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The secret of the yellow death : a true story of medical sleuthing Juvenile Book The secret of the yellow death : a true story of medical sleuthing

Jurmain, Suzanne.
J 614.541 JURMAIN

Tells the story of the doctors and researchers who worked to track down the cause of yellow fever and find a way to eliminate the disease.

104 pages




Invincible microbe : tuberculosis and the never-ending search for a cure Juvenile Book Invincible microbe : tuberculosis and the never-ending search for a cure

Murphy, Jim, 1947-
J 616.995 MURPHY

This is the compelling, suspenseful, down-to-earth story of a killer that has been stalking and doing away with people for thousands of years: Tuberculosis. The "biography" of this deadly germ, an account of the diagnosis, treatment, and "cure" of the disease over time, and the social history of an illness that could strike anywhere but was most prevalent among the poor are woven together in an engrossing narrative supported by 70-plus archival prints and photographs.

149 pages




Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream Juvenile Book Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream

Stone, Tanya Lee.
J 629.45 STONE

What does it take to be an astronaut? Excellence at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, top physical shape, any checklist would include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to be a man. Here is the tale of thirteen women who proved that they were not only as tough as the toughest man but also brave enough to challenge the government.

133 pages




Mission control, this is Apollo : the story of the first voyages to the moon Juvenile Book Mission control, this is Apollo : the story of the first voyages to the moon

Chaikin, Andrew, 1956-
J 629.454 CHAIKIN

July 20, 1969, marked one of the climactic moments in our history, the day Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it is only one piece of a magnificent story. Mission Control, This Is Apollo, by the acclaimed Andrew Chaikin recounts space history from the Mercury missions through Apollo 17 and beyond. Handsome, informative, and dramatic, this is no textbook, it is the tale of humankind's greatest adventure in the last frontier: space.

114 pages




What the world eats Juvenile Book What the world eats

Menzel, Peter, 1948-
J 641.3002 MENZEL

A photographic collection exploring what the world eats featuring portraits of twenty-five families from twenty-one countries surrounded by a week's worth of food.

160 pages




Face book Juvenile Book Face book

Close, Chuck, 1940-
J 759.13 CLOSE

Presents an autobiography about the author's artistic life, describing the creative processes he uses in the studio and his struggles with his disabilities. Includes a self-portrait mix-and-match section that demonstrates his techniques and images.

55 pages




Raggin', jazzin', rockin' : a history of American musical instrument makers Juvenile Book Raggin', jazzin', rockin' : a history of American musical instrument makers

VanHecke, Susan.
J 784.1909 VANHECK

Meet the inventors and innovators who defined American music history. A radio repairman imagined inventing the electric guitar. The inventor of 3-D glasses envisioned an electric organ in every home. And a German carpenter immigrated to New York City with the dream of designing the greatest piano in the world.

136 pages




Wheels of change : how women rode the bicycle to freedom (with a few flat tires along the way) Juvenile Book Wheels of change : how women rode the bicycle to freedom (with a few flat tires along the way)

Macy, Sue.
J 796.6082 MACY

Take a lively look at women's history from aboard a bicycle, which granted females the freedom of mobility and helped empower women's liberation.

96 pages




Charles Dickens and the street children of London Juvenile Book Charles Dickens and the street children of London

Warren, Andrea.
J 823.8 WARREN

Warren takes you on a journey into the workhouses, slums, factories, and schools of Victorian England, and into the world of Dickens. She shows now he used his pen to do battle on behalf of the poor, becoming one of the great reformers of his or any age.

156 pages




Into the unknown : how great explorers found their way by land, sea, and air Juvenile Book Into the unknown : how great explorers found their way by land, sea, and air

Ross, Stewart.
J 910.9 ROSS

Discover how the greatest explorers in history plunged into the unknown and boldly pieced together the picture of the world we have today. With the help of masterful cross sections, dramatic storytelling, and sidebars that highlight key concepts, places, and technology, readers explore fourteen historic journeys.

96 pages




Frozen secrets : Antarctica revealed Juvenile Book Frozen secrets : Antarctica revealed

Walker, Sally M.
J 919.89 WALKER

Introduces Antarctica, presenting the history of its exploration and the current research efforts underway to investigate its geography, climate, and fossils of the past, and monitor the effects of global warming on its glaciers.

104 pages




How they croaked : the awful ends of the awfully famous Juvenile Book How they croaked : the awful ends of the awfully famous

Bragg, Georgia.
J 920 BRAGG

A look at the deaths of several famous people throughout history and the circumstances surrounding those deaths.

184 pages




Unraveling freedom : the battle for democracy on the home front during World War I Juvenile Book Unraveling freedom : the battle for democracy on the home front during World War I

Bausum, Ann.
J 940.373 BAUSUM

In 1915, the United States experienced the 9/11 of its time. A German torpedo sank the Lusitania killing nearly 2,000 innocent passengers. The ensuing hysteria helped draw the United States into World War I--the bitter, brutal conflict that became known as the Great War and the War to End All Wars. But as U.S. troops fought to make the world safe for democracy abroad, our own government eroded freedoms at home, especially for German-Americans. Free speech was no longer an operating principle of American democracy. Where do Americans draw the line of justice in times of war?

