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Book cover of 12 ROUNDS OF GLORY THE STORY OF MUHAMMA
12 ROUNDS OF GLORY THE STORY OF MUHAMMA
By: charles smith | Published: December 2007

A dynamic author-illustrator team follows the threetime heavyweight champ through twelve rounds of a remarkable life. "Float like a...

A dynamic author-illustrator team follows the threetime heavyweight champ through twelve rounds of a remarkable life. "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. . . . I’m the prettiest thing that ever lived!" From the moment a fired-up teenager from Kentucky won 1960 Olympic gold to the day in 1996 when a retired legend, hands shaking from Parkinson’s, returned to raise the Olympic torch, the boxer known as "The Greatest" waged many a fight. Some were in the ring, against opponents like Sonny Liston and Joe Frazier; others were against societal prejudice and against a war he refused to support because of his Islamic faith. Charles R. Smith Jr.’s rap-inspired verse weaves and bobs and jabs with relentless energy, while Bryan Collier’s bold collage artwork matches every move — capturing the "Louisville loudmouth with the great gift of rhyme" who shed the name Cassius Clay to take on the world as Muhammad Ali. Back matter includes a time line.

Theme: Biography

  • ISBN
    9780763616922
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography
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Book cover of ADA LOVELACE - DE PETITE A GRANDE
ADA LOVELACE - DE PETITE A GRANDE
By: isabel vegara | Published: November 2018

Theme: Biography

  • ISBN
    9782897741730
  • Binding
    Paperback French
  • Category
    French Biography K - 12
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Book cover of ALABAMA SPITFIRE - THE STORY OF HARPER L
ALABAMA SPITFIRE - THE STORY OF HARPER L
By: bethany hegedus | Published: January 2018

The inspiring true story of Harper Lee, the girl who grew up to write To Kill a Mockingbird, from Bethany Hegedus and Erin McGuire. Perfect for fans...

The inspiring true story of Harper Lee, the girl who grew up to write To Kill a Mockingbird, from Bethany Hegedus and Erin McGuire. Perfect for fans of The Right Word and I Dissent. Nelle Harper Lee grew up in the rocky red soil of Monroeville, Alabama. From the get-go she was a spitfire. Unlike most girls at that time and place, Nelle preferred overalls to dresses and climbing trees to tea parties. Nelle loved to watch her daddy try cases in the courtroom. And she and her best friend, Tru, devoured books and wrote stories of their own. More than anything Nelle loved words. This love eventually took her all the way to New York City, where she dreamed of becoming a writer. Any chance she had, Nelle sat at her typewriter, writing, revising, and chasing her dream. Nelle wouldn’t give up—not until she discovered the right story, the one she was born to tell. Finally, that story came to her, and Nelle, inspired by her childhood, penned To Kill a Mockingbird. A groundbreaking book about small-town injustice that has sold over forty million copies, Nelle’s novel resonated with readers the world over, who, through reading, learned what it was like to climb into someone else’s skin and walk around in it.

Theme: Biography

  • ISBN
    9780062456700
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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$21.99
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Book cover of ALEX OVECHKIN - BIOGRAPHIE-BD-HOCKEY
ALEX OVECHKIN - BIOGRAPHIE-BD-HOCKEY
By: lorna nicholson | Published: March 2022

See below for English description. Voici Alex Ovechkin, le plus grand marqueur du 21e siècle! Il a l'un des tirs les plus...

See below for English description. Voici Alex Ovechkin, le plus grand marqueur du 21e siècle! Il a l'un des tirs les plus célèbres de l'histoire de la LNH: un tir puissant exécuté du haut du cercle gauche. Repêché par les Capitals de Washington en 2004, il est le coeur de cette équipe depuis. « Alexandre le Grand » est toujours au sommet de sa forme, et il pourrait bien devenir le plus grand marqueur de l'histoire de la LNH! Cette biographie en couleurs, simple à lire, est remplie de photos et contient 16 pages de BD. Ce livre sera assurément l'un des favoris des jeunes amateurs de hockey. Meet Alex Ovechkin, the NHL's greatest goal-scorer of the 21st century! He holds one of the most famous shots in NHL history, a blazing onetimer from the top of the left circle. Drafted by the Washington Capitals in 2004, he's been the anchor of his team ever since. "Alexander the Great" is still playing at the top of his game, with a chance to become No 1 goal scorer in NHL history! This full-colour, easy-to-read biography is packed with photos and has sixteen pages of hockey action comic sequences. It's sure to be a favourite read with his legions of young fans! Original title: Amazing Hockey Stories: Alex Ovechkin

