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      Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi

      by Susan Goldman Rubin

      Apr 2014

      Nonfiction Middle

      $12.00  $5.00  Member Price
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      When three Freedom Summer workers suspiciously went missing, the civil-rights project in racially charged Mississippi grabbed the nation’s attention. Further resources. Time line. Appendix. Source notes. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations.

      How the Beatles Changed the World

      by Martin W. Sandler

      Mar 2014

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      The Beatles revolutionized the music industry. These “mop-topped young men from Liverpool” also influenced just about every aspect of social change in the 1960s. Full-color and black-and-white photographs.

      Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain

      by Russell Freedman

      Feb 2014

      Nonfiction Middle

      $12.00  $5.00  Member Price
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      It was called the “Ellis Island of the West,” but for many Asian immigrants who were held there indefinitely, it kept the American dream just out of reach. Source notes. Selected bibliography. Index. Black-and-white photographs.

      The Girl from the Tar Paper School: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement

      by Teri Kanefield

      Jan 2014

      Nonfiction Middle

      $12.00  $5.00  Member Price
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      In 1951, Barbara Rose Johns organized a strike to protest the inferior conditions of her all-black high school. The case became part of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Author’s note. Time line. Index. Full-color and black-and-white photographs.

      Call of the Klondike: A True Gold Rush Adventure

      by David Meissner

      Dec 2013

      Nonfiction Middle

      $12.00  $5.00  Member Price
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      In 1897, two young entrepreneurs packed 6,000 pounds of supplies and “joined the stampede” on a year-long, 1,500-mile journey to the Klondike, looking for gold. Time line. Author’s note. Bibliography. Resources for further information. Black-and-white maps and photographs.

      Draw Out the Story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics

      by Brian McLachlan

      Nov 2013

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      From descriptions of different kinds of word balloons to tips on how to hold your pencil or pen, this book offers a wealth of practical advice—with humorous examples—about creating comics. Index. Full-color illustrations.

      The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler’s List

      by Leon Leyson

      Oct 2013

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      The memoir of Leon Leyson, who was a young teen when sympathetic factory-owner Oskar Schindler—and his now-famous list—helped Leon survive the Holocaust. Epilogue.

      Kennedy’s Last Days: The Assassination That Defined a Generation

      by Bill O’Reilly

      Sep 2013

      Nonfiction Middle

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      An account of the lives of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald and the events leading to Kennedy’s assassination. Adapted from the author’s best-selling Killing Kennedy. List and photographs of key players. Afterword. Photo family tree. Photo and list of the crew of USS PT-109. Text of John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address. Quotes from Jackie and John F. Kennedy. Description of a film of Kennedy’s assassination. Summary of the Warren Commission report. Facts about the early 1960s. Time line. List of places to visit. Further resources. Bibliography. Sources. Index. Black-and-white photographs and maps. Full-color photo insert.

      Becoming Ben Franklin: How a Candle-Maker’s Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty

      by Russell Freedman

      Aug 2013

      Nonfiction Middle

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      “He snatched lightning from the sky and the scepter from tyrants,” a French statesman once said of Benjamin Franklin. This is the story of his remarkable life. Time line. Source notes. Selected bibliography. Index. Black-and-white and full-color illustrations and reproductions.

      Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World

      by Tracy Kidder

      Jul 2013

      Nonfiction Middle

      $12.00  $5.00  Member Price
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      A look at the “exhausting and endlessly demanding” life of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Harvard-educated physician who is on a mission to transform healthcare on a global scale. Postscript about Haiti.

      Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg

      by Tanya Anderson

      Jun 2013

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      A harrowing account of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, as seen through the eyes of the young eyewitness Tillie Pierce. Epilogue. Instructions for an online virtual tour of important locations. Source notes. Selected bibliography. Further reading. Index. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations.

      Stronger Than Steel: Spider Silk DNA and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, and Parachute Rope

      by Bridget Heos

      Nonfiction Middle

      $18.99 Special Order
      To create super-strong materials, scientists are trying to make large amounts of spider silk—by placing spider DNA in alfalfa, silkworms, and goats. Glossary. Additional sources. Index. Black-and-white and full-color photographs.
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