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  • Soul Surferby Bethany Hamilton; Sheryl Berk; Rick Bundschuh

    MTV Books 2004; US$ 7.99

    The amazing story of the thirteen-year-old surfer girl who lost her arm in a shark attack but never lost her faith -- and of her triumphant return to competitive surfing. They say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else could one explain the tremendous passion that drives her to surf? How else could one explain that nothing -- not... more...

  • Looking Like the Enemy (The Young Reader's Edition)by Mary Matusda Gruenewald; Maureen R. Michelson

    NewSage Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Mary Matsuda is a typical 16-year-old girl living on Vashon Island, Washington with her family. On December 7, 1942, the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, and Mary's life changes forever. Mary and her brother, Yoneichi, are U.S. citizens, but they are imprisoned, along with their parents, in a Japanese-American internment camp. Mary endures an indefinite... more...

  • Who Was Nelson Mandela?by Meg Belviso; Pamela D. Pollack; Stephen Marchesi

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 4.99

    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 the new South Africa. He became the country?s first black president and went on to live his dream of change.... more...

  • Saint Frances Xavier Cabriniby Marylou Andes MSC

    Pauline Books and Media 2012; US$ 7.95

    The inspiring story of ?Mother Cabrini,? the first American citizen to be declared a saint! As a child growing up in Italy, Frances dreamt of becoming a missionary to China. But it seemed that God wanted her to go to America instead. When Pope Leo XIII told her, ?Go West, not East,? she knew what God?s plan was for her. Mother Cabrini and her sisters... more...

  • Claudette Colvinby Phillip Hoose

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2009; US$ 10.99

    ?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.... more...

  • Who Is Bill Gates?by Patricia Brennan Demuth; Ted Hammond; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 4.99

    Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington, in 1955, is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. In this Who Was...? biography, children will learn of Gates' childhood passion for computer technology, which led him to revolutionize personal computers. Through the success of his now-world-famous software company, Microsoft,... more...

  • Rosa Parksby Anne Schraff

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 10.95

    Rosa Parks grew up in the strongly segregated Southern United States. One day, she had had enough. She would not give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus and was taken to jail. This act inspired the movement for equal rights in the U.S. Find out how this quiet, modest woman had a strong impact on the world. Learn about her struggle to fight for... more...

  • Red Scarf Girlby Ji-li Jiang

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 6.99

    This accessible autobiography is the true story of one girl's determination to hold her family together during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century. It's 1966, and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has everything a girl could want: brains, friends, and a bright future in Communist China. But it's also the year that China's leader,... more...

  • Who Was Steve Jobs?by Pamela D. Pollack; Meg Belviso; John O'Brien; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 4.99

    Steve Jobs, adopted in infancy by a family in San Francisco, packed a lot of life into fifty-six short years. In this Who Was?? biography, children will learn how his obsession with computers and technology at an early age led him to co-found and run Apple, in addition to turning Pixar into a ground-breaking animation studio. A college dropout, Jobs... more...

  • The Diary of a Young Girlby Anne Frank

    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...