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Meet Ryan! (pocket.watch)
by Ryan Kaji

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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.
Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust
by Allan Zullo

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

November 29, 2016

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Gripping and inspiring, these true stories of bravery, terror, and hope chronicle nine different children's experiences during the Holocaust.These are the true-life accounts of nine Jewish boys and girls whose lives spiraled into danger and fear as the Holocaust overtook Europe. In a time of great horror, these children each found a way to make it through the nightmare of war. Some made daring escapes into the unknown, others disguised their true identities, and many witnessed unimaginable horrors. But what they all shared was the unshakable belief in-- and hope for-- survival. Their legacy of courage in the face of hatred will move you, captivate you, and, ultimately, inspire you.
The Story of Ruby Bridges
by Robert Coles

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English

Pages

32

Publication Date

November 01, 2010

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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first African American child to integrate a New Orleans school with this paperback reissue!<br /><br />The year is 1960, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges and her family have recently moved from Mississippi to New Orleans in search of a better life. When a judge orders Ruby to attend first grade at William Frantz Elementary, an all-white school, Ruby must face angry mobs of parents who refuse to send their children to school with her. Told with Robert Coles' powerful narrative and dramatically illustrated by George Ford, Ruby's story of courage, faith, and hope is now available in this special 50th anniversary edition with an updated afterword!
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different: A Biography
by Karen Blumenthal

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

February 14, 2012

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<p><b>A riveting biography of the groundbreaking innovator who was a giant in the worlds of computing, music, filmmaking, design, smart phones, and more. A finalist for the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award!</b></p><p>"Your time is limited. . . . have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." —Steve Jobs</p><p>From the start, his path was never predictable. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college after one semester, and at the age of twenty, created Apple in his parents' garage with his friend Steve Wozniack. </p><p>Then came the core and hallmark of his genius—his exacting moderation for perfection, his counterculture life approach, and his level of taste and style that pushed all boundaries. A devoted husband, father, and Buddhist, he battled cancer for over a decade, became the ultimate CEO, and made the world want every product he touched, from the Macintosh to the iPhone, from iTunes and the iPod to the Macbook.</p><p>Critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal takes us to the core of this complicated and legendary man while simultaneously exploring the evolution of computers. Framed by Jobs' inspirational Stanford commencement speech and illustrated throughout with black and white photos, this is the story of the man who changed our world.</p><p><b>Read more thrilling nonfiction by Karen Blumenthal:</b><br /><b></b><i>Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History</i> (A YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalist)<br /><i>Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition</i><br /><i>Tommy: The Gun That Changed America</i></p><p><b>Praise for Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different: A Biography:</b><br /><b></b><br />“This is a smart book about a smart subject by a smart writer.” —<i>Booklist, </i>starred review</p><p>“Students who know Steve Jobs only through Apple's iTunes, iPhones, and iPads will have their eyes opened by this accessible and well-written biography.” —<i>VOYA</i><br /><i></i><br />“An engaging and intimate portrait. Few biographies for young readers feel as relevant and current as this one does.” —<i>The Horn Book Magazine</i><br /><i></i><br />“A perceptive, well-wrought picture of an iconic figure.” —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i><br /><i></i><br />“Blumenthal crafts an insightful, balanced portrait.” —<i>Publishers Weekly</i></p>
Riding Freedom
by , Pam Munoz Ryan

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English

Pages

147

Publication Date

October 29, 2013

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A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment.<br /><br />In this fast-paced, courageous, and inspiring story, readers adventure with Charlotte Parkhurst as she first finds work as a stable hand, becomes a famous stage-coach driver (performing brave feats and outwitting bandits), finds love as a woman but later resumes her identity as a man after the loss of a baby and the tragic death of her husband, and ultimately settles out west on the farm she'd dreamed of having since childhood. It wasn't until after her death that anyone discovered she was a woman.
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Ri...
by Steve Sheinkin

