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Donald, Alison

Summary: "The inspiration behind this book...This story was inspired by Eleanor "Ellie" Foraker. Eleanor was born in Kenton, Delaware and worked at ILC Dover for 43 years. A talented seamstress and manager, Ellie was truly dedicated to the making of spacesuits. She also helped make gas masks, underground inflatable oil tanks, and landing bags for Mars missions."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Maverick Arts Publishing 2019

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Bissonette, Aimée M.

Summary: "This book retells the story of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith, the first two women to fly around the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Hoose, Phillip M.

Summary: "The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 940.53 HOO

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

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

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

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

Weintraub, Robert

Summary: Describes the bond that developed between an RAF technician and a fiercely loyal purebred pointer named Judy, a pair who met in an internment camp during World War II where they became a symbol of hope to the other prisoners.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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Stabler, David

Summary: Sixteen "true tales from the childhoods of famous athletes, from Babe Ruth (so incorrigible that his parents put him in reform school at age 7) to Muhammad Ali (who learned to fight at age 12 after a thief stole his bicycle)"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quirk Books 2015

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

Fabiny, Sarah

Summary: Describes the life of a man who has ruled Cuba since 1959, after leading a successful revolution overthrowing Batistas government and establishing a Communist regime in its place.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 CAS

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

Aronson, Marc

Summary: Recounts the achievements of photojournalism pioneers Robert Capa and Gerda Taro as they captured the tragedies of the Spanish Civil War and documented the fight against Facism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 770 ARO

Hansen, Grace

Summary: A brief biography of American astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, the first person ever to step on the surface of the moon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo Kids 2018

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Holub, Joan

Summary: This board book highlights ten memorable female trailblazers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Simon, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: BOARD HOL

Rau, Dana Meachen

Summary: From the time he was a little boy, Neil Armstrong dreamed of flying bout how he turned his dream into realityand how his incredible drive, determination, and talent took him all the way to the moon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2014

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

Chandler, Matt

Summary: "This is the true story of one man's bravery, ingenuity, and daring determination as he trekked thousands of feet up in the mountains. Readers will learn about the struggles Sven Somme endured as he eluded 900 German soldiers set out to capture him."--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 940.53 CHA

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

Format: text

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 Shetterly 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SHE

Loh-Hagan, Virginia

Summary: "The events surrounding the Dust Bowl did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of an Oklahoma farmer, a migrant farm worker, and a government journalist as readers act out scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 45th Parallel Press/Cherry Lake Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.917 LOH

Down, Susan Brophy.

Summary: Irena Sendler was born into a Catholic family in Poland in 1910. Throughout the German occupation in World War II, Irena worked tirelessly to help save Polands Jews from the Nazi horror. Irena saved at least 2,500 Jewish children from certain death during the Holocaust. By the time of her death in 2008, Irena had been honored by the governments of Poland and Israel, Pope John Paul II, and many...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 2012

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 SEN

Robbins, Dean

Summary: "Journey to the Moon on the Apollo 12 mission with astronaut and artist Alan Bean! As a boy, Alan wanted to fly planes. As a young navy pilot, Alan wished he could paint the view from the cockpit. So he took an art class to learn patterns and forms. But no class could prepare him for the beauty of the lunar surface some 240,000 miles from Earth. In 1969, Alan became the fourth man and first...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2019

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

Nicholson, Dorinda Makananalani Stagner.

Summary: "In May 1942, a German U-boat torpedoed two unarmed Mexican oil tankers off the Gulf Coast, forcing Mexico to enter World War II. With the help of United States President Roosevelt, Mexican President Camacho arranged to send one Air Force squadron to fight in the war. Thirty-eight of Mexico's top pilots, and about two hundred sixty additional military crew, were carefully selected to form the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books Inc. 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 NIC

Edwards, Roberta.

Summary: A biography that introduces youngsters to Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the Moon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2008

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET ARMSTRONG

Summary: Profiles baseball legends from the early years, fabulous fifties, and the modern era.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MM & V 2000

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

Woolf, Alex

Summary: "A biography of Neil Armstrong's life--from his early childhood to walking on the moon and legacy."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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

Leyson, Leon

Summary: Traces the story of Holocaust survivor Leon Leyson, who was the youngest child in his family and possibly the youngest of the hundreds of Jews rescued by Oskar Schindler.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2013

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

Greene, Rhonda Gowler

Summary: "Through verse and informational text, the 1969 Apollo 11's historic mission is celebrated, from liftoff to moon landing to successful return to Earth."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 629.45 GRE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 629.45 GRE

Weintraub, Robert

Summary: Tells the incredible true story of Frank Williams, a radarman in Britain's Royal Air Force, and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met as prisoners of war during World War II. Judy, who became the war's only official canine POW, was a fiercely loyal dog who sensed danger-warning her fellow prisoners of imminent attacks and, later, protecting them from brutal beatings. Frank and Judy's friendship, an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 940.54 WEI