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I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the ...
by , Patricia McCormick

Language

English

Pages

232

Publication Date

August 19, 2014

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<b>The bestselling memoir by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.</b><i><br /><br />I Am Malala. This is my story. </i> <br />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 to school.<br />Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.<br />No one expected her to survive.<br />Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did. <br />Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond.<br /><br />
Ricardo's Extraordinary Journey: A Boy's Mystical Quest for Fame,...
by Rich Bergman

Language

English

Pages

186

Publication Date

August 05, 2019

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Join teen adventurer Ricardo Columbo as he leaves his native Spain and embarks on a life-changing quest through fourteenth century Europe, Africa and Asia. His journey is filled with danger and excitement (facing kidnapping, the plague, bullies and more). Ricardo makes lifelong friends, and has a hand in influencing the future course of history. Traveling to Timbuktu, Jerusalem, Septagram, Dadu and other locales along the Silk Road, this courageous teenager finds creative ways to overcome many challenges and obstacles. Fun, fast-paced and intriguing, Ricardo鈥檚 travels will entertain and inspire readers from every generation.<br /><br />From The BookLife Prize:<br />Plot: Bergman's deftly didactic story of a boy's 14th-century odyssey achieves a nice balance between adventure and information.<br />Prose/Style: The author's prose is an easy-read blend of action, dialogue and knowledge-conveying cultural, geographical and historical details, perfectly pitched for middle-grade readers.<br />Originality: There's no shortage of facts woven through this tale of a boy's adventures, but readers seeking even more can turn to the book's voluminous, informative appendices, including chewy descriptions of food Ricardo savors during his travels.<br />Character Development: Young adventurer Ricardo's encounters with an array of major historical figures and learned fictional characters are at once breezy and highly instructive.<br />
Man's Search for Meaning: Young Adult Edition
by Viktor E. Frankl

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English

Pages

186

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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<b>A young readers鈥?edition of the best-selling classic about the Holocaust and finding meaning in suffering, with a photo insert, a glossary of terms, a chronology of Frankl鈥檚 life, and supplementary letters and speeches</b><br /><br />The Library of Congress called it 鈥渙ne of the ten most influential books in America鈥? the <i>New York Times</i> pronounced it 鈥渁n enduring work of survival literature鈥? and <i>O, The Oprah Magazine</i> praised it as 鈥渙ne of the most significant books of the twentieth century.鈥?<i>Man鈥檚 Search for Meaning</i> has long riveted readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. This new young readers鈥?edition brings a beloved classic to a new generation of readers, offering a universal tribute to coping with suffering and finding one鈥檚 purpose. An abridged text of the original book (emphasizing Frankl鈥檚 personal story, while omitting some material on his psychological theory of logotherapy) is presented here, along with supplemental materials that vividly bring Frankl鈥檚 story to life, and a foreword by prominent young adult author John Boyne. <i>Man鈥檚 Search for Meaning: A Young Readers鈥?Edition</i> will help readers ages twelve to eighteen grasp Frankl鈥檚 enduring lessons on perseverance and strength with clarity and depth.
Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Chi...
by Deborah Heiligman

Language

English

Pages

302

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<p><b>From award-winning author Deborah Heiligman comes <i>Torpedoed</i>, a true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS <i>City of Benares</i>, which was evacuating children from England during WWII. </b></p><p>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 poor, through a government relocation program called CORB. In September 1940, passenger liner SS <i>City of Benares</i> set sail for Canada with one hundred children on board.</p><p>When the war ships escorting the <i>Benares </i>departed, a German submarine torpedoed what became known as the Children's Ship. Out of tragedy, ordinary people became heroes. This is their story.</p>
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . ....
by Leon Leyson

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

August 27, 2013

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鈥淢uch like <i>The Boy In the Striped Pajamas</i> or <i>The Book Thief</i>,鈥?this remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler鈥檚 list, 鈥渂rings to readers a story of bravery and the fight for a chance to live鈥?(<i>VOYA</i>).<br /><br />This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler鈥檚 list child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow.<br /> <br />Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson鈥檚 life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory鈥攁 list that became world renowned: Schindler鈥檚 list.<br /> <br />Told with an abundance of dignity and a remarkable lack of rancor and venom, <i>The Boy on the Wooden Box</i> is a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you鈥檝e ever read.
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young Peo...
by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

July 23, 2019

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<b>Spanning more than 400 years, this classic bottom-up history examines the legacy of Indigenous peoples鈥?resistance, resilience, and steadfast fight against imperialism.</b><br /><br />Going beyond the story of America as a country 鈥渄iscovered鈥?by a few brave men in the 鈥淣ew World,鈥?Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity.<br /><br />The original academic text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for middle-grade and young adult readers to include discussion topics, archival images, original maps, recommendations for further reading, and other materials to encourage students, teachers, and general readers to think critically about their own place in history.
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vie...
by Steve Sheinkin

