Swimming With Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark. by Heather Lang. This is a great title for introducing young readers to female scientist, Eugenie Clark.
12 Children Who Changed The World by Kenya McCullum will get children thinking about social change. Some of the children profiled have acted courageously e.g. Malala Yousafzai. Others are well-known historical figures who began their careers while still young adults e.g. Blaise Pascal.
Growing Peace: A Story of Farming, Music, and Religious Harmony. by Richard Sobol. A group of Ugandan children of different faiths, with the help of J.J. Keki, come together to start a coffee collective.