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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...


Alive in the Killing Fields: Surviving the Khmer Rouge Genocide

by Nawuth Keat & Martha Kendall

Alive in the Killing Fields is the real-life memoir of Nawuth Keat, a man who survived the horrors of war-torn Cambodia. He has now broken a longtime silence in the hope that telling the truth about what happened...


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

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! 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,...


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...


Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement

by Rick Bowers

The Spies of Mississippi is a compelling story of how state spies tried to block voting rights for African Americans during the Civil Rights era. This book sheds new light on one of the most momentous periods...


Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna

by Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton & Herman Viola

Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first...


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...


I Am #1: Sacagawea

by Grace Norwich & Anthony Vanarsdale

A brand-new biography series featuring some of the most important people from history and today. I am only sixteen years old as I trek across the country with my infant son strapped to my back. I have a river,...


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...


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...


Homesick

by Jean Fritz

The accolades speak for themselves: "Fritz draws the readers into scenes from her youth in the turbulent China of the mid-twenties. One comes to appreciate the generous affection of her nurse/companion Lin Nai-Nai,...


Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories

by Ellen Levine

In this inspiring collection of true stories, thirty African-Americans who were children or teenagers in the 1950s and 1960s talk about what it was like for them to fight segregation in the South-to sit in an...


The Bumper Book of London: Everything You Need to Know about London and More...

by Becky Jones & Clare Lewis

This entertaining and informative book includes every fact, figure, statistic and hidden secret of London that will be of interest to children. Mixing history with literature, listings with trivia, it opens...


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...


What Was Pompeii?

by Jim O'Connor, Fred Harper & John Hinderliter

The morning of August 24, AD 79, seemed like any other in the Roman city of Pompeii. So no one was prepared when the nearby volcano Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, spouting ash that buried the city and its...


I Wish I Knew That: Geography: Cool Stuff You Need to Know

by James Doyle

Where on earth will you find a more exciting look at the world around us?

Explore the world's continents, countries, and capital cities, and marvel at the planet's most extraordinary physical features-from the...


Cause: Reconstruction America 1863-1877

by Tonya Bolden

After the destruction of the Civil War, the United States faced the immense challenge of rebuilding a ravaged South and incorporating millions of freed slaves into the life of the nation. On April 11, 1865,...


Cesar Chavez: A Hero for Everyone

by Gary Soto & Lori Lohstoeter

¡Viva la causa!

¡Viva César Chávez!

Up and down the San Joaquin Valley of California, and across the country, people chanted these words. Cesar Chavez, a migrant worker himself, was helping Mexican Americans...


The Flag of Childhood: Poems From the Middle East

by Naomi Shihab Nye

In this stirring anthology of sixty poems from the Middle East, honored anthologist Naomi Shihab Nye welcomes us to this lush, vivid world and beckons us to explore. Eloquent pieces from Palestine, Israel, Egypt,...