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The Great Book of North Carolina: The Crazy History of North Caro...
by Bill O'Neill

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English

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Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<p>How much do you know about the Tar Heel State? There鈥檚 so much to learn about North Carolina that even natives of the state don鈥檛 know. In this trivia book, you鈥檒l learn more about North Carolina鈥檚 history, pop culture, sports, unsolved mysteries, and so much more. 聽聽</p><p>In <em>The Great Book of North Carolina</em>, you鈥檒l find the answers to the following questions:</p><ul><li>How did North Carolina get its name?聽 </li><li>Why is it known as the 鈥淭ar Heel State鈥?</li><li>What happened to the 鈥淟ost Colony鈥?</li><li>Which famous pirate was killed in the Outer Banks?</li><li>What popular recreational activity was invented in the state?</li><li>What soda company got its start in North Carolina?</li><li>Which sport originated from the Tar Heel State?</li><li>Which NBA legend was raised in North Carolina?聽</li><li>What urban legends haunt the state?</li><li>What鈥檚 the most haunted spot in North Carolina?</li></ul><p>And so much more!</p><p>This book is packed with facts about North Carolina. Some of the facts in this book may shock you. Others may give you chills. But the one thing they all have in common is that they鈥檙e all interesting!</p><p>Whether you feel like an amateur or a pro on North Carolina trivia, you鈥檙e bound to walk away with plenty of new knowledge about the state once you finish this book. Your friends won鈥檛 stand a chance at your next trivia night! 聽</p><p>So, what are you waiting for? Get started now to learn more about North Carolina! 聽</p>
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's...
by Melissa Sweet

Language

English

Pages

40

Publication Date

November 01, 2011

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<p>Everyone鈥檚 a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy鈥檚 Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these "upside-down puppets"? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! In brilliant collage illustrations, Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America鈥攖he inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy鈥檚 Parade. Winner of the 2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award.</p>
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the ...
by , Patricia McCormick

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

August 19, 2014

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<b>The bestselling memoir by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.</b><i><br /><br />I Am Malala. This is my story. </i> <br />Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school.<br />Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.<br />No one expected her to survive.<br />Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did. <br />Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond.<br /><br />
Three Days at the Brink: Young Readers' Edition: FDR's Daring Gam...
by , Catherine Whitney

Language

English

Pages

254

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<p><strong>This young readers鈥?edition from聽<em>New York Times</em>聽bestselling author and Fox News anchor Bret Baier dives into the first of the secret World War II meetings between President Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin, which would shape the world for decades to come.</strong></p><p>In the process, it tells the story of the personal and political evolution of Roosevelt, and how he came to be the man who orchestrated the most decisive conference of the war. </p><p>Following Germany鈥檚 invasion of the USSR in June 1941, Prime Minister Winston Churchill offered his support to the Soviets. But by the time the United States entered what had become the second World War in history, it became crucial for the Allied forces to better align themselves against the Axis powers.</p><p>This meeting of the minds took place in Tehran, and in attendance were some of the most iconic leaders of the twentieth聽century: Franklin Delano Roosevelt,聽Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin.</p><p>Though America, Britain, and the Soviet Union all had a common enemy, their political goals differed greatly. This young readers鈥?edition will explore how their united stance against Nazi Germany allowed them to mend their differences, paving the way for what eventually became one of the most important victories in world history.</p><p>This book,聽which includes聽an insert of photographs from that time, tells the inside story of their secret conference.</p>
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . ....
by Leon Leyson

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English

Pages

241

Publication Date

August 27, 2013

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鈥淢uch like <i>The Boy In the Striped Pajamas</i> or <i>The Book Thief</i>,鈥?this remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler鈥檚 list, 鈥渂rings to readers a story of bravery and the fight for a chance to live鈥?(<i>VOYA</i>).<br /><br />This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler鈥檚 list child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow.<br /> <br />Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson鈥檚 life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory鈥攁 list that became world renowned: Schindler鈥檚 list.<br /> <br />Told with an abundance of dignity and a remarkable lack of rancor and venom, <i>The Boy on the Wooden Box</i> is a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you鈥檝e ever read.
What Was the First Thanksgiving? (What Was?)
by Joan Holub

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English

Pages

109

Publication Date

August 15, 2013

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The history of the feast!聽<p>After their first harvest in 1621, the Pilgrims at Plymouth shared a three-day feast with their Native American neighbors. Of course, the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag didn鈥檛 know it at the time, but they were making history, celebrating what would become a national holiday.</p>
The Hiding Place
by Corrie ten Boom

