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Against all odds by Lyon, Drew, author. Against all odds

Participating in sports can be fun-- and they can present challenges. Meet some athletes who had to face physical impairments, discrimination because of the color of their skin, or devastating injuries or disease. These real heroes of sports proved the disbelievers wrong.

Aug 15, 2017
The world is not a rectangle - a portrait of architect Zaha Hadid by Winter, Jeanette, author. The world is not a rectangle - a portrait of architect Zaha Hadid

A biography of architect Zaha Hadid, who grew up in Baghdad and went on to design buildings all over the world.

Aug 16, 2017
Women who dared - 52 stories of fearless daredevils, adventurers, and rebels by Skeers, Linda, author. Women who dared - 52 stories of fearless daredevils, adventurers, and rebels

Provided by amazon.com.

Aug 16, 2017
Who was Pete Seeger? by MacCarry, Noel, author. Who was Pete Seeger?

Presents the life of the folk singer and social activist, and discusses his role in the union, anti-war, civil rights, and environmental movements and the opposition he sometimes aroused for his radical views.

Aug 16, 2017
Who was Alexander Hamilton? by Pollack, Pam, author. Who was Alexander Hamilton?

Highlights the life and accomplishments of the founding father, from his childhood as an orphan in the West Indies to his role in developing the Constitution and his tragic death in a duel with Aaron Burr.

Aug 16, 2017
What makes a monster? - discovering the world's scariest creatures by Keating, Jess, author. What makes a monster? - discovering the world's scariest creatures

"An informative introduction to nature's scariest creatures, exploring why some animals are considered 'monsters.'"--

Aug 16, 2017
What is punk? by Morse, Eric (Music consultant), author. What is punk?

"A music primer for children, an introduction fo the punk revolution, recorded in vivid 3-D clay illustrations and told through rhyming couplets. From London's Clash and Sex Pistols to the Ramone's NYC protopunk, from Iggy Pop to the Misfits, this volume depicts some of our culture's seminal moments and iconic characters."--back cover.

Aug 16, 2017
What Is Hip-hop? by Morse, Eric/ Yi, Anny (ILT)/ George, Nelson (CRT) What Is Hip-hop?

Aug 16, 2017
Weigh it! by Higgins, Nadia, author. Weigh it!

"Carefully leveled text and vibrant photographs introduce early fluent readers to the practice of weighing and encourage them to try it themselves. Includes infographics, activity, glossary, and index."--

Aug 16, 2017
The Water Walker by Robertson, Joanne (CON) The Water Walker

Aug 16, 2017
Virginia Hamilton - America's storyteller by Rubini, Julie, author. Virginia Hamilton - America's storyteller

"A biography of one of the most honored authors of children's literature in the twentieth century. Long before she wrote The House of Dies Drear, M.C. Higgins, the Great, and many other modern classics, Hamilton grew up among her extended family around Yellow Springs, Ohio. The stories she heard from her family fueled her imagination, and the freedom to roam the farms and woods nearby sharpened her powers of observation and encouraged her creativity. As she grew older, witnessing racial discrimi

Aug 16, 2017
Understanding our organs by Beevor, Lucy, author. Understanding our organs

Explores the body to find out how our organs work.

Aug 16, 2017
Understanding our muscles by Beevor, Lucy, author. Understanding our muscles

"This book looks at how muscles, tendons and nerves all work together to help us move every part of our body."--

Aug 16, 2017
Tropical Lands by Gifford, Clive Tropical Lands

Aug 16, 2017
Transformers by Green, Sara, 1964- author. Transformers

"Engaging images accompany information about Transformers. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"--

Aug 16, 2017
This is how we do it - one day in the lives of seven kids from around the world by Lamothe, Matt, author. This is how we do it - one day in the lives of seven kids from around the world

Follows the daily lives of seven children from around the world, including such places as Japan, India, Uganda, and Italy, and discusses how schools, meals, and play can be different or similar in different places in the world.

Aug 16, 2017
Teen parents by Poole, Hilary W., author. Teen parents

"This book looks at the different issues that arise for teen parents, including dealing with family and friends, finishing school, and learning how to be a good parent.

Aug 16, 2017
Survivors - extraordinary tales from the world and beyond by Long, David, 1961- author. Survivors - extraordinary tales from the world and beyond

A collection of survival tales includes the story of a teenager who fell two miles from an airplane and trekked through the Amazon jungle to safety and a woman who was trapped under freezing water for so long that her heart stopped.

Aug 16, 2017
The survival guide for kids in special education (and their parents) - understanding what special ed is & how it can help you by Moss, Wendy (Wendy L.), author. The survival guide for kids in special education (and their parents) - understanding what special ed is & how it can help you

"Book for kids in special education that gives them tools and strategies to deal with their concerns about special ed, cope with challenges, and see the benefits of special education. Includes stories from real kids, explanations of IEPs and 504 plans, and reproducible forms. A parent section addresses common questions"--

Aug 16, 2017
Summer matters - making all learning count by McChesney, Elizabeth M., author. Summer matters - making all learning count

Aug 16, 2017

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