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    Undefeated

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    Undefeated : Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football team

    Sheinkin, Steve, author.

    "A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Most dangerous

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    Most dangerous : Daniel Ellsberg and the secret history of the Vietnam War

    Sheinkin, Steve, author.

    "The story of Daniel Ellsberg and his decision to steal and publish secret documents about America's involvement in the Vietnam War"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Vincent and Theo

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    Vincent and Theo : the Van Gogh brothers

    Heiligman, Deborah, author.

    "The true story of the relationship between brothers Theo and Vincent van Gogh"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Every falling star

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    Lee

    Every falling star : the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea

    Lee, Sungju, author.

    The "memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju ... re-creates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, his 'brothers'; to be hungry and to fear arrest, imprisonment, and even execution"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Becoming Maria

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    Manzano

    Becoming Maria : love and chaos in the South Bronx

    Manzano, Sonia.

    "Pura Belpre Honor winner for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano and one of America's most influential Hispanics--'Maria' on Sesame Street--delivers a beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir. Set in the 1950s in the Bronx, this is the story of a girl with a dream. Emmy award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano plunges us into the daily lives of a Latino family that is loving--and troubled. This is Sonia's own story rendered with an unforgettable narrative power. When readers meet young Sonia, she is a child living amidst the squalor of a boisterous home that is filled with noisy relatives and nosy neighbors. Each day she is glued to the TV screen that blots out the painful realities of her existence and also illuminates the possibilities that lie ahead. But--click!--when the TV goes off, Sonia is taken back to real-life--the cramped, colorful world of her neighborhood and an alcoholic father. But it is Sonia's dream of becoming an actress that keeps her afloat among the turbulence of her life and times. Spiced with culture, heartache, and humor, this memoir paints a lasting portrait of a girl's resilience as she grows up to become an inspiration to millions"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Brown girl dreaming

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    Brown girl dreaming

    Woodson, Jacqueline, author.

    Writer Jacqueline Woodson tells the story of her childhood in free verse.

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    Roses and radicals

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    Roses and radicals : the epic story of how American women won the right to vote

    Zimet, Susan.

    "A history of the women's movement and the fight to ratify the 19th Amendment-giving women the right to vote in 1920"--Provided by publisher.

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    Preaching to the chickens

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    Preaching to the chickens : the story of young John Lewis

    Asim, Jabari, 1962-

    "Give[s] readers a...glimpse into the boyhood of Civil Rights leader John Lewis. John wants to be a preacher when he grows up--a leader whose words stir hearts to change, minds to think, and bodies to take action. But why wait? When John is put in charge of the family farm's flock of chickens, he discovers that they make a wonderful congregation! So he preaches to his flock, and they listen, content under his watchful care, riveted by the rhythm of his voice. Includes an author's note about John Lewis, who grew up to be a member of the Freedom Riders, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and demonstrator on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, and is now a Georgia congressman"--Provided by publisher.

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    Malala, a brave girl from Pakistan

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    WIN

    Malala, a brave girl from Pakistan

    Winter, Jeanette.

    Contains two stories of brave, young Pakistanis, Malala Yousafzai and Iqbal Masih, who stood up for their rights to education and freedom.

    Due 04/09/20

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    Rhythm ride

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    Rhythm ride : a road trip through the Motown sound

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    "A narrative history of the Motown music label covering the historical context, personalities, and ongoing legacy of the "sound of young America.""--Provided by publisher.

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    Undefeated

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    Undefeated : Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football team

    Sheinkin, Steve, author.

    "A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team"-- Provided by publisher.

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    A poem for Peter

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    PIN

    A poem for Peter : the story of Ezra Jack Keats and the creation of The snowy day

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    "A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day"--Provided by publisher.

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    Portraits of Hispanic American heroes

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    HER

    Portraits of Hispanic American heroes

    Herrera, Juan Felipe.

    "Showcases twenty Hispanic and Latino American men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and athletics."--Provided by publisher.

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    Most dangerous

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    SHE

    Most dangerous : Daniel Ellsberg and the secret history of the Vietnam War

    Sheinkin, Steve, author.

    "The story of Daniel Ellsberg and his decision to steal and publish secret documents about America's involvement in the Vietnam War"-- Provided by publisher.

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    28 days

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    SMI

    28 days : moments in Black history that changed the world

    Smith, Charles R., Jr., 1969-

    "A picture book look at many of the men and women who revolutionized life for African Americans throughout history"--Provided by publisher.

    Due 04/14/20

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    Answering the Cry For Freedom

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    WOE

    Answering the Cry For Freedom : stories of African Americans and the American Revolution

    Woelfle, Gretchen, author.

    This engaging book provides a chance for young readers to learn about the death-defying attempts of black Americans to gain the inalienable rights promised in the Declaration of Independence.

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    Who was Alexander Graham Bell?

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    Who was Alexander Graham Bell?

    Bader, Bonnie, 1961-

    "An illustrated biography of the inventor of the telephone"--Provided by publisher.

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    Ten days a madwoman

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    Ten days a madwoman : the daring life and turbulent times of the original "girl" reporter, Nellie Bly

    Noyes, Deborah.

    "A biography of Nellie Bly, the pioneering journalist whose showy but substantive stunts skyrocketed her to fame"--Provided by publisher.

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    Danza!

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    HERNANDEZ

    Danza! : Amalia Hernández and el Ballet Folklórico de Mexico

    Tonatiuh, Duncan.

    Text and illustrations look at the life of Amalia Hernández, the dancer and choreographer who founded the Mexican Folkloric Ballet, a dance organization that continues to perform today.

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    I am Helen Keller

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    KELLER

    I am Helen Keller

    Meltzer, Brad.

