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Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart

Doris L. Rich

She died mysteriously before she was forty. Yet in the last decade of her life Amelia Earhart soared from obscurity to fame as the best-known female aviator in the world. She set record after record—among them, the first trans-Atlantic solo flight by a woman, a flight that launched Earhart...
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Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls Wilder

DK Publishing · DK Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Filled with archival photographs and amazing fact boxes, DK Biography is a groundbreaking series that introduces young readers to some of history's most interesting and influential characters.Laura Ingalls Wilder pays tribute to the author of the beloved Little House on the Prairie...
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Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman
Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman

G. Michael Green · Walker & Company; 1 edition
Format: Print book

Before the "Bronx Zoo" of George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin, there were the Oakland Athletics of the early 1970s, one of the most successful, most colorful—and most chaotic—baseball teams of all time. They were all of those things because of Charlie Finley. Not only...
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DK Biography: Abraham Lincoln
DK Biography: Abraham Lincoln

Tanya Lee Stone · DK CHILDREN
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States, led the nation through its darkest hour-the Civil War. Find out about Lincoln's childhood on a frontier farm, how a struggling small town lawyer became president, and why he became one of America's most revered leaders....
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank · Bantam Books
Pages: 283
Format: Paperback

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic - a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish...
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Angela's Ashes
Angela's Ashes

Frank McCourt

"When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic...
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Shakespeare's Life
Shakespeare's Life

Brett Foster · Chelsea House Pub
Format: Print book

Providing important context for his greatest works, Shakespeare's Life presents a thorough biography of the Bard, featuring the latest findings from scholars about his life and his works. Included is coverage of his upbringing in Stratford, his marriage and family life, the process...
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My Thirteenth Winter: A Memoir
My Thirteenth Winter: A Memoir

Samantha Abeel

In this beautiful and chilling memoir, twenty-five-year-old Samantha Abeel describes her struggles with a math-related learning disability, and how it forced her to find inner strength and courage.Samantha Abeel couldn't tell time, remember her locker combination, or count out change at a checkout...
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
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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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou
Format: Paperback

Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou's debut memoir is a modern...
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Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence
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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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

Stephen E. Ambrose · Simon & Schuster; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark's exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time.In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected...
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Kid Who Climbed Everest: The Incredible Story Of A 23-Year-Old's Summit Of Mt. Everest
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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Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith

Deborah Heiligman · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 268
Format: Hardcover

Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species, his revolutionary tract on evolution and the fundamental ideas involved, in 1859. Nearly 150 years later, the theory of evolution continues to create tension between the scientific and religious communities. Challenges about teaching the theory...
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Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth
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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Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo
Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo

Zlata Filipovic

The experiences of Zlata Filipovic+a7 from 1991 through 1993 in Sarajevo reveal an innocent life of piano lessons and birthday parties horrifyingly transformed into days of food shortages, friends dying, and hiding out in a neighbor's cellar during bombings. Reprint. --This...
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Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

Ji-li Jiang

This accessible autobiography is the true story of one girl's determination to hold her family together during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century.It's 1966, and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has everything a girl could want: brains, friends, and a bright future in Communist...
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America's Girl: The Incredible Story of How Swimmer Gertrude Ederle Changed the Nation
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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Always Running
Always Running

Luis J. Rodriguez

The award-winning and bestselling classic memoir about a young Chicano gang member surviving the dangerous streets of East Los Angeles, now featuring a new cover. Winner of the Carl Sandburg Literary Award, hailed as a New York Times notable book, and read by hundreds of thousands, Always...
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope

William Kamkwamba · William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the immensely engaging and inspiring true account of an enterprising African teenager who constructed a windmill from scraps to create electricity for his entire community. William Kamkwamba shares the remarkable story of his youth in Malawi, Africa—a ...
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Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
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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DK Biography: Albert Einstein
DK Biography: Albert Einstein

DK Publishing · DK CHILDREN
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

DK¹s acclaimed DK Biography series tackles two of history¹s most colorful figures in Harry Houdini and Albert Einstein. Perfect for book reports or summer reading, the DK Biography series brings a new clarity and narrative voice to history¹s most colorful figures.
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DK Biography: Thomas Edison
DK Biography: Thomas Edison

Jan Adkins

Filled with archival photographs and amazing facts, this groundbreaking series introduces young readers to some of history's most interesting and influential characters. The series now features a refreshed design, taking the series' original look in a more modern direction. DK Biography:...
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