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- Random House Children's Books 2009; US$ 10.99
Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli has penned his early autobiography with all the warmth, humor, and drama of his best-selling fiction. "A master of those embarrassing, gloppy, painful, and suddenly wonderful things that happen on the razor's edge between childhood and full-fledged adolescence" ( The Washington Post ), From first memories through... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2010; US$ 17.99
In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2009; US$ 9.24
"When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can't sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ?This is not right.'" ? Claudette Colvin On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2007; US$ 9.24
Winner, Arab American National Museum Book Award for Children's/YA Literature, among other awards and honors. "When a war ends it does not go away," my mother says."It hides inside us . . . Just forget!" But I do not want to do what Mother says . . . I want to remember. In this groundbreaking memoir set in Ramallah during the aftermath... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2012; US$ 4.99
"Women must try to do things as men have tried. " When she was eight years old, Amelia Earhart built a roller coaster and "flew" through the air. She loved to watch daredevil pilots fly loops in the sky. Amelia decided to pilot a plane herself, and became one of the first women to learn to fly. She broke flight records and in 1932 was the first... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2002; US$ 8.51
During World War II a community called Manzanar was hastily created in the high mountain desert country of California, east of the Sierras. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese American internees. One of the first families to arrive was the Wakatsukis, who were ordered to leave their fishing business in Long Beach and take with them only... more...
- Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2014; US$ 12.99
Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age thirteen?and he didn?t stop there. In this inspiring young adult memoir that includes color photos, he tells how he achieved such great heights. On May 22, 2010, at the age of thirteen, American teenager Jordan Romero became the youngest person to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. At fifteen, he became... more...
- Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2013; US$ 8.99
?Much like The Boy In the Striped Pajamas or The Book Thief ,? this remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler?s list, ?brings to readers a story of bravery and the fight for a chance to live? ( VOYA ). This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler?s list child, perfectly... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 29.95
The diary as Anne Frank wrote it. At last, in a new translation, this definitive edition contains entries about Anne's burgeoning sexuality and confrontations with her mother that were cut from previous editions. Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is among the most enduring documents of the twentieth century. Since its publication in 1947,... more...
- Aladdin 2011; US$ 7.99
She was a young German Jew. He was an ardent member of the Hitler Youth. This is the story of their pareallel journey through World War II. Helen Waterford and Alfons Heck were born just a few miles from each other in the German Rhineland. But their lives took radically different courses: Helen's to the Auschwitz extermination camp; Alfons to a high... more...