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Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for...
by Duncan Tonatiuh

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English

Pages

46

Publication Date

May 06, 2014

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Product Description: Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a Whites only school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California.
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>
Brown Girl Dreaming (Newbery Honor Book)
by Jacqueline Woodson

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English

Pages

17

Publication Date

August 28, 2014

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<b><b>Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature</b><br /><br />A <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller and National Book Award Winner</b><br /> <i><br /> <i>Jacqueline Woodson, </i>the acclaimed <i>author </i>of </i>Another Brooklyn<i>,<i> tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. </i></i><br />  <br /> Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson’s eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.<br /> <br /><b>A National Book Award Winner<br />A Newbery Honor Book</b><br /> <b>A Coretta Scott King Award Winner</b><br /><br /> Praise for Jacqueline Woodson:<br /> Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story . . . but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery.”—<i>The New York Times Book Review<br /><br /></i>
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives
by , Caitlin Alifirenka

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English

Pages

393

Publication Date

April 14, 2015

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<b>The <i>New York Times </i>bestselling true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.<br /></b><br />It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. <div><br /></div><div>Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one.<br /><br />That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives.<br /><br />In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends --and better people--through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it. </div>
Farewell to Manzanar
by , James D. Houston

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English

Pages

242

Publication Date

April 29, 2002

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<DIV><P>During World War II a community called Manzanar was hastily created in the high mountain desert country of California, east of the Sierras. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese American internees. One of the first families to arrive was the Wakatsukis, who were ordered to leave their fishing business in Long Beach and take with them only the belongings they could carry. For Jeanne Wakatsuki, a seven-year-old child, Manzanar became a way of life in which she struggled and adapted, observed and grew. For her father it was essentially the end of his life.<BR /><BR /> At age thirty-seven, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston recalls life at Manzanar through the eyes of the child she was. She tells of her fear, confusion, and bewilderment as well as the dignity and great resourcefulness of people in oppressive and demeaning circumstances. Written with her husband, Jeanne delivers a powerful first-person account that reveals her search for the meaning of Manzanar.<BR /><BR /><I>Farewell to Manzanar</I> has become a staple of curriculum in schools and on campuses across the country. Last year the <I>San Francisco Chronicle</I> named it one of the twentieth century’s 100 best nonfiction books from west of the Rockies.<BR /><BR /> First published in 1973, this new edition of the classic memoir of a devastating Japanese American experience includes an inspiring afterword by the authors. </P></DIV>
Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything
by Aly Raisman

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<b>The <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!<br /><br />Discover Aly Raisman's inspiring story of dedication, perseverance, and learning to think positive even in the toughest times on her path to gold medal success in two Olympic Games--and beyond.</b><br /> <br />Aly Raisman first stepped onto a gymnastics mat as a toddler in a "mommy & me" gymnastics class. No one could have predicted then that sixteen years later, she'd be standing on an Olympic podium, having achieved her dreams.<br /> <br />Aly's road to success was full of hard work, perseverance, and victories, but not without its hardships. Aly faced many obstacles, from naysayers who said she'd never make it in gymnastics to classmates who shamed her for her athletic body to a devastating betrayal of trust. Through it all, Aly surrounded herself with supportive family, friends, and teammates and found the inner strength to remain positive and believe in herself. Now, in her own words, Aly shows what it takes to be a champion on and off the floor, and takes readers on a behind-the-scenes journey before, during, and after her remarkable achievements in two Olympic Games--through her highest highs, lowest lows, and all the moments in between. <br /> <br />Honest and heartfelt, frank and funny, Aly's story is enhanced with never-before-published photos, excerpts from the personal journals she's kept since childhood that chronicle memorable moments with her teammates, and hard-won advice for readers striving to rise above challenges, learn to love themselves, and make their own dreams come true. <br />
Real Friends
by Shannon Hale

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<p><b>“Fresh and funny.” —<i>New York Times </i>Book Review</b></p><p>Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and <i>New York Times</i> bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham join forces in this graphic memoir about how hard it is to find your real friends—and why it's worth the journey.</p><p><b>When best friends are not forever . . . </b></p><p>Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen's #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top . . . even if it means bullying others.</p><p>Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. Will she and Adrienne stay friends? Can she stand up for herself? And is she in The Group—or out?</p><p><b><i>Parents Magazine </i>Best Graphic Novel of 2017</b><br /><b>A <i>School Library Journal </i>Best Book of 2017</b><br /><b>A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017</b><br /><b>A </b><b>2018 YALSA Great Graphic Novel</b></p>
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition
by , Bryan Mealer

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

February 05, 2015

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<b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is now perfect for young readers</b><br /><br />When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land.<br /><br />Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition
by Margot Lee Shetterly

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

November 29, 2016

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<p><strong>The uplifting, amazing true story—a <em>New York Times</em> bestseller</strong></p><p>This edition of Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed book is perfect for young readers. It is the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. Now a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.</p><p>Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.</p><p>This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country.</p>
Ugly
by Robert Hoge

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English

Pages

219

Publication Date

September 06, 2016

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<b>A funny, moving, and true story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face that's perfect for fans of <i>Wonder—</i>now available in the U.S.</b><br />  <br /> When Robert Hoge was born, he had a tumor the size of a tennis ball in the middle of his face and short, twisted legs. Surgeons removed the tumor and made him a new nose from one of his toes.  Amazingly, he survived—with a face that would never be the same.  <br />  <br /> Strangers stared at him. Kids called him names, and adults could be cruel, too. Everybody seemed to agree that he was “ugly.” But Robert refused to let his face define him. He played pranks, got into trouble, had adventures with his big family, and finally found a sport that was perfect for him to play. And Robert came face to face with the biggest decision of his life, he followed his heart.<br /><br />This poignant memoir about overcoming bullying and thriving with disabilities shows that what makes us “ugly” also makes us who we are. It features a reflective foil cover and black-and-white illustrations throughout.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

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