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Yes We Can: A Biography of Barack Obama
Yes We Can
A Biography of Barack Obama
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0312537093
Highlights the life and accomplishments of the Harvard Law School graduate, legislator, civil rights lawyer, and 2008 candidate for president of the United States.
No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War
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.
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.
Akira to Zoltan: Twenty-Six Men Who Changed the World
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.
Woody Guthrie: Poet of the People
Woody Guthrie
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."
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
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.
Cleopatra: The Queen of Kings
Cleopatra
The Queen of Kings
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789477610
Describes the life of Cleopatra, including the wars over Egypt, daily life during that time, and her tragic end.
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
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.
Diego
Diego
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679819878
An inspiring picture-book biography discusses in English and Spanish Diego Rivera's childhood and how it influenced his art. Reissue. K. SLJ.
Who Was Louis Armstrong?
Who Was Louis Armstrong?
Paperback      ISBN: 0448433680
Explores how a tough black kid from New Orleans became an amazing jazz musician and band leader at a pivotal time in American history. Simultaneous.