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Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschw...
by , Debbie Bornstein Holins...

Language

English

Pages

367

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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<p><b>A <i>New York Times </i>bestseller</b></p><p>鈥淏oth moving and memorable, combining the emotional resolve of a memoir with the rhythm of a novel.鈥?鈥?lt;i>New York Times Book Review</i></p><p>In 1945, in a now-famous piece of World War II archival footage, four-year-old Michael Bornstein was filmed by Soviet soldiers as he was carried out of Auschwitz in his grandmother鈥檚 arms. <i>Survivors Club</i> tells the unforgettable story of how a father鈥檚 courageous wit, a mother鈥檚 fierce love, and one perfectly timed illness saved his life, and how others in his family from Zarki, Poland, dodged death at the hands of the Nazis time and again with incredible deftness. Working from his own recollections as well as extensive interviews with relatives and survivors who knew the family, Michael relates his inspirational Holocaust survival story with the help of his daughter, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat. Shocking, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting, this narrative nonfiction offers an indelible depiction of what happened to one Polish village in the wake of the German invasion in 1939.</p><p>This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.</p><p><b>A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Teens</b></p>
Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad
by Ann Petry

Language

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
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the ...
by , Patricia McCormick

Language

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 />
Major Impossible (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #9)
by Nathan Hale

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

December 03, 2019

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<p><b>The ninth book in the bestselling series tells the story of John Wesley Powell, the one-armed geologist who explored the Grand Canyon </b></p><p>John Wesley Powell (1834鈥?902) always had the spirit of adventure in him. As a young man, he traveled all over the United States exploring. When the Civil War began, Powell went to fight for the Union, and even after he lost most of his right arm, he continued to fight until the war was over. In 1869 he embarked with the Colorado River Exploring Expedition, ten men in four boats, to float through Grand Canyon. Over the course of three months, the explorers lost their boats and supplies, nearly drowned, and were in peril on multiple occasions. Ten explorers went in, only six came out. Powell would come to be known as one of the most epic explorers in history! Equal parts gruesome and hilarious, this latest installment in the bestselling series takes readers on an action-packed adventure through American history.</p>
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . ....
by Leon Leyson

Language

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.
The Hiding Place
by Corrie ten Boom

Language

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.
The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World
by The Staff of The Undefeat...

Language

English

Pages

96

Publication Date

December 24, 2019

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<b>A dynamic and hip collective biography that presents forty-four of America鈥檚 greatest movers and shakers, from Frederick Douglass to Aretha Franklin to Barack Obama, written by ESPN鈥檚 TheUndefeated.com and illustrated with dazzling聽portraits by Rob Ball.</b><br /><br /> Meet forty-four of America鈥檚 most impressive heroes in this collective biography of African American figures authored by the team at ESPN鈥檚 TheUndefeated.com.聽<br /><br /> From visionaries to entrepreneurs, athletes to activists, the Fierce 44聽are聽beacons of brilliance, perseverance, and excellence. Each short biography is accompanied by a compelling portrait by Robert Ball, whose bright, graphic art pops off the page.<br /><br /> Bringing household names like Serena Williams and Harriet Tubman together with lesser-known but highly deserving figures such as Robert Abbott and Dr. Charles Drew, this collection is a celebration of all that African Americans have achieved, despite everything they have had to overcome.
The Undefeated (Caldecott Medal Book)
by Kwame Alexander

Language

English

Pages

40

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<b>Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal<br /> A 2020 Newbery Honor Book<br /> Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award<br /><br /> The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree.</b><br /> Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. Robust back matter at the end provides valuable historical context and additional detail for those wishing to learn more.<br /> 聽
Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous We...
by Steve Sheinkin

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

September 04, 2012

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<p><b>Perfect for middle grade readers and history enthusiasts, </b><b><i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Steve Sheinkin</b> <b>presents the fascinating and frightening true story of the creation behind the most destructive force that birthed the arms race and the Cold War in <i>Bomb: The Race to Build</i></b>鈥?lt;b><i>and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon</i>. </b> </p><p><b>A Newbery Honor book</b> <br /><b>A National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature</b><br /><b>A <i>Washington Post</i> </b><b>Best Kids Books of the Year title</b></p><p>In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned three continents.</p><p>In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.</p><p>鈥淭his superb and exciting work of nonfiction would be a fine tonic for any jaded adolescent who thinks history is 'boring.' It's also an excellent primer for adult readers who may have forgotten, or never learned, the remarkable story of how nuclear weaponry was first imagined, invented and deployed鈥攁nd of how an international arms race began well before there was such a thing as an atomic bomb.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The Wall Street Journal</i></p><p>鈥淭his is edge-of-the seat material that will resonate with YAs who clamor for true spy stories, and it will undoubtedly engross a cross-market audience of adults who dozed through the World War II unit in high school.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The Bulletin</i> (starred review)</p><p><b>Also by Steve Sheinkin:</b></p><p><i><b>The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery</b></i><br /><i><b>The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights</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>
The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story o...
by Daniel James Brown

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

September 08, 2015

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i>聽bestseller聽about the Greatest Generation聽freshly adapted for the next generation.</b><br /> 聽<br />For readers of聽<i>Unbroken</i>, out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington鈥檚 eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler. <br /> 聽<br /> At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, whose personal quest captures the spirit of his generation鈥攖he generation that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism.<br /> 聽<br /> This deeply emotional yet easily accessible young readers adaptation of the award-winning #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller features never-before-seen photographs, highly visual back matter, and an exclusive new introduction.

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