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Meet Martin Luther King, Jr.
Meet Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by James T. de Kay
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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.  


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The Kidnapped Prince
The Kidnapped Prince
Written by Ann Cameron
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ISBN: 9780307770226
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The Kidnapped Prince
The Life of Olaudah Equiano
Written by Ann Cameron


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: December 8, 2010
Price: $5.99

Kidnapped at the age of 11 from his home in Benin, Africa, Olaudah Equiano spent the next 11 years as a slave in England, the U.S., and the West Indies, until he was able to buy his freedom. His autobiography, published in 1789, was a bestseller in its own time. Cameron... Read more >
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Of Thee I Sing
Of Thee I Sing
Written by Barack Obama, Illustrated by Loren Long
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375835278
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Of Thee I Sing
A Letter to My Daughters
Written by Barack Obama
Illustrated by Loren Long


Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
On Sale: November 16, 2010
Price: $17.99

In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits... Read more >
Of Thee I Sing
Of Thee I Sing
Written by Barack Obama, Illustrated by Loren Long
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Of Thee I Sing
A Letter to My Daughters
Written by Barack Obama
Illustrated by Loren Long


Format: eBook, 40 pages
On Sale: November 16, 2010
Price: $10.99

In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits... Read more >
Of Thee I Sing
Of Thee I Sing
Written by Barack Obama, Illustrated by Loren Long
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ISBN: 9780375935275
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Of Thee I Sing
A Letter to My Daughters
Written by Barack Obama
Illustrated by Loren Long


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 40 pages
On Sale: November 16, 2010
Price: $20.99

In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits... Read more >
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Of Thee I Sing
Of Thee I Sing
Written by Barack Obama, Read by Andre Braugher
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307917201
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Of Thee I Sing
A Letter to My Daughters
Written by Barack Obama
Read by Andre Braugher


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: November 16, 2010
Price: $2.99

In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits... 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
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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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Lost Boy, Lost Girl
Lost Boy, Lost Girl
Written by John Bul Dau
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426307089
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Lost Boy, Lost Girl
Escaping Civil War in Sudan
Written by John Bul Dau


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $15.95

One of thousands of children who fled strife in southern Sudan, John Bul Dau survived hunger, exhaustion, and violence. His wife, Martha, endured similar hardships. In this memorable book, the two convey the best of African values while relating searing accounts of famine and war. There’s warmth as well, in their... Read more >
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LOST BOY LOST GIRL
LOST BOY LOST GIRL
Written by John Bul Dau
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ISBN: 9781426307096
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LOST BOY LOST GIRL
Escaping Civil War in Sudan
Written by John Bul Dau


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $23.90

One of thousands of children who fled strife in southern Sudan, John Bul Dau survived hunger, exhaustion, and violence. His wife, Martha, endured similar hardships. In this memorable book, the two convey the best of African values while relating searing accounts of famine and war. There’s warmth as well, in their... Read more >
Lost Boy, Lost Girl
Escaping Civil War in Sudan
Written by John Bul Dau


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $15.95

One of thousands of children who fled strife in southern Sudan, John Bul Dau survived hunger, exhaustion, and violence. His wife, Martha, endured similar hardships. In this memorable book, the two convey the best of African values while relating searing accounts of famine and war. There’s warmth as well, in their... Read more >
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Chinese Cinderella
Chinese Cinderella
Written by Adeline Yen Mah
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ISBN: 9780385740074
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Chinese Cinderella

Written by Adeline Yen Mah


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $8.99

A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.

A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph and courage in the... Read more >
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Fist Stick Knife Gun
Fist Stick Knife Gun
Written by Geoffrey Canada, Illustrated by Jamar Nicholas
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ISBN: 9780807044490
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Fist Stick Knife Gun
A Personal History of Violence
Written by Geoffrey Canada
Illustrated by Jamar Nicholas


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $14.00

Long before President Barack Obama praised his work as “an all-encompassing, all-hands-on-deck anti-poverty effort that is literally saving a generation of children,” and First Lady Michelle Obama called him “one of my heroes,” Geoffrey Canada was a small and scared boy growing up in the South Bronx. His childhood world was...

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Hudson
Hudson
Written by Janice Weaver, Illustrated by David Craig
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ISBN: 9780887768149
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Hudson

Written by Janice Weaver
Illustrated by David Craig


Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $22.95

History has not been kind to Henry Hudson. He's been dismissed as a short-tempered man who played favorites with his crew and had an unstoppable ambition and tenacity. Although he gave his name to a mighty river, an important strait, and a huge bay, today he is remembered more for the... Read more >
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Teen Angst? Naaah . . .
Teen Angst? Naaah . . .
Written by Ned Vizzini
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ISBN: 9780385739450
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Teen Angst? Naaah . . .

