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The boy who followed his father into Auschwitz

a true story of family and survival
2020
Presents the personal narratives of Gustav Kleinmann and his son Fritz, two Holocaust survivors. The authors' primary source is Gustavs' concentration camp diary written between October 1939 and July 1945, and supplemented by a memoir written by Fritz in 1997 and interviews with surviving members of the family.

Joseph Biden

our 46th president
2021
"[An] illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and election of Joseph Biden, forty-sixth president of the United States"--Provided by publisher.

A rebel in Auschwitz

the true story of the resistance hero who fought the Nazis from inside the camp
2021
"Occupied Warsaw, Summer 1940 . . . Witold Pilecki, a Polish underground operative, accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands interned at a new concentration camp, report on Nazi crimes, raise a secret army, and stage an uprising. The name of the camp--Auschwitz. Over the next two and half years, and under the cruelest of conditions, Pilecki's underground sabotaged facilities, assassinated Nazi officers, and gathered evidence of terrifying abuse and mass murder. But as he pieced together the horrifying Nazi plans to exterminate Europe's Jews, Pilecki realized he would have to risk his men, his life, and his family to warn the West before all was lost. To do so meant attempting the impossible--but first he would have to escape from Auschwitz itself . . ."--Dust jacket.

The last American hero

the remarkable life of John Glenn
2021
Shares the life of John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth.

Dude Perfect 101 tricks, tips, and cool stuff

"From trick shots to mind-bending stunts to setting absurd records, [this book] offers a full-color, at-home, screen-free adventure for young people eager to accept the challenge of performing the same unbelievable maneuvers that has made Dude Perfect a cultural phenomenon"--Provided by publisher.

Madam Speaker

Nancy Pelosi and the lessons of power
Chronicles the life of Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker of the House, and details her early life, political career, and legacy. Examines how she has changed the political landscape throughout her career. Includes color and black-and-white photographs.

Across that bridge

a vision for change and the future of America
Demonstrates how lessons and advances from the Civil Rights Movement can be applied to modern discussions of social inequality. Discusses how ordinary citizens can guide themselves through social change in order to form a more peaceful society.

The story of John Lewis

a biography book for new readers
"John Lewis was a civil rights leader and United States congressman who never stopped speaking up for justice, equality, and peace. Before he marched with Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement, John was a thoughtful kid who loved learning, but wasn't able to go to a good school because of segregation. He wanted to make a difference in his community, so he organized peaceful protests to end segregation and fight for equal rights for Black Americans. Explore how John went from being a young farm boy to a famous activist, politician, and leader"--Provided by publisher.

Patrick Henry

first among patriots
Chronicles the life of American patriot Patrick Henry who was instrumental in the beginning of the American Revolution but was against the Constitution.

Nathanael Greene

a biography of the American Revolution
Details the life of Nathanael Greene, a man who walked away from the Revolutionary War with the reputation of being one of George Washington's most dependable officers, and discusses how after he was put in charge of 1,500 struggling troops, he managed to turn them into a well equipped force, and more.

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