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What to do about Alice? : how Alice Roosevelt broke the rules, charmed the world, and drove her father Teddy crazy! Juvenile Book What to do about Alice? : how Alice Roosevelt broke the rules, charmed the world, and drove her father Teddy crazy!

Kerley, Barbara.
J BIO ROOSEVE KERLEY

A brief biography in pictures and simple text of Alice Roosevelt, the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt and his first wife.



Ladies first  :  40 daring American women who were second to none Juvenile Book Ladies first : 40 daring American women who were second to none

Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody.
J 920.7209 KIMMEL

Readers are introduced to 40 American women of achievement who were first in their field. A full-page portrait begins each informative three-page profile.



The boy on Fairfield Street :  how Ted Geisel grew up to become Dr. Seuss book The boy on Fairfield Street : how Ted Geisel grew up to become Dr. Seuss

Krull, Kathleen.
JB SEUSS KRULL

An award-winning author zeros in on the formative first 22 years of the life of Ted Geisel. Featuring decorative illustrations by Dr. Seuss, this picture book biography is written especially for his young fans.



Kubla Khan : emperor of everything Juvenile Book Kubla Khan : emperor of everything

Krull, Kathleen.
J BIO KUBLAI KRULL

Presents a biography of the founder of the Mongol Dynasty in China.



Jackie Robinson plays ball book Jackie Robinson plays ball

O'Sullivan, Robyn.
JB ROBINSO OSULLIV

Jackie Robinson broke the social and racial barriers of his sport and of his age. On April 15, 1947 Robinson became the first African-American to play Major League baseball, and his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers changed American sports forever. Discover how his childhood shaped his life, what led him on the path to baseball, and learn of his lasting legacy.



We are the many :   a picture book of American Indians Juvenile Book We are the many : a picture book of American Indians

Rappaport, Doreen.
J 970.0049 RAPPAPO

A collection of short, illustrated biographies of sixteen influential Native Americans, from Tisquantum, who helped the Pilgrims survive the winter of 1622, to Sherman Alexie, a contemporary poet, novelist, and screenwriter.



Knucklehead :   tall tales & mostly true stories of growing up Scieszka book Knucklehead : tall tales & mostly true stories of growing up Scieszka

Scieszka, Jon.
JB SCIESZK SCIESZK

How did Jon Scieszka get so funny? He grew up as one of six brothers with Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, and jokes told at family dinner.



Amelia Earhart : this broad ocean Juvenile Book Amelia Earhart : this broad ocean

Taylor, Sarah Stewart.
J BIO EARHART TAYLOR

Grace, an aspiring young journalist, is excited when Amelia Earhart arrives in her town of Trepassey, Newfoundland, on June 4, 1928. Earhart wants to become the first female passenger to cross the Atlantic Ocean by air. Grace is there to see them--and to receive Earhart's telegram announcing their arrival in Ireland after twenty hours and forty minutes in flight.



You never heard of Sandy Koufax?! book You never heard of Sandy Koufax?!

Winter, Jonah, 1962-
JB KOUFAX WINTER

In this striking picture book biography, an old-timer tells us what made Sandy Koufax so amazing.



Sixteen years in sixteen seconds : the Sammy Lee story Juvenile Book Sixteen years in sixteen seconds : the Sammy Lee story

Yoo, Paula.
J BIO LEE YOO

"A biography of Korean American diving champion Sammy Lee, focusing on how his childhood determination and his father's dreams set the stage for a medical career as well as his athletic achievements which earned him Olympic gold medals in 1948 and 1952"--Provided by publisher.



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