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  • Gabriel García Marquez : a biography

    Gabriel García Marquez : a biography2009

    by Ruben Pelayo

    (19)

    Summary: Chronicles the life of journalist and film critic Gabriel Garcia Marquez, discussing his childhood, schooling, political views, influence on world literature, interactions with world leaders, and other related topics.

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    Call #: B GARCIA MARQUEZ YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • A girl called Vincent : the life of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay

    A girl called Vincent : the life of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay2016

    by Krystyna Poray Goddu

    (72)

    Summary: "Tracing Millay's life from her youth in Maine to the bohemian fervor of her early adulthood in Greenwich Village and Paris to the demanding existence of a public personality, this fascinating...  more »

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    Call #: B MILLAY YA

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  • The boxer : the true story of Holocaust survivor Harry Haft

    The boxer : the true story of Holocaust survivor Harry Haft2014

    by Reinhard Kleist

    (842)

    Summary: Poland, 1941. Sixteen-year-old Harry Haft is sent to Auschwitz. When he is forced to fight against other inmates for the amusement of the SS officers, Haft shows extraordinary strength and courage,...  more »

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    Call #: B HAFT YA

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  • Jim Thorpe : original All-American

    Jim Thorpe : original All-American2008

    by Joseph Bruchac

    (286)

    Summary: Jim Thorpe played professional football and major league baseball, and won Olympic gold medals in track and field. He'll be forever revered by the sports community and by his Native American...  more »

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    Call #: B THORPE YA

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  • Samurai rising : the epic life of Minamoto Yoshitsune

    Samurai rising : the epic life of Minamoto Yoshitsune2016

    by Pamela S. Turner

    (1,431)

    Summary: Documents the true story of the legendary samurai who was raised in the household of the enemies who killed his father before being sent to live in a monastery where, against the odds, he learned and...  more »

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    Call #: B MINAMOTO YA

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  • On these courts : a miracle season that changed a city, a once-future star, and a team forever

    On these courts : a miracle season that changed a city, a once-future star, and a team forever2013

    by Wayne B Drash

    (95)

    Summary: Documents the story of "Penny" Hardaway, tracing the injuries that halted his progress as a star athlete and his decision to coach the Lester Middle School basketball team in Memphis, where he helped...  more »

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    Call #: B HARDAWAY YA

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  • LeBron's dream team : how five friends made history

    LeBron's dream team : how five friends made history2010

    by LeBron James

    (716)

    Summary: From the Publisher: From the ultimate team basketball superstar LeBron James and Buzz Bissinger, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Friday Night Lights and Three Nights in August a poignant, thrilling...  more »

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    Call #: B JAMES YA

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  • The plot to kill Hitler : Dietrich Bonhoeffer : pastor, spy, unlikely hero

    The plot to kill Hitler : Dietrich Bonhoeffer : pastor, spy, unlikely hero2016

    by Patricia McCormick

    (1,842)

    Summary: It was April 5, 1943, and the Gestapo would arrive any minute. Dietrich Bonhoeffer had been expecting this day for a long time. He had put his papers in order -- and left a few notes specifically for...  more »

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    Call #: B BONHOEFFER YA

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  • Strong inside : the true story of how Perry Wallace broke college basketball's color line

    Strong inside : the true story of how Perry Wallace broke college basketball's color line2017

    by Andrew Maraniss

    (102)

    Summary: Perry Wallace was born at an historic crossroads in U.S. history. He entered kindergarten the year that the Brown v. Board of Education decision led to integrated schools, allowing blacks and whites...  more »

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    Call #: B WALLACE YA

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  • Symphony for the city of the dead : Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad

    Symphony for the city of the dead : Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad2015

    by M. T. Anderson

    (4,410)

    Summary: In September 1941, Adolf Hitler's Wehrmacht surrounded Leningrad in what was to become one of the longest and most destructive sieges in Western history -- almost three years of bombardment and...  more »

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    Call #: B SHOSTAKOVICH YA

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  • Anthony Burns : the defeat and triumph of a fugitive slave

    Anthony Burns : the defeat and triumph of a fugitive slave1997

    by Virginia Hamilton

    (116)

    Summary: A biography of the slave who escaped to Boston in 1854, was arrested at the instigation of his owner, and whose trial caused a furor between abolitionists and those determined to enforce the Fugitive...  more »

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    Call #: B BURNS YA

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  • The if in life : how to get off life's sidelines and become your best self

    The if in life : how to get off life's sidelines and become your best self2018

    by Rashad Jennings

    (164)

    Summary: In his debut book, former NFL running back and Dancing with the Stars champion Rashad Jennings shares his inspiring story and experiences that will encourage readers to follow their dreams. As a kid,...  more »

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    Call #: B JENNINGS YA

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  • Alexander Hamilton, revolutionary

