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Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World

4 ratings

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A riveting YA biography that shows how a once-bullied school boy became an iconic visionary who the New York Times described as "arguably the most important and successful entrepreneur in the world". Elon Musk is the visionary behind SpaceX and CEO of the electric car company Tesla. He is working on unique and daring improvements to both public transit and solar energy. And then, there's his highly-publicized plans for colonizing Mars....   But behind the mind-blowing headlines and legendary drive is the story of a bullied and beaten school boy, who through creativity and determination decided to rewrite his story and find his own way to make the world a better place. And to do so with a sense of fun and style.    From hosting raves to pay for college to re-writing the rules on space travel, Elon Musk has always gone his own way. And now, award-winning investigative journalist, Anna Crowley Redding takes listeners on a well-researched trip through Elon's life and accomplishments.     

©2019 Anna Crowley Redding (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Unfiltered

18 ratings

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International bestseller! In her groundbreaking debut essay collection, actress Lily Collins—Golden Globe-nominated star of Rules Don’t Apply, Mortal Instruments, and To the Bone—is opening a poignant, honest conversation about the things young women struggle with: body image, self-confidence, relationships, family, dating, and so much more. Lily shares her life and her own deepest secrets, underlining that every single one of us experiences pain and heartbreak. We all understand what it’s like to live in the light and in the dark. For Lily, it’s about making it through to the other side, where you love what you see in the mirror and where you embrace yourself just as you are. She's learned that all it takes is one person standing up and saying something for everyone else to realize they’re not alone. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Lily’s honest voice will inspire you to be who you are and say what you feel. It’s time to claim your voice! It’s time to live your life unfiltered. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Lily Collins (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
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Tweak

38 ratings

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Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age 11. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise.  In writing that is raw and honest, Nic spares no detail in telling us the compelling, heartbreaking, and true story of his relapse and the road to recovery. As we watch Nic plunge the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, he paints a picture of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself.

©2007 Nic Sheff (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse

55 ratings

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With his signature acerbic wit and hilarious voice, 20-something author, blogger, and entrepreneur Shane Burcaw is back with an essay collection about living a full life in a body that many people perceive as a tragedy. From anecdotes about first introductions where people patted him on the head instead of shaking his hand, to stories of passersby mistaking his able-bodied girlfriend for a nurse, Shane tackles awkward situations and assumptions with humor and grace.  On the surface, these essays are about day-to-day life as a wheelchair user with a degenerative disease, but they are actually about family, love, and coming of age.

©2019 Shane Burcaw (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
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Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition, Adapted for Young Adults)

1 rating

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The young adult adaptation of the acclaimed, number one New York Times best seller Just Mercy - now a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jaime Foxx, and Brie Larson and now the subject of an upcoming HBO documentary feature! In this very personal work - adapted from the original number one best seller, which the New York Times calls "as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so" - acclaimed lawyer and social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson offers a glimpse into the lives of the wrongfully imprisoned and his efforts to fight for their freedom. Stevenson's story is one of working to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society - the poor, the wrongly convicted, and those whose lives have been marked by discrimination and marginalization. Through this adaptation, young people of today will find themselves called to action and compassion in the pursuit of justice.  Proceeds of this book will go to charity to help in Stevenson's important work to benefit the voiceless and the vulnerable as they attempt to navigate the broken US justice system. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year A Booklist Editors' Choice Featured on CBS This Morning A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year Praise for Just Mercy: A True Story of the Fight for Justice: "It's really exciting that young people are getting a version tailored for them." (Salon) "A deeply moving collage of true stories....This is required reading." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) "Compassionate and compelling, Stevenson's narrative is also unforgettable." (Booklist, starred review) "Gripping.... What hangs in the balance is nothing less than the soul of a great nation." (Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate) "Important and compelling." (Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder) "Inspiring and powerful." (Number one New York Times best-selling author John Grisham)

©2018 Bryan A. Stevenson (P)2018 Listening Library

Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
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Elena Vanishing

19 ratings

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Seventeen-year-old Elena is vanishing. Every day means renewed determination, so every day means fewer calories. This is the story of a girl whose armor against anxiety becomes artillery against herself as she battles on both sides of a lose-lose war in a struggle with anorexia. Told entirely from Elena's perspective over a five-year period and cowritten with her mother, award-winning author Clare B. Dunkle, Elena's memoir is a fascinating and intimate look at a deadly disease and a must-listen for anyone who knows someone suffering from an eating disorder.

©2015 Elena and Clare B. Dunkle (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Lauren Fortgang
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
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Straight Up

12 ratings

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Navigating life can be tough sometimes, especially as a teen. Best-selling author and former NFL player Trent Shelton has been through some hard times as well, and he shares his own story of finding himself and a better path forward, providing straight-up truths and uplifting advice to help you through the issues you face at school, at home, or within yourself.  Who do you have in your life who’s not afraid to tell you the honest-to-God truth? Who do you have who’s a real source of wisdom when life gets real? With his trademark combination of raw honesty and practical next steps, motivational speaker Trent Shelton shares the missteps he made growing up and the hard-won lessons he learned in short, easy-to-listen-to chapters and thought-provoking questions. Throughout, he provides honest advice to help you find a way through some of the most confusing topics in your own life, including: Relationships Friendships Fear and depression Your past trauma  And while you might not make it out of the storms of life completely unscathed, the wisdom and lessons in this audiobook can help you can make it out stronger and discover the best you waiting inside. Straight Up is perfect for: Teens and young adults 13 and up Anyone looking for inspiration during hard times Small group use Interactive exercises to help you implement Trent’s ideas in your own life are available in the audiobook companion PDF download.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Trent Shelton (P)2020 Zondervan

Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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This Is What I Know About Art

1 rating

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Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us.   "Drew's experience teaches us to embrace what we are afraid of and be true to ourselves. She uses her passion to change the art world and invites us to join her." (Janelle Monáe, award-winning singer, actress, and producer)  "Powerful and compelling, this book gives us the courage to discover our own journeys into art." (Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries in Kensington Gardens, and co-editor of the Cahiers d'Art review) "This deeply personal and boldly political offering inspires and ignites." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) In this powerful and hopeful account, arts writer, curator, and activist Kimberly Drew reminds us that the art world has space not just for the elite, but for everyone. Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. In this installment, arts writer and co-editor of Black Futures Kimberly Drew shows us that art and protest are inextricably linked. Drawing on her personal experience through art toward activism, Drew challenges us to create space for the change that we want to see in the world. Because there really is so much more space than we think.

©2020 Kimberly Drew (P)2020 Listening Library

Narrator: Kimberly Drew
Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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All Boys Aren't Blue

12 ratings

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This program is read by the author. In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys. Both a primer for teens eager to be allies as well as a reassuring testimony for young queer men of color, All Boys Aren't Blue covers topics such as gender identity, toxic masculinity, brotherhood, family, structural marginalization, consent, and Black joy. Johnson's emotionally frank style of writing will appeal directly to young adults. A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

©2020 George M. Johnson (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
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Beyond the Gender Binary

25 ratings

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Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. "Thank God we have Alok. And I'm learning a thing or two myself." (Billy Porter, Emmy award-winning actor, singer, and Broadway theater performer) "When reading this book, all I feel is kindness." (Sam Smith, Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer and songwriter) "Beyond the Gender Binary will give readers everywhere the feeling that anything is possible within themselves" (Princess Nokia, musician and co-founder of the Smart Girl Club) "A fierce, penetrating, and empowering call for change." (Kirkus Reviews starred review) "An affirming, thoughtful read for all ages." (School Library Journal starred review) In Beyond the Gender Binary, poet, artist, and LGBTQIA+ rights advocate Alok Vaid-Menon deconstructs, demystifies, and reimagines the gender binary. Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. In this installment, Beyond the Gender Binary, Alok Vaid-Menon challenges the world to see gender not in black and white, but in full color. Taking from their own experiences as a gender-nonconforming artist, they show us that gender is a malleable and creative form of expression. The only limit is your imagination.

©2020 Alok Vaid-Menon (P)2020 Listening Library

Narrator: Alok Vaid-Menon
Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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The Cat I Never Named

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It is 1992, and Bihac, Amra's hometown, is a multicultural city with Muslims, Croats, and Serbs. But when tensions escalate, the Serbs turn on their Bosnian neighbors. The Serbs control the army, and now they have peaceful Bihac surrounded. Soon Amra and her family are dealing with starvation and the threat of brutal violence; school, friendships, and the attentions from a new boy have to take a back seat to finding food and the tragic fallout from rising bigotry and ethnic hatred. Through it all, a stray cat, Maci, serves as a guardian spirit to the entire family.

©2020 Amra Sabic-El-Rayess and Laura L. Sullivan (P)2021 Recorded Books

Narrator: Leila Buck
Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
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We All Fall Down

5 ratings

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In his best-selling YA memoir Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines, Nic Sheff shared a heartbreakingly honest account of his days as a teenage crystal meth and heroin addict. At the end of Tweak, listeners left Nic checking in to a rehab facility in Arizona. We All Fall Down is about what happened next... In this powerful and immensely engaging follow-up to his first memoir, Sheff picks up where he left off and reveals his first-person account of stints at in-patient rehabilitation facilities, devastating relapses with alcohol and marijuana, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young adult living with addiction. In We All Fall Down, Nic voices a truth that many addicts understand: not every treatment works for every addict. By candidly revealing his own failures and small personal triumphs, he inspires young people to maintain hope and to remember that they are not alone in their battles.

©2011 Nic Sheff (P)2012 Hachette

Narrator: Charles Carroll
Author: Nic Sheff
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
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Being Jazz

17 ratings

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Teen activist and trailblazer Jazz Jennings - named one of The 25 Most Influential Teens of the year by Time - shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths.  Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the age of five, Jazz transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents. A year later her parents allowed her to share her incredible journey in her first Barbara Walters interview, aired at a time when the public was much less knowledgeable about or accepting of the transgender community. This groundbreaking interview was followed over the years by other high-profile interviews, a documentary, the launch of her YouTube channel, a picture book, and her own reality TV series, I Am Jazz, making her one of the most recognizable activists for transgender teens, children, and adults.  In her remarkable memoir, Jazz reflects on these very public experiences and how they have helped shape the mainstream attitude toward the transgender community. But it hasn't all been easy. Jazz has faced many challenges, bullying, discrimination, and rejection, yet she perseveres as she educates others about her life as a transgender teen. Through it all her family has been beside her on this journey, standing together against those who don't understand the true meaning of tolerance and unconditional love. Now Jazz must learn to navigate the physical, social, and emotional upheavals of adolescence - particularly high school - complicated by the unique challenges of being a transgender teen. Making the journey from girl to woman is never easy - especially when you began your life in a boy's body.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016 Jazz Jennings (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Jazz Jennings
Length: 4 hrs
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Three Little Words

5 ratings

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Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in 14 different foster homes. As her mother spirals out of control, Ashley is left clinging to an unpredictable, dissolving relationship, all the while getting pulled deeper and deeper into the foster-care system. In this inspiring, unforgettable memoir, Ashley finds the courage to succeed - and in doing so, discovers the power of her own voice.

©2008 Ashley Rhodes-Courter (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
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Beyond Magenta

1 rating

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"I’ve always loved my body, and now I love it even more because it fits how I feel." - Jessy "Learn your pronouns because I don’t want to have to slap somebody tonight." - Christina “Transition? Everyone goes through one kind of transition or another. We go through transitions every day. Except mine is maybe a little more extreme." - Mariah "Being trans is not the next step to being gay. They are similar in that they are both breaking gender rules." - Cameron "When people say I look male or female, it messes up my head. - Nat "My family was okay with me being gay, but trans was a different issue for them. I think a lot of it was because they had no experience with it." - Luke In Beyond Magenta, six teens tell what it is like for them to be members of the transgender community.

©2014 Susan Kuklin (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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I Was a Teenage Know Nothing

Summary

Dating, motorcycles, car races, and The Movie Theater Club await you. Life can seem rough for a young man growing up. There are lessons to be learned, experiences to be had, and emotions to be tested. Not all of which will have a positive outcome. Through the lens of youth, all may seem over-dramatic at times. He must rely on his soul, and then what he assumes is instinct, to guide him along the way. Take a journey back to a time before Amazon, smartphones, and streaming media dared exist. A time known as the early 1990s. It may seem simple today, but to someone who has lived it, the world surrounding a teenage-know-nothing could be turbulent and confusing. Patience and optimism must be found somewhere, and somehow, along the way.

©2021 Ryon David Ownbey (P)2021 Ryon David Ownbey

Author: Ryon Ownbey
Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
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Nevertheless, We Persisted

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A powerful collection of essays from actors, activists, athletes, politicians, musicians, writers, and teens, including Senator Amy Klobuchar, actress Alia Shawkat, actor Maulik Pancholy, poet Azure Antoinette, teen activist Gavin Grimm, and many, many more, each writing about a time in their youth when they were held back because of their race, gender, or sexual identity - but persisted. "Aren't you a terrorist?" "There are no roles for people who look like you." "That's a sin." "No girls allowed." They've heard it all. Actress Alia Shawkat reflects on all the parts she was told she was too "ethnic" to play. Former NFL player Wade Davis recalls his bullying of gay classmates in an attempt to hide his own sexuality. Teen Gavin Grimm shares the story that led to the infamous "bathroom bill", and how he's fighting it. Holocaust survivor Fanny Starr tells of her harrowing time in Auschwitz, where she watched her family disappear, one by one.  What made them rise up through the hate? What made them overcome the obstacles of their childhood to achieve extraordinary success? How did they break out of society's limited view of who they are and find their way to the beautiful and hard-won lives they live today? With a foreword by Minnesota senator and up-and-coming Democratic party leader Amy Klobuchar, these essays share deeply personal stories of resilience, faith, love, and, yes, persistence.  Foreword written and read by Senator Amy Klobuchar. Essays read by Vikas Adam, Jonathan Davis, Ari Fliakos, Sullivan Jones, January Lavoy, Soneela Nankani, Adenrele Ojo, Nancy Wu, and Gabra Zackman. Includes a bonus PDF of contributor biographies and "Everyone Plays" graphic story. "Each tale is a soulful testament to the endurance of the human spirit and reminds readers that they are not alone in their search for self. An unflinchingly honest book that should be required reading for every young person in America." (Kirkus) "An invaluable collection of snapshots of American society." (VOYA)  "[A] gem of a book.... There's a lot to study here and talk about on the way to becoming kinder, more empathetic, and most important, compassionate." (Booklist) "Readers encountering injustice in their own lives may be compelled to take heart - and even action." (Publishers Weekly) PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 In This Together Media (P)2018 Listening Library

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Travels Through Aqua, Green, and Blue: A Memoir

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Some seemingly preordained lives end up elsewhere entirely when a person manages to break the mold. Mary's mold was broken from the outside. When the unthinkable happened in her traditional southern family, Mary's quiet childhood was transformed into a journey of discovery amidst the world around her and of all the potential that lay within her. Soon after her father, a beloved preacher in her close-knit Tennessee community, came out as a gay man at the height of the AIDS epidemic, Mary's mother, feeling betrayed and unable to deal with this new reality, embarked Mary and her siblings on a years-long cross-country odyssey - which would eventually land them in California - through New York, Nevada, and many other places.  Mary, a sweet, innocent, and precocious child at the beginning of this adventure, had little idea of the transformation she was about to undergo. She would emerge stronger, wiser, and much better prepared for all that awaited her in life, from those travels through aqua, green, and blue....

©2020 Mary E. Gregory (P)2021 Mary E. Gregory

Narrator: Sarah Brands
Author: Mary Gregory
Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
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Charles and Emma

1 rating

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Charles Darwin published

The Origin of Species, his revolutionary tract on evolution and the fundamental ideas involved, in 1859. Nearly 150 years later, the theory of evolution continues to create tension between the scientific and religious communities. Challenges about teaching the theory of evolution in schools occur annually all over the country. This same debate raged within Darwin himself, and played an important part in his marriage: his wife, Emma, was quite religious, and her faith gave Charles a lot to think about as he worked on a theory that continues to spark intense debates.

Deborah Heligman's new biography of Charles Darwin is a thought-provoking account of the man behind evolutionary theory: how his personal life affected his work and vice versa. The end result is an engaging exploration of history, science, and religion for young readers.

©2008 Deborah Heiligman (P)2008 Listening Library

Narrator: Rosalyn Landor
Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
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Shame

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Shame is a sickness that festers in the soul. When left in isolation, it runs rampant - attacking our spirit, reshaping our identity, and dismantling us to our very core. We've been pressured by society to present only our best attributes, but weaknesses, guilt, and pain simply don't go away when ignored. In Shame: An Unconventional Memoir, Josh Roggie doesn't just reveal the guilt, disappointment, and embarrassment that has been present in his life - he seeks to overcome it through wit and abundant oversharing. From being born into a puritanical household, to dealing with bullying throughout school and heavy doses of anxiety, he reveals the foundation that would define his longest lasting pains. By including stories on infertility, ever-evolving theology, and even masturbation, he makes it clear that no topic is off-limits. Shame is for anyone who has wondered what it would feel like to be known, despite all the things that they've done or that have been done to them. It's time to realize true freedom by bringing shame to the light, where it will wither and die.

