Historical Figures

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  • A President from Hawai'i

    By Joanna Carolan
    Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

    Hardback, AUS $17.99, NZ $19.99
    A celebration of President Obama's ties to Hawaii highlights the state's cultural traditions and includes photos from Barack Obama's childhood.

  • Alexander the Great

    By Jamila Gavin
    Illustrated by David Parkins

    Hardback, AUS $32.99, NZ $34.99
    A beautifully illustrated biography of Alexander the Great by a Whitbread Award-winner.

  • An African Princess

    By Walter Dean Myers

    Hardback, AUS $27.99, NZ $29.99
    1848, West Africa: a tribal princess intended for sacrifice is rescued and presented to Queen Victoria. This is her extraordinary story.

  • Bad News for Outlaws

    By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
    Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

    Hardback, AUS $29.99, NZ $32.99
    Bass Reeves... “One of the bravest men this country has ever known.” “The most feared deputy U.S. marshal that was ever heard of.” One of the first black deputy U.S. marshals west of the Mississippi.

  • Bird & Diz

    By Gary Golio
    Illustrated by Ed Young

    Hardback, AUS $27.99, NZ $29.99
    An award-winning author and a Caldecott Medalist improvise a playful tribute to the creators of bebop—Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.

  • Come August, Come Freedom

    By Gigi Amateau

    Hardback, AUS $24.99, NZ $27.99
    An 1800 insurrection planned by a literate slave known as "Prosser’s Gabriel" inspires a historical novel following one extraordinary man’s life.

  • Different Like Coco

    By Elizabeth Matthews
    Illustrated by Elizabeth Matthews

    Hardback, AUS $29.99, NZ $31.99
    The rags-to-riches story of Coco Chanel plays out in a wonderful picture-book biography as full of style and spirit as its heroine.

  • Footwork

    By Roxane Orgill
    Illustrated by Stephane Jorisch

    Hardback, AUS $27.99, NZ $31.99
    Follow the footsteps of two persevering siblings who danced their way into a cherished place in the spotlight.

  • Franklin and Winston

    By Douglas Wood
    Illustrated by Barry Moser

    Hardback, AUS $29.99, NZ $32.99
    A compelling look at two leaders who held the world's fate in their hands — and the holiday visit that sealed a friendship and steered the course of World War II.

  • Growing Up Pedro

    By Matt Tavares
    Illustrated by Matt Tavares

    Hardback, AUS $24.99, NZ $27.99
    The love between brothers is key to Matt Tavares’s tale of Dominican pitcher Pedro Martínez, from his days of throwing rocks at mangoes to his years as a major-league star.

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