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      Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (with a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)

      by Sue Macy

      Apr 2011

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      From increased mobility to changes in fashion, this book explains how bicycling contributed to women’s emancipation.
      Time line. Resources. Sources of quotes. Index. Full-color and black-and-white photographs, reproductions, and illustrations.

      Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth

      by Jay Hosler

      Mar 2011

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock

      Unraveling Freedom: The Battle for Democracy on the Homefront During World War I

      by Ann Bausum

      Feb 2011

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock

      Lafayette and the American Revolution

      by Russell Freedman

      Jan 2011

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      Bibliography. Two-color illustrations.

      Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan

      by John Bul Dau

      Dec 2010

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock

      The Brave Escape of Edith Wharton

      by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge

      Nov 2010

      Nonfiction Middle

      Born in 1862, Edith Wharton had to escape the conventional expectations of her family and society in order to follow her creative impulses. Afterword. Source notes. Bibliography. List of works by Edith Wharton. Index. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations.

      Skywalkers: Mohawk Ironworkers Build the City

      by David Weitzman

      Oct 2010

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      Hundreds of feet in the air, working without nets, Mohawk ironworkers built skyscrapers and bridges. Author's note. Glossary. Sources. Quotation notes. Index. Black-and-white photographs.

      Sir Charlie: Chaplin, the Funniest Man in the World

      by Sid Fleischman

      Sep 2010

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      "In one of his funniest films, a comic epic of war, Charlie Chaplin single-handedly captured thirteen enemy soldiers. When asked how he did it, he famously said, 'I surrounded them.'" Here is Chaplin's improbable and moving rags-to-riches story. Time line. References. Bibliography. Filmography. Index. Black-and-white photographs.

      Honey Bees: Letters from the Hive

      by Stephen Buchmann

      Aug 2010

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      Did you know that bees communicate by dancing? That honey has long been used medicinally? That some honey hunters do their work high in the tualang trees of Malaysia? Here's everything you ever wanted to know about honey, the bees that make it, and the people who harvest it. Based on Letters from the Hive: An Intimate History of Bees, Honey, and Humankind. Recipes and cooking tips. Afterword. Appendices. Sources. Index. Black-and-white photographs and diagrams.

      Disasters: Natural and Man-Made Catastrophes Through the Centuries

      by Brenda Z. Guiberson

      Jul 2010

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      "Beware of floodplains, fault lines, and Hurricane Alley. Watch out for icebergs, sneezes, and toxic molds. Sometimes it is dangerous to open the refrigerator. Sometimes the best action is to head for the hills." From the Chicago fire of 1871 and the 1889 Johnstown Flood to the sinking of the Titanic and Hurricane Katrina, ten stories of catastrophes and their survivors. Chapter notes. Bibliography. Index. Black-and- white illustrations and photographs.

      The War to End All Wars: World War I

      by Russell Freedman

      Jun 2010

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      World War I introduced to modern warfare such weapons of mass slaughter as long-range artillery, machine guns, poison gas, flamethrowers, and tanks, resulting in the deaths of twenty million people. It also brought about revolutions, caused empires to fall, and saw the birth of new nations. Source notes. Selected bibliography. Index. Black-and-white photographs.

      Frederick Douglass: A Noble Life

      by David A. Adler

      May 2010

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      When, in 1879, a bust in his likeness was placed at the University of Rochester, Frederick Douglass wrote: "Incidents of this character do much amaze me. It is not, however, the height to which I have risen, but the depth from which I have come that amazes me." This biography tells the story of his ascent from slavery. Important dates. Selected bibliography. Black-and-white photographs, artwork, and historical documents.
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