February 2019 Life-Changing Educators

Books of the Month

Text copyright © 2018 by Janet Halfmann. Illustrations copyright © 2018 by London Ladd. Images reproduced with permission of the publisher, Lee & Low Books.

Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School

By Janet Halfmann; illustrated by London Lad (Lee & Low Books)

Born into slavery, Lilly Ann secretly learned to read and write from her master’s children—and then read everything she could get her hands on. Wishing to share her knowledge with others, she secretly taught hundreds of other enslaved people despite the great risks.

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Chasing Space

Young Readers' Edition by Leland Melvin (Amistad)

Get an inside look at the rigorous training and work required to make it all the way to outer space from athlete-turned-astronaut Leland Melvin.

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Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World

Written and illustrated by Pénélope Bagieu; translated by Montana Kane (First Second)

Meet 29 feisty females—some world famous, some little known—in this collective comic biography.

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