Paul Farmer's commitment to bringing quality health care to the forgotten poor of Haiti and the world has changed global health care delivery and the lives of millions. His preferential option for the poor and dedication to curing infectious diseases is itself infectious. Dr. Farmer's quirky, impassioned character is brought to life in Michael French's adaptation of Tracy Kidder's book. This inspiring, detailed story traces Farmer's life from his unusual upbringing to his first transformative trip to Haiti, and from his years at Harvard Medical School to his position of renowned visionary leader of global medicine. Ten to Fourteen. Lisa Cosgrove-Davies
Benedict Arnold’s name represents treachery and deceit, but few seem to know the actual story behind his treason. Both the text and Mark Bramhall’s lively narration recreate the drama and suspense with its underlying touch of sarcasm in revealing Arnold’s story. (10-14)
Lewis Michaux’s great-niece offers this fictional biography of his life and his Harlem bookstore from the 1930s until 1975. Although a flawed man, Michaux’s mission was give power to Harlem’s people through information and books.Archival photographs interspersed with line drawings augment the text.
Temple Grandin suffers from autism, and this portrait of her struggle to understand her condition reveals how much her research and invention have helped other victims. Anecdotes, photographs, and Grandin’s intricately-drawn designs add immediacy and provide greater understanding of autism’s many facets.
Unusual perspectives, both in illustrations and in multiple points of view, provide a kaleidoscopic survey of those who planned, financed, and built the Statue of Liberty, including a child who donated chicken-raising profits.
Multiple layers convey Lincoln's impact through quotes, free verse accounts of his life, a chronology, and a list of websites. Report-writers and curious readers alike will learn much about our sixteenth President's brilliant visionary leadership.
Rich with the interplay of light and shadow, dramatic oil paintings enhance the true story of Henry “Box” Brown and his successful attempt to mail himself from slavery in the South to freedom in the North.