    Alexander Hamilton, revolutionary2017

    by Martha Brockenbrough

    (893)

    Summary: Born out of wedlock on a small island in the West Indies and orphaned as a teenager, Alexander Hamilton nonetheless rose to a position of power and influence in colonial America. His military career...  more »

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    Call #: B HAMILTON YA

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  • Anne Frank's diary : the graphic adaptation
    Staff Pick

    Anne Frank's diary : the graphic adaptation2018

    by David Polonsky artist

    (10,525)

    Summary: The only graphic biography of Anne Frank's diary that has been authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation and that uses text from the diary -- it will introduce a new generation of young readers to this...  more »

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    Call #: B FRANK YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • The faithful spy : Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the plot to kill Hitler

    The faithful spy : Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the plot to kill Hitler2018

    by John Hendrix

    (2,451)

    Summary: Adolf Hitler's Nazi party is gaining strength and becoming more menacing every day. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor upset by the complacency of the German church toward the suffering around it, forms a...  more »

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    Call #: B BONHOEFFER YA

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  • Trouble maker for justice : the story of Bayard Rustin, the man behind the March on Washington

    Trouble maker for justice : the story of Bayard Rustin, the man behind the March on Washington2019

    by Jacqueline Houtman

    (83)

    Summary: Bayard Rustin believed that every human being deserves respect and dignity. As a child he was taught that we all have a duty to stand up to prejudice and discrimination, and that conflict must be...  more »

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    Call #: B RUSTIN YA

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  • A light in the darkness : Janusz Korczak, his orphans, and the Holocaust

    A light in the darkness : Janusz Korczak, his orphans, and the Holocaust2019

    by Albert Marrin

    (150)

    Summary: A Polish Jew on the eve of World War II, Janusz Korczak turned down opportunities for escape in order to stand by the children in his orphanage as they became confined to the Warsaw Ghetto. Dressing...  more »

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    Call #: B KORCZAK YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • What Linnaeus saw : a scientist's quest to name every living thing

    What Linnaeus saw : a scientist's quest to name every living thing2019

    by Karen Magnuson Beil

    (60)

    Summary: The globetrotting naturalists of the eighteenth century were the geeks of their day: innovators and explorers who lived at the intersection of science and commerce. Foremost among them was Carl...  more »

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    Call #: B LINNAEUS YA

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  • The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

    The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks2021

    by Jeanne Theoharis

    (39)

    Summary: Rosa Parks is one of the most well-known Americans today, but much of what is known and taught about her is incomplete, distorted, and just plain wrong. Jeanne Theoharis and Brandy Colbert shatter...  more »

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    Call #: B PARKS YA

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  • Discovering Wes Moore

    Discovering Wes Moore2019

    by Wes Moore

    (838)

    Summary: Wes Moore is a Rhodes Scholar, an army veteran, and the author of this book, but early in his life, things took a turn when his father suddenly died and he and his family moved to a new neighborhood....  more »

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    Call #: B MOORE YA

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  • Locked in ice : Nansen's daring quest for the North Pole

    Locked in ice : Nansen's daring quest for the North Pole2019

    by Peter Lourie

    (46)

    Summary: A riveting adventure biography of Fridtjof Nansen, the pioneer of polar exploration, with a focus on his harrowing three-year journey to the top of the world. A celebrity among the ranks of polar...  more »

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    Call #: B NANSEN YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • Steve Jobs : the man who thought different : a biography

    Steve Jobs : the man who thought different : a biography2012

    by Karen Blumenthal

    (5,188)

    Summary: Traces the inspiring life and career of the late founder of Apple, covering topics ranging from his struggles as an adopted child and a college dropout to his Buddhist faith and friendship with Steve...  more »

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    Call #: B JOBS YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • Dissenter on the bench : Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life and work

    Dissenter on the bench : Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life and work2019

    by Victoria Ortiz

    (612)

    Summary: The life and career of the fiercely principled Supreme Court Justice, now a popular icon, with dramatic accounts of her landmark cases that moved the needle on legal protection of human rights, illustrated with black and white archival photographs.

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    Call #: B GINSBURG YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare2004

    (1)

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    Call #: B SHAKESPEARE YA

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  • Dan Eldon : safari as a way of life

    Dan Eldon : safari as a way of life2011

    by Jennifer New

    (149)

    Summary: A biography of one of the first photojournalists to document the famine and anarchy in Somalia in the early 1990s, who was stoned to death by a mob in Mogadishu in 1993.

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    Call #: B ELDON YA

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  • Mountains beyond mountains : the quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a man who would cure the world

    Mountains beyond mountains : the quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a man who would cure the world2013

    by Tracy Kidder

    (537)

    Summary: Traces the efforts of Dr. Paul Farmer to transform healthcare on a global scale, documenting his visits to some of the world's most impoverished regions and the unconventional methods that enabled him to improve and save lives.

