A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

10 best books like A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin (Jen Bryant): Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell, The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever, Nelson Mandela, Trombone Shorty, The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos, Locomotive, Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children, Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909, Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
AuthorLaurie Ann Thompson
Genre: Biography, picture book
Recommended Grade Levels: K-3
Themes: Perseverance, empowerment, disabilities
Summary:
This is a true story about a boy named Emmanuel, who was born in a small village in Ghana, West Africa. Emmanuel was born with one healthy leg and one leg that...
Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell
AuthorTanya Lee Stone
ISBN0805090487
In the 1830s, when a brave and curious girl named Elizabeth Blackwell was growing up, women were supposed to be wives and mothers. Some women could be teachers or seamstresses, but career options were few. Certainly no women were doctors.

But Elizabeth refused to accept the common beliefs...
AuthorH. Joseph Hopkins
ISBN1442414022
Unearth the true story of green-thumbed pioneer and activist Kate Sessions, who helped San Diego grow from a dry desert town into a lush, leafy city known for its gorgeous parks and gardens.

Katherine Olivia Sessions never thought she’d live in a place without trees. After all, Kate grew...
Nelson Mandela
AuthorKadir Nelson
ISBN0061783749
One day when Nelson Mandela was nine years old, his father died and he was sent from his village to a school far away from home, to another part of South Africa. In Johannesburg, Mandela saw fellow Africans who were poor and powerless. He decided then that he would work to protect them. When the government...
Trombone Shorty
AuthorTroy Andrews
ISBN1419714651
Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest.
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The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos
AuthorDeborah Heiligman
ISBN1596433078
Most people think of mathematicians as solitary, working away in isolation. And, it's true, many of them do. But Paul Erdos never followed the usual path. At the age of four, he could ask you when you were born and then calculate the number of seconds you had been alive in his head. But he didn't learn...
Locomotive
AuthorBrian Floca
ISBN1416994157
I see why people love Floca's book. The illustrations of the trains are terrific. As far as train-technology goes, it is way-cool. However, in 2013, couldn't it have been made more inclusive?

The Chinese laborers, for example, are shown in illustrations twice, but never mentioned in the part...
AuthorJan Pinborough
Once upon a time, American children couldn’t borrow library books. Reading wasn’t all that important for children, many thought. Luckily Miss Anne Carroll Moore thought otherwise! This is the true story of how Miss Moore created the first children’s room at the New York Public Library, a bright,...
AuthorMichelle Markel
ISBN0061804428
When Clara Lemlich arrived in America, she couldn't speak English. She didn't know that young women had to go to work, that they traded an education for long hours of labor, that she was expected to grow up fast.

But that did not stop Clara.

She went to night school, spent hours studying...
AuthorDuncan Tonatiuh
ISBN1419716476
A picture book biography of José Guadalupe (Lupe) Posada (1852–1913). In a country that was not known for freedom of speech, he first drew political cartoons, much to the amusement of the local population but not the politicians. He continued to draw cartoons throughout much of his life, but he is...
AuthorClaire Alexander
ISBN0802854141
It's the principal Mr. Slipper's birthday, and while the rest of the class gets busy writing cards for the occasion, Stan becomes frustrated when his letters come out all in a muddle. Stan is afraid to ask for help, until a friend assures him that nobody's good at everything. And after lots and lots of practice,...
AuthorDoreen Rappaport
This picturebook biography is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world's most influential luminaries. With her signature style of prose laced with stirring quotes, Doreen Rappaport brings to life Helen Keller's poignant narrative. Acclaimed illustrator...
AuthorAllen Say
ISBN0545927617
James Castle was born two months premature on September 25, 1899, on a farm in Garden Valley, Idaho. He was deaf, mute, autistic, and probably dyslexic. He didn't walk until he was four; he would never learn to speak, write, read, or use sign language.

Yet, today Castle's artwork hangs in major...
The Pirate of Kindergarten
AuthorGeorge Ella Lyon
ISBN1416950249
Doubles are good for lots of things—double scoops of ice cream, double features at the movies. But double vision is NOT a good kind of double. In fact, it can make kindergarten kind of hard. Ginny sees double chairs at reading circle and double words in her books. She knows that only half of what she sees...
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