©2020 Josh Roggie (P)2020 Josh Roggie

Narrator: Erich Schneider
Author: Josh Roggie
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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Channel Kindness

1 rating

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This program includes an introduction read by Lady Gaga. For Lady Gaga, kindness is the driving force behind everything she says and does.  The quiet power of kindness can change the way we view one another, our communities, and even ourselves. She embodies this mission, and through her work, brings more kindness into our world every single day.  Lady Gaga has always believed in the importance of being yourself, being kind to yourself, and being kind to others, no matter who they are or where they come from. With that sentiment in mind, she and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, founded Born This Way Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the world a kinder and braver place. Through the years, they've collected stories of kindness, bravery and resilience from young people all over the world, proving that kindness truly is the universal language. And now, we invite you to listen to these stories and follow along as each and every young author finds their voice just as Lady Gaga has found hers.  Within these chapters, you’ll meet young changemakers who found their inner strength, who prevailed in the face of bullies, who started their own social movements, who decided to break through the mental health stigma and share how they felt, who created safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, and who have embraced kindness with every fiber of their being by helping others without the expectation of anything in return.  In one story, you’ll hear about a young person with an autoimmune disease, who after being bullied at school, learned how to practice self-love and started an organization with the mission of educating others about the importance of self-love, too; and in another story, you’ll meet a young person who decided to start a movement to help eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health and encouraged others to talk about their feelings openly and honestly, a reminder that kindness and mental wellness go hand in hand.  Not only were we moved by these individual acts of kindness, but we were also touched by the many stories of organizations, neighborhoods, and entire communities that fully dedicated themselves to helping those in need and found new, innovative ways to make our world a kinder and braver place.  Individually and collectively, these stories prove that kindness not only saves lives but builds community. Kindness is inclusion, it is pride, it is empathy, it is compassion, it is self-respect and it is the guiding light to love. Kindness is always transformational, and its never-ending ripples result in even more kind acts that can change our lives, our communities, and our world. This program is read by Lady Gaga, Cynthia Germanotta, Hanna Atkinson, Connor Long, Alex Aide, Shadille Estepan, Aysha Mahmood, and Mitu Yilma.  A Macmillan Audio production from Feiwel & Friends

©2020 Lady Gaga and Born This Way Foundation (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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Laughing at My Nightmare

27 ratings

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With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw's Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a 21-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a "you-only-live-once" perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life threatening disease.

©2014 Shane Burcaw (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Kirby Heyborne
Author: Shane Burcaw
Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
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Before I Had the Words

18 ratings

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At the beginning of his physical transition from female to male, then-17-year-old Skylar Kergil posted his first video on YouTube. In the months and years that followed, he recorded weekly update videos about the physical and emotional changes he experienced. Skylar’s openness and positivity attracted thousands of viewers, who followed along as his voice deepened and his body changed shape. Through surgeries and recovery, highs and lows, from high school to college to the real world, Skylar welcomed others on his journey.   Before I Had the Words is the story of what came before the videos and what happened behind the scenes. From early childhood memories to the changes and confusion brought by adolescence, Skylar reflects on coming of age while struggling to understand his gender. As humorous as it is heartbreaking and as informative as it is entertaining, this memoir provides an intimate look at the experience of transitioning from one gender to another. Skylar opens up about the long path to gaining his family’s acceptance and to accepting himself, sharing stories along the way about smaller challenges like choosing a new name and learning to shave without eyebrow mishaps.    Revealing entries from the author’s personal journals as well as interviews with members of his family lend remarkable depth to Skylar’s story. A groundbreaking chronicle of change, loss, discovery, pain, and relief, Before I Had the Words brings new meaning to the phrase “formative years”.

©2017 Skylar Kergil (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Skylar Kergil
Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
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Wolf Girl

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Through the Pacific Northwest forests and along the rugged coastal shores of California, Wolf Girl: Finding Myself in the Wild is a young environmentalist's coming-of-age story about learning, discovery, and survival. Wolf Girl takes listeners on Doniga’s journey: from the wilderness immersion school where she was taught by Indigenous elders and wildlife trackers, to hitchhiking across the Pacific Northwest, to Alaska, where she fell in love with tracking wolves. These experiences shaped and inspired Doniga to become the leader in the regenerative agricultural movement that she is today. Today’s youth are at the forefront of climate change activism, and will see themselves in Doniga’s story, in the message that you can find yourself by finding - and fighting for - your place within the world at large.

©2017 Doniga Markegard (P)2020 Propriometrics Press

Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
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The Chimpanzee & Me

1 rating

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For over a decade, Ben Garrod has studied chimpanzees to find ways to protect and conserve them. We join Ben on a journey that has taken him around the world, studying eastern chimps in the humid forests of Uganda and the critically endangered western chimps of Liberia.  In his trademark infectious, lighthearted style, Ben describes encounters with chimpanzees that highlight the different threats they face. From the illegal international pet trade, to bushmeat markets, and the effects of relentless habitat loss - not to mention how your new furniture, your toothpaste and even your mobile phone are all implicated in their falling numbers. With access to world-renowned primatologist Dr Jane Goodall, Ben shows how we can protect the chimps of the future and help conserve this endlessly fascinating species.

©2019 Ben Garrod (P)2019 Head of Zeus

Narrator: Ben Garrod
Author: Ben Garrod
Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
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King of the Mild Frontier

1 rating

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Do You Know: A good reason to be phobic about oysters and olives? That you can step inside a roaring coal furnace and feet cool? That Jesus had an older brother? How shutting your mouth can help you avoid brain surgery? How to avoid cow-pies during your baptism? How to survive in the winter wilderness with only a fishing pole and a sausage? Chris Crutcher knows the answers to these things and more. And once you have read about Chris Crutcher's life as a dateless, broken-toothed, scabbed-over, God-fearing dweeb, and once you have contemplated his ascension to the buckskin-upholstered throne of the King of the Mild Frontier, you will close this book, close your eyes and hold it to your chest, and say, "I, too, can be an author." Hell, anyone can.

©2009 Chris Crutcher (P)2012 Listening Library

Narrator: Chris Crutcher
Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
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Outcry: Holocaust Memoirs

2 ratings

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Mendel (Manny) Steinberg spent his teens in Nazi extermination camps in Germany and Poland, miraculously surviving while millions perished. This is his story. Born in 1925 in the Jewish ghetto in Radom, Poland, Manny soon realized that people of Jewish faith were increasingly being regarded as outsiders. In September 1939 the Nazis invaded, and the nightmare started. The city's Jewish population had no chance of escaping and was faced with starvation, torture, sexual abuse and ultimately deportation. Outcry is the candid and moving account of a teenager who survived four Nazi camps: Dachau, Auschwitz, Vaihingen and Neckagerach. While being subjected to torture and degradation, he agonized over two haunting questions: "Why the Jews?" and "How can the world let this happen?" These questions remain hard to answer. Manny's brother Stanley had jumped off the cattle wagon on the way to the extermination camp where his mother and younger brother were to perish. Desperately lonely and hungry, Stanley stood outside the compound hoping to catch a glimpse of Manny and their father. Once he discovered that they were among the prisoners, he turned himself in. The days were marked by hunger, cold, hard labor, and fear. Knowing that other members of the family were in the same camp kept them alive. Since acknowledging each other would have meant death, they pretended to be complete strangers. Manny relates how he was served human flesh and was forced to shave the heads of female corpses and pull out their teeth. Cherishing a picture of his beloved mother in his wooden shoe, he miraculously survived the terror of the Polish and German concentration camps together with his father and brother.

©1990, 2015 Manny Steinberg (P)2015 Brainjuice, Inc

Narrator: Gary Steinberg
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
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Scared Great

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We hear all the time that fear is a mirage, a phantom that doesn't truly exist. We hear that fear isn't real.  If fear isn't real, why are so many books written about it? Why do so many speakers talk about it so often? Why are we trying so hard to avoid it instead of resourcing that energy to steer our fear towards our greatness?  Fear is a real emotion. Just like joy, sadness, anger, or surprise, fear is a physical reaction that comes from the body's response to a situation around us. If you think about it, fear and excitement feel very similar; anticipation, butterflies in your stomach, a heightened sense of alertness - all physical characteristics of these emotions. What makes one welcome and the other dreaded is how our brain interprets emotion.  There is nothing more normal than feeling fear, and there is nothing wrong with fear. Too often, we let it drive us away from our greatness instead of viewing it as an indicator that what we are doing is important. Fear can make us run away from challenges instead of meeting them head on. Fear can stop us from pursuing our dreams. But here's the thing: Fear and progress can co-exist. We can be scared and be great anyway!  Feel it.  Expect it.  Accept it.  Run with it.  Let's steer our fear, instead of allowing it to steer us. Get up, get out, and go get it!  Brace yourself!

©2019 Kevin Bracy (P)2019 Kevin Bracy

Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
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The New Queer Conscience

2 ratings

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Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. "The new manifesto for how we as queer people could and should navigate the world. It's the holding hand I never had - but wish I did." (Troye Sivan, Golden Globe-nominated singer, songwriter, and actor) "With the persistence of queerphobia all around the world, this book is absolutely necessary, even vital." (Édouard Louis, internationally best-selling author of History of Violence) "To Eli's credit, all of the rules are rooted in considerations of conscience and kindness and, if observed, will make a better world - as will this book." (Booklist starred review) "A must-read that highlights the importance of radical empathy, community building, and solidarity." (School Library Journal starred review) In The New Queer Conscience, LGBTQIA+ activist Adam Eli argues the urgent need for queer responsibility - that queers anywhere are responsible for queers everywhere. Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. In this installment, The New Queer Conscience, Voices4 Founder and LGBTQIA+ activist Adam Eli offers a candid and compassionate introduction to queer responsibility. Eli calls on his Jewish faith to underline how kindness and support within the queer community can lead to a stronger global consciousness. More importantly, he reassures us that we're not alone. In fact, we never were. Because if you mess with one queer, you mess with us all.

©2020 Adam Eli (P)2020 Listening Library

Narrator: Adam Eli
Author: Adam Eli
Length: 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Ginger Kid

18 ratings

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In Ginger Kid, popular comedian Steve Hofstetter grapples with life after seventh grade...when his world fell apart. Formatted as a series of personal essays, Steve walks his listeners through awkward early dating, family turbulence, and the revenge of the bullied nerds.

This YA nonfiction is sure to be the beloved next volume for the first generation of Wimpy Kid fans who are all grown up and ready for a new misfit hero.

©2018 Steve Hofstetter (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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Grace, Gold and Glory

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The inspiring autobiography from Gabrielle Douglas - the first African American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion - revealing her journey from the time she first entered a gym to her gold-medal-winning performances. In the 2012 London Olympics, US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas stole hearts and flew high as the all-around gold medal winner and the brightest star of the US gold-medal-winning women’s gymnastics team. That same year, Gabrielle was also named the 2012 Sportswoman of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. In this personal autobiography, Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith, Gabrielle tells her story of faith, perseverance, and determination. Walk with Gabby Douglas through her journey of faith and what her family overcame, from the time she first entered a gymnasium to her gold-medal-winning performances, demonstrating to listeners ages 13 and up that they can reach their dreams when they let themselves soar. Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith: Is the official autobiography of renowned US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas Chronicles Gabrielle’s journey from her first practice to becoming a 2012 gold-winning US gymnast Celebrates Gabrielle as the first African American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics. Is one of the most inspiring audiobooks on the market today for listeners ages 13 and up

©2013 Zondervan (P)2013 Zondervan

Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Skate for Your Life

Summary

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. "Wow! Leo's vulnerability and authenticity allowed me to experience his pain and triumph. A great testament to the positive power of skateboarding and the dangers of gender." (Elissa Steamer, skateboarding pioneer) "In Skate for Your Life, Leo Baker invites us on the intimate journey toward self-realization. Leo's deep passion for skateboarding is beautifully communicated while bringing to light the difficult reality of breaking the mold on a public stage. This book synthesizes what so many LGBTQIA people can relate to - the lifelong journey of seeking out spaces where we fit in, and when we don't find them, making new ones." (JD Samson, musician, producer, and songwriter) In this moving, personal story, professional skateboarder Leo Baker shares their journey within the sport and the importance of authenticity and allyship as a non-binary athlete. Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists.  "Your authenticity is your superpower."  That's the motto that professional skateboarder Leo Baker lives by and champions. But like any hero's journey, learning about their power didn't come easy. In this installment of the Pocket Change Collective, Baker takes the listener on a complicated, powerful journey through the world of skate and competitive sport as a non-binary athlete.

©2021 Leo Baker (P)2021 Listening Library

Narrator: Leo Baker
Author: Leo Baker
Length: 1 hr
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Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution

5 ratings

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In the Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution, Independent congressman, presidential candidate, and activist Bernie Sanders continues his fight against the imbalances in the nation's status quo and shows you how to make a difference to effect the changes America and the world need to create a better tomorrow. Throughout the presidential campaign, Senator Bernie Sanders promised voters a future to believe in through his progressive platform and a vision for an America worth fighting for. This vision calls for an economic, environmental, health-care, and social justice revolution beyond the stagnant agendas of Democrat and Republican politicians to build an equitable future for all Americans - especially the younger generation that will inherit the consequences of decisions made now. Inside this practical and inspiring guide to effecting change in today's world, you'll learn how to: Understand and navigate the current system of policy and government Work to change the system to reflect your values and to protect our society's most vulnerable Organize for the causes you care about most Plus you'll find resources for further listening and organizations to get involved with. With more than two decades of Washington, DC, insider knowledge and experience, Senator Sanders knows how to fight and change the system from within, a system desperately in need of reform in health care, immigration, taxes, higher education, climate change, and criminal justice. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Bernard Sanders (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Notes from a Young Black Chef (Adapted for Young Adults)

Summary

This inspiring memoir, now adapted for young adults, chronicles Top Chef star and Forbes and Zagat 30 Under 30 phenom Kwame Onwuachi's incredible and odds-defying fame in the food world after a tough childhood in the Bronx and Nigeria. Food was Kwame Onwuachi's first great love. He connected to cooking via his mother, in the family's modest Bronx apartment. From that spark, he launched his own catering company with $20,000 he made selling candy on the subway and trained in the kitchens of some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the country. He faced many challenges on the road to success, including breaking free of a dangerous downward spiral due to temptation and easy money and grappling with just how unwelcoming the world of fine dining can be for people of color. Born on Long Island and raised in New York City, Nigeria, and Louisiana, Kwame Onwuachi's incredible story is one of survival and ingenuity in the face of adversity.

©2021 Kwame Onwuachi (P)2021 Listening Library

Narrator: Malik Rashad
Length: 7 hrs
Available on Audible
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Girl on Pointe

Summary

Chloe Lukasiak believes that things happen for a reason. She knows that life would be easier without disappointments, bullying, and medical issues - but sometimes it takes challenges to inspire you to achieve big things. From her status as fan favourite on the US hit reality television show Dance Moms to her current life as a social media star with millions of fans, Chloe has found that self-acceptance and kindness are the key to getting over the rough spots in life and realising your passions. This book, featuring inspirational quotes and Chloe's own poetry, offers exclusive insight into Chloe's world as well as a message that will inspire all readers to pursue their dreams and be true to their selves.

©2018 Chloe Lukasiak (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Chloe Lukasiak
Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Three More Words

1 rating

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Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent a harrowing nine years of her life in 14 different foster homes. Her memoir, Three Little Words, captivated audiences everywhere and went on to become a New York Times best seller. Now Ashley reveals the nuances of life after foster care: college and its assorted hijinks, including meeting "the one". Marriage, which began with a beautiful wedding on a boat that was almost hijacked (literally) by some biological family members. Having kids - from fostering children and the heartbreak of watching them return to destructive environments, to the miraculous joy of blending biological and adopted offspring. Whether she's overcoming self-image issues, responding to calls asking for her to run for Senate, or dealing with continuing drama from her biological family, Ashley Rhodes-Courter never fails to impress or inspire with her authentic voice and uplifting message of hope.

©2015 Ashley Rhodes-Courter (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
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The Future of Science Is Female

Summary

Take a look at what the future holds - and how women are making it better. In The Future of Science Is Female, author and award-winning journalist Zara Stone shares the fascinating, complicated stories of how a diverse group of powerful women got started - from the perspective of those still working it out as they go along. Take 22-year-old Dominique Barnes, a female hero of the oceans. She was worried about all the dolphins and whales killed during shrimp farming, so the marine biologist created a tasty, affordable plant-based shrimp alternative. And she's just one of the sheroes you will discover in The Future of Science Is Female. Real encouragement and inspiration for today's amazing girls. Forget the "ivory tower" of accomplishment. Learn about the drama, tears, and adventures everyday women heroes face as they race to fix everything the world has messed up. The Future of Science Is Female inspires future female founders of the world to turn their dreams into reality.

