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Gold Star father and Pakistani immigrant Khzir Khan, meanwhile, provides a fascinating and personal article-by-article examination of the document he famously cited during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in This Is Our Constitution: Discover America with a Gold Star Father (Knopf, $16.99).

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ISBN: 9781524770914
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 24th, 2017

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Fans of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel will find a new picture-book biography of its author irresistible. Sherri Duskey Rinker, author of the contemporary classic Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, uses her own signature style to pay homage to Virginia Lee Burton’s beloved literary creations, including Katy and the Big Snow and The Little House. John Rocco’s appealing illustrations meld with the text to create a loving tribute to the woman who turned her pen into a magical wand to create worlds full of what her sons loved best: Big Machines (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $17.99). Ages 5-8.

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By Sherri Duskey Rinker, John Rocco (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780544715578
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Published: Clarion Books - September 5th, 2017

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Before She Was Harriet (Holiday House, $17.95), Araminta Ross was known by many names. The woman who would become Harriet Tubman could be identified in myriad ways throughout her life, from nicknames like Minty and Moses to more universal labels such as sister, daughter, suffragist, and freedom fighter. Lesa Cline-Ransome uses poetry to detail the extraordinary life of one of America’s greatest heroes. Coupled with beautifully detailed watercolor illustrations by James E. Ransome, Cline-Ransome’s verses highlight this former slave’s many accomplishments. Moving beyond Tubman’s work as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, readers will revel in her lesser-known achievements as a Civil War spy and expedition leader and truly learn what this “wisp of a woman with the courage of a lion” accomplished. Ages 6-9.

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ISBN: 9780823420476
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Published: Holiday House - November 7th, 2017