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The Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank
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Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis... (read more)

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On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein
by Jennifer Berne
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"Berne (Manfish) and Radunsky (Hip Hop Dog) create an inspired tribute to Einstein, a man who 'asked questions never asked before. Found answers never found before. And dreamed up ideas never dreamt before.' The book moves briskly through Einstein's... (read more)

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Who Was Sacagawea? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Sacagawea? (Who Was...?)
by Dennis Brindell Fradin
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Sacagawea was only sixteen when she made one of the most remarkable journeys in American history, traveling 4500 miles by foot, canoe, and horse-all while carrying a baby on her back! Without her, the Lewis and Clark expedition might have failed. Through... (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 Earhart was a woman of many "firsts." In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1935, she also became the first woman to fly across the Pacific. From her early years to her mysterious 1937 disappearance while... (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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A life in the wild! Jane Goodall, born in London, England, always loved animals and wanted to study them in their natural habitats. So at age twenty-six, off she went to Africa! Goodall's up-close observations of chimpanzees changed what we know about... (read more)

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Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson S Flight from Slavery
Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson S Flight from Slavery
by Winifred Conkling
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The page-turning, heart-wrenching true story of one young woman willing to risk her safety and even her life for a chance at freedom in the largest slave escape attempt in American history.In 1848, Emily Edmonson, thirteen, along with five siblings and... (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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In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title ÒMother of the Civil Rights Movement.&... (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 Louis Armstrong? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Louis Armstrong? (Who Was...?)
by Mcdonough
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Born in a little cabin in Tennessee, Dolly Parton always dreamed big, and she was right to! She wrote her first song at age five and became a country music star by the time she was in her early twenties. Of course, her success didn't stop there. Dolly... (read more)

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Who Was Ben Franklin? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Ben Franklin? (Who Was...?)
by Dennis Brind Fradin
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Sure, almost all kids know Benjamin Franklin as one of America’s Founding Fathers, a man with a hand in both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. And they may even have some vague idea that he once flew a kite during a... (read more)

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Who Was Dr. Seuss? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Dr. Seuss? (Who Was...?)
by Janet Pascal
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Ted Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. He often threw dinner parties where guests wore outrageous hats! And he donned quirky hats when thinking up ideas for books-?like his classic The Cat in the... (read more)

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What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin
What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin
by Jean Fritz
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No matter how busy he was, Ben Franklin always found time to try out new ideas and he was also a man of many talents. He was also an ambassador to England, a printer, an almanac maker, a politician, and even a vegetarian (for a time).... (read more)

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I Am Amelia Earhart (Ordinary People Change World)
I Am Amelia Earhart (Ordinary People Change World)
by Brad Meltzer
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We can all be heroes. Thats the inspiring message of this lively, collectible picture book biography series from New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer.   “Kids always search for heroes, so we might as well have a say in it,”... (read more)

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Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? (Who Was...?)
by Bonnie Bader
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As a child he dreamt of changing South Africa; as a man he changed the world.  Nelson Mandela spent his life battling apartheid and championing a peaceful revolution.  He spent twenty-seven years in prison and emerged as the inspiring leader 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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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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Who Was Anne Frank? (07 Edition)
Who Was Anne Frank? (07 Edition)
by Ann Abramson
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In 1978, Sally Ride, a PhD candidate at Standford University, responded to a newspaper ad to join the US astronaut program. She was accepted and became the first American woman astronaut to fly in space! Among her other accomplishments, she played tennis... (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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Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood
Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood
by James Mcmullan
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"It is this dreamlike quality of my memories that I wanted to capture in some way in the paintings that accompany the text--to suggest in the images that the events occurred a long time ago in a simpler yet more exotic world, and that the players in that... (read more)

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Sacagawea: American Pathfinder (Childhood of Famous Americans)
Sacagawea: American Pathfinder (Childhood of Famous Americans)
by Flora Warren Seymour
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Describes how Sacagawea found adventure guiding Lewis and Clark to the Oregon coast.... (read more)

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Who Was Harriet Tubman? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Harriet Tubman? (Who Was...?)
by Yona Zeld Mcdonough
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Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad which she... (read more)

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