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Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Format: Hardcover

In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't...
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Unsinkable: From Russian Orphan to Paralympic Swimming World Champion

Jessica Tatiana Long · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

The top Paralympic swimmer in the world, Jessica Long delivers an inspirational photographic memoir. Born in Siberia with fibular hemimelia, Jessica Long was adopted from a Russian orphanage at thirteen months old and has since become the second most decorated U.S. Paralympic athlete of all time....
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I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope

Chessy Prout · Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

A young survivor tells her searing, visceral story of sexual assault, justice, and healing in this gutwrenching memoir.The numbers are staggering: nearly one in five girls ages fourteen to seventeen have been the victim of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. This is the true story...
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Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth

Richard Wright
Format: Book

Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard," hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were...
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Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary

Martha Brockenbrough · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Complex, passionate, brilliant, flawed -- Alexander Hamilton comes alive in this exciting biography.He was born out of wedlock on a small island in the West Indies and orphaned as a teenager. From those inauspicious circumstances, he rose to a position of power and influence in colonial...
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Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence

John Hockenberry
Format: Book

A veteran NPR commentator and popular correspondent on ABC-TV's Day One news program relates his experiences of danger and discrimination during to his world travels and confinement to a wheelchair.
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Kenzie's Rules for Life: How to Be Happy, Healthy, and Dance to Your Own Beat

MACKENZIE ZIEGLER · Gallery Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

An inspirational, upbeat collection of relatable lessons from the teen sensation, Mackenzie Ziegler - an award-winning dancer, singer/songwriter, and actress.Growing up is hard, but growing up in the spotlight is even harder. However, Mackenzie Ziegler is taking it all in stride, thanks...
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Kid Who Climbed Everest: The Incredible Story Of A 23-Year-Old's Summit Of Mt. Everest

Bear Grylls

In 1996, a twenty-three-year-old soldier in the British Army was flying over an African desert on a routine parachute jump. He had a lot to look forward to-a long career ahead of him in the army, a beautiful girlfriend back home. But those dreams were cut short when his parachute failed...
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America's Girl: The Incredible Story of How Swimmer Gertrude Ederle Changed the Nation

Tim Dahlberg · St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition
Format: Book

America's Girl is an intimate look at the life and trials of Gertrude Ederle, who in 1926 not only became the first woman to swim across the English Channel, but broke the record set by men. The feat so thrilled America that it welcomed her home with a ticker tape parade that drew two million...
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Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna

Joseph Lemasolai-Lekuton · National Geographic Children's Books
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers around the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton’s first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition....
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How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child

Sandra Uwiringiyimana · HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Format: Audio CD

[Young Adult Nonfiction (Ages 12-17) ] [*Read by the author - Sandra Uwiringiyimana] This profoundly moving memoir is the remarkable and inspiring true story of Sandra Uwiringyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre, immigrated...
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Ishmael Beah · Sarah Crichton Books; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life."Why did you leave Sierra Leone?""Because there is a war.""You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?""Yes, all the time.""Cool."I...
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