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  • Elena Vanishingby Elena Dunkle; Clare B. Dunkle

    Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 13.99

    Seventeen-year-old Elena is vanishing. Every day means renewed determination, so every day means fewer calories. This is the story of a girl whose armor against anxiety becomes artillery against herself as she battles on both sides of a lose-lose war in a struggle with anorexia. Told entirely from Elena's perspective over a five-year period and cowritten... more...

  • Who Was Mother Teresa?by Jim Gigliotti; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2015; US$ 5.99

    Born a humble girl in what is now Albania, Agnes Bojaxhiu lived a charitable life. She pledged herself to a religious order at the age of 18 and chose the name Sister Teresa, after the patron saint of missionaries. While teaching in India, where famine and violence had devastated the poor, Teresa shed her habit and walked the streets of Calcutta tending... 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...

  • Choosing Courageby Peter Collier

    Artisan 2015; US$ 15.95

    What turns an ordinary person into a hero? What happens in the blink of an eye on a battlefield (or in any dangerous situation) to bring out true courage? The men and women who have been recognized by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation know the answers to these questions deep in their hearts. We learn of Jack Lucas, a 13-year-old who kept... more...

  • Luna & Meby Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw; Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2015; US$ 19.99

    Once there was a redwood tree--one of the world's largest and tallest trees, and one of the oldest. And once, born nearly a thousand years after the tree first took root, there was a girl named Julia, who was called Butterfly. When exploring her beloved forest, Butterfly wandered into a grove of ancient trees. One tree had broken branches and a... more...

  • Walt Disney Graphic Biographyby Inc. Saddleback Educational Publishing

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 10.95

    Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these softcover 32-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory, pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support... more...

  • Anne Frankby Anne Schraff

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 10.95

    Born in Germany in 1929, Anne Frank was a teenager during World War II. Because Anne was from a Jewish family, she and her family were forced to escape the terror of the Holocaust that swept the continent. Beginning in 1942, Anne kept a diary of the difficult journey of her family. See how Anne’s family tried to escape the horror of war, and how... 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$ 11.99

    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...