the Coral Restoration Foundation by Kate Messner and Matthew Forsythe
First Line: It starts with one.
Sun! One in a Billion by Stacy McAnulty and Stevie Lewis
First Line: Once upon a time—about 4.6 billion years ago—a magnificent and important star was born.
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy and Elizabeth Baddeley
First Line: You could say that Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life has been … one disagreement after another.
Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois by Amy Novesky and Isabelle Arsenault
First Line: Louise was raised by a river.
First Line: Once upon a time, in 1917 actually, a cotton buyer named Earle Dickson married his beloved, Josephine, and they lived happily ever after. The End. Actually, that was just the beginning.
Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented by Tanya Lee Stone and Steven Salerno
First Line: What kind of Monopoly player are YOU?
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles by Patricia Valdez and Felicita Sala
First Line: Back in the day of long skirts and afternoon teas, a little girl named Joan Procter entertained the most unusual party guests.
Dr. Jo: How Sara Josephine Baker Saved the Lives of America’s Children by Monica Kulling and Julianna Swaney
First Line: People called Sara Josephine Baker a tomboy.
Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood and Sally Wern Comport
First Line: Ada Rios grew up in a town made of trash.
The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just by Melina Mangal and Luisa Uribe
First Line: At twilight, a man lay on a dock, luring marine worms with a lantern.
What are your favorite first and last line combinations?
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