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      Breakthrough!: How Three People Saved “Blue Babies” and Changed Medicine Forever

      by Jim Murphy

      Apr 2016

      Nonfiction Middle

      $12.75  $9.75  Member Price
      Out of stock
      1944: Vivien Thomas, Alfred Blalock, and Helen Taussig—a black medical assistant and two white doctors—saved a baby who had a heart defect. Thomas developed the procedure, but only the doctors earned fame. Source notes. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white photographs, diagrams, reproductions of paintings, and historical documents.

      Inside Biosphere 2: Earth Science Under Glass

      by Mary Kay Carson

      Mar 2016

      Nonfiction Middle

      $12.75  $9.75  Member Price
      Out of stock
      "[Research facility] Biosphere 2 is a bridge between a laboratory and the real world. It's a place where scientists can study how our living planet is changing." Glossary. Resources for additional information. Quote sources and selected bibliography. Index. Full-color photographs, diagrams, chart, and map.

      Iron Rails, Iron Men, and the Race to Link the Nation: The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad

      by Martin W. Sandler

      Feb 2016

      Nonfiction Middle

      $12.75  $9.75  Member Price
      Out of stock
      1850s: Two rival companies accomplished the impossible—they tunneled through mountains and constructed the highest-ever bridges to connect 1,800 miles of America by rail. Epilogue. Time line. Source notes. Bibliography. Index. Maps. Black-and-white period photographs, illustrations, and reproductions of materials.

      Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

      by Carole Boston Weatherford

      Jan 2016

      Nonfiction Middle

      $12.75  $9.75  Member Price
      Out of stock
      2016 Coretta Scott King / John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner
      The child of Mississippi sharecroppers, Fannie Lou Hamer was a leader in the civil rights movement: "I meant to prove that anyone, / black or white, rich or poor / could get involved in American politics." Author's note. Time line. Source notes. Selected bibliography. Full-color collage illustrations.

      Hot Pink: The Life and Fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli

      by Susan Goldman Rubin

      Dec 2015

      Nonfiction Middle

      $12.75  $9.75  Member Price
      Out of stock
      Boutiques, shoulder bags, runway shows—until Elsa "Schiap" Schiaparelli became an innovative fashion designer in the twentieth century, none of these things existed. Epilogue. Author's note. Lists of where to see the work of Elsa Schiaparelli, Schiaparelli's fashion firsts, select artworks that inspired Schiaparelli, and select artworks that Schiaparelli inspired. Bibliography. Source notes. Index. Color and black-and-white photographs and reproductions of artwork.

      Smart and Spineless: Exploring Invertebrate Intelligence

      by Ann Downer

      Nov 2015

      Nonfiction Middle

      $12.00  $5.00  Member Price
      Out of stock
      Although invertebrates usually have tiny, simple brains—or no brains at all—their unique forms of intelligence are inspiring new technologies designed to improve humans’ lives. Glossary. Source notes. Selected bibliography. Recommendations for further information. Index. Black-and-white and full-color photographs, diagrams, charts, and illustrations.

      The Mystery of Life: How Nothing Became Everything

      by Jan Paul Schutten

      Oct 2015

      Nonfiction Middle

      $12.75  $6.75  Member Price
      Out of stock
      "Yes, even Lady Gaga is made up of atoms." Atoms are the basis of every living and non-living thing on Earth, but where and how did life begin—and how do we know? Foreword. Notes. Index. Full-color illustrations.

      Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War

      by Jessica Dee Humphreys

      Sep 2015

      Nonfiction Middle

      $12.00  $5.00  Member Price
      Out of stock
      In 1993, Congolese guerrillas kidnapped five-year-old Michel Chikwanine and made him a soldier. Michel eventually escaped, but his struggles weren’t over. A graphic-novel memoir. More about Michel Chikwanine, with photograph. Questions and answers about child soldiers, how they are being helped, and what readers can do. Resources for further research. Maps. Full-color illustrations.

      When the Earth Shakes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis

      by Simon Winchester

      Aug 2015

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      A geologist-turned-journalist, Simon Winchester explains how three types of natural disasters—earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis—are inextricably connected. Diagrams and charts. Maps. Color and black-and-white photographs and reproductions of artwork and archival materials. Afterword. Further resources. Index.

      Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary

      by Gail Jarrow

      Jul 2015

      Nonfiction Middle

      $12.00  $5.00  Member Price
      Out of stock
      New York City, 1906: An epidemiologist suspected Mary Mallon, a cook, of spreading typhoid. An asymptomatic carrier, Mary refused to be tested—until forced by the police. Note about hand washing. Famous typhoid victims. Glossary. Time line. Recommended reading. Author ’s note. Source notes. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white and color photographs, illustrations, and reproductions of archival materials.

      The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition

      by William Kamkwamba

      Jun 2015

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      When William, a Malawian teen, began building a windmill from junk—and claimed the machine would generate electricity—everyone in his village thought he was crazy. Black-and-white map and illustrations. Full-color photo insert.

      Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March

      by Lynda Blackmon Lowery

      May 2015

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
      “By the time I was fifteen years old, I had been in jail nine times.” The youngest participant in the 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, tells her story. Lyrics to spirituals. Photographs and biographies of people who died or disappeared due to participating in the march. Notes on voting rights and the Voting Rights Act. Black-and-white period photographs. Full-color illustrations.
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