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Secret Soldiers: How the U.S. Twenty-Third Special Troops Fooled the Nazis
Young Adult Nonfiction 116 0
In his third book about deception during war, Paul B. Janeczko focuses his lens on World War II and the operations carried out by the Twenty-Third Headquarters Special Troops, aka the Ghost Army. This remarkable unit included actors, camouflage experts, sound engineers, painters, and set designers who used their skills...
 
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Poetry 101
Young Adult Nonfiction 372 0
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Become a poet and write poetry with ease with help from this clear and simple guide in the popular 101 series. Poetry never goes out of style. An ancient writing form found in civilizations across the world, poetry continues to inform the way we...
 
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In Harm's Way: JFK, World War II, and the Heroic Rescue of PT 109
Young Adult Nonfiction 608 0
In September 1941, young Jack Kennedy was appointed an Ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After completing training and eager to serve, he volunteered for combat duty in the Pacific and was appointed commander of PT 109. On August 2, 1943, Kennedy's PT 109 and...
 
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A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919
Young Adult Nonfiction 424 0
On a hot day in July 1919, five black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, unintentionally floating close to the "white" beach. An angry white man began throwing stones at the boys, striking and killing one. Racial conflict on the beach erupted into days of urban violence that shook the...
 
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1968: Today's Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, and Change
Young Adult Nonfiction 1269 0
Welcome to 1968 — a revolution in a book. Essays, memoirs, and more by fourteen award-winning authors offer unique perspectives on one of the world’s most tumultuous years. Nineteen sixty-eight was a pivotal year that grew more intense with each day. As thousands of Vietnamese...
 
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Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam
Young Adult Nonfiction 425 0
In March 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson sent troops into Vietnam. 57,939 American soldiers would be killed and seventeen years would pass before this controversial chapter of American history concluded with the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982. The history of this era...
 
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Fly Girls: The Forgotten Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII
Young Adult Nonfiction 585 0
In the tradition of Hidden Figures, debut author Patricia Pearson offers a beautifully written account of the remarkable but often forgotten group of female fighter pilots who answered their country’s call in its time of need during World War II. At the height of World...
 
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Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World
Young Adult Nonfiction 1007 0
This first-ever LGBTQ history book of its kind for young adults will appeal to fans of fun, empowering pop-culture books like Rad American Women A-Z and Notorious RBG. World history has been made by countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals—and you’ve never heard...
 
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Courage & Defiance: Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in WWII Denmark
Young Adult Nonfiction 953 0
When the Nazis invaded Denmark on Tuesday, April 9, 1940, the people of this tiny country to the north of Germany awoke to a devastating surprise. The government of Denmark surrendered quietly, and the Danes were ordered to go about their daily lives as if nothing had changed. But everything...
 
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The History Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)
Young Adult Nonfiction 1791 0
The History Book is a fascinating journey through the most significant events in history and the big ideas behind each one, from the dawn of civilization to the lightning-paced culture of today. One hundred crystal-clear articles explore the Law Code of Hammurabi, the Renaissance, the American Revolution, World War II,...
 
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Reproductive Rights: Who Decides?
Young Adult Nonfiction 1174 0
Throughout history, men and women have always found ways to control reproduction. In some ancient societies, people turned to herbs or traditional rituals. Others turned to methods that are still used in the twenty-first century, such as abstinence, condoms, and abortions. Legislating access to...
 
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The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club
Young Adult Nonfiction 1348 0
At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British...
 
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Three lives, one epic story. Find out how Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla changed the world we live in forever! Three men, three great minds and three completely different approaches to science. Find out how these men tamed the forces of science in order to share its...
 
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Photos Framed: A Fresh Look at the World's Most Memorable Photographs
Young Adult Nonfiction 1203 1
Portrait. Nature. Art. Documentary. A look at some of the world’s most iconic photographs invites viewers to focus on the medium’s place in art and history. Photographs can be beautiful or harrowing, honest or manipulative, dramatic or comforting. Photos Framed explores twenty-seven of the most important and vivid photos taken...
 
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Historical Heartthrobs: 50 Timeless Crushes—from Cleopatra to Camus
Young Adult Nonfiction 1908 1
Hot tip for potential "Jeopardy" contestants: History really comes alive when you stop to consider the likes of Eva Peron and Nikola Tesla as potential members of your dating pool. Some items for consideration: Stalin was handsome as a devil, but he lived like one too (c.f. the purges). Che...
 
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