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  • History for the IB Diploma: Origins and Development of Authoritarian and Single Party Statesby Allan Todd; Sally Waller

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    An exciting new series that covers the five Paper 2 topics of the IB 20th Century World History syllabus. more...

  • The Boy on the Wooden Boxby Leon Leyson

    Simon & Schuster UK 2013; Not Available

    Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow. Ultimately,... more...

  • Moonshotby Brian Floca; Brian Floca

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2013; US$ 18.99

    Brilliantly illustrated, Moonshot tells the story of our first visit to the moon in 1969?an unforgettable story of home, seen whole, from far away. Simply told, grandly shown, here is the flight of Apollo 11. Here for a new generation of readers and explorers are the steady astronauts, clicking themselves into gloves and helmets, strapping themselves... more...

  • Pyramidby David Macaulay

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1982; US$ 9.95

    Through concise text and richly detailed black and white illustrations we come to know the philosophy of life and death in ancient Egypt. more...

  • Bootlegby Karen Blumenthal

    Roaring Brook Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    It began with the best of intentions. Worried about the effects of alcohol on American families, mothers and civic leaders started a movement to outlaw drinking in public places. Over time, their protests, petitions, and activism paid off--when a Constitional Amendment banning the sale and consumption of alcohol was ratified, it was hailed as the... more...

  • Farewell to Manzanarby James D. Houston; James A. Houston; Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2002; US$ 8.99

    During World War II a community called Manzanar was hastily created in the high mountain desert country of California, east of the Sierras. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese American internees. One of the first families to arrive was the Wakatsukis, who were ordered to leave their fishing business in Long Beach and take with them only... more...

  • Who Was Betsy Ross?by James Buckley; John O'Brien; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2014; US$ 4.99

    Born the eighth of seventeen children in Philadelphia, Betsy Ross lived in a time when the American colonies were yearning for independence from British rule. Ross worked as a seamstress and was eager to contribute to the cause, making tents and repairing uniforms when the colonies declared war. By 1779 she was filling cartridges for the Continental... more...

  • Hitler's Last Daysby Bill O'Reilly

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2015; US$ 13.99

    By early 1945, the destruction of the German Nazi State seems certain. The Allied forces, led by American generals George S. Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower, are gaining control of Europe, leaving German leaders scrambling. Facing defeat, Adolf Hitler flees to a secret bunker with his new wife, Eva Braun, and his beloved dog, Blondi. It is there that... more...

  • Chinese Cinderellaby Adeline Yen Mah

    Random House Children's Books 2009; US$ 9.99

    A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s. A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph and courage in the face of despair. Adeline's affluent, powerful... more...

  • Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?by Bonnie Bader; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2007; US$ 4.99

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was soon organizing black people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights. Maintaining nonviolent and peaceful tactics even when his life was threatened, King was also an advocate for the poor and spoke... more...