    "The story of Helen Keller, who learned to read and write despite being deaf and blind, and became an activist who fought for the rights of disabled people"--Provided by publisher.

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    I am Martin Luther King, Jr

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    KING

    I am Martin Luther King, Jr

    Meltzer, Brad.

    "A biography of Martin Luther King Jr. that tells the story of how he used nonviolence to lead the civil rights movement"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Who is Jeff Kinney?

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    B
    KINNEY

    Who is Jeff Kinney?

    Kinney, Patrick.

    Chronicles the life and career of author and illustrator Jeff Kinney who created the series "Diary of a Wimpy Kid".

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    Maya Lin

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    B
    LIN

    Maya Lin : artist-architect of light and lines

    Harvey, Jeanne Walker.

    "[Presents the] story of Maya Lin, the artist-architect who designed the Vietnam War Memorial"-- Provided by publisher.

    Due 04/10/20

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    I am Malala : How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed The World

    J
    B
    MAL

    I am Malala : How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed The World

    Yousafzai, Malala, 1997-

    Malala Yousafzai's describes her fight for education for girls under Taliban rule, the support she received from her parents to pursue an education, and how the Taliban retaliated against her by trying to kill her.

    Due 04/09/20

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    Florence Nightingale

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    NIGHTINGALE

    Florence Nightingale

    Demi.

    "Florence Nightingale revolutionized the world of medicine by emphasizing cleanliness, food that was hot and nutritious, and organization in hospitals. What began as an attempt to make army hospitals safer and more effective became a lifelong mission, and remains relevant today. This new picture book biography of Florence Nightingale, from ... author and artist Demi, ... portrays the story of Florence's life and explores the long-lasting effects of her career"--Provided by publisher.

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    Silent Days, Silent Dreams

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    B
    SAY

    Silent Days, Silent Dreams

    Say, Allen.

    A fictional biography of James Castle, a deaf, autistic artist whose drawings hang in major museums throughout the world.

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    Who was Maurice Sendak?

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    SENDAK

    Who was Maurice Sendak?

    Pascal, Janet B.

    A brief, illustrated biography of children's book illustrator and author Maurice Sendak.

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    Who was Ernest Shackleton?

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    B
    SHACKLETON

    Who was Ernest Shackleton?

    Buckley, James, Jr., 1963-

    A brief biography of Ernest Shackleton, famous for his historic 1914 journey to the South Pole aboard the Endurance.

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    Hope Solo

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    B
    SOLO

    Hope Solo : my story

    Solo, Hope, 1981-

    "Hope Solo, Olypmic gold medalist and goalie for the US women's national soccer team, tells the exciting insider details of her life on and off the field, in her own words"--Provided by publisher.

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    Who was Jules Verne?

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    B
    VERNE

    Who was Jules Verne?

    Buckley, James, Jr., 1963-

    Looks at the life of nineteenth-century French novelist Jules Verne.

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    Brown girl dreaming

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    B
    WOODSON

    Brown girl dreaming

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    "The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South"--Provided by publisher.

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    Who was Frank Lloyd Wright?

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    WRIGHT

    Who was Frank Lloyd Wright?

    Labrecque, Ellen.

    "Born in Wisconsin in 1867, Frank Lloyd Wright became obsessed with a set of building blocks his mother had given to him on his ninth birthday. He grew up to become the father of organic architecture and the greatest American architect of all time, having designed more than 1,100 buildings during his lifetime"--Provided by publisher.

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    The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist

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    ENG

    The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist : Cuba's greatest abolitionist

    Engle, Margarita.

    In free verse, evokes the voice of Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, a book-loving writer, feminist, and abolitionist who courageously fought injustice in nineteenth-century Cuba. Includes historical notes, excerpts from her writings, biographical information, and source notes.

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    Shoe dog

    Knight

    Shoe dog : a memoir by the creator of nike ; young readers edition

    Knight, Philip H., 1938- author.

    "In this young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight "offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh" (Booklist, starred review), opening up about how he went from being a track star at an Oregon high school to the founder of a brand and company that changed everything. You must forget your limits. It was only when Nike founder Phil Knight got cut from the baseball team as a high school freshman that his mother suggested he try out for track instead. Knight made the track team and he found he could run fast and even more he liked it. Ten years later, young and searching, Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high quality running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car to start, he and his gang of friends and runners built one of the most successful brands ever. Phil Knight encountered risks and setbacks along the way, but always followed his own advice. Just keep going. Don't stop. Whatever comes up, don't stop. Filled with wisdom, humanity, humor, and heart, the young readers edition of the bestselling Shoe Dog is a story of determination that inspires all who read it. The Young Reader's Edition is an abridged version of the internationally bestselling adult book and it features original front matter and back matter, including a new introduction and "A Letter to the Young Reader" containing advice from Phil Knight for budding entrepreneurs"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Out of the woods

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    BON

    Out of the woods : a true story of an unforgettable event

    Bond, Rebecca, 1972-

    "Inspired by the author's grandfather's experiences living in a lodge in the woods, a story of how people and animals survive a forest fire in a small Canadian town"-- Provided by publisher.

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    A taste of freedom

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    A taste of freedom : Gandhi and the great salt march

    Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody.

    An old man in India recalls how, when he was a young boy, he got his first taste of freedom as he and his brother joined the great Muhatma Gandhi on a march to the sea to make salt in defiance of British law.

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    A voyage in the clouds

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    OLS

    A voyage in the clouds : the (mostly) true story of the first international flight by balloon in 1785

    Olshan, Matthew.

    "A picture book inspired by the true story of how the first international flight was an Englishman and a French man who rode in a balloon across the English Channel"-- Provided by publisher.

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