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  • 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...

  • The Story of Joan of Arcby Maurice Boutet de Monvel; Gerald Gottlieb

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.99

    Her story is legendary, but it happens to be true: nineteen-year-old Joan of Arc led armies into battle during the Hundred Years War and helped liberate France from English domination. One of the most famous children's books ever published, this elegant work recounts Joan's wondrous transformation from peasant girl to military commander to Christian... 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...

  • This May Sound Crazyby Abigail Breslin

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 11.99

    Academy Award-nominated actress and musician Abigail Breslin is your best friend in her publishing debut, a collection of hilarious and heartfelt nonfiction essays on the subjects nearest and dearest to our hearts: love, loss, and Tumblr. Growing up in film and the online era, Abigail knows better than anyone?it's rough out there in love-land. And... more...

  • The Hiding Placeby Corrie ten Boom; Elizabeth Sherrill; John Sherrill; Lonnie DuPont; Tim Foley

    Baker Publishing Group 2015; US$ 9.99

    In this special youth edition, Corrie ten Boom's remarkable story of heroism and faith inspires a new generation of readers with its timeless message. more...

  • Margaret Meadby Joan Mark

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 31.99 US$ 27.51

    The American anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901-1978) was barely 24 years old when she left New York to study the natives of Samoa, New Guinea, and other remote Pacific islands. Anthropological research to her was not a dull academic discipline but an adventure in which every little detail, from Balinese ritual dances to Polynesian tattooing, held... more...

  • Malala: A Hero for Allby Shana Corey; Elizabeth Sayles

    Random House Children's Books 2016; US$ 3.99

    This Step 4 Biography Reader shares the inspiring story of Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Even as a young girl in Pakistan, Malala spoke up about the importance of girls? education, via speeches and a blog. Since the Taliban regime was intent on denying girls an education and silencing anyone who disagreed with their... more...

  • Women in Black Historyby Tricia Williams Jackson

    Baker Publishing Group 2015; US$ 14.99

    True stories of notable African American women from colonial times through the 20th century that show their courage, faith, and resolve. For readers ages 9 to 12. more...

  • Keeping Secretsby Mary E. Lyons

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2015; US$ 7.39

    "A collection of seven literary biographies liberally sprinkled with brief quotations from the subjects' diaries, written when they were young adults." -- School Library Journal , starred review more...

  • The Boy with Two Livesby Abbas Kazerooni

    Allen & Unwin 2015; US$ 14.54

    From the author of the bestselling memoir On Two Feet and Wings , this is the story of refugee Abbas's double life in England: elite schoolboy by day, homeless by night. more...