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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.
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>
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
by Ji-li Jiang

Language

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>
Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson's Flight...
by Winifred Conkling

Language

English

Pages

176

Publication Date

January 13, 2015

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<DIV><B>NOW IN PAPERBACK!<BR /><BR /> The page-turning, heart-wrenching true story of one young woman willing to risk her safety and even her life for a chance at freedom in the largest slave escape attempt in American history.</B><BR /><BR /> In 1848, thirteen-year-old Emily Edmonson, five of her siblings, and seventy other enslaved people boarded the <I>Pearl</I> under cover of night in Washington, D.C., hoping to sail north to freedom. Within a day, the schooner was captured, and the Edmonsons were sent to New Orleans to be sold into even crueler conditions. Through Emily Edmonson’s journey from enslaved person to teacher at a school for African American young women, Conkling illuminates the daily lives of enslaved people, the often changing laws affecting them, and the high cost of a failed escape.<BR /><BR /><B>“Clearly written, well-documented, and chock full of maps, sidebars, and reproductions of photographs and engravings, the fascinating volume covers a lot of history in a short space. Conkling uses the tools of a novelist to immerse readers in Emily’s experiences. A fine and harrowing true story.” —<I>Kirkus Reviews</I><BR /><BR /> “[<I>Passenger on the Pearl</I>] covers information about slavery that is often not found in other volumes . . . Conkling’s work is intricate and detailed . . . A strong and well-sourced resource.” —<I>School Library Journal</I><BR /><BR /> “Conkling is a fine narrator . . . Readers familiar with the trials of Solomon Northup will find this equally involving.” —<I>The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books</I><BR /><BR /> “Edmondson’s life story is compelling and inspiring. It provides the perfect hook for readers into the horrors of slavery.” —<I>VOYA</I></B><BR /><BR /><B>A Junior Library Guild Selection</B></DIV>
Harry Potter - A Journey Through A History of Magic
by British Library

Language

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>
Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation
by Cokie Roberts

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

July 25, 2017

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<p>In this eye-opening companion volume to her acclaimed history <em>Founding Mothers</em>, number-one <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author and renowned political commentator Cokie Roberts brings to life the extraordinary accomplishments of women who laid the groundwork for a better society. Recounted with insight and humor, and drawing on personal correspondence, private journals, and other primary sources, many of them previously unpublished, here are the fascinating and inspiring true stories of first ladies and freethinkers, educators and explorers. Featuring an exceptional group of women—including Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, Rebecca Gratz, Louise Livingston, Sacagawea, and others—<em>Ladies of Liberty</em> sheds new light on the generation of heroines, reformers, and visionaries who helped shape our nation, finally giving these extraordinary ladies the recognition they so greatly deserve.</p>
Marie Antoinette: A Captivating Guide to the Last Queen of France...
by Captivating History

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English

Pages

69

Publication Date

July 02, 2018

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<h2>Explore the Captivating Life of Marie Antoinette</h2><br /><b>Free History <u>BONUS</u> Inside!</b><br /><br />Marie Antoinette is one of history's most celebrated queens thanks to her style and confidence, yet generally she is perceived as a greedy and selfish mistress of France. <br /><br />Born into a life of pure luxury as a Princess of Austria, Marie was very young when she was shipped abroad to await her turn as the Queen of France. She was forced all at once to come to terms with a foreign language, a different culture, and a court full of gossipy nobles who pounced at the first sign of weakness. <br /><br />Despite popular belief, Marie Antoinette was not entirely obsessed with pretty dresses and towering hairstyles—though she wouldn't quite have been the same without them. <br /><br />In this captivating book, you will discover the truth about the remarkable life of Marie Antoinette.<br /><br /><h2>Some of the topics covered in this book include:</h2><br /><ul><li>An Archduchess is Born</li><li>Maria Antonia Becomes Marie Antoinette</li><li>The Dauphine</li><li>Queen at Nineteen</li><li>A Marriage at Odds with Itself</li><li>The Issue of Heirs</li><li>Madame Deficit</li><li>Count Axel von Ferson</li><li>The Lost Children</li><li>The Diamond Necklace Scandal</li><li>Queen of Fashion</li><li>The French Revolution</li><li>The October Chapter</li><li>Anxious Days at the Tuileries</li><li>An Attempt to Flee</li><li>Death of the Monarchy</li><li>And much more!</li></ul><h2>Scroll to the top and select the "BUY NOW" button for instant download</h2>
Sabina: In the Eye of the Storm
by Bella Kuligowska Zucker

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English

Pages

197

Publication Date

January 16, 2018

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So begins the memoir of Bella Kuligowska Zucker, the only person in her family to survive the Holocaust. In September 1939, Bella was a carefree teenager living in Poland when the German army struck. She was rounded up with her friends and family and sent to a series of grim Jewish ghettos. After loved ones were separated and lost through the war years, Bella survived by changing her identity.<br /><br />Narrowly escaping death each time, she moved from place to place, odd job to odd job, new name to new name. After finding the birth certificate of a Catholic girl five years her senior, she became Sabina Mazurek. Then she went into the eye of the storm, Germany, where she believed she might be safest. "Sabina is her story.<br /><br />As in "Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank and "Night" by Elie Wiesel, Bella Kuligowska marshaled unexpected resources to manage as a teen during the horrors of World War II. Sabina offers a different perspective on how many Jews survived outside of the concentration camps, in more familiar yet infinitely hostile settings, with the help of others along the way.
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>

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