Author
Fleischman, Sid
Call Number
J BIO HOUDINI
Summary
A biography of the magician, ghost chaser, aviator, and king of escape artists whose amazing feats are remembered long after his death in 1926. Profiling his early years, personal life, and great accomplishments in show business, the story of the famous magician, Harry Houdini, comes to life through a review of his greatest tricks and most amazing feats, complete with index, photos, and author's notes.
Author
Churnin, Nancy
Call Number
J BIO HOY
Summary
All William Ellsworth Hoy wanted to do was play baseball. After losing out on a spot on the local deaf team, William practiced even harder eventually earning a position on a professional team. But his struggle was far from over. In addition to the prejudice Hoy faced, he could not hear the umpires calls. One day he asked the umpire to use hand signals: strike, ball, out. That day he not only got on base but also changed the way the game was played forever. William “Dummy” Hoy became one of the greatest and most beloved players of his time!
Author
Javaherbin, Mina
Call Number
J BIO JAVAHERBIN
Summary
In a true tale of a young girl in Iran and her grandmother, this beautiful ode to family celebrates small moments of love that become lifelong memories.
Author
Johnson, Katherine
Call Number
J BIO JOHNSON
Summary
The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11.
Summary
A National Book Award Finalist for Non-Fiction, Never Caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave, who risked everything for freedom. Now in a Young Readers Edition.
Author
Morales, Yuyi
Call Number
J BIO KAHLO
Summary
Via spare text, examines Kahlo's creative process. (2015 Pura Belpré winner)
Summary
A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day.
Author
Kelly, Scott
Call Number
J BIO KELLY
Summary
Adapted from the memoir of NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a record-breaking year in space.
Author
Leyson, Leon
Call Number
J BIO LEYSON
Summary
Traces the story of Holocaust survivor Leon Leyson, who was possibly the youngest of the hundreds of Jews rescued by Oskar Schindler.
Author
McCully, Emily A.
Call Number
J BIO LOVELACE
Summary
An illuminating biography of Ada Lovelace, now recognized as a pioneer and prophet of the information age for her ideas and concepts, formulated in collaboration with inventor Charles Babbage, that presaged computer programming by almost 200 years.
Author
Sidman, Joyce
Call Number
J BIO MERIAN
Summary
Newbery-Honor winning author Joyce Sidman explores the extraordinary life and scientific discoveries of Maria Merian, who discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented the science behind the mystery in this visual biography that features many original paintings by Maria herself. (2019 Sibert Medal winner)
Summary
A biography of Norman Mineta, from his internment as a child in Heart Mountain Internment Camp during World War II, through his political career including serving in congress for ten terms during which time he was instrumental in getting the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 passed which provided reparations and an apology to those who were interned.
Author
Rosenberg, Liz
Call Number
J BIO MONTGOMERY
Summary
An affecting portrait of the author of Anne of Green Gables is a first biography for young readers that shares revelations about Montgomery's final days as well as the complexities of her brilliant but often troubled life.
Author
Losure, Mary
Call Number
J BIO NEWTON
Summary
A surprising true story of Isaac Newton's boyhood suggests an intellectual development owing as much to magic as science.Before Isaac Newton became the father of physics, an accomplished mathematician, or a leader of the scientific revolution, he was a boy living in an apothecary's house, observing and experimenting, recording his observations of the world in a tiny notebook. As a young genius living in a time before science as we know it existed, Isaac studied the few books he could get his hands on, built handmade machines, and experimented with alchemy-a process of chemical reactions that seemed, at the time, to be magical. Mary Losure's riveting narrative nonfiction account of Isaac's early life traces his development as a thinker from his childhood, in friendly prose that will capture the attention of today's budding scientists-as if by magic.
Author
Ogle, Rex
Call Number
J BIO OGLE
Summary
Free Lunch is the story of Rex Ogle's first semester in sixth grade. Rex and his baby brother often went hungry, wore secondhand clothes, and were short of school supplies, and Rex was on his school's free lunch program. Grounded in the immediacy of physical hunger and the humiliation of having to announce it every day in the school lunch line, Rex's is a compelling story of a more profound hunger -- that of a child for his parents' love and care.
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