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Joan of Arc (Landmark Books)
By Random House Books for Young Readers
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ean: 9780375802324, isbn: 0375802320,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
In the early 15th century, France was in turmoil. The country had been at war for years, and it had no king. Out of the chaos came Joan of Arc. No one knows how Joan, a poor farm girl, was able to command armies and win battles, but she did all that and more. Some called Joan a heroine. Others called her a witch. But with her determination and unwavering faith, she would go down in history as Saint Joan of Arc.

Rock 'n' Roll Soldier: A Memoir
By Kohler, Dean Ellis/ Vanhecke, Susan
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mpn: 9780061242557, ean: 9780061242557, isbn: 0061242551,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
Dean Kohler is about to make it big--he's finally scored a national record deal! But his dreams are abruptly put on hold by the arrival of his draft notice. Now he's in Qui Nhon, Vietnam, serving as a military policeman. He keeps telling himself he's a musician, not a killer, and that he's lucky he's not fighting on the front lines. When Captain orders him to form a rock band, it's up to Dean to find instruments and players, pronto. Ingenuity and perseverance pay off and soon the band is traveli

Marie Curie and the Science of Radioactivity (Oxford Portraits in Science)
By Oxford University Press
SKU: #VIB0195092147
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sku: VIB0195092147, ean: 9780195092141, isbn: 9780195092141,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews
Marie Curie discovered radium and went on to lead the scientific community in studying the theory behind and the uses of radioactivity. She left a vast legacy to future scientists through her research, her teaching, and her contributions to the welfare of humankind. She was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes, yet upon her death in 1934, Albert Einstein was moved to say, ''Marie Curie is, of all celebrated beings, the only one whom fame has not corrupted.'' She was a physicist, a wife and m

Fiery Vision: The Life and Death of John Brown
By Scholastic
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ean: 9780590475747, isbn: 0590475746,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews
The story of abolitionist John Brown describes his dream of eliminating slavery from America and recounts his 1859 insurrection at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, where he and his band turned violent for the cause.First Edition.

Beloved Mother: The Story of Nancy Ward
By Overmountain Press
SKU: #0917-WS1601-A03007-0932807925
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sku: 0917-WS1601-A03007-0932807925, ean: 9780932807922, isbn: 0932807925,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews
It was a time of drastic change for the Cherokee and for the frontier. The white settlers approached steadily, their home sites encroaching more and more every year upon the hunting grounds and towns of the Cherokee. Misunderstandings often led to violence, and violence often led to war—war against an unconquerable foe. Against this backdrop emerges the character of Nancy Ward, Beloved Woman of her tribe. She attained her special rank as a teen when she rallied the Cherokee warriors to a victo

Title Barbara McClintock : Nobel Prize Geneticist (People to Know)
By Enslow Pub Inc
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ean: 9780894909832, isbn: 0894909835,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews
Presents the life and career of the geneticist who spent many years studying the cells of maize and in 1983 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind (Young Reader's Edition) (Turtleback Binding Edition)
By Turtleback
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ean: 9780606399791, isbn: 0606399798,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 56 reviews
When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution and came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they need

Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life
By Clarion Books
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ean: 9780395746554, isbn: 0395746558,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
Martha Graham, the American dancer, teacher, and choreographer, revolutionized the world of modern dance. She possessed a great gift for revealing emotion through dance, expressing beliefs and telling stories in an utterly new way. Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman documents Martha Graham's life from her birth in 1894 to her final dance performance at the age of seventy-five and continued career as a choreographer until her death in 1991. Graham's own recollections as well as those of her dancer

The World of Columbus and Sons
By Brand: Scribner
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ean: 9780964380387, isbn: 0964380382,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews
This is the story of a wonderful, changing, reawakening world the world of the Renaissance and Reformation. Measured by the lifetime of Columbus and his sons, this book spans the years from 1451-1539. With Columbus as the central figure of this narrative, readers will also learn the fascinating stories of Prince Henry the Navigator, Ivan III of Russia, Gutenberg, Queen Isabella, Leonardo da Vinci, Mohammed II, the African ruler Nomi Mansa, Martin Luther, Erasmus, Albrecht Dürer, Copernicus, Mic

Women Heroes of the American Revolution: 20 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Defiance, and Rescue (Women of Action)
By Chicago Review Press
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9781613745830, isbn: 1613745834,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews
When you think of the American Revolution, perhaps you envision the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s infamous ride, or George Washington crossing the Delaware River. But there are many other, lesser-known stories of the war that engulfed women’s lives as it did the lives of their fathers, husbands, and sons. Some women served as spies, nurses, and water carriers; some helped as fundraisers, writers, and couriers; and still others functioned as resistors, rescuers, and—surprisingly—even so

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition
By Listening Library (Audio)
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mpn: FBA-|293020, ean: 9780307737854, isbn: 0307737853,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has since become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the “Secret

Nelson Mandela and the End of Apartheid (People and Events That Changed the World)
By Enslow Pub Inc
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ean: 9780766073005, isbn: 0766073009,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
Chronicles the life of Nelson Mandela and how he brought about changes to a South African society trapped under the yolk of apartheid.

