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Three Cups of Tea: Young Readers Edition: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time

Kiriyama Prize for Non-Fiction 2007

by David Oliver Relin, Greg Mortenson & Sarah Thomson

This young readers edition of the worldwide bestseller Three Cups of Tea has been specially adapted for younger readers and updated by Greg Mortenson to bring his remarkable story of humanitarianism up to date...


Kennedy's Last Days

by Bill O'Reilly

On a sunny day in Dallas, Texas, at the end of a campaign trip, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy is assassinated by an angry, lonely drifter named Lee Harvey Oswald. The former Marine Corps sharpshooter escapes...


Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #6: Space: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #8: Midnight on the Moon

by Sal Murdocca, Mary Pope Osborne & Will Osborne

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!

 

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #8: Midnight on the Moon, they had lots of questions. How did the universe begin? How long does...


Bad Boy

by Walter Dean Myers

In a memoir that is gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable, New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers travels back to his roots in the magical world of Harlem during the 1940s and 1950s. Here...


What Was Ellis Island?

by Patricia Brennan Demuth, Kevin McVeigh & David Groff

From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was the gateway to a new life in the United States for millions of immigrants. In later years, the island was deserted, the buildings decaying. Ellis Island was not restored until...


Farewell to Manzanar

by James D. Houston, James A. Houston & Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

During World War II a community called Manzanar was hastily created in the high mountain desert country of California, east of the Sierras. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese American internees....


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...


Escape from Saigon

by Andrea Warren

An unforgettable true story of an orphan caught in the midst of war

Over a million South Vietnamese children were orphaned by the Vietnam War. This affecting true account tells the story of Long, who, like more...


Discovering Wes Moore

by Wes Moore

For fans of The Wire and Unbroken comes a story of two fatherless boys from Baltimore, both named Wes Moore. One is in prison, serving a life sentence for murder. The other is a Rhodes Scholar, an army veteran,...


Reaching Out

by Francisco Jimenez

From the perspective of the young adult he was then, Francisco Jiménez describes the challenges he faced in his efforts to continue his education.

     During his college years, the very family solidarity...


Who Was Michael Jackson?

by Megan Stine

Born in Gary, Indiana, on August 29, 1958, Michael Jackson was definitely not a regular kid. A superstar with The Jackson 5 before he was eight years old, he became the King of Pop as a solo artist. Michael...


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...


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...


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 Is Michelle Obama?

by Megan Stine, John O'Brien & Nancy Harrison

Born into a close knit family in Chicago, Michelle Robinson was a star student who graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law. Then in 1992, she married another promising young lawyer and the rest, as they say,...


The Crafts of Florida's First People

by Robin Brown

There were people living all over Florida for twelve thousand years before Columbus got here. Before hardware stores and shopping malls, these people managed to get food, make clothing, and cook their meals....


All About China: Stories, Songs, Crafts and More for Kids

by Allison Branscombe & Lin Wang

Take the whole family on a whirlwind tour of Chinese history and culture with this delightfully illustrated book that is packed with stories, activities and games. Travel from the stone age through the dynasties...


Welcome to My Country

by Laklak Burarrwanga, Sarah Wright & Sandie Suchet-Pearson

A wonderfully engaging and heartening account of a successful Aboriginal community based at a beautiful beach site in Arnhem Land


101 Amazing Facts about World Capitals - Volume 1

by Jack Goldstein

Do you know which two people have been granted free food for life at Ben's Chili Bowls in Washington? Which country's capital is known as the city of a thousand minarets? Where could you have found Hairy Bottom...


Queen Elizabeth II: Her Story Diamond Jubilee

by John Malam

This year Queen Elizabeth II enjoys 60 glorious years as monarch with a Diamond Jubilee celebration to be held on 5th June 2012.

Queen Elizabeth II, Her Story recounts the life of our Queen from her birth to...