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  • Who Was Jackie Robinson?

    Paperback - English - 9780448455570

    Herman, Gail    Harrison, Nancy    O'Brien, John

    As a kid, Jackie Robinson loved sports. And why not? He was a natural at football, basketball, and, of course, baseball. But beyond athletic skill, it was his strength of character that secured his place in sports history. In 1947 Jackie joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the long-time color barr ..

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  • Who Was Rosa Parks?

    Paperback - English - 9780448454429

    McDonough, Yona Zeldis    Harrison, Nancy    Marchesi, Stephen

    In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title OMother of the Civil Rights Movement.O This biography has blackand- white illustrations throughout." ..

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  • Who Was Babe Ruth?

    Paperback - English - 9780448455860

    Holub, Joan       

    Just in time for baseball season
    Babe Ruth came from a poor Baltimore family and, as a kid, he was a handful. It was at a reform school that Babe discovered his talent for baseball, and by the age of nineteen, he was on his way to becoming a sports legend. Babe was often out of shape an ..

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  • Who Was Milton Hershey?

    Paperback - English - 9780448479361

    Buckley, James, Jr.    Hammond, Ted   

    Discover the man behind the chocolate bar Milton Hershey s life was filled with invention and innovation. As a young man, he was not afraid to dream big and work hard. Eventually, he learned the secret to mass-producing milk chocolate and the recipe that gave it a longer, more stable shelf life. He ..

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  • Who Was Milton Bradley?

    Paperback - English - 9780448488479

    Anderson, Kirsten    Foley, Tim    Harrison, Nancy

    Meet the man behind the board games: Milton Bradley.
    Born in Maine in 1836, Milton Bradley moved with his family to the working-class city of Lowell, Massachusetts, at age 11. His early life consisted of several highs and lows, from graduating high school and attending Harvard to getting ..

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  • Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka

    Paperback - English - 9780670011384

    Scieszka, Jon       

    How did Jon Scieszka get so funny, anyway? Growing up as one of six brothers was a good start, but that was just the beginning. Throw in Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, jokes told at family dinner, and the result ..

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  • National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Who

    Hardcover - English - 9781426319174

    Esbaum, Jill       

    Introduce young readers to some of the world's most interesting and important people in this bold and lively first biography book. More than 100 colorful photos are paired with age-appropriate text featuring profiles of each person, along with fascinating facts about about their accomplishments and ..

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  • Chasing Lincoln's Killer

    Hardcover - English - 9780439903547

    Swanson, James L.       

    NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author James Swanson delivers a riveting account of the chase for Abraham Lincoln's assassin.
    Based on rare archival material, obscure trial manuscripts, and interviews with relatives of the conspirators and the manhunters, CHASING LINCOLN'S KILLER is a fast-paced thri ..

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  • Enrique's Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother

    Paperback - English - 9780385743280

    Nazario, Sonia       

    Adapted for young people, this edition of Enrique s Journey is written by Sonia Nazario and based on the adult book of the same name. It is the true story of Enrique, a teenager from Honduras, who sets out on a journey, braving hardship and peril, to find his mother, who had no ..

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  • Who Was Harry Houdini?

    Paperback - English - 9780448426860

    Sutherland, Tui T.       

    Every kid has heard of Harry Houdini, the famous magician who could escape from handcuffs, jail cells, and locked trunks. But do they know that the ever-ambitious and adventurous Houdini was also a famous movie star and the first pilot to fly a plane in Australia? This well-told biography is full of ..

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  • Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines

    Paperback - English - 9781416972198

    Sheff, Nic       

    This New York Times bestselling memoir of a young man s addiction to methamphetamine tells a raw, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful tale of the road from relapse to recovery and complements his father s parallel memoir, Beautiful Boy.
    Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age e ..

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  • Who Was Franklin Roosevelt?

    Paperback - English - 9780448453460

    Frith, Margaret    Harrison, Nancy    O'Brien, John

    Although polio left him wheelchair bound, Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office during the Great Depression and served as president during World War II. Elected four times, he spent thirteen years in the White House. How he led the country through tremendously difficult problems, much like the ones ..

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  • Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story

    Hardcover - English - 9781481442657

    Gandhi, Arun    Hegedus, Bethany    Turk, Evan

    In this breathtaking companion to the award-winning Grandfather Gandhi, Arun Gandhi, with Bethany Hegedus, tells a poignant, personal story of the damage of wastefulness, gorgeuously illustrated by Evan Turk.
    At Grandfather Gandhi s service village, each day is filled, from sunrise to sun ..

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  • Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome

    Paperback - English - 9780062438713

    Novak, Robby    Montague, Brad   

    This is life, people. You got air coming through your nose; you got a heartbeat. That means it s time to do something, announces Kid President in his New York Times bestselling book, Kid President s Guide to Being Awesome. From YouTube sensation (90 million views and counting ) to ..

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  • The Great White Shark Scientist

    Hardcover - English - 9780544352988

    Montgomery, Sy    Ellenbogen, Keith   

    Dr. Greg Skomal, biologist and head of the Massachusetts Shark Research Program, is investigating a controversial possibility: Might Cape Cod s waters serve as a breeding ground for the great white shark, the largest and most feared predatory fish on Earth? Sy Montgomery and Keith Ellenbogen report ..

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  • Who Was Ferdinand Magellan?

    Paperback - English - 9780448431055

    Kramer, S. a.    Harrison, Nancy    Wolf, Elizabeth

    When Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain in 1519, he believed he could get to the Spice Islands by sailing west through or around the New World. He was right, but what he didn't know was that the treacherous voyage would take him three years and cost him his life. Black-and-whit ..

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  • Amy Carmichael: Rescuer of Precious Gems

    Paperback - English - 9781576580189

    Benge, Janet    Benge, Geoff   

    "Christian Heroes: Then & Now have set a new standard of quality in Christian biography. These thrilling true adventures are the best-written biographies for ages 10 and up Driven by love, sustained by faith and determination, this young woman from Northern Ireland defied the cruel barriers of Indi ..

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  • I Am Jazz

    Hardcover - English - 9780803741072

    Herthel, Jessica    Jennings, Jazz    McNicholas, Shelagh

    The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere
    "This is an essential tool for parents and teachers to share with children whether those kids identify as trans or not. I wish I had had a book like ..

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  • Neymar the Wizard

    Paperback - English - 9781938591198

    Part, Michael       

    Neymar the Wizard is the fascinating coming-of-age story of Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, the skinny kid from Mogi das Cruzes, who has been called the next Pel . Neymar has taken Brazil and the world by storm and continues to inspire millions of fans around the world with his talent, heart, and win ..

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  • The Distance Between Us: Young Readers Edition

    Hardcover - English - 9781481463713

    Grande, Reyna       

    Award-winning author Reyna Grande shares her compelling experience of crossing borders and cultures in this middle grade adaptation of her compelling unvarnished, resonant (BookPage) memoir, The Distance Between Us.
    When her parents make the dangerous and illegal trek across the Me ..

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