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  • Malala: A Hero for Allby Shana Corey; Elizabeth Sayles

    Random House Children's Books 2016; US$ 3.99

    This Step 4 Biography Reader shares the inspiring story of Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Even as a young girl in Pakistan, Malala spoke up about the importance of girls? education, via speeches and a blog. Since the Taliban regime was intent on denying girls an education and silencing anyone who disagreed with their... more...

  • Margaret Meadby Joan Mark

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 31.99 US$ 27.51

    The American anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901-1978) was barely 24 years old when she left New York to study the natives of Samoa, New Guinea, and other remote Pacific islands. Anthropological research to her was not a dull academic discipline but an adventure in which every little detail, from Balinese ritual dances to Polynesian tattooing, held... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...