Picture Girl

 Gr. 3-6   106 pages

Historical fiction immigrant story about how art allowed a spunky Ukrainian girl to save her family from being sent back from Ellis Island to sure death from the 1920s pogroms.


Dolores Huerta Stands Strong: The Woman Who Demanded Justice

  Gr. 4-8   136 pages

Biography of national recognized cofounder with Cesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers Union and tireless advocate for the rights of farmworkers, immigrants, children, women and the LGBTQ population.

Kirkus starred review: Click to read the review!!!


Chronic Illnesses, Syndromes, and Rare Disorders: The Ultimate Teen Guide

  Gr. 7-12   246 pages

The book covers nine conditions: celiac disease, Crohn's disease, Down syndrome, hemophilia, melanoma, multiple sclerosis, phenylketonuria, sickle cell disease, and Tourette's syndrome.


Speech and Language Challenges: The Ultimate Teen Guide

 in Hard Cover and eBook  Preteens, teens and young adults

This book addresses the hopes and fears of anyone who speaks in public.  It discusses various speech issues that affect all people, but specifically focuses on the concerns of teens, many who talk about their experiences in the book. Content covers not just the causes of each challenge, but how to cope with them. Chapters in this book offer insights into:

  • Stuttering and Other Fluency Challenges
  • Speech Sound Disorders
  • Voice Disorders
  • Language Disorders
  • Brain Injury and Communication
  • English as a New or Different Language
  • Communicating better with friends, family, and in school and at work
  • Tips for speaking in public--before audiences, in front of class, or in a job interview


Margaret Knight: Girl Inventor


Margaret's back in print! Check out this special edition of a story that was a CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. The book is about a young girl who worked in a nineteenth-century textile mill and invented a safety device that saved lives. A great STEM choice!

"The book is a fascinating story in picture-book format. . . .Brill's engaging text presents Knight's life as a story that focuses on the inventor's individuality and determination. An introduction and afterword provide details about child labor and Knight's career."

Connie Fletcher


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Diary of a Drummer Boy

  Gr. 4-6

 Back by popular demand: The true story written in diary format of how Orion Howe received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery at the Battle of Vicksburg during the Civil War.


  • National Council for Social Studies/Children's Book Council Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
  • Children's Fiction Finalist, Society of Midland Authors

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