January 8, 2016 | strande
Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. Explore these fascinating stories about real people. Books are suggested for First Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
This inspirational tribute to Anne Frank describes how, after being deprived of the outdoors for years, she found hope and courage while hiding in the secret annex by glimpsing the branches of a tall chestnut tree through an attic window.
Explore the story of former basketball star and current urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, whose vision of gardening from abandoned urban sites led to a grassroots feeding craze.
Looks at the life and achievements of the lesser-known aviatrix, tracing her beliefs about the equal capabilities of women, her efforts to become the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, and her high-profile rescue at sea.
Author Jean Marzollo introduces children to a great scientist and encourages them to cultivate a sense of wonder and a desire to explore. Bright, bold illustrations underscore that science and learning are fun!
Learn how young Malcolm's optimism and faith were challenged by intolerance and how a series of tragedies compelled him to learn self-reliance and embrace his individuality to reach his highest potential.
This picture book biography explores the life of Theodore Roosevelt through vivid prose and the president's own words.