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Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman
Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman
Written by Monica Kulling, Illustrated by Teresa Flavin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385374798
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Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman

Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Teresa Flavin


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: November 27, 2013
Price: $3.99

An easy-to-read, page-turning account of Harriet Tubman's life--from her childhood in slavery to her years as a conductor on the Underground Railroad to her later work as a suffragette and as a spy in the Civil War. This remarkable true story brings to life one of America's greatest female role models... Read more >
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Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)
Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)
Written by Wes Moore
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385741682
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Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)

Written by Wes Moore


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $8.99

WES MOORE, a U.S. Army combat veteran, has created and is the host of Coming Back with Wes Moore, which will air on PBS starting in May. In three moving episodes, Moore follows the lives of soldiers as they attempt to reintegrate into society and establish new identities after completing their...

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Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)
Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)
Written by Wes Moore, Read by Wes Moore
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780804121910
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Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)

Written by Wes Moore
Read by Wes Moore


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $30.00

WES MOORE, a U.S. Army combat veteran, has created and is the host of Coming Back with Wes Moore, which will air on PBS starting in May. In three moving episodes, Moore follows the lives of soldiers as they attempt to reintegrate into society and establish new identities after completing their...

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Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)
Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)
Written by Wes Moore, Read by Wes Moore
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804121927
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Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)

Written by Wes Moore
Read by Wes Moore


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $15.00

WES MOORE, a U.S. Army combat veteran, has created and is the host of Coming Back with Wes Moore, which will air on PBS starting in May. In three moving episodes, Moore follows the lives of soldiers as they attempt to reintegrate into society and establish new identities after completing their...

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National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr.
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by Kitson Jazynka
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426310874
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National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Written by Kitson Jazynka


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: December 26, 2012
Price: $3.99

The most effective method used to influence children to read is to incorporate the information that interests them the most. National Geographic Readers are educational, high-interest, and comprehensive for children. In this title, readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr.
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by Kitson Jazynka
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426310881
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National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Written by Kitson Jazynka


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 48 pages
On Sale: December 26, 2012
Price: $13.90

The most effective method used to influence children to read is to incorporate the information that interests them the most. National Geographic Readers are educational, high-interest, and comprehensive for children. In this title, readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

In this level two... Read more >
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Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)
Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)
Written by Wes Moore
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385741675
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Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)

Written by Wes Moore


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $15.99

WES MOORE, a U.S. Army combat veteran, has created and is the host of Coming Back with Wes Moore, which will air on PBS starting in May. In three moving episodes, Moore follows the lives of soldiers as they attempt to reintegrate into society and establish new identities after completing their...

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Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)
Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)
Written by Wes Moore
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780375986703
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Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)

Written by Wes Moore


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $8.99

WES MOORE, a U.S. Army combat veteran, has created and is the host of Coming Back with Wes Moore, which will air on PBS starting in May. In three moving episodes, Moore follows the lives of soldiers as they attempt to reintegrate into society and establish new identities after completing their...

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Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)
Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)
Written by Wes Moore
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780375990182
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Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)

Written by Wes Moore


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 176 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $18.99

WES MOORE, a U.S. Army combat veteran, has created and is the host of Coming Back with Wes Moore, which will air on PBS starting in May. In three moving episodes, Moore follows the lives of soldiers as they attempt to reintegrate into society and establish new identities after completing their...

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A President from Hawaii
A President from Hawaii
Written by Joanna Carolan and Dr. Terry Carolan, Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763652302
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A President from Hawaii

Written by Joanna Carolan and Dr. Terry Carolan
Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon


Format: Hardcover, 24 pages
On Sale: July 31, 2012
Price: $15.99

A celebration of President Obama's ties to Hawaii highlights the state's cultural traditions and includes photos from Barack Obama's childhood.

Barack Obama is the first United States President to be born in Hawai‘i, the Aloha State. A President from Hawai‘i — originally distributed exclusively in that state — explores the unique history... Read more >
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A President from Hawaii
A President from Hawaii
Written by Joanna Carolan and Dr. Terry Carolan, Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763662820
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A President from Hawaii

Written by Joanna Carolan and Dr. Terry Carolan
Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon


Format: Trade Paperback, 24 pages
On Sale: July 31, 2012
Price: $7.99

A celebration of President Obama's ties to Hawaii highlights the state's cultural traditions and includes photos from Barack Obama's childhood.

Barack Obama is the first United States President to be born in Hawai‘i, the Aloha State. A President from Hawai‘i -- originally distributed exclusively in that state -- explores the unique history... 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: 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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Meet Martin Luther King, Jr.
Meet Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by James T. de Kay
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307772176
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Meet Martin Luther King, Jr.

Written by James T. de Kay


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: December 22, 2010
Price: $4.99

Illus. with black-and-white photos. This revised edition of the popular Random House Step Up(TM) Biography of the great civil-rights leader and advocate for peaceful resistance now includes new text and additional dynamic photos. Reading level: 2.2.  


From the Trade Paperback edition. 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
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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 >
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Alive in the Killing Fields
Surviving the Khmer Rouge Genocide
Written by Nawuth Keat and Martha Kendall


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $15.95

Alive in the Killing Fields is the real-life memoir of Nawuth Keat, a man who survived the horrors of war-torn Cambodia. He has now broken a longtime silence in the hope that telling the truth about what happened to his people and his country will spare future generations from similar tragedy.

