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Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Freedom and Equality

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When Susan B. Anthony was young, white men had more rights than other people. Susan believed everyone should have equal rights. As an adult, she shared her ideas about equality. She gave many speeches. She started a newspaper. She worked to change laws. In doing so, Susan changed the lives of all Americans.

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Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Freedom and Equality

Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls are Used in War

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My name is Michel Chikwanine. the story you are about to read is true.

It's 1993, and the Democratic Republic of Congo is going through major political changes. Five-year-old Michel is playing with friends one day when, without warning, a group of rebel soldiers pulls up to the school grounds. Forced onto trucks, the frightened boys are taken to a camp in the hills. There they are thrust into a terrifying and violent world.

Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls are Used in War

Lost in the Sun

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Everyone says that middle school is awful, but Trent knows nothing could be worse than the year he had in fifth grade, when a freak accident on Cedar Lake left one kid dead, and Trent with a brain full of terrible thoughts he can't get rid of. Trent’s pretty positive the entire disaster was his fault, so for him middle school feels like a fresh start, a chance to prove to everyone that he's not the horrible screw-up they seem to think he is.
If only Trent could make that fresh start happen.

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700L
Lost in the Sun

Island Treasures: Growing Up in Cuba

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The author of My Name Is María Isabel offers an inspiring look at her childhood in Cuba in this collection that includes Where the Flame Trees Bloom, Under the Royal Palms, five new stories, and more.

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Island Treasures: Growing Up in Cuba

Binny in Secret

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School has started, and Binny can't believe how terrible it is. She has a horrid hand-me-down uniform, and the kids make fun of her "posh" city accent.

Then a storm destroys the roof of Binny's house. Binny; her mother; her sensible older sister, Clem; and her rambunctious brother, James (and his chickens) are forced to move across town to a rental home at the end of a forbidding, unlit lane. Things only get worse when she calls their new landlady a "bossy old witchy woman" at school...in front of the landlady's daughter, Clare, who starts bullying Binny mercilessly.

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Binny in Secret

How Nothing Became Everything: The Mystery of Life

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How did nonliving atoms evolve into modern people? Find out in this engaging illustrated exploration of how nothing became everything.

The science of evolution is a topic of utmost importance, especially as the focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education continues to increase. Fortunately, important doesn’t have to mean boring. From explaining how scientists discovered how life began on earth to speculating about whether space aliens are carnivores, this engaging investigation of all things evolution is infused with fun as well as facts.

How Nothing Became Everything: The Mystery of Life

When the Slave Esperanza Garcia Wrote a Letter

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In 1770, the slave Esperança Garcia bravely penned a letter to the governor of Piauí state, in Brazil, describing how she and her children were being mistreated and requesting permission to return to the farm where the rest of her family was living. Before she wrote her letter, Esperança Garcia lived on a cotton farm run by Jesuit priests, where she learned to read and write — a rare opportunity for a woman, especially a slave.

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When the Slave Esperanza Garcia Wrote a Letter

Smart and Spineless: Exploring Invertebrate Intelligence

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Wise old owls? Problem-solving dolphins? Maybe you have heard of Koko the gorilla, who has mastered one thousand signs in American Sign Language, or Chaser the border collie, who recognizes one thousand names for her stuffed toys.

But what about ants building megacolonies or bees reporting to the hive about new nesting sites? What about escape artist octopuses and jellyfish that use their eyes (they have twenty-four!) to navigate? Are insects, spiders, and other animals without backbones considered smart, too?

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Smart and Spineless: Exploring Invertebrate Intelligence

The Wolf Wilder

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Wolves, like children, are not born to lead calm lives.

Feo's live is extraordinary. She and her mother train domesticated wolves to fend for themselves in the snowy wilderness of Russia. She loves working with the wolves, especially the three that have been wilded but refuse to leave Feo. They're half-wild, not pets.

The Wolf Wilder

Koala Hospital

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Koala Hospital kicks off the new 4-book Wildlife Rescue series from Owlkids Books. Each book introduces a species of animal in danger somewhere in the world and invites readers inside a rescue center that helps them. Photos by award–winning wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas give readers a rare view of the animals and the high level of care they receive.

Koala Hospital

Book: My Autobiography

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My name is Book and I'll tell you the story of my life...

This is the story of books--told by none other than Book! A delightfully eccentric character, with strong opinions and a poetic turn of phrase, Book tells of a journey from clay tablet to e-reader and everything in between. With stunning illustrations by Neil Packer, Book is an unforgettable blend of memory and musings, illuminated by one of England's leading poets.

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1020L
Book: My Autobiography

Full Cicada Moon

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Change can start with just one brave person speaking up...

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790L
Full Cicada Moon

Hot Pink: The Life & Fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli

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Shocking pink--or hot pink, as it is called today--was the signature color of designer Elsa Schiaparelli and perhaps her greatest contribution to the fashion world. Schiaparelli (1890-1973) was one of the most innovative designers of the early twentieth century. Many design elements that are taken for granted today she created and brought to the forefront of fashion. She is credited with many firsts: trompe l'oeil sweaters with collars and bows woven in, zippers as design features, wedge heels, shoulder bags, boutiques, and even the concept of a runway show for presenting collections.

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1030L
Hot Pink: The Life & Fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli

Heart of a Samurai

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It's 1841, and fourteen-year0old Manjiro and his four friends find themselves stranded on a deserted island after a storm at sea. Beyond the island is the unknown, filled with monsters and demons and barbarians, or so they've been told. They know they cannot return to their home in Japan--the country's borders are closed to foreigners and also to citizens who have strayed.

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Heart of a Samurai

Survival of the Sickest

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Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth. Through a fresh and engaging examination of our evolutionary history, Dr. Moalem reveals how many of the conditions that are diseases today actually gave our ancestors a leg up in the survival sweepstakes. But Survival of the Sickest doesn't stop there.

Survival of the Sickest

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