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  • Facing the Lionby Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton; Herman Viola

    National Geographic Society 2009; US$ 6.95

    Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder,... more...

  • Passenger on the Pearlby Winifred Conkling

    Algonquin Books 2015; US$ 10.95

    In 1848, thirteen-year-old Emily Edmonson and seventy-five other enslaved people boarded the Pearl in Washington, D.C., hoping to sail north in the largest slave escape attempt in American history. Through Edmonson?s journey from enslaved person to teacher at a school for African American women, Conkling illuminates the daily lives of enslaved people.... more...

  • The Boys Who Challenged Hitlerby Phillip Hoose

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2015; US$ 20.99

    At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill... 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...

  • Superman versus the Ku Klux Klanby Richard Bowers

    National Geographic Society 2012; US$ 16.95

    This book tells a group of intertwining stories that culminate in the historic 1947 collision of the Superman Radio Show and the Ku Klux Klan. It is the story of the two Cleveland teenagers who invented Superman as a defender of the little guy and the New York wheeler-dealers who made him a major media force. It is the story Ku Klux Klan's development... more...

  • The Boy on Fairfield Streetby Kathleen Krull; Steve Johnson; Lou Fancher

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 7.99

    Award-winning author Kathleen Krull zeros in on the formative first 22 years of the life of Ted Geisel. This is the first picture book biography of Dr. Seuss, written especially for his young fans who want to know what made him tick. The animals in the zoo that his father ran and his fondness for drawing them, the injustices he suffered as the child... 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...

  • Caught by the Seaby Gary Paulsen

    Random House Children's Books 2007; US$ 5.99

    Another such wave could easily be the end of us. I had to do something, fix something, save the boat, save myself. But what? Gary Paulsen takes readers along on his maiden voyage, proving that ignorance can be bliss. Also really stupid and incredibly dangerous. He tells of boats that have owned him?good, bad, and beloved?and how they got him through... more...

  • My Own Two Feetby Beverly Cleary

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    The New Yorker called Beverly Cleary's first volume of memoirs, A Girl From Yamhill , a warm, honest book, as interesting as any novel. Now the creator of the classic children's stories millions grew up with continues her own fascination story. Here is Beverly Cleary, from college years to the publication of her first book. It is a fascinating look... 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...