We’re just days away from the election! Disney Publishing Worldwide there are several titles to get children talking about history, and how it has influenced the political landscape today. If you are looking for books to help teach your children, check these out!
- She Did It!: 21 Women Who Changed the Way We Think written and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
- On Sale: November 6, 2018
In She Did it!: 21 Women Who Changed the Way We Think, written and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully, meet the bold women who dared to make a difference. This remarkable collection arrives as women and girls make fresh demands for equality. It will be an essential resource for readers of all ages, impeccably researched and written in vivid prose. She Did it! thrillingly recounts the lives of 20th-century women who changed the course of society when most were still being told their place was in the home.
Jane Addams, Barbara Gittings and Dolores Huerta led movements that championed immigrants, homosexuals and farm workers. Shirley Chisholm broke color and gender barriers, using politics to overcome opposition to reforms. Ethel Percy Andrus upended negative stereotypes around aging. Rachel Carson, a solitary writer, became a reluctant public figure to drive home her message of environmental disaster through the use of pesticides. Grace Hopper created a language that made personal computers possible. These and the other women featured in this book are models for today’s girls as they begin to think about the possibilities that lie in their own futures. Thorough and entertaining biographies allow young people to fully enter the lives of these women and understand how change was made.
- Suspect Red by L.M. Elliott
SUSPECT RED has just won The 2018 Grateful American Book Prize!
“This historical novel revisits the anxious, fearful time of the Cold War, when blacklists, political profiling, and guilt by association ruined the lives of thousands of innocent people and deeply divided the nation… A tense, engrossing story that effectively captures the suspicion and paranoia that prevailed during American history’s darkest chapters.” -Kirkus Reviews
- Have You Heard About Lady Bird?: Poems About Our First Ladies by Marilyn Singer; illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
The role of First Lady has been defined differently by each woman who’s held it, but all of them left an impact on our nation as partner of the commander in chief. Incisive poetry by Marilyn Singer and energetic art by Nancy Carpenter provide a fascinating glimpse into the lives of women from Martha Washington to Eleanor Roosevelt to Lady Bird Johnson. This book lauds their unique and varied contributions to American history.
- God Bless America: The Story of an Immigrant Named Irving Berlin by Adah Nuchi; illustrated by Rob Polivka
God Bless America: The Story of an Immigrant Named Irving Berlin by Adah Nuchi and illustrated by Rob Polivka, is timed perfectly for the 100th anniversary of the song, “God Bless America!” This nonfiction picture book about the origins of the song focuses on Irving Berlin and the experience he had as a Jewish immigrant, which inspired him to compose this patriotic song. At a time when the topics of refugees and immigration are hotly debated, this picture book provides a humanizing view of one individual who contributed so much to our cultural heritage.
Check out our review here!
- Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word by Sarah Jane Marsh; illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham
With the use of Thomas Paine’s own clever quotes throughout, Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word by Sarah Jane Marsh and illustrated by Sibert Honor winner Edwin Fotheringham, is a robustly informative nonfiction picture book.
As an English corset-maker’s son, Thomas Paine was expected to spend his life sewing women’s underwear. But as a teenager, Thomas dared to change his destiny, enduring years of struggle until a meeting with Benjamin Franklin brought Thomas to America in 1774—and into the American Revolution. Within fourteen months, Thomas would unleash the persuasive power of the written word in Common Sense—a brash wake-up call that inspired resilience, rallying the American people to declare independence against the mightiest empire in the world.
Check out our review here!
- Feminist Baby Finds Her Voice! written and Illustrated by Loryn Brantz
Feminist Baby is learning to talk
She says what she thinks and it totally rocks!
Feminist Babies stand up tall
“Equal rights and toys for all!”
Feminist Baby is back for more adventures-with new friends in tow!-in this refreshing, clever board book by two-time Emmy Award-winning author and BuzzFeed contributor Loryn Brantz.