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The Double Life of Pocahontas

by Jean Fritz & Melissa Hughes Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2011)

Pocahontas was the special favorite of her father, the great chief Pawhatan. And when the English settlers came to Virginia, she became a "sister" to Captain John Smith, who was "adopted" into her tribe. She...

Temple Grandin

by Sy Montgomery & Meredith Mitchell Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2012)

When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. It wasn't until years later that she was diagnosed with autism, a brain disorder that makes communication difficult. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin...

Sir Charlie

by Sid Fleischman & Fred Sullivan Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2012)

With thesame gusto, humor, and dazzling description that light up his fiction, SidFleischman produced a quartet of books profiling figures whose talents set theworld abuzz--including this one of Charlie Chaplin....

Four Great Americans

by James Baldwin, David Thorn & Bobbie Frohman Alcazar AudioWorks (February 20, 2014)

An engagingintroduction to four of the greatest Americans--George Washington, Benjamin Franklin,Daniel Webster, and Abraham Lincoln

The lives of these gentlemen are set forth in a simplemanner, yet the stories...

Three Little Words

by Ashley Rhodes-Courter Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2008)

“Sunshine, you’re my baby and I’m your only mother. You must mind the one taking care of you, but she’s not your mama.” Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in fourteen different foster...

The Story of Napoleon

by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall & David Thorn Alcazar AudioWorks (February 20, 2014)

This thrilling account of Napoleon's rise to power--from his humble beginnings on the island of Corsica to his time as emperor of over half of Europe--focuses on Napoleon's military exploits, including his victories...

The Story of Music

by Howard Goodall & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2014)

A dynamic and expansive tour through 40,000 years of music, from prehistoric instruments to modern-day pop songs

Music is an intrinsic part of everyday life, and yet thehistory of its development from single...

Lives of the Pirates

by Kathleen Krull, Kathryn Hewitt, Ray Childs & Kymberly Dakin Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2010)

The pirates of legend sailed the seven seas, exercised a salty vocabulary, and pursued lives full of swordplay and adventure. But what was life like for the real pirates of history? What odd animals did William...

Lives of the Explorers

by Kathleen Krull & Amanda Dolan AudioBookShelf (August 26, 2014)

You might know that Columbus discovered America, Lewis and Clark headed west with Sacajawea, and Sally Ride blasted into space. But what do you really know about these bold explorers? What were they like as...

Kansas City Lightning

by Stanley Crouch & Kevin Kenerly Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2014)

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of CharlieParker is the first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one ofthe most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century, fromStanley Crouch,...

Amos Fortune

by Elizabeth Yates & Ray Childs Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2011)

The Newbery Award winner, based on a true story!

Captured by slave traders when only fifteen, At-mun never forgot his roots as a prince. Nor did he ever lose his princely dignity and the courage to hold his...

Lives of the Scientists

by Kathleen Krull & Charlie Thurston AudioBookShelf (July 09, 2013)

Scientists have a reputation for being focused on their work--and maybe even dull. But take another look. Did you know that it's believed Galileo was scolded by the Roman Inquisition for sassing his mom? That...


by Allison Moorer Da Capo Press (October 29, 2019)

The Grammy- and Academy Award- nominated singer-songwriter's haunting, lyrical memoir, sharing the story of an unthinkable act of violence and ultimate healing through art1986, Mobile, Alabama. A fourteen-year-old...

Into the Black

by Paul Brannigan, Ian Winwood & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (November 04, 2014)

The final chapter of Paul Brannigan and IanWinwood's in-depth coverage of Metallica details the latter half of the band'sextraordinary, decades-long career.

The second volume of Metallica's definitivebiography...

Birth School Metallica Death, Vol. 1

by Paul Brannigan, Ian Winwood & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (November 05, 2013)

A landmark release, this is the first of a two-volumebiography of Metallica, the biggest metal band of all time, told via exclusiveinterviews with the band and their world.

TheCalifornia quartet has sold more...

