In the past few weeks, I’ve discovered a few good, new series. You might have to ask your favourite book store to order them for you, but it will be well worth it.

Check out my new finds below.

Lives in Action – This series of biographies will appeal to young readers from Standard Three through form one.

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Published by A&C Black in London, the series includes biographies on Cleopatra, Christopher Columbus, Henry VIII, The Spartans and Elizabeth I.

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mundinews.com
These are short books, about 100 pages long. The font is large and reader-friendly. Students enjoy non-fiction, and they especially like discovering people in history.

Real Lives – This series, also published by A&C Black in London, includes edgy biographies that are also short and fast-paced stories of famous lives.

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economiavenezuela.com
My library has books about Noor Inayat Khan, the Muslim pacifist, British spy and national hero; Winston Churchill, the story of the great British statesman; Harriet Tubman, a slave who became one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad that spirited slaves away to freedom in the northern US; Alan Turning, codebreaker, scientist, genius and lifesaver and Boudica, the queen of the Iceni tribe who led her people in an uprising against the Romans.

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economiavenezuela.com
She is fascinating. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia – This is my favourite new discovery. A trilogy that also includes Gone Crazy in Alabama and PS Be Eleven, this heart-warming story of Afro-American sisters coming of age during the 70s is fantastic for the way it handles discovering your own sub-culture and your own identity.

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I picked up this series because the first book, One Crazy Summer is a Newberry Honor Book, a Scott O’Dell Award for historical fiction, A National Book Award finalist and a Coretta Scott King Award winner.

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In the first book, the 11-year-old Delphine and her sisters travel from New York to Oakland, California to stay with their mother who left them to join the Black Panthers.

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breakingtrending.com
I loved how the book explored the community service and social aspects of the Black Panthers and did not stereotype Black Panthers as solely militants.

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This is a beautifully written series that should resonate with girls in Trinidad and Tobago.

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