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FDR and the American Crisis

by Albert Marrin

The definitive biography of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt for young adult readers, from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin.

 

Brought up in a privileged family, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had every...


A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me

by Jason Schmidt

Jason Schmidt wasn't surprised when he came home one day during his junior year of high school and found his father, Mark, crawling around in a giant pool of blood. Things like that had been happening a lot...


Who Was Betsy Ross?

by James Buckley, John O'Brien & Nancy Harrison

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...


Who Is Gloria Steinem?

by Sarah Fabiny, Max Hergenrother & Nancy Harrison

As a field reporter in the 1960s, Gloria Steinem worked hard to dig up important stories. She went undercover to expose the grim realities of gender inequality in America. As her message continued to grow, she...


Who Was Sitting Bull?

by Stephanie Spinner, Jim Eldridge & Nancy Harrison

No one knew the boy they called “Jumping Badger” would grow to become a great leader. Born on the banks of the Yellowstone River, Sitting Bull, as he was later called, was tribal chief and holy man of the...


Who Was Andy Warhol?

by Kirsten Anderson, Gregory Copeland & Nancy Harrison

Best known for his screen prints of soup cans and movie stars, this shy young boy from Pittsburgh shot to fame with his radical ideas of what “art” could be. Working in the aptly named “Factory,” Warhol’s...


Who Was Charles Dickens?

by Pamela D. Pollack, Meg Belviso & Mark E Geyer

As a child, Charles Dickens worked in a shoe polish factory where his gritty surroundings inspired some of the most memorable characters and settings in literary history. Known for his masterful storytelling...


Who Was Frederick Douglass?

by April Jones Prince, Robert Squier & Nancy Harrison

Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, Frederick Douglass was determined to gain freedom--and once he realized that knowledge was power, he secretly learned to read and write to give himself an advantage. After...


Who Is Stan Lee?

by Geoff Edgers, John Hinderliter & Nancy Harrison

Stanley Lieber was just seventeen when he got his first job at Timely Comics in 1939. Since then, the man now known as Stan Lee has launched a comic book empire, made Marvel Comics a household name, and created...


Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century

by Carole Boston Weatherford & Raul Colon

A stunning picture-book biography of iconic African American opera star Leontyne Price.

 

Born in a small town in Mississippi in 1927, the daughter of a midwife and a sawmill worker, Leontyne Price might have...


We Should Hang Out Sometime

by Josh Sundquist

When I was twenty-five years old, it came to my attention that I had never had a girlfriend. At the time, I was actually under the impression that I was in a relationship, so this bit of news came as something...


Living With Cancer: A Collection of Essays from the Gilda's Club New York City Teen Essay Contest

by Tonya Hurley

Living with Cancer presents the winners of the Gilda’s Club® New York City teen essay contest, which put to its young writers the challenge of expressing what it feels like to LIVE with cancer; not to struggle...


Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain

by Alan Light

From the former senior editor of Rolling Stone and author of The Holy or the Broken, called “thoughtful and illuminating” by The New York Times, a new book on the unlikely coming-to-be of Prince’s now...


The Keeper: The Unguarded Story of Tim Howard (Young Readers' Edition)

by Tim Howard

In this heartwarming and candid memoir, US national soccer team goalkeeper Tim Howard does something he would never do on a soccer field: he drops his guard. Howard opens up for the first time about how a hyperactive...


Magical Mystery Tours

by Tony Bramwell

Tony Bramwell's remarkable life with The Beatles began in a post-war Liverpool suburb where he was childhood friends with John, Paul and George. By the time he unexpectedly ran into George Harrison on top of...


The Mystery of Chopin's Préludes

by Anatole Leikin

Chopin's twenty-four Préludes remain as mysterious today as when they were newly published, raising questions about sources, compositional intention and aesthetic appeal. In this monograph, richly illustrated...


Grainger the Modernist

by Suzanne Robinson & Kay Dreyfus

Percy Grainger has remained on the margins of American music history and twentieth-century modernism. This volume reveals him to be a self-described 'hyper-modernist' who composed works of uncompromising dissonance,...


Who Was Genghis Khan?

by Nico Medina, Andrew Thomson & Nancy Harrison

Named Temujin at birth by his nomadic family in early Mongolia, the great Genghis Khan used his skill and cunning to create the Mongol Empire and conquer almost the entire continent of Asia. As ruler of the...


Who Was Alfred Hitchcock?

by Pamela D. Pollack, Meg Belviso & Jonathan Moore

Known as one of the most influential filmmakers of all time, Alfred Hitchcock’s unique vision in movies like Psycho and The Birds sent shivers down our spines and shockwaves through the film industry....


Who Was Gandhi?

by Dana M Rau, Jerry Hoare & Nancy Harrison

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in British-occupied India. Though he studied law in London and spent his early adulthood in South Africa, he remained devoted to his homeland and spent the later part...