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  • My Own Two Feetby Beverly Cleary

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • Robert Pattinsonby Isabelle Adams

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Here's everything you need to know about gorgeous Robert Pattinson. From his early days in amateur theater . . . to landing the role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire . . . to the amazing moment he found out he would play Edward Cullen in the movie of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight ! Sigh over eight pages of glossy photos,... more...

  • King of the Mild Frontierby Chris Crutcher

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Do You Know: A good reason to be phobic about oysters and olives? That you can step inside a roaring coal furnace and feet cool? That Jesus had an older brother? How shutting your mouth can help you avoid brain surgery? How to avoid cow-pies during your baptism? How to survive in the winter wilderness with only... more...

  • Red Scarf Girlby Ji-li Jiang

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    This accessible autobiography is the true story of one girl's determination to hold her family together during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century. It's 1966, and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has everything a girl could want: brains, friends, and a bright future in Communist China. But it's also the year that China's leader,... more...

  • Going for the Gold: Apolo Anton Ohnoby Thomas Lang

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Man of Speed Part athlete, part rock star, Apolo Anton Ohno has won fans across the globe with his charisma, his movie-idol looks, and his edge-of-the-seat victories at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Going for the Gold: Apolo Anton Ohno tells the story of this skating hero, start to finish. Here's what you'll find out about America's newestidol: ... more...

  • Going for the Gold: Sarah Hughesby R. S. Ashby

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Ice Princess Sarah Hughes was born to skate, and she proved to the world with her dramatic gold medal victory at the 2002 Winter Olympics. But the road to Olympic glory was not always easy for this Long Island teen. Going for the Gold: Sarah Hughes is the amazing true story of a brilliant skater's Olympic quest. Here's what you'll find out about... more...

  • Bad Boyby Walter Dean Myers

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In a memoir that is gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable, New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers travels back to his roots in the magical world of Harlem during the 1940s and 1950s. Here is the story of one of the most distinguished writers of young people's literature today. As a boy, Myers was quick-tempered and physically... more...

  • Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Storiesby Megan Kelley Hall; Carrie Jones

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Today's top authors for teens and young people come together to share their stories about bullying?as bystanders, as victims, and as the bullies themselves?in this moving and deeply personal collection. Lauren Oliver, R. L. Stine, Ellen Hopkins, Carolyn Mackler, Kiersten White, Mo Willems, Jon Scieszka, Lauren Kate, and many more contributed 70 heartfelt... more...

  • Steve Jobs: American Geniusby Amanda Ziller

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    Steve Jobs revolutionized the way we work, listen to music, watch movies, and communicate. By pushing boundaries and always thinking one step ahead, Jobs became an icon, equally as famous for his advanced ideas and design aesthetic as his sleek black turtlenecks. What inspired him? How did he do his job? What made him the man he was? Here is Steve... more...

  • Out of Darknessby Russell Freedman; Kate Kiesler

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 7.95

    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...