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The Statue of Liberty
by , Bertrand Dard

Language

English

Pages

92

Publication Date

January 15, 2017

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Introduction by David McCullough<br /><br />The first truly comprehensive history of America's most compelling symbol, the Statue of Liberty, is the result of more than three years of research. The authors, Christian Blanchet and Bernard Dard, sought out original sources, interviewed over 1,000 people, and combed through more than 100 museums, collections, and libraries to compile this definitive history.<br /><br />Here is the little-known story of the statue's origins and the people who brought it to completion – such as Édouard de Laboulaye, who wanted to give the United States a gift that would both commemorate a friendship and make a political statement, engineering genius Gustave Eiffel, and above all, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the visionary sculptor who gave form to the idea of this colossal statue. A consummate entrepreneur, politician, and fundraiser, Bartholdi almost single-handedly sold his idea to a skeptical, and at times, unfriendly American public, who would later come to idolize his statue as a symbol of freedom and acceptance.
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . ....
by Leon Leyson

Language

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.
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the ...
by , Patricia McCormick

Language

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>
Radioactive!: How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Sc...
by Winifred Conkling

Language

English

Pages

239

Publication Date

January 05, 2016

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<DIV><B>The fascinating, little-known story of how two brilliant female physicists’ groundbreaking discoveries led to the creation of the atomic bomb.</B><BR /><BR /> In 1934, Irène Curie, working with her husband and fellow scientist, Frederic Joliot, made a discovery that would change the world: artificial radioactivity. This breakthrough allowed scientists to modify elements and create new ones by altering the structure of atoms. Curie shared a Nobel Prize with her husband for their work. But when she was nominated to the French Academy of Sciences, the academy denied her admission and voted to disqualify all women from membership. Four years later, Curie’s breakthrough led physicist Lise Meitner to a brilliant leap of understanding that unlocked the secret of nuclear fission. Meitner’s unique insight was critical to the revolution in science that led to nuclear energy and the race to build the atom bomb, yet her achievement was left unrecognized by the Nobel committee in favor of that of her male colleague.<BR /><BR /><I>Radioactive!</I> presents the story of two women breaking ground in a male-dominated field, scientists still largely unknown despite their crucial contributions to cutting-edge research, in a nonfiction narrative that reads with the suspense of a thriller. Photographs and sidebars illuminate and clarify the science in the book.</DIV>
Code Girls: The True Story of the American Women Who Secretly Bro...
by Liza Mundy

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<div><b>In the tradition of <i>Hidden Figures</i> and <i>The Girls of Atomic City</i>, <i>Code Girls</i> is the amazing true story of the young American women who cracked German and Japanese military codes during World War II.</b></div><div><br /></div>More than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II, recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to the nation's capital to learn the top secret art of code breaking. <div><br /></div><div>Through their work, the "code girls" helped save countless lives and were vital in ending the war. But due to the top secret nature of their accomplishments, these women have never been able to talk about their story--until now. <div><br /></div><div>Through dazzling research and countless interviews with the surviving code girls, Liza Mundy brings their story to life with zeal, grace, and passion. Abridged and adapted for a middle grade audience, <i>Code Girls</i> brings this important story to young readers for the first time, showcasing this vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.</div></div>
AURONZO PER NON DIMENTICARE: SO AS NOT TO FORGET (Italian Edition...
by Gianni Pais Becher

Language

Italian

Pages

385

Publication Date

March 11, 2019

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This book published in 1995, contains old maps, one scroll of 1188, ancient manuscripts of the Dolomites of Cadore and particularly of Auronzo and Misurina. Bilingual, was translated into English by Rebecca West at the University of Chicago. Result of a search House by House to find documents and old photos, continued research with expats in United States of America, Argentina and Australia, contains 501 vintage images.<br />116 images speak of emigration. Each picture is commented at the end of the book in both Italian and English.<br /><br />Questo volume pubblicato nel 1995, contiene antiche mappe, una pergamena del 1188, antichi manoscritti delle Dolomiti del Cadore e in particolare di Auronzo e Misurina. Bilingue, è stato tradotto in inglese da Rebecca West dell’Università di Chicago. Frutto di una ricerca casa per casa per trovare documenti e antiche foto, proseguito nella ricerca tra gli emigrati negli Stati Uniti d’America, Argentina e Australia, contiene ben 501 immagini d’epoca.<br />116 immagini parlano dell’emigrazione. Ogni foto è commentata alla fine del libro sia in italiano che in inglese.
West Virginia (StateBasics)
by Holly Saari

Language

English

Pages

24

Publication Date

January 01, 2014

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Explore the colorful customs, people, and places of West Virginia. With straightforward text and captivating photos, this book is a great introduction to the state. Maps and symbols are included to enrich the student's understanding of geography and state identity.
A Weird and Wild Beauty: The Story of Yellowstone, the World's Fi...
by Erin Peabody

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

February 02, 2016

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<DIV><B>An “impassioned, vividly written chronicle” of the first scientific expedition across America’s western wilderness, with photos and illustrations (<I>Kirkus Reviews</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> In the summer of 1871, a team of thirty-two renowned scientists, artists, and adventurers set out to explore the uncharted territory surrounding the Yellowstone River, sampling, sketching, and photographing the region’s breathtaking wonders. At the end of their foray into the wilderness, the survey team headed east, determined to convince the United States Congress of the need to preserve the land from commercial development. Spinning “stories of wonder hardly short of fairy tales,” to quote the <I>New York Times</I>, they enlisted the support of influential conservationists such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Frederick Law Olmsted.<BR />  <BR /> This fascinating book tells the story of that journey, recounting the astonishing expedition that led to the passage of the Yellowstone Park Bill, a law that set aside over two million acres of wilderness as “a great national park for the benefit and enjoyment of people” and created a beloved vacation destination where visitors could enjoy white-capped mountain vistas and wildlife in its natural habitat.<BR />  <BR /> Filled with “vivid descriptions . . . and color photographs [that] highlight Yellowstone’s dramatic geological features,” this first-of-its-kind account from a former park ranger will instill a sense of awe and wonder at America’s rich natural heritage (<I>Publishers Weekly</I>).<BR />  </DIV>
Who Was Stan Lee? (Who Was?)
by Geoff Edgers

Language

English

Pages

112

Publication Date

December 26, 2014

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Stanley Lieber was just seventeen when he got his first job at Timely Comics in 1939. Since then, the man now known as Stan Lee has launched a comic book empire, made Marvel Comics a household name, and created iconic superheroes such as Iron Man, Spider-Man, and the Fantastic Four. Stan Lee is still dreaming up caped crusaders and masked vigilantes in his nineties. <i>Who Is Stan Lee?</i> tells the story of a New York City kid with a superhero-sized imagination.
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill C...
by Phillip Hoose

Language

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>

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