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The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . ....
by Leon Leyson

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English

Pages

241

Publication Date

August 27, 2013

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“Much like <I>The Boy In the Striped Pajamas</I> or <I>The Book Thief</I>,” this remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler’s list, “brings to readers a story of bravery and the fight for a chance to live” (<I >VOYA</I>).<BR><BR>This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler’s list child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow.<BR> <BR>Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson’s life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory—a list that became world renowned: Schindler’s list.<BR> <BR>Told with an abundance of dignity and a remarkable lack of rancor and venom, <I>The Boy on the Wooden Box</I> is a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you’ve ever read.
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
by Ji-li Jiang

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 26, 2010

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<p><strong><em>Publishers Weekly </em>Best Book * ALA Best Book for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children's Book * ALA <em>Booklist </em>Editors' Choice</strong></p><p>Moving, honest, and deeply personal, <em>Red Scarf Girl</em> is the incredible true story of one girl’s courage and determination during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century.</p><p>It's 1966, and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has everything a girl could want: brains, popularity, and a bright future in Communist China. But it's also the year that China's leader, Mao Ze-dong, launches the Cultural Revolution—and Ji-li's world begins to fall apart. Over the next few years, people who were once her friends and neighbors turn on her and her family, forcing them to live in constant terror of arrest. And when Ji-li's father is finally imprisoned, she faces the most difficult dilemma of her life.</p><p>Written in an accessible and engaging style, this page-turning autobiography will appeal to readers of all ages, and it includes a detailed glossary and a pronunciation guide.</p>
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the ...
by , Patricia McCormick

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

August 19, 2014

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<b>The bestselling memoir by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.</b><i><br /><br />I Am Malala. This is my story. </i> <div><br /></div><div>Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school.</div><div><br /></div><div>Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.</div><div><br /></div><div>No one expected her to survive.</div><div><br /></div><div>Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did. </div><div><br /></div><div>Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond.<br /><div><br /></div> </div>
Harry Potter - A Journey Through A History of Magic
by British Library

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English

Pages

215

Publication Date

October 20, 2017

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<b>The official companion book to the British Library exhibition and the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans!</b><br />As the British Library unveils a very special new exhibition in the UK, <em>Harry Potter: A History of Magic</em>, readers everywhere are invited on an enchanting journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, from Care of Magical Creatures and Herbology to Defense Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, and more in this eBook uncovering thousands of years of magical history.<p>Prepare to be amazed by artifacts released from the archives of the British Library, unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, and incredible illustrations from artist Jim Kay.</p><p>Discover the truth behind the origins of the Philosopher’s Stone, monstrous dragons, and troublesome trolls; examine real-life wands and find out what actually makes a mandrake scream; pore over remarkable pages from da Vinci’s notebook; and discover the oldest atlas of the night sky.</p><p>Carefully curated by the British Library and full of extraordinary treasures from all over the world, this is an unforgettable journey exploring the history of the magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories.</p>
The Hiding Place
by Corrie ten Boom

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

April 28, 2015

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<b>The True Story of a Real-Life Hero<BR></b><BR>It's World War II. Darkness has fallen over Europe as the Nazis spread hatred, fear and war across the globe. But on a quiet city corner in the Netherlands, one woman fights against the darkness. <BR><BR>In her quiet watchmaking shop, she and her family risk their lives to hide Jews, and others hunted by the Nazis, in a secret room, a "hiding place" that they built in the old building.<BR><BR>One day, however, Corrie and her family are betrayed. They're captured and sent to the notorious Nazi concentration camps to die. Yet even in that darkest of places, Corrie still fights.<BR><BR>This is her story--and the story of how faith, hope and love ultimately triumphed over unthinkable evil.
Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous We...
by Steve Sheinkin

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

September 04, 2012

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<p>In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb. </p><p><i>Bomb</i> is a 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature. <br /><i>Bomb</i> is a 2012 <i>Washington Post</i> Best Kids Books of the Year title. </p><p><i>Bomb</i> is a 2013 Newbery Honor book.</p>
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill C...
by Phillip Hoose

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English

Pages

209

Publication Date

May 12, 2015

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<p>At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not in vain: the boys' exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance. Interweaving his own narrative with the recollections of Knud himself, here is Phillip Hoose's inspiring story of these young war heroes.</p><p>This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.</p>
The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story o...
by Daniel James Brown

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English

Pages

242

Publication Date

September 08, 2015

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller about the Greatest Generation freshly adapted for the next generation.</b><br />  <br />For readers of <i>Unbroken</i>, out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler. <br />  <br /> At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, whose personal quest captures the spirit of his generation—the generation that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism.<br />  <br /> This deeply emotional yet easily accessible young readers adaptation of the award-winning #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller features never-before-seen photographs, highly visual back matter, and an exclusive new introduction.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (Nati...
by Catherine D. Hughes

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

May 20, 2015

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The third title in <i>National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book</i> series, this book is for kids 4- to 8-years-old who LOVE dinos! The prehistoric world comes alive with dinosaurs small, big, giant, and gigantic, with stunning illustrations by Franco Tempesta—who illustrated <i>National Geographic Kids The Ultimate Dinopedia.</i> Bursting with fun facts and age appropriate information, each spread features a different dinosaur, along with simple text in big type that is perfect for little kids. Young dino fans will love the interactivity included in every chapter, and parents will appreciate tips to help carry readers’ experience beyond the page.
Hitler's Last Days: The Death of the Nazi Regime and the World's ...
by Bill O'Reilly

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

June 09, 2015

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<p>By early 1945, the destruction of the German Nazi State seems certain. The Allied forces, led by American generals George S. Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower, are gaining control of Europe, leaving German leaders scrambling. Facing defeat, Adolf Hitler flees to a secret bunker with his new wife, Eva Braun, and his beloved dog, Blondi. It is there that all three would meet their end, thus ending the Third Reich and one of the darkest chapters of history. </p><p><i>Hitler's Last Days</i> is a gripping account of the death of one of the most reviled villains of the 20th century—a man whose regime of murder and terror haunts the world even today. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller <i>Killing Patton</i>, this book will have young readers—and grown-ups too—hooked on history.</p><p>This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.</p>

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