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Medina, Nico

Summary: Presents the life of one of the bestselling artists of all time, from her start singing in front of her father's Baptist congregation to being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

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

Demuth, Patricia.

Summary: "Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington, in 1955, is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. In this Who Was...? biography, children will learn of Gates' childhood passion for computer technology, which led him to revolutionize personal computers. Through the success of his now-world-famous software company, Microsoft, Bill Gates became one of the wealthiest...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, An Imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 2013

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET GATES

Edgers, Geoff

Summary: Profiles the life and accomplishments of Stanley Lieber, comic book author, publisher of Marvel Comics, and creator of such famous comic-book characters as Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, and the Fantastic Four.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

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1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 921 LEE

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET LEE

Pollack, Pam

Summary: Highlights the life and accomplishments of the creator of the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movies, whose technological innovations have had a major impact on the film industry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 LUC

Stine, Megan.

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of the First Lady of the United States, from her childhood in Chicago and her career as a lawyer to her marriage to Barack Obama and her initiatives in the White House.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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Alexander, Heather

Summary: Introduces the former first lady, senator, and secretary of state while describing how she became a role model for women as a lawyer, a staunch supporter of important political and social causes, and the first woman to run as the Democratic candidate forpresident.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

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

Buckley, James

Summary: Presents the life of the soccer star, discussing his childhood in Brazil, his relationship with his father, who taught him the sport, his role on the first Brazilian team to win the World Cup, and scoring his thousandth goal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 PEL

Herman, Gail

Summary: Profiles the life and accomplishments of the Canadian hockey player, from his youth in Brantford, Ontario to his Stanley Cup championships.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2015

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1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 921 GRE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET GRETZKY

O'Connor, Jim

Summary: Presents a portrait of the iconic music artist that discusses his award-winning achievements, status as a counterculture figure, and influence on such performers as John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, and David Bowie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2013

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB BASKET DYLAN

Anderson, Kirsten (Kirsten Stephanie)

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of the legendary basketball player, from his childhood and college career to his success in the NBA, his product endorsements, and his philanthropic efforts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2019

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

Brown, Dinah

Summary: Malala Yousafzai was a girl who loved to learn but was told that girls would no longer be allowed to go to school. She wrote a blog that called attention to what was happening in her beautiful corner of Pakistan and realized that words can bring about change. She has continued to speak out for the right of all children to have an education. In 2014 she won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET YOUSAFZAI

Burgan, Michael

Summary: What would you do with a billion dollars? This question gets a definitive answer from billionaire Richard Branson: do everything! Born into a wealthy family in London, Branson suffered from dyslexia and was a poor student. Still, his knack for business started early with a successful parakeet-breeding enterprise at age 11. The charismatic entrepreneur launched his first major business, Virgin...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET BRANSON

Payne, M. D. (Matthew D.)

Summary: "Reader beware! The biography of R. L. Stine, author of the hugely popular Goosebumps series, is a scary-good time! R. L. Stine began writing stories at the age of nine, after finding a typewriter in his family's attic. (Was it a haunted typewriter? Who can be sure?) Often referred to as the 'Stephen King of children's literature,' R.L. has created some of the scariest books to have ever been...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2019

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

Rau, Dana Meachen

Summary: "Get to know the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader and one of the most popular world leaders today. Two-year-old Lhamo Thondup never imagined he would be anything other than an ordinary child, but after undergoing a series of tests, he was proclaimed the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. By age 15, he found himself the undisputed leader of six million people who were facing the threat of a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 DAL

Spinner, Stephanie

Summary: Describes the life and career of the 266th pope, including his early life in Argentina, his decision at sixteen to become a priest, and his work to help end poverty and aid United States and Cuban relations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2017

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 FRA

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET FRANCIS

Spinner, Stephanie.

Summary: "While other kids played sports, Steven Spielberg was writing scripts and figuring out camera angles. He went from entertaining his Boy Scout troop with home movies to amazing audiences around the world with epic blockbusters. He has directed four of themost successful films of all time and has won two Academy Awards for Best Director. From Jaws to Lincoln, young readers and aspiring...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, An Imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2013

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 SPI

Buckley, James

Summary: Presents the life of the legendary boxer who began his career as Cassius Clay, discussing his prowess in the ring, his refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, and his life after boxing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET ALI

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, Call number: JB BASKET ARMSTRONG

Herman, Gail

Summary: Highlights the life and accomplishments of the shortstop and captain of the New York Yankees.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET JETER

Buckley, James

Summary: Describes the lives and careers and the tennis stars and sisters, discussing their Grand Slam wins, Olympic success, trend-setting, and rivalry.

Format: text

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 BUC

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET WILLIAMS

Edwards, Roberta.

Summary: Highlights the life and accomplishments of the Harvard Law School graduate, legislator, and civil rights lawyer who became the forty-fourth president of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2010

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

Fabiny, Sarah

Summary: Presents the life of the prominent feminist, highlighting her career and influence as a writer, political activist, and co-founder of "Ms." magazine.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

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1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 921 STE

Kinney, Patrick.

Summary: "Even as a kid, everyone thought Jeff Kinney was talented. People loved his drawings, and when he went to college, his comic strip Igdoof was so popular that it spread to other universities! Still, Jeff faced challenges. His cartoons were rejected by syndicates that claimed his art was unprofessional. Then, an idea struck: Jeff would write a journal from the perspective of a child, illustrated...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2015

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KIN

Kramer, Barbara

Summary: "The story of how a young Southern girl who was raised on a pig farm became one of the most influential and inspiring people in the world. We all know Oprah Winfrey as a talk-show host, actress, producer, media mogul, and philanthropist, but the "Queen ofTalk" wasn't always so fortunate. She suffered through a rough childhood and went on to use her personal struggles as motivation. Oprah's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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