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Helen Keller: A Light for the Blind

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

"Forget that I am deaf and blind and think of me as an ordinary woman," wrote Helen Keller--but she was anything but ordinary.

When  Helen was growing up, there were no facilities to help handicapped students....


Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker

by James Gavin

From his emergence in the 1950s as an uncannily beautiful young Oklahoman who became the prince of “cool” jazz seemingly overnight to his violent, drug-related death in Amsterdam in 1988, Chet Baker lived...


Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz

by Eva Mozes Kor & Lisa Rojany Buccieri

Eva Mozes Kor was just ten years old when she arrived in Auschwitz. While her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, she and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man known...


Meet Martin Luther King, Jr.

by James T. De Kay

Illus. with black-and-white photos. This revised edition of the popular Random House Step Up(TM) Biography of the great civil-rights leader and advocate for peaceful resistance now includes new text and additional...


To Life

by Ruth Minsky Sender

"WE ARE FREE!"

When Russian soldiers liberate Grafenort, the Nazi labor camp where she is a prisoner, nineteen-year-old Riva discovers that liberation doesn't mean the end of her hardship and suffering.

Cold...


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...


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...


Meet Thomas Jefferson

by Marvin Barrett & Pat Fogarty

When Thomas Jefferson was young, Virginia was still a colony of England. Jefferson thought that many English laws and taxes were unfair, so he studied hard to become a lawyer and help make better laws. Soon...


Meet George Washington

by Joan Heilbroner

This valiant story of how young George Washington was drawn into his country's struggle for independence gives readers a vivid perspective on a crucial era in American history--and on the life of a revolutionary...


Meet Abraham Lincoln

by Barbara Cary

This warmly told biography of our sixteenth president is enriched by many authentic but seldom told anecdotes and complemented by bold color illustrations that capture the spirit of Lincoln and his era.  

From...


The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps

by Jeanette Winter

Acclaimed picture book biographer Jeanette Winter has found her perfect subject: Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. Follow Jane from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill,...


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...


We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story

by Josh Sundquist

From Paralympic ski racer and YouTube star, Josh Sundquist, comes an always-funny (and sometimes-awkward) memoir about teenage misadventures.

When I was twenty-five years old, it came to my attention that I had...


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...


Feedback: The Who and Their Generation

by Casey Harison

In Feedback: The Who and Their Generation, historian Casey Harison offers a cultural and social history of one of the most successful bands of the 1960s British Invasion.


Patti Smith: America's Punk Rock Rhapsodist

by Eric Wendell

In Patti Smith: America’s Punk Rock Rhapsodist, musician and historian Eric Wendell delves into the volatile mix of religious upbringing and musical and literary influences that gave shape to Smith’s lyrics,...