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National Geographic Readers: Nelson Mandela

(Available August 5, 2014)
National Geographic Readers: Nelson Mandela
Written by Barbara Kramer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426317637
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National Geographic Readers: Nelson Mandela

Written by Barbara Kramer


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $3.99

Nelson Mandela, who courageously dealt with adversity and emerged a world leader, has been an inspirational role model for millions of people around the world, from students to presidents. After being imprisoned for 27 years, in 1994 he became South Africa's first democratically-elected president and shared the Nobel Peace Prize. Mandela... Read more >
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National Geographic Readers: Nelson Mandela

(Available August 5, 2014)
National Geographic Readers: Nelson Mandela
Written by Barbara Kramer
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426317644
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National Geographic Readers: Nelson Mandela

Written by Barbara Kramer


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $13.90

Nelson Mandela, who courageously dealt with adversity and emerged a world leader, has been an inspirational role model for millions of people around the world, from students to presidents. After being imprisoned for 27 years, in 1994 he became South Africa's first democratically-elected president and shared the Nobel Peace Prize. Mandela... Read more >
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National Geographic Readers: Amelia Earhart
National Geographic Readers: Amelia Earhart
Written by Caroline Gilpin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426313509
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National Geographic Readers: Amelia Earhart

Written by Caroline Gilpin


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $3.99

Amelia Earhart is one of the first of many National Geographic Readers that highlight important historical figures. This Level 1 Reader brings an understanding of Amelia Earhart's historical significance to a whole new audience. Young readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of this pioneering pilot and adventurer, whose disappearance... Read more >
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National Geographic Readers: Amelia Earhart
National Geographic Readers: Amelia Earhart
Written by Caroline Gilpin
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426313516
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National Geographic Readers: Amelia Earhart

Written by Caroline Gilpin


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 32 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $13.90

Amelia Earhart is one of the first of many National Geographic Readers that highlight important historical figures. This Level 1 Reader brings an understanding of Amelia Earhart's historical significance to a whole new audience. Young readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of this pioneering pilot and adventurer, whose disappearance... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Bad Girls
Bad Girls
Written by Jane Yolen
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580891851
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Bad Girls
Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, and Other Female Villains
Written by Jane Yolen


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2013
Price: $18.95

From Jezebel to Catherine the Great, from Cleopatra to Mae West, from Mata Hari to Bonnie Parker, strong women have been a problem for historians, storytellers, and readers. Strong females smack of the unfeminine. They have been called wicked, wanton, and willful. Sometimes that is a just designation, but just as... Read more >
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Bad Girls
Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, and Other Female Villains
Written by Jane Yolen


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 1, 2013
Price: $9.99

From Jezebel to Catherine the Great, from Cleopatra to Mae West, from Mata Hari to Bonnie Parker, strong women have been a problem for historians, storytellers, and readers. Strong females smack of the unfeminine. They have been called wicked, wanton, and willful. Sometimes that is a just designation, but just as... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Candlewick Biographies
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Roxane Orgill, Illustrated by Sean Qualls
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763664589
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Ella Fitzgerald
Written by Roxane Orgill
Illustrated by Sean Qualls


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: December 26, 2012
Price: $4.99

A swinging bio of young Ella Fitzgerald, who pushed through the toughest of times to become one of America’s most beloved jazz singers.

When Ella Fitzgerald danced the Lindy Hop on the streets of 1930s Yonkers, passersby said good-bye to their loose change. But for a girl who was orphaned and hungry... Read more >
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Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Candlewick Biographies
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Roxane Orgill, Illustrated by Sean Qualls
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763664596
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Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Candlewick Biographies
Ella Fitzgerald
Written by Roxane Orgill
Illustrated by Sean Qualls


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: December 26, 2012
Price: $14.99

A swinging bio of young Ella Fitzgerald, who pushed through the toughest of times to become one of America’s most beloved jazz singers.

