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  • King of the Mild Frontierby Chris Crutcher

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.42

    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...

  • Leontyne Price: Voice of a Centuryby Carole Boston Weatherford; Raul Colon

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    "While Weatherford addresses the barriers Price faced, her love of music and the presence of those who supported her are deeply felt." ?Publishers Weekly  starred review, October 2014 "A true marriage of lyrical text and majestic illustrations, the book shines a much-needed spotlight on an important cultural figure." ?School Library Journal  starred... more...

  • Linspiredby Mike Yorkey; Jesse Florea

    Zonderkidz 2013; US$ 4.99

    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...

  • A List of Things That Didn't Kill Meby Jason Schmidt

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2015; US$ 11.99

    Jason Schmidt wasn't surprised when he came home one day during his junior year of high school and found his father, Mark, crawling around in a giant pool of blood. Things like that had been happening a lot since Mark had been diagnosed with HIV, three years earlier. Jason's life with Mark was full of secrets?about drugs, crime, and sex. If the straights?people... more...

  • The Mad Potterby Jan Greenberg; Sandra Jordan

    Roaring Brook Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    When George Ohr's trove of pottery was discovered in 1967, years after his death, his true genius was discovered with it. The world could finally see how unique this artist really was! Born in 1856 in Biloxi, Mississippi, George grew up to the sounds of the civil war and political unrest. When he was 22, his boyhood friend introduced him to the pottery... more...

  • Mae Jemisonby Laurie Calkhoven; Monique Dong

    Simon Spotlight 2016; US$ 3.99 US$ 2.79

    Blast off into space and get to know Mae Jemison?the first African-American woman to ever go to space?with this fascinating, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series of biographies about people ?you should meet.? Meet Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut! Did you know before Mae was an astronaut, she went to medical... more...

  • The Making of a Writerby Joan Lowery Nixon

    Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 5.50

            Joan Lowery Nixon never forgot what her ninth-grade journalism teacher told her: ?A writer must always have faith in herself. If you don?t believe in yourself, no one else will.? Both informative and entertaining, The Making of a Writer is a charming look at one writer?s beginnings.   ?Nixon tucks her tips into a memoir that stands alone?A... more...

  • 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...

  • The Man Who Walked Between the Towersby Mordicai Gerstein; Mordicai Gerstein

    Square Fish 2007; US$ 8.99

    The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is the winner of the 2004 Caldecott Medal, the 2004 winner of the Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Picture Books, and the winner of the 2006 Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video. more...

  • Manfishby Jennifer Berne; Eric Puybaret

    Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 6.99

    Before Jacques Cousteau became an internationally known oceanographer and champion of the seas, he was a curious little boy. In this lovely biography, poetic text and gorgeous paintings combine to create a portrait of Jacques Cousteau that is as magical as it is inspiring. more...