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Who Is George Lucas?

by Pamela D. Pollack, Meg Belviso & Ted Hammond

As a child his passions were comics and cars, but George Lucas grew up to be one of the most successful filmmakers of all time. He is a producer, screenwriter, director and entrepreneur whose company Lucasfilms...


J Dilla's Donuts

by Jordan Ferguson

From a Los Angeles hospital bed, equipped with little more than a laptop and a stack of records, James �J Dilla� Yancey crafted a set of tracks that would forever change the way beatmakers viewed their artform....


Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek

by Maya Van Wagenen

New York Times Bestseller

A breakout teen author explores the true meaning of popularity and how to survive middle school in this hysterically funny, touchingly honest contemporary memoir.

"I was inspired by...


Ben Franklin's Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life

by Candace Fleming

"What good shall I do today?"

How Ben Franklin answered that question -- through his work as a writer, printer, statesman, and inventor -- forever established him as one of America's greatest figures. On one...


The Piano Works of Claude Debussy

by E. Robert Schmitz

Part biography, part criticism, and part analysis, this fascinating study of one of music's greatest geniuses is above all an authoritative commentary on the entire corpus of Debussy's work for solo piano. Includes...


A Volcano Beneath the Snow: John Brown's War Against Slavery

by Albert Marrin

John Brown is a man of many legacies, from hero, freedom fighter, and martyr, to liar, fanatic, and "the father of American terrorism." Some have said that it was his seizure of the arsenal at Harper's Ferry...


A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen

by Liel Leibovitz

Brings to life a passionate poet-turned-musician and what compels him and his work. Why is it that Leonard Cohen receives the sort of reverence we reserve for a precious few living artists? Why are his songs,...


Who Is Dolly Parton?

by True Kelley, Stephen Marchesi & Nancy Harrison

Born in a little cabin in Tennessee, Dolly Parton always dreamed big, and she was right to! She wrote her first song at age five and became a country music star by the time she was in her early twenties. Of...


Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist

by Debra L. Winegarten

Oveta Culp Hobby (1905-1995) had a lifetime of stellar achievement. During World War II, she was asked to build a women's army from scratch-and did. Hobby became Director of the Women's Army Corps and the first...


Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose

by Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain

Fans of Go Ask Alice will devour Dear Nobody, a real teen's diary, so raw and so edgy that it's authenticity rings off every page.

They say that high school is supposed to be the best time of your life. But...


Earthrise: My Adventures as an Apollo 14 Astronaut

by Ellen Mahoney, Edgar Mitchell & Dr. Brian Cox

The inspiring and fascinating biography of the sixth man to ever walk on the Moon

 

Of the nearly seven billion people who live on Earth, only 12 have walked on the Moon and Dr. Edgar Mitchell was one of them....


Submarines

by Sydelle Kramer

Young readers are in for the most exciting trip of their lives as they venture into a nuclear submarine! While touring the vessel from bow to stern, they learn about the history and mechanics of subs, their...


Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood

by James McMullan

A memoir in paintings and words by internationally acclaimed illustrator, author, and teacher James McMullan.

"It is this dreamlike quality of my memories that I wanted to capture in some way in the paintings...


What Every Child Needs to Know about Elvis Presley

by R. Bradley Snyder, Robert Kempe & Marc Engelsgjerd

Elvis Presley was called “the King of Rock and Roll.” His life and music transformed society in ways that are still felt to this day. With honesty, integrity, simplicity, and humor, What Every Child Needs...


Who Was Louis Braille?

by Margaret Frith, Robert Squier & Scott Anderson

Louis Braille certainly wasn't your average teenager. Blind from the age of four, he was only fifteen when in 1824 he invented a reading system that converted printed words into columns of raised dots. Through...


Gabe & Izzy: Standing Up for America's Bullied

by Gabrielle Ford

The moving, true story of the young woman dubbed "The Voice of America's Bullied"; how her bond with her dog, Izzy, changed her life; and their mission to help break the cycle of bullying.

In middle school, Gabrielle...


The LaSalle Quartet: Conversations with Walter Levin

by Robert Spruytenburg & Richard Howe

The LaSalle Quartet (1946-1987) was the premier exponent of 'the new music' for string quartet. Founded in 1946 at the Julliard School in New York, it became famous for its performances of works by the Second...


Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II

by Marc Weidenbaum

Extravagantly opaque, willfully vaporous - Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II, released by the estimable British label Warp Records in 1994, rejuvenated ambient music for the Internet Age that was...


The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art

by Barb Rosenstock & Mary Grandpre

Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint...


This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl

by Esther Earl, Lori Earl & Wayne Earl

New York Times Bestseller!

"This moving read will have you reaching for the tissues and smiling with delight....Stunningly alive on the page, Esther shows that sometimes the true meaning of life-helping and loving...