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English

Pages

209

Publication Date

January 21, 2014

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<p><b>An astonishing World War II military story of civil rights from <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and Newbery Honor recipient Steve Sheinkin.</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>A National Book Award Finalist</b><br /><b>A YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist</b><br /><b>A <i>School Library Journal</i> Best Book of the Year</b></p><p>On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away. On August 9th, 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions at the docks were addressed. When the dust settled, fifty were charged with mutiny, facing decades in jail and even execution.</p><p><i>The Port Chicago 50</i> is a fascinating story of the prejudice and injustice that faced black men and women in America's armed forces during World War II, and a nuanced look at those who gave their lives in service of a country where they lacked the most basic rights.</p><p>This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum, including history and social studies.</p><p>“Sheinkin delivers another meticulously researched WWII story, one he discovered while working on his Newbery Honor book, <i>Bomb</i>...Archival photos appear throughout, and an extensive bibliography, source notes, and index conclude this gripping, even horrific account of a battle for civil rights predating Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.” —<i>Publishers Weekly</i> (starred review)</p><p><b>Also by Steve Sheinkin:</b></p><p><b><i>Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon</i></b><br /><i><b>The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery</b></i><br /><i><b>Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team</b></i><br /><b><i>Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War</i></b><br /><b><i>Which Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward Expansion</i></b><br /><b><i>King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution</i></b><br /><i><b>Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War</b></i><br /><i><b></b></i><b><i>Born to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across America</i></b></p>
In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Pre...
by Kenneth C. Davis

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<p>Did you know that many of America’s Founding Fathers—who fought for liberty and justice for all—were slave owners? </p><p>Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people who were “owned” by four of our greatest presidents, this book helps set the record straight about the role slavery played in the founding of America. From Billy Lee, valet to George Washington, to Alfred Jackson, faithful servant of Andrew Jackson, these dramatic narratives explore our country’s great tragedy—that a nation “conceived in liberty” was also born in shackles.</p><p>These stories help us know the real people who were essential to the birth of this nation but traditionally have been left out of the history books. Their stories are true—and they should be heard.</p><p>This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.</p>
Silly Milly the Dane: A Funny Big Dog Book
by Sheri Wall

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English

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May 03, 2018

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<p><strong>Just how silly can a big dog be?</strong></p><p><strong>Meet Milly, a Great Dane who is very, very silly!</strong><br /></p><p>Laugh out loud as Milly begs for food, wears a cape, plays hide-and-seek, makes new friends, and so much more!</p><p>Experience the Dane life! Told from her owner’s perspective, catchy limericks (funny five-line patterned poems) and plenty of word repetition are specifically designed to help children have fun and develop an interest in reading. </p><p><em>I have a Great Dane named Milly</em></p><p><em>She shimmies and howls willy-nilly!</em></p><p><em>In the closet she hides</em></p><p><em>Behind shelves to surprise</em></p><p><em>Oh Milly, why are you so silly?</em><br /></p><p>Just like dogs everywhere, Milly loves her fur mama and is the "very best pet!"</p><p><em>Silly Milly the Dane</em> is a perfect read aloud that quickly turns into a read along! It's ideal for ages 2 through 6, as well as elementary school poetry lessons.</p><p><strong>Grab your copy now before it's time to walk the dog!</strong> The ebook will be FREE with a paperback purchase. </p><p>Kids love to see pictures of the REAL Milly too! Follow her on Instagram <em>@sillymillythedane.</em> <br /></p><p>Need even more Silly Milly?<em> A Silly Milly Christmas</em> captures all of Milly's holiday fun!</p>
Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter
by Adeline Yen Mah

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English

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242

Publication Date

May 04, 2009

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<b>More than 800,000 copies in print!</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>From the author of critically acclaimed and bestselling memoir <i>Falling Leaves</i>, this is a poignant and moving true account of her childhood, growing up as an unloved daughter in 1940s China.</b><br /><br />A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In her own courageous voice, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph in the face of despair. <br /><br />Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her, and life does not get any easier when her father remarries. Adeline and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister are spoiled with gifts and attention. Although Adeline wins prizes at school, they are not enough to compensate for what she really yearns for -- the love and understanding of her family. Like the classic Cinderella story, this powerful memoir is a moving story of resilience and hope. <br /><br />Includes an Author's Note, a 6-page photo insert, a historical note, and the Chinese text of the original Chinese Cinderella.<br /><br /><b>A PW BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR<br /></b><br /> <b>AN ALA-YALSA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>“One of the most inspiring books I have ever read.” –<i>The Guardian</i></b>
All-of-a-Kind Family (All-of-a-Kind Family Classics)
by Sydney Taylor

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English

Pages

195

Publication Date

January 05, 2011

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Meet the All-of-a-Kind  Family -- Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie -- who live with their parents in New York City at the turn of the century.<br /><br />Together they share adventures that find them searching for hidden buttons while dusting Mama's front parlor and visiting with the peddlers in Papa's shop on rainy days. The girls enjoy doing everything together, especially when it involves holidays and surprises.<br /><br />But no one could have prepared them for the biggest surprise of all!

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