• Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

    By Carole Boston Weatherford

    Ill. by Eric Velasquez

    Read by Ron Butler

    Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked.

    "All of the book's details paint Schomburg as an admirable, flawed, likable, passionate man whose lasting legacy, Harlem's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, opens its doors to all who would learn more about the people its founder knew had been left out of the written record. A must-read for a deeper understanding of a well-connected genius who enriched the cultural road map for African-Americans and books about them." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

    Available Tue Dec 12 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English

  • Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

    By Jen Bryant

    Ill. by Boris Kulikov

    Read by Pete Cross

    An inspiring biography of Louis Braille.

    "Bryant's sensitive first-person narration draws readers intimately close to Braille's experiences...a stirring portrait of innovation and determination." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

    Released Tue Aug 29 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English

  • A Spy Called James

    By Anne Rockwell

    Ill. by Floyd Cooper

    Read by Rodney Gardiner and Qarie Marshall

    The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent

    The true story of a slave who helped America earn its freedom & must now fight to gain his own!

    "Rockwell's detailed yet accessible text is perfectly matched with Cooper's exceptional oil paintings...A profoundly successful work...will inform and inspire students to uncover the hidden stories of American history. An outstanding resource for young historians." - School Library Journal, Starred Review

    Released Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English

  • Ada's Ideas

    By Fiona Robinson

    Ill. by Fiona Robinson

    Read by Rosalyn Landor

    The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer

    A compelling portrait of a woman who saw the potential for numbers to make art!

    "...clearly conveys Lovelace’s constricted upbringing, her intellectual brilliance, and her pleasure in applying her mind to a complex challenge." - Booklist

    Released Tue Nov 22 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • Just a Lucky So and So

    By Lesa Cline-Ransome

    Ill. by James E. Ransome

    Read by Arnell Powell

    The Story of Louis Armstrong

    This tribute to Louis Armstrong tells the story of a virtuoso musician who personified jazz.

    "...gorgeous...The watercolor illustrations elevate the narrative...the paintings reverberate off the page. A solid choice for school libraries and collections looking to freshen up biography collections." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Aug 16 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • Finding Winnie

    By Lindsay Mattick

    Ill. by Sophie Blackall

    Read by Katherine Kellgren

    The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

    Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. And she was a girl!

    A #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal - Awards

    Released Tue May 24 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • Funny Bones

    By Duncan Tonatiuh

    Ill. by Duncan Tonatiuh

    Read by Armando Duran

    Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

    Discover the little-known story of Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada in this 2016 Sibert winner.J

    2016 Sibert Award Winner; Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Honor Book; New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2015. - Awards

    Released Tue Apr 19 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton

    By Michelle Markel

    Ill. by LeUyen Pham

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    Some Girls Are Born to Lead

    The story of Hillary Clinton’s childhood, and how she paved the way for women everywhere.

    "Smart and snappy...as inspiring as it is delightful." - Booklist (starred review)

    Released Tue Jan 26 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English

  • The Inventor's Secret

    By Suzanne Slade

    Ill. by Jennifer Black Reinhardt

    Read by Susie Berneis

    What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford

    The story of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, focusing on their friendship and inventions.

    "Reinhardt's mixed-media artwork includes several lighthearted moments. It's a rewarding look at the importance of persistence, as well as the friendship..." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Dec 15 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English

  • Goldie Takes a Stand!

    By Barbara Krasner

    Ill. by Kelsey Garrity-Riley

    Read by Erin Yuen

    Golda Meir’s First Crusade

    Based on a true episode in the early life of Golda Meir.

    “…Erin Yuen’s youthful narration, and Kelsey Garrity-Riley’s charming artwork characterize this delightful program, showing the leadership qualities of the young girl who became Israel’s first woman prime minister.” - – Booklist (video review)

    Released Tue Aug 11 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English

  • On a Beam of Light

    By Jennifer Berne

    Ill. by Vladimir Radunsky

    Read by David Colacci

    A Story of Albert Einstein

    Starred review. "Richly imagined, beautifully designed, impressionistic..." - School Library Journal

    Starred Review. "...beautifully conveys Einstein’s story. All aspects of this video beautifully work together to introduce youngsters to facets of a brilliant life." - Booklist (video review)

    Released Tue Jun 23 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English

  • Viva Frida

    By Yuyi Morales

    Ill. by Yuyi Morales

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    The Caldecott Honor Book and the 2015 Pura Belpre Award winner is now on video.

    "[A] breathtaking visual feast..." - American Library Association (video review)

    Released Tue May 26 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English

  • The Watcher

    By Jeanette Winter

    Ill. by Jeanette Winter

    Read by Susie Berneis

    Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps

    Based on the "Best Book of the Year" by the Boston Globe, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist!

    "An important and valuable addition that will delight audiences of all ages. The lush green and blues of the vibrant illustrations make a stark background in the jungle scenes, where children will delight upon seeing faces of the chimpanzees hidden within the scanned pages." - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Apr 21 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English

  • Thomas Jefferson

    By Maira Kalman

    Ill. by Maira Kalman

    Read by Susie Berneis

    Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything

    Discover the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president.

    Starred review. "Vibrant gouache paintings - some full-spread, some more intimate images - capture Jefferson’s family and colleagues, his interests and pursuits, his lavish home, and its inferior slave quarters. The voice is that of a curious child reporting fascinating research findings. The rangy tone, however, allows Kalman to supply a wealth of information... Playful but informative, as quick witted as Jefferson himself, this will...inspire young readers to learn more." - Booklist

    Released Tue Jan 20 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English

  • Ben Franklin's Big Splash

    By Barb Rosenstock

    Ill. by S.D. Schindler

    The Mostly True Story of His First Invention

    Starred review. "As inventive as Ben himself..." - Kirkus Reviews

    Three and a half stars. “Mixing delightful imagery with an engaging story, this is highly recommended.” - Video Librarian

    Released Tue Jan 20 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English

  • Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson

    By Lesa Cline-Ransome

    Ill. by James E. Ransome

    Read by Sean Crisden

    Taking the Stage As the First Black-and-White Jazz Band in History

    "A solid exploration of a...historically significant moment in American music." - Kirkus Reviews.

    “(Young viewers) will surely be entertained in this introduction to two legendary musicians who shaped American music.” - Booklist (video review)

    Released Tue Dec 30 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English

  • Daredevil

    By Meghan McCarthy

    Ill. by Meghan McCarthy

    Read by Susie Berneis

    The Daring Life of Betty Skelton

    A riveting biography of Betty Skelton, aviation and auto racing pioneer.

    "This is a nice introduction to a woman who should be better known, and it would be an excellent choice for Women's History Month." - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Oct 28 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English

  • Brave Girl

    By Michelle Markel

    Ill. by Melissa Sweet

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909

    A 2015 ALA-ALSC Notable Video!

    "...celebrates the courage and determination of Clara Lemlich, a young immigrant who toiled in a garment factory during the day and attended school at night." - Booklist (video review)

    Released Tue Aug 05 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English

  • Separate is Never Equal

    By Duncan Tonatiuh

    Ill. by Duncan Tonatiuh

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

    A touching account of one family’s quest for equality in America.

    3 stars. “…this inspirational program reminds viewers that “when you fight for justice, others will follow. Recommended.” - Video Librarian

    Released Tue May 27 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English