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  • Malcolm Littleby Ilyasah Shabazz; AG Ford

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2014; US$ 17.99

    Malcolm X grew to be one of America’s most influential figures. But first, he was a boy named Malcolm Little. Written by his daughter, this inspiring picture book biography celebrates a vision of freedom and justice. Bolstered by the love and wisdom of his large, warm family, young Malcolm Little was a natural born leader. But when confronted with... more...

  • Hidden Girlby Shyima Hall; Lisa Wysocky

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2014; US$ 11.99

    An inspiring and compelling memoir from a young woman who lost her childhood to slavery—and built a new life grounded in determination and justice. When Shyima Hall was eight years old, her impoverished parents sold her to pay a debt. Two years later, the wealthy family she was sold to moved to Orange County, California, and smuggled her with them.... more...

  • The Cowgirl Wayby Holly George-Warren

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 9.50

    The 1840s ushered in the beginning of the largest migration in US history. People in crowded Eastern cities and Missouri River towns were feeling the pull of the Western frontier. It was the dawn of a new era of expansion, and over the next few decades, the making of a new kind of pioneer. It was the birth of the cowgirl! Welcome to the world of... more...

  • Out of Darknessby Russell Freedman; Kate Kiesler

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 7.82

    A biography of the 19th century Frenchman who developed Braille. The book spans Braille's life from childhood through his days at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth and into his final years, when the alphabet he invented was finally gaining acceptance. more...

  • A Writer's Storyby Marion Dane Bauer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1995; US$ 6.70

    In a companion book to "What's Your Story? A Young Person's Guide to Writing Fiction," award-winning novelist Marion Dane Bauer explores the conscious and unconscious ways in which her life experiences and emotions have influenced her writing. This vivid, personal account is a fascinating true story of inspiration, thought, research, and hours of... more...

  • The Warrior's Heartby Eric Greitens

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 9.50

    Eric Greitens, New York Times best-selling author of The Heart and the Fist , shares his adventures as a young man that led him to a life of service as both a humantarian and a Navy SEAL in this inspirational book for young adults. more...

  • The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Artby Barb Rosenstock; Mary GrandPre

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    A Caldecott Honor Book Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint pretty houses and flowers—like a proper artist.   But as Vasya opened his paint box and began mixing the reds,... more...

  • Linspiredby Mike Yorkey; Jesse Florea

    Zonderkidz 2013; US$ 5.24

    This updated biography of Jeremy Lin follows his career through ups and downs, Linsanity, the New York Knicks, to the Houston Rockets, and shows how through it all, Jeremy Lin was led by his unwavering faith. more...

  • Jorge from Argentinaby Sr. Marlyn Monge; Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

    Pauline Books and Media 2013; US$ 8.95

    This delightfully illustrated biography for children ages 7–10 highlights the life of Pope Francis— the first pope to be a member of the Jesuit religious order, to come from Latin America, and to take the papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. more...

  • Jorge de Argentinaby Sr. Marlyn Monge; Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

    Pauline Books and Media 2013; US$ 8.95

    Esta biografía hermosamente ilustrada, para niños de 7 a 10 años, narra la vida del Papa Francisco, el primer Papa Jesuita, el primero del continente Americano y el primero con el nombre en honor de San Francisco de Asís. more...