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BISAC Subject YAN006020

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional

A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return

When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 741.5

A Marked Man: The Assassination of Malcolm X

February 21, 1965. Controversial civil rights leader Malcolm X is gunned down during a speech in Manhattan. Few were shocked by the news of Malcolm X‘s death. Since 1952 the former member of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • Dewey: 320.54'6092

I Remember Beirut

Zeina Abirached, author of the award-winning graphic novel A Game for Swallows, returns with a powerful collection of wartime memories. Abirached was born in Lebanon in 1981. She grew up in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 460
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 741.5'95692

Jay-Z: CEO of Hip-Hop

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, "anyone who has followed Jay-Z's career knows [that] the superstar born Shawn Corey Carter has long defied anyone who tried to pigeonhole… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1030
  • Dewey: 782.421649092

Jewish Sports Stars: Athletic Heroes Past and Present

Teeming with intriguing facts, statistics and historical anecdotes, this revised and updated edition of Jewish Sports Stars reveals the achievements of Jewish star athletes past and present. Read More →

  • Dewey: 796.089'924073

Osama bin Laden: The Life and Death of the 9/11 al-Qaeda Mastermind

Nearly ten years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, an elite team of U.S. special forces stunned the world with a dramatic and daring feat. Shortly after midnight on May… Read More →

  • Dewey: 900

Russell Simmons: From Def Jam to Super Rich

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, Russell Simmons "helped found the hip-hop movement and turn it into a huge money-making machine." He co-founded Def Jam Records, one of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • Dewey: 782.421649092
Fall 2019

The American Dream?: A Journey on Route 66 Discovering Dinosaur Statues, Muffler Men, and the Perfect Breakfast Burrito

As a child growing up in Malaysia, Shing Yin Khor had two very different ideas of what "America" meant. The first looked a lot like Hollywood, full of beautiful people, sunlight, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • Dewey: 917.804/34

Tupac Shakur: Hip-Hop Idol

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, "[Tupac] Shakur saw himself as both artist and urban soldier, battling the media, the law, the courts and rival rappers." Tupac overcame… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 782.421649092