88 pages




Truce : the day the soldiers stopped fighting Juvenile Book Truce : the day the soldiers stopped fighting

Murphy, Jim, 1947-
J 940.421 MURPHY

Describes the Christmas truce that occurred along Western Front trenches in 1914 and features quotations from young men on both sides, a timeline, and additional source material.

116 pages




Blizzard of glass : the Halifax explosion of 1917 Juvenile Book Blizzard of glass : the Halifax explosion of 1917

Walker, Sally M.
J 971.6225 WALKER

Recounts the story from World War I in which two towns were leveled and almost two thousand people killed following the collision of two warships in Halifax Harbor and a blizzard that dumped over a foot of snow in the area.

145 pages




Heart and soul : the story of America and African Americans Juvenile Book Heart and soul : the story of America and African Americans

Nelson, Kadir.
J 973.0496 NELSON

An simple introduction to African-American history, from Revolutionary-era slavery up to the election of President Obama.

108 pages




A young patriot : the American Revolution as experienced by one boy Juvenile Book A young patriot : the American Revolution as experienced by one boy

Murphy, Jim, 1947-
J 973.3446 MURPHY

Jim Murphy lets Joseph Plumb Martin speak for himself throughout the text, weaving in historical backfround details wherever necessary, giving voice to a teenager who was an eyewitness to the fight that set America free from the British Empire.

101 pages




Mr. Lincoln's high-tech war Juvenile Book Mr. Lincoln's high-tech war

Allen, Thomas B.
J 973.7301 ALLEN

How the North used the telegraph, railroads, surveillance balloons, ironclads, high-powered weapons, and more to win the Civil War

144 pages




Traveling the freedom road : from slavery & the Civil War through Reconstruction Juvenile Book Traveling the freedom road : from slavery & the Civil War through Reconstruction

Osborne, Linda Barrett, 1949-
J 973.7415 OSBORNE

From the perspective of those who lived through a time of pain, strife, and hope comes a powerful message for Black History Month and all year long. Told through unforgettable first-person accounts from slave narratives, journals, diaries, and other sources this book is an overview of the antebellum South, the Civil War, and Reconstruction, 1800 to 1877.

128 pages




Blizzard! : the storm that changed America Juvenile Book Blizzard! : the storm that changed America

Murphy, Jim, 1947-
J 974.7104 MURPHY

Presents a history, based on personal accounts and newspaper articles, of the massive snow storm that hit the Northeast in 1888, focusing on the events in New York City.

136 pages




The great fire Juvenile Book The great fire

Murphy, Jim, 1947-
J 977.311 MURPHY

A vertible cinematic account of the catastrophe that decimated much of Chicago in 1871, forcing more than 100,000 people from their homes. Jim Murphy tells the story through the eyes of several survivors. These characters serve as dramatic focal points as the fire sweeps across the city, their stories illuminated by fascinating archival photos and maps outlining the spread of fire.

144 pages




The impossible rescue : the true story of an amazing arctic adventure Juvenile Book The impossible rescue : the true story of an amazing arctic adventure

Sandler, Martin W.
J 979.803 SANDLER

In 1897, whaling in the Arctic waters off Alaska's coast was as dangerous as it was lucrative. And in that particular year, winter blasted early, bringing storms and ice packs that caught eight American whale ships and three hundred sailors off guard. Their ships locked in ice, with no means of escape, the whalers had limited provisions on board, and little hope of surviving until warmer temperatures arrived many months later. Here is the incredible story of three men sent by President McKinley to rescue them.

163 pages




The great and only Barnum : the tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum Juvenile Book The great and only Barnum : the tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum

Fleming, Candace.
J BIO BARNUM FLEMING

Biography of P.T. Barnum, showman and founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Readers can visit Barnum's American Museum; meet Tom Thumb, the miniature man (only 39 in. tall) and his tinier bride (32 in.); experience the thrill Barnum must have felt when, at age 60, he joined the circus; and discover Barnum's legacy.

151 pages




Amelia lost : the life and disappearance of Amelia Earhart Juvenile Book Amelia lost : the life and disappearance of Amelia Earhart

Fleming, Candace.
J BIO EARHART FLEMING

Tells the story of Amelia Earhart's life - as a child, a woman, and a pilot - and describes the search for her missing plane.

118 pages




Temple Grandin : how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world Juvenile Book Temple Grandin : how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world

Montgomery, Sy.
J BIO GRANDIN MONTGOM

An authorized portrait about Grandin's life with autism and her groundbreaking work as a scientist and designer of cruelty-free livestock facilities describes how she overcame key disabilities through education and the support of her mother.

148 pages




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