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Spike Lee: Filmmaker
Spike Lee
Library      ISBN: 0894904167

A biography of the African-American filmmaker Spike Lee, from his childhood in New York through his days as the controversial director of such films as "Malcolm X"

Oh, the Places He Went
Oh, the Places He Went
Paperback      ISBN: 0876146272

Dr. Seuss is known as the creator of some of the most beloved children's books of all time. Journey to the fantastic world he created in this appealing story about the author/illustrator whose magical, rhyming characters have delighted children of all ages.

Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary : A Photographic Remembrance
Anne Frank
Beyond the Diary : A Photographic Remembrance
Paperback      ISBN: 0140369260

Anne Frank lived a life filled with the enthusiasms and hopes shared by many young women coming into adulthood. But the times Anne lived in and wrote of in her diary made her simple life extraordinary. In over one hundred photographs, many which have never been published, this poignant memoir brings to life the harrowing story of one young Jewish woman's struggle to survive during a period of history which must never be forgotten.

"All libraries will want this: for classroom units studying the Holocaust, for kids reading the diary, for everyone who remembers it." - Booklist

by Demi
School & Library      ISBN: 0689841493
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known by his followers as Mahatma -- or great soul -- was born in India in 1869 and grew up to become one of the most influential and well-respected political and social leaders the world has ever known.
An adamant idealist and a courageous thinker, Gandhi identified himself with the struggles of the common people. He became the sole voice of the downtrodden and the exploited and believed fervently in the notion that "hatred can only be overcome by love." He vowed to instigate social and political change through nonviolent means and succeeded in changing India's prejudicial caste system and winning India's independence from British rule.
Gandhi's teachings inspired Martin Luther King's nonviolent civil rights movement in the United States and Nelson Mandela's anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. Gandhi's philosophies of nonviolence and peaceful protest continue to inspire people around the world.
In beautiful language and exquisite illustrations inspired by Gandhi's own belief in the simplicity and truth of life, Demi captures the spirit that was Mahatma Gandhi and pays homage to this great man.
Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart
Lost Star
The Story of Amelia Earhart
Paperback      ISBN: 0590411594

Traces the life of the pilot who became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean and mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while attempting to fly around the world

The Great Little Madison
The Great Little Madison
Paperback      ISBN: 0698116216

In the days before microphones and TV interviews, getting people to listen to you was not an easy task. But James Madison used his quiet eloquence, intelligence and passion for unified colonies to help shape the Constitution, steer America through the turmoil of two wars, and ensure that our government, and nation, remained intact.

"An excellent, fascinating, indispensable resource." --Kirkus Reviews, pointer review

"The book is rich in the sort of detail that illuminates the man, but is not limited to personal information; a great deal of government history is woven into the biography." --Horn Book, starred review

"Fritz has given a vivid picture of the man and an equally vivid picture of the problems that faced the leaders of the new nation in the formative years." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

"Young readers will feel like they know the 'Great Little Madison' very well." --School Library Journal
The Day Martin Luther King Jr. Was Shot: A Photo History of the Civil Rights Movement
The Day Martin Luther King Jr. Was Shot
A Photo History of the Civil Rights Movement
Paperback      ISBN: 0590436619

Uses drawings and photographs to trace the history of the Civil Rights movement from the American Revolution to the present

Lucy's Hero: Remembering Paul Wellstone
Lucy's Hero
Remembering Paul Wellstone
Hardcover      ISBN: 0980104572

Lucy is a Minnesota farm girl who met Paul+Wellstone when he came to her small town on his campaign for senator. When a flood devastates her family's cropland, Lucy writes a letter to Paul asking for help. Paul visits the flood-stricken area and invites Lucy to Washington, DC, to help him seek funds for disaster relief. Later on, Lucy and her family are horrified by the plane crash that kills Paul. But the inspiration Lucy received from him has grown into something more and provides an affirming end to this uplifting story.

Who Were the Beatles?
Who Were the Beatles?
Paperback      ISBN: 0448439069

Almost everyone can sing along with the Beatles, but how many young readers know their whole story? Geoff Edgers, a Boston Globe reporter and hard-core Beatles fan, brings the Fab Four to life in this Who Was...? book. Readers will learn about their childhoods in Liverpool, their first forays into rock music, what Beatlemania was like, and why they broke up. It's all here in an easy-to-read narrative with plenty of black-and-white illustrations

DK Biography: John F. Kennedy: A Photographic Story of a Life
DK Biography: John F. Kennedy
A Photographic Story of a Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0756603404

Tells the story of an incredible leader and legend, John F. Kennedy.

In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies on the market today. Full-color photographs of people, places, and artifacts, definitions of key words, and sidebars on related subjects add dimension and relevance to stories of famous lives that students will love to read.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.