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  • In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuerby Irene Gut Opdyke; Jennifer Armstrong

    Random House Children's Books 2008; US$ 7.99

    IRENE GUT WAS just 17 in 1939, when the Germans and Russians devoured her native Poland. Just a girl, really. But a girl who saw evil and chose to defy it. ?No matter how many Holocaust stories one has read, this one is a must, for its impact is so powerful.?? School Library Journal , Starred A Book Sense Top Ten Pick A Publisher?s Weekly... more...

  • Tweakby Nic Sheff

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2009; US$ 12.99

    Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and Ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince... more...

  • Nelson Mandelaby Beatrice Gormley

    Aladdin 2015; US$ 7.99

    Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to change the world in this comprehensive biography that tells the complete life story of internationally renowned peacemaker Nelson Mandela. Civil rights activist. World leader. Philanthropist. Writer. Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela took on many roles, all in the pursuit of peace. Born in 1918... more...

  • Choosing Courageby Peter Collier

    Artisan 2015; US$ 8.95

    How does an ordinary person become a hero? It happens in a split second, a moment of focus and clarity, when a choice is made. Here are the gripping accounts of Medal of Honor recipients who demonstrated guts and selflessness on the battlefield and confronted life-threatening danger to make a difference. There are the stories of George Sakato and... more...

  • Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Differentby Karen Blumenthal

    Square Fish 2012; US$ 9.24

    "Your time is limited. . . . have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."--Steve Jobs From the start, his path was never predictable. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college after one semester, and at the age of twenty, created Apple in his parents' garage with his friend Steve Wozniack. Then came the core and... more...

  • Year of Impossible Goodbyesby Sook Nyul Choi

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1991; US$ 5.43

    This autobiographical story tells of ten-year-old Sookan and her family's suffering and humiliation in Korea, first under Japanese rule and after the Russians invade, and of a harrowing escape to South Korea. more...

  • The Burn Journalsby Brent Runyon

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 14.95

    I don?t want to get out of bed.I?m so stupid.I did so many things wrong.I don?t know what to do.I?m going to be in so much trouble.What am I going to do?I?m completely screwed.In 1991, fourteen-year-old Brent Runyon came home from school, doused his bathrobe in gasoline, put it on, and lit a match. He suffered third-degree burns over 85% of his body... more...

  • Van Gogh and the Post-Impressionists for Kidsby Carol Sabbeth

    Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Vincent van Gogh?s admiration for and departure from Impressionism and his relationships with the other enthusiastic, like-minded artists who ultimately formed the Post-Impressionist movement are explained and explored in this collection of art activities for kids. Debunking the persistent stereotype of the mad pauper who cut off his ear, van Gogh... more...

  • Poor Pioby Eileen Dunn Bertanzetti

    Hard Shell Word Factory 2008; US$ 2.75

    Poor Pio. Sometimes his parents didn't have enough money to buy him shoes. But, that didn't bother Pio. He liked to wear his older brother's hand-me-downs with their scars. Pio did wish he could grow big and strong like others his age. His frail health made him wonder if he would live to see his next birthday. But he did live--for eighty-one years.... more...

  • Three Little Wordsby Ashley Rhodes-Courter

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2008; US$ 12.99

    "Sunshine, you're my baby and I'm your only mother. You must mind the one taking care of you, but she's not your mama." Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in fourteen different foster homes, living by those words. As her mother spirals out of control, Ashley is left clinging to an unpredictable, dissolving relationship, all the while... more...