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  • What They Don't Tell You About: William Shakespeareby Anita Ganeri

    Hachette Children 2014; US$ 6.99

    Did you know that Shakespeare couldn't spell his own surname? Love him or hate him, everyone has heard of the world's most famous playwright. But did the Elizabethans think he was a genius or simply that he wrote great soap operas? Any book on Shakespeare will give you the boring facts THEY think you should know, but only this one will tell you what... more...

  • World War II for Kidsby Richard Panchyk; Senator John McCain

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 14.99

    Now more than ever, kids want to know about our country's great struggles during World War II. This book is packed with information that kids will find fascinating, from Hitler's rise to power in 1933 to the surrender of the Japanese in 1945. Much more than an ordinary history book, it is filled with excerpts from actual wartime letters written to... more...

  • It's True! Everest Killsby Kim Wilson

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 10.86

    Get the lowdown on Earth's highest mountain! Packed with hair-raising stories of extreme adventure, the 22nd title in the exciting It's True! series reveals the challenges that confront the courageous climbers who venture up Mount Everest. more...

  • Grief Girlby Erin Vincent

    Random House Children's Books 2008; US$ 8.99

    Imagine that you're going through one of the hardest parts of your life?being a teenager?when your parents are killed in a horrific car crash. Now you, your 17-year-old sister, and your three-year-old brother are on your own. Imagine what that would be like. Then read this book and find out. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Jamaican Americansby Heather A. Horst; Andrew Garner; Robert D. Johnston

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 27.95

    From Colin Powell, the first African American to be appointed US secretary of state in 2000, to former NBA star Patrick Ewing and Grammy Award winner Harry Belafonte, Jamaican Americans have made important contributions to American society. Drawing on personal stories, this book focuses on this dynamic people and assesses their lasting impact. more...

  • Icelandby Roger Sandness; Charles F. Gritzner

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    These information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture more...

  • Indian Americansby Padma Rangaswamy; Robert D. Johnston

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 27.95

    Barely 40 years after beginning a major immigration movement to the United States, Indian Americans have established thriving communities in major metropolitan areas across the country. This work traces their history, from the early days of the Punjabi pioneers in California to the triumphs of the "dot-com generation." more...

  • Mexican Americansby Michael J. Schroeder; Robert D. Johnston

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 27.95

    How have Mexican immigrants reshaped the US? What is their history and culture? Why did they leave their homeland? Focusing on the human side of the story, this work probes these questions by tracing the lives of ordinary and not-so-ordinary people. Featuring photographs, it points the way to a journey into the Mexican-American experience. more...

  • Filipino Americansby Jon Sterngass; Robert D. Johnston

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 27.95

    In the early 2000s, Filipinos made up the second-largest immigrant group in the US and the third largest in Canada. In the early 1900s, they worked as agricultural laborers, cannery workers and sailors. Since 1970, they worked in such fields as computer programming and nursing. This book examines their history, culture, trials and successes. more...

  • Egyptby Joseph J. Hobbs; Aswin Subanthore

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    Egypt lies at a crossroads between Africa, Asia, and Europe and is the largest country in the Middle East. Egypt's other geographical feature is its deserts. The Nile helped in the cultivation of crops, while the deserts helped keep Egypt isolated. This work explores the people, culture, history, environment, economy, and government of Egypt. more...