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  • Women in Black Historyby Tricia Williams Jackson

    Baker Publishing Group 2015; US$ 14.99

    True stories of notable African American women from colonial times through the 20th century that show their courage, faith, and resolve. For readers ages 9 to 12. more...

  • Keeping Secretsby Mary E. Lyons

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2015; US$ 8.99

    "A collection of seven literary biographies liberally sprinkled with brief quotations from the subjects' diaries, written when they were young adults." -- School Library Journal , starred review more...

  • The Boy with Two Livesby Abbas Kazerooni

    Allen & Unwin 2015; US$ 14.54

    From the author of the bestselling memoir On Two Feet and Wings , this is the story of refugee Abbas's double life in England: elite schoolboy by day, homeless by night. more...

  • Daisy and the Girl Scoutsby Fern Brown; Marie DeJohn

    Albert Whitman & Company 2014; US$ 6.99

    In this fascinating biography of Juliette Gordon Low, who loved to be called Daisy, readers will learn about her Civil War childhood, her almost complete hearing loss, and her unhappy married life. Most importantly, they will learn about the sense of purpose that drove Juliette Low to found the Girl Scouts of the United States of America?an organization... more...

  • Five Pages a Dayby Peg Kehret

    Albert Whitman & Company 2014; US$ 6.99

    Peg Kehret, who told of her childhood battle with polio in  Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio , now shares the story of her writing career. It began at the age of ten when she wrote and sold the  Dog Newspaper . The paper was supposed to feature the tales of local dogs, but mostly it was about her own dog, B.J. After four issues, it folded. But Peg... more...

  • Beatrix Potter and Her Paint Boxby David McPhail; David McPhail

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2015; US$ 18.99

    All her life, Beatrix Potter loved to paint. From a young age, she painted the bunnies, mice, and other pets who populated her family home. These characters later populated her stories, which are beloved the whole world over. With beautiful scenes rich in detail, David McPhail transports us to the charming, English countryside and the wonderful world... more...

  • Öffne mir das Tor zur Weltby Helen Waite; Sabine Gabert

    Verlag Freies Geistesleben 2015; Not Available

    Helen Keller wurde mit neunzehn Monaten taub und blind; eine Heilung war aussichtslos. Erst als sich fü?nf Jahre später die junge Anne Sullivan der kleinen Helen annahm, lernte das Mädchen allmählich, Begriffe zu entwickeln, zu denken und sich ihrer Umwelt mitzuteilen. Eine erstaunliche Entwicklung begann: Helen absolvierte die Schule, beendete erfolgreich... more...

  • Mary Cassattby Barbara Herkert; Gabi Swiatkowska

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2015; US$ 18.99

    Mary Cassatt was a headstrong, determined girl. She wanted to be an artist in 1860, a time when proper girls certainly weren't artists. It wasn't polite. But Mary herself wasn't polite. She pursued art with a passion, moving to Paris to study, painting what she saw. Her work was rejected by the Salon judges time and time again. One day, the great... more...

  • Phillis Sings Out Freedomby Ann Malaspina; Susan Keeler

    Albert Whitman & Company 2014; US$ 6.99

    In the fall of 1775, General George Washington was struggling to find a way to fight the British so that the colonies could be free from England. Phillis Wheatley, an African American poet who herself had struggled to gain freedom, decided to write Washington a poem of encouragement. Ann Malaspina?s inspiring story shows the life and times of these... more...

  • Barbed Wire Baseballby Marissa Moss; Yuko Shimizu

    Abrams 2016; US$ 9.95

    A true story set in a Japanese-American internment camp in World War II. As a young boy, Kenichi Zenimura (Zeni) wanted to be a baseball player, even though everyone told him he was too small. He grew up to become a successful athlete, playing with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. But when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, Zeni and his family were... more...