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Nelson Mandela: From Prisoner to President

By: Suzy Capozzi
illustrated by: Nicole Tadgell

This Step 4 leveled reader about Nelson Mandela, the Nobel Prize–winning activist for racial equality in South Africa, is as spellbinding a biography as you can find. His journey from student to...

Commander in Cheese #1: The Big Move

By: Lindsey Leavitt
illustrated by: AG Ford

Imagine The Borrowers in the White House! This fun new chapter book series follows a family of mice as a new president moves into their home!    If you are a mouse, then you might know...

Commander in Cheese #2: Oval Office Escape

By: Lindsey Leavitt
illustrated by: AG Ford

Is the White House big enough for a family of mice . . . and a C-A-T?   If you are a mouse, then you might know about Ava and Dean Squeakerton. They are kind of famous, for mice. That’s because...


How Not to Run for Class President

By: Catherine A. Hapka
illustrated by: Debbie Palen

Looking for a fun, light introduction to the campaign process? Join the brothers from the How Not to . . . series as they navigate a class election! Third grader Will couldn’t care less about boring...

Hillary Clinton: The Life of a Leader

By: Shana Corey
illustrated by: Adam Gustavson

Just in time for the presidential election, trace Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s life of service in this Step 3 Biography Reader! After volunteering as a young child, she became a leader...

Hillary

By: Jonah Winter
illustrated by: Raul Colón

In this beautiful and empowering picture-book biography of presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Times bestselling author Winter and award-winning illustrator Colón illuminate...


While You Were Gone (Duplexity, Part II)

By: Amy K. Nichols

An artist without a cause meets a rebel without a clue.   Eevee is a promising young artist and the governor’s daughter in a city where censorship is everywhere and security is everything. When...

FDR and the American Crisis

By: Albert Marrin

The definitive biography of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt for young adult readers, from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin.   Brought up in a privileged family, Franklin Delano Roosevelt...

On a Clear Day

By: Walter Dean Myers

"Visionary. This book should be in every reader's hands." –JACQUELINE WOODSON, National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl DreamingYoung heroes decide that they are not too young or too powerless...


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Mountains Beyond Mountains Educator’s Guide

By: by Tracy Kidder, adapted for young people by Michael French

Tracy Kidder's critically acclaimed adult nonfiction work, Mountains Beyond Mountains has been adapted for young people by Michael French. In this young adult edition, readers are introduced to Dr. Paul...

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I Have a Dream (Book & CD)

By: Martin Luther King, Jr.
illustrated by: Kadir Nelson

From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King: “My father’s dream continues to live on from generation to generation, and this beautiful and powerful illustrated edition...

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Anthony Burns

By: Virginia Hamilton

NOTE TO TEACHERS
Anthony Burns:
The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave
Virginia Hamilton
Grades 7-10
Anthony Burns may be considered an obscure person in American history,...


The Book Thief

By: Markus Zusak

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What would your life story be if Death was the narrator? Looking back, Leisel Meminger's story is simple, really--foster child, reader, thief. But it is also complex. Living under Nazi rule...

Capital Mysteries

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: Liza Woodruff

It’s a red, white, and blue mystery from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!
 
Who Cloned the President?
 
In the first book of the Capital Mysteries—an...

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Crow

By: Barbara Wright

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Landmark Biographies

When Christopher Columbus was young, he worked for his father making cloth. But he did not want to be a cloth-maker all his life. He
wanted to see new lands and have adventures. He wanted to be a...

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The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary

By: Candace Fleming

The award-winning author of Ben Franklin’s Almanac and Our Eleanor has created an enthralling joint biography of our greatest president, Abraham Lincoln, and his complex wife—a scrapbook history...

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Counting on Grace

By: Elizabeth Winthrop

1910. Pownal, Vermont. At 12, Grace and her best friend Arthur must leave school and go to work as a “doffers” on their mothers’ looms in the mill. Grace’s mother is the best worker,...

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Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy

By: Al Marrin

Book Talk
 
Have you ever wondered why we have fire drills in school? What about the lighted EXIT signs over school doors, fire extinguishers in every classroom, and panic bars on exit doors?...

As Good as Anybody

By: Richard Michelson
illustrated by: Raul Colon

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Trash

By: Andy Mulligan

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