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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 Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank
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Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is among the most enduring documents of the twentieth century. Since its publication in 1947, it has been read by tens of millions of people all over the world. It remains a beloved and deeply admired testament to... (read more)

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Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight
by Kathleen Krull
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The beautifully illustrated picture book about Hillary Clintonand#8212;now revised and updated with brand-new material about her time as Secretary of State.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Before Hillary Clinton was in the running to be president, she was a... (read more)

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Noah Webster: Man of Many Words
Noah Webster: Man of Many Words
by Catherine Reef
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Noah Webster may be best remembered the enormous and ambitious task of writing his famous dictionary, but for him, this accomplishment was a means to an end. His true goal was to streamline the language spoken in our newly formed country so that it... (read more)

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Who Is Jeff Kinney? (Who Was...?)
Who Is Jeff Kinney? (Who Was...?)
by Patrick Kinney
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Even as a kid, everyone thought Jeff Kinney was talented. People loved his drawings, and when he went to college, his comic strip Igdoof was so popular that it spread to other universities! Still, Jeff faced challenges. His cartoons were rejected by... (read more)

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Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists (Sharing Nature with Children Book)
Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists (Sharing Nature with Children Book)
by Jeannine Atkins
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Rachel Carson—scientist, author, and environmentalist Rachel Carson was always fascinated by the ocean. As a child, she dreamed of it and longed to see it. As a young woman, she felt torn between her love for nature and her desire to pursue a... (read more)

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Who Was Jesse Owens? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Jesse Owens? (Who Was...?)
by James Buckley
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At the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, track and field star Jesse Owens ran himself straight into international glory by winning four gold medals. But the life of Jesse Owens is much more than a sports story. Born in rural Alabama under the oppressive Jim... (read more)

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Who Was William Shakespeare? (Who Was...?)
Who Was William Shakespeare? (Who Was...?)
by Celeste Davi Mannis
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As a child, Charles Dickens worked in a shoe polish factory where his gritty surroundings inspired some of the most memorable characters and settings in literary history. Known for his masterful storytelling in books like Oliver Twist, Great... (read more)

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Grandfather Gandhi
Grandfather Gandhi
by Arun Gandhi
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Mahatma Gandhiand#8217;s grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;How could... (read more)

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Who Were the Brothers Grimm? (Who Was...?)
Who Were the Brothers Grimm? (Who Was...?)
by Avery Reed
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Known as the keepers of modern-day fairy tales, The Brothers Grimm are as legendary as their stories. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were born in 1780s Germany and were inseparable throughout their childhood. While pursuing their law degrees, the two became... (read more)

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Who Was Edgar Allan Poe? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Edgar Allan Poe? (Who Was...?)
by Jim Gigliotti
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Filled with broken hearts and black ravens, Edgar Allan Poes ghastly tales have delighted readers for centuries. Born in Boston in 1809, Poe was orphaned at age two. He was soon adopted by a Virginia family who worked as tombstone merchants. In 1827 he... (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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The Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank
About the Author
US... (read more)

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Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
by Kathleen Krull
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An inspiring tribute to Hispanic Americans who have made a positive impact on the world This visually stunning book showcases twenty Hispanic and Latino American men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, politics, science... (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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Who Was Walt Disney? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Walt Disney? (Who Was...?)
by Whitney Stewart
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Even as a kid, everyone thought Jeff Kinney was talented. People loved his drawings, and when he went to college, his comic strip Igdoof was so popular that it spread to other universities! Still, Jeff faced challenges. His cartoons were rejected by... (read more)

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The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos
by Deborah Heiligman
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Most people think of mathematicians as solitary, working away in isolation. And, it's true, many of them do. But Paul Erdos never followed the usual path. At the age of four, he could ask you when you were born and then calculate the number of... (read more)

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Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery
Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery
by Jeanette Winter
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Meet two heroes of Pakistan who stood up for the rights to freedom and education in these inspirational nonfiction tales from acclaimed author-illustrator Jeanette Winter. Two stories of bravery in one beautiful bookand#8212;including the story of Malala... (read more)

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Who Is Stan Lee? (Who Was...?)
Who Is Stan Lee? (Who Was...?)
by Geoff Edgers
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Stanley Lieber was just seventeen when he got his first job at Timely Comics in 1939. Since then, the man now known as Stan Lee has launched a comic book empire, made Marvel Comics a household name, and created iconic superheroes such as Iron Man, Spider-... (read more)

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What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors
What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA's alltime leading scorer, champions a lineup of little-known African-American inventors in this lively, kid-friendly book. Did you know that James West invented the microphone in your cell phone? That... (read more)

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