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Biography, Non-Fiction

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  • Writing Radar

    Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories

    by Jack Gantos ...
    The Newbery Award–winning author of Dead End in Norvelt shares advice for how to be the best brilliant writer in this funny and practical creative writing guide perfect for all kids who dream of seeing their name on the spine of a book.With the signature wit and humor that have garnered him legions of fans, Jack Gantos instructs young writers on using their "writing radar" to unearth story ideas ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Parallel Journeys

    She was a young German Jew. He was an ardent member of the Hitler Youth. This is the story of their parallel journey through World War II.Helen Waterford and Alfons Heck were born just a few miles from each other in the German Rhineland. But their lives took radically different courses: Helen’s to the Auschwitz concentration camp; Alfons to a high rank in the Hitler Youth.While Helen was hiding in ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Who Was Sacagawea?

    series Who Was?
    Sacagawea was only sixteen when she made one of the most remarkable journeys in American history, traveling 4500 miles by foot, canoe, and horse-all while carrying a baby on her back! Without her, the Lewis and Clark expedition might have failed. Through this engaging book, kids will understand the reasons that today, 200 years later, she is still remembered and immortalized on a golden dollar ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • with their eyes

    September 11th: The View from a High School at Ground Zero

    by Annie Thoms ...
    A deeply moving play remembering September 11, 2001, written by high school students who witnessed the tragedy unfold.A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age“Profound.” —Booklist“Moving.” —Publishers Weekly“Rings with authenticity and resonates with power.” —School Library JournalTuesday, September 11, started off like any other day at... ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Circuit

    "'La frontera'...I heard it for the first time back in the late 1940s when Papa and Mama told me and Roberto, my older brother, that someday we would take a long trip north, cross la frontera, enter California, and leave our poverty behind." So begins this honest and powerful account of a family's journey to the fields of California -- to a life of constant moving, from strawberry fields to cotton ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Notorious Benedict Arnold

    A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery

    New York Times bestselling author, Newbery Honor recipient, and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin presents both the heroism and the treachery of one of the Revolutionary War's most infamous players in his biography of Benedict Arnold.Winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for NonfictionWinner of the YALSA-ALA Award for Excellence in Young Adult NonfictionMost people kn... ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • For the Duration

    The War Years

    by Tomie dePaola ...
    Illustrated by Tomie dePaola ...
    series 26 Fairmount Avenue #8
    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

  • Peggy Flanagan: Ogimaa Kwe, Lieutenant Governor

    Minnesota Native American Lives, #3

    series Minnesota Native American Lives #3
    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

  • 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

  • Team Moon

    How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon

    “This behind-the-scenes look at the first Apollo moon landing has the feel of a public television documentary in its breadth and detail” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).Here is a rare perspective on a story we only thought we knew. For Apollo 11, the first moon landing, is a story that belongs to many, not just the few and famous. It belongs to the seamstress who put together twenty-two layers ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • The Day the President Was Shot

    The Secret Service, the FBI, a Would-Be Killer, and the Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan

    by Bill O'Reilly ...
    The year was 1981. Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan was shot after leaving a speaking engagement in Washington, D. C. The quick action of the Secret Service and medical professionals saved the president's life. Mere days after his near-death experience, Reagan's personal strength propelled him back into his presidential duties.Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Unlikely Warrior

    A Jewish Soldier in Hitler's Army

    by Georg Rauch ...
    As a young adult in wartime Vienna, Georg Rauch helped his mother hide dozens of Jews from the Gestapo behind false walls in their top-floor apartment and arrange for their safe transport out of the country. His family was among the few who worked underground to resist Nazi rule. Then came the day he was drafted into Hitler's army and shipped out to fight on the Eastern front as part of the German ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Friends Forever

    by Shannon Hale ...
    Illustrated by LeUyen Pham ...
    series Friends #3
    Following up their mega-bestselling Real Friends and Best Friends graphic memoirs, Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham are back with Friends Forever, a story about learning to love yourself exactly as you are.Shannon is in eighth grade, and life is more complicated than ever. Everything keeps changing, her classmates are starting to date each other (but nobody wants to date her!), and no matter how hard ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

