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  • 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...

  • Ben Franklin's Almanacby Candace Fleming

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2014; US$ 21.99

    "What good shall I do today?" How Ben Franklin answered that question -- through his work as a writer, printer, statesman, and inventor -- forever established him as one of America's greatest figures. On one day in 1729 he published the first edition of the Pennsylvania Gazette; on another day he changed the Declaration of Independence by adding... more...

  • Mr. Cornell's Dream Boxesby Jeanette Winter; Jeanette Winter

    Beach Lane Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    Children young and old will delight in the artistic splendor of this illustrated nonfiction tale from the author of Henri?s Scissors , which Booklist called an ?exemplary picture-book biography.? Joseph Cornell loved to draw and paint and collect things. With these drawings and paintings and collected treasures, he made marvelous shadowboxes?wonderlands... more...

  • Iqbal Masih and the Crusaders Against Child Slaveryby Susan Kuklin

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2013; US$ 7.39

    In December of 1994, twelve-year-old Iqbal Masih was honored as a hero. Just two years earlier, he had been a slave, condemned to a lifetime of bonded labor in a Pakistani carpet factory. And five months later, he was dead, murdered in his homeland. Though he is gone, his actions inspired an international campaign of middle-school students and adults... more...

  • Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubmanby Monica Kulling; Teresa Flavin

    Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 3.99

    An easy-to-read, page-turning account of Harriet Tubman's life--from her childhood in slavery to her years as a conductor on the Underground Railroad to her later work as a suffragette and as a spy in the Civil War. This remarkable true story brings to life one of America's greatest female role models. more...

  • Blessed James Alberioneby Anne Eileen Heffernan FSP

    Pauline Books and Media 2013; US$ 7.95

    Capturing his beginnings as a seminarian and his contributions as a pioneer of Catholic media and a founder of various congregations which make up the Pauline Family, this 32nd volume in the Encounter the Saints series familiarizes children ages 9?12 with the life story of Blessed James Alberione. With his guidance, children will be inspired to positively... more...

  • Positiveby Paige Rawl; Ali Benjamin; Jay Asher

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.24

    An astonishing memoir for the untold number of children whose lives have been touched by bullying. Positive is a must-read for teens, their parents, educators, and administrators?a brave, visceral work that will save lives and resonate deeply. Paige Rawl has been HIV positive since birth, but growing up, she never felt like her illness defined... more...

  • Martyredby Susan Tan

    Pauline Books and Media 2014; US$ 9.95

    This novelized account of the life of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, a married Chinese-Filipino layman, retraces the series of events that lead up to his violent martyrdom for his refusal to renounce his Catholic faith in 17th century feudal Japan. Themes include: martyrdom, persecution, and history. more...

  • I Am Scoutby Charles J. Shields

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2014; US$ 8.31

    To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most widely read novels in American literature. It's also a perennial favorite in highschool English classrooms across the nation. Yet onetime author Harper Lee is a mysterious figure who leads a very private life in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, refusing to give interviews or talk about the novel that... more...