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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.
How to Win Wimbledon in Pajamas: Mental Toughness Series (Grow Gr...
by , Mary Nhin

Language

English

Pages

18

Publication Date

May 06, 2019

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<div><span><b></b></span></div> <span><b>How do we help kids build mental toughness and grit, skills that will serve them a lifetime?</b></span><br /><div><span></span><br /><span>By introducing and incorporating these simple strategies into their life!</span><br /><br /><span>How to Win Wimbledon in Pajamas</span><br /><ul><li><span>Encourages positive self-talk tips, goal-setting, and rituals </span></li><li><span>Teaches visualization</span></li><li><span>Develops a growth mindset</span></li><li><span>Cultivates self-confidence</span></li><li><span>Increases focus, grit, and perseverance</span></li></ul><div></div><div></div><span>This self-help guide provides the skills necessary to overcome obstacles and achieve goals. Help your child defeat negative self-talk, anxiety, frustration, and anger. </span><br /><span></span><br /><span>The books in the Grow Grit series help teach kids the techniques used by business leaders and top athletes of the world. Begin helping kids create the best possible self one can imagine. Your kids will not only want to face challenges but embrace them.</span><br /><span></span><br /><span>Bonus:</span><br /><ul><li><span>Includes a Mental Growth Plan where kids can rate current skills and work on goals </span></li><li><span>Makes a perfect gift for any kid who likes sports</span></li><li><span>Free resources and the full Growth Plan to accompany this book can be found at kobenhin.com</span></li></ul><span>A wonderful addition to any home or school library! </span><br /><span></span><br /><span>Perfect for ages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and up.</span><br /><span></span><br /><span><b>This book is an easy to read, instruction guide with simple, actionable tips to help develop grit and achieve success.</b></span></div>
How I Met Lewis Howard Latimer
by , Brandon Freeny

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English

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Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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“How I Met…” is a series for early readers about African American inventors, civil rights leaders, black activists and the resilient men and women who have helped shape the modern world as we know it today. Each book will highlight our unsung heroes through the interaction between different members of the Robinson family. The reader is transported to the time and place of the subject’s world and, wherever possible, presented with images of the person the children in the family are “meeting.” It is a wonderful way for young kids to learn the stories of many famous African American’s, as well as those who contributed so much to our culture. These are usually the names of some of the greatest achievers in history that are not taught in schools but, need to be acknowledged as the American treasures they truly are.<br /><br />This is a great book for 2nd or 3rd graders. Black boys 7-9 and its, just a cute, informative book with blacks characters from black authors.
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.
Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in...
by , Lisa Rojany Buccieri

Language

English

Pages

154

Publication Date

October 07, 2011

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<div>Eva Mozes Kor was just ten years old when she arrived in Auschwitz. While her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, she and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man known as the Angel of Death, Dr. Josef Mengele. Subjected to sadistic medical experiments, she was forced to fight daily for her and her twin's survival. In this incredible true story written for young adults, readers learn of a child's endurance and survival in the face of truly extraordinary evil.<BR><BR>The book also includes an epilogue on Eva's recovery from this experience and her remarkable decision to publicly forgive the Nazis. Through her museum and her lectures, she has dedicated her life to giving testimony on the Holocaust, providing a message of hope for people who have suffered, and working for causes of human rights and peace.</div>
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>
Hitler's Last Days: The Death of the Nazi Regime and the World's ...
by Bill O'Reilly

Language

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>
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>
Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross (Our People)
by Cynthia Klingel

Language

English

Pages

32

Publication Date

January 01, 2014

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Briefly introduces the life of American Red Cross founder Clara Barton, including her accomplishments and her impact on history.
Li'l Great Railroad Series: Busy Engines Hauling Trains
by Isaac ben Levi

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

January 22, 2019

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The engines of the Ozark Mountain Railroad appreciate a second chance to be hard at work pulling trains. Much has changed since #1 Andrew arrived on the line. Now the railroad is busy with engines rushing up and down every bit of track. Join Andrew and the other engines as they go about their busy day. <br /> <br />Enjoy the ‘Li’l Great Railroad Series’ historical fiction based in the late 1940’s featuring these ‘Classic Train Stories’ for little children. Good, wholesome fun and historical train details in ‘Busy Engines Hauling Trains!”<br />

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