Children’s New Arrivals – Biography

June Arrivals


    • J BIO BEAN
      Robbins, Dean
      The astronaut who painted the moon : the story of Alan Bean
      Summary:“Journey to the Moon on the Apollo 12 mission with astronaut and artist Alan Bean! As a boy, Alan wanted to fly planes. As a young navy pilot, Alan wished he could paint the view from the cockpit. So he took an art class to learn patterns and forms. But no class could prepare him for the beauty of the lunar surface some 240,000 miles from Earth. In 1969, Alan became the fourth man and first artist on the moon. He took dozens of pictures, but none compared to what he saw through his artistic eyes. When he returned to Earth, he began to paint what he saw. Alan’s paintings allowed humanity to experience what it truly felt like to walk on the moon.”–
      ISBN:1338259539, 9781338259537



    • J BIO BONAPARTE
      Gigliotti, Jim
      Who was Napoleon?
      ISBN:“9781524790165 (epub)”, “1549065262 : PBD”, “9781549065262 : PBD”



    • J BIO BOYCE
      Boyce, Jo Ann Allen
      This promise of change : one girl’s story in the fight for school equality
      Summary:“In 1956, one year before federal troops escorted the Little Rock 9 into Central High School, fourteen year old Jo Ann Allen was one of twelve African-American students who broke the color barrier and integrated Clinton High School in Tennessee. At first things went smoothly for the Clinton 12, but then outside agitators interfered, pitting the townspeople against one another. Uneasiness turned into anger, and even the Clinton Twelve themselves wondered if the easier thing to do would be to go back to their old school. Jo Ann–clear-eyed, practical, tolerant, and popular among both black and white students—found herself called on as the spokesperson of the group. But what about just being a regular teen? This is the heartbreaking and relatable story of her four months thrust into the national spotlight and as a trailblazer in history. Based on original research and interviews and featuring backmatter with archival materials and notes from the authors on the co-writing process”–
      ISBN:“1681198525 (hardcover)”, “9781681198521 (hardcover)”







    • J BIO JEMISON
      Ahmed, Roda
      Mae among the stars
      Summary:Inspired by the story of Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space. When little Mae was a child, she dreamed of dancing in space. She imagined herself surrounded by billions of stars, floating, gliding, and discovering.
      ISBN:0062651730, 9780062651730



    • J BIO JOHNSON
      Becker, Helaine
      Counting on Katherine
      Summary:You’ve likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 moon landing. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo 13 returned safely home? As a child, Katherine Johnson loved to count. She counted the steps on the road, the number of dishes and spoons she washed in the kitchen sink, everything! Boundless, curious, and excited by calculations, young Katherine longed to know as much as she could about math, about the universe. From Katherine’s early beginnings as a gifted student to her heroic accomplishments as a prominent mathematician at NASA, this is the story of a groundbreaking American woman who not only calculated the course of moon landings but, in turn, saved lives and made enormous contributions to history.
      ISBN:“1250137527 (hardcover)”, “9781250137524 (hardcover)”





    • J BIO JOHNSTON
      Fern, Tracey E.
      Wild Horse Annie : friend of the mustangs
      Summary:A picture book biography about activism, this is the story of Velma Johnston, a trailblazing woman who mobilized children in her crusade to save wild mustangs. Full color.
      ISBN:9780374303068, 0374303061











    • J BIO ROLLINS
      Wittenstein, Barry
      Sonny’s bridge : jazz legend Sonny Rollins finds his groove
      Summary:“Sonny Rollins is one of the most prolific sax players in the history of jazz, but in 1959, at the height of his career, he vanished from the scene. His return to music was an interesting journey – with a long detour on the Williamsburg Bridge. Too loud to practice in his apartment, Rollins played on the New York City landmark for two years among the cacophony of the traffic and the stares of bystanders. Then in 1962, Rollins went back to the studio and recorded arguably his best album to date: The Bridge. Told with a jazz edge to the rhyming text, young readers will be inspired by the genius of this jazz legend.” —
      ISBN:1580898815, 9781580898812



    • J BIO SHELLEY
      Bailey, Linda
      Mary who wrote Frankenstein
      Summary:“How does a story begin? Sometimes it begins with a dream, and a dreamer. Mary is one such dreamer, a little girl who learns to read by tracing the letters on the tombstone of her famous feminist mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, and whose only escape from her strict father and overbearing stepmother is through the stories she reads and imagines. Unhappy at home, she seeks independence, and at the age of sixteen runs away with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, another dreamer. Two years later, they travel to Switzerland where they meet a famous poet, Lord Byron. On a stormy summer evening, with five young people gathered around a fire, Byron suggests a contest to see who can create the best ghost story. Mary has a waking dream about a monster come to life. A year and a half later, Mary Shelley’s terrifying tale, Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus, is published — a novel that goes on to become the most enduring monster story ever and one of the most popular legends of all time” —
      ISBN:1770495592, 9781770495593