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Atkins, Jeannine

Summary: A biographical novel in verse of seven girls from different time periods who used math to explore the mysteries of the universe and grew up to do innovate work that changed history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2020

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Swaby, Rachel

Summary: Aspiring scientists, young history enthusiasts, and children who enjoy learning about the world will be fascinated by these riveting snapshots--and parents who enjoyed the film Hidden Figures will find this to be the perfect extension. Covering important advancements made by women in fields such as biology, medicine, astronomy, and technology, author Rachel Swaby explains that people aren't...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yearling Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SWA

Salerni, Dianne K.

Summary: In this alternate version of 1898 New York City, where ghosts are common household nuisances, young Eleanor and Alice Roosevelt battle the fierce spirits that are threatening their family.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD SAL

Summary: A deft politician and skillful diplomat, TR's magnetic personality and genius for publicity made him a legend in his own time. Through archival footage and interviews with historians, this is an engaging portrait of the private man and the president who created the modern American presidency.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV PRE

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR

Weintraub, Aileen

Summary: "Meet 50 super-inspiring kids! It's never too early--and you're never too young-- to make a difference in the world! The amazing musicians, writers, scientists, athletes, activists, and other fascinating kids in this book accomplished great feats by the age of eighteen. They impacted people's lives by coming up with new inventions, making art and music, competing in sports, and speaking out...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 WEI

Phelan, Matt.

Summary: Challenged with circling the world at the end of the nineteenth century, three very different adventurers--avid bicyclist Thomas Stevens, fearless reporter Nellie Bly, and retired sea captain Joshua Slocum--embark on epic journeys.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2011

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Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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Fawkes, Glynnis

Summary: "A graphic novel biography of Charlotte Brontë, following her and her siblings from childhood to the publication of Jane Eyre"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney - Hyperion 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 FAW

Shabazz, IIyasah

Summary: "In Charlestown State Prison, Malcolm Little struggles with the weight of his past. Plagued by nightmares while surviving life in a place unfit for humans, Malcolm drifts through his days, picking fights with fellow inmates and avoiding his family. But when he's introduced to the prison library, Malcolm realizes that the key to his freedom was within him all along. Now his dreams are not just...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2021

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC SHA

Hering, Marianne.

Summary: Cousins Patrick and Beth travel in Mr. Whittaker's invention, the Imagination Station, to thirteenth-century China, where they meet Marco Polo and Kublai Khan and are mistaken for Christian shamans.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Her

Shabazz, Ilyasah

Summary: While in Charlestown Prison in the 1940s, young Malcolm Little reads all the books in the library, joins the debate team and the Nation of Islam, and emerges as Malcolm X.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC SHA

Slovo, Gillian

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823.914 SLO

Holub, Joan.

Summary: A fictionalized retelling of how Isabel and her brother Alfonso went to live with their half-brother, King Henry of Spain.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin Paperbacks 2007

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE HOL

Ryan, Pam Muǫz.

Summary: A fictionalized biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who grew up a painfully shy child, ridiculed by his overbearing father, but who became one of the most widely-read poets in the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2010

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Ryan 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC RYA

Jordan, Deloris.

Summary: From the age of nine years Michael dreams of playing basketball for the United States in the Olympics, and with hard work and his mother's encouragement, he realizes his dream.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JOR

Pietrusza, David

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carroll & Graf Publishers 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.9 PIE

Manning, Peyton.

Summary: During a trip to visit both sets of grandparents in Mississippi, brothers Eli, Cooper, and Peyton, and their father, former NFL star Archie Manning, take advantage of every opportunity to play football, practice plays, or play sports trivia games.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2009

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Kingsland, Rosemary

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823.914 KIN

Gregory, Philippa.

Summary: A tale of the Wars of the Roses follows Elizabeth Woodville, who ascends to royalty and fights for the well-being of her family, including two sons whose imprisonment in the Tower of London precedes a devastating unsolved mystery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone/Simon & Schuster 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: FIC GRE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GRE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Gre

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Gregory 2009

Shabazz, Ilyasah

Summary: Malcolm Little's parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that's nothing but a pack of lies -- after all, his father's been murdered, his mother's been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him laughed out of school. There's no point in trying, he figures, and lured by the nightlife of Boston and New York, he escapes into a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC SHA

Summary: This series covers history from 3500 B.C. to the 1780's. This course analyzes civilizations by looking at their geographic and political environments, their technologies, economies, social institutions, and cultural achievements. Students will look at history from new perspectives, come to understand the connections between human beings despite time and distance, and appreciate the lasting...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 WOR
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 2
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 3

Chadwick, Elizabeth.

Summary: Fictionalizes the life of William Marshal, who is appointed tutor to Prince Henry, heir to the throne, after he rescues the queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, but William quickly learns of the dangers that are attached to his reward.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHA

Kirkpatrick, Katherine.

Summary: Profiles the life of the woman who, as a child, often accompanied her famous explorer father, Robert Peary, on many of his expeditions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Peary

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