Biography & Autobiography - Historical

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  • Who Was Neil Armstrong?

    Paperback - English - 9780448449074

    Edwards, Roberta    Harrison, Nancy    Marchesi, Stephen

    On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and, to an audience of over 450 million people, proclaimed his step a ?giant leap for mankind.? This Eagle Scout built his own model planes as a little boy and then grew up to be a test pilot for experimental aircraft before becoming an astronaut. ..

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  • Who Was Anne Frank?

    Paperback - English - 9780448444826

    Abramson, Ann    Harrison, Nancy   

    In her amazing diary, Anne Frank revealed the challenges and dreams common for any young girl. But Hitler brought her childhood to an end and forced her and her family into hiding. Who Was Anne Frank? looks closely at Anne's life before the secret annex, what life was like in hiding, and the ..

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  • Who Was Helen Keller?

    Paperback - English - 9780448431444

    Thompson, Gare    Harrison, Nancy   

    At age two, Helen Keller became deaf and blind. She lived in a world of silence and darkness and she spent the rest of her life struggling to break through it. But with the help of teacher Annie Sullivan, Helen learned to read, write, and do many amazing things. This inspiring illustrated biography ..

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  • The Story of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition

    Paperback Special Anniver - English - 9780439472265

    Coles, Robert    Ford, George   

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first African American child to integrate a New Orleans school with this paperback reissue
    The year is 1960, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges and her family have recently moved from Mississippi to New Orleans in search of a better life. When a judge orders Rub ..

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  • Who Was Harriet Tubman?

    Paperback - English - 9780448428895

    McDonough, Yona Zeldis    Harrison, Nancy   

    Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad which she travelled by herself north to Philadelphia. Through ..

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  • Warriors Don't Cry: The Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High

    Mass Market Paperbound - ABRIDGED - English - 9781416948827

    Beals, Melba Pattillo       

    An innocent teenager.
    An unexpected hero.

    In 1957, Melba Pattillo turned sixteen. That was also the year she became a warrior on the front lines of a civil rights firestorm. Following the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, Melba was one of nine t ..

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  • Who Was Ben Franklin?

    Paperback - English - 9780448424958

    Brindell Fradin, Dennis    O'Brien, John    Harrison, Nancy

    Ben Franklin was the scientist who, with the help of a kite, discovered that lightning is electricity. He was also a statesman, an inventor, a printer, and an author-a man of such amazingly varied talents that some people claimed he had magical powers Full of all the details kids will want to know, ..

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  • The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible....on Schindler's List

    Paperback - English - 9781442497825

    Leyson, Leon       

    Much like "The Boy In the Striped Pajamas" or "The Book Thief," this remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler s list, brings to readers a story of bravery and the fight for a chance to live ("VOYA").
    This, the only memoir publis ..

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  • Who Was Sacagawea?

    Paperback - English - 9780448424859

    Bloom Fradin, Judith    Brindell Fradin, Dennis    Harrison, Nancy

    Sacagawea was only sixteen when she made one of the most remarkable journeys in American history, traveling 4500 miles by foot, canoe, and horse-all while carrying a baby on her back Without her, the Lewis and Clark expedition might have failed. Through this engaging book, kids will understand the ..

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  • George Washington and the General's Dog

    Paperback - English - 9780375810152

    Murphy, Frank    Walz, Richard   

    Boom Bang Guns fire Cannons roar George Washington is fighting in the American Revolution. He
    sees a dog lost on the battlefield. Whose dog is it? How will it find its master? Early readers will be surprised to find out what happens in this little-known true story about America s first pres ..

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  • Who Was Blackbeard?

    Paperback - English - 9780448483085

    Buckley, James       

    Though much of his early life remains a mystery, Blackbeard most likely began his life as Edward Teach in the sailing port of Bristol, England. He beganhis career as a hired British sailor during Queen Anne s War. He eventually settled in the Bahamas under Captain Benjamin Hornigold who taught the y ..

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  • Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

    Hardcover - English - 9780449813379

    Bryant, Jennifer    Kulikov, Boris   

    An inspiring picture-book biography of Louis Braille a blind boy so determined to read that he invented his own alphabet.
    Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else, and what he wanted more than anything was to ..

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  • Who Was Alexander the Great?

    Paperback - English - 9780448484235

    Waterfield, Kathryn    Waterfield, Robin    Thomson, Andrew

    Alexander the Great conquers the New York Times best-selling Who Was...? series
    When Alexander was a boy in ancient Macedon, he already had grand ambitions. He complained that his father, the great king of Macedon, wasn't leaving anything for him to conquer This, of course ..

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  • Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

    Paperback - English - 9780142401132

    Coerr, Eleanor    Himler, Ronald   

    An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable. Booklist, starred review The star of her school s running team, Sadako is lively and athletic until the dizzy spells start. Then she must face the hardest race of her life the race against time.Based ..

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  • Small Steps, the Year I Got Polio

    Paperback - English - 9780807574584

    Kehret, Peg       

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  • The Duel: The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

    Paperback - English - 9780425288214

    St George, Judith       

    Learn more about the men who inspired Hamilton: The Musical in this fascinating look at the historical friends turned revolutionary rivals
    In curiously parallel lives, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr were both orphaned at an early age. Both were brilliant students who attended college- ..

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  • Amos Fortune, Free Man

    Paperback - English - 9780140341584

    Yates, Elizabeth       

    A Newbery Medal Winner
    When Amos Fortune was only fifteen years old, he was captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts, where he was sold at auction. Although his freedom had been taken, Amos never lost his dinity and courage. For 45 years, Amos worked as a slave and dreamed o ..

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  • Escape North!: The Story of Harriet Tubman

    Paperback - English - 9780375801549

    Kulling, Monica    Flavin, Teresa   

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  • Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider

    Paperback - English - 9780142419861

    Fritz, Jean       

    Award-winning biographer Jean Fritz brings one of America's favorite Founding Fathers to life
    Most people know that Alexander Hamilton was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr, and that his face is on the ten-dollar bill. But he was much more than that, and here acclaimed biographer Jean Fr ..

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  • Ordinary People Change the World Gift Set

    Boxed Set - English - 9780803741362

    Meltzer, Brad       

    The New York Times bestselling series is now available in a box set
    What makes a hero? Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos answer that question, one great role model at a time. And now you can buy the first four Abraham Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, and Albert Ein ..

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