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  • 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...

  • Extraordinary Peopleby Michael Hearst; Aaron Scamihorn

    Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 12.99

    Inside this book, you'll find stories of 50 extraordinary people such as: Evel Knievel, who jumped his motorcycle over 14 Greyhound buses The Iceman, the most well-preserved human, found in the ice after 5,300 years Sam Patch, who jumped Niagara Falls for $75 Helen Thayer, who walked to the North Pole alone Roy Sullivan, who was struck by lightning... more...

  • Famous Men of Ancient Romeby John H. Haaren; A. B. Poland

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    This captivating book offers young readers a memorable and meaningful introduction to the famous leaders and great men of ancient Rome. Its biographical sketches are chronologically arranged, from 753 B.C., the estimated founding of Rome, to A. D. 476, the fall of the Western Empire. Readers can compare and contrast the characters of these great men... more...

  • Fashion Rebelsby Carlyn Cerniglia Beccia; Carlyn Cerniglia Beccia

    Aladdin/Beyond Words 2016; US$ 9.99 US$ 6.99

    Get to know the women who?ve wielded the power of fashion and brought about change with this illustrated biography that features twenty-five of history?s most influential fashion icons. Throughout time, daring women have made fashion choices that have altered the course of history. From Marie Antoinette, who wore a hairstyle as large as her presence,... more...

  • First, You Exploreby Rachel Haynie; Trahern Cook

    University of South Carolina Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    An inspirational biography of the Nobel Prize-winning inventor of the laser 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...

  • Florence Nightingaleby Demi; Demi

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2014; US$ 18.99

    Florence Nightingale revolutionized the world of medicine and nursing by emphasizing cleanliness, food that was hot and nutritious, and organization in hospitals. What began as an attempt to make army hospitals safer and more effective became a lifelong mission, and remains relevant today. This new picture book biography of Florence Nightingale,... more...

  • Flying Soloby Julie Cummins; Malene R. Laugesen

    Roaring Brook Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    In 1927, airplanes were a thrilling but dangerous novelty. Most people, men and women, believed that a woman belonged in the kitchen and not in a cockpit. One woman, Ruth Elder, set out to prove them wrong by flying across the Atlantic Ocean. Ruth didn't make it, crashing spectacularly, but she flew right into the spotlight and America's heart.... more...

  • Funny Bonesby Duncan Tonatiuh

    Abrams 2015; US$ 15.54

    Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaveras?skeletons performing various everyday or festive activities?came to be. They are the creation of Mexican artist Josť Guadalupe (Lupe) Posada (1852?1913). In a country that was not known for freedom of speech, he first drew political cartoons, much to the amusement of the local population... more...

  • The Girl from the Tar Paper Schoolby Teri Kanefield

    Abrams 2014; US$ 19.95

    † Before the Little Rock Nine, before Rosa Parks, before Martin Luther King Jr. and his March on Washington, there was Barbara Rose Johns, a teenager who used nonviolent civil disobedience to draw attention to her cause. In 1951, witnessing the unfair conditions in her racially segregated high school, Barbara Johns led a walkoutthe first public... more...