This is such a fascinating story of Sarah Rector ... slave to Creek Native Americans that ended up richest African American woman in American. from KidLit Celebrates Women's History Month. @shelf-employed
A Stone in my Hand, by Cathryn Clinton. The year is 1988 in Gaza City, and it has been a month since eleven-year-old Malaak’s father left to seek work in Israel, only to disappear. Every day Malaak climbs to the roof and waits, speaking little to anyone, preferring the company of the little bird she has tamed. What will it take for her to find her voice--and the strength to move past the violence that surrounds her? PB 9780763647728 / Age 10 & up, GRL W #commoncore #middleeast #Gazastrip
It is no small task to create a book that summarizes over a century of U.S. history, gives a crash course in civics, and provides succinct, pithy biographies of numerous women who have served in the legislative and judicial branches of government. Cooper pulls it off.
The White House Is Burning: August 24, 1814 by Jane Sutcliffe In this "biography of a single day," the burning of the White House by the British during the War of 1812 is told from the viewpoint of the people who were there, including First Lady Dolley Madison, a British officer, and a nine-year-old slave.