©2020 Zara Stone (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Jesse Vilinsky
Author: Zara Stone
Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
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Run Rachel Run

Summary

It reads like fiction but it's true. The thrilling, true story of a teen girl’s struggle to survive in a world bent on destroying her. Run Rachel Run is a true story, not just based on a true story. Rachel Blum was 12 when the Nazis invaded her town. Over the next three years, she witnessed war, risked her life to smuggle food for her family, escaped liquidation, hid with a kind Polish couple whose son worked for the SS, was questioned if she was a Jew by an SS General, and engineered an incredibly dangerous scheme to overturn a moving trainload of 1,000 Nazi soldiers. Hers is not just an incredible, action-packed story, but represents a character arc that young women, young men, and adults of all types can draw inspiration from. She did not begin as a selfless, courageous young girl she came to be. Her strength and determination evolved through her experiences. Once you start Run Rachel Run, you won’t be able to put it down. Once you finish, you’ll be shivering in awe at how invigoratingly heroic the story of Rachel Blum is. Excerpt July, 1944. Ivan Roluk couldn’t believe he was listening to a 15-year-old girl and putting his life and the life of his family in her hands! But she was right. Driving trains for the Nazis for three years now, he knew exactly who the Germans were. He knew that there were once more than 20,000 Jews in the girl’s home town of Ludmir, and now there was only one. The courageous young girl, Rachel. Rachel, who had just convinced him to risk his life as well as the life of his wife and son. There was a risk either way, of course. The war was coming to an end and who knew what the Germans would do to them once they didn’t need his services any longer. It was a risk to do it, but a risk not to do it. He looked behind him. The 20 train cars filled with over 1,000 wounded Nazi soldiers snaked behind his engine-car like a meandering river. In the caboose at the tail of the train was his wife, his son and the little Jewish girl. Suddenly, he heard a slam. What was that? It sounded like the door connecting the engine-car to the first car, which was occupied by high-ranking Nazi officers. Was one of them coming up front? The moment of truth had arrived. He thrust the throttle full ahead. The train jerked forward. He looked out the window. There, up ahead, was the bend! Had he waited too long? There was no more time to think. There was no more time for fear. It truly was now or never. He leaned out the open side door...

©2017 Jeffrey Astor (P)2019 Jeffrey Astor

Narrator: Julie T. Kinn
Author: Rachel Blum
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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I Have the Right To

2 ratings

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A young survivor tells her searing, visceral story of sexual assault, justice, and healing in this gutwrenching memoir.  The numbers are staggering: nearly one in five girls ages 14 to 17 have been the victim of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. This is the true story of one of those girls.  In 2014, Chessy Prout was a freshman at St. Paul's School, a prestigious boarding school in New Hampshire, when a senior boy sexually assaulted her as part of a ritualized game of conquest. Chessy bravely reported her assault to the police and testified against her attacker in court. Then, in the face of unexpected backlash from her once-trusted school community, she shed her anonymity to help other survivors find their voice.  This memoir is more than an account of a horrific event. It takes a magnifying glass to the institutions that turn a blind eye to such behavior and a society that blames victims rather than perpetrators. Chessy's story offers real, powerful solutions to upend rape culture as we know it today. Prepare to be inspired by this remarkable young woman and her story of survival, advocacy, and hope in the face of unspeakable trauma. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 

©2018 Chessy Prout (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: Chessy Prout
Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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In Search of Safety

Summary

Five refugees recount their courageous journeys to America - and the unimaginable struggles that led them to flee their homelands - in a powerful work from the author of Beyond Magenta and We Are Here to Stay. "From 1984, when I was born, until July 16, 2017, when I arrived in the United States, I never lived in a place where there was no war." --Fraidoon  An Iraqi woman who survived capture by ISIS. A Sudanese teen growing up in civil war and famine. An Afghan interpreter for the U.S. Army living under threat of a fatwa. They are among the five refugees who share their stories in award-winning author and photographer Susan Kuklin's latest masterfully crafted narrative. The five, originally from Afghanistan, Myanmar, South Sudan, Iraq, and Burundi, give gripping first-person testimonies about what it is like to flee war, face violent threats, grow up in a refugee camp, be sold into slavery, and resettle in America. This work is essential listening for understanding the devastating impact of war and persecution - and the power of resilience, optimism, and the will to survive. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Susan Kuklin, original book published by Candlewick Press (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Author: Susan Kuklin
Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make

Summary

The challenges teens face today are tougher than at any time in history: academic stress, parent communication, media bombardments, dating drama, abuse, bullying, addictions, depression, and negative peer pressure, just to name a few. And like it or not, the choices teens make while navigating these challenges can make or break their futures. In The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make, Sean Covey gives teens the strong advice they need to make informed and wise decisions. Using real stories from teens around the world, Sean shows how to succeed in school, make good friends, get along with parents, wisely handle dating and sex issues, avoid or overcome addictions, build self-esteem, and much more. This innovative audiobook will help teens not only survive, but thrive during their teen years and beyond. The six key decisions are: School: What you going to do about your education? Friends: What types of friends will you choose, and what kind of friend will you be? Parents: Are you going to get along with your parents? Dating and Sex: Who will you date, and what will you do about sex? Addictions: What will you do about the addictive stuff? Self-Worth: Do you like yourself?Although the audio is directed to teens, The 6 Most Important Decisions will give parents helpful insight on how to boost their kids' confidence, allowing them to become happier and more productive individuals.

©2006 FranklinCovey. All rights reserved. (P)2006 FranklinCovey. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Sean Covey
Author: Sean Covey
Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Singled Out

Summary

"[An] excellent exercise in narrative nonfiction." (Booklist, starred review) From New York Times best-selling author Andrew Maraniss comes the remarkable true story of Glenn Burke, a "hidden figure" in the history of sports: the inventor of the high five and the first openly gay MLB player. Perfect for fans of Steve Sheinkin and Daniel James Brown. On October 2nd, 1977, Glenn Burke, outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, made history without even swinging a bat. When his teammate Dusty Baker hit a historic home run, Glenn enthusiastically congratulated him with the first ever high five.  But Glenn also made history in another way - he was the first openly gay MLB player. While he did not come out publicly until after his playing days were over, Glenn's sexuality was known to his teammates, family, and friends. His MLB career would be cut short after only three years, but his legacy and impact on the athletic and LGBTQIA+ community would resonate for years to come.  New York Times best-selling author Andrew Maraniss tells the story of Glenn Burke: from his childhood growing up in Oakland, his journey to the MLB and the World Series, the joy in discovering who he really was, to more difficult times: facing injury, addiction, and the AIDS epidemic. Thoroughly researched and packed with never-before-seen details about Glenn's life, Singled Out is the fascinating story of a trailblazer in sports - and the history and culture that shaped the world around him.

©2021 Andrew Maraniss (P)2021 Listening Library

Narrator: Kevin R. Free
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
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The Maddie Diaries

1 rating

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Teen dance prodigy, breakout Dance Moms star, and judge on So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation presents her uplifting coming-of-age memoir about following her dreams and working hard to achieve success in both the dance world and in life. Maddie Ziegler had hoped to become a star - she just didn't know how soon that day would come. At just eight years old, she was cast on Lifetime's hit reality show Dance Moms and quickly won the hearts of fans everywhere with her natural talent and determination. Soon she was catching eyes all over - including those of pop superstar Sia, who handpicked her to star in the incredibly popular music video "Chandelier". The rest, as they say, was history. In this inspirational memoir, Maddie explains the hard work she puts into her rise to stardom and how she keeps her balance along the way - starring in music videos, going on tour, and becoming an actress in The Book of Henry with Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay. She also answers her fans' burning questions with wise advice she's learned on her journey. With honesty, charm, and humor, Maddie offers her unique perspective on making her way in the world as a young teenager, reflecting on the lessons she's learned - and preparing for the exciting road ahead. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Maddie Ziegler. All rights reserved. (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Maddie Ziegler
Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Ordinary Hazards

Summary

In her own voice, acclaimed author and poet Nikki Grimes explores the truth of a harrowing childhood in a compelling and moving memoir in verse. Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by those she trusted. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night - and discovered the magic and impact of writing. For many years, Nikki's notebooks were her most enduing companions. In this accessible and inspiring memoir that will resonate with young listeners and adults alike, Nikki shows how the power of those words helped her conquer the hazards - ordinary and extraordinary - of her life.

©2019 Nikki Grimes (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Nikki Grimes
Author: Nikki Grimes
Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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The (Other) F Word

Summary

Chubby. Curvy. Fluffy. Plus-size. Thick. Fat. The time has come for fat people to tell their own stories. The (Other) F Word combines the voices of Renée Watson, Julie Murphy, Jes Baker, Samantha Irby, Bruce Sturgell, and more in a relatable and gift-worthy guide about body image and fat acceptance. This dazzling collection of poetry, essays, and fashion tips is meant for people of all sizes who desire to be seen and heard in a culture consumed by a narrow definition of beauty. By combining the talents of renowned fat YA and middle-grade authors, as well as fat influencers and creators, The (Other) F Word offers teen listeners and activists of all ages a tool for navigating our world with confidence and courage. Full list of author includes: Angie Manfredi, Alex Gino ,Jana Schmieding, Lily Anderson, Renée Watson Mason Deaver, S. Qiouyi Lu, Sarah Hollowell, David Bowles, Jonathan P. Higgins, Virgie Tovar, P. S. Kaguya, Hillary Monahan, Miguel M. Morales Julie Murphy, Isabel Quintero, Bruce Sturgell, Saucyé West, Corissa Enneking, Jess Walton, Ady Del Valle, Evette Dionne, Jes Baker, Laina Spencer, Adrianne Russell, Amy Spalding 

©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Storia di Iqbal

Summary

Iqbal Masih, ceduto dalla sua famiglia di contadini ridotti in miseria, in cambio del prestito di 26 dollari, costretto a lavorare in una tessitura di tappeti dall'alba al tramonto, incatenato al telaio, in condizioni disumane, come milioni di altri bambini nei paesi più poveri del mondo, troverà la forza di ribellarsi, di far arrestare il suo padrone, di denunciare la "mafia dei tappeti", contribuendo alla liberazione di centinaia di altri piccoli schiavi.

©2001 Edizioni EL, San Dorligo della Valle, Trieste (P)2020 Emons Italia S.r.l.

Narrator: Paolo Briguglia
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Hood Kings Born Daily

Summary

The man who would be king is a story about a king who is not a king, yet a still made a king by those who needed a king, not knowing the man they made king would have been a king in another time and another place. It all started in a mid-sized, Midwest, slow metropolitan city known for its many different cultural festivals and events. As a child growing up in a place that seemed all inclusive from the outside and in public view for the world to see, while truly living a totally different life within the small community at large.

©2020 Stewart Worthen/S. L. Worthen A. S. (P)2021 Stewart Worthen/S. L. Worthen A. S.

Length: 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Hope in the Mail

Summary

Want to write a novel? This book is the motivation you need! Part writing guide and part memoir, this inspiring audiobook from the author of Flipped and The Running Dream is like Bird by Bird for YA readers and writers. Wendelin Van Draanen didn't grow up wanting to be a writer, but 30 books later, she's convinced that writing saved her life. Or, at least, saved her from a life of bitterness and despair. Writing helped her sort out what she thought and felt and wanted. And digging deep into fictional characters helped her understand the real people in her life better as well. Wendelin shares what she's learned - about writing, life, and what it takes to live the writing life. This audiobook is packed with practical advice on the craft: about how to create characters and plot a story that's exciting to read. But maybe even more helpful is the insight she provides into the persistence, and perseverance, it takes to live a productive, creative life. And she answers the age-old question Where do you get your ideas? by revealing how events in her own life became the seeds of her best-loved novels. Hope in the Mail is a wildly inspirational listen for anyone with a story to share.

©2020 Wendelin Van Draanen (P)2020 Listening Library

Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World

Summary

Jack wouldn't give up. After a dear family friend died of pancreatic cancer, Jack Andraka decided to create a better method of early detection. It took 200 letters before Jack found lab space to pursue his idea and months of work to make it a reality, but in the end he did it. Jack's early-detection test for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancers has the potential to be more than 400 times more effective than the medical standard and costs only three cents. Jack was 15 at the time. Jack's story is not just one of dizzying international success; it is a story of overcoming depression and homophobic bullying and finding the resilience to persevere and come out. His account inspires young people, who he argues are the most innovative, to fight for the right to be taken seriously and to pursue their own dreams. With hands-on science experiments included, Jack's memoir empowers his generation with the knowledge that we can each change the world if we only have the courage to try.

©2015 Jack Andraka (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Kevin R. Free
Author: Jack Andraka
Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Imaginary Borders

Summary

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. "It won't take you long to read this book, but it will linger in your heart and head for quite a while, and perhaps inspire you to join in the creative, blossoming movement to make this world work." (Bill McKibben, environmentalist, New York Times best-selling author of The End of Nature, journalist, and founder of 350.org) "An inspiring story that will change the way all of us think about the climate crisis - and how we can solve it." (Van Jones, New York Times best-selling author of The Green Collar Economy and Rebuild the Dream, and co-founder of Dream Corps) "A hopeful, well-argued book on climate change written in a refreshing new voice." (Kirkus Reviews starred review) "Martinez presents a meaningful, heartfelt call to action with content that reflects current issues. Additionally, the book's short length will appeal to reluctant readers. An essential purchase for any high school or public library." (School Library Journal starred review) In this personal, moving essay, environmental activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez uses his art and his activism to show that climate change is a human issue that can't be ignored. Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. In this installment, Earth Guardians Youth Director and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez shows us how his music feeds his environmental activism and vice versa. Martinez visualizes a future that allows us to direct our anger, fear, and passion toward creating change. Because, at the end of the day, we all have a part to play.

©2020 Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (P)2020 Listening Library

Length: 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Almost Adulting

7 ratings

Summary

For fans of Grace Helbig and Alexa Chung comes a fresh, hilarious guide to growing up your way from social media influencer and lifestyle vlogger Arden Rose. In Almost Adulting - perfect for budding adults, failing adults, and eaters of microwave mug brownies - Arden tells you how to survive your future adulthood. Topics include: Making Internet friends who are cool and not murderers Flirting with someone in a way to make them think you are cool and not a murderer Being in an actual relationship where you talk about your feelings in a healthy manner??? To the other person??????? Eating enough protein Assembling a somewhat acceptable adult wardrobe when you have zero dollars Going on adventures without starting to smell How sex is supposed to feel, but, like, actually though By the end of the book, you'll have learned not only how to dress yourself, how to travel alone, how to talk to strangers online, and how to date strangers (in PERSON!) but also how to pass as a real, functioning, appropriately socialized adult.

©2017 Arden Ricks (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Arden Rose
Author: Arden Rose
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
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This Star Won't Go Out

2 ratings

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A collection of the journals, fiction, and letters of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Essays by family and friends will help to tell Esther’s story along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green who dedicated his #1 bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars to her.

©2014 Lori and Wayne Earl (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Dutton Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Young Reader’s Group, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.

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How a Greek Goddess Saved Our Business

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When you’ve no money and down on your luck.... Business transformation is a very difficult thing to start, let alone finish.  This is an amazing and mainly true story (except for Athena) of how a small business, with a defunct business model and in severe financial difficulty, fought to overcome insurmountable odds and huge obstacles.  Not just surviving, transforming. From a small network of reactive failing retail stores, into a cutting edge marking leading proactive business to business organization, which has disrupted the industry.  What you’ll listen to will shock you, amaze you, and delight you.  Hopefully, you’ll learn some stuff along the way too. ....buckle up and enjoy the ride.

©2020 Darren Turner (P)2020 Darren Turner

Narrator: David K. Aycock
Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
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Finding Edith

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Finding Edith: Surviving the Holocaust in Plain Sight is the coming-of-age story of a young Jewish girl chased in Europe during World War II. Like a great adventure story, the book describes the childhood and adolescence of a Viennese girl growing up against the backdrop of the Great Depression, the rise of Nazism, World War II, and the religious persecution of Jews throughout Europe. Edith was hunted in Western Europe and Vichy France, where she was hidden in plain sight, constantly afraid of discovery and denunciation. Forced to keep every thought to herself, Edith developed an intense inner life. After spending years running and eventually hiding alone, she was smuggled into Switzerland. Deprived of schooling, Edith worked at various jobs until the end of the war when she was able to rejoin her mother, who had managed to survive in France. After the war, the truth about the death camps and the mass murder on an industrial scale became fully known. Edith faced the trauma of Germany’s depravity, the murder of her father and older brother in Auschwitz, her mother’s irrational behavior, and the extreme poverty of the postwar years. She had to make a living but also desperately wanted to catch up on her education. What followed were seven years of struggle, intense study, and hard work until finally, against considerable odds, Edith earned the Baccalauréat in 1949 and the Licence ès Lettres from the University of Toulouse in 1952 before coming to the United States. In America, Edith started at the bottom like all immigrants and eventually became a professor and later a financial adviser and broker. Since her retirement, Edith dedicates her time to publicly speaking about her experiences and the lessons from her life.

