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Sánchez Vegara, Ma Isabel (María Isabel)

Summary: From an early age, Maria Montessori challenged the norm, studying science at an all-boys school. As an adult, she became the first female doctor in her country, specializing in the care of children. She went on to make important discoveries that completely changed the course of traditional education, setting up Montessori schools around the world. This inspiring story of the revolutionary...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Frances Lincoln Children's Books 2019

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Brooks, Ben

Summary: Prince charming, dragon slayer, mischievous prankster ... More often than not, these are the role-models boys encounter in the books they read at home and at school. As a boy, there is an assumption that you will conform to a stereotypical idea of masculinity. But what if you're the introvert kind? What if you prefer to pick up a book rather than a sword? What if you want to cry when you're...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: RP Kids 2018

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 BRO

Summary: Did you know that James Monroe was the first president to appear without a wig in public? Or that George W. Bush appointed the first African-American secretary of state? Presidents of the United States invites the reader inside the White House to discover fascinating facts about the U.S. commanders-in-chief-their origins, accomplishments, and place in history-as told through famous quotes,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liberty Street, an imprint of Time Inc. Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.099 CUT

Summary: An innovative and accessible guide to theories in technology and nature. Learning about science can be daunting, but this book makes it easier by giving you all the big ideas simply explained. Simple explanations and stylish infographics open up the world of science to even the complete novice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 500 SCI

Abrams, Dan

Summary: At the end of the summer of 1859, twenty-two-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln was hired to defend him. This was to be his last great case as a lawyer. The case posed painful personal challenges for Lincoln. The murder victim had trained for the law in his office, and Lincoln had been his friend and his mentor. His accused killer,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Audio 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.7 ABR

Ackroyd, Peter

Summary: "Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop. Afraid to leave his bedroom, he would plan great voyages, using railway timetables to plot an exact imaginary route across Europe. So how did this fearful figure become the one of the most respected film directors of the twentieth...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HITCHCOCK, ALFRED ACK

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B HITCHCOCK ACK

Alkire, Jessie

Summary: "Meet Scott Kelly, who lived for a year in space! Follow Kelly's story as he moves from a career as a volunteer Emergency Medical technician to his service in the United States Navy and on to NASA where, with his identical twin brother Mark, spent one year on the International Space Station and part of the Twins Study. Infographics, historic photos, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Checkerboard Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2019

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

Alkire, Jessie.

Summary: "Meet Buzz Aldrin, part of the first moon landing! Follow Aldrin's story as he graduates from West Point, served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, develops a rendezvous program for the Gemini and Apollo missions, and flies to the moon on the Apollo 11 mission. Infographics, historic photos, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of this topic. Additional features...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Checkerboard Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2019

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

Baird, Julia (Julia Woodlands)

Summary: A magnificent biography of Queen Victoria by International New York Times columnist Julia Baird. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, 'Victoria: The Queen' is a stunning new portrait of the real woman behind the myth - a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience. When Victoria was born, in 1819, the world was a very different place. Revolution would...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 VICTORIA, QUEEN BAI

Boyle, Greg

Summary: "In a moving example of unconditional love in difficult times, the Jesuit priest and bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, Gregory Boyle, shares what three decades of working with gang members in Los Angeles has taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of kinship. In his first book, ... Gregory Boyle introduced us to Homeboy Industries, the largest gang-intervention...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BOYLE, GREG BOY

Brant, John

Summary: Julius Achon is the director of the Achon Uganda Children's Fund, a charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life in rural Uganda. He was captured at 12 and turned into a boy soldier; then miraculously found a career as one of the world's foremost middle-distance runners. How these life jumps happened is told here.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 ACH

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ACHON, JULIUS BRA

Bush, George W. (George Walker)

Summary: A collection of military oil paintings and profiles presents the stories of post-9/11 veterans, their experiences on the battlefield, road to recovery, and continuing contributions as civilians.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 757 BUS

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 757 BUS

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 759.13 BUS

Carmon, Irin

Summary: A visually rich, intimate, unprecedented look at the Justice and how she changed the world. From Ginsburg's refusal to let the slammed doors of sexism stop her to her innovative legal work, from her before-its-time feminist marriage to her perch on the nation's highest court, with the fierce dissents to match, get to know RBG as never before. As the country struggles with the unfinished...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 GINSBURG, RUTH BADER Car

Carter, Stephen L.

Summary: "She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in the New York of the 1930s--and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected twenty lawyers to help him...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARTER, EUNICE HUNTON CAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B CARTER CAR

Castro, Emanuel

Summary: "In 1990, after 27 years of political imprisonment, Nelson Mandela regains his freedom, ready to forgive and invite his people to follow in his footsteps, to heal the deep wounds of a divided society. Marking the end of Apartheid in South Africa, he becomes a symbol of the quest for world peace, but his story begins many years earlier. Discover, from the start, the life of the man who showed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 921 MAN

Davis, Lynn

Summary: "The car changed travel forever. Henry Ford started a car-making revolution. Kids can read this book to find out how Ford transformed America with his cars. They will learn how many cars Ford made before the Model T Ford"--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

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

Davis, Lynn

Summary: "The Wright Brothers are famous for their role in the history of flight! Kids can read this book to find out more about the Wright Brothers and how they flew the first airplane. They will learn how the Wright Brothers started a bicycle shop first and how their first flight at Kitty Hawk went"--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

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

De la Rosa, Jeff

Summary: "A volume explaining engineer William "Red" Whittaker's plan to develop robots designed to explore the unknown caves on the moon and Mars"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 629.43 DE L

De la Rosa, Jeff

Summary: "A volume explaining Dr. Mason Peck's invention of a soft robot intended to explore the ocean of Jupiter's moon Europa for signs of life"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 629.43 DE L

Ellison, Katie

Summary: "Bob Marley was a reggae superstar who is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of all time. Born in rural Jamaica, this musician and songwriter began his career with his band, The Wailing Wailers, in 1963. The Wailers went on to spread the gospel of reggae music around the globe. Bob's distinctive style and dedication to his Rastafari beliefs became a rallying cry for the poor...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

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Fankhouser, Kris

Summary: "Discover how Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, who was severely injured in a bus accident at age 18, taught herself to paint and became known for her striking self-portraits"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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Felix, Rebecca

Summary: "All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Temple Grandin book, kids will follow her on her journey to become a livestock expert. From having autism to becoming a scientist and inventing a "squeeze machine", Grandin works to improve the treatment of cows, sheep, and other farm animals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2017

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1 available in Consider This, Call number: J 921 GRA

Fisher, Todd

Summary: In December 2016, the world was shaken by the sudden deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, occurring less than 24 hours apart. Debbie's only remaining child, Todd Fisher, somehow retained his grace and composure under the glare of the media spotlight as he struggled with his own grief. In this book, Todd shares his heart and his memories of Debbie and Carrie with personal...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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Fitzsimons, Eleanor

Summary: Hailed as a gay icon and pioneer of individualism, Oscar Wilde's insistence that "there should be no law for anybody," made him a staunch defender of gender equality. Women were central to his life and career: from his relationship with his extraordinary mother, Jane, and the tragedy of his sister Isola's early death, to his accomplished wife, Constance, and a coterie of other free-thinking...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Overlook Duckworth 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WILDE, OSCAR FIT