When Ella Fitzgerald danced the Lindy Hop on the streets of 1930s Yonkers, passersby said good-bye to their loose change. But for a girl who was orphaned and hungry... Read more >
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Do You Dream in Color?
Do You Dream in Color?
Written by Laurie Rubin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781609804244
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Do You Dream in Color?
Insights from a Girl Without Sight
Written by Laurie Rubin


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $18.95

Colors, Rubin tells us, affect everyone through sound, smell, taste, and a vast array of emotions and atmospheres. She explains that although she has been blind since birth, she has experienced color all her life.

In her memoir Do You Dream in Color?, Laurie Rubin looks back on her life as an international opera... Read more >
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Do You Dream in Color?
Insights from a Girl without Sight
Written by Laurie Rubin


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $18.95

Colors, Rubin tells us, affect everyone through sound, smell, taste, and a vast array of emotions and atmospheres. She explains that although she has been blind since birth, she has experienced color all her life.

In her memoir Do You Dream in Color?, Laurie Rubin looks back on her life as an... Read more >
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Annie and Helen
Annie and Helen
Written by Deborah Hopkinson, Illustrated by Raul Colon
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375857065
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Annie and Helen

Written by Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrated by Raul Colon


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $17.99

"What is breathtakingly shown here, through accurate, cross-hatched watercolor paintings; excerpts from Sullivan’s correspondence to her former teacher; and concise and poetic language, is the woman’s patience and belief in the intelligence of her student to grasp the concepts of language," praised School Library Journal in a starred review.

Author Deborah Hopkinson... Read more >
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Annie and Helen
Annie and Helen
Written by Deborah Hopkinson, Illustrated by Raul Colon
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780375957062
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Annie and Helen

Written by Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrated by Raul Colon


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $20.99

"What is breathtakingly shown here, through accurate, cross-hatched watercolor paintings; excerpts from Sullivan’s correspondence to her former teacher; and concise and poetic language, is the woman’s patience and belief in the intelligence of her student to grasp the concepts of language," praised School Library Journal in a starred review.

Author Deborah Hopkinson... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
Vision of Beauty: Candlewick Biographies
Vision of Beauty: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Kathryn Lasky, Illustrated by Nneka Bennett
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763660925
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Vision of Beauty: Candlewick Biographies
The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker
Written by Kathryn Lasky
Illustrated by Nneka Bennett


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $4.99

A vision of dignity and freedom and a powerful role model for girls and women of all races


"This impressive picture book will delight young readers as it gives a sense of this remarkable woman and the times in which she lived." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)

"Lasky's engaging account moves smoothly... Read more >
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Vision of Beauty: Candlewick Biographies
Vision of Beauty: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Kathryn Lasky, Illustrated by Nneka Bennett
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763664282
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Vision of Beauty: Candlewick Biographies
The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker
Written by Kathryn Lasky
Illustrated by Nneka Bennett


Format: Hardcover, 56 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $14.99

A vision of dignity and freedom and a powerful role model for girls and women of all races


"This impressive picture book will delight young readers as it gives a sense of this remarkable woman and the times in which she lived." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)

"Lasky's engaging account moves smoothly... Read more >
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A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies
A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Kathryn Lasky, Illustrated by Paul Lee
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763660918
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A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies
The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet
Written by Kathryn Lasky
Illustrated by Paul Lee


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $4.99

"Lasky shows not only the facts of Wheatley's life but also the pain of being an accomplished black woman in a segregated world." — BOOKLIST

"We’ll call her Phillis."

In 1761, a young African girl was sold to the Wheatley family in Boston, who named her Phillis after the slave schooner that had... Read more >
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A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies
A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies
Written by Kathryn Lasky, Illustrated by Paul Lee
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763664275
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A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies
The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet
Written by Kathryn Lasky
Illustrated by Paul Lee


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $14.99

"Lasky shows not only the facts of Wheatley's life but also the pain of being an accomplished black woman in a segregated world." — BOOKLIST

"We’ll call her Phillis."

In 1761, a young African girl was sold to the Wheatley family in Boston, who named her Phillis after the slave schooner that had... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child
Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child
Written by Jessie Hartland, Illustrated by Jessie Hartland
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780375969447
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Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child

Written by Jessie Hartland
Illustrated by Jessie Hartland


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $20.99

In a starred review, Publishers Weekly raves, "Chef and TV personality Julia Child likely would have delighted in and hooted over this wide-ranging picture-book biography... Readers young and old will devour this fete pour les yeux."

