John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie

A Man, a Trumpet, and a Journey to Bebop (Change Maker Series)
By Susan Engle

In John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie: A Man, a Trumpet, and a Journey to Bebop by Susan Engle and Luthando Mazibuko, we are introduced to one of history’s famous black musicians, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, the creator of bebop. We learn that he had a passion...

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What Do the Plants Say?

By Lois Wickstrom

Did you know there is a flower called the balloon flower? It’s so named because it puffs up like a balloon and then pops open. But can it talk? Alex thinks she hears them talking. Only she’s not quite sure what their “Pop, pop, bop”...

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12 Women in Media

By Brianna L. DeVore

Brianna L. Devore's 12 Women In Media is an engaging and informative book that will give readers information about 12 women who made a difference to the world of media with their contributions. Whether it was Gwen Ifill, Samantha Bee, Oprah Winfrey, Helen Thomas, Donna...

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12 Women in Education

By Marne Ventura

Marne Ventura's 12 Women in Education takes a look at the 12 women who revolutionized education and left a lasting impression on the field of learning. Anne Sullivan had an eye disease at the age of five which nearly left her blind and it was...

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Our American Dream

By Anna-Marie Collins

Immigrants from all countries come to realize their dreams beneath the American stars. The American Dream is a grand dream and Our American Dream by Fiona McEntee shows young readers the dreams everyone shares in the United States of America. Aya, a Syrian girl, came...

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Tales from Bombast's Bookshelf

By Steve Michael Reedy

Tales from Bombast's Bookshelf by Steve Michael Reedy is a collection of stories for children and dare I say for adults as well? For those who have lost their way in life and are looking to rediscover their path, this title comes highly recommended. There...

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Where Am I From?

illustrated with images of life-size graffiti, unique to this book, painted on walls of public primary schools
By Elisavet Arkolaki

Where Am I From? by Elisavet Arkolaki will take young readers on a fascinating journey around the world and will let them join in finding the answer to the question, "Where am I from?" Eva is from Malta and she swam and swam with a...

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Andres and His Rubik’s Cube Madness

By Andrea Alvarez

Andres and His Rubik’s Cube Madness is a children’s non-fiction storybook written by Andrea Alvarez and illustrated by Ana Sebastian. Andres was a boy who became fascinated with the Rubik’s cube when he saw other children solving it. He decided he wanted to learn how...

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The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Communication Technology

By Vicki C. Hayes

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs In Communication Technology by Vicki C. Hayes is an educational and informative book that gives readers details about communication technology and the biggest breakthroughs made in that field. Communication is always important in the growth of a society and this technology...

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Just Because...

A Story Book About Self-Acceptance
By C.M. Harris

Just Because… A Story Book About Self-Acceptance is a children’s picture book written by C.M. Harris and illustrated by Ashlynn Feather. Mrs. Freckle had a secret she hoped the kids in her class would never find out. She began her class by setting them the...

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