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  • The bite of the mango [downloadable ebook]

    The bite of the mango2008

    by Mariatu Kamara

    (3,396)

    Summary: When Mariatu set out for a neighborhood village in Sierra Leone, she was kidnapped and tortured, and both of her hands cut off. She turned to begging to survive. This heart-rending memoir is a...  more »

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  • The immortal count [downloadable ebook] / the life and films of Bela Lugosi

    The immortal count / the life and films of Bela Lugosi2003

    by Arthur Lennig

    (106)

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  • All-American murder [CD book] : the rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez, the superstar whose life ended on murderers' row

    All-American murder : the rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez, the superstar whose life ended on murderers' row2018

    by James Patterson (read by Alex Abramovich )

    (9,537)

    Summary: Everyone thought they knew Aaron Hernandez. He was an NFL star who made the game of football look easy. Until he became the prime suspect in a gruesome murder. Rich with in-depth, on-the-ground...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK 364.1523 PAT

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

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  • All-American murder [eAudio] : the rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez, the superstar whose life ended on murderers' row

    All-American murder : the rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez, the superstar whose life ended on murderers' row2018

    by James Patterson

    (9,511)

    Summary: Everyone thought they knew Aaron Hernandez. He was an NFL star who made the game of football look easy. Until he became the prime suspect in a gruesome murder. Rich with in-depth, on-the-ground...  more »

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  • Psychology : essential thinkers, classic theories, and how they inform your world

    Psychology : essential thinkers, classic theories, and how they inform your world2016

    by Andrea Bonior

    (131)

    Summary: Bridging the gap between the theoretical and real-life, Bonior looks at the biggest names, ideas, and studies in the history of psychology and translates their meaning to everyday situations and...  more »

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    Call #: 150 BON

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Herstory : 50 women and girls who shook up the world

    Herstory : 50 women and girls who shook up the world2018

    by Katherine Halligan

    (380)

    Summary: Move aside history -- it's time for herstory. Celebrate fifty inspiring and powerful women who changed the world and left their mark in this lavishly illustrated biography compilation. Throughout...  more »

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    Call #: J 920.72 HAL

    Location: Junior Nonfiction

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  • Champlain's dream [downloadable audiobook]

    Champlain's dream2008

    by David Hackett Fischer

    (1,270)

    Summary: Traces the story of Quebec's founder while explaining his influential perspectives about peaceful colonialism, in a profile that also evaluates his contributions as a soldier, mariner, and cultural diplomat.

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  • Things I've been silent about [downloadable audiobook] / memories

    Things I've been silent about / memories2008

    by Azar Nafisi

    (4,111)

    Summary: I started making a list in my diary entitled "Things I Have Been Silent About." Under it I wrote: "Falling in Love in Tehran. Going to Parties in Tehran. Watching the Marx Brothers in Tehran. Reading...  more »

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  • Aly Raisman

    Aly Raisman2016

    by Grace Hansen

    (5)

    Summary: Kids will be delighted to learn all about this amazing athlete|s achievements. Covers Aly Raisman|s early years, how she got started in gymnastics, and how she earned her six Olympic medals. Colorful...  more »

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    Call #: J B RAISMAN

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Michael Phelps

    Michael Phelps2016

    by Grace Hansen

    (2)

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    Call #: J B PHELPS

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Simone Biles

    Simone Biles2017

    by Grace Hansen

    (16)

    Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of the Olympic gymnast, from her childhood in foster care to her earning nineteen World and Olympic medals combined.

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    Call #: J B BILES

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Usain Bolt

    Usain Bolt2017

    by Grace Hansen

    (12)

    Summary: Shares the life of the Jamaican sprinter, including his failed bid for the 2004 Olympics, his record-breaking win at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and how he beat his own record at the 2012 London Olympics.

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    Call #: J B BOLT

    Location: Junior Biographies

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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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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. [downloadable ebook] / civil rights leader

    Martin Luther King, Jr. / civil rights leader2009

    by Margaret Hall

    (6)

    Summary: An illustrated introduction to the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes a time line and a glossary.

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  • Magic Johnson : basketball legend, entrepreneur, and HIV/AIDS activist

    Magic Johnson : basketball legend, entrepreneur, and HIV/AIDS activist2016

    by Diane Dakers

    Series: Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies

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    Call #: J B JOHNSON

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.2013

    by Wil Mara

    Series: Rookie Biographies

    (40)

    Summary: Traces the life and achievements of the Baptist pastor who became a driving force behind the African American civil rights movement.

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    Call #: J B KING

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Laura Ingalls Wilder

    Laura Ingalls Wilder2003

    by Wil Mara

    (36)

    Summary: Presents a brief look at the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, famed author of the "Little House" books.

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    Call #: J B WILDER

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Steve Jobs : computer genius of Apple

    Steve Jobs : computer genius of Apple2003

    by Virginia Brackett

    (5)

    Summary: A biography of the founder of Apple Computer company and owner of Pixar, the computer animation company that developed the movie "Toy Story."