Not Afraid

by Anthony Bozza & Peter Vellios Da Capo Press (November 05, 2019)

The sequel to the New York Times bestseller Whatever You Say I Am, chronicling the last 20 years of rapper Eminem's life, based on exclusive interviews with the artist, his friends, and associatesIn 1999, a...

Anne Frank's Story

by Carol Ann Lee & Barbara Rosenblat Blackstone Publishing (February 07, 2012)

The Diary of Anne Frank is read and loved by children throughout the world, yet few of those readers know what life was really like for the young Jewish girl before and after she wrote her famous diary.


Martin Luther, the Lion-Hearted Reformer

by J. A. Morrison & Edward Lewis Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

"When a boy who has poverty for his companion is inclined to find fault with the company that he is forced to keep, he should comfort himself by reading about the boyhood days of Martin Luther--a son of poverty...

George Rogers Clark

by Katharine E. Wilkie & Patrick Lawlor Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

George Rogers Clark was a famous general in the Revolutionary War, and his explorations served as the inspiration for his younger brother, William, the leader of the famous Lewis and Clark expedition. Now you...

John Hancock

by Kathryn Cleven Sisson & Patrick Lawlor Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Young Patriots Series

The life of John Hancock, contemporary of Samuel Adams and Paul Revere and first person to sign the Declaration of Independence, is featured in this volume of the Young Patriots series....

Mahalia Jackson

by Montrew Dunham & Pam Ward Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

“Halie” Jackson grew up in poverty on the levees of New Orleans, hunting for alligators for food along the Mississippi River with her brother, Peter. But every Sunday young Mahalia sang proudly in the church...

Lew Wallace

by Martha E. Schaaf & Patrick Lawlor Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Lew Wallace gained world-wide fame as the author of the bestselling novel Ben-Hur. But did you know that as a boy, he played hooky from school? Governor, foreign minister, Civil War general, inventor, artist,...

Clara Barton

by Augusta Stevenson & Marguerite Gavin Blackstone Publishing (June 15, 2010)

Young Clara Barton is shy and lonely in her early days at boarding school. She is snubbed by the other girls because she doesn't know how to talk to them. But when she gets an opportunity to assist the local...

Love for Sale

by David Hajdu & George Newbern Blackstone Publishing (October 18, 2016)

From revered music critic David Hajdu comes a personal, idiosyncratic history of popular music.

David Hajdu begins Love for Sale, his personal history of recorded pop music, in an unexpected place--not with nostalgic...

Orphan Train Rider

by Andrea Warren & Laura Hicks Blackstone Publishing (April 01, 2013)

Between 1854 and 1930, more than 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children were sent west on orphan trains to find new homes. Some were adopted by loving families; others were not as fortunate. In recent years,...

China Homecoming

by Jean Fritz & Susan Boyce Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2013)

China Homecoming isthe sequel to Jean Fritz's Newbery Honor book Homesick: My Own Story. Asa grown woman, Jean returned to China where she was born and lived until shewas thirteen.

Speaking Chinese, Jean felt...


by Sid Fleischman & Taylor Mali Blackstone Publishing (April 30, 2010)

Harry Houdini, born Ehrich Weiss, never did anything by half measure. Once he decided to become a magician, he became the King of Cards, the Prince of Air, the Genius of Escape, and Professor H. Houdini. And...

Small Steps

by Peg Kehret & Susan Boyce Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2013)

Acclaimed author Peg Kehret has written the true story of the year about when she was twelve and stricken with polio. At first paralyzed and terrified, she fought her way to recovery, aided by doctors and therapists,...

Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music

by Barry Mazor, Ketch Secor, Dom Flemons & Marty Stuart Lyric Audiobooks (July 07, 2015)

This is the first biography of Ralph Peer, the adventurous--even revolutionary--A&R man and music publisher who saw the universal power locked in regional roots music and tapped it, changing the breadth and...

Little Legends

by Vashti Harrison, Cary Hite, J. D. Jackson & Kwesi Johnson Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (November 19, 2019)

New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history.