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

April 28, 2015

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<b>The True Story of a Real-Life Hero<br /></b><br />It's World War II. Darkness has fallen over Europe as the Nazis spread hatred, fear and war across the globe. But on a quiet city corner in the Netherlands, one woman fights against the darkness. <br /><br />In her quiet watchmaking shop, she and her family risk their lives to hide Jews, and others hunted by the Nazis, in a secret room, a "hiding place" that they built in the old building.<br /><br />One day, however, Corrie and her family are betrayed. They're captured and sent to the notorious Nazi concentration camps to die. Yet even in that darkest of places, Corrie still fights.<br /><br />This is her story--and the story of how faith, hope and love ultimately triumphed over unthinkable evil.
Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad
by Ann Petry

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English

Pages

260

Publication Date

September 08, 2015

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<b>A New York Times Outstanding Book for young adult readers, this biography of the famed Underground Railroad abolitionist is a lesson in valor and justice.</b><br /> 聽<br /> Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman knew the thirst for freedom. Inspired by rumors of an 鈥渦nderground railroad鈥?that carried slaves to liberation, she dreamed of escaping the nightmarish existence of the Southern plantations and choosing a life of her own making. But after she finally did escape, Tubman made a decision born of profound courage and moral conviction: to go back and help those she鈥檇 left behind.<br /> 聽<br /> As an activist on the Underground Railroad, a series of safe houses running from South to North and eventually into Canada, Tubman delivered more than three hundred souls to freedom. She became an insidious threat to the Southern establishment鈥攁nd a symbol of hope to slaves everywhere.<br /> 聽<br /> In this 鈥渨ell-written and moving life of the 鈥楳oses of her people鈥欌€欌€?(<i>The Horn Book</i>), an acclaimed author makes vivid and accessible the life of a national hero, soon to be immortalized on the twenty-dollar bill. This intimate portrait follows Tubman on her journey from bondage to freedom, from childhood to the frontlines of the abolition movement and even the Civil War.<br /> 聽<br /> In addition to being named a New York Times Outstanding Book, <i>Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad </i>was also selected as an American Library Association Notable Book.<br /> 聽
Man's Search for Meaning: Young Adult Edition
by Viktor E. Frankl

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English

Pages

186

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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<b>A young readers鈥?edition of the best-selling classic about the Holocaust and finding meaning in suffering, with a photo insert, a glossary of terms, a chronology of Frankl鈥檚 life, and supplementary letters and speeches</b><br /><br />The Library of Congress called it 鈥渙ne of the ten most influential books in America鈥? the <i>New York Times</i> pronounced it 鈥渁n enduring work of survival literature鈥? and <i>O, The Oprah Magazine</i> praised it as 鈥渙ne of the most significant books of the twentieth century.鈥?<i>Man鈥檚 Search for Meaning</i> has long riveted readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. This new young readers鈥?edition brings a beloved classic to a new generation of readers, offering a universal tribute to coping with suffering and finding one鈥檚 purpose. An abridged text of the original book (emphasizing Frankl鈥檚 personal story, while omitting some material on his psychological theory of logotherapy) is presented here, along with supplemental materials that vividly bring Frankl鈥檚 story to life, and a foreword by prominent young adult author John Boyne. <i>Man鈥檚 Search for Meaning: A Young Readers鈥?Edition</i> will help readers ages twelve to eighteen grasp Frankl鈥檚 enduring lessons on perseverance and strength with clarity and depth.
No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their ...
by Robert Weintraub

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English

Pages

296

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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<b>Discover an extraordinary tale of friendship and survival between a man and a dog in World War II in this </b><b>young readers' adaptation of the <i>New York Times </i>bestseller <i>No Better Friend.</i></b><em><br /></em><em>No Better Friend </em>tells the incredible true story of Frank Williams, a radarman in Britain's Royal Air Force, and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met as prisoners of war during World War II. Judy, who became the war's only official canine POW, was a fiercely loyal dog who sensed danger--warning her fellow prisoners of imminent attacks and protecting them from brutal beatings. Frank and Judy's friendship, an unbreakable bond forged in the worst circumstances, is one of the great recently unearthed stories of World War II.<br /> <br />As they discover Frank and Judy's story in this specially adapted text, young readers will also learn about key World War II moments through informative and engaging sidebars, maps, photographs, and a timeline.

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