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To Life

by Ruth Minsky Sender Simon Pulse (January 13, 2015)

"WE ARE FREE!"

When Russian soldiers liberate Grafenort, the Nazi labor camp where she is a prisoner, nineteen-year-old Riva discovers that liberation doesn't mean the end of her hardship and suffering.

Cold...


Let's Go Crazy

by Alan Light Atria Books (December 09, 2014)

Alan Light, former writer for Rolling Stone, editor-in-chief of Vibe and Spin magazines, and author of The Holy or the Broken, “gets inside Prince’s mind palace in Let’s Go Crazy—a history of the making...


Bon Jovi

by Bon Jovi HarperCollins e-books (May 10, 2011)

The first-ever official Bon Jovi book celebrates the band’s 25th anniversary with previously untold stories straight from Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan, and Tico Torres, and never-before-seen photographs...


The Keeper: The Unguarded Story of Tim Howard Young Readers' Edition

by Tim Howard HarperCollins (December 09, 2014)

The uplifting memoir of U.S. national soccer team goalkeeper Tim Howard, adapted for young readers.

In this heartwarming and candid account, Tim Howard opens up about how a hyperactive kid from New Jersey with...


Sally Ride

by Sue Macy Aladdin (September 09, 2014)

Sally Ride was more than the first woman in space—she was a real-life explorer and adventurer whose life story is a true inspiration for all those who dream big.

Most people know Sally Ride as the first American...


The Roaring Silence

by David Revill Arcade (June 03, 2014)

John Cage has been described as the most important composer of our time. He combined classical European training with Eastern spirituality to produce an American amalgam of such vitality and originality that...


Michael Jackson, Inc.

by Zack O'Malley Greenburg Atria Books (June 03, 2014)

The surprising rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story of how Michael Jackson grew a billion-dollar business.

Michael Jackson is known by many as the greatest entertainer of all time, but he was also a revolutionary...


No Summit out of Sight

by Jordan Romero & Linda LeBlanc Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 06, 2014)

Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age thirteen—and he didn’t stop there. In this inspiring young adult memoir that includes color photos, he tells how he achieved such great heights.

On May 22, 2010,...


The Dirt

by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx & Mick Mars It Books (July 01, 2014)

SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL MOVIE 

Celebrate thirty years of the world's most notorious rock band with the deluxe collectors' edition of The Dirt—the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography...


U.S. Presidents

by Ken Jennings & Mike Lowery Little Simon (May 06, 2014)

Become a presidential pro with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy! champ and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings.

With this book about U.S. Presidents, you’ll become an expert and wow your...


Ben Franklin's Almanac

by Candace Fleming Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 15, 2014)

"What good shall I do today?"

How Ben Franklin answered that question -- through his work as a writer, printer, statesman, and inventor -- forever established him as one of America's greatest figures. On one...


Going for the Gold: Sarah Hughes

by R. S. Ashby HarperCollins (March 01, 2011)

Ice Princess

Sarah Hughes was born to skate, and she proved to the world with her dramatic gold medal victory at the 2002 Winter Olympics. But the road to Olympic glory was not always easy for this Long Island...


Going for the Gold: Apolo Anton Ohno

by Thomas Lang HarperCollins (March 01, 2011)

Man of Speed

Part athlete, part rock star, Apolo Anton Ohno has won fans across the globe with his charisma, his movie-idol looks, and his edge-of-the-seat victories at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Going for the...


Lance Armstrong

by Bill Gutman Simon Pulse (May 11, 2010)

BACK ON THE BIKE

LANCE ARMSTRONG is the premier cyclist in sports history. But the road to victory has not been smooth, which makes his story all the more compelling. In 1991 he was the National Amateur Cycling...


Laura Bush

by Beatrice Gormley Aladdin (May 11, 2010)

Laura Bush has loved education and reading since she was a young child, and today she brings her experienced viewpoints, her love of children, and her interest in education to a much broader audience as the...


Guys Read: True Stories

by Jon Scieszka, Jim Murphy, Elizabeth Partridge & Nathan Hale et al. Walden Pond Press (September 16, 2014)

Jon Scieszka's Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories. The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100%...


Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave

by Shyima Hall & Lisa Wysocky Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 21, 2014)

An inspiring and compelling memoir from a young woman who lost her childhood to slavery—and built a new life grounded in determination and justice.

When Shyima Hall was eight years old, her impoverished parents...


