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I Am A Star : Child of the Holocaust

Inge Auerbacher

The author's reminiscences about her childhood in Germany, years of which were spent in a Nazi concentration camp. Includes several of her original poems.
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October '45: Childhood Memories of War

Jean-Louis Besson

Recounts the World War II experiences of a seven to twelve-year-old French boy from a middle-class Catholic family, describing how he reacted to the changing circumstances
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A Girl from Yamhill

Beverly Cleary
Format: Paperback

Told in her own words, A Girl from Yamhill is Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary's heartfelt and relatable memoir - now with a beautifully redesigned cover!Generations of children have read Beverly Cleary's books. From Ramona Quimby to Henry Huggins, Ralph S. Mo
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Bess and the Sphinx

Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth

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Boy: Tales of Childhood

Roald Dahl

In Boy, Roald Dahl recounts his days as a child growing up in England. From his years as a prankster at boarding school to his envious position as a chocolate tester for Cadbury's, Roald Dahl's boyhood was as full of excitement and the unexpected as are his world-famous, best-sell
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Childtimes: A three-generation memoir

Eloise Greenfield

Childhood memoirs of three black women--grandmother, mother, and daughter--who grew up between the 1880's and the 1950's.
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A Dream Come True

Johanna Hurwitz
Format: Hardcover

A prominent children's books author shares her life, her daily activities, and her creative process, showing how all are intertwined.
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Clara's Story

Clara Isaacman

The author describes her own and her family's experiences during the two and one-half years they spent in hiding in Antwerp, Belgium, during World War II.
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Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story

Lila Perl

The twentieth-anniversary edition of Marion Blumenthal Lazan's acclaimed Holocaust memoir features new material by the author, a reading group guide, a map, and additional photographs. "The writing is direct, devastating, with no rhetoric or exploitation. The truth is in w
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Author: A True Story

Helen Lester
Format: Hardcover

So begins the story of Helen Lester, author of Tacky the Penguin and many other popular books for children. By sharing her struggles as a child and later as a successful author, she demonstrates that hurdles are part of the process. She even gives writing tips, such as keeping a &
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Richard Wright

William Miller
Format: Print book

The true story of how renowned African-American author Richard Wright--not allowed in the segregated South to borrow books from the library--read old newspapers and used books from trash cans, until his dream of having a library card became a reality. Full color.
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My Life in Dog Years

Gary Paulsen · Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 144

Gary Paulsen has owned dozens of unforgettable and amazing dogs, and here are his favorites--one to a chapter. Among them are Snowball, the puppy he owned as a boy in the Philippines; Ike, his mysterious hunting companion; Electric Fred and his best friend, Pig; Dirk, the grim protector;...
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Bill Peet: An Autobiography

Bill Peet · Houghton Mifflin Books for Children; First Edition edition
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Bill Peet tells his life story, including his years with Disney, with illustrations on every page.
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Best Wishes

Cynthia Rylant
Format: Book

Children's author Cynthia Rylant describes her life and writing process and how they are interwoven.
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Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka

Jon Scieszka · Viking Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

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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Behind the Secret Window

Nelly S Toll

For 13 months during World War II, the author and her mother were hidden from the Nazis in the house of a Gentile couple in Lwow, Poland. Eight-year-old Nelly began keeping a diary and producing brightly colored paintings that transformed her grim reality into an enchanting fantas
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