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Today's #3onatheme (+1) honors the Williams sisters, Wimbledon, and women in sports!


Game Changers by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome is my FAVORITE picture book biography of Venus and Serena. The writing! The illustrations! Game, set, match!


Epic Athletes: Serena Williams by Dan Wetzel. This new biography series is great for upper elementary (and even middle school) readers. Alex Morgan and Steph Curry round out the first three books in the series, with Lionel Messi, Lebron James, and Tom Brady coming this fall.


Sisters and Champions by Howard Bryant and Floyd Cooper is another good picture book biography on the sisters. Again, the illustrations!


(+1) Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports by Gregory Zuckerman. Including a profile on Serena Williams, this collected biography will be popular with any sports enthusiast from middle school on up.


#kidlit #yalit #sports #biography

Every time I see a preview for the movie "Yesterday," all I can think about is how it seems VERY similar to the story in a book I used to book talk with my middle schoolers all the time.


Since the movie is out in theaters now, I thought that this week's 3 on a Theme (+1) would be The Beatles!


The Girl Who Became a Beatle by Greg Taylor. (Grades 6-10)

This is the book that inspired my post today. A girl makes a wish to be as famous as The Beatles. And then wakes up in a world where no one remembers the Beatles except her... and now her band has replaced The Beatles in music history. I vaguely remember this book being "optioned" for a film, so I hope this is the film... and that the author gets credit!


Beatle Meets Destiny by Gabrielle Williams (Grades 8-12)

A teen named John Lennon (nickname Beatle) meets his dream girl: Destiny McCartney. It has to be the perfect match, right?


John Lennon by Elizabeth Partridge (Grades 6-12 & ADULTS)

National Book Award Finalist Partridge's OUTSTANDING biography of John Lennon.


Plus 1: Fab Four Friends by Susanna Reich

If you're looking for a #picturebook biography of the group, this one is it! Perfect introduction for grades 2-5.


#3onatheme #booklist #moviesbasedonbooks #basedonthebook #yalit #kidlit

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