Follow Julia Child—chef, author, and television personality—from her childhood in Pasadena, California, to her life as... Read more >
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Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child
Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child
Written by Jessie Hartland, Illustrated by Jessie Hartland
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375869440
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Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child

Written by Jessie Hartland
Illustrated by Jessie Hartland


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $17.99

In a starred review, Publishers Weekly raves, "Chef and TV personality Julia Child likely would have delighted in and hooted over this wide-ranging picture-book biography... Readers young and old will devour this fete pour les yeux."

Follow Julia Child—chef, author, and television personality—from her childhood in Pasadena, California, to her life as... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover library binding.
Emily and Carlo
Emily and Carlo
Written by Marty Rhodes Figley
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580892742
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Emily and Carlo

Written by Marty Rhodes Figley


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2012
Price: $15.95

When Emily Dickinson was given a puppy by her father, the two were instant best friends. She named him Carlo, after a dog in one of her favorite books, and she delighted in the growing dog’s antics. Carlo, a Newfoundland (and possibly part Saint Bernard), grew to a rather large size... Read more >
Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me
Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me
Written by Condoleezza Rice
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385738804
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Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me

Written by Condoleezza Rice


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $8.99

In this captivating memoir for young people, looking back with candor and affection, Condoleezza Rice evokes in rich detail her remarkable childhood.
Her life began in the comparatively placid 1950s in Birmingham, Alabama, where black people lived in a segregated parallel universe to their white neighbors. She grew up during the violent... Read more >
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Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me
Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me
Written by Condoleezza Rice
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780375896132
Our Price: $7.99
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Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me

Written by Condoleezza Rice


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $7.99

In this captivating memoir for young people, looking back with candor and affection, Condoleezza Rice evokes in rich detail her remarkable childhood.
Her life began in the comparatively placid 1950s in Birmingham, Alabama, where black people lived in a segregated parallel universe to their white neighbors. She grew up during the violent... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat
Written by Roxane Orgill, Illustrated by Sean Qualls
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763617332
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Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat
Ella Fitzgerald
Written by Roxane Orgill
Illustrated by Sean Qualls


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $17.99

A swinging bio of young Ella Fitzgerald, who pushed through the toughest of times to become one of America’s most beloved jazz singers.

When Ella Fitzgerald danced the Lindy Hop on the streets of 1930s Yonkers, passersby said good-bye to their loose change. But for a girl who was orphaned and hungry... Read more >
Sea Queens
Sea Queens
Written by Jane Yolen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781580891325
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Sea Queens

Written by Jane Yolen


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2010
Price: $9.95

In 1963 Jane Yolen released a book called PIRATES IN PETTICOATS, because the idea of women as pirates fascinated her--but there wasn't much information about these women who made their livelihoods plundering on the high seas. Scholars have dug up a bounty of new information since then, and Jane, still fascinated... Read more >
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She Sang Promise
She Sang Promise
Written by J.G. Annino, Illustrated by Lisa Desimini, Foreword by Moses Jumper
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426305924
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She Sang Promise
The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader
Written by J.G. Annino
Illustrated by Lisa Desimini
Foreword by Moses Jumper


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $17.95

She Sang Promise is the compelling and inspiring story of Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, one of modern America’s first female elected tribal leader. With its lyrical, poetic text, and rich, vibrant illustration, this is a book to charm and amaze young readers.

Betty Mae Tiger Jumper was born in 1923, the daughter... Read more >
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She Sang Promise
She Sang Promise
Written by J.G. Annino, Illustrated by Lisa Desimini, Foreword by Moses Jumper
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426305931
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She Sang Promise
The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader
Written by J.G. Annino
Illustrated by Lisa Desimini
Foreword by Moses Jumper


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $26.90

She Sang Promise is the compelling and inspiring story of Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, one of modern America’s first female elected tribal leader. With its lyrical, poetic text, and rich, vibrant illustration, this is a book to charm and amaze young readers.

Betty Mae Tiger Jumper was born in 1923, the daughter... Read more >
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