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Becker, Helaine

Summary: The most powerful pirate in history was a woman who was born into poverty in Guangzhou, China, in the early 1800s. When pirates attacked her town and the captain took a liking to her, she saw a way out. Zheng Yi Sao agreed to marry him only if she got an equal share of his business. When her husband died six years later, she took command of the fleet. Over the next decade, the pirate queen...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD Fiction Becker2020

Becker, Helaine

Summary: Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitats of various prehistoric insects, including trilobites, griffinflies, cockroaches, and centipedes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kids Can Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 565 BEC

Becker, Helaine

Summary: "The most powerful pirate in history was a woman who was born into poverty in Guangzhou, China, in the early 1800s. When pirates attacked her town and the captain took a liking to her, she saw a way out. Zheng Yi Sao agreed to marry him only if she got an equal share of his business. When her husband died six years later, she took command of the fleet. Over the next decade, the pirate queen...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BEC

Becker, Helaine

Summary: "You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 [mission]. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo 13 returned safely home? As a child, Katherine Johnson loved to count. She counted the steps on the road, the number of dishes and spoons she washed in the kitchen sink, everything! Boundless, curious, and excited by calculations, young Katherine longed to know as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Becker, Helaine

Summary: "A nonfiction picture book introduction to the history and importance of Title IX as civil rights legislature"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company 2021

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Becker, Helaine

Summary: Introduces the unconventional life and achievements of engineer and economist William Playfair and describes how his creative expressions in math and science became the visual bar graphs and pie charts of today's world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 519.5 BEC

Becker, Helaine.

Summary: Learn to perform fun, step-by-step tricks with common household items. Learn intriguing facts about magicians of the past and their awe-inspiring tricks. Get the inside scoop on how to stage a magic show that'll leave audiences amazed and astounded.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Maple Tree Press 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 793.8 BEC

Wecker, Helene

Summary: "Set in New York City and the Middle East in the years leading to World War I-- the long-awaited follow-up to The Golem and the Jinni revisits Chava and Ahmad as they confront unexpected new challenges in a rapidly changing human world."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WEC

Wecker, Helene.

3 holds on 3 copies

Summary: Combines elements of Jewish and Arab folk mythology in the story of two supernatural creatures--Chava, a golem brought to life by a disgraced rabbi, and Ahmad, a jinni made of fire--who form an unlikely friendship on the streets of turn-of-the-century New York.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WEC

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WEC

Wecker, Helene

Summary: Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins Publishers 2013

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