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  • Albert Einstein was a dope?

    Albert Einstein was a dope?2021

    by Dan Gutman

    (63)

    Summary: Did you know that Albert Einstein was a high school dropout, and that he failed his physics class when he finally made it to college? Or that when he died, his brain and eyeballs were removed from...  more »

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    Call #: J B EINSTEIN

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Donald Trump

    Donald Trump2021

    by Jill C Wheeler

    (17)

    Summary: This biography introduces readers to Donald Trump, including his education, career as a real estate developer, success as a reality television star, and key events from Trump's administration...  more »

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    Call #: J B TRUMP

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • No truth without Ruth : the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    No truth without Ruth : the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg2021

    by Kathleen Krull

    (385)

    Summary: An introduction to the second female Supreme Court justice describes how she faced discrimination because of her gender throughout her education and working life, and how her fight for equality changed the way the law dealt with women's rights.

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    Call #: J B GINSBURG

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Muhammad Ali was a chicken?

    Muhammad Ali was a chicken?2021

    by Dan Gutman

    (76)

    Summary: Did you know that Muhammad Ali was so terrified of flying on planes he would bring a parachute? Or that he won the Presidential Medal of Freedom? Bet you didn't know that he had an official...  more »

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    Call #: J B ALI

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Amelia Earhart is on the moon?

    Amelia Earhart is on the moon?2021

    by Dan Gutman

    (9)

    Summary: Did you know that Amelia Earhart loved heights so much she built a roller coaster in her backyard? Or that she used to race worms with her sister? Bet you didn't know that she took photographs of...  more »

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    Call #: J B EARHART

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Who was David Bowie?

    Who was David Bowie?2021

    by Margaret Gurevich

    Series: Who Was-- ?

    (72)

    Summary: David Bowie, born David Robert Jones, wasn't just an incredible singer; he had an amazing talent for keeping his fans happily guessing about what he would do next. He alternated between musical...  more »

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    Call #: J B WHO

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • The story of George Washington : a biography book for new readers

    The story of George Washington : a biography book for new readers2020

    by Lisa Trusiani

    (47)

    Summary: George Washington became the first president of the United States and is known as the father of the country. He won the fight for American independence from England, but before that, he was a...  more »

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    Call #: J B WASHINGTON

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • The story of Fred Rogers : a biography book for new readers

    The story of Fred Rogers : a biography book for new readers2020

    by Susan B Katz

    (25)

    Summary: Fred Rogers created one of the longest-running children's TV shows ever, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Before he became famous for his puppetry and storytelling, Fred was a shy kid who couldn't play...  more »

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    Call #: J B ROGERS

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • The story of Martin Luther King Jr. : a biography book for new readers

    The story of Martin Luther King Jr. : a biography book for new readers2020

    by Christine A Platt

    (72)

    Summary: Martin Luther King Jr became one of the most important civil rights leaders in America by fighting for equality for black people. Before he made history with his powerful speeches and peaceful...  more »

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    Call #: J B KING

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The story of Neil Armstrong : a biography book for new readers

    The story of Neil Armstrong : a biography book for new readers2020

    by Sarah L. Thomson

    (19)

    Summary: Neil Armstrong became the first person ever to step foot on the moon. Before he flew space missions and made history with his moon landing, Neil was a curious kid who loved putting together model...  more »

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    Call #: J B ARMSTRONG

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The story of the Wright Brothers : a biography book for new readers

    The story of the Wright Brothers : a biography book for new readers2020

    by Annette Whipple

    (7)

    Summary: The Wright brothers were the first people ever to build and fly an airplane, doing what many people at the time didn't think was possible. Before they made history with their airplane, Wilbur and...  more »

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    Call #: J B WRIGHT

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Who was Richard Nixon?

    Who was Richard Nixon?2020

    by Megan Stine

    (149)

    Summary: On August 8, 1974, millions sat stunned as they watched Richard Nixon on TV when he announced he was stepping down as the President of the United States. He'd participated in a scandal that included...  more »

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    Call #: J B WHO

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The eagle huntress : the true story of the girl who soared beyond expectations

    The eagle huntress : the true story of the girl who soared beyond expectations2020

    by Nurgaiv Aisholpan

    (144)

    Summary: Eagle huntress Aisholpan Nurgaiv shares her story.

