Doreen Rappaport is known for her ground-breaking approach to multicultural history and stories for young readers. In her many award-winning books, she brings attention to not-yet-celebrated Americans, along with well-known figures. A former teacher of music and reading, Doreen knows how to capture children's attention. Her dynamic formats engage even the most reluctant readers. Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is an Orbis Pictus Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Honor Book, Caldecott Honor Book for Illustration, ALA Notable Book, and is on the Blue Ribbon list of the Bulletin Center for Children's Books. We Are The Many: A Picture Book of American Indians, introduces the accomplishments of sixteen distinguished American Indians. Her classic Escape From Slavery presents the history of the Underground Railroad through adventure stories. The Boston Coffee Party introduces children to a neglected event in history books and shows the active roles played by women during the Revolutionary War.Read more Read less
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