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Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography
Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Follow the real Laura Ingalls and her family as they make their way west — and discover that truth is as remarkable as fiction. Hidden away since 1930, Laura Ingalls Wilder's original autobiography reveals the true stories of her pioneering... (read more)

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Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History... and Our Future!
Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History... and Our Future!
by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl
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Like all A-Z books, this one illustrates the alphabet — but instead of "A is for Apple", A is for Angela — as in Angela Davis, the iconic political activist. B is for Billie Jean King, who shattered the glass ceiling of sports; C is for Carol... (read more)

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The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
by Jen Bryant
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"The award-winning team behind A River of Words takes on the story of British physician Peter Mark Roget, author of the eponymous thesaurus. Bryant draws a clear line from the dislocations of Roget's youth — the death of his father in 1783 and the... (read more)

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Farewell to Manzanar
Farewell to Manzanar
by Jeanne Houston
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Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp--with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured... (read more)

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I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
by Malala Yousafzai
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What is a hero? Using the metaphor of a hiking trail, bestselling author T. A. Barron discusses the great variety of heroes and brings them to life through their own stories: Some are well known, like Wilma Rudolph, Anne Frank, and Stephen Hawking. Yet... (read more)

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Who Was Amelia Earhart? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Amelia Earhart? (Who Was...?)
by Kate Boehm Jerome
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Amelia Earhartand#151;pioneer, adventurer, pilot and#160; As a child, Amelia Earhart wondered why there were no horoines in her favorite adventure stories. She resolved to change that when she grew up. And so she did, becoming one of the pioneers of... (read more)

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Who Is Neil Armstrong? (Who Was...?)
Who Is Neil Armstrong? (Who Was...?)
by Roberta Edwards
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What would you do with a billion dollars? This question gets a definitive answer from billionaire Richard Branson: do everything! Born into a wealthy family in London, Branson suffered from dyslexia and was a poor student. Still, his knack for... (read more)

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Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
by Michelle Markel
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From acclaimed author Michelle Markel and Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet comes this true story of Clara Lemlich, a young Ukrainian immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history. This picture book biography includes a... (read more)

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Who Was Steve Irwin? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Steve Irwin? (Who Was...?)
by Dina Anastasio
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By popular demand, the 100th Who Was...? subject is Steve Irwin! Steve Irwin did not have a typical childhood. Born in Melbourne, Australia, on February 22, 1962, he was raised on the wildlife park his parents owned. He cared for the animals and... (read more)

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Who Was Albert Einstein?
Who Was Albert Einstein?
by Jess M. Brallier
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Everyone has heard of Albert Einstein-but what exactly did he do? How much do kids really know about Albert Einstein besides the funny hair and genius label? For instance, do they know that he was expelled from school as a kid? Finally, here's the story... (read more)

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Who Is Muhammad Ali? (Who Was...?)
Who Is Muhammad Ali? (Who Was...?)
by James Buckley, Jr.
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Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. won the world heavyweight championship at the age of 22, the same year he joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. He would go on to become the first and only three-time (in succession) World... (read more)

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Who Was Sally Ride? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Sally Ride? (Who Was...?)
by Megan Stine
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On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and, to an audience of over 450 million people, proclaimed his step a ?giant leap for mankind.? This Eagle Scout built his own model planes as a little boy and then grew up to be a test pilot for... (read more)

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Extraordinary People: A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World's Most Fascinating Individuals
Extraordinary People: A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World's Most Fascinating Individuals
by Michael Hearst
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Inside this book, you'll find stories of 50 extraordinary people such as: Evel Knievel, who jumped his motorcycle over 14 Greyhound buses The Iceman, the most well-preserved human, found in the ice after 5,300 years Sam Patch, who jumped Niagara Falls... (read more)

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Who Is Bill Gates? (Who Was...?)
Who Is Bill Gates? (Who Was...?)
by Patricia Brennan Demuth
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What would you do with a billion dollars? This question gets a definitive answer from billionaire Richard Branson: do everything! Born into a wealthy family in London, Branson suffered from dyslexia and was a poor student. Still, his knack for... (read more)

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Who Was Sitting Bull? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Sitting Bull? (Who Was...?)
by Stephanie Spinner
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Born in 1925, Maria Tallchief spent part of her childhood on an Osage reservation in Oklahoma. With the support of her family and world-renowned choreographer George Balanchine, she rose to the top of her art form to become America's first prima... (read more)

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Unlocking the Truth: Three Brooklyn Teens on Life, Friendship and Making the Band
Unlocking the Truth: Three Brooklyn Teens on Life, Friendship and Making the Band
by Unlocking The Truth
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A rock band on the cusp of massive stardom, Unlocking the Truth is made up of three thirteen-year-old African American boys: Malcolm, Jarad, and Alec. When not in school they spend their time as rock stars opening for the likes of Queens of the Stone... (read more)

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Who Was King Tut? (Who Was-- ?)
Who Was King Tut? (Who Was-- ?)
by Roberta Edwards
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The Great Pyramids of Egypt--all kids over the age of five recognize them instantly. These massive tombs were built thousands of years ago, and still no one knows exactly how the ancient Egyptians did it! In this informative account, Dorothy and Thomas... (read more)

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Who Was Rosa Parks? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Rosa Parks? (Who Was...?)
by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough
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Susan B. Anthony may be an international icon but her campaign for womens rights had personal roots. Working as a school teacher in New York, Anthony refused to settle for less pay than her male colleagues which ignited her lifelong devotion to womens... (read more)

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Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was...?)
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was...?)
by Roberta Edwards
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By popular demand, the 100th Who Was...? subject is Steve Irwin! Steve Irwin did not have a typical childhood. Born in Melbourne, Australia, on February 22, 1962, he was raised on the wildlife park his parents owned. He cared for the animals and... (read more)

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Who Is Gloria Steinem? (Who Was...?)
Who Is Gloria Steinem? (Who Was...?)
by Sarah Fabiny
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As a field reporter in the 1960s, Gloria Steinem worked hard to dig up important stories. She went undercover to expose the grim realities of gender inequality in America. As her message continued to grow, she became the spokeswoman of the womens... (read more)

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