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Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down
 
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It was February 1, 1960. They didn't need menus. Their order was simple. A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side. This picture book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in, when four college students staged a peaceful protest that became a...
The Big Red Bike
 
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Whether they read it themselves or have it read to them, The Big Red Bike is the perfect story for children and young teens. The author has done a masterful job of telling the true story from his youth. It will make you laugh and it will make you cry....
The Year of Goodbyes: A true story of friendship, family, and farewells
 
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This book tells the true story of what happened to a 12-year-old girl named Jutta (Debbie Levy’s mother) in 1938. Actual entries in a posiealbum (autograph book) serve as stepping stones in a crucial year in history, when people of Jewish ancestry in Germany and Austria were systematically stripped of...
Peacebuilders: Daisaku Ikeda & Josei Toda Buddhist Leaders
 
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Set in Japan during and after World War II, PEACEBUILDERS is the story of the evolution of a child of war into a seeker of peace who goes on to lead millions. It's the heartfelt story of the mentoring relationship that inspired this transformation. PEACEBUILDERS is available in paperback w/...
Child of the Civil Rights Movement
 
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In this Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a child’s unique perspective to an important chapter in America’s history. Paula grew up in the deep south, in a world where whites had and blacks...
Stones in Water
 
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When Roberto sneaks off to see a movie in his Italian village, he has no idea that life as he knows it is over. German soldiers raid the theater, round up the boys in the audience, and pack them onto a train. After a terrifying journey, Roberto and his best...
We Shall Overcome: A Song that Changed the World
 
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“We Shall Overcome” isn’t a complicated piece of music. The first verse has only twenty-two words, most of them repeated. The melody is straightforward. The chords are basic. Yet the song has had a profound effect on people throughout the United States—and the world. In clear, accessible language Stuart Stotts...
Sacred Mountain Everest
 
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Mount Everest - a place of mystery, majesty, and unparalleled beauty - rises into the sky higher than any other mountain on Earth. Many stories have been told about the dangers and triumphs of climbing to the summit; but few have been written about the Sherpa, the people who have...
Memories of Anne Frank: Reflections of a Childhood Friend
 
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Hannah Goslar lived next door to Anne Frank in Amsterdam. In this touching memoir, as told to Alison Leslie Gold, Hannah recalls the funny, bright girl who suddenly disappeared from her life -- until they met again at a concentration camp.
The Brothers War: Civil War Voices in Verse
 
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The wonderful wordplay of J. Patrick Lewis breathes new life into the speeches of Lincoln, the letters of Grant and Lee, and the moving human drama of our country's Civil War. Lewis' poignant poetry gives young readers a vivid insight into the brutal conflict that tore America apart. The author...
TIME For Kids President Obama: A Day in the Life of America's Leader
 
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How does the busiest man on Earth spend his time? Whether he's huddling with top advisers in the Oval Office, zipping around the globe on Air Force One, or enjoying a little downtime with his family, President Obama leads a fascinating life. Look inside to discover: How Barack Obama got...
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793
 
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1793, Philadelphia. The nation's capital and the largest city in North America is devastated by an apparently incurable disease, cause unknown . . . In a powerful, dramatic narrative, critically acclaimed author Jim Murphy describes the illness known as yellow fever and the toll it took on...
The African Book of Names: 5000 Common and Uncommon Names from the African Continent
 
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From an author who adopted an African name as an adult, comes the most all-inclusive book of African names. The African Book of Names: 5,000+ Common and Uncommon Names from the African Continent offers readers names organized by theme from 37 countries and at least 70 different ethnolinguistic groups. Destined...
30 Days to Finding and Keeping Sassy Sidekicks and BFFs: A Friendship Field Guide
 
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Where would Jennifer be without Courtney? How about Drew and no Cameron? Life is just more fun with friends. And who doesn’t want a sidekick in case there’s ever a need to fight crime or solve a mystery? Every girl needs at least one wonderful pal, and when you harness...
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