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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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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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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2 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

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Labrecque, Ellen

Summary: Mainly remembered for his six marriages and his self-appointment as the "Supreme Head of the Church of England," Henry VIII was also attractive, educated, and athletic. When Henry Tudor ascended to the English thrown at the age of 17, his reign looked promising. But by the time of his death in 1547, King Henry VIII was characterized as an extremely egotistical, harsh, and insecure king.

Format: text

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 HEN

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 HEN

Labrecque, Ellen

Summary: Provides an introduction to the life of Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister during World War II.

Format: text

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

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

MacCarry, Noel

Summary: Presents the life of the folk singer and social activist, and discusses his role in the union, anti-war, civil rights, and environmental movements and the opposition he sometimes aroused for his radical views.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB SEGER MAC

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2010

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET PARKS

Milton, Joyce.

Summary: Profiles the fortieth president of the United States, Ronald Reagan, discussing his childhood, time in Hollywood, and presidency.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2005

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Rea

Pollack, Pam

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 DIC

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

Pollack, Pam

Summary: Profiles the life and accomplishments of the schoolteacher who became the most famous leader of the women's rights movement.

Format: text

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET ANTHONY

Reed, Avery

Summary: Details the life and times of the nineteenth-century German brothers who penned many famous fairy tales.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Turtleback Books 2015

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

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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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 920 SPO

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

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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

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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