juvenile literature

The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial

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In 1847, a young African American girl named Sarah Roberts was attending a school in Boston. Then one day she was told she could never come back. She didn't belong. The Otis School was for white children only.

Sarah deserved an equal education, and the Roberts family fought for change. They made history. Roberts v. City of Boston was the first case challenging our legal system to outlaw segregated schools. It was the first time an African American lawyer argued in a supreme court.

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770L
The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial

Aaron and Alexander

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Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton were both orphaned at a young age, and they both became successful lawyers. They both fought in the Revolutionary War. But the politics of the young United States of America put these Founding Fathers in constant conflict. Theirs is a story of passion, patriotism, and pride, which culminates in the most famous duel in American history. Despite their similarities, it seemed the world was not big enough for both Aaron and Alexander, yet the outcome of their rivalry forever links their names.

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890L
Aaron and Alexander

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

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

Prices! Prices! Prices! Why They Go Up and Down

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Sometimes prices go up and up and up. Then they suddenly crash. Why? In simple language and with colorful graphics and amusing characters, this picture book explains the basic laws of supply and demand, using examples kids will understand, such as dueling lemonade stands on the same block. Terms such as "fixed costs" and "variable costs" are clearly explained, and a glossary as well as a helpful graphic summary are included.

Prices! Prices! Prices! Why They Go Up and Down

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

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When a terrible famine struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat or sell. The family could hardly find money for food, let alone school fees. forced to drop out of high school, William began to explore the science books in his village library. There, he came up with an idea that would change his family's life forever: He could build a windmill.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

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As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes. Jailed eleven times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. for the rights of African-Americans. In this memoir, she shows today's young readers what it means to fight nonviolently (even when the police are using violence, as in the Bloody Sunday protest) and how it felt to be part of changing American history.

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780L
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

Writer to Writer, From Think to Ink

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Bestselling author of Ella Enchanted and fairy-tale master Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing in this companion to the popular Writing Magic.

Have you ever wanted to captivate readers with a great opening, create spectacular and fantastical creatures, make up an entire country, realize a dastardly villain, write an epic love story, or make your characters leap off the page? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Gail Carson Levine can help you achieve your goals.

Writer to Writer, From Think to Ink

Mountains Beyond Mountains

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This edition of Mountains Beyond Mountains by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder, adapted by Michael French, is the inspiring account of Paul Farmer, who while in medical school found his calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need it most.

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1120L
Mountains Beyond Mountains

Battle of the Dinosaur Bones: Othniel Charles Marsh vs Edward Drinker Cope

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n the 1880s, science witnessed a major shift: Charles Darwin proposed his theory of evolution. People dug up the first dinosaur fossils. And the field of paleontology--the study of ancient plants and animals--emerged.

Battle of the Dinosaur Bones: Othniel Charles Marsh vs Edward Drinker Cope

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