Lists and Suggestions for Kids
List: OFB--Ultimate Faves of 2022
Bessie the motorcycle queen
Smith, Charles R., Jr.
"Hop on the bike with Bessie Stringfield, the motorcycle queen of Miami, in this powerful pict... More
"Hop on the bike with Bessie Stringfield, the motorcycle queen of Miami, in this powerful picture book from Coretta Scott King medalist Charles R. Smith, Jr. and debut picture book illustrator Charlot Kristensen. In 1929, 18-year-old Bessie Stringfield hopped on her motorcycle and headed out on an adventure, an unusual choice for a young Black woman at the time. Paying her way by winning motorcycle races, she criss-crossed the country through small towns, big cities, and wide open spaces. But not everyone was happy to see Bessie's brown face peeking out from underneath her helmet. And more than once, Bessie found herself making some quick exits on the back of her bike to escape Jim Crow. A trailblazer in the world of women's racing and motorcycling, Bessie Stringfield was a figure who will inspire all children to pursue their dreams"-- Less
The first cat in space ate pizza. Book one
"Something terrible is happening in the skies! Rats are eating the MOON! There's only ONE... More
"Something terrible is happening in the skies! Rats are eating the MOON! There's only ONE hero for the job, a bold and fearsome beast bioengineered in a secret lab to be the moon's savior and Earth's last hope! And that hero is ... a cat. A cat who will be blasted into space! Accompanied by the imperious Moon Queen and LOZ 4000, a toenail clipping robot, the First Cat in Space journeys across a fantastic lunar landscape in a quest to save the world. Will these unlikely heroes save the moon in time? Can a toenail-clipping robot find its purpose in the vast universe? And will the First Cat in Space ever eat some pizza?"-- Less
Underground fire : hope, sacrifice, and courage in the Cherry Mine disaster
Walker, Sally M.
Tells the story of the 1909 coal mine disaster in Cherry, Illinois, that killed hundreds of men, le... More
Tells the story of the 1909 coal mine disaster in Cherry, Illinois, that killed hundreds of men, left more than four hundred children fatherless, inspired the first worker's compensation laws, and helped bring about changes in child labor practices. Less