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Mumbet's Declaration of Independence

"All men are born free and equal." Everybody knows about the Founding Fathers and the Declaration of Independence in 1776. But the founders weren't the only ones who believed that everyone… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 306.3'62092

The Scar Boys

A severely burned teenager. A guitar. Punk rock. The chords of a rock 'n' roll road trip in a coming-of-age novel that is a must-read story about finding your place in the world . . . even if… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Hey, Charleston!: The True Story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band

What happened when a former slave took beat-up old instruments and gave them to a bunch of orphans? Thousands of futures got a little brighter and a great American art form was born. In… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 784.4'4060757915

A Bag of Marbles: The Graphic Novel

In 1941 in occupied Paris, brothers Maurice and Joseph play a last game of marbles before running home to their father’s barbershop. This is the day that will change their lives forever. With… Read More →

  • Lexile: 390
  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: 741.5'944

Darkness Everywhere: The Assassination of Mohandas Gandhi

On January 30, 1948, Mohandas Gandhi, the world's most revered champion of nonviolent civil disobedience, was murdered in cold blood by a man he'd never met. Gandhi was legendary—in his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • Dewey: 954.03'5092

Gateway Biographies — Library Bound Set

From the Series Gateway Biographies

Set

Discover the human side of key newsworthy and historical figures. Each biography in this easy-reading series is peppered with quotes and childhood stories, accounts of successes and failures… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $735.77
  • Your Price: $551.83
  • 23 titles

Gateway Biographies — eBook Set

From the Series Gateway Biographies

Set

Discover the human side of key newsworthy and historical figures. Each biography in this easy-reading series is peppered with quotes and childhood stories, accounts of successes and failures… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $1,103.77
  • Your Price: $827.83
  • 23 titles

Spectacular Sports — Library Bound Set

From the Series Spectacular Sports

Set

Sports fans will cheer for these exciting titles, which capture some of the most thrilling moments in college and professional sports. From buzzer-beater basketball shots and amazing trick… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $311.85
  • Temporarily out of stock
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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

Something to Prove: The Great Satchel Paige vs. Rookie Joe DiMaggio

In 1936, the New York Yankees wanted to test a hot prospect named Joe DiMaggio to see if he was ready for the big leagues. They knew just the ballplayer to call—Satchel Paige, the best… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 796.3570922

The Sin-Eater's Confession

People in Merit, Wisconsin, always said Jimmy was . . . you know. But people said all sorts of stupid stuff. Nobody really knew anything. Nobody really knew Jimmy. I guess you could say I… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

H.O.R.S.E.

One day at the basketball court, two kids, a familiar challenge—H.O.R.S.E.? But this isn't your grandmother's game of hoops. Not when a layup from the other side of the court, standing on one… Read More →

  • Lexile: 650
  • Dewey: [Fic]

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

Che Guevara: You Win or You Die

October 9, 1967. World-renowned revolutionary Che Guevara is dead at the age of thirty-nine. The charismatic Argentinian revolutionary had been leading guerilla fighters in the jungles of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 8.3
  • Dewey: 980.03'5092

Little White Duck: A Childhood in China

The world is changing for two girls in China in the 1970s. Da Qin—Big Piano—and her younger sister, Xiao Qin—Little Piano—live in the city of Wuhan with their parents. For decades, China's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller

"You can't walk straight on a crooked line. You do you'll break your leg. How can you walk straight in a crooked system?" Lewis Michaux was born to do things his own way. When a white… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 381'.45002097471

Raggin': A Story about Scott Joplin

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Scott Joplin came from a music-making family in Texarkana, Texas. As a small boy, he loved the lively, rhythmic African melodies and the soft, touching spirituals that he heard his father… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 780'.92'4

The Knife and the Butterfly

After a marijuana-addled brawl with a rival gang, 16-year-old Azael wakes up to find himself surrounded by a familiar set of concrete walls and a locked door. Juvie again, he thinks. But he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The White Zone

Nouri and his cousin Talib can only vaguely remember a time before tanks rumbled over the streets of their Baghdad neighborhood—when books, not bombs, ruled Mutanabbi Street. War has been the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Brooklyn, Burning

When you're sixteen and no one understands who you are, sometimes the only choice left is to run. If you're lucky, you find a place that accepts you, no questions asked. And if you're really… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Civil Rights Pioneer: A Story about Mary Church Terrell

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Mary Church Terrell grew up after the Civil War with many opportunities. Although she received an excellent education and had a distinguished teaching career, Mary grew up African American in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 323'.092

Hope

For the young girl in Hope, weekends at her great-aunt Poogee's are the best. Aunt Poogee makes incredible fried chicken, tells great stories, and knows lots of interesting people. But this… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [E]

Mother Teresa

From the Series On My Own Biography

Growing up in Albania, Agnes Bojaxhiu learned from her mother how to care for and give to those who had less than she did. When she was twelve, she heard God's calling and decided to become a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 271'.97

Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Ša, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist

"I remember the day I lost my spirit." So begins the story of Gertrude Simmons, also known as Zitkala-Ša, which means Red Bird. Born in 1876 on the Yankton Sioux reservation in South Dakota… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 978.004'975243