• Who Was Anne Frank?
    Who Was...?
    Abramson, Ann
    Who Was Anne Frank?
    Who Was...?
    Abramson, Ann
    eBook
    Publisher: Penguin USA
    Published: January 18, 2007
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    An easy-to-read biography looks closely at Anne Frank's life before the secret annex, what life was like in hiding from the Nazis, and the legacy of her diary. Original.… More
  • Island Treasures : Growing Up in Cuba
    Ada, Alma Flor
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: August 25, 2015
    Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Family & Relationships, Biography & Memoir
    The author of My Name Is María Isabel offers an inspiring look at her childhood in Cuba in this collection that includes Where the Flame Trees Bloom , Under the Royal Palms , five new stories, and more. These true autobiographical tales from renowned Hispanic author and educator Alma Flor Ada are filled with family love and traditions, secrets and deep friendships, and a gorgeous, moving picture of the island of Cuba, where Alma Flor grew up. Told through the eyes of a child, a whole world comes to life in these pages: the blind great-grandmother who never went to school but whose wisdom and generosity overflowed to those around her; the hired hand Samoné, whose love for music overcame all difficulties; the beloved dance teacher who helped sustain young Alma Flor through a miserable year in school; her dear and daring Uncle Medardo, who bravely flew airplanes; and more. Heartwarming, poignant, and often humorous, this wonderful collection encourages readers to discover the stories in their own lives—and to celebrate the joys and struggles we all share, no matter where or when we grew up. Featuring the classic and award-winning books Where the Flame Trees Bloom and Under the Royal Palms , Island Treasures also includes a new collection, Days at La Quinta Simoni , many new family photographs, and a Spanish-to-English glossary.… More
  • Independent Dames : What You Never Knew About the Women and Girls of the American Revolution
    Anderson, Laurie Halse
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: November 1, 2011
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, United States History, Biography & Memoir
    Read about the forgotten half of the American Revolution and those tough, independent dames who helped make it happen.   Listen up! You've all heard about the great men who led and fought during the American Revolution; but did you know that the guys only make up part of the story? What about the women? The girls? The dames? Didn't they play a part?      Of course they did, and with page after page of superbly researched information and thoughtfully detailed illustrations, acclaimed novelist and picture-book author Laurie Halse Anderson and charismatic illustrator Matt Faulkner prove the case in this entertaining, informative, and long overdue homage to those independent dames!… More
  • Wildly Romantic : The English Romantic Poets: the Mad, the Bad, and the Dangerous
    Andronik, Catherine M.
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: April 17, 2007
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    Meet the rebellious young poets who brought about a literary revolution Rock stars may think they invented sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but the Romantic poets truly created the mold. In the early 1800s, poetry could land a person in jail. Those who tried to change the world through their poems risked notoriety--or courted it. Among the most subversive were a group of young writers known as the Romantics: Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Samuel Taylor Cole-ridge, William Wordsworth, and John Keats. These rebels believed poetry should express strong feelings in ordinary language, and their words changed literature forever. Wildly Romantic is a smart, sexy, and fascinating look at these original bad boys--and girls. … More
  • Eyes of the World : Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism
    Budhos, Marina, Aronson, Marc
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: March 28, 2017
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, History, Travel
    The authors of Sugar Changed the World present a narrative account of the heroic achievements of photojournalism pioneers Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, describing how as young Jewish refugees they took powerful photographs throughout the Spanish Civil War to witness the tragedies and document the fight against Fascism. Simultaneous eBook.… More
  • ¿quién Fue Martin Luther King, Jr.?
    ¿quién Fue?
    Bader, Bonnie
    ¿quién Fue Martin Luther King, Jr.?
    ¿quién Fue?
    Bader, Bonnie
    eBook
    Publisher: Penguin USA
    Published: May 10, 2012
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, History
    The famous civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out against racial and economic injustice until his death - from an assassin's bullet - in 1968. This tumultuous time in history comes to life in over 100 black-and-white illustrations that celebrate of this remarkable man.… More
  • Brazen : Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World
    Bagieu, Pénélope
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: March 6, 2018
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, History, Biography & Memoir
    Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit. With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.This title has Common Core connections.… More
  • Balcony on the Moon : Coming of Age in Palestine
    Barakat, Ibtisam
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: October 25, 2016
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Political Science, Biography & Memoir, Parenting & Family
    Picking up where Tasting the Sky left off, Balcony on the Moon follows Ibtisam Barakat through her childhood and adolescence in Palestine from 1972-1981 and chronicles her desire to be a writer. A Junior Library Guild SelectionA Palestine Book Award Shortlist SelectionA VOYA Nonfiction Honor Roll SelectionA Skipping Stones Honor BookAn Arab-American National Museum Honor BookA Bank Street College of Education Best BookAn American Library Association/Amelia Bloomer Project Top Ten BookA Notable Book for a Global SocietyA News & Observer Newspaper's Wilde Best Book Award WinnerA Middle East Book Award Honorable MentionIn this follow-up to Tasting the Sky, a young Ibtisam finds inspiration through writing letters to pen pals and from an adult who encourages her to keep at it, but the most surprising turn of all for Ibtisam happens when her mother decides that she would like to seek out an education, too. This memoir is a touching, at times funny, and enlightening look at the not often depicted daily life in a politically tumultuous area.A Margaret Ferguson Book… More
  • ¿Quién fue Steve Jobs?
    Who Was...?
    Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso
    ¿Quién fue Steve Jobs?
    Who Was...?
    Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso
    eBook
    Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
    Published: March 29, 2012
    Categories: Children, 8-12, Nonfiction, Business, Computers, Biography & Memoir, Economics
    Examines the life and accomplishments of computer industry pioneer Steve Jobs, a founder of Apple Computer, Inc.… More
  • Who Is J.k. Rowling?
    Who Was...?
    Belviso, Meg, Pollack, Pamela
    Who Is J.k. Rowling?
    Who Was...?
    Belviso, Meg, Pollack, Pamela
    eBook
    Publisher: Penguin USA
    Published: August 2, 2012
    Categories: Children, 8-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    "In 1995, on a four-hour-delayed train from Manchester to London, J. K. Rowling conceived of the idea of a boy wizard named Harry Potter. Upon arriving in London, she began immediately writing the first book in the saga. Rowling's true-life, rags-to-riches story is as compelling as the world of Hogwarts that she created. This biography details not only Rowling's life and her love of literature but the story behind the creation of a modern classic"--… More
  • Who Is George Lucas?
    Who Was...?
    Meg Belviso, Pollack, Pamela D.
    Who Is George Lucas?
    Who Was...?
    Meg Belviso, Pollack, Pamela D.
    eBook
    Publisher: Penguin USA
    Published: May 1, 2014
    Categories: Children, 8-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    Highlights the life and accomplishments of the creator of the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movies, whose technological innovations have had a major impact on the film industry.… More
  • Jokes to Tell the Queen
    Bloomsbury Publishing
    Jokes to Tell the Queen
    Bloomsbury Publishing
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
    Published: June 29, 2012
    Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Humorous Nonfiction, Games
    Where does the Queen keep her armies? Up her sleevies! Laugh your way through this hilarious book packed with hundreds of splendidly silly jokes on every topic under the sun, such as animals, school and family, plus plenty of good old knock, knock jokes and lots of royalty themed jokes. Handy practical tips will advise you on crucial regal accomplishments, such as how to perfect the royal wave and how to pull off headscarf chic when walking one's corgis. Interactive elements include devising your Fantasy Royal Family and designing your own palace. A bonus fact section at the back of the book contains fascinating and little-known facts about the Queen and the Royal Family - did you know that Buckingham Palace has its own cinema, post office, chapel, swimming pool, staff cafeteria and doctor's surgery?… More
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton : A Woman Living History
    Blumenthal, Karen
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: January 12, 2016
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Social Sciences, Biography & Memoir, Political Science
    As a young girl, Hillary Diane Rodham’s parents told her she could be whatever she wanted--as long as she was willing to work for it. Hillary took those words and ran. In a life on the front row of modern American history, she has always stood out--whether she was a teen campaigning for the 1964 Republican presidential candidate, winning recognition in Life magazine for her pointed words as the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley College, or working on the Richard Nixon impeachment case as a newly minted lawyer. For all her accomplishments, scrutiny and scandal have followed this complex woman since she stepped into the public eye—from her role as First Lady of Arkansas to First Lady of the United States to becoming the first female U.S. senator from New York to U.S. secretary of state. Despite intense criticism, Hillary has remained committed to public service and dedicated to health-care reform, children's issues, and women’s rights. Now, she aspires to a bigger role: her nation's first woman president. In Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History , critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal gives us an intimate and unflinching look at the public and personal life of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs and political cartoons, this is a must-have biography about a woman who has fascinated--and divided--the public, who continues to push boundaries, and who isn’t afraid to reach for one more goal. "After decades in the public eye, Hillary Rodham Clinton is still an enigma, as Blumenthal ( Tommy: The Gun That Changed America ) emphasizes in this compelling portrait of the former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State’s journey from budding activist to presidential aspirant." — Publishers Weekly , starred review … More
  • Steve Jobs : The Man Who Thought Different
    Blumenthal, Karen
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: February 14, 2012
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    Traces the inspiring life and career of the late founder of Apple, covering topics ranging from his struggles as an adopted child and a college dropout to his Buddhist faith and friendship with Steve Wozniack, in a portrait framed around his inspirational Stanford University commencement speech. Simultaneous.… More
  • Who Was Albert Einstein?
    Who Was...?
    Hq, Who, Brallier, Jess
    Who Was Albert Einstein?
    Who Was...?
    Hq, Who, Brallier, Jess
    eBook
    Publisher: Penguin USA
    Published: February 18, 2002
    Categories: Children, 8-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    Traces the life and work of the famous physicist, from his childhood in Germany through the development of his theories of relativity to his campaign for peace after World War II.… More
  • Daisy and the Girl Scouts : The Story of Juliette Gordon Low
    Brown, Fern
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: May 6, 2014
    Categories: Children, 8-11, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    In this fascinating biography of Juliette Gordon Low, who loved to be called Daisy, readers will learn about her Civil War childhood, her almost complete hearing loss, and her unhappy married life. Most importantly, they will learn about the sense of purpose that drove Juliette Low to found the Girl Scouts of the United States of America—an organization that helped break down cultural restrictions placed on young girls living in the early 1900s. … More
  • Sweet Feet : Samantha Gordon’s Winning Season
    Gordon, Samantha, Bruening, Ari
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: October 15, 2013
    Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Sports, Biography & Memoir
    Ten-year-old Samantha "Sweet Feet" Gordon isn't just a girl who plays football. She's also the best player in a league full of boys and has become an online sensation. Known for flying past the defense to reach the end zone 35 times while racking up almost 2,000 yards in one season, Sam's YouTube highlight reel made her an overnight sensation. Appearing in her own Super Bowl commercial and on ESPN, Good Morning America, and Cartoon Network, Sam's attitude that girls can do anything, has inspired people across the world, from the U.S. women's soccer team to NFL greats to other kids just like her. She even got her own Wheaties box--the first one to ever feature a female football player. Sam's courage on and off the football field has lead her to greatness, but there were times when it wasn't easy. Readers will hear Sam Gordon's take on her love of football, her rise to fame, and her hopes for the future in this exciting autobiography full of stories and photos that will inspire all kids to go for their dreams. … More
  • Who Was Milton Hershey?
    Who Was...?
    Buckley Jr., James
    Who Was Milton Hershey?
    Who Was...?
    Buckley Jr., James
    eBook
    Publisher: Penguin USA
    Published: December 26, 2013
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    Illustrated biographies featuring a range of fascinating figures from history (and current figures, too!) provide great information and entertainment through short chapters and illustrations that will appeal to reluctant readers as well as middle readers in general. Original.… More
  • Laughing at My Nightmare
    Burcaw, Shane
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: October 14, 2014
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Humorous Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw's Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a "you-only-live-once" perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life threatening disease. … More
  • John Glenn
    Childhood of Famous Americans
    Burgan, Michael
    John Glenn
    Childhood of Famous Americans
    Burgan, Michael
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: June 30, 2008
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, History
    Dear Reader: The Childhood of Famous Americans series, sixty-five years old in 1997, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the values and experiences that influenced the person's development. History is fleshed out with fictionalized details, and conversations have been added to make the stories come alive to today's reader, but every reasonable effort has been made to make the stories consistent with the events, ethics, and character of their subjects. These books reaffirm the importance of our American heritage. We hope you learn to love the heroes and heroines who helped shape this great country. And by doing so, we hope you also develop a lasting love for the nation that gave them the opportunity to make their dreams come true. It will do the same for you. Happy Reading! The Editors… More
  • Babe Ruth
    Great Americans in Sports
    Christopher, Matt
    Babe Ruth
    Great Americans in Sports
    Christopher, Matt
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: September 1, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Sports, Biography & Memoir
    "This entry in a brand new line of sports biographies from Matt Christopher takes readers onto the plate with a baseball legend Babe Ruth was baseball's first true power hitter, a strong pitcher, and smart outfielder who made some amazing game-saving catches. His love of the sport came through in his playfulness on the field and drive to win, but Babe had to overcome a lot of obstacles in order to become the greatest. This comprehensive biography - with bonus photos and infographics - tells the story behind the legend"--… More
  • Mia Hamm
    Great Americans in Sports
    Christopher, Matt
    Mia Hamm
    Great Americans in Sports
    Christopher, Matt
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: September 1, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Sports, Biography & Memoir
    Presents the life, soccer career, and accomplishments of one of the top female soccer players in the U.S.… More
  • On the Court With ... Kobe Bryant
    Christopher, Matt
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: December 19, 2009
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Sports, Biography & Memoir
    Offers middle readers a look at the life and accomplishments of this celebrated NBA star, complete with black-and-white photos, statistics, list of career highlights, and more. Original.… More
  • On the Court With ... Shaquille O'neal
    Christopher, Matt
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: December 19, 2009
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Sports, Biography & Memoir
    Complete with career highlights, photos, and statistics, a biography tells of the life and accomplishments of this famous NBA basketball player from his early years to the present day with the L.A. Lakers. Original.… More
  • Flying to the Moon
    Collins, Michael
    Flying to the Moon
    Collins, Michael
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: April 1, 2011
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Technology, United States History
    The astronaut discusses his early career, his training for space flight, his trips into space including the first lunar landing, and the possibilities for life and flight in space in the future… More
  • Mao's Last Dancer
    Cunxin, Li
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: October 1, 2011
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Performing Arts
    At the age of eleven, Li Cunxin was one of the privileged few selected to serve in Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution by studying at the Beijing Dance Academy. Having known bitter poverty in his rural China home, ballet would be his family's best chance for a better future. From one hardship to another, Cunxin demonstrated perseverance and an appetite for success that led him to be chosen as one of the first two people to leave Mao's China and go to American to dance on a special cultural exchange. But life in the U.S. was nothing like his communist indoctrination had led him to believe. Ultimately, he defected to the west in a dramatic media storm, and went on to dance with the Houston Ballet for sixteen years. This inspiring story of passion, resilience, and a family's love captures the harsh reality of life in Mao's communist China and the exciting world of professional dance. This compelling memoir includes photos documenting Li's extraordinary life. … More
  • Lost Boy, Lost Girl : Escaping Civil War in Sudan
    Dau, John Bul
    eBook
    Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
    Published: October 12, 2010
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Life Strategies
    One of thousands of children who fled strife in southern Sudan, John Bul Dau survived hunger, exhaustion, and violence. His wife, Martha, endured similar hardships. In this memorable book, the two convey the best of African values while relating searing accounts of famine and war. There’s warmth as well, in their humorous tales of adapting to American life. For its importance as a primary source, for its inclusion of the rarely told female perspective of Sudan’s lost children, for its celebration of human resilience, this is the perfect story to inform and inspire young readers.… More
  • Who Is Bill Gates?
    Who Was...?
    Patricia Brennan Demuth
    Who Is Bill Gates?
    Who Was...?
    Patricia Brennan Demuth
    eBook
    Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
    Published: March 21, 2013
    Categories: Children, 8-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    "Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington, in 1955, is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. In this Who Was...? biography, children will learn of Gates' childhood passion for computer technology, which led him to revolutionize personal computers. Through the success of his now-world-famous software company, Microsoft, Bill Gates became one of the wealthiest philanthropists in history.This fascinating story of a child technology genius is sure to captivate any audience!"--… More
  • Ronald Reagan : Young Leader
    Childhood of Famous Americans
    Dunham, Montrew
    Ronald Reagan : Young Leader
    Childhood of Famous Americans
    Dunham, Montrew
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: April 23, 2013
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
    Ronald Reagan, Americas fortieth president, is the focus of this latest Childhoods of Famous Americans entry, looking at his early career as a movie star and budding young politician. Original.… More
  • Who Was King Tut?
    Who Was...?
    Edwards, Roberta
    Who Was King Tut?
    Who Was...?
    Edwards, Roberta
    eBook
    Publisher: Penguin USA
    Published: March 2, 2006
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    Explains the life and times of King Tutankhamen, an ancient Egyptian ruler, covering the story of his tomb's discovery by Howard Carter in 1922 as well as myths and so-called mummy curses. Original.… More
  • ¿quién Fue Leonardo Da Vinci?
    ¿quién Fue?
    Hq, Who, Edwards, Roberta
    ¿quién Fue Leonardo Da Vinci?
    ¿quién Fue?
    Hq, Who, Edwards, Roberta
    eBook
    Publisher: Penguin USA
    Published: May 10, 2012
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    Presents the life and accomplishments of the famous artist, scientist, engineer, and inventor.… More
  • Who Is Jane Goodall?
    Who Was...?
    Hq, Who, Edwards, Roberta
    Who Is Jane Goodall?
    Who Was...?
    Hq, Who, Edwards, Roberta
    eBook
    Publisher: Penguin USA
    Published: November 8, 2012
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    A young reader's introduction to the life and achievements of Jane Goodall recounts her decision to visit Africa to study chimpanzees in their natural habitat and the achievements that also paved the way for subsequent female scientists, in a portrait complemented by black-and-white illustrations. Original.… More
  • Who Is Barack Obama?
    Who Was...?
    O'Brien, John, Edwards, Roberta
    Who Is Barack Obama?
    Who Was...?
    O'Brien, John, Edwards, Roberta
    eBook
    Publisher: Penguin USA
    Published: December 24, 2009
    Categories: Children, 8-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    A latest entry in the series that renders famous historical figures accessible to primary students shares the 44th president's life story while offering insight into his achievements as a political leader. Original.… More
  • I Am a Secret Service Agent : My Life Spent Protecting the President
    Maynard, Charles, Emmett, Dan
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: June 6, 2017
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Political Science, History, Biography & Memoir
    Dan Emmett was just eight years old when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. From that moment forward, he knew he wanted to become a Secret Service agent, one of an elite group of highly trained men and women dedicated to preserving the life of the President of the United States at any cost, including sacrificing their own lives if necessary. Armed with single-minded determination and a never-quit attitude, he did just that. Selected over thousands of other highly qualified applicants to become an agent, he was eventually chosen to be one of the best of the best and provided protection worldwide for Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and George W. Bush. I Am a Secret Service Agent skillfully describes the duties and challenges of conducting presidential advances, dealing with the media, driving the President in a bullet-proof limousine, running alongside him through the streets of Washington, and flying with him on Air Force One. With fascinating anecdotes, Emmett weaves keen insight into the unique culture and history of the Secret Service with the inner workings of the White House. I Am A Secret Service Agent is a must read for young adults interested in a career in federal law enforcement.… More
  • Bravo! : Poemas sobre Hispanos Extraordinarios
    Engle, Margarita
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: March 14, 2017
    Categories: Children, 7-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    Poemas de latinos increíbles.Aida de Acosta, Arnold Rojas, Baruj Benacerraf, César Chávez, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, Félix Varela, George Meléndez, José Martí, Juan de Miralles, Juana Briones, Julia de Burgos, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Paulina Pedroso, Pura Belpré, Roberto Clemente, Tito Puente, Ynes Mexia, Tomás Rivera… More
  • Mama Africa! : How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope With Her Song
    Erskine, Kathryn
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: October 10, 2017
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Performing Arts, History
    Miriam Makeba, a Grammy Award–winning South African singer, rose to fame in the hearts of her people at the pinnacle of apartheid—a brutal system of segregation similar to American Jim Crow laws. Mama Africa, as they called her, raised her voice to help combat these injustices at jazz clubs in Johannesburg; in exile, at a rally beside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and before the United Nations. Set defiantly in the present tense, this biography offers readers an intimate view of Makeba’s fight for equality. Kathryn Erskine’s call-and-response style text and Charly Palmer’s bold illustrations come together in a raw, riveting duet of protest song and praise poem. A testament to how a single voice helped to shake up the world—and can continue to do so.… More
  • Presenting Buffalo Bill : The Man Who Invented the Wild West
    Fleming, Candace
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: September 20, 2016
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, History
    The award-winning author of The Family Romanov presents an accessibly detailed portrait of the American hero that incorporates numerous archival photographs and separates fact from myth to illuminate his real-world achievements. Simultaneous eBook.… More
  • Marshfield Dreams
    Fletcher, Ralph
    Marshfield Dreams
    Fletcher, Ralph
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: September 1, 2005
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Family & Relationships
    Excited about the arrival of yet another sibling to his already large family, Ralph is content in his simple life in Marshfield, Massachusetts, but when his father tells them all that the family must move to Chicago for his new job, Ralph worries about what it will feel like to leave so many of his favorite people, places, and things behind.… More
  • Rudolph W. Giuliani : America's Mayor
    Fremont, Eleanor
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: May 11, 2010
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    ONCE A MAYOR -- NOW A HERO On September 11, 2001, our nation watched in horror as the United States came under siege. In the aftermath, New York City mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani rose to the forefront as a strong and compassionate leader -- offering candid information, comforting those in pain, and proving himself a man of tremendous dedication to those in his charge. This revealing biography illustrates how his life's work prepared him for this incredible challenge. From his childhood in Brooklyn to his controversial work with the Department of Justice to his eight years as the mayor of one of the most complex cities in the world, Rudolph W. Giuliani -- Time magazine's Person of the Year -- has become one of the most fascinating and exceptional leaders of our time. … More
  • Dollmakers and Their Stories : Women Who Changed the World of Play
    Goddu, Krystyna Poray
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: October 1, 2004
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    "Dolls are not a luxury. They are as necessary to a child's life as a loaf of bread . . . What a doll does for a little girl is develop her capacity to love others and herself." -Madame Alexander A wonderful offering for young doll enthusiasts and women's history buffs alike This fascinating book tells the stories of courageous dollmakers, all of whom were-and continue to be-filled with passion, vision, and determination. They are the unsung heroines behind some of the most important dolls of the last hundred years-such as Barbie (Ruth Handler) and Madame Alexander's collection (Beatrice Alexander). Entrepreneurs and feminists of their time, these strong women displayed both creative genius and astute business acumen, serving as excellent role models for today's young female readers. … More
  • Barack Obama : Our 44th President
    A Real-life Story
    Gormley, Beatrice
    Barack Obama : Our 44th President
    A Real-life Story
    Gormley, Beatrice
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: September 8, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
    Right on time for election season comes an updated biography of our 44th President—written just for kids! President Barack Obama’s election in 2008 energized the United States and the world. And though the last few years haven’t been easy, this president has spent a lifetime overcoming obstacles. President Barack Obama’s early involvement with politics was inspired by his mother’s interest in the controversial social issues of her times—a passion that she passed on to her son. As the first African America editor of the Harvard Law Review , the first African American presidential nominee of a major political party, and eventually the first African American president of the United States, Barack Obama has consistently shattered barriers—barriers that some people thought could never be overcome. However, President Obama’s life has had its challenges. Born to a Kenyan father and an American mother, Barack grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia, where he faced discrimination and struggles with his own racial identity. Despite these obstacles, Barack persevered and had a successful political career even before his historic win in the 2008 presidential election. Containing vital and current information, this biography will bring you up to date with all the latest from the Oval Office, and much more!… More
  • Barack Obama : Our 44th President
    Gormley, Beatrice
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: March 6, 2012
    Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
    Right on time for election season comes an updated biography of our 44th President—written just for kids! President Barack Obama’s election in 2008 energized the United States and the world. And though the last few years haven’t been easy, this president has spent a lifetime overcoming obstacles.      President Barack Obama’s early involvement with politics was inspired by his mother’s interest in the controversial social issues of her times—a passion that she passed on to her son. As the first African America editor of the Harvard Law Review , the first African American presidential nominee of a major political party, and eventually the first African American president of the United States, Barack Obama has consistently shattered barriers—barriers that some people thought could never be overcome.      However, President Obama’s life has had its challenges. Born to a Kenyan father and an American mother, Barack grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia, where he faced discrimination and struggles with his own racial identity. Despite these obstacles, Barack persevered and had a successful political career even before his historic win in the 2008 presidential election.      Containing vital and current information, this biography will bring you up to date with all the latest from the Oval Office, and much more!… More
  • Diana, Princess of Wales : Young Royalty
    Childhood of World Figures
    Gormley, Beatrice
    Diana, Princess of Wales : Young Royalty
    Childhood of World Figures
    Gormley, Beatrice
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: May 11, 2010
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Family & Relationships, Biography & Memoir
    Diana Spencer grew up to be the princess of Wales. But when she was a little girl, she did not dream she would become a princess. When she was still quite young, her older sisters went off to boarding school and her parents decided to live apart. This was very difficult for sensitive Diana, and her self-esteem began to suffer. Things were not helped when she began feeling inferior to not only an accomplished older sister, but also her clever younger brother. Diana was a good athlete and was gifted at connecting with other people. Still, she struggled to find her place in the world. Diana thought marrying the prince of Wales would make everything okay in her life. Joining the royal family did bring her some happiness, but in other ways it brought her tremendous pain. Read about the little girl who struggled to find herself and became one of the most famous and beloved women in history.… More
  • George W. Bush : Our 43rd President
    A Real-life Story
    Gormley, Beatrice
    George W. Bush : Our 43rd President
    A Real-life Story
    Gormley, Beatrice
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: September 8, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
    Learn about the life of the 43rd President of the United States in this updated biography of George W. Bush, specially written for a younger audience. President George W. Bush once said, “I never dreamed about becoming president. When I was growing up, I wanted to be Willie Mays.” George W. was born July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut. He grew up in Texas but returned to Connecticut to attend Yale University. As a young man he trained as a fighter pilot in the Texas Air National Guard before beginning a career in business. He entered Texas politics and served as the state’s governor from 1994 to 2000. In 2001 George W. Bush won one of the closest, and most disputed, presidential elections in United States history. During his first term Bush launched a war against terrorism after the devastating attacks of September 11, 2001. In 2004 he won his second term against John Kerry. Originally published as President George W. Bush in 2005, this revised biography of the 43rd President of the United States includes eight pages of photos as well as a timeline and index.… More
  • Nelson Mandela : South African Revolutionary
    A Real-life Story
    Gormley, Beatrice
    Nelson Mandela : South African Revolutionary
    A Real-life Story
    Gormley, Beatrice
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: April 7, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, African History, Biography & Memoir
    A comprehensive portrait of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning first black president of South Africa and international civil rights activist includes coverage of his commitment to non-violence, campaigns against racism and long imprisonment. Simultaneous eBook.… More
  • Dear Bully : Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
    Hall, Megan Kelley, Jones, Carrie
    Dear Bully : Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
    Hall, Megan Kelley, Jones, Carrie
    eBook
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Published: September 6, 2011
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Life Strategies
    You are not alone Discover how Lauren Kate transformed the feeling of that one mean girl getting under her skin into her first novel, how Lauren Oliver learned to celebrate ambiguity in her classmates and in herself, and how R.L. Stine turned being the ?funny guy? into the best defense against the bullies in his class. Today?s top authors for teens come together to share their stories about bullying?as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, and as perpetrators?in a collection at turns moving and self-effacing, but always deeply personal. … More
  • Albert Einstein
    History's All-stars
    Hammontree, Marie
    Albert Einstein
    History's All-stars
    Hammontree, Marie
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: December 30, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    Before Albert Einstein was an internationally renowned genius, he was a kid—learn all about his childhood and what makes him an all-star in American history! Albert Einstein is a household name synonymous with genius around the world. His work unlocked mysteries of the universe and also impacted everyday conveniences like remote controls and televisions. And while most are familiar with Einstein’s adult wisdom (and wild hair), do you know what he was like as a child? From his passion for music—he played both the violin and the piano—to his early curiosity for understanding the mysteries of science, in this narrative biography you’ll learn all about Albert Einstein’s childhood and the influences that shaped the life of a remarkable man.… More
  • Wilma Rudolph : Olympic Runner
    Childhood of Famous Americans
    Harper, Jo
    Wilma Rudolph : Olympic Runner
    Childhood of Famous Americans
    Harper, Jo
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: May 11, 2010
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Sports, Biography & Memoir
    An inspiring story of the first American female athlete to win three gold medals at a single Olympic Games shares her triumphs over childhood illnesses to become a high school basketball player. A Childhood Of Famous Americans title.… More
  • Boy on the Wooden Box : How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List
    Leyson, Leon, Harran, Marilyn J., Leyson, Elisabeth B., Leyson, Elisabeth B
    Boy on the Wooden Box : How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List
    Leyson, Leon, Harran, Marilyn J., Leyson, Elisabeth B., Leyson, Elisabeth B
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: August 27, 2013
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Judaism, Biography & Memoir, History
    In the #1 New York Times bestseller, Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow. Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, a man named Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson’s life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory—a list that became world renowned: Schindler’s List. This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler’s List child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Most notable is the lack of rancor, the lack of venom, and the abundance of dignity in Mr. Leyson’s telling. The Boy on the Wooden Box is a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you’ve ever read.… More
  • Vincent and Theo : The Van Gogh Brothers
    Heiligman, Deborah
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: April 18, 2017
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Art, Parenting & Family
    Printz Honor Book • YALSA Nonfiction Award Winner • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner • SCBWI Golden Kite Winner • Cybils Senior High Nonfiction Award WinnerFrom the author of National Book Award finalist Charles and Emma comes an incredible story of brotherly love.The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped both brothers' lives. Confidant, champion, sympathizer, friend—Theo supported Vincent as he struggled to find his path in life. They shared everything, swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and ambitions. Meticulously researched, drawing on the 658 letters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime, Deborah Heiligman weaves a tale of two lives intertwined and the extraordinary love of the Van Gogh brothers.… More