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  • The Moe Manifesto

    An Insider's Look at the Worlds of Manga, Anime, and Gaming

    Moe is a huge cultural phenomenon and one of the driving forces behind the enormous success of Japanese anime and manga—not just in Japan but now throughout the world.In Japan, avid fans of manga comics, anime films and videogames use the term Moe to refer to the strong sense of emotional attachment they feel for their favorite characters. These fans have a powerful desire to protect and nurture ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-ending War

    Living Bravely Through a Never-ending War

    by Deborah Ellis ...
    Since its publication in 2000, hundreds of thousands of children all over the world have read and loved The Breadwinner. By reading the story of eleven-year-old Parvana and her struggles living under the terror of the Taliban, young readers came to know the plight of children in Afghanistan.But what has happened to Afghanistan's children since the fall of the Taliban in 2001? In 2011, Deborah ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Mosque

    From the award-winning author of The Way Things Work, a remarkable look at how a sixteenth-century mosque would have been built, in words and pictures.“Gorgeously illustrated . . . Macaulay is renowned for spectacular children’s books with an architectural flavor . . . Mosque is a superbly illustrated and technically engrossing explanation of how a great Turkish mosque complex would be built in ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Light in Hidden Places

    One knock at the door, and Stefania has a choice to make...It is 1943, and for four years, sixteen-year-old Stefania has been working for the Diamant family in their grocery store in Przemysl, Poland, singing her way into their lives and hearts. She has even made a promise to one of their sons, Izio -- a betrothal they must keep secret since she is Catholic and the Diamants are Jewish.But ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Ryan's Road Trip

    by Ryan Kaji ...
    series Ryan's World
    Join Ryan of the hit YouTube channel Ryan’s World and Ryan’s Mystery Playdate on Nickelodeon on a cross-country road trip! This 8x8 storybook includes fun facts about all fifty states and comes with a double-sided poster!Ryan is exploring the United States of America! Readers will learn hundreds of new things about the fifty states and the nation’s capital. They can even follow along on Ryan’s ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Most Dangerous

    Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

    Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War is New York Times bestselling author Steve Sheinkin's award-winning nonfiction account of an ordinary man who wielded the most dangerous weapon: the truth.“Easily the best study of the Vietnam War available for teen readers.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)A YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award winnerA Nationa... ... Read more

    $8.72 USD

  • Tasting the Sky

    A Palestinian Childhood

    Winner, Arab American National Museum Book Award for Children's/YA Literature, among other awards and honors."When a war ends it does not go away," my mother says."It hides inside us . . . Just forget!"But I do not want to do what Mother says . . . I want to remember.In this groundbreaking memoir set in Ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, Ibtisam Barakat captures what it is like ... Read more

    $6.71 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

    $8.72 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

  • Vietnam

    A History of the War

    A comprehensive overview of one of the most controversial wars in America's history written by masterful children's historian and Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman.With prose that is clear, concise, and enthralling, Russell Freedman presents a detailed overview of the Vietnam war. Beginning with the rise of communism in Vietnam and detailing the increase of American involvement, Freedman then ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Mill

    This illustrated look at nineteenth-century New England architecture was named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.This book, from the award-winning author of The Way Things Work, takes readers of all ages on a journey through a fictional mill town called Wicksbridge. With words and pictures, David Macaulay reveals fascinating details about the planning, construction, and operation of ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Young Dark Emu

    A Truer History

    by Bruce Pascoe ...
    *Longlisted for the CBCA 2020 Eve Pownall Award for Information Books**Shortlisted for the 2020 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature**Shortlisted for the ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children (ages 7-12)**Shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards 2020: Children's**Shortlisted for the Booksellers' Choice 2020 Children's Book of the Year Award*Age range ... Read more

    $11.49 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

  • 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

  • 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

    $7.38 USD

  • Blades of Freedom (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #10)

    A Tale of Haiti, Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase

    by Nathan Hale ...
    series Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #10
    Discover the story of the Haitian Revolution—the largest uprising of enslaved people in history—in this installment of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel seriesWhy would Napoleon Bonaparte sell the Louisiana Territory to the recently formed United States of America? It all comes back to the island nation of Haiti, which Napoleon had planned to use as a base for trade with North America. ... Read more

    $10.39 USD

  • Texas

    A nonfiction companion to Magic Tree House #30: Hurricane Heroes in Texas

    series Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker #39
    Track the facts about the Alamo, the Galveston hurricane, and the great state of Texas!When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #30: Hurricane Heroes in Texas, they had lots of questions. Why is Texas called the Lone Star State? What was the Alamo? When was the Galveston hurricane? Why was it so terrible? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Child of the Civil Rights Movement

    Illustrated by Raul Colón ...
    In this Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a child’s unique perspective to an important chapter in America’s history. Paula grew up in the deep south, in a world where whites had and blacks did not. With an activist father and a community of leaders surrounding her, including Uncle Martin ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Something Like Normal

    by Trish Doller ...
    When Travis returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother's stolen his girlfriend and car, and the nightmares of his best friend getting killed keep him completely spooked. But when he runs into Harper, a girl who despises him for rumors Travis started back in middle school, life actually starts looking up. And as he and Harper see more of each other, he falls deeper in ... Read more

    $7.19 USD

  • September 11, 2001

    Attack on New York City

    The award-winning Wilborn Hampton recounts one horrifying day in history through the eyes of several who experienced it firsthand. (Age 10 and up).Ten years after the tragic event that changed the course of America's history, the interviews and accounts of survivors, heroes, and terrorists are no less poignant. Seasoned reporter and award-winning author Wilborn Hampton creates an intimate portrait ... Read more

    $10.69 USD

  • The Boy on the Wooden Box

    How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List

    by Leon Leyson ...
    “Much like The Boy In the Striped Pajamas or The Book Thief,” this remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler’s list, “brings to readers a story of bravery and the fight for a chance to live” (VOYA).This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler’s list child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • South Korea

    series Country Explorers
    Pack your bags! We’re headed to South Korea. On this whirlwind tour, you’ll learn all about the country’s landscape, culture, people, and more. We’ll explore coastal islands and mountain ranges, enjoy traditional pansori music, and try a popular dish of pickled vegetables. A special section introduces South Korea’s capital, language, population, and flag. Hop on board and take a fun-filled look at ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • The Pony Express

    A History Just for Kids!

    by Sam Rogers ...
    series History for Kids #1
    The Pony Express was established as a rapid courier service between the East and the West, from St. Joseph Missouri to Sacramento, California. There were tens of thousands of people living and working in California that wanted news of what was happening in the East and who wanted to send letters and packages to friends, family members, and business partners living back east. But you may wonder: ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • What Was the Alamo?

    Illustrated by David Groff ...
    series What Was?
    "Remember the Alamo!" is still a rallying cry more than 175 years after the siege in Texas, where a small band of men held off about two thousand soldiers of the Mexican Army for twelve days. The Alamo was a crucial turning point in the Texas Revolution, and led to the creation of the Republic of Texas. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo ... Read more

    $5.99 USD