|The Bravest Woman in America by Marissa Moss|
Ida Lewis loved everything about the sea, so when
her father became the official keeper of Lime Rock Lighthouse
in Newport, Rhode Island, it was like a dream come true.
Throughout the years, Ida shadowed her father as he tended the
lighthouse, listening raptly to his stories about treacherous storms,
drowning sailors, and daring rescues. under her father's watchful
eye, she learned to polish the lighthouse lens so the light would
shine bright. She learned to watch the sea for any sign of trouble.
And, most importantly, she learned to row.
Ida felt ready for anything - and she was.
|Dave the Potter by Laban Carrick Hill|
To us it is just dirt, the ground we walk on...but to Dave it was
clay, the plain and basic stuff upon which he formed a life
as a slave nearly 200 years ago.
Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet, and potter who lived in
South Carolina in the 1800s. He combined his superb artistry with
deeply observant poetry, carved onto his pots, transcending the limitations
he faced as a slave. In this inspiring and lyrical portrayal, National Book
Award Finalist Laban Carrick Hill and award winning artist Bryan
Colleir tell Dave's remarkable story, one rich in history, hope, and long-lasting beauty.
|Nurse, Soldier, Spy by Marissa Moss|
When Frank Thompson sees a poster requesting
recruits for the new Union army, he is ready and willing to enlist.
Except Frank isn't his real name. In fact, Frank isn't a man - he
is really Sarah Emma Edmonds.
At only nineteen years old, Sarah had already been dressing
as a man for three years and living on the run in order to escape an
arranged marriage. She had tasted freedom, and there was no going back.
Eager to fight for the North during the Civil War, Sarah joins a
Michigan infantry regiment. She excels as a soldier, and she even takes on the
grueling task of nursing the wounded. Because of her heroism, she is asked
to becom a spy, cross enemy lines, and infiltrate a Confederate camp. For her
first mission, Sarah must once again disguise herself and rely on the kindness
of slaves to help her do her job.
|For the Love of Music by Elizabeth Rusch|
By the time she was twelve, she was considered
one of the finest pianists in Europe, but today few people
know her name.
Maria Anna Mozart, like her famous brother, Wolfgang,
was a musical prodigy. The talented siblings toured Europe,
playing before kings and empresses, were showered with gifts and
favors, and lived in a whirlwind of music and travel. They were
best friends, collaborators, and confidants. So why has Maria been forgotten?