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  • Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults)

    A True Story of the Fight for Justice

    The young adult adaptation of the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestseller Just Mercy--now a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jaime Foxx, and Brie Larson and the subject of an HBO documentary feature!In this very personal work--adapted from the original #1 bestseller, which the New York Times calls "as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so"--acclaimed lawyer ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Who Was Queen Victoria?

    Illustrated by Max Hergenrother ...
    series Who Was?
    Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian Era, a period of industrial, cultural, scientific, and political change that was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. But Victoria was raised under close supervision and near isolation until she became Queen of the United Kingdom at the young age of 18. She married her first cousin, Albert, and had nine children who ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Who Was Alexander Graham Bell?

    Illustrated by David Groff ...
    series Who Was?
    Did you know that Bell's amazing invention--the telephone--stemmed from his work on teaching the deaf? Both his mother and wife were deaf. Or, did you know that in later years he refused to have a telephone in his study? Bell's story will fascinate young readers interested in the early history of modern technology! ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Alive in the Killing Fields

    Surviving the Khmer Rouge Genocide

    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 to his people and his country will spare future generations from similar tragedy.In this captivating memoir, a young Nawuth defies the odds and survives the invasion of his homeland by ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • For the Duration

    The War Years

    by Tomie dePaola ...
    Illustrated by Tomie dePaola ...
    Book 8 - 26 Fairmount Avenue
    Tomie keeps hearing the phrase, ?For the duration.? Gas is being rationed ?for the duration.? The Fourth of July fireworks will be the last show ?for the duration.? So many things will be different as long as the war goes on, but much of Tomie?s life goes on as usual. He?s excited about starring in a dance recital, taking the bus around town all by himself, and having his first Communion. But ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Girl Code

    Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done

    A New York Public Library Best Book of 2017Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere, Girl Code is the story of two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming world famous. The book also includes bonus content to help you start coding!Fans of funny and inspiring books like Maya Van Wagenen’s Popular and Caroline Paul’s ... Read more

    $12.49 USD $10.49 USD

  • Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

    SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!The extraordinary memoir of an orphan who danced her way from war-torn Sierra Leone to ballet stardom, most recently appearing in Beyonce’s Lemonade and as a principal in a major American dance company."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 ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Peggy Flanagan: Ogimaa Kwe, Lieutenant Governor

    Minnesota Native American Lives, #3

    Book 3 - Minnesota Native American Lives
    Peggy Flanagan is the Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota. This is the second-highest office in the state. She is the first Native woman to hold such a high elected statewide office in the United States. Her whole life she knew that the school system doesn't tell American Indian stories in a true way. Peggy is working hard to change how Native peoples' stories are told and to make life better for all ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • The Kid Who Changed the World

    by Andy Andrews ...
    The bestselling book now featuring revised content and new illustrations!The Kid Who Changed the World tells the story of Norman Borlaug, who would one day grow up and use his knowledge of agriculture to save the lives of two billion people. Two billion! Norman changed the world! Or was it Vice President Henry Wallace who changed the world? Or maybe it was George Washington Carver? But what about ... Read more

    $8.49 USD

  • The Trail of Tears

    series Step into Reading
    In 1838, settlers moving west forced the great Cherokee Nation, and their chief John Ross, to leave their home land and travel 1,200 miles to Oklahoma. An epic story of friendship, war, hope, and betrayal. ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Starstruck

    The Cosmic Journey of Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Illustrated by Frank Morrison ...
    A picture-book biography on science superstar Neil deGrasse Tyson, the groundbreaking American astrophysicist whose work has inspired a generation of young scientists and astronomers to reach for the stars! Perfect for STEM curricula and readers of all ages.Young Neil deGrasse Tyson was starstruck when he first visited the sky theater at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. He couldn't believe ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Almost American Girl

    An Illustrated Memoir

    by Robin Ha ...
    Illustrated by Robin Ha ...
    Harvey Award Nominee, Best Children or Young Adult BookA powerful and moving teen graphic novel memoir about immigration, belonging, and how arts can save a life**—perfect for fans of American Born Chinese and Hey, Kiddo.**For as long as she can remember, it’s been Robin and her mom against the world. Growing up as the only child of a single mother in Seoul, Korea, wasn’t always easy, but it has ... Read more

