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Madam President: The Extraordinary, True (and Evolving) Story of Women in Politics

Catherine Thimmesh (2004), 80 pages
Illustrated by Douglas B. Jones
Audience: 4th Grade - 7th Grade
Category: Books about Girls, Nonfiction
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At the beginning of this book, a girl says, 'When I grow up, I'm going to be President of the United States.' She could be right! This book tells the stories of many different powerful women in governments all over the world, from Abigail Adams back in 18th-century America to Benazir Bhutto in 20th-century Pakistan. Girls who like to be in charge should read this book.
Similar authors: Kathleen Krull
Similar books: The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-new Colors by Chris Barton
Reviewed by: klawson
Date read: 10/17/2014
ISBN-10: 0618396667
ISBN-13: 9780618396665
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Mama Says: A Book of Love for Mothers and Sons

Rob D. Walker (2009), 32 pages
Illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon
Audience: Preschool - 8th Grade
Category: Books about Boys, Nonfiction
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Twelve mothers from cultures and countries as diverse as Cherokee, Japanese, Quechua, Denmark and the United States give their sons ideals to strive for to become good and honorable men. The lovely pictures show the mothers instructing or showing by example how to grow into a compassionate, courageous and loving adults.
Reviewed by: ewl
Date read: 9/9/2015
ISBN-13: 9780439932080
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Man Who Walked Between The Towers

Mordicai Gerstein (2003), 40 pages
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Category: Historical, Nonfiction, Picture Books
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The young reader can read all about the amazing feat of a French aerialist, named Philippe Petit. In 1974, this death-defying daredevil danced, walked, and performed for over an hour on a thin cable stretched between the World Trade Center Towers. 'The Man Who Walked Between the Towers' by Mordicai Gerstein gives testament to the grandness and majesty of the World Trade Center and the courage of the man who danced between them.
Similar authors: Emily Arnold McCully; Mary Calhoun; Julie Cummins
Similar books: Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg; Sam Patch: Daredevil Jumper by Julie Cummins; Women Daredevils: Thrills, Chills, and Frills by Julie Cummins; The Girl On the High-Diving Horse by Linda Oatman High; Mirette and Bellini Cross Niagara Falls by Emily Arnold McCully; High-Wire Henry by Mary Calhoun
Awards won: Caldecott Medal
Reviewed by: mb
Date read: 7/29/2011
ISBN-10: 0761317910
ISBN-13: 9780761317913
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Many Ways: How Families Practice Their Beliefs and Religions

Shelley Rotner (2003), 32 pages
Illustrated by Sheila Kelly
Audience: 2nd Grade - 3rd Grade
Category: Multicultural, Nonfiction
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This book shows children that people from other religious groups are just like them in many ways, despite differences in specific religious beliefs, prayers, and places of worship.
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 4/13/2009
ISBN-10: 0761328734
ISBN-13: 9780761328735

Marco Polo

Demi (2008), 56 pages
Audience: 3rd Grade - 7th Grade
Category: Biography, Historical, Nonfiction
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I had not really read about Marco Polo before. This book relates happenings in his early childhood. He did not meet his father until he was 15. His father and uncle had been exploring and buying goods throughout the world as it was known in the 1200's. Marco Polo begged to accompany them on the next voyage and wrote the memories of his travels to the far reaches of the world. Most travel at that time was taken by boat, but the Polo men also made long distance travel by camel caravans overland to China. Demi created detailed illustrations to help present an enjoyable read.
Reviewed by: cjones
Date read: 2/14/2011
ISBN-10: 0761454330
ISBN-13: 9780761454335
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