...

Review: The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Sometimes brilliant book design elevates a good story into something extraordinary. In the main text of this biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Peter Sís uses language infused with the same tone...

Review: The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America’s Hero

Joe DiMaggio’s hitting streak is an amazing story in itself, but Rosenstock puts the streak in its historical context. We see how DiMaggio struggled to achieve the record and how...

Review: Stone Giant

This book opens with a giant block of marble standing in a courtyard in Florence and tells the story of how that chunk of rock became Michelangelo’s iconic statue of...