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      Black Gold: The Story of Oil in Our Lives

      by Albert Marrin

      Apr 2012

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      Both reviled and desired, oil is a resource that produces many everyday objects and has determined the fates of nations. This book considers oil’s global impact. Notes. Glossary. Index. Black-and-white photographs, illustrations, maps, and diagrams.

      Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917

      by Sally M. Walker

      Mar 2012

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      When the Mont-Blanc collided with the Imo, its cargo—2,925 tons of explosives for the allied forces—caused “the largest manmade explosion that had ever occurred.” Source notes. Selected bibliography. Black-and-white photographs, map, diagram, drawing, and memorabilia.

      Iceberg, Right Ahead!: The Tragedy of the Titanic

      by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

      Feb 2012

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      “There is ice ahead,” Frederick Fleet reported at 11:10 PM on April 15, 1912. At 2:05 AM the last lifeboat was lowered from the sinking Titanic. Time line. Glossary. Fates of ships associated with the Titanic. Source notes. Selected bibliography. Further information. Index. Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations.

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      I. M. Pei: Architect of Time, Place, and Purpose

      by Jill Rubalcaba

      Jan 2012

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      Looking at the stories behind six of his most celebrated buildings, this biography follows I. M. Pei’s life and charts the development of his aesthetic. Time line. Bibliography. Notes. Further reading. List of Pei designs. List of some awards won by Pei. Index. Black-and-white and full-color photographs and illustrations.

      Saga of the Sioux: An Adaptation of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

      by Dwight Jon Zimmerman

      Dec 2011

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      The great chiefs and warriors speak for themselves about what happened to the Sioux Nation from 1860 to the Massacre of Wounded Knee in 1890. Time line. Glossary. The Sioux calendar. Suggested Web sites. Recommended reading. Index. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations.

      Witches!: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem

      by Rosalyn Schanzer

      Nov 2011

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      Accusations of witchcraft began when two young girls started twitching and choking. The Salem witch trials resulted in over twenty executions and ruined hundreds of lives. Bibliography. Source notes. Index. Black-white-and-red scratchboard illustrations.

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      Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert

      by Marc Aronson

      Oct 2011

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      On August 5, 2010, at 2:00 PM it was clear that something was wrong in Chile’s San José mine. Miraculously, all the miners survived and were rescued. Description of each miner. Time line. Glossary. Brief essay, “The World of the Miner.” Author’s note. Notes and sources. Bibliography. Interviews. Useful Web sites. Index. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations.

      Mr. Sam: How Sam Walton Built Wal-Mart and Became America’s Richest Man

      by Karen Blumenthal

      Sep 2011

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      Sam Walton—a pioneer of American commerce—was a big dreamer, a tough competitor, and the founder of the world’s largest retail chain. Notes. Bibliography. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations.

      Elephant Talk: The Surprising Science of Elephant Communication

      by Ann Downer

      Aug 2011

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      “Scientists are using old-fashioned fieldwork and high-tech science to shed light on elephant society and the role communication plays in the life of the herd.” Author’s note. Elephant dictionary. Source notes. Selected bibliography. Further reading and Web sites. Index. Full-color maps and photographs.

      Tom Thumb: The Remarkable True Story of a Man in Miniature

      by George Sullivan

      Jul 2011

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      When four-year-old Charles Stratton began working for P. T. Barnum, he was the same size he had been at seven months. But “Tom Thumb” was a natural performer. Autho’s note on the sources. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white illustrations and photographs.

      Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein

      by Susan Goldman Rubin

      Jun 2011

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      “Life without music is unthinkable,” Leonard Bernstein once wrote. This detailed biography describes his youth, education, and his early professional successes. Foreword by Jamie Bernstein. Epilogue. Time line. Includes biographical sketches of friends and colleagues mentioned in the book. Discography. Bibliography. Sources of quotations. Index. Black-and-white photographs and reproductions of music and other memorabilia.

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      Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and its Legacy

      by Albert Marrin

      May 2011

      Nonfiction Middle

      Out of stock
      The author places the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in context, discussing immigration, the garment industry, and the early labor movement. Bibliography. Internet Sources. Notes. Black-and-white photographs.
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