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Last Updated: Jan 15, 2014
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Who Was When?
Call Number: 902.02 DEF
Search for famous and notable people from 500BC to 1975AD based on field of activity, such as literature, music, military or government.
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His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg
An amazing and inspirational World War II story about a Swedish man who worked tirelessly to save and free the Jews during WWII.
The Great and Only Barnum
Call Number: B BARNUM P T (Juvenile Biography)
Biography of P.T. Barnum, showman and founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Looking at Lincoln
From his boyhood in a log cabin to his famous presidency and untimely death, Abraham Lincoln's remarkable life is revealed in a fresh and exciting way.
Martin's Big Words
An extraordinary picture-book biography, Martin's Big Words consists of Rappaport's own words interwoven with quotes from Dr. King...all powerfully brought to life by Collier's striking, glorious art.
Charles and Emma
Charles Darwin and his wife, Emma, were deeply in love and very supportive of each other, but their opinions often clashed. Emma was extremely religious, and Charles questioned God's very existence.
Balloons over Broadway
The story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America--the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The Red Piano
Inspired by the amazing true story of international concert pianist Zhu Xiao-Mei, this acclaimed picture book poetically relates an astonishing story of perseverance set against a cataclysmic period of history.
Queen of the Falls
Recounts the stunt performed by sixty-two-year-old retired charm school instructor Annie Edson Taylor, who went over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel in an effort to gain fame and fortune.