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Summary: Now in this Who Was--? biographies, children will learn the real-life adventures and bring the authors to life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2016

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Summary: Six books in the Who was? series, each offering a detailed account of a famous figure's life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Anderson, Kirsten (Kirsten Stephanie)

Summary: "Enter a world of shrunken heads, mystic holy men, shriveled aliens, and bizarre relics in the delightfully odd tale of Robert Ripley. Born in California, Ripley began his career as a sports cartoonist. He went on to chronicle global records and oddities in his weekly column, Believe It Or Not! After publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst took an interest in the column, it became a syndicated...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2015

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET RIPLEY

Buckley, James

Summary: Describes the life of the sharecroppers' son who became an Olympic legend and challenged Hitler's dream of Aryan superiority.

Format: text

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 OWE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET OWENS

Eding, June.

Summary: Presents the life of Queen Elizabeth I, from her birth to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1533 and her imprisonment by her half-sister, to her reign as queen, which brought peace, stability, and prosperity to sixteenth-century England.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Edwards, Roberta.

Summary: Explains the life and times of this ancient Egyptian ruler, covering the story of the tomb's discovery, as well as myths and stories of mummy curses.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET TUT

Elling, Brian

Summary: Over 300 side-splitting jokes based on the New York Times best-selling series. If you want to know exactly why Milton Hershey's wife married him, look no further. (Because she wanted lots of Hershey's Kisses!) This hilarious and original collection of jokes featuring all the subjects of the ever-popular Who Was? series will keep kids laughing right through history class!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Putnam, Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 818.6 ELL

Gigliotti, Jim

Summary: Describes the life of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain from 1837 to 1901, and the social and political conditions in Great Britain during her lifetime.

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 VIC

Gigliotti, Jim

Summary: "Learn more about the renowned British scientist, professor, and author who spent his entire career trying to answer the question: "Where did the universe come from?" Stephen Hawking was born exactly three hundred years after the death of the scientist Galileo, so maybe it was written in the stars that he would become a famous scientist in his own right. Although he was diagnosed with a...

Format: text

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

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

Grinapol, Corinne

Summary: "Although he started out as a teacher without aspirations to be an activist or politician, Harvey Milk found himself captivated by the history-making movements of the 1960s. He would eventually make history of his own by becoming the first openly gay elected politician in California. While in office, Harvey Milk advocated for equal rights for the gay community. Even though his life and career...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Holub, Joan.

Summary: Learn about the real man behind the legend.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2005

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

Prince, April Jones.

Summary: Presents the life of the man who escaped slavery in Maryland to become a speaker and writer for abolition and the rights of African Americans and women, focusing on his childhood and youth as a slave.

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Spinner, Stephanie.

Summary: An account of the life and exploits of the sharpshooting entertainer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2002

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 OAK

Stewart, Whitney

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Summary: Highlights the life and accomplishments of the famous cartoonist who created Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Bambi and was the owner of Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2009

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

Stine, Megan.

Summary: "Born in Gary, Indiana, on August 29, 1958, Michael Jackson was definitely not a regular kid. A superstar with The Jackson 5 before he was eight years old, he became the King of Pop as a solo artist. Michael was a creative--yet deeply troubled--genius who always remained devoted to his art right up until his death is 2009 before a much anticipated tour. He had a pitch-perfect voice and footwork...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2015

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Sutherland, Tui

Summary: A biography of the famous magician who was also a movie star and a pioneer pilot.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2002

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 HOU

Bader, Bonnie

Summary: "Did you know that Bell's amazing invention--the telephone--stemmed from his work on teaching the deaf? Both his mother and wife were deaf. Or, did you know that in later years he refused to have a telephone in his study? Bell's story will fascinate young readers interested in the early history of modern technology!"--

Format: text

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

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Bader, Bonnie

Summary: An introduction to the life Martin Luther King, Jr. Including how he organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott and African American people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2008

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

Edwards, Roberta.

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of the famous artist, scientist, engineer, and inventor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2005

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

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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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET MARLEY

Frith, Margaret.

Summary: An illustrated biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt that provides information on his childhood in Hyde Park, marriage to Eleanor, political career, years as president, and influence on American history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 ROO

Gigliotti, Jim

Summary: Presents the life of an Albanian girl, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, who became known as Mother Teresa and spent most of her life serving "the poorest of the poor" in Calcutta, India.

Format: text

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET TERESA

Herman, Gail

Summary: Presents the life and achievements of Coretta Scott King, discussing her vital role in the Civil Rights Movement, her awareness campaigns, and her efforts to continue the work of her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 KIN

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET KING

Holub, Joan.

Summary: Highlights the life and accomplishments of the famous puppeteer and creator of the Muppets.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2010

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

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