The Jimi Hendrix Experience

by Jerry Hopkins Arcade (January 07, 2014)

It’s been over forty years since the tragic death of Jimi Hendrix, yet his popularity is undiminished and his place as the preeminent electric guitarist of the ages is still unrivaled. In The Jimi Hendrix...


Lisa Lopes

by Nancy Krulik Gallery Books (August 01, 2002)

"Dreams are hopeless aspirations, inhopes of coming true, believe in yourself, the rest is up to me and you."

-- "Waterfalls"

Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas came...


Ray Charles

by Susan Sloate & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (June 17, 2008)

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily...


Cesar Chavez

by Gary Soto & Lori Lohstoeter Aladdin (June 25, 2008)

¡Viva la causa!

¡Viva César Chávez!

Up and down the San Joaquin Valley of California, and across the country, people chanted these words. Cesar Chavez, a migrant worker himself, was helping Mexican Americans...


The Heroines: A Novel

by Eileen Favorite Scribner (December 11, 2007)

Although a true lover of books, Anne-Marie Entwhistle prefers not to read to her spirited daughter, Penny, especially from the likes of Madame Bovary, Gone With the Wind, or The Scarlet Letter. These novels,...


Pocket Karaoke

by Sarah Lewitinn Gallery Books (March 04, 2008)

Your nights of poring over massive karaoke binders are over! With more than two thousand songs handpicked and organized by music industry insider and DJ Sarah Lewitinn (a.k.a. Ultragrrrl), Pocket Karaoke is...


The Boy on the Wooden Box

by Leon Leyson, Marilyn J. Harran & Elisabeth B. Leyson Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 27, 2013)

“Much like The Boy In the Striped Pajamas or The Book Thief,” this remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler’s list, “brings to readers...


Jim Thorpe: 20th-Century Jock

by Robert Lipsyte & John Hite HarperCollins (February 08, 2011)

A biography of the American Indian known as one of the best all-round athletes in history for his accomplishments as an Olympic medal winner and as an outstanding professional football and baseball player.


Michael Jordan: A Life Above the Rim

by Robert Lipsyte HarperCollins (November 09, 2010)

Michael Jordan was a late bloomer.Cut from the Varsity basketball team in high school when he first tried out, Michael nonetheless became the best basketball player that ever lived—Rare Air Jordan.The true...


Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

by Ji-li Jiang HarperCollins (October 26, 2010)

Publishers Weekly Best Book * ALA Best Book for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children's Book * ALA Booklist Editors' Choice

Moving, honest, and deeply personal, Red Scarf Girl is the incredible true story of one...


Tony Hawk

by Tony Hawk & Sean Mortimer HarperCollins e-books (October 05, 2010)

In this young adult autobiography, Tony Hawk shares the stories from his life that have helped him become a skateboarding hero.

Hawk speaks of being a super-competitive 'demon' child who found peace while on...


Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution

by Sara Marcus HarperCollins e-books (September 28, 2010)

“For a Second Wave feminist like myself, Girls to the Front evokes wonderfully the way the generation after mine soaked up the promise and the punishment of feminist consciousness....A richly moving story.”...


King of the Mild Frontier

by Chris Crutcher Greenwillow Books (September 22, 2009)

Do You Know:

  • A good reason to be phobic about oysters and olives?
  • That you can step inside a roaring coal furnace and feet cool?
  • That Jesus had an older brother?
  • How shutting your mouth can help you avoid brain...

Rock 'n' Roll Soldier

by Dean Ellis Kohler & Susan VanHecke HarperCollins (September 01, 2009)

"During a time when none of us knew for sure if we would live or die, I came to know the true power of music."

Dean Kohler is about to make it big—he's finally scored a national record deal! But his dreams...


Robert Pattinson

by Isabelle Adams & Amy Howe HarperCollins (July 28, 2009)

Here's everything you need to know about gorgeous Robert Pattinson. From his early days in amateur theater . . . to landing the role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire . . . to the amazing...


Mozart

by Maynard Solomon HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

On the occasion of Mozart's two hundred and fiftieth birthday, read Maynard Solomon's Mozart: A Life, universally hailed as the Mozart biography of our time.


Michelle Obama: Meet the First Lady

by David Bergen Brophy HarperCollins (June 16, 2009)

This biography for young readers focuses on Michelle Obama's youth. A good supplementary source for home and classroom use, especially as the now former First Lady's book Becoming brings her renewed attention....


Heavy Rotation

by Peter Terzian HarperCollins e-books (June 23, 2009)

Colm Tóibín on Joni Mitchell • James Wood on The Who • Stacey D'Erasmo on Kate Bush • Daniel Handler on Eurythmics • Lisa Dierbeck on the Pretenders • Clifford Chase on the B-52s . . . and other...