©2019 Purdue University Press (P)2020 Edith Mayer Cord

Narrator: Serra Hirsch
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
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Alene jorden rundt

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Laura Dekker var kun 14 år, da hun stævnede ud i sin båd for at sejle jorden rundt. Alene!Efter 518 dage nåede hun som 16-årig sit mål. Hun havde på egen hånd sejlet hele kloden rundt - som den yngste nogensinde. Dette er historien om hendes utrolige eventyr. Om mod, viljestyrke, venskaber, Stillehavsøer, verdenshave, frihed, storme og ensomhed. Og om en retssag, der var ved at bremse det hele."Alene jorden rundt" er historien om en meget usædvanlige pige, som kan inspirere alle til at kæmpe for ting, de drømmer om - også selvom der er masser af modstand. Line Friis Frederiksen er uddannet biolog og har været vært på flere programmer på DR, TV2 og Discovery Channel - blandt andet "Fra Kyst til Kyst" på DR1. Line Friis Frederiksen er desuden bjergbestiger, dykker og isklatrer og medlem af Kvindelige Eventyreres Klub.

©2018 Lindhardt og Ringhof (P)2018 Lindhardt og Ringhof

Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
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Girls Who Run the World

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Part biography, part business how-to, and fully empowering, this audiobook is the perfect gift for future entrepreneurs...because you're never too young to dream big! With colorful portraits, fun interviews, and DIY tips, Girls Who Run the World features the success stories of 31 leading ladies today of companies like Rent the Runway, PopSugar, and SoulCycle. Girls run biotech companies. Girls run online fashion sites. Girls run environmental enterprises. They are creative. They are inventive. They mean business. Girls run the world. This collection gives girls of all ages the tools they need to follow their passions, turn ideas into reality, and break barriers in the business world.  Jenn Hyman, Rent the Runway Sara Blakely, Spanx Emma Mcilroy, Wildfang Katrina Lake, Stitch Fix Natasha Case, Coolhaus Diane Campbell, The Candy Store Kara Goldin, Hint Water Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe Rachel Haurwitz, Caribou Bioscience Nina Tandon, EpiBone Jessica Matthews, Uncharted Power Jane Chen, Embrace Emily Núñez Cavness, Sword & Plough Hannah Lavon, Pals Leslie Blodgett, Bare Escentuals/Bare Minerals Katia Beauchamp, Birchbox Emily Weiss, Glossier Christina Stembel, Farmgirl Flowers Mariam Naficy, Minted Maci Peterson, On Second Thought Stephanie Lampkin, Blendoor Sarah Leary, Nextdoor Amber Venz, RewardStyle Lisa Sugar, PopSugar Beatriz Acevedo, MiTu network Julie Rice and Elizabeth Cutler, SoulCycle Suzy Batiz, Poo-Pourri Tina Sharkey, Brandless Jesse Genet, Lumi Tracy Young, Plan Grid This audiobook edition includes a PDF of glossary terms, a business plan template, and examples of cash-flow statements.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Diana Kapp (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Nancy Linari
Author: Diana Kapp
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future: Young Readers' Edition

25 ratings

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“Highly recommended for high school and ambitious middle school readers.” (School Library Journal) "A valuable addition to STEM-themed collections." (VOYA) An in-depth look into the extraordinary life of the world’s most important entrepreneur, Elon Musk A fascinating and easily accessible young listeners’ adaptation of Ashlee Vance’s New York Times best-selling Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.  The version for adults has been praised as “riveting” (The Financial Times), “spirited” (The Wall Street Journal), and “masterful” (Vice). Now younger listeners can hear about this innovative leader who is revolutionizing three industries at once: space, automotive, and energy. There are few people in history who could match Elon Musk’s relentless drive and vision. A modern combination of famous inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Steve Jobs, Elon is the man behind companies such as SpaceX, Tesla Motors, SolarCity, and PayPal that are transforming the way we live. With exclusive access to Elon, his family, and his friends, this book traces Elon’s journey from a kid in South Africa to a young man in the United States, his dramatic technical inventions, and his world-changing companies. Elon has sparked new levels of innovation in the world, and this book gives young listeners a detailed but fast-paced look at his story. A Junior Library Guild Selection!

©2017 Ashlee Vance (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

152 ratings

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More than 50 years after its first publication, Doubleday's definitive edition of Anne Frank's famous diary generated an extraordinary amount of excitement when it was published in early 1995. Enthusiastically received by critics and readers alike, it reigned for nine weeks on The New York Times best-seller list and will remain for all time the version that millions of readers will cherish.

©2010 Random House

Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
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Gone to the Woods

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A middle grade memoir from a living literary legend, giving listeners a new perspective on the origins of Gary Paulsen's famed survival stories. His name is synonymous with high-stakes wilderness survival stories. Now, beloved author Gary Paulsen portrays a series of life-altering moments from his turbulent childhood as his own original survival story. If not for his summer escape from a shockingly neglectful Chicago upbringing to a North Woods homestead at age five, there never would have been a Hatchet. Without the encouragement of the librarian who handed him his first book at age 13, he may never have become a reader. And without his desperate teenage enlistment in the army, he would not have discovered his true calling as a storyteller. A moving and enthralling story of grit and growing up, Gone to the Woods is perfect for newcomers to the voice and lifelong fans alike, from the acclaimed author at his rawest and realest.  A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

©2021 Gary Paulsen (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
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Osnat and Her Dove

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Osnat was born five hundred years ago - at a time when almost everyone believed in miracles, but very few believed that girls should learn to read. Yet Osnat's father was a great scholar whose house was filled with books. And she convinced him to teach her. Then, she in turn grew up to teach others, becoming a wise scholar in her own right, the world's first female rabbi! Some say Osnat performed miracles - like healing a dove who had been shot by a hunter! Or saving a congregation from fire! But, perhaps, her greatest feat was to be a light of inspiration for other girls and boys, to show that any person who can learn might find a path that none have walked before.

©2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 15 mins
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition

5 ratings

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Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world.

©2015 William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Dial Books for Young Readers, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.

Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
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Survivors

4 ratings

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Gripping and inspiring, these true stories of bravery, terror, and hope chronicle nine different children's experiences during the Holocaust. These are the true-life accounts of nine Jewish boys and girls whose lives spiraled into danger and fear as the Holocaust overtook Europe.    In a time of great horror, these children each found a way to make it through the nightmare of war. Some made daring escapes into the unknown, others disguised their true identities, and many witnessed unimaginable horrors. But what they all shared was the unshakable belief in - and hope for - survival. Their legacy of courage in the face of hatred will move you, captivate you, and ultimately, inspire you.

©2004 The Wordsellers, Inc. (P)2018 Tantor

Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
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Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World

138 ratings

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Exclusively on Audible, hilarious history for ages eight and up Did you know that most of our dinosaur fossils were discovered because two grown men absolutely hated each other? It’s true!  Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World is a riotous audio exclusive, like if Monty Python taught your history class. Each volume of four 30-minute histories will dig into the petty name-calling and grumbling grudges that led to many of the world’s greatest advancements, all delivered with a cheeky sense of humor.  Choose sides: Cope or Marsh, the jerks who discovered so many dinosaurs; Hamilton or Burr, whose rivalry fueled American politics; Queen Elizabeth or Mary Queen of Scots, who fought to rule England; Adidas or Puma, whose rivalry changed the world of sports and fashion.  Kidnappings, rock fights, duels, and explosions, Rivals! shows world leaders at their absolute best and their worst, often at the same time. 

©2018 Scott McCormick (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Daphne Odjig: Potawatomi's Celebrated Visual Artist Who Told the Stories of Her People

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Daphne Odjig was a self-taught visual artist who showcased her originality, social awareness, and feminism to create masterpieces that are reflective of he Anishinaabe culture. Daphne gave the indigenous people of Canada a voice to the foreground of contemporary art. See the world through Daphne Odjig’s eyes. Listen to her story today.

©2020 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd. (P)2021 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd.

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George Muller

9 ratings

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With scarcely enough food or money for his own family, George Müller (1805-1898) opened his heart and home. Sustained by God's provision, the Müller house "Breakfast Club" of thirty orphans grew to five large houses that ultimately over ten thousand children would call home. George Müller trusted God with a depth rarely seen. His faith and generosity set a standard for Christians of all generations.

©2012 YWAM Publishing (P)2012 YWAM Publishing

Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World

Summary

A continuation of the New York Times best-selling series, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is packed with 100 bedtime stories about the lives of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present. This volume recognizes women who leave their homeland to seek refuge, to realize their dreams, and to share their invaluable contributions with the world. The latest installment in the New York Times best-selling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, featuring 100 immigrant women who have shaped, and will continue to shape, our world. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is the third book in the New York Times best-selling series for children. Packed with 100 all-new bedtime stories about the lives of incredible female figures from the past and the present, this volume recognizes women who left their birth countries for a multitude of reasons: Some for new opportunities, some out of necessity. Listeners will whip up a plate with Asma Khan, strategize global affairs alongside Madeleine Albright, venture into business with Rihanna, and many more.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Elena Favilli (P)2020 Listening Library

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Viola Desmond: A Woman's Brave Stand Against Discrimination in Canada

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Viola Desmond was an accidental game changer. She built a career as a beautician and businesswoman. But her one act of defiance triggered a revolution in which the Black people of Nova Scotia began to stand up for their rights. Back in the days, there was an unspoken rule on segregation based on color. Viola challenged that rule when she stood in court. Listen to her inspiring story today.

©2020 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd. (P)2021 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd.

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Fatty Legs (10th Anniversary Edition)

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The beloved story of an Inuvialuit girl standing up to the bullies of residential school, now available as an audiobook for a new generation of listeners. Margaret Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton’s powerful story of residential school in the far North has been reissued to commemorate the memoir’s 10th anniversary with updates to the text, reflections on the book’s impact, and a bonus chapter from the acclaimed follow-up, A Stranger at Home. New content includes a foreword from Dr. Debbie Reese, noted Indigenous scholar and founder of American Indians in Children’s Literature, while Christy Jordan-Fenton, mother of Margaret’s grandchildren and a key player in helping Margaret share her stories, discusses the impact of the book in a new preface. With important updates since it first hit the shelves a decade ago, this audiobook edition of Fatty Legs will continue to resonate with listeners young and old.  New and updated content includes: A note on the right to silence. This piece asks listeners to be mindful that not all survivors of residential school will wish to talk about their experiences, and that their silence should be respected. Audiobook features original song “Say Your Name” by acclaimed artist Keith Secola, a song inspired by Olemaun's story. See the video at youtu.be/eReBSbN-4lE. A table of contents to ensure all the added materials are easy to find. A foreword by noted Indigenous scholar Debbie Reese (Nambé Pueblo), founder of American Indians in Children’s Literature. The foreword discusses the biased portrayal of Indigenous people in children’s literature throughout history and the exclusion of Indigenous people from the ability to tell their own stories. A preface by Christy Jordan-Fenton sharing the way she first heard Margaret-Olemaun’s story of going away to residential school. It also covers the impact of the book and how much has changed in the past 10 years. A note on language. This piece reviews the universal changes in language that have been made to the book since the original edition and also establishes the language choices made in the new material. A note on the writing process. This piece by Christy explores how she works with Margaret-Olemaun to get Olemaun’s stories down on paper. A revised and updated afterword by Christy Jordan-Fenton.

©2020 Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton and Christy Jordan-Fenton (P)2021 Annick Press

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Thomas Jefferson

Summary

Thomas Jefferson is perhaps best known for writing the Declaration of Independence--but there's so much more to discover. This energetic man was interested in everything. He played violin, spoke seven languages, and was a scientist, naturalist, botanist, mathematician, and architect. He designed his magnificent home, Monticello, which is full of objects he collected from around the world. Our first foodie, he grew more than 15 kinds of peas and advocated a mostly vegetarian diet. And, oh yes, as our third president,he doubled the size of the United States and sent Lewis and Clark to explore it.

©2014 Maira Kalman (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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The Plot to Kill Hitler

1 rating

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Perfect for fans of suspenseful nonfiction, such as books by Steve Sheinkin, this is a pause-resistant narrative about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor and pacifist who became an unlikely hero during World War II and took part in a plot to kill Hitler. Written by two-time National Book Award finalist Patricia McCormick, author of Sold and Never Fall Down and coauthor of the young readers' edition of I Am Malala. It was April 5, 1943, and the Gestapo would arrive at any minute. Dietrich Bonhoeffer had been expecting this day for a long time. He had put his papers in order - and left a few notes specifically for Hitler's men to see. Two SS agents climbed the stairs and told the boyish-looking Bonhoeffer to come with them. He calmly said good-bye to his parents, put his Bible under his arm, and left. Upstairs there was proof, in his own handwriting, that this quiet young minister was part of a conspiracy to kill Adolf Hitler. This compelling, brilliantly researched account includes the remarkable discovery that Bonhoeffer was one of the first people to provide evidence to the Allies that Jews were being deported to death camps. It takes listeners from his privileged early childhood to the studies and travel that would introduce him to peace activists around the world - eventually putting this gentle, scholarly pacifist on a deadly course to assassinate one of the most ruthless dictators in history. The Plot to Kill Hitler provides fascinating insights into what makes someone stand up for what's right when no one else is standing with them. It is a question that every generation must answer again and again.

©2016 Patricia McCormick (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
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Nellie McClung: The Witty Human Rights Activist, Author & Legislator of Canada

Summary

Nellie McClung dared to challenge the status quo. When she was still alive, women were not allowed to vote and were treated unequally. Together with the “Famous Five”, Nellie petitioned the Supreme Court to allow women to vote and be eligible for public office. Nellie’s story was one of strength, determination, courage, and bravery. Listen to her story today.

©2020 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd. (P)2021 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd.

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Becoming Kareem

5 ratings

Summary

The first memoir for young listeners by sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. At one time Lew Alcindor was just another kid from New York City with all the usual problems: He struggled with fitting in, with pleasing a strict father, and with overcoming shyness that made him feel socially awkward. But with a talent for basketball and an unmatched team of supporters, Lew Alcindor was able to transform and to become Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. From a childhood made difficult by racism and prejudice to a record-smashing career on the basketball court as an adult, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's life was packed with "coaches" who taught him right from wrong and led him on the path to greatness. His parents, coaches Jack Donahue and John Wooden, Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee, and many others played important roles in Abdul-Jabbar's life and sparked him to become an activist for social change and advancement. The inspiration from those around him and his drive to find his own path in life are highlighted in this personal and awe-inspiriting journey. Written especially for young listeners, Becoming Kareem chronicles how Kareem Abdul-Jabbar become the icon and legend he is today, both on and off the court. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Finding Winnie: International Edition

Summary

Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. And she was a girl! In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war. Harry Colebourn's real-life great-granddaughter tells the true story of a remarkable friendship and an even more remarkable journey - from the fields of Canada to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England...and finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made another new friend: a real boy named Christopher Robin.  Here is the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.

©2015 Lindsay Mattick (P)2020 Recorded Books, Inc.

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Tom the Mighty Explorer

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This audio version of Tom the Mighty Explorer, a book for children aged 6-10 years, is based on the life and adventures of Tom Crean, the Irish explorer who served on three expeditions to Antarctica in the early 20th century.  Awarded the Albert Medal for bravery in 1913, Crean's heroic exploits are legendary yet have remained little known outside of those in the Polar community. Accompanied by sound effects, the story is brought to life as you travel with Tom on the historic journeys he made during his lifetime. His is a story of hardship, escape, and triumph over adversities in the most unforgiving terrain on our planet. Crean's story is inspiring, fun, and sometimes sad and is a great introduction to the incredible tale of a real-life hero who children will warm to. Adapted for children from the biography Crean: The Extraordinary Life of an Irish Hero, the book which gave rise to a revision of Tom Crean's timeline in the Dictionary of Irish Biography, Tom the Mighty Explorer is a fact-based account that provides a great insight into the history of an era in which world firsts were eagerly sought by explorers of the age who could only achieve glory with men such as Crean alongside them.

©2020 Tim Foley (P)2021 Tim Foley

Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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Rosemarie Kuptana: The Female Leader Who Fought for the Rights of the Inuit People

Summary

Rosemarie Kuptana is no ordinary woman. She is a Canadian politician and an Inuit rights activist. She is also a broadcaster and a journalist. But did you know that she was born on an igloo while her parents were out hunting? Her birth into the world is the best introduction to her story of great will and greater actions. Listen to know more about Rosemarie today.

