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Home of the brave

an American history book for kids : 15 immigrants who shaped U.S. history
"The United States has always been a nation of immigrants--and now you can learn all about the amazing people who've helped shape it! . . . From Levi Strauss to Madeleine Albright, discover how these dedicated and creative people made their mark--and how you can follow in their footsteps"--OCLC.

I survived capitalism and all I got was this lousy t-shirt

everything I wish I never had to learn about money
"A big-hearted, no-bullshit memoir from TikTok superstar Madeline Pendleton about her journey from living paycheck to paycheck to creating a multi-million-dollar business that offers a compassionate alternative to capitalism. Imagine a job where you work four days a week and earn as much as the CEO. You also get full benefits, a gym membership, free lunch, and unlimited time off, including mental health days, no questions asked. Hard-won profits don't just end up in the CEO's pocket-they're distributed equally among all employees. The company even buys you your very own car. It sounds too good to be true, but this is the reality at Tunnel Vision, the clothing company that Madeline Pendleton Hansen built from the ground up. Like so many Americans, Madeline used to struggle to make ends meet. Raised by a punk dad and a goth mom in Fresno, California, she spent her teens on the brink of homelessness, relying on the kindness and spare couches of the local punk community to get by. By her twenties, she was drowning in student loans and credit card debt, with no relief in sight. Madeline felt the intense toll that financial stress was taking on her and her loved ones, and she was sick of her bosses treating her as disposable-she knew there must be a better way. After years of living broke, Madeline decided to study the rules of capitalism, the game everyone is forced to play. She used what she learned to build a new kind of business, one rooted in an ethos of community care. Now, Madeline is paying it forward by sharing her path to success on her terms, plus no-nonsense life and money advice: How do you build credit? How do you negotiate higher pay? How do you build a better world? Millennials and Gen Zers like Madeline are facing an unprecedented financial reality: Stagnant wages, skyrocketing housing costs, a student debt crisis. I Survived Capitalism is essential reading for anyone searching for hope and stability in an unjust world"--Provided by publisher.

The autobiography and other writings

The life and writings of Benjamin Franklin, scientist, inventor, educator, diplomat, politician, philosopher, humorist, father, husband, and friend.

Elizabeth Blackwell

trailblazing woman doctor
"Elizabeth Blackwell shattered the glass ceiling as the first woman doctor. Learn how she defied stereotypes and opened a medical practice to treat female patients"--.

Death at the South Pole!

Antarctica, 1911-1912
"Blowing snow and frigid temperatures were no match for even the bravest explorers. Robert Falcon Scott led his men to their death amidst the frozen landscape near the South Pole in 1912. Follow along with the true story of a doomed expedition to uncharted land. Then, review what you've learned with a recap timeline and a quick quiz to check how much doomed history you remember"--Provided by publisher.

West with the night

Memoirs of Beryl Markham, who grew up in East Africa, became a bush pilot in Africa, and, in 1936, made the first solo flight East to West across the Atlantic.

What would Frida do?

a guide to living boldly
". . . explores the Latinx and feminist icon's signature style, outspoken politics, passionate love life, and courageous art--even in the face of pain and heartbreak"--Dust jacket.

Somebody's daughter

a memoir
"Steps into the world of growing up a poor Black girl in Indiana with a family fragmented by incarceration, exploring how isolating and complex such a childhood can be. As Ashley battles her body and her environment, she embarks on a powerful journey to find the threads between who she is and what she was born into, and the complicated familial love that often binds them"--Amazon.

Just wild enough

Mireya Mayor, primatologist
Presents a nonfiction picture book that chronicles the life of primatologist Mireya Mayor, and details her journey from being an NFL cheerleader to becoming a wildlife TV reporter and the leader of a scientific expedition to Madagascar. Includes an author's note, a glossary, and additional resources.

I am Sacagawea

"A biography of Sacagawea, the Shoshone woman who served as a translator for the Lewis and Clark Expedition"--Provided by publisher.


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