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    Call #: J B NURGAIV

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Normal : one kid's extraordinary journey

    Normal : one kid's extraordinary journey2020

    by Magdalena Newman

    (403)

    Summary: Normal. Who is to say what this word means? For Magda Newman, it was a goal. She wanted her son Nathaniel to be able to play on the playground, swim at the beach, enjoy the moments his friends took...  more »

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    Call #: J B NEWMAN

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Box : Henry Brown mails himself to freedom

    Box : Henry Brown mails himself to freedom2020

    by Carole Boston Weatherford

    (664)

    Summary: Henry Brown wrote that long before he came to be known as "Box," he "entered the world a slave." He was put to work as a child and passed down from one generation to the next -- as property. When he...  more »

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    Call #: J B BROWN

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Emily writes : Emily Dickinson and her poetic beginnings

    Emily writes : Emily Dickinson and her poetic beginnings2020

    by Jane Yolen

    (174)

    Summary: A creative nonfiction account of a young Emily Dickinson using scraps of paper and a pencil nub to write a poem, before she even knows her ABCs, and sharing it with her household and garden. Includes author's note about Dickinson's life and work.

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    Call #: J B DICKINSON

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • When Sue found Sue : Sue Hendrickson discovers her T. rex

    When Sue found Sue : Sue Hendrickson discovers her T. rex2019

    by Toni Buzzeo

    (464)

    Summary: From a very young age, Sue Hendrickson was meant to find things: lost coins, perfume bottles, even hidden treasure. Her endless curiosity eventually led to her career in diving and paleontology,...  more »

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    Call #: J B HENDRICKSON

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Ryan Pitts : Afghanistan : a firefight in the mountains of Wanat

    Ryan Pitts : Afghanistan : a firefight in the mountains of Wanat2019

    by Michael P. Spradlin

    (23)

    Summary: The astonishing true story of U.S. Sergeant Ryan M. Pitts who received the Medal of Honor for his incredible acts of valor on the field of battle while serving in Afghanistan.

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    Call #: J B MEDAL

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Jack Montgomery : World War II : gallantry at Anzio

    Jack Montgomery : World War II : gallantry at Anzio2019

    by Michael P. Spradlin

    (52)

    Summary: The true story for middle grade readers of First Lt. Jack Montgomery, a Native American who received the Medal of Honor for his valor in World War II.

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    Call #: J B MEDAL

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hedy Lamarr's double life : Hollywood legend and brilliant inventor

    Hedy Lamarr's double life : Hollywood legend and brilliant inventor2019

    by Laurie Wallmark

    Series: People Who Shaped Our World

    (493)

    Summary: Hedy Lamarr became a movie legend, but her true loves were always science and engineering. During World War II, Hedy collaborated with another inventor on an innovative technology called frequency...  more »

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    Call #: J B LAMARR

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • How to build a hug : Temple Grandin and her amazing squeeze machine

    How to build a hug : Temple Grandin and her amazing squeeze machine2018

    by Amy Guglielmo

    (468)

    Summary: Presents the story of Grandin's "squeeze machine," describing her childhood love of building and design, as well as her sensitivities.

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    Call #: J B GRANDIN

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Yusra Mardini : refugee hero and Olympic swimmer

    Yusra Mardini : refugee hero and Olympic swimmer2018

    by Kelly Spence

    Series: Remarkable Lives Revealed

    (6)

    Summary: A competitive swimmer in Syria, Yusra Mardini never let go of her Olympic dream, even when civil war made it too difficult to train in her country. In 2016, she was allowed to compete in the Rio...  more »

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    Call #: J B MARDINI

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Jacqueline Kennedy

    Jacqueline Kennedy2018

    by Jennifer Strand

    (3)

    Summary: Learn all about US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and how she promoted American culture. Engaging photos and easy-to read text take readers into her story. Plus, quick stats, key dates, and bolded...  more »

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    Call #: J B ONASSIS

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Laura Bush

    Laura Bush2018

    by Jennifer Strand

    (4)

    Summary: Learn all about U.S. First Lady Laura Bush and how she championed literacy programs. Engaging photos and easy-to read text take readers into her story. Plus, quick stats, key dates, and bolded...  more »

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    Call #: J B BUSH

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Michelle Obama

    Michelle Obama2018

    by Jennifer Strand

    (5)

    Summary: Learn all about U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and how she supported healthy living. Engaging photos and easy-to read text take readers into her story. Plus, quick stats, key dates, and bolded...  more »

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    Call #: J B OBAMA

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • John Deere, that's who!

    John Deere, that's who!2017

    by Tracy Maurer

    (301)

    Summary: Tells the story of the young blacksmith, John Deere, who changed farming forever with the invention of the steel plow.

