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  • The Port Chicago 50by Steve Sheinkin

    Roaring Brook Press 2014; US$ 11.04

    An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin. On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away.... more...

  • No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Rowby Susan Kuklin

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2013; US$ 11.04

    No Choirboy takes readers inside America's prisons, and allows inmates sentenced to death as teenagers to speak for themselves. In their own voices?raw and uncensored?they talk about their lives in prison, and share their thoughts and feelings about how they ended up there. Susan Kuklin also gets inside the system, exploring capital punishment itself... more...

  • In New Yorkby Marc Brown

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    Marc Brown now calls New York City home, and with In New York , he shares his love for all that the city has to offer and all that it stands for, including the way it's always changing and evolving. From its earliest days as New Amsterdam to the contemporary wonders of Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building, to the kid-appealing... more...

  • World War Iby Allan Burnett

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 4.99

    Acclaimed children's author Allan Burnett turns his attention to the First World War in a book of explosively exciting and emotionally charged tales of bravery and adventure. Featuring the true exploits of soldiers, spies, pilots, sailors and many others, these stories, all based on interviews with these heroes themselves or their descendants, offer... more...

  • Children of the Tipiby Michael Oren Fitzgerald

    World Wisdom 2013; US$ 9.99

    Children of the Tipi brings to life the experiences of American Indian children growing up on thegreat plains of North America before the coming of the white settlers. In aworld without computers, fast-food, and television, how did these childrenlive, learn, and play? Simple passages from Native American leaders, selectedby award-winning author Michael... more...

  • The Third Chimpanzee for Young Peopleby Jared Diamond; Rebecca Stefoff

    Seven Stories Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    At some point during the last 100,000 years, humans began exhibiting traits and behavior that distinguished us from other animals, eventually creating language, art, religion, bicycles, spacecraft, and nuclear weapons?all within a heartbeat of evolutionary time. Now, faced with the threat of nuclear weapons and the effects of climate change, it seems... more...

  • D-Dayby Rick Atkinson

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2014; US$ 11.04

    Adapted for young readers from the #1 New York Times ?bestselling The Guns at Last Light , D-Day captures the events and the spirit of that day?June 6, 1944?the day that led to the liberation of western Europe from Nazi Germany's control. They came by sea and by sky to reclaim freedom from the occupying Germans, turning the tide of World War II.... more...

  • Jandamarraby Mark Greenwood; Terry Denton

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 13.99

    The epic and tragic story of Jandamarra, Indigenous hero of the Kimberley told through text and illustrations. A story for all Australians, providing a unique insight into an extraordinary man and a powerful slice of history. more...

  • Noor Inayat Khanby Gaby Halberstam

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 5.99

    Noor Khan was a pacifist, an Indian Muslim, a poet and children's author. During WWII she joined the Special Operations Executive and was sent to Nazi-occipied France as a wireless operator, transmitting vital secret messages. When her network was broken and her colleagues captured by the Nazis, she refused to abandon what had become the most important... more...

  • Ice Wreckby Lucille Recht Penner

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 3.99

    Shackleton?s Antarctic journey took courage and perseverance. Now his story is told in a full-color early chapter book!   In 1914, Ernest Shackleton and his crew set out for the South Pole. They never made it. Within sight of land, the ship ran into dangerous waters filled with chunks of ice. Then the sea froze around them! There was no hope of rescue.... more...