Here is the story of one of the most distinguished writers of young people's literature today. As a boy, Myers was quick-tempered and physically strong, always ready for a fight. He also read voraciously
If you think your family is strange, you should check out this one! This hilarious classic shares the mishaps and hi-jinks of a family with twelve children and a father who brings his work as an efficiency expert home, always trying out new techniques to speed up bath time, teach the children Morse code, or to get all twelve tonsillectomies over with at once
After her home in Pakistan was occupied by the Taliban, teenager Malala Yousafzi became an outspoken activist for the right to an education -- and nearly paid the ultimate price for her bravery when she was targeted and shot in the head on the school bus. Malala's incredible recovery and her grace in the face of hatred and violence make for a compelling and inspiring read.
In middle school, Raina Telgemeier fell and damaged her front teeth, and suffers through five years of orthodontic surgery right at the most painful moment of adolescence. Telgemeier recounts the trials and tribulations of teenage friendships with humor and absolutely irresistible artwork.
This thought-provoking book explores the intersection of science and belief in looking at the relationship between Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, and his devoutly religious wife Emma. An interesting, timely story.
Claudette Colvin is an overlooked pioneer in the struggle for Civil Rights. This 15-year-old girl took a stand by refusing to give up her seat on a bus months before Rosa Parks would become famous for doing so, and fought tirelessly to desegregate the South.
How did he walk through walls, escape drowning, and shatter iron chains that were tightly wrapped around him? The rare photos in this book might help you figure it out. So might the exclusive update about the rumor that Houdini was poisoned. But just remember, a true magician never reveals his tricks. . . .
Here is the tumultuous, true story of the Romanovs, Russia's last royal family. Candace Fleming uses photos and first person accounts to tell the story of the imperial family's extravagant lives and the plight of Russia's poor masses.
Born into slavery in 1818 and raised on a Maryland plantation under brutal conditions, Frederick Douglass, against all odds, grew up to become a famous orator, journalist, author, and adviser to U.S. presidents. Many contemporaries found it hard to believe that he was an escaped slave with no formal education
Most people know that Benedict Arnold was America's first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest war heroes. Packed with first-person accounts, astonishing battle scenes, and surprising twists, this is a gripping and true adventure tale.
Jim Ottaviani returns with an action-packed account of the three greatest primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas. These three ground-breaking researchers were all students of the great Louis Leakey, and each made profound contributions to primatology