Surviving Hitler

by Andrea Warren HarperCollins (June 11, 2013)

The life-changing story of a young boy’s struggle for survival in a Nazi-run concentration camp, narrated in the voice of Holocaust survivor Jack Mandelbaum.

When twelve-year-old Jack Mandelbaum is separated...


Little Green: Growing Up During the Chinese Cultural Revolution

by Chun Yu Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (April 30, 2013)

I was born in a small city near the East Sea,

when the Great Cultural Revolution began.

My name is Little Green,

my country Zhong Guo, the Middle Kingdom.

When I was ten years old,

our leader had died and the revolution...


Ronald Reagan: Young Leader

by Montrew Dunham & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (April 23, 2013)

This lively, fictionalized biography of Ronald Reagan explores the early years of a boy who would grow up to become known to millions a movie star—and later as America’s fortieth president.


Kentucky Traveler

by Ricky Skaggs It Books (August 13, 2013)

In Kentucky Traveler, Ricky Skaggs, the music legend who revived modern bluegrass music, gives a warm, honest, one-of-a-kind memoir of forty years in music—along with the Ten Commandments of Bluegrass, as...


Cody Simpson: Welcome to Paradise: My Journey

by Cody Simpson HarperCollins (October 22, 2013)

The first official all-access look into the life of singing sensation Cody Simpson. Follow Cody as he goes from singing cover songs in his bedroom to opening sold-out concerts for Justin Bieber. With never-before-seen...


Alex Ko

by Alex Ko HarperCollins (April 30, 2013)

Alex Ko’s moving autobiography will inspire tweens to dare to dream big.

 

Alex Ko: From Iowa to Broadway, My Billy Elliot Story follows Alex’s journey from small town Iowa to becoming a famous Broadway performer...


Rivington Was Ours

by Brendan Jay Sullivan It Books (September 03, 2013)

Lady Gaga's old friend and former DJ Brendan Jay Sullivan paints a vivid picture of the downtown scene from which she emerged.

Brendan Jay Sullivan was an up-and-coming DJ in New York City when he met Stefani...


Love Wins: For Teens

by Rob Bell HarperCollins (March 12, 2013)

If God were throwing a party, would everyone be invited?

Or does God invite some and not others?

And if so, how does God decide?

Is it what you say?

Is it what you do?

Is it what you're going to do?

Is it who your...


In Disguise!: Undercover with Real Women Spies

by Ryan Ann Hunter & Jeanette Little Aladdin/Beyond Words (February 12, 2013)

Investigate real-life adventures of espionage in this collection of impressive and inspiring profiles.

Spanning more than 300 years and numerous countries, In Disguise! details the lives of some of history’s...


They Call Me a Hero: A Memoir of My Youth

by Daniel Hernandez & Susan Goldman Rubin Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 05, 2013)

Daniel Hernandez helped save the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and his life experience is a source of true inspiration in this heartfelt memoir, “an absorbing eyewitness view of a shocking event...


Geronimo: Young Warrior

by George E. Stanley & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (January 15, 2013)

In this illustrated biography, young Apache Goyahkla and his friend play games in their village that will prepare him for his role as a hunter and warrior—and the place he will hold in history as Geronimo,...


One Direction: A Year with One Direction

by One Direction HarperCollins (January 02, 2013)

One Direction are the biggest band on the planet. Celebrate their story with this official guide crammed full of exclusive interviews and never-seen-before photos.


Girls Who Rocked the World

by Michelle Roehm McCann, Amelie Welden & David Hahn Aladdin/Beyond Words (October 30, 2012)

“Young women looking for inspiration will surely find it” (Booklist) in these profiles of forty-six movers and shakers who made their mark before they turned twenty.

This fun and inspiring collection of influential...


Boys Who Rocked the World: Heroes from King Tut to Bruce Lee

by Michelle Roehm McCann & David Hahn Aladdin/Beyond Words (October 30, 2012)

Meet young men with grand goals in these profiles of forty-six movers and shakers who made their mark before they turned twenty.

This engaging and thought-provoking collection of influential stories provides...


One Direction: Behind the Scenes

by One Direction HarperCollins (October 16, 2012)

Packed with never-before-seen photos, exclusive interviews, and fascinating facts, you'll find everything you ever needed to know about Harry, Niall, Liam, Louis, and Zayn inside!

A must-have for every One Direction...