June Picture Book Biographies, 06/04/23

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June Picture Book Biographies, 06/04/23

By Books of Wonder

Famous Figures to Inspire!

Sometimes the greatest heroes hail not from storybooks and fantastical epics, but real life! In this virtual picture book event, we spotlight and celebrate famous (and not-so-famous!) figures from history, sure to wow and inspire you and your young readers.
Be sure to join us to discover these legacies:
  • Kind Like Marsha: Learning from LGBTQ+ Leaders by SARAH PRAGER. In this beautiful picture book, we celebrate 14 amazing and inspiration LGBTQ+ heroes through history. Learn about leaders like Harvey Milk, Leonarda Vinci, Sylvia Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and so many more!
  • Pitch Perfect and Persistent! The Musical Debut of Amy Cheney Beach by CAITLIN DELEMS. Discover the untold yet inspiring story of Amy Beach, musician extraordinaire and the first successful woman composer in America! Here, we witness how Amy Beach persisted against odds to capture a brilliant career, starting with playing on the stage of Boston's Musical Hall at just age sixteen!
  • Mary's Idea by CHRIS RASCHKA. Two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka captures the sound, passion, innovation, and love of the arts that the renowned jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams shared with the world in this stunning new picture book!

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