February 3, 2015 | strande
Looking for true stories about real people? Try some of these and be inspired. Suggestions are geared toward second graders, but can be enjoyed by many ages.
Imogen: the mother of modernism and three boys by Amy Novesky — An introduction to a little-known photographer, who blended career, art, and family.
Footwork: the story of Fred and Adele Astaire by Roxane Orgill — An easy reader biography of the Astaire dance partnership before it became all about Fred and Ginger.
Jubilee!: one man's big, bold, and very, very loud celebration of peace by Alicia Potter — After the American Civil War, one man organizes the biggest and loudest concert to celebrate.
Look up!: Henrietta Leavitt, pioneering woman astronomer by Robert Burleigh — A story to inspire scientists, male and female alike. And don't forget to look up at the night sky yourself!