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JoJo's Guide to the Sweet Life: #PeaceOutHaterz
by JoJo Siwa

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<DIV>You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from <I>Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition</I>, or maybe you fell in love with her on <I>Dance Moms</I>. JoJo’s nonfiction middle-grade debut is the next generation’s version of a real life Cinderella story: Nebraska girl becomes Hollywood’s belle of the ball, thanks to her spunky attitude and creative drive. Through the lens of JoJo’s personal experience and playful voice, she digs into themes such as finding your passion, keeping strong in the face of adversity, appreciating your individualism, the importance of being loyal, and never giving up. Most of all, JoJo’s story is meant to inspire young girls to find the courage and confidence to go after their dreams. Go Siwanatorz!<BR />  </DIV>
Meet Ryan! (pocket.watch)
by Ryan Kaji

Language

English

Pages

16

Publication Date

December 11, 2018

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<b>Meet Ryan, the seven-year-old YouTube mega-star from <i>Ryan ToysReview,</i> in this 8x8 storybook that’s perfect for his millions of fans! This story is filled with fun facts about Ryan’s videos, family, and hobbies!</b><BR><BR>This is Ryan! You probably know him from his YouTube channel, <i>Ryan ToysReview</i>. But do you know what his favorite food is? Or what he wants to be when he grows up? Learn all about Ryan, like how he got started on YouTube, what he does when he’s not making videos, and how much he loves his fans…like you!<BR> <BR>Watch it. Read it. Love it!<BR> <BR>© 2018 RTR Production, LLC, RFR Entertainment, Inc., and Remka, Inc., and PocketWatch, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives
by , Caitlin Alifirenka

Language

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>
It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Chil...
by Trevor Noah

Language

English

Pages

276

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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<b>A <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller<br /><br />The host of <i>The Daily Show,</i> Trevor Noah, tells the story of growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this young readers' adaptation of his bestselling adult memoir <i>Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood</i>.<br /><br /><i>BORN A CRIME</i> IS SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING OSCAR WINNER LUPITA NYONG'O!</b><br /><br />Trevor Noah, the funny guy who hosts <i>The Daily Show </i>on Comedy Central, shares his remarkable story of growing up in South Africa with a black South African mother and a white European father at a time when it was against the law for a mixed-race child to exist. But he did exist--and from the beginning, the often-misbehaved Trevor used his keen smarts and humor to navigate a harsh life under a racist government. <br /><br />This fascinating memoir blends drama, comedy, and tragedy to depict the day-to-day trials that turned a boy into a young man. In a country where racism barred blacks from social, educational, and economic opportunity, Trevor surmounted staggering obstacles and created a promising future for himself, thanks to his mom's unwavering love and indomitable will.<br /><br /><i>It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime</i> not only provides a fascinating and honest perspective on South Africa's racial history, but it will also astound and inspire young readers looking to improve their own lives.<br /><br /><b>"Through the foreign, the familiar, and the funny, </b><b><i>Born a Crime</i></b><b> is a piercing reminder that every mad life--even yours--could end up a masterpiece." --JASON REYNOLDS, </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> bestselling author</b><br /><br /><b>"His mother raised him with an imagination and showed that there were no barriers to whatever he wanted to be. Readers will find this journey through Noah's formative years humorous and exciting." --</b><b><i>BOOKLIST</i></b><br /><br /><b>"Startling in its honesty, humor, and humility." --</b><b><i>KIRKUS REVIEWS</i></b><br /><br /><b>"For readers who will appreciate the understand how a parent's love enabled Noah to become the successful man he is now." --</b><b><i>SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL</i></b>
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>Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village.</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.
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>
Real Friends
by Shannon Hale

Language

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 2017 <i>Booklist </i>Youth Editors' Choice</b><b></b><br /><b>A </b><b>2018 YALSA Great Graphic Novel</b></p>
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.
Brown Girl Dreaming (Newbery Honor Book)
by Jacqueline Woodson

Language

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>
Farewell to Manzanar
by , James D. Houston

Language

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>

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