Eleanor, Quiet No More - Doreen Rappaport and Gary Kelley

Eleanor Roosevelt is admired by women of all political affiliations for her strength, compassion, and ability to move people closer to one another. Doreen Rappaport’s Eleanor, Quiet No More (Hyperion, $16.99) is a little book about a woman’s big voice and a remarkable ability to advocate for the best in ourselves and others. The former first lady’s life proves that you “must do the things you cannot do” in order to create the life you want. Ages 6-10.
Eleanor, Quiet No More: The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt (A Big Words Book #4) By Doreen Rappaport, Gary Kelley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Doreen Rappaport, Gary Kelley (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780786851416
Availability: Backordered
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 3rd, 2009

Boy on the Lion Throne - Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

The 14th Dalai Llama’s life is fully documented in this page-turning and vivid account, Boy On The Lion Throne (Roaring Brook, $18.95). Author Elizabeth Cody Kimmel focuses on what it was like for a three-year old to be chosen for Tibet’s highest position as spiritual leader. By the time he was four, Tibetans came from all over to ask for the Dali Lama’s blessing. With photographs throughout, Kimmel’s new biography leads up to the international spiritual figure that the Dalai Llama has become, and gives historical context to the current conflict between China and Tibet. Ages 9 up.

Written in Bone - Sally M. Walker

Sally M. Walker followed forensic anthropologists, scientists and others as they uncovered gravesites in Jamestown and colonial Maryland to learn about their lives from what is Written In Bone (Carolrhoda, $22.95).Looking at the skull of an apprentice that had been discarded in a household trash pile, the scientists can tell that the apprentice had a raging toothache before he died. Other skeletons reveal (mal)nutrition, diseases, and injuries. This book contains insights into the scientific process and offers a compelling look at colonial America. Ages 10-14.