Written by Ned Vizzini


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2010
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The events in these stories are real. Some names have been changes so I don’t get yelled at.” —Ned Vizzini
 
Ned Vizzini writes about the weird, funny, and sometimes mortifying moments that made up his teen years. With wit, irony, and honesty, Teen Angst? Naaah . . .  invites you into Ned’s... Read more >
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Face to Face with Whales
Face to Face with Whales
Written by Flip Nicklin and Linda Nicklin
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ISBN: 9781426306976
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Face to Face with Whales

Written by Flip Nicklin and Linda Nicklin


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2010
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You slip over the side of your boat, descending deep into the dark realm of the Earth’s largest creature. Then the whale starts to sing, just feet away from you. Photographer Flip Nicklin brings you face to face with whales as they communicate, nurse their young, and surface dramatically for air... Read more >
Face to Face with Wolves
Face to Face with Wolves
Written by Jim Brandenburg
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ISBN: 9781426306983
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Face to Face with Wolves

Written by Jim Brandenburg


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2010
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The Arctic wolf inches towards you. Like you, he is torn between fear and curiosity. His instinct leads him towards the scent of your leather boots. Your instinct is to reach out to this curious white canine. Suddenly, he snarls, and you’re face to face with a wild animal. For years... Read more >
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat
Written by Roxane Orgill, Illustrated by Sean Qualls
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763617332
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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 >
Twelve Rounds to Glory (12 Rounds to Glory)
Twelve Rounds to Glory (12 Rounds to Glory)
Written by Charles R. Smith Jr., Illustrated by Bryan Collier
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ISBN: 9780763650025
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Twelve Rounds to Glory (12 Rounds to Glory)
The Story of Muhammad Ali
Written by Charles R. Smith Jr.
Illustrated by Bryan Collier


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $10.99

"An in-depth look at Ali’s life through twelve rhyming poems. . . . Collier’s bold pictures are among the best of his illustrious career."—BOOKLIST (starred review)

A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
A National Council for the Social Studies Notable Trade Book for Young People

From the moment a fired-up teenager won 1960 Olympic... Read more >
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All Aboard!
All Aboard!
Written by Monica Kulling, Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780887769450
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All Aboard!
Elijah McCoy's Steam Engine
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Bill Slavin


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $17.95

In the second of Tundra's Great Idea series, biographies for children who are just starting to read, Monica Kulling presents the life of an extraordinary man.

There were few opportunities for the son of slaves, but Elijah McCoy's dreams led him to study mechanical engineering in Scotland. He learned everything there was... Read more >
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My Havana
My Havana
Written by Rosemary Wells and Secundino Fernandez, Illustrated by Peter Ferguson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763643058
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My Havana
Memories of a Cuban Boyhood
Written by Rosemary Wells and Secundino Fernandez
Illustrated by Peter Ferguson


Format: Hardcover, 72 pages
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $17.99

A young Cuban immigrant eases his homesickness by re-creating the city of Havana in a poignant tale that will resonate with readers today.

"You’re always drawing in that notebook of yours," Dino’s friend teases. To the small boy, 1950s Havana is alive with color, music, and glamour, and he itches to capture... Read more >
Sea Queens
Sea Queens
Written by Jane Yolen
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ISBN: 9781580891325
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Sea Queens

Written by Jane Yolen


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2010
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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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Helen Keller
Helen Keller
Written by Johanna Hurwitz
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ISBN: 9780307556684
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Helen Keller
Courage in the Dark
Written by Johanna Hurwitz


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: May 26, 2010
Price: $3.99

When a childhood illness leaves her blind and deaf, Helen Keller's life seems hopeless indeed. But her indomitable will and the help of a devoted teacher empower Helen to triumph over incredible adversity. This amazing true story is finally brought to the beginner reader level.  


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Driven
Driven
Written by Don Mitchell, Foreword by Lee Iacocca
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426301551
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Driven
A Photobiography of Henry Ford
Written by Don Mitchell
Foreword by Lee Iacocca


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $18.95

Driven: A Photobiography of Henry Ford is a riveting profile of the man whose invention revolutionized American life: the industrial visionary who changed the automobile from rich man’s toy into affordable necessity. Don Mitchell weaves archival images from the Benson Ford Research Center with quotes from Ford’s writings, speeches, and interviews... Read more >
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Driven
Driven
Written by Don Mitchell, Foreword by Lee Iacocca
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9781426301568
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Driven
A Photobiography of Henry Ford
Written by Don Mitchell
Foreword by Lee Iacocca


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $27.90

Driven: A Photobiography of Henry Ford is a riveting profile of the man whose invention revolutionized American life: the industrial visionary who changed the automobile from rich man’s toy into affordable necessity. Don Mitchell weaves archival images from the Benson Ford Research Center with quotes from Ford’s writings, speeches, and interviews... Read more >
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Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse
Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse
Written by David A. Kelly, Illustrated by Tim Jessell
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ISBN: 9780307477859
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Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse

Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Tim Jessell


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: April 14, 2010
Price: $4.99

Before 1918, the Boston Red Sox were unstoppable. They won World Series after World Series, thanks in part to their charismatic pitcher-slugger Babe Ruth. But some people on the Red Sox felt the Babe was more trouble than he was worth, and he was traded away to one of the worst... Read more >
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