©2020 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd. (P)2021 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd.

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Who Was Rosa Parks?

2 ratings

Summary

In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement".

©2010 Yona Zeldis McDonough (P)2016 Listening Library

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Looking at Lincoln

Summary

Lincoln's legacy is everywhere--there he is on your penny and five-dollar bill. And we are still the United States because Lincoln helped hold them together. But who was he really? The little girl in this audiobook wants to find out. Among the many other things, she discovers our sixteenth president was a man who believed in freedom for all; had a dog named Fido; loved Mozart, apples, and his wife's vanilla cake; and kept his notes in his hat.

©2012 Maira Kalman (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

2 ratings

Summary

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott and was soon organizing black people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights. Maintaining nonviolent and peaceful tactics even when his life was threatened, King was also an advocate for the poor and spoke out against racial and economic injustice until his death - from an assassin's bullet - in 1968.  Clearly spoken in language that explains this tumultuous time in history, this Who Was? audiobook celebrates the vision and the legacy of a remarkable man.

©2008 Bonnie Bader (P)2019 Listening Library

Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

Summary

Bloomsbury presents Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst, read by Kate Pankhurst, with Adjoa Andoh, Harriet Carmichael and Paul Panting. Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards 2018. Kate Pankhurst, descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst, has created this wildly wonderful and accessible audiobook. Discover fascinating facts about some of the most amazing women who changed the world. Fly through the sky with the incredible explorer Amelia Earhart, and hear all about the wonderful adventures of Mary Seacole. Bursting full of astounding facts, music and sound effects, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is the perfect introduction to just a few of the most incredible women who helped shape the world we live in. List of women featured: Jane Austen, Gertrude Ederle, Coco Chanel, Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie, Mary Anning, Mary Seacole, Amelia Earhart, Agent Fifi, Sacagawa, Emmeline Pankhurst, Rosa Parks and Anne Frank.

©2016 Kate Pankhurst (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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Who Was Thomas Jefferson?

1 rating

Summary

Did you know that John Adams had to coax Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence? It's true. The shy Virginia statesman refused at first, but then went on to author one of our nation's most important and inspiring documents. The third US president, Jefferson was also an architect, inventor, musician, farmer, and - what is certainly the most troubling aspect of his life - a slave owner. Finally, here's a biography for kids that unveils the many facets of this founding father's remarkable and complicated life.

©2003 Dennis Brindell Fradin (P)2019 Listening Library

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I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.

Summary

We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times best-selling biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. Even as a child, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shocked by the terrible and unfair way African-American people were treated. When he grew up, he decided to do something about it - peacefully, with powerful words. He helped gather people together for nonviolent protests and marches, and he always spoke up about loving other human beings and doing what’s right. He spoke about the dream of a kinder future, and bravely led the way toward racial equality in America.  This lively, New York Times best-selling biography series inspires kids to dream big, one great role model at a time. You’ll want to collect each audiobook.

©2019 Brad Meltzer (P)2019 Listening Library

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ADHD and Me

Summary

Meet eight-year-old Malory. Malory has a learning disability, but she doesn't let that stop her from enjoying her life.  Whenever she is feeling blue, her mother and father remind her of the list of those who love her.  Ms. Julie, her art teacher, understands what it is like to be different. She was born with autism. Ms. Julie encourages Malory to express herself through art. Inspired by a true story, this heartwarming story inspires hope, and reminds us of the truth that we sometimes forget - our differences make us beautiful....

©2017 Chelsea Radojcic (P)2021 Chelsea Radojcic

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Proud (Young Readers Edition)

Summary

The inspiring all-American story of faith, family, hard work, and perseverance by Olympic fencer, activist, and Time "100 Most Influential People" honoree Ibtihaj Muhammad At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Ibtihaj Muhammad smashed barriers as the first American to compete wearing hijab, and made history as the first Muslim American woman to medal. But it wasn't an easy road - in a sport most popular among wealthy white people, Ibtihaj often felt out of place. Ibtihaj was fast, hardworking, and devoted to her faith, but rivals and teammates (as well as coaches and officials) pointed out her differences, insisting she would never succeed. Yet Ibtihaj powered on. Her inspiring journey from a young outsider to an Olympic hero is a relatable, memorable, and uniquely American tale of hard work, determination, and self-reliance. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Ibtihaj Muhammad (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
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Alanis Obomsawin: Filmmaker, Singer & Storyteller of the Abenaki Nation

Summary

Alanis Obomsawin used the art of documentary film making to bring into public consciousness the plight of the indigenous people of Canada. As a member of the Abenaki Nation herself, Alanis encountered bullying and the promotion of European cultural superiority in her community. She then used that experience as a stepping stone to becoming an award-winning filmmaker. Listen to her story today.

©2020 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd. (P)2021 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd.

Length: 15 mins
Available on Audible
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I Am Jackie Robinson

Summary

This New York Times best-selling biography series by Brad Meltzer has an inspiring message: We can all be heroes. Jackie Robinson always loved sports, especially baseball. But he lived at a time before the Civil Rights Movement, when the rules weren't fair to African Americans. Even though Jackie was a great athlete, he wasn't allowed on the best teams just because of the color of his skin. Jackie knew that sports were best when everyone, of every color, played together. He became the first black player in Major League Baseball, and his bravery changed African-American history and led the way to equality in all sports in America. This engaging series is the perfect way to bring American history to life for young children, providing them with the right role models, supplementing Common Core learning in the classroom, and best of all, inspiring them to strive and dream.

©2019 Brad Meltzer (P)2019 Listening Library

Author: Brad Meltzer
Length: 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Women in Sports

Summary

Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of 50 notable women athletes from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakers in more than 40 sports. The athletes featured include well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, as well as lesser-known champions like Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a professional men's league, and skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee. The book also contains information on topics that sporty women want to know about such as muscle anatomy, a timeline of women's participation in sports, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and influential women's teams. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for today's athletes.

©2017 Rachel Ignotofsky (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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I Am Anne Frank

Summary

The 22nd book in the New York Times best-selling series of biographies about heroes tells the story of Anne Frank, the young Jewish girl who documented her life while hiding from the Nazis during World War II. This engaging biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great - the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of an icon in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction listeners. This volume features Anne Frank, whose courage and hope during a time of terror are still an inspiration for people around the world today.

©2020 Brad Meltzer (P)2020 Listening Library

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Rising Above

Summary

Team USA goalkeeper Tim Howard was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome in sixth grade. He went on to become a national treasure after single-handedly keeping America competitive in the 2014 World Cup. Stephen Curry was told he was too small, too weak, and too slow to even receive a scholarship to play college basketball. He outworked everyone and went on to become MVP of the National Basketball Association. Jim Abbott was born without his right hand, yet he refused to be defined by what he lacked. He went on to pitch a no-hitter in the Major Leagues. Athlete after athlete in this book found discipline, hope, and inspiration on the playing field, rising above their circumstances. Filled with first-hand accounts from stars who exemplify the idea of enduring at all costs, this collection of sports biographies will serve as a must-listen source of inspiration for kids and sports fans of all ages.

©2016 Gregory Zuckerman, Elijah Zuckerman, and Gabriel Zuckerman (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: JD Jackson
Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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The Truths We Hold (Young Readers Edition)

Summary

Now adapted for young listeners, Vice President Kamala Harris' empowering memoir about the values and inspirations that guided her life. With her election to the vice presidency, her election to the US Senate, and her position as attorney general of California, Kamala Harris has blazed trails throughout her entire political career. But how did she achieve her goals? What values and influences guided and inspired her along the way?  In this young readers edition of Kamala Harris’ memoir, we learn about the impact that her family and community had on her life and see what led her to discover her own sense of self and purpose. The Truths We Hold traces her journey as she explored the values she holds most dear - those of community, equality, and justice.  An inspiring and empowering memoir, this book challenges us to become leaders in our own lives and shows us that with determination and perseverance all dreams are possible. 

©2019 Kamala Harris (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Robin Miles
Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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I Am Rosa Parks

Summary

"We can all be heroes" is the message entertainingly told in this biography series from number-one New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer. “Kids always search for heroes, so we might as well have a say in it”, Brad Meltzer realized, and so he envisioned this friendly, fun approach to biography - for his own kids, and for yours. Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in a vivacious, conversational way that works well for the youngest children, those who aren’t quite ready for the Who Was biography series. Each focuses on a particular character trait that made that role model heroic. For example, Rosa Parks dared to stand up for herself and other African Americans by staying seated, and as a result she helped end public bus segregation and launch the country’s Civil Rights Movement.  This engaging series is the perfect way to bring American history to life for young children, providing them with the right role models, supplementing Common Core learning in the classroom, and best of all, inspiring them to strive and dream.

©2019 Brad Meltzer (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Robin Miles, Various
Author: Brad Meltzer
Length: 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Albert Einstein?

3 ratings

Summary

Everyone has heard of Albert Einstein - but what exactly did he do? How much do kids really know about Albert Einstein besides the funny hair and genius label? For instance, do they know that he was expelled from school as a kid? Finally, here's the story of Albert Einstein's life, told in a fun, engaging way that clearly explores the world he lived in and changed.

©2002 Jess Brallier (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Frida Kahlo?

Summary

You can always recognize a painting by Kahlo because she is in nearly all of them, with her black braided hair and colorful Mexican outfits. A brave woman who was an invalid most of her life, she transformed herself into a living work of art. As famous for her self-portraits and haunting imagery as she was for her marriage to another famous artist, Diego Rivera, this strong and courageous painter was inspired by the ancient culture and history of her beloved homeland, Mexico. Her paintings continue to inform and inspire popular culture around the world.

©2016 Sarah Fabiny (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Marisol Ramirez
Author: Sarah Fabiny
Length: 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Rising Above

Summary

Growing up in a crime-plagued, gang-infested neighborhood, Venus and Serena Williams were led to believe their environment was not a place where dreams could come true. It took a relentless determination, a burning desire to be the best, and a willingness to conquer racial barriers for them to emerge as tennis legends. Simone Biles was raised by a single mother with addiction issues, forcing her grandparents to intervene. But Simone soon discovered balance beams and gymnastics mats, setting her on a path toward Olympic greatness. Carli Lloyd, meanwhile, believed her youth soccer career was really starting to take off, only to be cut from her team. Instead of quitting the sport she loved, Carli rebuilt her confidence from the ground up, ultimately becoming one of the leaders on the World Cup Champion US Women's Soccer team. The athletes featured in this book met earth-shaking challenges head on, and through hard work and perseverance, went on to conquer the sports world. This collection of mini biographies, complete with first-hand content drawn from interviews, is a source of inspiration and self-empowerment for kids and sports fans of all ages.

©2018 Gregory Zuckerman, Gabriel Zuckerman, and Elijah Zuckerman (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Gabra Zackman
Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider

Summary

Acclaimed biographer Jean Fritz writes the remarkable story of Alexander Hamilton, one of America's most influential and fascinating founding fathers, and his untimely death in a duel with Aaron Burr.  Born in the British West Indies, Hamilton arrived in New York as an "outsider". He fought in the Revolution and became Washington's most valuable aide-de-camp. He was there with Washington, Madison, and the others writing the Constitution. He was the first secretary of the treasury as the country struggled to become unified and independent.  Fritz's talent for bringing historical figures to life is at its best as she shares her fascination with this man of action who was honorable, ambitious, and fiercely loyal to his adopted country. 

©2016 Jean Fritz (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Arthur Morey
Author: Jean Fritz
Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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I Will Always Write Back

5 ratings

Summary

The true story of an all-American girl and a boy from an impoverished city in Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever. It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. All the other kids picked countries like France or Germany, but when Caitlin saw Zimbabwe written on the board, it sounded like the most exotic place she had ever heard of - so she chose it. Martin was lucky even to receive a pen-pal letter. There were only 10 letters and 40 kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one. That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives. In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends - and better people - through letters. Their story will inspire listeners to look beyond their own lives and wonder about the world at large and their place in it.

©2015 Caitlin Alifirenka, Martin Ganda (P)2015 Hachette Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Malala

Summary

A chapter book edition of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai's best-selling story of courageously standing up for girls' education. Malala's memoir of a remarkable teenage girl who risked her life for the right to go to school is now abridged and adapted for chapter book listeners. Raised in a changing Pakistan by an enlightened father from a poor background and a beautiful, illiterate mother, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. Her story of bravery and determination in the face of extremism is more timely than ever. In this edition, Malala tells her story in clear, accessible language perfect for children who are too old for Malala's Magic Pencil and too young for her middle-grade memoir. Featuring a simplified back matter, Malala teaches a new audience the value of speaking out against intolerance and hate: an inspiring message of hope in Malala's own words. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Malala Yousafzai (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Neela Vaswani
Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Malala

Summary

Despite an attempt on her life by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai has continued to fight for the rights of children to become educated. As the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, her courage and conviction continue to push her to fight for what she believes in.  This riveting and inspiring biography tells the story of a young girl whose bravery and intellect continue to amaze the world.

©2017 Raphaële Frier (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Is Malala Yousafzai?

Summary

Malala Yousafzai was a girl who loved to learn but was told that girls would no longer be allowed to go to school. She wrote a blog that called attention to what was happening in her beautiful corner of Pakistan and realized that words can bring about change. She has continued to speak out for the right of all children to have an education. In 2014, she won the Nobel Peace Prize.

©2015 Dinah Brown (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Soneela Nankani
Length: 59 mins
Available on Audible
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I Am Gandhi

Summary

Gandhi's peaceful revolution is the focus of this audiobook, part of the inspiring New York Times best-selling biography series about heroes. As a young man in India, Gandhi saw firsthand how people were treated unfairly. Refusing to accept injustice, he came up with a brilliant way to fight back through quiet, peaceful protest. He took his methods with him from South Africa back to India, where he led a nonviolent revolution that freed his country from British rule. Through his calm, steady heroism, Gandhi changed everything for India and inspired civil rights movements all over the world, proving that the smallest of us can be the most powerful. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great - the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest children and that always includes the hero's childhood influences.

©2019 Brad Meltzer (P)2019 Listening Library

Author: Brad Meltzer
Length: 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Quake!

Summary

Buildings were weaving in and out, the street pitched like a stormy sea and bricks were raining down all around him.... Experience first hand through young Jacob what it was like living through this country’s most destructive earthquake!

©2006 Gail Langer Karwoski (P)2011 Audio Bookshelf

Narrator: Terry Bregy
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Not My Girl

Summary

Margaret can’t wait to see her family, but her homecoming is not what she expected. Two years ago, Margaret left her Arctic home for the outsiders’ school. Now she has returned and can barely contain her excitement as she rushes toward her waiting family - but her mother stands still as a stone. This strange, skinny child, with her hair cropped short, can’t be her daughter. “Not my girl!” she says angrily. Margaret’s years at school have changed her. Now 10 years old, she has forgotten her language and the skills to hunt and fish. She can’t even stomach her mother’s food. Her only comfort is in the books she learned to read at school. Gradually, Margaret relearns the words and ways of her people. With time, she earns her father’s trust enough to be given a dogsled of her own. As her family watches with pride, Margaret knows she has found her place once more. Based on the true story of Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, Not My Girl makes the original, award-winning memoir, A Stranger at Home, accessible to younger children. It is also a sequel to the picture book When I Was Eight. A poignant story of a determined young girl’s struggle to belong, it will both move and inspire listeners everywhere.

©2020 Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton (P)2021 Annick Press

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Who Was Charles Darwin?

1 rating

Summary

As a young boy, Charles Darwin hated school and was often scolded for conducting “useless” experiments. Yet his passion for the natural world was so strong that he suffered through terrible seasickness during his five-year voyage aboard The Beagle. Darwin collected new creatures from the coasts of Africa, South America, and the Galapagos Islands, and expanded his groundbreaking ideas that would change people's understanding of the natural world. This audiobook will make Darwin and his theory of evolution an exciting discovery for every young listener.

©2005 Deborah Hopkinson (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Length: 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Clara Hughes: The Only Canadian Athlete Who Won Medals at Two Olympic Games

Summary

Clara Hughes is famous for being the only Canadian to have won medals at the Olympic Summer and Olympic Winter Games. You can say that Clara was born to be an athlete, but it was her undying dedication to better her skills that made her a champion. If you want an inspiration to do better and to never give up, look up to Clara. Listen to her story today.

©2020 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd. (P)2021 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd.

Length: 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Just Ask!

