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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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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
by William Kamkwamba
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When fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone's crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library . . . and figured out how to bring electricity to his... (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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Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. Often it got him into trouble. Once he painted pictures with tar on the side of his family?s white house. His family was poor, and the happiest time of his childhood was spent living on a farm in Missouri... (read more)

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Who Was Sacagawea? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Sacagawea? (Who Was...?)
by Dennis B 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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Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman (Scholastic Biography)
Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman (Scholastic Biography)
by Dorothy Sterling
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Born into slavery, young Harriet Tubman knew only hard work and hunger. Escape seemed impossible--certainly dangerous. Yet Harriet did escape North, by the secret route called the Underground Railroad. Harriet didn't forget her people. Again and again... (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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Who Was Davy Crockett? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Davy Crockett? (Who Was...?)
by Gail Herman
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Davy Crockett, the King of the Wild Frontier, is a man of legend. He is said to have killed his first bear when he was three years old. His smile alone killed another, and he skinned a bear by forcing him to run between two trees. Fact or fiction? Find... (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 Jim Henson? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Jim Henson? (Who Was...?)
by Joan Holub
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Jim Henson broke into television with a five-minute puppetry segment when he was only a freshman in college. He created puppets like none ever seen before, with expressive fabric faces and rod-controlled arms. His Muppets became world-renowned... (read more)

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Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka
Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka
by Jon Scieszka
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How did Jon Scieszka get so funny, anyway? Growing up as one of six brothers was a good start, but that was just the beginning. Throw in Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV... (read more)

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Who Was Harry Houdini? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Harry Houdini? (Who Was...?)
by Tui Sutherland
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Discover the man behind the chocolate bar! Milton Hersheys life was filled with invention and innovation.  As a young man, he was not afraid to dream big and work hard.  Eventually, he learned the secret to mass-producing milk chocolate and the... (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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Ever since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt. Now, a two-and-a-half-year-long museum exhibit of Tut’s treasures is touring major cities... (read more)

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Who Is J.K. Rowling? (Who Was...?)
Who Is J.K. Rowling? (Who Was...?)
by Pam Pollack
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Everyone loves Harry Potter. Now kids can learn about Harry's creator! 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... (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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Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
by Robert Byrd
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Famous in his time as a painter, prankster, and philosopher, Leonardo da Vinci was also a musician, sculptor, and engineer for dukes, popes, and kings. What remains of his work-from futuristic designs and scientific inquiry to artwork of ethereal beauty-... (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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Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? (Who Was...?)
by Gare Thompson
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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 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 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 Steven Spielberg? (Who Was...?)
Who Is Steven Spielberg? (Who Was...?)
by Stephanie Spinner
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While other kids played sports, Steven Spielberg was writing scripts and figuring out camera angles.  He went from entertaining his Boy Scout troop with home movies to amazing audiences around the world with epic blockbusters. He has directed four... (read more)

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