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Guts & Glory: The American Civil War

by Ben Thompson & C. M. Butzer

Tremendous battles, dangerous operations, fearless spies, and legendary heroes from America's deadliest conflict!

From courageous cavalry rides deep into enemy territory to harrowing covert missions undertaken...


Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret Walker

by Carolyn J. Brown

The first biography of the much admired author of the novel Jubilee and the poem "For My People"


Stories of My Life

by Katherine Paterson

From her childhood in China to the moment she won her first National Book Award, literary icon Katherine Paterson shares the personal stories that inspired her children’s books.

Told with her trademark humor...


Touching From a Distance

by Deborah Curtis

The only in-depth biographical account of the legendary lead singer of Joy Division, written by his widow. Includes a foreword by Jon Savage and an introduction by Joy Division drummer, Steven Morris.

Revered...


Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer (Step Into Reading, Step 4)

by Michaela DePrince, Elaine Deprince & Frank Morrison

Perfect for newly independent readers—the amazing true story of Michaela DePrince, one of America’s top ballerinas.

 

At the age of three, Michaela DePrince found a photo of a ballerina that changed her...


Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

by Michaela DePrince & Elaine Deprince

"Michaela is nothing short of a miracle, born to be a ballerina. For every young brown, yellow, and purple dancer, she is an inspiration!” —Misty Copeland, world-renowned ballet dancer

The extraordinary memoir...


Powerful Stories of Perseverance in Sports

by Brad Herzog

Amazing true stories offer an engaging way of teaching perseverance to kids. Is perseverance fortitude, as shown by Anthony Robles, a wrestler with one leg who didn’t lose a single match? Maybe perseverance...


Awesome Stories of Generosity in Sports

by Brad Herzog

This collection of amazing true stories highlights generosity in sports. Readers will meet athletes including baseball player Roberto Clemente, who died while bringing aid to Nicaragua following a devastating...


Remarkable Stories of Teamwork in Sports

by Brad Herzog

Teamwork can take many forms, from simple to surprising. In these true stories teaching teamwork, readers will learn about six pitchers who joined forces to throw a no-hitter for the Houston Astros in 2003....


Inspiring Stories of Sportsmanship

by Brad Herzog

Teach kids about positive character through real-life examples. Sportsmanship goes beyond a single game. It shines through in all these stories, including the actions of college softball player Mallory Holtman,...


Twentieth Century History Makers: Nelson Mandela: An Extraordinary Life

by A Kramer

Twentieth Century History Makers: Nelson Mandela offers a fascinating and complete look at one of the 20th century's great leaders and humanitarians. Beginning with his early life in a rural part of South Africa,...


Incredible Stories of Courage in Sports

by Brad Herzog

These true stories of courage in sports will inspire and amaze young readers. Jackie Robinson showed great courage in the face of racism when he broke professional baseball’s color barrier in 1946. Other courageous...


Leningrad: Siege and Symphony: The Story of the Great City Terrorized by Stalin, Starved by Hitler, Immortalized by Shostakovich

by Brian Moynahan

Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony was first played in the city of its birth on 9 August, 1942. There has never been a first performance to match it. Pray God, there never will be again. Almost a year earlier,...


Jennifer, Liam and Josh: An Unauthorized Biography of the Stars of The Hunger Games

by Danny White

Learn about the three lead actors from The Hunger Games movies

The Hunger Games movie, based on the internationally-bestselling novel of the same name, has smashed box office records grossing nearly $700 million...


Niall Horan: The Unauthorized Biography

by Danny White

Discover all you need to know about the cheeky Irish charmer in this fully up-to-date biography

Niall Horan: The Unauthorized Biography is the story of how a small town Irish boy shot to overnight national and...


Who Killed Mister Moonlight?: Bauhaus, Black Magick, and Benediction

by David J. Haskins

(Book). Beginning with the creation of Bauhaus's seminal debut hit "Bela Lugosi's Dead," David J. Haskins offers a no-holds-barred account of his band's rapid rise to fame and glory in the late '70s, their sudden...


Harry Partch, Hobo Composer

by S. Andrew Granade

During the Great Depression, Harry Partch rode the railways, following the fruit harvest across the country. From his experience among hoboes he found what he called "a fountainhead of pure musical Americana."...


The Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music, Including the Handwritten Drafts of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs

by Hunter Davies

The definitive book of Beatles songs, shown as first written by their own hands and put into authoritative context, for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America.

For the Beatles, writing songs was...


Who Was Roberto Clemente?

by James Buckley, Ted Hammond & Nancy Harrison

Growing up the youngest of seven children in Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente had a talent for baseball. His incredible skill soon got him drafted into the big leagues where he spent 18 seasons playing right field...


Michael Jackson's Dangerous

by Susan Fast

Dangerous is Michael Jackson's coming of age album. Granted, that's a bold claim to make given that many think his best work lay behind him by the time this record was made. It offers Jackson on a threshold,...