Category Archives: Historical

Nobody Owns the Sky

 Today is National Aviation Day, which began in 1939 to celebrate aviation and the birthday of aviation pioneer Oriville Wright. Other great aviators in history include Amelia Earhart, Howard Hughes and Charles Lindberg, whose daughter, Pamela Paprone wrote Nobody Owns … Continue reading

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Waiting for Pumpsie

In the eight inning, with the Red Sox down two to one, the first batter hits a single. The man on the radio says, “Now running at first base… Pumpsie Green.” Continue reading

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She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World

Tomorrow will be the first day of Deaf-Blind Awareness Week, which is dedicated to Helen Keller and all individuals who share the disorder. Helen Keller is one of the exceptional women highlighted in the picture book She Persisted: 13 American Women … Continue reading

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Little People, Big Dreams: Marie Curie

Did you know that Marie Curie was a world-recognized scientist who won two Nobel prizes for science? In the delightful picture book Little People, Big Dreams: Marie Curie educates the youngest of children about this amazing woman in history and her … Continue reading

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Heroes of Black History: Biographies of Four Great Americans

As Black History Month comes to an end and Women’s History Month begins, the children’s book Heroes of Black History: Biographies of Four Great Americans is a book that observes both. With lots of colorful illustrations that show great emotion, … Continue reading

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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

There are many great women of black history including trailblazers like Harriet Tubman, who literally blazed a trail to freedom for hundreds of slaves. There is also Ruby Bridges, who at the age of six became the first student to  … Continue reading

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Ada Lovelace Day is coming in one week! What is Ada Lovelace Day? It’s the day when we celebrate the awesome Ada Byron Lovelace, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculums, AND all things women in technology! This year we will celebrate the Ada … Continue reading

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Harlem Hellfighters

It’s a week away from Memorial Day, and in honor of the holiday, this month’s second blog post is on the book Harlem Hellfighters. It is a great introduction for kids aged 8 and up, who may want to learn about war … Continue reading

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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

The first Jewish U.S. female Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, grew up seeing injustice and grew up determined to fight against it. Her story is told in the children’s picture book “I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Makes Her Mark.” … Continue reading

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Amazing Places

“Just think, when Mother was my age,
she could build a fire with sparks from rocks, catch a bunch of grasshoppers…”
– from Campfire by Janet S. Wong Continue reading

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