Children’s Book Week is May 3-9, 2021. This year’s poster was illustrated by Bryan Collier who illustrated Trombone Shorty and Dave the Potter.

Here are a selection of children’s biographies that focus on individuals who have shown extraordinary knowledge, strength, or compassion–real life super heroes.

Griffith, Evan. Secrets of the Sea: The Story of Jeanne Power.

Jaggar, Louisa. Sprouting Wings: The True Story of James Herman Banning, the First African American Pilot to Fly Across the United States.

Leung, Julie. The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee.

Marinov, Isabelle. The Boy Whose Head Was Filled With Stars: A Life of Edwin Hubble.

Parachini, Jodie. Listening to the Stars: Jocelyn Bell Burnell Discovers Pulsars.

Wallmark, Laurie. Code Breaker, Spy Hunter: How Elizabeth Friedman Changed the Course of Two World Wars.