An important book for readers of all ages, this engagingly written volume brings to life...


by Marcia Davenport & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 1991)

Realistic, moving, engrossing, and positively brilliant, this biography recreates Mozart, the man and his music, against the background of the world he lived in. For Marcia Davenport, the research and writing...

Juliette Low

by Helen Boyd Higgins & Lynne Taccogna Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Share the childhood adventures of the young girl from Savannah, Georgia, who would grow up to found the Girl Scouts®. “Daisy” Gordon would rather climb a tree and ride a horse than learn to dance and sew....

Amelia Earhart

by Jane Moore Howe & Lynne Taccogna Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Did you know that Amelia Earhart built her own roller coaster before she was ten years old? And what do you suppose happened to her while she was exploring a spooky cave and sledding down a steep, icy hill?...

Eddie Rickenbacker

by Kathryn Cleven Sisson & Patrick Lawlor Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker’s first attempt at flight was riding his bicycle off the roof while holding an umbrella! Growing up in the Midwest in the early 1900s, young Eddie, whose parents were...

James Whitcomb Riley

by Minnie Belle Mitchell, Montrew Dunham & Patrick Lawlor Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Travel back in time to the boyhood of one of the most popular poets of the early twentieth century. Author of "Little Orphan Annie," "The Old Swimmin' Hole," and hundreds more poems, "Bud" Riley spent his childhood...

William Henry Harrison

by Howard Peckham & Patrick Lawlor Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Meet our ninth US president before his famous victory over the native chief Tecumseh in the Battle of Tippecanoe. Young readers will thrill to “Billy” Harrison’s dramatic rescue of his sister, Sally, as...

Saint Patrick

by Michael J. McHugh & Fred Williams Blackstone Publishing (March 12, 2009)

Over sixteenhundred years ago, God raised up a man named Patrick to take the gospel ofChrist to the people of Ireland. Seldom in church history has any missionarybeen blessed with a more fruitful ministry. The...

The Life of Robert E. Lee

by Mary L. Williamson & Lloyd James Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

“I urge the need of interesting our children in history at an early age. From observation I find that the minds of children who study history early expand more rapidly than those who are restricted to the...

Hero Tales

by Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

In 1895, two young men destined to make their mark on American life, Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge, discovered they shared a common interest in the remarkable way ordinary Americans demonstrated the...

We Should Hang Out Sometime

by Josh Sundquist Little, Brown Young Readers (December 23, 2014)

When I was twenty-five years old, it came to my attention that I had never had a girlfriend. At the time, I was actually under the impression that I was in a relationship, so this bit of news came as something...

The Closer: Young Readers Edition

by Mariano Rivera & Jon Curry Little, Brown Young Readers (September 02, 2014)

The legendary, record-breaking Hall of Fame pitcher tells his inspiring story

Mariano Rivera never dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. He didn't grow up collecting baseball cards, playing Little League,...

The Leonard Bernstein Letters

by George Guidall & Nigel Simeone Hachette Original (October 14, 2014)

Leonard Bernstein was a charismatic and versatile musician - a brilliant conductor who attained international super-star status, and a gifted composer of Broadway musicals (West Side Story), symphonies (Age...

On the Field with...Tom Brady

by Matt Christopher & Chris Ciulla Little, Brown Young Readers (September 04, 2018)

Don't miss this action-packed and comprehensive look at the life and achievements of an NFL legend!

With more Super Bowl appearances than any other player in NFL history, Tom Brady is a sports icon. From his...


by Waylon Jennings & Lenny Kaye Grand Central Publishing (April 01, 2006)

Waylon Jennings relates the story of his life as a country music star. His beginnings were poor but he became Buddy Holly's protege before sinking into drug abuse and 3 failed marriages. His success came when...

On Time

by Morris Day, David Ritz & Ron Butler Da Capo Press (October 08, 2019)

A memoir by Morris Day of The Time centering around his lifelong relationship and association with Prince.

Brilliant composer, smooth soul singer, killer drummer, and charismatic band leader, Morris Day, has...