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the memoir
"In this deeply personal memoir, the ultimate It Girl shares, for the first time, the hidden history that traumatized and defined her and how she rose above a series of heart-wrenching challenges to find healing, lasting love, and a life of meaning and purpose"--BTCat.


my story of persecution
"Continuing this . . . middle grade nonfiction series, a young woman once persecuted by the Taliban shares her journey to becoming a community activist. As a girl and as part of an ethnic minority in Afghanistan, Freshta Tori Jan was persecuted relentlessly. Her family faced kidnappings and daily murder attempts on the bus, on the way to school, in the workplace, and beyond. Freshta's school was shut down by the Taliban, and many of her friends were murdered and shot. Her journey through poverty, terrorism, and other forms of injustice has enabled her to be a voice for those unable to share their stories and those unable to receive the opportunities she has sought. She believes in empowering youth in order to bring about change and be the leaders of today and tomorrow"--Provided by publisher.

We are explorers

extraordinary women who discovered the world
Profiles fourteen female explorers and their unique discoveries and journeys.

Threads of peace

how Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world
"A look at the lives of Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jr. and how they were led to seek revolution through peace"--Provided by publisher.

This is not a cookbook

a chef's creative process from imagination to creation
"Chef Flynn McGarry, who at an early age discovered a passion for food and cooking, . . . shares his insights and explores the elements of creativity as he encourages young readers to mix passion, hard work, and their own unique perspective to achieve results that might just be life-changing"--Provided by publisher.

She's a mensch!

ten amazing Jewish women
"From the poorest neighborhoods in Kenya to the halls of the Canadian Supreme Court, the Jewish women found in these pages have accomplished remarkable feats. Some survived the horrors of the Holocaust while others had more peaceful childhoods, but all of them saw unfairness in their world and decided to do something about it"--Provided by publisher.

"Nice" Jewish girls

Presents an illustrated look at the lives of thirty-six Jewish women including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Golda Meir, Sarah Silverman, and others.

World shakers

inspiring women activists
"There were rules that forced Muslim women athletes like Ibtihaj Muhammad to choose between competition and wearing hijab. There were laws that caused Indigenous women like Mary Two-Axe Earley to lose their official First Nations status when they married white men. When there was no law to prevent violence against women, Afghan politician Fawzia Koofi tried to pass one. All of the women here went against the rules, laws, and traditions that surrounded them. Sometimes, they used their voice, like disability rights activist Judy Heumann, and Alicia Garza, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter. Sometimes, they challenged the very way we see ourselves, like plus-size model Olakemi Obi. And sometimes, they led by example, like the STEM-loving Afghan Dreamers, and anti-apartheid politician Pregs Govender. These women, and the others you will find in this book, had the courage to shake the world and make it better for the women who will follow in their footsteps"--Provided by publisher.

The last queen

Elizabeth II's seventy year battle to save the House of Windsor
"[Explores] how the Windsors have evolved and thrived, as the modern world has changed around them"--Jacket flap.

The story of Jim Henson

a biography for new readers
"Jim Henson was the talented puppeteer who made some of the most famous puppets of all time--the Muppets. Before he created Big Bird, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Oscar the Grouch, and many other well-known characters, Jim was an ambitious kid who loved trying new things and using his imagination. He learned how to make puppets and went on to invent new ways in which puppets could be used in TV and movies. Explore how Jim Henson went from being a creative young boy growing up in Mississippi to an award-winning writer, director, and puppeteer loved by the entire world"--Provided by publisher.


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