Theme: Biography, Sports - Hockey

  • ISBN
    9781443193894
  • Binding
    Paperback French
  • Category
    French Sports, Activities & Crafts K - 12
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Book cover of AMELIA EARHART
AMELIA EARHART
By: s.s. taylor | Published: April 2020

"Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others." --Amelia Earhart Amelia Earhart...

"Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others." --Amelia Earhart Amelia Earhart developed a love of flying at a very young age. What began as a simple joy became something much deeper--a commitment to open doors for all women. As Amelia built a name for herself in the field of aviation--breaking numerous records along the way--she inspired future trailblazers to soar to new heights. With an introduction by astronaut pioneer Eileen Collins, Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean focuses on Amelia's triumphant crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in 1928. Panel by panel, it offers a glimpse of her relentless ambition and tireless will to promote women's rights. Above all, it leaves us with a sense of her deep-rooted desire to touch the sky.

Theme: Biography

  • ISBN
    9781368042871
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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Book cover of AMELIA EARHART - DE PETITE A GRANDE
AMELIA EARHART - DE PETITE A GRANDE
By: isabel vegara | Published: October 2016

Theme: Biography

  • ISBN
    9782897741020
  • Binding
    Paperback French
  • Category
    French Biography K - 12
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Book cover of ANNE FRANK - GRAPHIC BIO
ANNE FRANK - GRAPHIC BIO
By: sid jacobson | Published: May 2010

Drawing on the unique historical sites, archives, expertise, and unquestioned authority of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, New York Times...

Drawing on the unique historical sites, archives, expertise, and unquestioned authority of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, New York Times bestselling authors Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón have created the first authorized and exhaustive graphic biography of Anne Frank. Their account is complete, covering the lives of Anne's parents, Edith and Otto; Anne's first years in Frankfurt; the rise of Nazism; the Franks' immigration to Amsterdam; war and occupation; Anne's years in the Secret Annex; betrayal and arrest; her deportation and tragic death in Bergen-Belsen; the survival of Anne's father; and his recovery and publication of her astounding diary.

Theme: Biography

  • ISBN
    9780809026852
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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Book cover of AS GLENN AS CAN BE
AS GLENN AS CAN BE
By: sarah ellis | Published: April 2022

A warm and witty portrait of child prodigy and world-famous classical musician Glenn Gould. Glenn was a child who knew his own mind -- he liked...

A warm and witty portrait of child prodigy and world-famous classical musician Glenn Gould. Glenn was a child who knew his own mind -- he liked boats but did not like fishing; he enjoyed puns and pranks but did not like bullying; he loved learning but did not like school ... but more than anything else he loved to play the piano. Glenn had a professional performing career by the time he was fifteen; he gave concerts all over the world in his twenties. He became best known for his interpretation of Bach's Goldberg Variations. But Glenn grew to dislike concerts -- the hall was too cold, or he didn't feel well, or the audience made too much noise (he didn't even like their applause!). He discovered that when he played and recorded music in an empty concert hall, he could make it sound exactly the way he wanted. He could do what he loved best, while being completely himself.

Theme: Biography

  • ISBN
    9781773064680
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS BABE RUTH
BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS BABE RUTH
By: vito delsante | Published: February 2009

Every baseball player had a first home run, every president had a first election, and every world-renowned genius had a first...

Every baseball player had a first home run, every president had a first election, and every world-renowned genius had a first "lightbulb" moment. Before They Were Famous fictionalized graphic biographies give you a front row seat to the childhoods of well-known public figures unfolding through vivid, engaging scenes.

Theme: Sports - Baseball, Biography

  • ISBN
    9781416950714
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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Book cover of BOY WHO BECAME A DRAGON
BOY WHO BECAME A DRAGON
By: jim dibartolo | Published: February 2020

The astonishing story of martial arts legend Bruce Lee . . . told in spectacular graphic form. Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940 - in both the...