    “[A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of little Alexei, the hemophiliac heir who, with his parents and four sisters, would be murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918.” —The Wall Street JournalHere is the tumultuous, heartrending, true ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • China's Son

    Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution

    by Da Chen ...
    A candid memoir of growing up during the Chinese Cultural Revolution that is sure to inspire.Da Chen grew up as an outcast in Communist China. His family’s legacy had been one of privilege prior to the revolution, but now in the Chairman Mao era, they are treated with scorn. For Da Chen, that means that all of his successes and academic achievements are nullified when one teacher tells him that, ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Funny Bones

    Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

    Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaveras—skeletons performing various everyday or festive activities—came to be. They are the creation of Mexican artist José Guadalupe (Lupe) Posada (1852–1913). In a country that was not known for freedom of speech, he first drew political cartoons, much to the amusement of the local population but not the politicians. He continued to draw cartoons ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • Why Don't We: In the Limelight

    by Why Don't We ...
    In the Limelight is the official Why Don’t We autobiography, full of never-before-seen photos and behind-the-scenes info about one of today’s hottest bands.When five guys decided to form a band, they never imagined that they would go from playing music online to playing tours across the world so quickly. Why Don’t We has been together for less than two years, and they’ve already headlined sold out ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Who Is Sonia Sotomayor?

    Illustrated by Dede Putra ...
    series Who Was?
    The truly inspiring story of the first Latina Supreme Court Justice.Outspoken, energetic, and fun, Sonia Sotomayor has managed to turn every struggle in life into a triumph. Born in the Bronx to immigrant parents from Puerto Rico, Sonia found out at age nine that she had diabetes, a serious illness now but an even more dangerous one fifty years ago. How did young Sonia handle the devastating news? ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • What Color Is My World?

    The Lost History of African-American Inventors

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA's alltime leading scorer, champions a lineup of little-known African-American inventors in this lively, kid-friendly book. Did you know that James West invented the microphone in your cell phone? That Fred Jones invented the refrigerated truck that makes supermarkets possible? Or that Dr. Percy Julian synthesized cortisone from soy, easing untold ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • Legends: The Best Players, Games, and Teams in Football

    Classic Super Bowls! Amazing Playmakers! Historic Dynasties! And Much, Much More!

    by Howard Bryant ...
    From Lombardi's Packers through Brady and the Patriots, here is the ultimate look at the greatest sporting event in America -- the Super Bowl -- through its greatest quarterbacks, coaches, and highlight-reel plays.In the second book of the LEGENDS series, ESPN's Howard Bryant delivers THE gridiron guide to most exciting event in sports: the Super Bowl!In this day and age, the gridiron reigns ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • More than Marmalade

    Michael Bond and the Story of Paddington Bear

    by Rosanne Tolin ...
    Michael Bond never intended to be a children's writer. Though an avid reader, he was by no means a model student and quit school at 14. He repaired rooftop radio transmitters during the bombing of Britain in World War II and later joined the army. He wrote about the war and more, selling stories here and there.One day, while searching for inspiration at his typewriter, hoping for a big story that ... Read more

    $12.39 USD

  • George, Thomas, and Abe!

    The Step into Reading Presidents Story Collection

    Illustrated by Richard Walz, Donald Cook ...
    series Step into Reading
    This collection features three of our most popular biographies: Washington, the stoic general with a soft spot for animals; Jefferson, the brilliant statesman who was a foodie at heart, and Lincoln, the absentminded lawyer whose compassionate caseload foretold his presidency. Beginning readers will learn about little-known, illuminating events in the earlier years of these extraordinary men and ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • As Good as Anybody

    Martin Luther King, Jr., and Abraham Joshua Heschel's Amazing March toward Freedom

    Illustrated by Raul Colón ...
    MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality.Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued by racial discrimination. He aimed to put a stop to it. He became a minister like his daddy, and he preached and marched for his cause.Abraham grew up in a loving family many years earlier, in a ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Radioactive!

    How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World

    The fascinating, little-known story of how two brilliant female physicists’ groundbreaking discoveries led to the creation of the atomic bomb.In 1934, Irène Curie, working with her husband and fellow scientist, Frederic Joliot, made a discovery that would change the world: artificial radioactivity. This breakthrough allowed scientists to modify elements and create new ones by altering the ... Read more

    $9.59 USD