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July's Reading List

July 5, 2019

Happy Summer 2019 Readers! Spark Foundation is dedicated to providing amazing new books to elementary schools in Des Moines, and soon, across the state of Iowa. For now, we want to share with you some awesome Children's Books to be read with your family, friends, and neighbors!


For the month of July, we are celebrating the founding of the United States and books about some major historical figures in our history, as well as modern-day adventurers. So, without further ado:




Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Sa, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist 

Written by Q. L. Pearce, Gina Capaldi

Illustrated by Gina Capaldi








Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution

Written by Rob Sanders

Illustrated by Jamey Christoph







Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass

Written by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Illustrated by James E. Ransome










I am Rosa Parks (Ordinary People Change the World)

Written by Brad Meltzer

Illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos








The Journey

Written and Illustrated by Francesca Sanna






We hope you all enjoy these books and the amazing adventures they all hold! Get yourself a copy at your local library or independent book store!

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