The astonishing story of martial arts legend Bruce Lee . . . told in spectacular graphic form. Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940 - in both the hour and the year of the dragon. Almost immediately, he was plunged into conflict: as a child in Hong Kong as it was invaded and occupied by the Japanese; as the object of discrimination and bullying; and as a teenager grappling against the influence of gangs. As the world knows, Lee found his salvation and calling through kung fu - first as a student, then as a teacher, and finally as a global star. The Boy Who Became a Dragon tells his story in brilliant comic form.

Theme: Biography, Asian Heritage

  • ISBN
    9781338134117
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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Book cover of BOY WHO BECAME A DRAGON
BOY WHO BECAME A DRAGON
By: jim dibartolo | Published: February 2020

The astonishing story of martial arts legend Bruce Lee . . . told in spectacular graphic form. Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940 - in both the...

The astonishing story of martial arts legend Bruce Lee . . . told in spectacular graphic form. Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940 - in both the hour and the year of the dragon. Almost immediately, he was plunged into conflict: as a child in Hong Kong as it was invaded and occupied by the Japanese; as the object of discrimination and bullying; and as a teenager grappling against the influence of gangs. As the world knows, Lee found his salvation and calling through kung fu - first as a student, then as a teacher, and finally as a global star. The Boy Who Became a Dragon tells his story in brilliant comic form.

Theme: Biography, Asian Heritage

  • ISBN
    9781338134124
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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Book cover of BOY WHO LOVED MATH
BOY WHO LOVED MATH
By: deborah heiligman | Published: June 2013

Most people think of mathematicians as solitary, working away in isolation. And, it's true, many of them do. But Paul Erdos never followed the usual...

Most people think of mathematicians as solitary, working away in isolation. And, it's true, many of them do. But Paul Erdos never followed the usual path. At the age of four, he could ask you when you were born and then calculate the number of seconds you had been alive in his head. But he didn't learn to butter his own bread until he turned twenty. Instead, he traveled around the world, from one mathematician to the next, collaborating on an astonishing number of publications. With a simple, lyrical text and richly layered illustrations, this is a beautiful introduction to the world of math and a fascinating look at the unique character traits that made "Uncle Paul" a great man. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013

Theme: Biography

  • ISBN
    9781596433076
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Science - Math
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$26.99
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Book cover of CAT I NEVER NAMED
CAT I NEVER NAMED
By: amra sabic-el-rayess | Published: September 2020

It is 1992 and Bihac, Amra's hometown, is a multicultural city with Muslims, Croats, and Serbs. But when tensions escalate, the Serbs turn on their...

It is 1992 and Bihac, Amra's hometown, is a multicultural city with Muslims, Croats, and Serbs. But when tensions escalate, the Serbs turn on their Bosnian neighbors. The Serbs control the army, and now they have peaceful Bihac surrounded. Soon Amra and her family are dealing with starvation and the threat of brutal violence; school, friendships, and the attentions from a new boy have to take a back seat to finding food and the tragic fallout from rising bigotry and ethnic hatred. Through it all, a stray cat, Maci, serves as a guardian spirit to the entire family.

Theme: Biography, Diversity

  • ISBN
    9781547604531
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$26.99
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Book cover of CHARLES DARWIN & THE THEORY OF EVOLUTI
CHARLES DARWIN & THE THEORY OF EVOLUTI
By: jordi bayarri | Published: January 2020

Charles Darwin's scientific work transformed the way people think about life on Earth. From his childhood in England to his pivotal ocean voyages, he...

Charles Darwin's scientific work transformed the way people think about life on Earth. From his childhood in England to his pivotal ocean voyages, he took every opportunity to study the natural world. And he helped shape a new understanding of how life forms change over time. This graphic biography highlights Darwin's youthful push to become a naturalist--against the wishes of his stern father. It also shares a look at his field research, collaborations, and scientific breakthroughs.

Theme: Biography

  • ISBN
    9781541586970
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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Book cover of CLIMATE ACTION - WHAT HAPPENED & WHAT WE
CLIMATE ACTION - WHAT HAPPENED & WHAT WE
By: seymour simon | Published: January 2021

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Theme: Biography, Activism

  • ISBN
    9780062943309
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Science - General
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