A Light in the Darkness: Janusz Korczak, His Orphans, and the Holocaust
By Knopf Books for Young Readers
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ean: 9781524701208, isbn: 1524701203,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
From National Book Award Finalist Albert Marrin comes the moving story of Janusz Korczak, the heroic Polish Jewish doctor who devoted his life to children, perishing with them in the Holocaust.Janusz Korczak was more than a good doctor. He was a hero. The Dr. Spock of his day, he established orphanages run on his principle of honoring children and shared his ideas with the public in books and on the radio. He famously said that ''children are not the people of tomorrow, but people today.'' Korcz

My House Was Not a Home
By Page Publishing, Inc.
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ean: 9781644240694, isbn: 1644240696,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
In Frederic Voss's wonderful memoir, My House Was Not a Home, the author describes life on the farm with an abusive grandmother. His priority was finding other places to be than at ''home,'' a place never referred to as such in the book. Voss's book is, however, not about abuse, but rather the friends that helped him avoid it. There were many characters, good and not so good. In chapter 4, we meet Reg Keetering, the king of the tall-tale spinners, as he conjures ''The Man Who Invented Dinosaurs.

Zoo Station: The Story of Christiane F. (True Stories)
By Zest Books
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mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9781936976225, isbn: 1936976226,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews
This incredible autobiography of Christiane F. provides a vivid portrait of teen friendship, drug abuse, and alienation in and around Berlin's notorious Zoo Station. Christiane's rapid descent into heroin abuse and prostitution is shocking, but the boredom, longing for acceptance, thrilling risks, and even her musical obsessions are familiar to everyone. Previously published in Germany and the US to critical acclaim, Zest's new translation includes original photographs of Christiane and her frie

Sterling Point Books: Path to the Pacific: The Story of Sacagawea
By Brand: Sterling
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ean: 9781402745188, isbn: 1402745184,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
Seldom given the credit she deserves, Sacajawea is one of America’s true heroines. Without her help, the Lewis and Clark Expedition would never have crossed the Rockies and reached the Pacific Northwest—and the course of U.S. history would have been changed forever. Master Western storyteller Neta Frazier, author of The Stout-Hearted Seven: Orphaned on the Oregon Trail, tells the story of this courageous Native American, from when she was kidnapped as a young girl from her Shoshone tribal hom

Find Where The Wind Goes: Moments From My Life
By Scholastic Press
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ean: 9780439131957, isbn: 0439131952,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews
Following her childhood dreams, Mae Jemison grew to become an accomplished woman as a chemical engineer, scientist, physican, and astronaut while having made her mark in the history books as the first African-American woman to travel into space. From majoring in chemical engineering at Stanford University (at the age of 16) to giggling with hairdressers in Nairobi (in Swahili) to orbiting the Earth as the first woman of color to travel in space (conducting experiments in life and material scienc

John F. Kennedy: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works (Significant Figures in World History)
By Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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ean: 9781538120552, isbn: 1538120550,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews
John F. Kennedy: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works cover all aspects of his life and work. Despite his short tenure in office, Kennedy shaped the domestic and international direction of the nation for decades to come. He is remembered domestically for the hope and encouragement he instilled in the struggle for civil rights, his support for the freedom riders and for equality for women. Abroad, his memory lives in his handling of the Cold War against an aggressive Soviet Union and such even

Beyoncé and Jay-z (Power Couples)
By Rosen Young Adult
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ean: 9781508188797, isbn: 1508188793,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
Presented here are two celebrities who have climbed the ladder of success to become one of the most renowned and influential power couples in the world. Beyonce, with her chart-topping singles and multiple Grammy awards, is one of the most compelling singers and pop culture icons today. Jay-Z has earned his fame as one of the most illustrious rappers of all time, and is a sharp-minded businessman. He has also worked to shed light on the injustice of the American prison system. This revealing nar

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