    $11.49 USD $9.99 USD

  • Old Hickory:Andrew Jackson and the American People

    Andrew Jackson and the American People

    by Albert Marrin ...
    From a childhood steeped in poverty, violence, and patriotic pride, Andrew Jackson rose to the heights of celebrity and power. The first popularly elected president, he won admiration by fighting corruption, championing the common man, shaping the power of the executive office, and preserving the fragile union of the young United States.Yet Jackson's ruthless pursuit of what he believed to be ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain (Scholastic Focus)

    by Tod Olson ...
    A nail-biting tale of survival and brotherhood atop one of the world's most dangerous mountains.This fast-paced, three-part narrative takes readers on three expeditions over 15 years to K2, one of the deadliest mountains on Earth. Roped together, these teams of men face perilously high altitudes and battering storms in hopes of reaching the summit. As each expedition sets out, they carve new paths ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Michelle Obama’s worldwide bestselling memoir, Becoming, is now adapted for young readers.Michelle Robinson was born on the South Side of Chicago. From her modest beginnings, she would become Michelle Obama, the inspiring and powerful First Lady of the United States, when her husband, Barack Obama, was elected the forty-fourth president. They would be the first Black ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

    A Friendship That Changed the World

    by Penny Colman ...
    Weaving events, quotations, personalities, and commentary into a page-turning narrative, Penny Colman's Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony vividly portrays a friendship that changed history.In the Spring of 1851 two women met on a street corner in Seneca Falls, New York—Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a thirty-five year old mother of four boys, and Susan B. Anthony, a thirty-one year old, ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Malala

    My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights

    A chapter book edition of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai's bestselling story of courageously standing up for girls' education.Malala's powerful memoir of risking her life for the right to go to school is now abridged and adapted for chapter book readers.Raised in a changing Pakistan by an enlightened father from a poor background and a beautiful, illiterate mother, Malala was taught to ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Boy

    Tales of Childhood

    by Roald Dahl ...
    Illustrated by Quentin Blake ...
    Find out where the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG got all his wonderful story ideas in this autobiographical account of his childhood!From his own life, of course! As full of excitement and the unexpected as his world-famous, best-selling books, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood are completely fascinating and fiendishly funny. Did you know that Roald Dahl ... Read more

    $8.99 USD $7.99 USD

  • Who Was Franklin Roosevelt?

    Illustrated by John O'Brien ...
    series Who Was?
    Although polio left him wheelchair bound, Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office during the Great Depression and served as president during World War II. Elected four times, he spent thirteen years in the White House. How he led the country through tremendously difficult problems, much like the ones facing America today, makes for a timely and engrossing biography. ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Torpedoed

    The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship"

    From award-winning author Deborah Heiligman comes Torpedoed, a true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares, which was evacuating children from England during WWII.Amid the constant rain of German bombs and the escalating violence of World War II, British parents by the thousands chose to send their children out of the country: the wealthy, independently; the ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Mary Shelley

    The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein's Creator

    This YA biography offers “a thorough, sensitive portrayal of one of literature**’s most remarkable authors, illustrated with period portraits and engravings” (Kirkus).**Most famous for her iconic tale of gothic horror, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley led a life that could itself have been a gothic novel. This “fascinating, scandal-rich” biography recounts a story full of drama, death, and one of the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Case for Faith Student Edition

    A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity

    by Lee Strobel ...
    series Case for … Series for Students
    Prepare yourself for an eye-opening, no-punches-pulled investigation into eight of the toughest objections to Christianity. The answers will prove whether or not Jesus is who he says he is and if heaven is for real, leading you to a life-changing decision in your current case for or against Christianity.Like you, as a student, Lee Strobel asked the same tough questions you face about God, about ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Lily Renée, Escape Artist

    From Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer

    by Trina Robbins ...
    Illustrated by Margaret Oh, Anne Timmons, Studio C10 ...
    In 1938, Lily Renée Wilheim is a 14-year-old Jewish girl living in Vienna. Her days are filled with art and ballet. Then the Nazis march into Austria, and Lily's life is shattered overnight. Suddenly, her own country is no longer safe for her or her family. To survive, Lily leaves her parents behind and travels alone to England.Escaping the Nazis is only the start of Lily's journey. She must ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Balcony on the Moon

    Coming of Age in Palestine

    Picking up where Tasting the Sky left off, Balcony on the Moon follows Ibtisam Barakat through her childhood and adolescence in Palestine from 1972-1981 and chronicles her desire to be a writer.A Junior Library Guild SelectionA Palestine Book Award Shortlist SelectionA VOYA Nonfiction Honor Roll SelectionA Skipping Stones Honor BookAn Arab-American National Muse... ... Read more

    $5.99 USD