Featured books by Laura Freeman

Books illustrated by Laura Freeman

Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon

By: Kelly Starling Lyons
Illustrated by: Laura Freeman
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography

Philip Freelon’s dream became reality when his team was commissioned to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture which opened in the nation’s capital in 2016. Beginning with his childhood, this realistically illustrated biography provides an afterword by the architect and additional resources.

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

By: Margot Lee Shetterly, Winifred Conkling
Illustrated by: Laura Freeman
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography

The true story of four African American women whose talent and tenacity led to careers at NASA is recast for younger readers. The unfairness and dscrimination caused by segregation is presented in an accessible, age appropriate, and engaging way.

Skateboard Party

By: Karen English
Illustrated by: Laura Freeman
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

Richard has put off his report on howler monkeys and now he's got to get a note from his teacher signed. It surely will thwart his plans to attend the skateboard birthday party! How Richard resolves his dilemma is as realistic as the kids and adults in this engaging, contemporary tale.

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