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Free lunch

The author reveals the humiliation that came with the daily outing of his family's hunger and poverty in sixth grade when he had to announce that he participated in his school's free lunch program. While constantly hungry, Ogle also recounts how much he craved the love of family in the face of his parents' abuse and brutality.

Raina Telgemeier

Briefly profiles American children's author Raina Telgemeier, highlighting the topics she chooses to write about as sometimes being things difficult for children to discuss with other people. Includes a glossary of key words.

Joe Biden

Presents biographical information about Joe Biden, the forty-sixth president of the United States. Covers his youth, his education, his entry into politics, his personal life, and his election as the oldest president. Concludes with a glossary and index.

Joe Biden

Provides a basic biography of U.S. president Joe Biden, offering simple text describing his childhood, education, and political career. Includes color photographs, a glossary, a timeline, and further resources.

Greta Thunberg

climate activist
Briefly profiles Greta Thunberg, who as a young, teenage, Swedish girl began skipping school to protest government and business policies she thought contributed to climate change. Her "skolstrejk" became viral online. Chronicles Thunberg's career as a climate activist since then. Includes photographs and a glossary.

Dolly Parton

country music star
Simple text and photographs briefly profile country music singer Dolly Parton. Includes a glossary.

Alice Waters cooks up a food revolution

A picture book relating the true story of Alice Waters, creator of the farm-to-table, organic restaurant Chez Panisse. Alice loved the taste of fresh food growing up, food grown nearby and picked when it was ripe, but as the twentieth century went on, more and more food became processed and packaged. Alice didn't like that, so she started Chez Panisse to bring people fresh, organic, better tasting, and healthier food, and started the organic revolution.

Unexpected choice

an abortion doctor's journey to pro-life
The author chronicles her journey from pro-choice to pro-life.

Waging heavy peace

a hippie dream
An iconic figure in the history of rock and pop culture--inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame--Neil Young has written his eagerly awaited memoir.

The lost landscape

a writer's coming of age
A chronicle of the author's hardscrabble childhood in rural western New York State describes the family members, first friendships, and early experiences with death that shaped her literary career.


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