In... Read more >
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Alive in the Killing Fields
Alive in the Killing Fields
Written by Nawuth Keat and Martha Kendall
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426305160
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Alive in the Killing Fields
Surviving the Khmer Rouge Genocide
Written by Nawuth Keat and Martha Kendall


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 128 pages
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $23.90

Alive in the Killing Fields is the real-life memoir of Nawuth Keat, a man who survived the horrors of war-torn Cambodia. He has now broken a longtime silence in the hope that telling the truth about what happened to his people and his country will spare future generations from similar tragedy.

In... Read more >
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Alive in the Killing Fields
Alive in the Killing Fields
Written by Nawuth Keat and Martha Kendall
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426305153
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Alive in the Killing Fields
Surviving the Khmer Rouge Genocide
Written by Nawuth Keat and Martha Kendall


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $15.95

Alive in the Killing Fields is the real-life memoir of Nawuth Keat, a man who survived the horrors of war-torn Cambodia. He has now broken a longtime silence in the hope that telling the truth about what happened to his people and his country will spare future generations from similar tragedy.

In... Read more >
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Facing the Lion
Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
Written by Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton and Herman Viola


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2009
Price: $6.95

Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his... Read more >
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A Horn for Louis
A Horn for Louis
Written by Eric A. Kimmel
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307530950
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A Horn for Louis

Written by Eric A. Kimmel


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 9, 2009
Price: $4.99

How did famous New Orleans jazz trumpet player Louis Armstrong get his first horn?
 
Seven-year-old Louis Armstrong was too poor to buy a real instrument. He didn’t even go to school. To help his mother pay the rent, every day he rode a junk wagon through the streets of New Orleans...

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Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent
Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent
Written by Thomas B. Allen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426304019
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Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent
How Daring Slaves and Free Blacks Spied for the Union During the Civil War
Written by Thomas B. Allen


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: December 23, 2008
Price: $5.95

Thomas B. Allen’s follow-up to the multi-award-winning George Washington, Spymaster is now available in paperback. This compelling biography tells the amazing tale of Harriet Tubman using details uncovered from military and intelligence archives, diaries and little-known memoirs from ex-slaves. In a compelling narrative, surprising new facts about Harriet’s story are brought... Read more >
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Knockout!
Knockout!
Written by George Sullivan
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426303289
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Knockout!
A Photobiography of Boxer Joe Louis
Written by George Sullivan


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $17.95

Knockout! is a quintessential American story—a humble but hardworking man overcomes poverty and prejudice to become world champion—and an inspiration to millions around the world. George Sullivan’s photobiography tells the powerful story of boxer Joe Louis with evocative period photography and a stirring narrative. This profile of one of America’s favorite... Read more >
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Knockout!
Knockout!
Written by George Sullivan
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426303296
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Knockout!
A Photobiography of Boxer Joe Louis
Written by George Sullivan


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $27.90

Knockout! is a quintessential American story—a humble but hardworking man overcomes poverty and prejudice to become world champion—and an inspiration to millions around the world. George Sullivan’s photobiography tells the powerful story of boxer Joe Louis with evocative period photography and a stirring narrative. This profile of one of America’s favorite... Read more >
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The Groundbreaking, Chance-Taking Life of George Washington Carver and Science and Invention in America
The Groundbreaking, Chance-Taking Life of George Washington Carver and Science and Invention in America
Written by Cheryl Harness
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426301964
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The Groundbreaking, Chance-Taking Life of George Washington Carver and Science and Invention in America

Written by Cheryl Harness


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $16.95

The multitalented hand of Cheryl Harness creates another winning combination of history, biography, and illustration: the inspiring story of a man who rose from slavery to worldwide fame as America’s Plant Doctor.

Follow the action as Confederate raiders kidnap young Carver—along with his mother and siblings—and sell them to Arkansas slaveholders... Read more >
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The Groundbreaking, Chance-Taking Life of George Washington Carver and Science and Invention in America
The Groundbreaking, Chance-Taking Life of George Washington Carver and Science and Invention in America
Written by Cheryl Harness
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426301971
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The Groundbreaking, Chance-Taking Life of George Washington Carver and Science and Invention in America

Written by Cheryl Harness


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 144 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $25.90

The multitalented hand of Cheryl Harness creates another winning combination of history, biography, and illustration: the inspiring story of a man who rose from slavery to worldwide fame as America’s Plant Doctor.

Follow the action as Confederate raiders kidnap young Carver—along with his mother and siblings—and sell them to Arkansas slaveholders... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
World History Biographies: Mandela
World History Biographies: Mandela
Written by Ann Kramer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426301735
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World History Biographies: Mandela
The Hero Who Led His Nation to Freedom
Written by Ann Kramer


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $6.95

Nelson Mandela comes to life in this portrait of a diplomatic man whose commitment to freedom gained him both the Nobel Peace Prize and Time’s Man of the Year honor. The son of a Thembu chief in South Africa, Mandela began his life-long campaign against white colonial rule while a college... Read more >
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