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"Before losing his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry was known as the happy-go-lucky Spare to the more serious Heir. Grief changed everything. Because he blamed the press for his mother's death, he struggled to accept life in the spotlight. From the beginning, his romance with Meghan was preyed upon by the press, subjected to waves of abuse, racism, and lies. Here Prince Harry tells his own story: one of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief"--OCLC.

The art and artists of manga

"Examines the lives, art, and drawing techniques of the top-selling manga artists who created Demon Slayer, Fullmetal Alchemist, and other manga sought after by millions of American teens"--Provided by publisher.

The art and artists of anime

"Examining the lives of four great artists--Osamu Tezuka, Hayao Miyazaki, Akira Toriyama, and Hajime Isayama--this book explores the history, innovations, techniques, and themes of Japanese anime. Readers also discover how the artists overcame various obstacles including poverty, illness, self-doubt, and rejection before ultimately finding success in their field"--Provided by publisher.

20 fun facts about Benjamin Franklin

A biography filled with facts about Benjamin Franklin.

20 fun facts about George Washington

A biography filled with facts about George Washington.

Fernando Tatis Jr.

big-time hitter
Provides an introduction to the life of Fernando Tatis Jr. who signed his first professional baseball contract when he was just sixteen years old, and made his major league debut a few years later and broke an age record that same day.

Work with what you got

"Zion Clark has always had big dreams for himself despite the many hardships he faced growing up as a Black disabled child in the foster care system of Ohio. His childhood years were marked by instability as he moved from home to home, experiencing abuse and neglect. And yet his determination and grit pushed him to become an elite wrestler and wheelchair racer. His constant reinvention led him to activism, speaking out about the failings of the foster care system. The list of Zion's accomplishments and accolades is lengthy, but he's not even close to slowing down. As he says,'"Work with what you got! If I can do it, so can you'"--Jacket flap.

Thomas H. Begay and the Navajo Code Talkers

"Through Thomas H. Begay's singular story, this richly illustrated biography for young readers describes aspects of Navajo history and culture and shows how a select group of Navajo soldiers used their native Din? language to invent and operate a secret communications system that was crucial to a US victory in the Pacific during World War II"--Provided by the publisher.


the jazz age goddess of tennis
"One of the greatest tennis players the world has ever seen was a woman few even remember. A championship player by the age of fifteen in a Europe overshadowed by impending war, Suzanne Lenglen broke records for ticket sales and match winning streaks, scandalised and entranced the public with her playing outfits, and became a pioneer, making friends and enemies throughout restrictive tennis society in the trailblazing jazz age"--From the publisher's web site.

The hard parts

a memoir of courage and triumph
"Oksana Masters was born in Ukraine--in the shadow of Chernobyl--seemingly with the world against her. She was born with one kidney, a partial stomach, six toes on each foot, webbed fingers, no right bicep, and no thumbs. Her left leg was six inches shorter than her right, and she was missing both tibias. Relinquished to the orphanage system by birth parents daunted by the staggering cost of what would be their child's medical care, Oksana encountered numerous abuses, some horrifying. Salvation came at age seven when Gay Masters, an unmarried American professor who saw a photo of the little girl and became haunted by her eyes, waged a two-year war against stubborn adoption authorities to rescue Oksana from her circumstances. In America, Oksana endured years of operations that included a double leg amputation. Still, how could she hope to fit in when there were so many things making her different? As it turned out, she would do much more than fit in. Determined to prove herself and fueled by a drive to succeed that still smoldered from childhood, Oksana triumphed in not just one sport but four--winning against the world's best in elite rowing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, and road cycling competitions. Now considered one of the world's top athletes, she is the recipient of seventeen Paralympic medals, the most of any US athlete of the Winter Games, Paralympic or Olympic. This is Oksana's astonishing story of journeying through a series of dark tunnels--and how, with her mother's love, she finally found her way into the light. Her message to anyone who doesn't fit in: you can find a place where you excel--where you have worth"--Provided by the publisher.


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