Summary

A Number-One New York Times Best Seller! Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and award-winning artist Rafael Lopez create a kind and caring book about the differences that make each of us unique. Feeling different, especially as a kid, can be tough. But in the same way that different types of plants and flowers make a garden more beautiful and enjoyable, different types of people make our world more vibrant and wonderful. In Just Ask, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor celebrates the different abilities kids (and people of all ages) have. Using her own experience as a child who was diagnosed with diabetes, Justice Sotomayor writes about children with all sorts of challenges - and looks at the special powers those kids have as well. As the kids work together to build a community garden, asking questions of each other along the way, this book encourages listeners to do the same: When we come across someone who is different from us but we're not sure why, all we have to do is Just Ask. Praise for Just Ask: "An affirmative, delightfully diverse overview of disabilities." (Kirkus Reviews)

©2019 Sonia Sotomayor (P)2020 Listening Library

Length: 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Anne Frank?

2 ratings

Summary

In her amazing diary, Anne Frank revealed the challenges and dreams common for any young girl. But Hitler brought her childhood to an end and forced her and her family into hiding. Who Was Anne Frank? looks closely at Anne’s life before the secret annex, what life was like in hiding, and the legacy of her diary.

©2007 Grosset & Dunlap (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Author: Ann Abramson
Length: 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Terry Fox

Summary

Who was Terry Fox? Why do Canadians name schools, roads, buildings, and parks after him? Know Terry Fox’s story through this educational book for kids. Be inspired by his determination, hardwork, and a spirit too strong for cancer to beat. Listening to biography stories will shape your child’s understanding of intrinsic human values that should be nurtured. Encourage your child to begin listening today.

©2020 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd. (P)2021 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd.

Narrator: Frank Block
Length: 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Jim Thorpe, Original All-American

Summary

Jim Thorpe was one of the greatest athletes who ever lived. He played professional football, major league baseball, and won Olympic gold medals in track and field. But his life wasn't an easy one. Born on the Sac and Fox Reservation in 1887, he encountered much family tragedy, and was sent as a young boy to various Indian boarding schools: strict, cold institutions that didn't allow their students to hold on to their Native American languages and traditions. Jim ran away from school many times, until he found his calling at Pennsylvania's Carlisle Indian School. There, the now-legendary coach Pop Warner recognized Jim's athletic excellence and welcomed him onto the football and track teams. Focusing on Jim Thorpe's years at Carlisle, this book brings his early athletic career, and especially his college football days, to life, while also dispelling some myths about him and movingly depicting the Native American experience at the turn of the 20th century. This is a book for history buffs as well as sports fans: an illuminating and lively listen about a truly great American.

©2007 Joseph Bruchac (P)2007 Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Joseph Bruchac
Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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A Boy Called Slow

Summary

The true story of Sitting Bull from multi-award-winning author Joseph Bruchac. Anxious to be given a name as strong and brave as that of his father, a proud Lakota Sioux grows into manhood, acting with careful deliberation, determination, and bravery, which eventually earned him his proud new name: Sitting Bull. An ALA Notable Book

©1995 Joseph Bruchac (P)2018 Listening Library

Narrator: Scott Peterson
Length: 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Superheroes Are Everywhere

Summary

From Vice President Kamala Harris comes a memoir with an empowering message: Superheroes are all around us - and if we try, we can all be heroes, too. Now a number one New York Times best-seller! Before Kamala Harris was elected to the vice presidency, she was a little girl who loved superheroes. And when she looked around, she was amazed to find them everywhere! In her family, among her friends, even down the street - there were superheroes wherever she looked. And those superheroes showed her that all you need to do to be a superhero is to be the best you can be.  In this empowering and joyful memoir that speaks directly to kids, Kamala Harris takes listeners through her life and shows them that the power to make the world a better place is inside all of us. And with a guide to being a superhero at the end, this audiobook is sure to have kids taking up the superhero mantle (cape and mask optional). Praise for Superheroes Are Everywhere "This [book] offers a solid message: a superhero could be anyone, including you." (Booklist)

©2019 Kamala Harris (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Kamala Harris
Length: 11 mins
Available on Audible
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C. S. Lewis: The Story Teller

Summary

Adventures into another world, stories of mystery and wonder, these are what fascinated and excited Clive. He was just a boy but would sit for hours writing stories where animals came to life and lived and spoke just like human beings. This little boy grew up to become the world famous writer C. S. Lewis. However, throughout his life, he preferred to be called Jack. The reasons for this peculiar change of name and other interesting facts and stories about C. S. Lewis are retold in this book.  Originally written in the centenary year of his birth, this book takes you into the life of C. S. Lewis, the child, the scholar, the husband, the writer and the believer in God. Derick Bingham has researched this book thoroughly and has lovingly retold the story of this great storyteller.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

Narrator: Derek Perkins
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different

Summary

Boys will be boys and girls will be girls? Not in this book. The follow-up to Ben Brooks' New York Times best-selling Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, this book offers more extraordinary true stories of amazing people who broke the mold and changed the world for the better. The resulting message? Be yourself, and your dreams might come true. With the help of Quinton Winter's striking full-color illustrations, Brooks offers an accessible compilation of 76 famous and not-so-famous influencers from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule breaker and stereotype smasher in his or her own way. Entries include Emma Gonzalez, Andy Warhol, Bjork, Hans Christian Andersen, Sally Ride, and so many more - heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.

©2019 Ben Brooks, Quinton Wintor (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Go Ask Alice

23 ratings

Summary

Life at 15 isn't easy for a girl if she's shy and hates the way she looks. Each day is heaven or hell, depending on who talks to her, or who doesn't. So when she's finally accepted by a group, she doesn't refuse their party games, even if it means taking LSD. Soon she's taking little pills to wake up and others to go to sleep, and the days begin to blur. Leaving the secure, middle-class circle of her family, she travels into a nightmare realm of hustlers and dealers. Homeless, driven by drug highs and lows, she sometimes tries to regain control over her life. But it's much easier to just get high again. Based on a 15-year-old's diary, Go Ask Alice is the intimate account of one girl's fatal journey into the world of drug addiction. Poignant and unflinchingly honest, her story is a tragedy that is repeated in towns and cities across the country.

©2006 Lee Smith (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC

Narrator: Christina Moore
Author: Anonymous
Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Exploring the White House

1 rating

Summary

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Kate Andersen Brower shares a special inside look into the most famous home in America - and the lives of hardworking staff members and first ladies who’ve maintained it. Have you ever wondered what exactly goes on inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Sure, the president of the United States works and resides there, but do you know who helps keep this historic house running?  It’s no simple task, especially when there are important state events and foreign dignitaries - in addition to presidential pups, mischievous children, and even a couple of ghosts. And its Residence workers and first ladies make sure everything is in check and running smoothly.  Featuring fun facts, and memorable quotes from the residents and first ladies of the White House, Exploring the White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home is the perfect listen for any curious kid! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Kate Andersen Brower (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Is Wayne Gretzky?

Summary

After breaking or tying more than 60 records in hockey, it's no wonder that Wayne Gretzky is known as "The Great One". Born in Brantford, Ontario, on January 26, 1961, in a nation obsessed with the sport, he threw himself into the game practically from the time he first laced up a pair of skates. When he retired from the NHL in 1999, he had led several teams to Stanley Cup victories, competed in the Olympics, and changed the way hockey was played forever. Known for his love for family and as a truly decent human being, Wayne Gretzky is revealed as more than a sports legend in this easy-to-understand biography. 

©2016 Gail Herman and Nancy Harrison (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Erin Bennett
Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different

2 ratings

Summary

Winner of the Specsavers Children's Book of the Year 2018.   Daniel Radcliffe, Galileo Galilei, Nelson Mandela, Louis Armstrong, Grayson Perry, Louis Braille, Lionel Messi, King George VI, Jamie Oliver... All dared to be different. Prince charming, dragon slayer, mischievous prankster... More often than not, these are the role models boys encounter in the books they read at home and at school. As a boy, there is an assumption that you will conform to a stereotypical idea of masculinity. But what if you're the introvert kind? What if you prefer to pick up a book rather than a sword? What if you want to cry when you're feeling sad or angry? What if you like the idea of wearing a dress? There is an ongoing crisis with regards to young men and mental health, with unhelpful gender stereotypes contributing to this malaise. Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different offers a welcome alternative narrative. It is an extraordinary compilation of 100 stories of famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule breaker and innovator in his own way, and all going on to achieve amazing things. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dalí, Rimbaud, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Stormzy, Ai Weiwei and Jesse Owens - different sorts of heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world. A beautiful and transporting audiobook packed with stories of adventure and wonderment, it will appeal to those who need the courage to reject peer pressure and go against the grain. It is the must-have book for all those boys who worry about stuff and all those parents who worry about their boys who worry about stuff. It will educate and entertain while also encouraging and inspiring.

©2018 Ben Brooks, Quinton Winter (P)2018 Quercus Editions Limited

Author: Ben Brooks
Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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A Stranger at Home

Summary

Traveling to be reunited with her family in the arctic, 10-year-old Margaret Pokiak can hardly contain her excitement. It’s been two years since her parents delivered her to the school run by the dark-cloaked nuns and brothers. Coming ashore, Margaret spots her family, but her mother barely recognizes her, screaming, “Not my girl”. Margaret realizes she is now marked as an outsider. And Margaret is an outsider: She has forgotten the language and stories of her people, and she can’t even stomach the food her mother prepares. However, Margaret gradually relearns her language and her family’s way of living. Along the way, she discovers how important it is to remain true to the ways of her people - and to herself. This first-person account of a young girl’s struggle to find her place will inspire young listeners to ask what it means to belong.

©2011 Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton (P)2021 Annick Press

Available on Audible
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How the Beatles Changed the World

Summary

The Beatles' first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, has been called "a night that changed the course of American culture". More than 70 million television viewers - the largest-ever audience for an entertainment show - watched the Beatles' performance that February 9, 1964. It was only the beginning. Had the Beatles been simply the most successful musical group of all time, their place in history would be secure. But they were much, much more. The Beatles changed popular culture forever. They changed the way people listened to music and experienced its role in their lives. And they were even more. For as their work matured, they became nothing less than the embodiment of the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s. Listeners will also discover how the Beatles became prisoners of their own success and how, by retreating into the recording studio, they attained even greater heights by creating songs and albums of such meaning and of such influence that the entire nature and importance of popular music was profoundly altered.

©2014 Martin W. Sandler (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Stephen Hoye
Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Going Solo

21 ratings

Summary

Superb stories, daring deeds, fantastic adventures! Going Solo is the action-packed tale of Roald Dahl's exploits as a World War II pilot. Learn all about his encounters with the enemy, his worldwide travels, the life-threatening injuries he sustained in a plane accident, and the rest of his sometimes bizarre, often unnerving, and always colorful adventures. Told with the same irresistible appeal that has made Roald Dahl one of the world's best-loved writers, Going Solo brings you directly into the action and into the mind of this fascinating man.

©2009 Roald Dahl (P)2013 Penguin

Narrator: Dan Stevens
Author: Roald Dahl
Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Within Reach

1 rating

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In May 1996 the media scrambled to document the gripping story of 16-year-old Mark Pfetzer's expedition to Mount Everest. Not only was he the youngest climber ever to attempt the summit, he also witnessed the tragedy documented in Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air, in which eight climbers perished in a sudden storm. Within Reach is Mark's extraordinary account of this experience and of his triumphs over several other challenging peaks. At once triumphant and tragic, this story will be an inspiration to climbers, athletes, and armchair enthusiasts alike.

©1998 Mark Pfetzer and Jack Galvin (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Jeremy Beck
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Is J. K. Rowling?

3 ratings

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Everyone loves Harry Potter. Now kids can learn about Harry's creator! In 1995, on a four-hour-delayed train from Manchester to London, J. K. Rowling conceived of the idea of a boy wizard named Harry Potter. Upon arriving in London, she began immediately writing the first book in the saga. Rowling's true-life, rags-to-riches story is as compelling as the world of Hogwarts that she created. This biography details not only Rowling's life and her love of literature but the story behind the creation of a modern classic.

©2012 Pamela D. Pollack and Meg Belviso (P)2016 Listening Library

Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Chance

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From a beloved voice in children’s literature comes this landmark memoir of hope amid harrowing times and an engaging and unusual Holocaust story. With backlist sales of over 2.3 million copies, Uri Shulevitz, one of FSG BYR’s most acclaimed picture-book creators, details the eight-year odyssey of how he and his Jewish family escaped the terrors of the Nazis by fleeing Warsaw for the Soviet Union in Chance. It was during those years, with threats at every turn, that the young Uri experienced his awakening as an artist, an experience that played a key role during this difficult time. By turns dreamlike and nightmarish, this heavily illustrated account of determination, courage, family loyalty, and the luck of coincidence is a true publishing event.  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year - 2020 NYTBR Notable Children's BOTY - 2020 Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year - 2020 A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux 

©2020 Uri Shulevitz (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Fred Berman
Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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She Persisted Around the World

Summary

The companion to Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger's number one New York Times best seller, She Persisted. Perfect for tiny activists, mini feminists and little kids who are ready to take on the world.   Women around the world have long dreamed big, even when they've been told their dreams didn't matter. They've spoken out, risen up, and fought for what's right, even when they've been told to be quiet. Whether in science, the arts, sports or activism, women and girls throughout history have been determined to break barriers and change the status quo. They haven't let anyone get in their way and have helped us better understand our world and what's possible.  In this companion book to She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World, Chelsea Clinton introduces readers to a group of 13 incredible women who have shaped history all across the globe. She Persisted Around the World is a book for everyone who has ever aimed high and been told to step down, for everyone who has ever raised their voice and been told to quiet down, and for everyone who has ever felt small, unimportant or unworthy. This inspiring text shows listeners of all ages that no matter what obstacles come their way, they have the power to persist and succeed.   This book features: Marie Curie, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Viola Desmond, Sissi Lima do Amor, Leymah Gbowee, Caroline Herschel, Wangari Maathai, Aisha Rateb, J.K. Rowling, Kate Sheppard, Yuan Yuan Tan, Mary Verghese and Malala Yousafzai.  "Clinton again writes in a measured tone that is at once celebratory and defiant. Boiger's watercolor and ink artwork exudes warmth and subtle power." (Publishers Weekly)

©2018 Chelsea Clinton (P)2018 Listening Library

Narrator: Chelsea Clinton
Length: 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Chinese Cinderella

3 ratings

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An ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Publishers Weekly Best Book, Chinese Cinderella is the story of author Adeline Yen Mah’s childhood. Adeline is just three days old when her mother dies. She is blamed for the death and considered bad luck. For years, she tries to please her family, wanting only acceptance and love, but often facing rejection. Finally, after discovering literature, she is given the chance to succeed.

©1999 Adeline Yen Mah (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Felice Yeh
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Marie Curie?

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Born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the two soon married, forming one of the most famous scientific partnerships in history. Together they discovered two elements and won a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Later, Marie won another Nobel award for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July 4, 1934, a victim of many years of exposure to toxic radiation. 

©2014 Megan Stine (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Sarah Scott
Author: Megan Stine
Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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The Day the President Was Shot

Summary

The year was 1981. Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan was shot after leaving a speaking engagement in Washington, DC. The quick action of the Secret Service and medical professionals saved the president's life. Mere days after his near-death experience, Reagan's personal strength propelled him back into his presidential duties. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing Reagan, with characteristically gripping storytelling, this story explores the events of the day Reagan was shot. From the scene of the shooting and the dramatic action of the Secret Service to the FBI's interrogation of the shooter, the life-saving measures of the medical professionals, and the president's extraordinary recovery, this is a pause-resisting account of an attempted assassination and its aftermath. The introduction to this audiobook is read by Bill O'Reilly.

©2016 Bill O'Reilly (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Length: 3 hrs
Available on Audible
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Kateri Tekakwitha: The First Aboriginal Woman Saint Who Died "Beautiful"

Summary

Kateri Tekakwitha lost all reasons to smile when an epidemic of smallpox in her village made her an orphan. But instead of giving up, she persevered to live on. Kateri was a pious girl who defied tradition by choosing to convert to Christianity. She was the first North American aboriginal person to become a saint. Listen to her inspiring story today.

©2020 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd. (P)2021 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd.

Length: 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Sacagawea?

Summary

Sacagawea was only 16 when she made one of the most remarkable journeys in American history, traveling 4,500 miles by foot, canoe, and horse - all while carrying a baby on her back! Without her, the Lewis and Clark expedition might have failed.  Through this engaging audiobook, kids will understand the reasons that today, 200 years later, she is still remembered and immortalized on a golden dollar coin.

©2002 Dennis Brindell Fradin and Judith Bloom Fradin (P)2019 Listening Library

Available on Audible
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Shaken: Young Reader's Edition

Summary

Your identity is defined - not by changing circumstances - but an unchanging God!  Whether you're celebrating an incredible victory or facing life's biggest disappointment, your response will reveal who you really are. In this powerful book designed specifically for young Christians, Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow provides an intimate look into how he's been able to face professional triumphs and defeats and still emerge with his faith and identity intact.  In Shaken: The Young Reader's Edition, Tebow shares his insight for shaping an identity based not on your highs and lows, but on God. He examines the courageous lives of Biblical figures and the many inspirational people he's met to show you how to:  Overcome your fears and accept God's perfect, unconditional love  Transform your insecurities into opportunities for growth  Embrace your unique, God-given talents to make a difference in your world  With honesty that speaks directly to the heart, Tebow will inspire you to build a God-centered identity and begin today to live out your divine purpose!