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English

Pages

385

Publication Date

September 22, 2015

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<p><b><i>Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War</i> is <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Steve Sheinkin's award-winning nonfiction account of an ordinary man who wielded the most dangerous weapon: the truth.</b></p><p><b>鈥淓asily the best study of the Vietnam War available for teen readers.鈥濃€?lt;i>Kirkus Reviews</i> (starred review) </b></p><p><b>A YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award winner</b><br /><b>A National Book Award finalist</b><br /><b>A <i>Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books </i>Blue Ribbon book</b><br /><b>A <i>Los Angeles Times</i> Book Prize for Young Adult Literature finalist</b><br /><b>Selected for the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People List</b></p><p>In 1964, Daniel Ellsberg was a U.S. government analyst, helping to plan a war in Vietnam. It was the height of the Cold War, and the government would do anything to stop the spread of communism鈥攚ith or without the consent of the American people.</p><p>As the fighting in Vietnam escalated, Ellsberg turned against the war. He had access a top-secret government report known as the Pentagon Papers, and he knew it could blow the lid off of years of government lies. But did he have the right to expose decades of presidential secrets? And what would happen to him if he did it?</p><p>A lively book that interrogates the meanings of patriotism, freedom, and integrity, the National Book Award finalist <i>Most Dangerous </i>further establishes Steve Sheinkin鈥攁uthor of Newbery Honor book <i>Bomb </i>as a leader in children's nonfiction.</p><p>This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.</p><p>鈥淕ripping.鈥濃€?lt;i>New York Times Book Review</i><br /><i></i><br />鈥淎 master of fast-paced histories...[this] is Sheinkin鈥檚 most compelling one yet. 鈥濃€?lt;i>Washington Post</i></p><p><b>Also by Steve Sheinkin:</b></p><p><b><i>Bomb: The Race to Build鈥攁nd Steal鈥攖he World's Most Dangerous Weapon</i></b><br /><i><b>The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery</b></i><br /><i><b>Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team</b></i><br /><b><i>The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights</i></b><br /><b><i>Which Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward Expansion</i></b><br /><b><i>King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution</i></b><br /><i><b>Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War</b></i><br /><i><b></b></i><b><i>Born to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across America</i></b></p>
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: The Midd...
by Susan Wise Bauer

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English

Pages

404

Publication Date

April 30, 2013

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This second book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls鈥攐ver 150,000 copies of the series in print!<br /><br />Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives鈥攁nd our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, this revised edition of The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages weaves world history into a story book format. Who discovered chocolate? What happened to the giant Fovor of the Mighty Blows? Why did the Ottoman Turks drag their war ships across dry land?<br /><br />The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas鈥攆ind out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes each continent and major people group. Volume 2: The Middle Ages, is the second of a four-volume series and covers the major historical events in the years 400 to 1600 CE, as well as including maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture. <br /><br />Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests鈥攅ach available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Text Book. Volume 2 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-6. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings and maps
BUD & ME THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF THE ABERNATHY BOYS
by Alta Abernathy

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English

Pages

162

Publication Date

August 08, 2010

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In 1909, five year old Temple and his nine year old brother, Bud, rode form Frederick, Oklahoma to Santa Fe, New Mexico鈥?ALONE. And that was just the beginning. In a span of four years the Abernathy Boys traveled more than 12,000 miles by horseback, automobile and motorcycle, with the encouragement and understanding of their famous father, 鈥淐atch-鈥榚m-Alive鈥?Jack Abernathy, U.S. Marshal of Oklahoma, and friend of President Theodore Roosevelt who was renowned for his ability to catch wild wolves with only his hands.<br /><br />Bud & Me, by Alta Abernathy, Temple鈥檚 wife of 64 years, is one of the 20th Century鈥檚 most exciting true stories of courage and adventure. It is also a story of family values, honesty, integrity and character.<br />
Hitler's Last Days: The Death of the Nazi Regime and the World's ...
by Bill O'Reilly

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

June 09, 2015

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<p>By early 1945, the destruction of the German Nazi State seems certain. The Allied forces, led by American generals George S. Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower, are gaining control of Europe, leaving German leaders scrambling. Facing defeat, Adolf Hitler flees to a secret bunker with his new wife, Eva Braun, and his beloved dog, Blondi. It is there that all three would meet their end, thus ending the Third Reich and one of the darkest chapters of history. </p><p><i>Hitler's Last Days</i> is a gripping account of the death of one of the most reviled villains of the 20th century鈥攁 man whose regime of murder and terror haunts the world even today. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller <i>Killing Patton</i>, this book will have young readers鈥攁nd grown-ups too鈥攈ooked on history.</p><p>This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.</p>

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