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    Call #: B FARMER YA

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  • Unconditional surrender : U.S. Grant and the Civil War

    Unconditional surrender : U.S. Grant and the Civil War1994

    by Albert Marrin

    (32)

    Summary: An account of Grant's life and his role in the Civil War.

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    Call #: B GRANT YA

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  • Vincent and Theo : the Van Gogh brothers

    Vincent and Theo : the Van Gogh brothers2017

    by Deborah Heiligman

    (8,078)

    Summary: The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped both brothers' lives. They shared everything, swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams...  more »

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    Call #: B VAN GOGH YA

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  • This is really happening : true stories

    This is really happening : true stories2017

    by Erin Chack

    (1,121)

    Summary: The Buzzfeed senior editor reflects on the highs and lows of the millennial experience, sharing such stories as escaping a bear attack and her battle with cancer at nineteen.

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    Call #: B CHACK YA

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  • How dare the sun rise : memoirs of a war child

    How dare the sun rise : memoirs of a war child2017

    by Sandra Uwiringiyimana

    (4,928)

    Summary: The author shares the story of her survival of the Gatumba massacre, despite losing her sister, and how after moving to America she found healing through art and activism.

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    Call #: B UWIRINGIYIMANA YA

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  • Of beetles and angels : a boy's remarkable journey from a refugee camp to Harvard

    Of beetles and angels : a boy's remarkable journey from a refugee camp to Harvard2016

    by Mawi Asgedom

    (2,194)

    Summary: An autobiography of a boy who, at the age of three, fled civil war in Ethiopia by walking with his mother and brother to a Sudanese refugee camp, and later moved to Chicago and earned a scholarship...  more »

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    Call #: B MAWI YA

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  • Survivors club : the true story of a very young prisoner of Auschwitz

    Survivors club : the true story of a very young prisoner of Auschwitz2017

    by Michael Bornstein

    (1,971)

    Summary: The incredible true story of Michael Bornstein -- who at age 4 was one of the youngest children to be liberated from Auschwitz -- and of his family.

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    Call #: B BORNSTEIN YA

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  • Courage to soar : a body in motion, a life in balance

    Courage to soar : a body in motion, a life in balance2016

    by Simone Biles

    (3,108)

    Summary: "Simone takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team" -- Provided by publisher.

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    Call #: B BILES YA

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  • The distance between us : a memoir

    The distance between us : a memoir2012

    by Reyna Grande

    (7,288)

    Summary: When Reyna Grande's father leaves his wife and three children behind in a village in Mexico to make the dangerous trek across the border to the United States, he promises he will soon return from "El...  more »

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    Call #: B GRANDE YA

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  • Dare to disappoint : growing up in Turkey

    Dare to disappoint : growing up in Turkey2015

    by Özge Samanci

    (2,385)

    Summary: "As a child in Izmir, Turkey in the 1980 and 90s, Ozge Samanci watched as her country struggled between its traditional religious heritage and the new secular westernized world of brand-name products...  more »

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    Call #: B SAMANCI YA

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  • Jimmy Carter

    Jimmy Carter2003

    by Kerry Acker

    Series: Major World Leaders

    (2)

    Summary: Profiles former peanut farmer, Georgia Governor, and United States president Jimmy Carter, including his ongoing promotion of social justice and human rights around the world.

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    Call #: B CARTER YA

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  • The upstairs room

    The upstairs room1987

    by Johanna Reiss

    (11,691)

    Summary: A Dutch Jewish girl describes the two and a half years she spent in hiding in the upstairs bedroom of a farmer's house during World War II.

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    Call #: B REISS YA

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  • Really professional Internet person

    Really professional Internet person2015

    by Jenn McAllister

    (1,321)

    Summary: "Jenn McAllister, better known as Jennxpenn, has been obsessed with making videos since she found her parents' video camera at the age of eight. A shy child, Jenn turned to film because, unlike...  more »

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    Call #: B MCALLISTER YA

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  • Basketball junkie : a memoir

    Basketball junkie : a memoir2011

    by Chris Herren

    (1,276)

    Summary: Former NBA basketball player Chris Herren chronicles the rise and fall of his basketball career, his struggle with drugs, his marriage to his high-school sweetheart, and life with his children.

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    Call #: B HERREN YA

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  • No summit out of sight : the true story of the youngest person to climb the seven summits

    No summit out of sight : the true story of the youngest person to climb the seven summits2014

    by Jordan Romero

    (2,051)

    Summary: "The story of Jordan Romero, who at the age of 13 became the youngest person ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. At age 15, he reached the summits of the world's 7 highest mountains"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Call #: B ROMERO YA

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