©2017 Timothy R. Tebow (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Adam Verner
Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Marine!

Summary

The gripping story of an extraordinary American hero, the most decorated man in US Marine Corps history, from a New York Times best-selling author.    In the glorious chronicles of the US Marine Corps, no name is more revered than that of Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller. The only fighting man to receive the Navy Cross five separate times - a military honor second only to the Congressional Medal of Honor - he was the epitome of a professional warrior. A son of the South, descendant of Robert E. Lee, and cousin to George S. Patton, Puller began his enlisted career during World War I and moved up through the ranks as he proved his battlefield mettle in Haiti and Nicaragua, with the Horse Marines in Peking, in the Pacific Theater of World War II, and in the nightmarish winter engagements of the Korean War.    Fearless and seemingly indestructible, adored by the troops he championed yet forced into early retirement by a high command that resented his "lowly" beginnings and unwillingness to play politics, Puller remains one of most towering figures in American military history. Bestselling military biographer Burke Davis paints the definitive portrait of this extraordinary marine hero.

©1962 Burke Davis (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Bill Thatcher
Author: Burke Davis
Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Helen Keller?

1 rating

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At age two, Helen Keller became deaf and blind. She lived in a world of silence and darkness and she spent the rest of her life struggling to break through it. But with the help of teacher Annie Sullivan, Helen learned to read, write, and do many amazing things. This inspiring biography is perfect for young middle-grade listeners.

©2003 Gare Thompson (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Farewell to Manzanar

Summary

During World War II a community called Manzanar was hastily created in the high mountain desert country of California, east of the Sierras. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese-American internees. One of the first families to arrive was the Wakatsukis, who were ordered to leave their fishing business in Long Beach and take with them only the belongings they could carry. For Jeanne Wakatsuki, a seven-year-old child, Manzanar became a way of life in which she struggled and adapted, observed and grew. For her father it was essentially the end of his life. At age 37, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston recalls life at Manzanar through the eyes of the child she was. She tells of her fear, confusion, and bewilderment as well as the dignity and great resourcefulness of people in oppressive and demeaning circumstances. Written with her husband, Jeanne delivers a powerful first-person account that reveals her search for the meaning of Manzanar. Farewell to Manzanar has become a staple of curriculum in schools and on campuses across the country. Last year the San Francisco Chronicle named it one of the 20th century’s 100 best nonfiction books from west of the Rockies.

©1973 James D. Houston. Afterword © 2002 by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston (P)2019 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

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Eleanor

Summary

Though she came from a wealthy and privileged family, Eleanor Roosevelt grew up in a cheerless household that left her lonely and shy. Years passed before Eleanor began to discover in herself the qualities of intelligence, compassion, and strength that made her a remarkable woman.  In Eleanor, two-time Caldecott Medal winner Barbara Cooney paints a meticulously researched, lushly detailed picture of Eleanor's childhood world - but most importantly, she captures the essence of the little girl whose indomitable spirit would make her one of the greatest and most beloved first ladies of all time.

©1999 Barbara Cooney (P)2018 Listening Library

Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Length: 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Guys Read: True Stories

Summary

Visiting the dentist - in ancient Egypt Spending a night in the jungle - with giant tarantulas Wrestling with a grizzly bear - and living to tell the tale  The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features 10 stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable - and 100% true. A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides something for every listener, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Compiled and edited by real-life literature legend Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: True Stories is a mind-blowing collection of essays, biographies, travelogues, and more, all proving that the truth is most definitely out there. The full list of narrators includes: Bruce Thomas, Hillary Huber, Robin Weigert, Thaao Penghilis, Greg Itzin, Freda Foh Shen, George Newbern, MacLeod Andrews, Jim Beaver, Jack Garrett, Ethan Sawyer, and Adam Conner.

©2014 John Scieszka (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Who Was Jackie Robinson?

2 ratings

Summary

As a kid, Jackie Robinson loved sports. And why not? He was a natural at football, basketball, and, of course, baseball. But beyond athletic skill, it was his strength of character that secured his place in sports history. In 1947 Jackie joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the longtime color barrier in Major League Baseball. It was tough being first - not only did "fans" send hate mail, but some of his own teammates refused to accept him.

©2010 Gail Herman (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Author: Gail Herman
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Hole in My Life

3 ratings

Summary

In the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer looking for adventure, cash for college tuition, and a way out of a dead-end job. For ten thousand dollars, he recklessly agreed to help sail a sixty-foot yacht loaded with a ton of hashish from the Virgin Islands to New York City, where he and his partners sold the drug until federal agents caught up with them. For his part in the conspiracy, Gantos was sentenced to serve up to six years in prison. In Hole in My Life, this prizewinning author of over thirty books for young people confronts the period of struggle and confinement that marked the end of his own youth. On the surface, the narrative tumbles from one crazed moment to the next as Gantos pieces together the story of his restless final year of high school, his short-lived career as a criminal, and his time in prison. But running just beneath the action is the story of how Gantos, once he was locked up in a small, yellow-walled cell, moved from wanting to be a writer to writing, and how dedicating himself more fully to the thing he most wanted to do helped him endure and ultimately overcome the worst experience of his life.

©2002 Jack Gantos (P)2003 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint Of Random House Audio Publishing Group

Narrator: Jack Gantos
Author: Jack Gantos
Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Pablo Picasso?

2 ratings

Summary

Over a long, turbulent life, Picasso continually discovered new ways of seeing the world and translating it into art. A restless genius, he went through a blue period, a rose period, and a Cubist phase. He made collages, sculptures out of everyday objects, and beautiful ceramic plates. True Kelley's engaging biography is a wonderful introduction to modern art.

©2016 True Kelley (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Fred Sanders
Author: True Kelley
Length: 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Leonardo da Vinci?

1 rating

Summary

Leonardo da Vinci was a gifted painter, talented musician, and dedicated scientist and inventor, designing flying machines, submarines, and even helicopters. Yet he had a hard time finishing things, a problem anyone can relate to. Only 13 paintings are known to be his; as for the illustrated encyclopedia he intended to create, all that he left were thousands of disorganized notebook pages.  Here is an accessible portrait of a fascinating man who lived at a fascinating time - Italy during the Renaissance.

©2005 Grosset & Dunlap (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Length: 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Permanent Record (Young Readers Edition)

Summary

A young listener’s adaptation of whistleblower and bestselling author Edward Snowden's memoir, Permanent Record - featuring a brand-new afterword that includes resources to learn about the basics of digital security. In 2013, Edward Snowden shocked the world when he revealed that the United States government was secretly building a system of mass surveillance with the ability to gaze into the private lives of every person on earth. Phone calls, text messages, emails - nothing was safe from prying eyes. Now the man who risked everything to expose the truth about government spying describes for a new generation how he helped build that system, what motivated him to try to bring it down, and how young people can strive to protect their privacy in the digital age. “Snowden's sprightly prose, his deep technical knowledge, his superb knack for explaining complex matters, his ability to articulate principled action all come together in a book that is, if anything, better than the adult version.” (Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing) A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

©2021 Edward Snowden (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Vikas Adam
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor

Summary

In this adaptation for middle graders based on her best-selling adult memoir, My Beloved World, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor's extraordinary life inspires. Her achievement serves as a true testament to the fact that no matter the obstacles, dreams can come true. Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States, was a young girl when she dared to dream big. Her dream? To become a lawyer and a judge. As Justice Sotomayor explains, "When I was a child my family was poor and we knew no lawyers or judges and none lived in our neighborhood. I knew nothing about the Supreme Court and how much its work in reinterpreting the Constitution and the laws of the United States affected peoples' lives. You cannot dream of becoming something you don't even know about. That has been the most important lesson of my life. You have to learn to dream big dreams." Sonia did not let the hardships of her background - which included growing up in the rough housing projects of New York City's South Bronx, dealing with juvenile diabetes, coping with parents who argued and fought personal demons, and worrying about money - stand in her way. Always, she believed in herself. Her determination, along with guidance from generous mentors and the unwavering love of her extended Puerto Rican family, propelled her ever forward.

©2018 Sonia Sotomayor (P)2018 Listening Library

Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Out of Hiding

Summary

Ruth Gruener was a hidden child during the Holocaust. At the end of the war, she and her parents were overjoyed to be free. But their struggles as displaced people had just begun.  In war-ravaged Europe, they waited for paperwork for a chance to come to America. Once they arrived in Brooklyn, they began to build a new life but spoke little English. Ruth started at a new school and tried to make friends - but continued to fight nightmares and flashbacks of her time during World War II.  The family's perseverance is a classic story of the American dream but also illustrates the difficulties that millions of immigrants face in the aftermath of trauma.  This is a gripping and human account of a survivor's journey forward with timely connections to refugee and immigrant experiences worldwide today.  With a foreword by Alan Gratz, New York Times best-selling author of Refugee.

©2020 Ruth Gruener (P)2020 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: Natasha Soudek
Author: Ruth Gruener
Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Roald Dahl?

Summary

Roald Dahl is one of the most famous children's book authors ever. Now, in this Who Was...? biography, children will learn of his real-life adventures. A flying ace for the British air force, he was married to an Academy Award-winning actress. He also wrote books and screenplays for adults.

©2012 True Kelley (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: René Ruiz
Author: True Kelley
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?

1 rating

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Born in Austria in 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his first piece of music, a minuet, when he was just five years old! Soon after, he was performing for kings and emperors. Although he died at the young age of 35 Mozart left a legacy of more than 600 works. This fascinating biography charts the musician's extraordinary career and personal life while painting a vivid cultural history of 18th-century Europe.

©2003 Yona Zeldis McDonough (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Length: 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Amazing Muslims Who Changed the World

Summary

Brought to you by Puffin. Think you know who first thought of the theory of evolution? Ever wondered who created the oldest university in the world? And have you heard the incredible tale of the masked knight - a rebel girl who became a military commander? Meet just some of the amazing Muslim men and women who have changed our world - from pirate queens, nurses, warriors, scientists, actors and mathematicians to courageous, ordinary men and women doing extraordinary things. You'll find people you might know, like Malala Yousafzai, Mo Farah and Muhammad Ali, as well as some you might not, such as: Hasan Ibn Al-Haytham: the first scientist to prove theories about how light travels, hundreds of years before Isaac Newton Sultan Razia: a fearsome female ruler G. Willow Wilson: the comic book artist who created the first ever Muslim Marvel character Ibtihaj Muhammad: the Olympic and world-champion fencer and the first American to compete in the games wearing hijab Noor Inayat Khan: the Indian princess who became a British spy during WWII

©2020 Burhana Islam (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Maya Saroya
Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Fauja Singh Keeps Going

Summary

Fauja Singh was born determined. He was also born with legs that wouldn't allow him to play cricket with his friends or carry him to school miles from his village in Punjab. But that didn't stop him. Working on his family's farm, Fauja grew stronger to meet his own full potential. He never stopped striving. At the age of 81, after a lifetime of making his body, mind, and heart stronger, Fauja decided to run his first marathon. He went on to break records all around the world and became the first person over 100 to complete the grueling long-distance race. This exuberant true story of Fauja Singh reminds us that it's both where we start and how we finish that makes our journey unforgettable.

©2020 Simran Jeet Singh (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: Less than 1 minute
Available on Audible
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Free Lunch

Summary

A distinctive new voice: Rex Ogle's story of starting middle school on the free lunch program is timely, heartbreaking, and true. Free Lunch is the story of Rex Ogle's first semester in sixth grade. Rex and his baby brother often went hungry, wore secondhand clothes, and were short of school supplies, and Rex was on his school's free lunch program. Grounded in the immediacy of physical hunger and the humiliation of having to announce it every day in the school lunch line, Rex's is a compelling story of a more profound hunger - that of a child for his parents' love and care.  Compulsively listenable, beautifully crafted, and authentically told with the voice and point of view of a sixth-grade kid, Free Lunch is a remarkable debut by a gifted storyteller.

©2019 Rex Ogle (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Ramon De Ocampo
Author: Rex Ogle
Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different

Summary

Boys can be anything they want to be! This timely audiobook joins and expands the gender-role conversation and gives middle-grade boys a welcome alternative message: that masculinity can mean many things. You won't find any stories of slaying dragons or saving princesses here. In Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, author Ben Brooks offers a welcome alternative narrative: one that celebrates introverts and innovators, sensitivity and resilience, individuality and expression. It's an accessible compilation of 75 famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and stereotype-smasher in his own way. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dali, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Ai Weiwei, Jesse Owens, and so many more - heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.

©2018 Ben Brooks (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Author: Ben Brooks
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Torpedoed

1 rating

Summary

2020 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist 2019 Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year From award-winning author Deborah Heiligman comes Torpedoed, a true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares, which was evacuating children from England during WWII. Amid the constant rain of German bombs and the escalating violence of World War II, British parents by the thousands chose to send their children out of the country: the wealthy, independently; the poor, through a government relocation program called CORB. In September 1940, passenger liner SS City of Benares set out in a convoy of 19 ships sailing for Canada. On board were 90 CORB children, chaperones, and crew, along with paying passengers.  When the war ships escorting the Benares to safe waters peeled off and the way forward seemed certain, a German submarine attacked and torpedoed the Benares. What followed is an amazing example of all that people are capable of - the worst, and the best. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Deborah Heiligman (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Marisa Calin
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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The Bite of the Mango

14 ratings

Summary

The astounding story of one girl's journey from war victim to UNICEF Special Representative. As a child in a small rural village in Sierra Leone, Mariatu Kamara lived peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Rumors of rebel attacks were no more than a distant worry. But when 12-year-old Mariatu set out for a neighboring village, she never arrived. Heavily armed rebel soldiers, many no older than children themselves, attacked and tortured Mariatu. During this brutal act of senseless violence, they cut off both of her hands. Stumbling through the countryside, Mariatu miraculously survived. The sweet taste of a mango, her first food after the attack, reaffirmed her desire to live, but the challenge of clutching the fruit in her bloodied arms reinforced the grim new reality that stood before her. With no parents or living adult to support her and living in a refugee camp, she turned to begging in the streets of Freetown.In this gripping and heartbreaking true story, Mariatu shares with readers the details of the brutal attack, its aftermath, and her eventual arrival in Toronto. There, she began to pull together the pieces of her broken life with courage, astonishing resilience and hope.

©2008 Mariatu Kamara, Susan McClelland (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jessica Almasy
Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Walt Disney?

2 ratings

Summary

Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. Often it got him into trouble. Once he painted pictures with tar on the side of his family's white house. His family was poor, and the happiest time of his childhood was spent living on a farm in Missouri. His affection for small-town life is reflected in Disneyland Main Streets around the world. This biography reveals the man behind the magic. This book is not authorized, licensed, or endorsed by the Walt Disney Company or any affiliate.

©2009 Whitney Stewart (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Dan Woren
Length: 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Abraham Lincoln?

1 rating

Summary

Born to a family of farmers, Lincoln stood out from an early age - literally! (He was six feet four inches tall.) As 16th president of the United States, he guided the nation through the Civil War and saw the abolition of slavery. But Lincoln was tragically shot one night at Ford’s Theater - the first president to be assassinated.

©2008 Janet Pascal (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Author: Janet Pascal
Length: 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Rivals 2! More Frenemies Who Changed the World

15 ratings

Summary

A New York Times pick for "Best Audiobooks for Road Trips with Kids" Exclusively on Audible, hilarious history for ages eight and up. Fasten your falx knives and grab the reins of your quadriga: Rivals 2! More Frenemies Who Changed the World is the funniest look at people who benefited the world through their hatred. Hear how the rivalry between Edison and Tesla literally changed the course of electricity, how sports fans nearly toppled the Roman Empire, how geniuses Chanel and Schiaparelli empowered women worldwide and had the greatest rivalry that wasn’t, and how the feud between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali was so intense more people tuned in to their fight than watched Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon two years earlier. This audiobook has it all: death beams, chariot races, flaming costumes, ear-munchers, party fleas, and whatever the opposite of epic poetry is.... No fact is too bizarre, no segue too surreal, and no sequitur is too non for this riotous sequel.

©2019 Scott McCormick (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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Who Was William Shakespeare?

1 rating

Summary

The beloved plays of Shakespeare are still produced everywhere, yet the life of the world's most famous playwright remains largely a mystery. Young Will left the town of Stratford to pursue theater in London, where his work eventually thrived and made him a famous and wealthy man. Celeste Davidson Mannis here puts together the pieces of Shakespeare's life and work for young listeners.

