Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler)
In this new biography, discover what makes Lemony Snicket's novels about the adventures of the three Baudelaire children so wildly popular and explore the curious relationship between Daniel Handler and his alter ego, Lemony Snicket.
117 p. 2011
Children's Nonfiction Book
Adler, David A.|
Frederick Douglass : a Noble Life
This biography tells the story of Douglass' ascent from slavery to leadership in the African American community.
138 p. 2010
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Alexander, Sally Hobart|
She Touched the World : Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer
When she was just two years old, Laura Bridgman lost her sight, her hearing, and most of her senses of smell and taste. But then a progressive doctor, who had just opened the country's first school for the blind in Boston, took her in. Laura learned to communicate, read, and write--and eventually even to teach.
100 p. 2008
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Michelle Obama : An American Story
In just a few generations, Michelle Obama's family has blazed a path from a slave cabin to the White House. She's now writing a new chapter in history as a fresh kind of first lady, old-fashioned in many ways, yet so genuine and natural that she constantly surprises and inspires.
151 p. 2009
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Delano, Marfe Ferguson.|
Helen's Eyes : a Photobiography of Annie Sullivan Helen Keller's Teacher
Anne Sullivan grew up poor, with little education, the child of struggling Irish immigrants. Almost blind, because of untreated disease, she was sent to the Perkins School for the Blind at age 14, where she thrived. After graduation, she was hired to teach six-year-old Helen Keller, who was both blind and deaf, and became "Helen's eyes."
63 p. 2008
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Alexander the Great
Traces the life of the warrior king of Macedonia, who at a young age conquered and united the known world of his time.
59 p 2010
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I'm Still Scared
First-grader Tomie experiences uncertainty in the weeks following the attack on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941. Everyday activities go on as usual, but the effects of the war are always there.
83 p. 2006
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The Trouble Begins at 8 : a Life of Mark Twain in the Wild Wild West
Here, in high style, is the story of a wisecracking adventurer who came of age in the untamed West. This unconventional person surprised himself by becoming the most famous American of his time.
224 p. 2008
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The Lincolns : A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary
Though Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln's backgrounds differed considerably, both were intelligent people who shared interests in literature and politics, as well as a great love for each other.
177 p. 2008
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Sparky : the Life and Art of Charles Schulz
Here is a colorful look at the life and influence of Charles Schulz, creator of the beloved comic strip Peanuts.
125 p. 2010
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Babe Ruth : a Twentieth-century Life
Born into a poor family in Baltimore, George Herman Ruth Jr. was sent to a Catholic reform school at age seven, where he learned how to play baseball. The Babe went on to shatter every home-run record on the books, at a time when fewer games were played in a season and a heavier ball was used.
203 p. 2009
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John Brown : his Fight for Freedom
In the late 1850s, when many men and women were speaking out against slavery, few had the same impact as John Brown, the infamous white abolitionist who backed his beliefs with unstoppable action.
39 p. 2009
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Who Was Jim Henson?
Jim Henson broke into television when he was only a freshman in college. He created puppets like none ever seen before, with expressive fabric faces and rod-controlled arms. His Muppets became world-renowned celebrities and formed the backbone of a media empire.
106 p. 2010
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Hoose, Phillip M.|
Claudette Colvin : Twice Toward Justice
On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the injustices of segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of being celebrated as Rosa Parks would be nine months later, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin found herself shunned by classmates and community leaders. A year later she dared to challenge segregation again as a key plaintiff in the landmark case that struck down the segregation laws of Montgomery and influenced the cause of racial equlity in the South.
133 p. 2009
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Game Set Match Champion Arthur Ashe
African American tennis champion Arthur Ashe is a pioneering athlete known for his character, sportsmanship, and activism in social causes such as civil rights and HIV/AIDS awareness.
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German-born physicist Albert Einstein was an unusual child and didn't even talk until he was 3. But he was always curious and deeply thoughtful about the universe, and his theories about how it all works have had a huge impact on science.
141 p. 2009
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Kudlinski, Kathleen V.|
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc was only a teenager when she helped drive the English army out of France, led the rightful king to his throne, and inspired future generations with her courage and faith.
128 p. 2008
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Lange, Karen E.|
Nevermore : A Photobiography of Edgar Allan Poe
This is an atmospheric account of America’s most famous Romantic writer. It moves from Poe's birth in Boston, through his residences in several states, to his mysterious death in Baltimore. A gripping tale of an American master, whose stories of mystery paralleled his own strange and ultimately tragic life story.
64 p. 2009
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One Beetle Too Many : the Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin
This is a highly illustrated depiction of the life and work of the renowned nineteenth-century biologist who transformed Western thinking with his theory of natural evolution.
40 p. 2009
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Long Walk to Freedom
Nelson Mandela is admired around the globe for his dedication to the struggles against apartheid in South Africa. Young readers can learn the remarkable story of his journey from ordinary village boy, to his dynamic leadership of the African National Congress, to his long years in prison, and finally his freedom and rise to become the leader of his country.
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