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    Call #: J B JOBS

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Martin Luther King Jr. : marching for equality

    Martin Luther King Jr. : marching for equality2011

    by Stephanie Macceca

    (3)

    Summary: Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up when African Americans and white people were not treated equally. He had a dream that one day all people would be treated fairly. Martin knew that his dream was...  more »

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    Call #: J B KING

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Bonnie and Clyde : a biography

    Bonnie and Clyde : a biography2007

    by Nate Hendley

    (26)

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.155 HEN YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Serena Williams

    Serena Williams2018

    by Elizabeth Raum

    Summary: A photo-illustrated biography for early readers on pro tennis player Serena Williams. Describes her childhood, when she started playing tennis, and how he got to be a pro tennis player. Includes a...  more »

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    Call #: J B WILLIAMS

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Lebron James

    Lebron James2018

    by Elizabeth Raum

    Summary: A photo-illustrated biography for early readers on Cleveland Cavaliers forward Lebron James. Describes his childhood, when he started playing basketball, and how he got to be an NBA player. Includes...  more »

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    Call #: J B JAMES

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • J.J. Watt

    J.J. Watt2018

    by Elizabeth Raum

    Summary: A photo-illustrated biography for early readers on Houston Texans defensive end Justin "J.J." Watt. Describes his childhood, when he started playing football, and how he got to be an NFL player....  more »

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    Call #: J B WATT

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Nelson Mandela

    Nelson Mandela2016

    by Cath Senker

    Series: Heinemann Infosearch. Against The Odds Biographies

    (1)

    Summary: "This series will tell the amazing stories of inspiring people who have made a difference and changed the world, despite the odds stacked against them. They will detail the characters' humble...  more »

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    Call #: J B MANDELA

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Cy Young : an American baseball hero

    Cy Young : an American baseball hero2020

    by Scott Longert

    (3)

    Summary: Cy Young was one of the hardest-throwing pitchers of all time. He recorded three no-hitters -- including a perfect game -- and accumulated more than 2,800 strikeouts on his way to the National...  more »

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    Call #: J B YOUNG

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake2016

    by Katie Lajiness

    Series: Big Buddy Pop Biographies

    (1)

    Summary: Meet famous entertainer Justin Timberlake! In this engaging title, readers will learn about Timberlake's childhood in Memphis, Tennessee, and his role on the Mickey Mouse Club. Timberlake's early...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J B TIMBERLAKE

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Alexander : the boy soldier who conquered the world

    Alexander : the boy soldier who conquered the world2005

    by Simon Adams

    (39)

    BOOK

    Call #: J B ALEXANDER

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Remarkable Iowa women

    Remarkable Iowa women1983

    by Ethel W Hanft

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.7 HAN 1983 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • Harry S. Truman : thirty-third president of the United States

    Harry S. Truman : thirty-third president of the United States2004

    by George Edward Stanley

    (15)

    Summary: One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies...  more »

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    Call #: J B TRUMAN

    Location: Junior 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 biographical dictionary of Iowa

    The biographical dictionary of Iowa2009

    (7)

    Summary: The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa includes each subject's name, birth and death dates, place of birth, education, and career and contributions. Many of the names will be instantly recognizable to...  more »

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    Call #: 977.7 BIO 2009 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

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  • Empire of the summer moon : Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history

    Empire of the summer moon : Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history2010

    by S. C. Gwynne

    (37,040)

    Summary: The compelling drama of Cynthia Ann Parker, a lovely nine-year-old girl with cornflower-blue eyes who was kidnapped by Comanches from the far Texas frontier in 1836. She grew to love her captors and...  more »

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    Call #: 978 GWY

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Let's ride, Paul Revere!

    Let's ride, Paul Revere!2004

    by Peter Roop

    (8)

    Summary: Discusses the events in Paul Reveres's life up until he made his famous midnight ride.

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    Call #: J B REVERE

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • The missing golden ticket and other splendiferous secrets

    The missing golden ticket and other splendiferous secrets2010

    by Roald Dahl

    (899)

    Summary: Containing excerpts from earlier tributes to Dahl's work and wit, this is an eclectic and funny collection of tidbits by and about the late author. It also features a missing chapter from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

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    Call #: J B DAHL

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Taylor Swift : country's sweetheart : an unauthorized biography

    Taylor Swift : country's sweetheart : an unauthorized biography2008

    by Lexi Ryals

    (180)

    Summary: Chronicles the life of country music singer Taylor Swift, discussing her childhood, family, and rise to fame; and including photographs.

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    Call #: J B SWIFT

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Stalin

    Stalin1988

    by Albert Marrin

    (223)

    Summary: An account of the life of the man who shaped the Soviet Union, from pre-revolutionary Russia to its evolution as a superpower and the descent of the "Iron Curtain."

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    Call #: J B STALIN

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Who was Helen Keller?

    Who was Helen Keller?2003

    by Gare Thompson

    Series: Who Was-- ?

    Summary: A biography of the woman who, with the assistance of her devoted teacher Annie Sullivan, achieved success and fame despite being blind and deaf.

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    Call #: J B WHO

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Alexander Hamilton
    Staff Pick

    Alexander Hamilton2004

    by Ron Chernow

    (148,126)

    Summary: Ron Chernow tells the story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly...  more »

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    Call #: B HAMILTON

    Location: Adult Biographies

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  • Marley & me [CD book] : life and love with the world's worst dog

    Marley & me : life and love with the world's worst dog2006

    by John Grogan

    (454,237)

    Summary: John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wriggly yellow furball...  more »

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    Call #: CD BOOK 636.752 GRO

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

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  • Marley & me : life and love with the world's worst dog

    Marley & me : life and love with the world's worst dog2005

    by John Grogan

    (454,242)

    Summary: John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wriggly yellow furball...  more »

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    Call #: 636.752 GRO

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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