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

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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 and understand how a parent's love enabled Noah to become the successful man he is now." --</b><b><i>SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL</i></b>
Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Ka...
by Katherine Johnson

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

July 02, 2019

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<b>A <i>Kirkus Reviews</i> Best Middle Grade Book of 2019</b><br /> <br /><b>“This rich volume is a national treasure.” —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i> (starred review)</b><br /> <b>“Captivating, informative, and inspiring…Easy to follow and hard to put down.” —<i>School Library Journal</i> (starred review)</b><br /> <br /> <b>The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11.</b><br /><br />As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand. As an African American and a girl growing up in an era of brutal racism and sexism, Katherine faced daily challenges. Still, she lived her life with her father’s words in mind: “You are no better than anyone else, and nobody else is better than you.”<br /> <br />In the early 1950s, Katherine was thrilled to join the organization that would become NASA. She worked on many of NASA’s biggest projects including the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first men on the moon.<br /> <br />Katherine Johnson’s story was made famous in the bestselling book and Oscar-nominated film <i>Hidden Figures</i>. Now in <i>Reaching for the Moon</i> she tells her own story for the first time, in a lively autobiography that will inspire young readers everywhere.
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison Book...
by Vashti Harrison

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English

Pages

97

Publication Date

December 05, 2017

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<b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> INSTANT BESTSELLER!</b><b>A <i>USA TODAY</i> BESTSELLER!</b><b><br /></b><b>This beautifully illustrated <i>New York Times</i> bestseller introduces readers of all ages to 40 women who changed the world. </b><br /> An important book for all ages, <i>Little Leaders</i> educates and inspires as it relates true stories of forty trailblazing black women in American history. Illuminating text paired with irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures of Black history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash. <br /><br /> Among these biographies, readers will find heroes, role models, and everyday women who did extraordinary things - bold women whose actions and beliefs contributed to making the world better for generations of girls and women to come. Whether they were putting pen to paper, soaring through the air or speaking up for the rights of others, the women profiled in these pages were all taking a stand against a world that didn't always accept them. <br /><br /><br /> The leaders in this book may be little, but they all did something <i>big</i> and amazing, inspiring generations to come. <br /><br />
The Undefeated (Caldecott Medal Book)
by Kwame Alexander

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English

Pages

40

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<b>Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal<br /> A 2020 Newbery Honor Book<br /> Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award<br /><br /> The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree.</b><br /> Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. Robust back matter at the end provides valuable historical context and additional detail for those wishing to learn more.<br />  
Chasing Lincoln's Killer
by James L. Swanson

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

September 01, 2012

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author James Swanson delivers a riveting account of the chase for Abraham Lincoln's assassin.<br /><br />Based on rare archival material, obscure trial manuscripts, and interviews with relatives of the conspirators and the manhunters, CHASING LINCOLN'S KILLER is a fast-paced thriller about the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth: a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young Peo...
by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

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English

Pages

280

Publication Date

July 23, 2019

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<b>2020 American Indian Youth Literature Young Adult Honor Book</b><br /><br /><b>2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People</b>,selected by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council<br /><br /><b> </b><br /><b>2019 Best-Of Lists: Best YA Nonfiction of 2019 (<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>) · Best Nonfiction of 2019 (<i>School Library Journal</i>) · Best Books for Teens (New York Public Library) · Best Informational Books for Older Readers (Chicago Public Library)</b><br /><b>Spanning more than 400 years, this classic bottom-up history examines the legacy of Indigenous peoples’ resistance, resilience, and steadfast fight against imperialism.</b><br /><br />Going beyond the story of America as a country “discovered” by a few brave men in the “New World,” Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity.<br /><br />The original academic text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for middle-grade and young adult readers to include discussion topics, archival images, original maps, recommendations for further reading, and other materials to encourage students, teachers, and general readers to think critically about their own place in history.
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History
by Vashti Harrison

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English

Pages

26

Publication Date

November 19, 2019

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<b>Author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history in this #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller. </b><br />An important book for readers of all ages, this beautifully illustrated and engagingly written volume brings to life true stories of black men in history. Among these biographies, readers will find aviators and artists, politicians and pop stars, athletes and activists. The exceptional men featured include writer James Baldwin, artist Aaron Douglas, filmmaker Oscar Devereaux Micheaux, lawman Bass Reeves, civil rights leader John Lewis, dancer Alvin Ailey, and musician Prince.<br />The legends in <i>Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History</i> span centuries and continents, but each one has blazed a trail for generations to come.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Wo...
by , Francesca Cavallo

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English

Pages

212

Publication Date

January 21, 2020

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<b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><br /> <br /> <b>AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL BOOK OF THE YEAR</b><br /> <br /> The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling <i>Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls</i> is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.<br /><br />In <i>Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, </i>each woman's story is written in the style of a fairy tale. Each story has a full-page, full-color portrait that captures the spirit of the portrayed hero. <br />  
My Survival: A Girl on Schindler's List
by , Rena Finder

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English

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144

Publication Date

December 26, 2019

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Rena Finder was only eleven when the Nazis forced her and her family -- along with all the other Jewish families -- into the ghetto in Krakow, Poland. Rena worked as a slave laborer with scarcely any food and watched as friends and family were sent away.<br /><br />Then Rena and her mother ended up working for Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who employed Jewish prisoners in his factory and kept them fed and healthy. But Rena's nightmares were not over. She and her mother were deported to the concentration camp Auschwitz. With great cunning, it was Schindler who set out to help them escape.<br /><br />Here in her own words is Rena's gripping story of survival, perseverance, tragedy, and hope. Including pictures from Rena's personal collection and from the time period, this unforgettable memoir introduces young readers to an astounding and necessary piece of history.
The Boy Who Dared
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

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English

Pages

216

Publication Date

May 30, 2017

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Susan Campbell Bartoletti has taken one episode from her Newbery Honor Book, <i>Hitler Youth</i>, and fleshed it out into thought-provoking novel. When 16-year-old Helmut Hubner listens to the BBC news on an illegal short-wave radio, he quickly discovers Germany is lying to the people. But when he tries to expose the truth with leaflets, he's tried for treason. Sentenced to death and waiting in a jail cell, Helmut's story emerges in a series of flashbacks that show his growth from a naive child caught up in the patriotism of the times , to a sensitive and mature young man who thinks for himself.

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