Kids Nf Biographies
No Pretty Pictures
A Child of War
Hardcover ISBN: 0688159354
The author, a Caldecott Honor winner for On Market Street, describes her horrifying experiences as a Polish Jew during World War II and for years in Sweden after the war through archival photographs and touching narrative.
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.
Akira to Zoltan
Twenty-Six Men Who Changed the World
Paperback ISBN: 1570915806
Profiles the lives of twenty-six men who, through their acts and writings, helped shape and change the world during their lifetime, including South African president Nelson Mandela and poet Langston Hughes, arranged in alphabetical order. Reprint.
Poet of the People
Hardcover ISBN: 0375811133
Tells of the life of a young poet who traveled around the United States writing down the feelings and thoughts of the people he met along the way and comes complete with the lyrics to "This Land is Your Land."
Paperback ISBN: 0756621097
A biography of the first black South African president, who spent twenty-seven years in jail for his political beliefs, discussing the struggle to end apartheid, his country's former system of racial segregation and oppression.
Paperback ISBN: 0439158060
Drawn from his own newspaper articles and personal recollections, a fascinating glimpse into the life of the brilliant printer, inventor, scientist, and statesman details his many accomplishments and contributions. Simultaneous.