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The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List
Leon Leyson

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2013

In the #1 New York Times bestseller, Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the ...
  
  











  



  
Novembers Winter, The Indian Cries: The Most Powerful Indian Story in American History, 2013

In this book I have tried to make a faithful representation of Quanah Parker, his background and associates; to give an understanding portrayal of his life and work. Historical material has been carefully studied and followed, checked with members of the family; and I have a personal acquaintance with much of the territory and some of the particular places involved. However, it has been necessary, especially in the earlier part, to reconstruct ...
  
  











  



  
Thirty Years Of Silence, 2012

At the tender age of sixteen, I am a shy, typical teenager living in southern California with my best friend, my mother. Shortly thereafter life as I know it ceases when she moves us to Houston, Texas, to join her future husband, Jake. Stepping off the plane in Houston on a sweltering June day in 1970, I am unaware of the horror that is awaiting me. I will not know myself again for thirty years. Within months of living with Jake, he begins ...
  
  











  



  
Night
Elie Wiesel

Hill and Wang, 2006

Alert: This product may be shipped with or without the inclusion of the Oprah Book Club sticker. Please note that regardless of the cover, the books are identical. Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and ...
  
  











  



  
The Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students (Bccb Blue ...
Suzanne Jurmain

HMH Books for Young Readers, 2005

They threw rocks and rotten eggs at the school windows. Villagers refused to sell Miss Crandall groceries or let her students attend the town church. Mysteriously, her schoolhouse was set on fire—by whom and how remains a mystery. The town authorities dragged her to jail and put her on trial for breaking the law. Her crime? Trying to teach African American girls geography, history, reading, philosophy, and chemistry. Trying to open and ...
  
  











  



  
Fever 1793
Laurie Halse Anderson

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2002

During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out. Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie's world upside down. At her feverish mother's insistence, Mattie flees the city with her ...
  
  











  



  
Monster
Steve Jackson

Pinnacle, 2013

On a snowy winter evening in 1982, 21-year-old Mary Brown accepted a ride from a handsome stranger in the resort town of Breckenridge, Colorado. The trip ended with her brutally beaten and raped. Mary survived, but her predator's violence had only just begun. After ten years in prison, Tom Luther was released a far more vicious criminal. Soon, from the Rockies to West Virginia, Luther enticed a chain of women into his vicious trap. In this ...
  
  











  



  
Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century

Oculus Publishers, 2013

If you want to learn about one of history's most fascinating minds and uncover some of his secrets of imagination--secrets that enabled him to invent machines light years ahead of his time and literally bring light to the world--then you want to read this book. Imagination amplifies and colors every other element of genius, and unlocks our potential for understanding and ability. It's no coincidence that geniuses not only dare to dream of ...
  
  











  



  
Across The Plains In 1844, 2013

Catherine Sager's story is among the most gripping firsthand accounts of life in the American west ever written. This enhanced version of her original manuscript adds explanatory notes, photos, maps, drawings, and 3d visualizations. The bonus material adds a layer of context to make Sager’s fascinating account even more vivid. Catherine Sager faced almost unimaginable hardship: both her parents died on the journey west on the Oregon Trail; ...
  
  











  



  
Lost on a Mountain in Maine
Donn Fendler

HarperCollins, 2013

Based on the true account of a boy's harrowing journey through the vast wilderness of the Katahdin Mountains, Lost on a Mountain in Maine is a gripping survival story for all ages. Twelve-year-old Donn Fendler steps away from his Boy Scout troop for only a minute, but in the foggy mountains of Maine, a minute is all it takes. After hours of trying to find his way back, a nervous and tired Donn falls down an embankment, making it impossible ...
  
  











  



  
Nonfiction Comprehension Cliffhangers: 15 High-Interest True Stories That Invite Students to Infer, ...
Tom Conklin

Scholastic Teaching Resources (Teaching, 2008

This ready-to-use resource contains 15 exciting-and true-stories for kids to read and then write or discuss their predictions about the story's ending. The stories are perfect for building essential reading skills such as making inferences, drawing conclusions, summarizing, and more. Each reproducible nonfiction story comes with a companion teacher page, which includes suggested discussion topics to activate students' prior knowledge, a ...
  
  











  



  
925 Ideas to Help You Save Money, Get Out of Debt and Retire A Millionaire So You Can Leave Your Mark on the ..., 2012

Devin Thorpe has collected over 150 essays on personal and family finance to help you learn how to be happier with your money, to live more frugally and investment more wisely. 925 Ideas... is an easy and readable guide to help your family find financial peace. Author Devin D. Thorpe explains: 1) how you and your spouse can find agreement on money matters, 2) how to teach your kids about money, 3) how to pay for your children's ...
  
  











  



  
Abraham Lincoln, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  
  











  



  
The Informant: A True Story
Kurt Eichenwald

Broadway Books, 2001

From an award-winning New York Times investigative reporter comes an outrageous story of greed, corruption, and conspiracy—which left the FBI and Justice Department counting on the cooperation of one man . . . It was one of the FBI's biggest secrets: a senior executive with America's most politically powerful corporation, Archer Daniels Midland, had become a confidential government witness, secretly recording a vast criminal conspiracy ...
  
  











  



  
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Daniel James Brown

Penguin Books, 2014

The #1 New York Times –bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany For readers of Unbroken , out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely ...
  
  











  



  
A History of China, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  
  











  



  
The Secrets To Living A Life Of Abundance (Non-Fiction): Health-Wealth-Happiness How You Can Get It Now!

Stephen M. Curiel, 2014

What if all your dreams became a reality? 
How would your life be different? Would it be happier? Healthier? Peaceful? Opulent? What separates you from those who seem to do it effortlessly? If you have a burning desire to become wealthy, happy and healthy and want to achieve peace of mind, then it’s time for you to gain a deeper understanding about yourself and about who you truly are. You can do this! You are very capable of learning and ...
  
  











  



  
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
Susannah Cahalan

Simon & Schuster, 2013

An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity. When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: ...
  
  











  



  
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Malala Yousafzai

Little, Brown and Company, 2013

A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE "I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday." When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at ...
  
  











  



  
Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis
Pete Nelson

Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2003

Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship sank in 14 minutes. More than 1,000 men were thrown into shark-infested waters. Those who survived the fiery sinking—some injured, many without life jackets—struggled to stay afloat in shark-infested waters as they waited for rescue. But the United States Navy did not even know they were missing. The Navy needed a scapegoat for this ...
  
  











  








   



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