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  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

    Young Readers Edition

    Illustrated by Anna Hymas ...
    Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village.When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Black Elk's Vision

    A Lakota Story

    by S. D. Nelson ...
    A stunning picture book biography of Lakota-Oglala medicine man Black Elk, from the award–winning author and illustrator of Crazy Horse and Custer.Black Elk (1863–1950) was a Lakota-Oglala medicine man and a cousin of Crazy Horse. This biographical account follows him from childhood through adulthood, recounting the visions he had as a young boy and describing his involvement in the battles of ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Born to Fly

    The First Women's Air Race Across America

    Illustrated by Bijou Karman ...
    From New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Honor recipient Steve Sheinkin, Born to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across America is the gripping true story of the fearless women pilots who aimed for the skies—and beyond.Featuring illustrations by Bijou Karman.Just nine years after American women finally got the right to vote, a group of trailblazers soared to new heights in the 1929 Air ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • I Am Malala

    How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition)

    In this New York Times bestselling memoir, Malala Yousafzai—the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize—inspires young readers with her stunning story of resilience and power.I Am Malala. This is my story.Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Prairie Girl

    The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

    Illustrated by Renee Graef ...
    Series series Little House Nonfiction
    In this charming, accessible biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, noted Wilder historian William Anderson takes us beyond the Little House books to share the real-life events that inspired Laura’s classic stories.Black-and-white interior illustrations by Renée Graef further enhance this look at one of America’s most beloved authors, perfect for chapter book readers. ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Reflections: On the Magic of Writing

    On the Magic of Writing

    This collection of more than twenty-five critical essays, speeches, and biographical pieces chosen by Diana Wynne Jones before her death in 2011 is essential reading for the author's many fans and for students and teachers of the fantasy genre and creative writing in general. The volume includes insightful literary criticism alongside autobiographical anecdotes, revelations about the origins of ... Read more

    $17.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • No Way, They Were Gay?

    Hidden Lives and Secret Loves

    by Lee Wind ...
    Series series Queer History Project
    "History" sounds really official. Like it's all fact. Like it's definitely what happened.But that's not necessarily true. History was crafted by the people who recorded it. And sometimes, those historians were biased against, didn't see, or couldn't even imagine anyone different from themselves.That means that history has often left out the stories of LGBTQIA+ people: men who loved men, women who ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Who Was Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

    Illustrated by Jake Murray ...
    Series series Who Was?
    You've probably seen her on T-shirts, mugs, and even tattoos. Now that famous face graces the cover of this Who Was? book.Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was famous for her stylish collars (called jabots) and her commanding dissents. This opera-loving New Yorker always spoke her mind; as a young lawyer, RBG advocated for gender equality and women's rights when few others did. She gained attention for ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Who Is Pelé?

    Illustrated by Andrew Thomson ...
    Series series Who Was?
    The story of a poor boy from Brazil who became the greatest soccer player of all time and one of the most important athletes of the twentieth century!His parents may have named him Edson Arantes do Nascimento, but to the rest of the world, he was known as Pelé. The soccer forward stunned Brazil when he began playing for the Santos soccer club at age fifteen. He then went on to captivate the world ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • The Denim Diaries

    A Memoir

    Laurie Boyle Crompton’s coming of age in rural Pennsylvania and the New York City area in the 1970s and 1980s was anything but idyllic. In moving verse accompanied by diary-esque sketches, Crompton takes you along as she navigates relationships, plays the happy family at church despite discord at home, manages her mother’s ambitions and her father’s alcoholism, struggles with her self-image, and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Good Behavior

    Jailed at age sixteen for armed robbery, Nathan Henry was the kind of teenager most parents and teachers have nightmares about. His crime was the culmination of a life lived on the edge: guns and drugs, sex and violence, all set against the ordinary backdrop of a one-stop light town in rural Indiana. Nate's personal history is both disturbing and fascinating. A rough childhood becomes an ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Girl on Pointe

