Biography

Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass

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Two friends, Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, get together for tea and conversation. They recount their similar stories fighting to win rights for women and African Americans.

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00:07
Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass

Getting to Know Jon Scieszka

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A light-hearted romp with beloved, award-winning author and the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Get to know him as he discusses his life and inspirations.

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Elementary
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00:26
Getting to Know Jon Scieszka

The Third Plate

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The Third Plate is chef Dan Barber's extraordinary vision for a new future of American eating. After more than a decade spent investigating farming communities around the world in pursuit of singular flavor, Barber finally concluded that - for the sake of our food, our health, and the future of the land - America's cuisine required a radical transformation.

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The Third Plate

Champion: The Story of Muhammad Ali

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Muhammad Ali faced the obstacles in his life the way he faced his opponents in the ring, brashly and with all the force at his command. In his private life, he was also deeply spiritual, committed to standing up against social injustice, and steadfast in his beliefs.

Champion: The Story of Muhammad Ali

Pippo the Fool

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The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence was a marvel of art, architecture, and engineering. But it lacked a finishing ornament, a crown--a dome! The city fathers had a solution: to invite the finest masters to compete for the chance to design a dome. The rumors of this contest reached the ears of Filippo Brunelleschi, better known in Florence as Pippo the Fool. As soon as he heard about the contest, Pippo knew it was the chance he had been waiting for. "If I can win the contest, I will finally lose that nickname once and for all!"

Pippo the Fool

The Day-Glo Brothers

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Learn about the extraordinary journey that led two brothers to the discovery of a whole new kind of color, one that glows with an extra-special intensity--Day-Glo.

The Day-Glo Brothers

The Jerrie Mock Story: The First Woman to Fly Solo Around the World

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In this biography for middle-grade readers, Nancy Roe Pimm tells the story of Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world. In her trusty Cessna, The Spirit of Columbus—also known as Charlie—she traveled from Columbus, Ohio, on an eastward route that totaled nearly twenty-three thousand miles and took almost a month. Overcoming wind, ice, mechanical problems, and maybe even sabotage, Mock persevered.

The Jerrie Mock Story: The First Woman to Fly Solo Around the World

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

Me... Jane

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In his characteristic heartwarming style, Patrick McDonnell tells the story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee named Jubilee.

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Primary
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00:09
Me... Jane

Who Says Women Can't be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell

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In the 1830's, when a brave and curious girl named Elizabeth Blackwell was growing up, women were supposed to be wives and mothers. Career options were few.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:11
Who Says Women Can't be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell

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