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Witches! : the absolutely true tale of disaster in Salem Juvenile Book Witches! : the absolutely true tale of disaster in Salem

Schanzer, Rosalyn.
J 133.4309 SCHANZE

Tells the story of the victims, the accused witches, and the scheming officials that turned a mysterious illness into a witch hunt.

144 pages




After Gandhi : one hundred years of nonviolent resistance Juvenile Book After Gandhi : one hundred years of nonviolent resistance

O'Brien, Anne Sibley.
J 303.61 OBRIEN

"Be the change you want to see in the world." --Mohandas Gandhi In 1908 Mohandas Gandhi spoke to a crowd of 3,000. Together they protested against an unjust law without guns or rioting. Peacefully they made a difference. Gandhi's words and deeds influenced countless others to work toward the goals of freedom and justice through peaceful methods.

181 pages




Encyclopedia of the end : mysterious death in fact, fancy, folklore, and more Juvenile Book Encyclopedia of the end : mysterious death in fact, fancy, folklore, and more

Noyes, Deborah.
J 306.903 NOYES

How much do we truly know and understand about our own mortality? Enter Encyclopedia of the End, a compulsively readable and beautifully illustrated compendium that explores this most taboo of topics. Entries present a kaleidoscopic mix of topics from afterlife to assassination, forensic science to funeral foods, rigor mortis to reincarnation and more.

143 pages




We've got a job : the 1963 Birmingham Children's March Juvenile Book We've got a job : the 1963 Birmingham Children's March

Levinson, Cynthia.
J 323.1196 LEVINSO

Discusses the events of the 4,000 African American students who marched to jail to secure their freedom in May 1963.

176 pages




World without fish : how could we let this happen? Juvenile Book World without fish : how could we let this happen?

Kurlansky, Mark.
J 333.9561 KURLANS

World Without Fish describes how the fish we most commonly eat, including tuna, salmon, cod, and swordfish, could disappear within 50 years, and the domino effect it would have--oceans teeming with jellyfish and turning pinkish orange from algal blooms; seabirds disappearing, then reptiles, then mammals. It describes the back-and-forth dynamic of fishermen and scientists. It covers the effects of industrialized fishing, and how bottom-dragging nets are turning the ocean floor into a desert. The answer? Support sustainable fishing.

183 pages




Phineas Gage : a gruesome but true story about brain science Juvenile Book Phineas Gage : a gruesome but true story about brain science

Fleischman, John.
J 362.1974 FLEISCH

The day a premature explosion drove a tamping iron through Gage’s brain, both his personality and life changed.

86 pages




Secret subway : the fascinating tale of an amazing feat of engineering Juvenile Book Secret subway : the fascinating tale of an amazing feat of engineering

Sandler, Martin W.
J 388.428 SANDLER

In 1869, Alfred Beach wanted to build America's first air-powered railway below New York City, but Boss Tweed, powerful politician and notorious crook, opposed. Working under night cover, Beach and his crew carved a three-hundred-foot tunnel beneath a department store. Before long, the project was discovered and the public raved about its potential. But no further tunnels were ever built. What happened to Beach's railway, and where is it now?

96 pages




Beyond : a solar system voyage Juvenile Book Beyond : a solar system voyage

Benson, Michael, 1962-
J 523.2 BENSON

Presents the solar system from the perspective of the space probes sent to explore the heavens.

121 pages




The mighty Mars rovers : the incredible adventures of Spirit and Opportunity Juvenile Book The mighty Mars rovers : the incredible adventures of Spirit and Opportunity

Rusch, Elizabeth.
J 523.43 RUSCH

The story of the two robot vehicles, Spirit and Opportunity, that were sent to explore Mars, lasting far past their projected lives of 3 months and sending back invaluable images of the environmentally hostile planet.

79 pages




Written in bone : buried lives of Jamestown and colonial Maryland Juvenile Book Written in bone : buried lives of Jamestown and colonial Maryland

Walker, Sally M.
J 614.17 WALKER

This book reports on the work of forensic scientists who are excavating grave sites in James Fort, in Jamestown, Virginia, to understand the people who lived in the Chesapeake Bay area in the 1600s and 1700s.

144 pages




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




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