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Shirley Chisholm's fight for change
"Stirring free verse chronicles Shirley Chisholm's fight for fairness and change on her journey to becoming the first Black woman ever elected to Congress and, in 1972, the first woman to seriously run for president"--Provided by publisher.

Nearer my freedom

the interesting life of Olaudah Equiano by himself
"Using Olaudah Equiano's autobiography as the source, the text shares Equiano's life story in found verse. Readers will follow his story from his childhood in Africa, enslavement at a young age, liberation, and life as a free man"--Provided by publisher.

My Selma

true stories of a Southern childhood at the height of the civil rights movement
"A stirring memoir of growing up Black in a town at the epicenter of the fight for freedom, equality, and human rights"--Provided by publisher.

Don't look back

a memoir of war, survival, and my journey from Sudan to America
"For ten years, Achut Deng surrived at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya after her family was ripped apart by the Second Sudanese Civil War. But Achut wanted to do more than merely survive. She wanted to live. The twenty-two-year civil war essentially orphaned over 20,000 children and drove them from their villages in southern Sudan. Some of these children walked over a thousand miles, through dangerous war zones and across unforgiving deserts. They are often referred to as The Lost Boys. But there were girls, too. Achut Deng was one of them. This is her story. It's a story of unimaginable hardship and selfless bravery, of tormenting physical pain and amazing emotional resilience, of unbreakable bonds of friendship and family. It's a story about what happens when your dream comes true, only to give way to a new nightmare. It's about how hard you will fight to save your own life"--Provided by publisher.

The palace papers

inside the House of Windsor -- the truth and the turmoil
Based on years of research and intimate sources, The Palace Papers invites readers behind the palace walls to tell the real story of the Windsors over the past twenty-five years. Picking up where The Diana Chronicles left off, Brown reveals how the Royal Family reinvented themselves after the traumatic death of Princess Diana. This book shows the Queen's resolve as she coped with the passing of Prince Philip, Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother, and triumphed in her Jubilee years even as the family dramas raged around her. Brown explores Prince Charles's determination to make Camilla his wife, the tension between William and Harry on 'different paths', the rise of Kate Middleton, the disturbing allegations surrounding Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein, and Harry and Meghan's stunning decision to 'step back' as senior royals.

My life with murderers

behind bars with the world's most violent men
"David Wilson has spent his professional life working with violent men--especially men who have committed murder. Aged twenty-nine he became, at that time, the UK's youngest ever prison Governor in charge of a jail and his career since then has seen him sat across a table with all sorts of killers: sometimes in a tense interview; sometimes sharing a cup of tea (or something a little stronger); sometimes looking them in the eye to tell them that they are a psychopath. Some of these men became David's friends; others would still love to kill him. This book tells the story of David's journey from idealistic prison governor to expert criminologist and professor"--Provided by publisher.

The mastermind

a true story of murder, empire, and a new kind of crime lord
The author uses case files and interviews to piece together Paul Calder's life and the drug empire he built in the digital age.

George W. Bush

A biography of the controversial president whose time in office was defined by the September 11 attacks and the War on Terrorism.

Dream new dreams

reimagining my life after loss
Jai Pausch tells about being a caregiver to her husband during his fight with pancreatic cancer and relates how she carried on after his death.

You never forget your first

a biography of George Washington
"An unconventional look at the first president of the United States. Young George Washington was raised by a struggling single mother, demanded military promotions, caused an international incident, and never backed down--even when his dysentery got so bad he had to ride with a cushion on his saddle. But after he married Martha, everything changed. Washington became the kind of man who named his dog Sweetlips and hated to leave home. He took up arms against the British only when there was no other way, though he lost more battles than he won. After an unlikely victory in the Revolutionary War cast him as the nation's hero, he was desperate to retire, but the founders pressured him into the presidency--twice. When he retired years later, no one talked him out of it. He left the highest office heartbroken over the partisan nightmare his backstabbing cabinet had created. Back on his plantation, the man who fought for liberty must confront his greatest hypocrisy--what to do with the men, women, and children he owns--before he succumbs to death"--Provided by publisher.


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