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"Mexican artist Frida Kahlo created vibrantly hued paintings . . . and led an equally colorful life. Known for her self-portraits, she became a feminist icon whose work now sells for millions of dollars. This lively biography looks at Frida’s childhood—including her bout with polio—as well as her devotion to Mexican culture and political causes; the bus accident that left her in chronic pain but also sparked her career; and her marriage to Diego Rivera. Appealing illustrations, information on her breakthroughs and successes, and an index of major events reveal how Frida left her mark on humanity. A timeline and simple quiz help kids test their understanding and knowledge." -- publisher
"Growing up isn't easy, and when you don't have your mom and dad around, it can seem even harder sometimes. But some kids grow up with help from their grandparents together with other adults and kids that make up their grandfamilies in their own chosen family villages. Brittany and her brother Bryant were fortunate to be raised by their grandparents, Nonna and Poppie (Loretta and Jacques Avent). Their childhood often felt "different" (and not only because their Nonna worked in the White House)! They felt different because their family was different than a lot of their friends' families. But different doesn't mean bad, and when you can piece together your own grandfamily, it can be pretty incredible, too!"--Page  of cover
When David asks his mother about the man on television, she tells him the story of Barack Obama, discussing his childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia, his parents' divorce, and his desire to help others.
A picture book biography of Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation.--Provided by publisher
A picture book biography of John Roy Lynch, one of the first African-Americans elected into the United States Congress.--Provided by publisher
A picture book biography of African-American senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama.