• Anne Frank in the Secret Annex
    House, Anne Frank
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: January 12, 2016
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Asian History, Biography & Memoir, Military History
    This detailed account of the Amsterdam annex where Anne Frank wrote her diary includes the stories of those who helped her and those who hid with her. For two years during the Second World War, young, Jewish Anne Frank lived in hiding from the Nazis. Everything she experienced, thought, and felt, she confided in her diary. She was just as frank in her descriptions of the seven other people in the Annex and of the five helpers who endangered their own lives to look after them. Years later, Anne Frank’s diary became world famous. The Secret Annex was so well set up that the hiders survived there for over two years. Who were these people, how did they meet, and what happened to them?   This book shows the background and organization of the Annex and the personal stories of all involved, as well as their relationships and their fates. It also offers many never-before-published photographs. The result is an extraordinary group portrait that stays with the reader long after the last page is turned.… 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, Biography & Memoir, Sports
    "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
  • Betsy Ross
    History's All-stars
    Weil, Ann
    Betsy Ross
    History's All-stars
    Weil, Ann
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: August 12, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    Explore the childhood of Betsy Ross and find out why she’s an all-star in American history! Betsy Ross is remembered as the maker of the first American flag, which was secretly presented to General George Washington in Philadelphia in 1776. But what was she like as a kid? In this narrative biography, you’ll learn all about the childhood of Betsy Ross—from her birth on January 1, 1752, as the eighth of seventeen children, to her Quaker upbringing, to her growing love for sewing and apprenticeship to an upholsterer. Discover how and why Betsy began making flags—and some surprising info about her legendary contribution to America.… More
  • Bravo!
    Engle, Margarita
    Bravo!
    Engle, Margarita
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: March 14, 2017
    Categories: Children, 7-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
    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
  • 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
  • Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
    Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
    Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
    Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
    eBook
    Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
    Published: September 30, 2009
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    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 on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, coming-of-age initiation, boarding school escapades, soccer success, and journey to America for college. Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy.… More
  • George Washington : Our First Leader
    History's All-stars
    Stevenson, Augusta
    George Washington : Our First Leader
    History's All-stars
    Stevenson, Augusta
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: August 12, 2014
    Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    Get to know George Washington as a kid and discover what made him the ultimate all-star in American history. George Washington was the first President of the United States, the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. But what was he like as a kid? In this narrative biography, you’ll learn all about George Washington’s childhood, from his birth in Virginia on February 22, 1732, to his boyhood on a farm near Fredricksburg and later at Mount Vernon, to his relationship with his older brother, who was like a father to him. Find out what George did for fun—and what prepared him to eventually lead a new nation.… More
  • In Disguise! : Undercover With Real Women Spies
    Hunter, Ryan Ann
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: February 12, 2013
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
    Investigate real-life adventures of espionage in this collection of impressive and inspiring profiles. Spanning more than 300 years and numerous countries, In Disguise! details the lives of some of history’s most daring women, all of whom risked their lives to stand up for their beliefs. Originally published a decade ago, this fully updated and expanded edition of In Disguise! profiles twenty-eight daring international secret agents, from Harriet Tubman, who freed hundreds of slaves during the Civil War, to Eva Wu, who hid secret messages in her hair to aid the Chinese Revolution, to the modern-day exploits of former CIA agent Valerie Plame. With riveting narratives, fun quizzes to determine if you have what it takes to go undercover, secret-agent trivia, and short spotlight bios, In Disguise! is sure to engage and inspire.… More
  • List of Things That Didn't Kill Me
    Schmidt, Jason
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: January 6, 2015
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Parenting & Family, Biography & Memoir, Social Sciences
    Jason Schmidt wasn't surprised when he came home one day during his junior year of high school and found his father, Mark, crawling around in a giant pool of blood. Things like that had been happening a lot since Mark had been diagnosed with HIV, three years earlier. Jason's life with Mark was full of secrets--about drugs, crime, and sex. If the straights--people with normal lives--ever found out any of those secrets, the police would come. Jason's home would be torn apart. So the rule, since Jason had been in preschool, was never to tell the straights anything. A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me is a funny, disturbing memoir full of brutal insights and unexpected wit that explores the question: How do you find your moral center in a world that doesn't seem to have one? … 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, Biography & Memoir, Sports
    Presents the life, soccer career, and accomplishments of one of the top female soccer players in the U.S.… More
  • Somewhere There Is Still a Sun : A Memoir of the Holocaust
    Hasak-Lowy, Todd, Gruenbaum, Michael
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: August 25, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Military History, Biography & Memoir, Judaism
    Resilience shines throughout a boy’s firsthand, present-tense account of life in the Terezin concentration camp during the Holocaust, an ideal companion to the bestselling Boy on the Wooden Box . Michael “Misha” Gruenbaum enjoyed a carefree childhood playing games and taking walks through Prague with his beloved father. All of that changed forever when the Nazis invaded Prague. The Gruenbaum family was forced to move into the Jewish Ghetto in Prague. Then, after a devastating loss, Michael, his mother and sister were deported to the Terezin concentration camp. At Terezin, Misha roomed with forty other boys who became like brothers to him. Life in Terezin was a bizarre, surreal balance—some days were filled with friendship and soccer matches, while others brought mortal terror as the boys waited to hear the names on each new list of who was being sent “to the East.” Those trains were going to Auschwitz. When the day came that his family’s name appeared on a transport list, their survival called for a miracle—one that tied Michael’s fate to a carefully sewn teddy bear, and to his mother’s unshakeable determination to keep her children safe. Collaborating with acclaimed author Todd Hasak-Lowy, Michael Gruenbaum shares his inspiring story of hope in an unforgettable memoir that recreates his experiences with stunning immediacy. Michael’s story, and the many original documents and photos included alongside it, offer an essential contribution to Holocaust literature.… More
  • Tasting the Sky : A Palestinian Childhood
    Barakat, Ibtisam
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: February 20, 2007
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Asian History
    Set in Ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, this poignant glimpse into a little-known culture traces the author's life, from her tragic childhood as a Palestinian refugee to her joyous discovery of the Arabic alphabet, which led to her passion for language and writing. 15,000 first printing.… More