    Chloe's Guide to Taking on the World

    Chloe Lukasiak is a big believer that things happen for a reason. She knows that life would be easier without disappointments, bullying, and medical issues-but sometimes it takes challenges to inspire you to achieve big things. From her status as fan favorite on the hit reality television show Dance Moms through her life as a social media star with millions of fans, Chloe has found that self ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • For the Duration

    The War Years

    by Tomie dePaola ...
    Illustrated by Tomie dePaola ...
    Series 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

    $7.99 USD

  • Exploring Space: Women Who Led the Way (Super SHEroes of Science)

    Women Who Led the Way (Super SHEroes of Science)

    Series series Super SHEroes of Science
    This brand-new series highlights some of the major contributions women have made in the world of science.From studying stars and discovering comets to flying into space as pioneering astronauts, women have been central to learning about space. Female astronomers gave us our first understanding of how large the universe really is and how much matter it contains. They were key to designing humans' ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Billie Eilish, The Unofficial Biography

    From E-Girl to Icon

    by Adrian Besley ...
    With number one albums in multiple countries and five Grammys under her belt, Billie Eilish has become a pop sensation. Billie was a promising young dancer until musical success came literally overnight in 2015. A song she uploaded to SoundCloud received a thousand plays in twenty-four hours. The thirteen-year-old's voice intoxicated listeners and the track went viral. Billie and her brother, ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Who Was Pablo Picasso?

    Illustrated by True Kelley ...
    Series series Who Was?
    Over a long, turbulent life, Picasso continually discovered new ways of seeing the world and translating it into art. A restless genius, he went through a blue period, a rose period, and a Cubist phase. He made collages, sculptures out of everyday objects, and beautiful ceramic plates. True Kelley's engaging biography is a wonderful introduction to modern art. ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • I Am Albert Einstein (I Am #2)

    Illustrated by Ute Simon ...
    Series Book 2 - I Am
    A biography series featuring some of the most important people from history and today.I am one of the most gifted minds that ever lived. I am a Nobel Prize-winning physicist. I was expelled from school as a young child. I am Albert Einstein.Learn all about this brilliant man, whose accomplishments are truly remarkable in Scholastic's biography series: I Am. The series features full-color ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Peggy Flanagan: Ogimaa Kwe, Lieutenant Governor

    Minnesota Native American Lives, #3

    Series 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

    $11.99 USD

  • Who Was Albert Einstein?

    Illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker ...
    Series series Who Was?
    Everyone has heard of Albert Einstein-but what exactly did he do? How much do kids really know about Albert Einstein besides the funny hair and genius label? For instance, do they know that he was expelled from school as a kid? Finally, here's the story of Albert Einstein's life, told in a fun, engaging way that clearly explores the world he lived in and changed. ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • History Smashers: Christopher Columbus and the Taino People

    Illustrated by Falynn Koch ...
    Series Book 8 - History Smashers
    Myths! Lies! Secrets! Uncover the hidden truth about Christopher Columbus, and learn all about the Taino people. Perfect for fans of the I Survived books and Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales.In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed across the ocean and discovered America. Right? WRONG! Columbus never actually set foot in what is now the United States. His voyages took him to islands in the Caribbean and ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Florence Nightingale

    The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse

    Most people know Florence Nightingale was a compassionate and legendary nurse, but they don’t know her full story. This riveting biography explores the exceptional life of a woman who defied the stifling conventions of Victorian society to pursue what was considered an undesirable vocation. She is best known for her work during the Crimean War, when she vastly improved gruesome and deadly ... Read more

    $14.99 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

  • At 30, I Realized I Had No Gender

    Life Lessons From a 50-Year-Old After Two Decades of Self-Discovery

    by Shou Arai ...
    At age 30, Shou Arai (he/him) came to a realization; he had no gender. Now he was faced with a question he'd never really considered: how to age in a society where everything is so strongly segregated between two genders? This autobiographical manga explores Japanese culture surrounding gender, transgender issues, and the day to day obstacles faced by gender minorities and members of the LGBTQIA+ ... Read more

    $7.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus