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Portraits of Jewish-American Heroes (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: "From its beginnings, America, founded on religious freedom, has been a land of opportunity for Jews, socially, econimically, and spiritually" writes Rabbi Malka Drucker in introducing twenty compelling individuals who have enriched our country by their achievements. In areas including science, sports, filmmaking, and civil rights, we meet male and female heroes who set an example, made a positive difference, and took a risk to do it. This beautifully produced volume spans centuries of history,
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I am Jim Henson (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Jim Henson, for example, was always dreaming up something new, and always expressing his belief in the goodness of people. Henson was a born performer with a terrific sense of humor, and he used those talents to help create two of the most beloved programs in television history: The Muppet Show and Sesame Street. Through his Muppets, Jim
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Clean Sweep! Frank Zamboni's Ice Machine (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: When Frank Zamboni, along with his brother and cousin, opened his own skating rink in 1940 in Paramount, California, it could take an hour and a half for a crew to resurface the ice. They had to level the surface by shaving down the pits and grooves with a tractor, remove the shavings, wash the ice and find a way to give the rink its shining finish. Skaters became exasperated with the wait, so Frank was determined to do something about it. Could he turn a ninety-minute job for five men into a te
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What's the Big Deal About First Ladies (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: Did you know that Mary Todd Lincoln played a huge role in fighting to end slavery? Or that Edith Wilson decoded secret messages from our allies during World War I? Or that Michelle Obama has led a nationwide initiative to promote healthy lifestyles for children?Or how about fun facts: Did you know that Grace Coolidge had a pet raccoon? Or that Dolley Madison loved oyster ice cream? (And would later have a brand of ice cream named after her!)In addition to being hostesses, ambassadors, activists,
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The Gutsy Girl (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: Why should girls miss out on the joy of adventure? They can jump off rocks, swing on ropes, and climb trees just as well as boys can. But girls often allow fear to stand in their way.In THE GUTSY GIRL, author Caroline Paul emboldens girls to seek out a life of exhilaration. Once a young scaredy-cat herself, Caroline decided that fear got in the way of the life she wanted-of excitement, confidence, self-reliance, friendship, and fun. She has since flown planes, rafted big rivers, climbed tall mou
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Looking at Lincoln (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: Who was Lincoln really? This little girl wants to find out. She discovers, among other things, that our sixteenth president was a man who believed in freedom for all; had a dog named Fido; loved Mozart, apples, and his wife's vanilla cake; and kept his notes in his hat. From his boyhood in a log cabin to his famous presidency and untimely death, Maira Kalman shares Lincoln's remarkable life with young readers in a fresh and exciting way.
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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: This is Lynda Lowery's own story of overcoming fear and fighting for justice. Jailed 11 times before her 15th birthday, Lynda was the youngest marcher on the historic 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. She vowed that she would make a difference--and she did. In her own words, Lynda shows YA readers what it meant to fight nonviolently (even when the police are using violence, as in the "Bloody Sunday" protest), and how it felt to overcome terror and win the battle.
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Strong Inside (Young Readers Edition) (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: Perry Wallace entered kindergarten the year that Brown v. Board of Education upended "separate but equal." As a 12-year-old, he sneaked downtown to watch the sit-ins at Nashville's lunch counters. A week after Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, Wallace entered high school, and later saw the passage of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights acts. On March 16, 1966, his Pearl High School basketball team won Tennessee's first integrated state tournament--the same day Adolph Rupp's all-w
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Who Was Jacqueline Kennedy? (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: Who Was Jacqueline Kennedy?
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Daring Amelia (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: Even as a kid, Amelia Earhart was always looking for adventures. She had mud ball fights, explored caves, and even built a roller coaster in her backyard! And the adventures continued as she grew up. She took flying lessons and was soon performing stunts in the sky. Then she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic! Still, she wanted to achieve more. So Amelia set out to fly around the world. She took off and made stops in several countries. But tragedy struck when she was unable to fin
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Daring Amelia (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: Even as a kid, Amelia Earhart was always looking for adventures. She had mud ball fights, explored caves, and even built a roller coaster in her backyard! And the adventures continued as she grew up. She took flying lessons and was soon performing stunts in the sky. Then she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic! Still, she wanted to achieve more. So Amelia set out to fly around the world. She took off and made stops in several countries. But tragedy struck when she was unable to fin
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The Book of Heroines (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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The Book of Heroines (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: Everybody needs a role model! Discover true stories of superstars, war heroes, world leaders, gusty gals, and everyday girls who changed the world. From Sacagawea to Mother Teresa, Annie Oakley to Malala Yousafzai, these famous females hiked up their pants and petticoats or charged full-speed ahead to prove that girls are just as tough as boys...maybe even tougher. Complete with amazing images and a fun design, this is the book that every kid with a goal, hope, or dream will want to own.
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The Book of Heroes (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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The Book of Heroes (ISBN: , Подробнее)


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Аннотация к книге: Everybody needs a role model! Discover the true stories of superheroes, rebels, world leaders, action heroes, sports legends, and many more daring dudes, all of whom played their part to make their mark, make a contribution, and make the world a better place. From Abraham Lincoln to Sitting Bull, Stephen Hawking to Galileo, these cool guys had the boldness, bravery, and brains to meet the challenges of their day. With a fun design, engaging text, and high-quality photographs, this is ultimate he
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