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    Call #: J B DEERE

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • King Louie's shoes

    King Louie's shoes2017

    by David Steinberg

    (152)

    Summary: Get to know the hilarious true story of King Louis XIV of France and his famous high-heeled shoes!

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    Call #: J B LOUIS

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Pocket full of colors : the magical world of Mary Blair, Disney artist extraordinaire

    Pocket full of colors : the magical world of Mary Blair, Disney artist extraordinaire2017

    by Amy Guglielmo

    (1,129)

    Summary: From her imaginative childhood to her career as an illustrator, designer, and animator for Walt Disney Studios, Mary wouldn't play by the rules. At a time when studios wanted to hire men and think in...  more »

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    Call #: J B BLAIR

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg : the case of R.B.G. vs. inequality

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg : the case of R.B.G. vs. inequality2017

    by Jonah Winter

    (929)

    Summary: To become the first female Jewish Supreme Court Justice, the unsinkable Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to overcome countless injustices. Growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and '40s, Ginsburg was...  more »

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    Call #: J B GINSBURG

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The world is not a rectangle : a portrait of architect Zaha Hadid

    The world is not a rectangle : a portrait of architect Zaha Hadid2017

    by Jeanette Winter

    (1,035)

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

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    Call #: J B HADID

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Malala's magic pencil

    Malala's magic pencil2017

    by Malala Yousafzai

    (4,492)

    Summary: As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil. She would use it to make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. But as she...  more »

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    Call #: J B YOUSAFZAI

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Fred Korematsu speaks up

    Fred Korematsu speaks up2017

    by Laura Atkins

    Series: Fighting For Justice

    (639)

    Summary: Fred Korematsu liked listening to music on the radio, playing tennis, and hanging around with his friends -- just like lots of other Americans. But everything changed when the United States went to...  more »

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    Call #: J B KOREMATSU

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Who is Sonia Sotomayor?

    Who is Sonia Sotomayor?2017

    by Megan Stine

    Series: Who Was-- ?

    (334)

    Summary: Describes the life and accomplishments of the United States Supreme Court justice.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B WHO

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Grace Hopper : queen of computer code

    Grace Hopper : queen of computer code2017

    by Laurie Wallmark

    Series: People Who Shaped Our World

    (1,052)

    Summary: For almost fifty years, Grace Hopper, "Queen of Computer Code," dedicated her life to solving computer problems. She transformed the world of computer science with her passion for problem-solving, an...  more »

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    Call #: J B HOPPER

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Some writer! : the story of E. B. White

    Some writer! : the story of E. B. White2016

    by Melissa Sweet

    (5,768)

    Summary: "SOME PIG," Charlotte the spider's praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White's Charlotte's Web. In Some Writer!, the two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet...  more »

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    Call #: J B WHITE

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Radiant child : the story of young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

    Radiant child : the story of young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat2016

    by Javaka Steptoe

    (5,698)

    Summary: Jean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocked to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art work had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who...  more »

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    Call #: J B BASQUIAT

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hillary

    Hillary2016

    by Jonah Winter

    (165)

    Summary: Discusses the life and career of presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, trace her early years as an outspoken student at Wellesley and Yale, her marriage to the 42nd president, and her achievements as a senator and secretary of state.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B CLINTON

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Who was Alexander the Great?

    Who was Alexander the Great?2016

    by Kathryn Waterfield

    Series: Who Was-- ?

    (460)

    Summary: When Alexander was a boy in ancient Macedon, he already had grand ambitions. He complained that his father, the great king of Macedon, wasn't leaving anything for him to conquer! This, of course, was...  more »

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    Call #: J B WHO

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • How Kate Warne saved President Lincoln : a story about the nation's first woman detective

    How Kate Warne saved President Lincoln : a story about the nation's first woman detective2016

    by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk

    (178)

    Summary: Relates the events of an important early case for American female detective Kate Warne, describing how she went undercover as a society lady on a mission to thwart an assassination plot against the sixteenth president.

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    Call #: J B WARNE

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Whoosh! : Lonnie Johnson's super-soaking stream of inventions

    Whoosh! : Lonnie Johnson's super-soaking stream of inventions2016

    by Chris Barton

    (1,957)

    Summary: Chronicles the life and achievements of the NASA engineer and inventor, from his childhood to his accidental invention of the Super Soaker water gun.

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    Call #: J B JOHNSON

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Art In the Barn
    Friday, October 21st, 2022
    5:30pm-8:30pm

    An exhibition of works by local artists, live music, and appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with the $20 admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

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