©2006 Celeste Mannis (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Swordsmen, Saints, and Scholars: Great Men and Women of the Middle Ages

Summary

In this audiobook, master storyteller Jim Weiss introduces young listeners to some of the most fascinating people and events of the Middle Ages.

Attila the Hun makes an empire shake with fear. Sir William Marshall outfights every opponent - yet shows mercy even to his enemies.

Hildegard of Bingen writes beautiful music - and writes advice letters to kings and queens! Muhammad changes the map of the world, and inspires a faith that guides millions of people.

Eleanor of Aquitaine fights for power in a world ruled by men. Moses Maimonides heals illnesses of the body and the spirit.

The scholars of Baghdad create an enormous library filled with the world’s books, while the cathedral-builders of Chartres shape stone and glass into a creation of stunning beauty.

Jim Weiss brings to life the people of the Middle Ages - Jews, Christians, and Muslims - in these mini-biographies that will entertain and educate children and parents alike.

©2018 James Weiss (P)2018 James Weiss

Narrator: Jim Weiss
Author: Jim Weiss
Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Sterling Biographies

Summary

The name still sends shivers down the spine and has the power to draw in young readers: Geronimo, the legendary Indian who inspired and fought for his people. But who was this man, really? Here is the riveting tale of the last Apache warrior - told by the author of the best-selling Little Britches. Born in 1829 and steeped in the skills and stoicism valued by his tribe, Geronimo was transformed into a feared and respected renegade after witnessing the brutal slaughter of his family. Ultimately he spent more than 25 years eluding the U.S. Army, which sent 5,000 soldiers to hunt him down

©2006 Sterling (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jay Snyder
Author: Ralph Moody
Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Jackie Robinson

Summary

In an era of discrimination, Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson broke Major League Baseball's race barrier. Before Robinson took his place at first base, the majors discriminated against African-American athletes, denying them a chance to compete. Despite facing harassment from fans and other players, Robinson stayed focused on the game, becoming the MLB Rookie of the Year in 1947 and later a baseball legend.  This biography follows Robinson's time on semi-pro teams, his days in the US military, and his history-making experience with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

©2020 Blake Hoena (P)2021 Lerner Digital™

Author: Blake Hoena
Length: 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Hana's Suitcase

18 ratings

Summary

In March 2000, a suitcase arrived at a children's Holocaust education center in Tokyo, Japan. On the outside, in white paint, were these words: Hana Brady, May 16, 1931, and Waisenkind - the German word for orphan. Children who saw the suitcase on display were full of questions. Who was Hana Brady? What happened to her? They wanted Fumiko Ishioka, the center's curator, to find the answers. In a suspenseful journey, Fumiko searches for clues across Europe and North America. The mystery of the suitcase takes her back through 70 years, to a young Hana and her family, whose happy life in a small Czech town was turned upside down by the invasion of the Nazis

©2007 Karen Levine (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Stephanie Wolfe
Author: Karen Levine
Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Charles Mulli

2 ratings

Summary

For three hours, Charles sat in the car on the side of the road. "God, show me what to do. I will obey what You tell me", he found himself praying. "I'm willing to give up everything You've blessed me with. Use me to reach those kids, Lord. They are just like I was, without hope. Help me bring them hope." When Charles Mulli was a child, his family repeatedly abandoned him, and he lived in fear of his abusive, alcoholic father. With an extraordinary will, the young Kenyan struggled to feed and educate himself and, encountering hope in the gospel, found a reason to live and to forgive. Later, as a multimillionaire and father of eight, the entrepreneur sold his businesses to devote himself to caring for street children throughout Kenya. Since 1989, Charles and his wife, Esther, have taken into their protection thousands of the most vulnerable through Mully Children's Family, revealing in the midst of brokenness God's astonishing redemptive power. This best-selling, missionary biography series - Christian Heroes: Then & Now - chronicles the exciting, challenging, and deeply touching true stories of ordinary men and women whose trust in God accomplished extraordinary exploits for His kingdom and glory.

©2017 YWAM Publishing (P)2017 YWAM Publishing

Narrator: Tim Gregory
Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Boy

12 ratings

Summary

Where did Roald Dahl get all of his wonderful ideas for stories? From his own life, of course! As full of excitement and the unexpected as his world-famous, best-selling books, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood are completely fascinating and fiendishly funny. Did you know that Roald Dahl nearly lost his nose in a car accident? Or that he was once a chocolate candy tester for Cadbury's? Have you heard about his involvement in the Great Mouse Plot of 1924? If not, you don't yet know all there is to know about Roald Dahl. Sure to captivate and delight you, the boyhood antics of this master storyteller are not to be missed!

©2009 Roald Dahl (P)2009 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Dan Stevens
Author: Roald Dahl
Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

1 rating

Summary

This audiobook and its beautiful accompanying illustrations introduce listeners of all ages to 40 women who changed the world. Featuring 40 trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of breaking boundaries and achieving beyond expectations. Illuminating narration paired with irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures of Black history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash. Among these biographies, listeners will find heroes, role models, and everyday women who did extraordinary things - bold women whose actions and beliefs contributed to making the world better for generations of girls and women to come. Whether they were putting pen to paper, soaring through the air, or speaking up for the rights of others, the women profiled here were all taking a stand against a world that didn't always accept them. The leaders in this book may be little, but they all did something big and amazing, inspiring generations to come. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Vashti Harrison (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Were the Wright Brothers?

2 ratings

Summary

As young boys, Orville and Wilbur Wright loved all things mechanical. As young men, they gained invaluable skills essential for their success by working with printing presses, bicycles, motors, and any sort of machinery they could get their hands on. As adults, the brothers worked together to invent, build, and fly the world's first successful airplane. This is the fascinating story of the two inventors and aviation pioneers who never lost sight of their dream: to fly, and to soar higher!

©2014 James Buckley (P)2018 Listening Library

Narrator: Johnny Heller
Length: 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Is Pele?

1 rating

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The story of a poor boy from Brazil who became the greatest soccer player of all time and one of the most important athletes of the 20th century!  His parents may have named him Edson Arantes do Nascimento, but to the rest of the world, he is known as Pelé. The now-retired professional soccer forward stunned Brazil when he began playing for the Santos soccer club at age 15. He then went on to captivate the world when he joined his country's national soccer team and helped them win three World Cup championships. Although he's hailed as a national hero for his accomplishments in soccer, Pelé has been an influential person both on and off the pitch. His work with organizations like UNICEF has helped improve conditions for children around the world. Young readers can learn more about the man who connected soccer with the phrase "The Beautiful Game".

©2018 James Buckley and Who HQ (P)2018 Listening Library

Narrator: David DeSantos
Length: 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World

1 rating

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From the New York Times best-selling author of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History comes the highly anticipated follow-up, a beautifully illustrated collectible detailing the lives of women creators around the world. Featuring the true stories of 40 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists, Visionary Women Around the World inspires as it educates. Listeners will meet trailblazing women like Mary Blair, an American modernist painter who had a major influence on how color was used in early animated films, actor/inventor Hedy Lamar, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, architect Zaha Hadid, filmmaker Maya Deren, and physicist Chien-Shiung Wu. Some names are known, some are not, but all of the women had a lasting effect on the fields in which they worked. The charming, information-filled full-color spreads show the leaders as both accessible and aspirational so listeners know they, too, can grow up to do something amazing.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Vashti Harrison (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Coretta Scott

Summary

Walking many miles to school in the dusty road, young Coretta knew, too well, the unfairness of life in the segregated south. A yearning for equality began to grow. Together with Martin Luther King, Jr., she gave birth to a vision and a journey - with dreams of freedom for all. This extraordinary poetic text by Ntozake Shange captures the movement for civil rights in the United States and honors its most elegant inspiration, Coretta Scott.

©2011 HarperCollins (P)2013 Weston Woods

Narrator: Phylicia Rashad
Length: 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Amelia Earhart?

1 rating

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Amelia Earhart was a woman of many "firsts." In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1935, she also became the first woman to fly across the Pacific. From her early years to her mysterious 1937 disappearance while attempting a flight around the world, listeners will find Amelia Earhart's life a fascinating story.

©2002 Kate Boehm Jerome (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Length: 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Josephine

Summary

In exuberant verse, Patricia Hruby Powell creates an extraordinary portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched by the author, Josephine's powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself.

©2014 Patricia Hruby Powell (P)2014 Recorded Books

Narrator: Lizan Mitchell
Length: 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Writers

Summary

Explore the fascinating lives and loves of the greatest novelists, poets, and playwrights. 

From William Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Gabriel García Márquez and Toni Morrison, Writers explores more than 100 biographies of the world’s greatest writers.

Trace the friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired each individual and affected their writing, revealing insights into the larger-than-life characters, plots, and evocative settings that they created. You will also uncover details each writer’s most famous pieces and understand the times and cultures they lived in - see how the world influenced them and how their works influenced the world. 

Writers introduces key ideas, themes, and literary techniques of each figure, revealing the imaginations, and personalities behind some of the world's greatest novels, short stories, poems, and plays. A diverse variety of authors are covered, from the Middle Ages to present day, providing a compelling glimpse into the lives of the people behind the page.

©2019 DK (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Karen Cass
Author: DK
Length: 17 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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The Seed of Compassion

1 rating

Summary

For the first time ever, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses children directly, sharing lessons of peace and compassion, told through stories of his own childhood. One of today's most inspiring world leaders was once an ordinary child named Lhamo Thondup. In a small village in Tibet, his mother was his first great teacher of compassion. In everyday moments from his childhood, young listeners begin to see that important lessons are all around us, and that they, too, can grow to truly understand them.  With simple, powerful text, the Dalai Lama shares the universalist teachings of treating one another with compassion. In an increasingly confusing world, The Seed of Compassion offers guidance and encouragement on how we all might bring more kindness to it.

©2020 THE GADEN PHODRANG FOUNDATION OF THE DALAI LAMA (P)2020 Listening Library

Narrator: Francois Chau
Length: 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum

2 ratings

Summary

A never-before-published Dr. Seuss work about creating and looking at art! Based on a manuscript and sketches discovered in 2013, this audiobook is like a visit to a museum - with a horse as your guide! Explore how different artists - including Picasso, George Stubbs, Rosa Bonheur, Alexander Calder, Jacob Lawrence, Deborah Butterfield, Franz Marc, Jackson Pollock - have seen horses and maybe even find a new way of looking at them yourself. Young listeners will find themselves delightfully transported by the engaging equines as they learn about the creative process and how to see art in new ways. Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum is a playful audiobook that is totally unique. Ideal for home or classroom use, it encourages critical thinking and makes a great gift for Seuss fans, artists, and horse lovers of all ages. Publisher's notes at the end discuss the discovery of the manuscript and sketches, Dr. Seuss's interest in understanding modern art, the process of creating the book, and more.

©2019 Dr. Seuss (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Samira Wiley
Author: Dr. Seuss
Length: 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Funny, You Don't Look Autistic

22 ratings

Summary

Like many others on the autism spectrum, 20-something stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been told by more than a few well-meaning folks that he doesn’t “look” autistic. But, as he’s quick to point out in this memoir, autism “looks” different for just about everyone with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Diagnosed with ASD at age five, McCreary got hit with the performance bug not much later. During a difficult time in junior high, he started journaling, eventually turning his pain into something empowering - and funny. He scored his first stand-up gig at age 14 and hasn't looked back.  This unique and hilarious #OwnVoices memoir breaks down what it’s like to live with autism for readers on and off the spectrum. Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic is an invaluable and compelling listen for young readers with ASD looking for voices to relate to as well as for listeners hoping to broaden their understanding of ASD.

©2019 Michael McCreary (P)2019 Annick Press

Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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This Is Your Time

2 ratings

Summary

Inspired by the recent wave of activism led by young people fighting for racial justice, civil rights icon Ruby Bridges - who, at the age of 6, was the first Black child to integrate an all-White elementary school in New Orleans - shares her story and offers a powerful call to action with this elegant audiobook. Written as a letter from civil rights activist and icon Ruby Bridges to the listener, This Is Your Time is both a recounting of Ruby's experience as a child who had no choice but to be escorted to class by federal marshals when she was chosen as one of the first Black students to integrate New Orleans' all-White public school system and an appeal to generations to come to effect change. Ruby's honest and impassioned words, imbued with love and grace, serve as a moving reminder that "what can inspire tomorrow often lies in our past". This Is Your Time will electrify people of all ages as the struggle for liberty and justice for all continues and the powerful legacy of Ruby Bridges endures. 

©2020 Ruby Bridges (P)2020 Listening Library

Narrator: Ruby Bridges
Author: Ruby Bridges
Length: 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Mighty Moe

Summary

In 1967, a 13-year-old girl named Maureen Wilton set the women's world marathon record, running 26.2 miles in 3:15:23. Nicknamed “Little Mo” by her track teammates, Wilton was already a headline-making athlete. But her accomplishment was greeted with controversy and misogynistic accusations of cheating. Wilton receded into the background, left the sport, and kept her achievement secret. This is the story of what happened and how Maureen found her way back to the sport decades later as the mother of a young runner herself.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Rachel Swaby
Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Standing Like a Stone Wall

Summary

Jackson fought poverty and sadness, rising to become one of the most extraordinary figures in American military history. His clever Civil War strategies were unmatched. While holding the line during one battle, he earned the nickname "Stonewall", and became a legend. From the world's most acclaimed Civil War historian, this is the complete story of Jackson's life.

©2001 James I. Robertson Jr. (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Jack Garrett
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Enemy Child

Summary

One by one, things that Norm and his Japanese American family took for granted are taken away. In a matter of months, they, along with everyone else of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast, are forced by the government to move to internment camps, leaving everything they have known behind.  At the Heart Mountain internment camp in Wyoming, Norm and his family live in one room in a tar-paper barracks with no running water. There are lines for the communal bathroom and lines for the mess hall, and they live behind barbed wire and under the scrutiny of armed guards in watchtowers.  Meticulously researched and informed by extensive interviews with Norm Mineta himself, this narrative sheds light on a little-known subject of American history. Andrea Warren covers the history of early Asian immigration to the US and provides historical context for the US government’s decision to imprison Japanese Americans alongside a deeply personal account of the sobering effects of that policy.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Is Michael Jordan?

Summary

Grab your Js and hit the court with this Who Was? biography about NBA superstar Michael Jordan. Meet the man who changed the game forever. Michael Jordan has always been competitive - even as a young boy, he fought for attention. His need to be the best made him a star player on his college basketball team and helped him become an NBA legend, both for his skills and his endorsements. His Nike contract for Air Jordan basketball shoes set an unmatched precedent for professional athletes. Author Kirsten Anderson takes listeners through each exciting moment, detailing the iconic reverse lay-ups and jump shots of Michael Jordan's storied career. 

©2019 Kirsten Anderson (P)2020 Listening Library

Length: 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Davy Crockett

Summary

Even as a child, Davy Crockett "always delighted to be in the very thickest of danger." Better known to us as "King of the Wild Frontier," Davy Crockett was not only a frontiersman but also a politician who became a celebrity and a folk hero during his lifetime. Here, in his own inimitable style, he describes his earliest days in Tennessee, his two marriages, his career as an Indian fighter, his bear hunts, and his electioneering. His reputation as a "b'ar" hunter sent him to Congress with an eye on the White House; but at the Alamo, he would cap off a legend that still holds Americans in its spell.

©1923 Public Domain (P)2008 Tantor

Narrator: Jonathan Reese
Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Abraham Lincoln and the Heart of America

Summary

This dramatic audiobook introduces young listeners to Abraham Lincoln’s life and explains his role in American history. Jim Weiss’ spirited narration will remind children and adults alike why Lincoln holds a special place in American history and in our hearts. This audiobook includes vivid descriptions of Lee, Grant, Stephen Douglas, Mary Todd Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, the complete Gettysburg Address, and more.

©2016 James A. Weiss (P)2020 James A. Weiss

Narrator: Jim Weiss
Author: Jim Weiss
Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Maurice Sendak?

Summary

It seems entirely fitting that Maurice Sendak was born on the same day that Mickey Mouse first made his cartoon debut - June 10, 1928. Sendak was crazy about cartoons and comic books, and at 12, after seeing Disney's Fantasia, he decided that he was going to become an illustrator. His love of children's books began early: Often sick and confined to bed, little Maurice read and read and read. Though many of his own stories were light and funny, the most important ones - Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There - dealt with anger, jealousy, abandonment: content that had never before been the subject of picture books. As well as covering career highlights, this easy-to-understand biography describes the personal life of this genius.

Who Was Maurice Sendak? is perfect for kids wild about one of the most influential children's book artists of the 20th century!

©2013 Janet Pascal (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Arthur Morey
Author: Janet Pascal
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Who Was Marco Polo?

1 rating

Summary

Marco Polo was 17 when he set out for China...and 41 when he came back! More than 700 years ago, Marco Polo traveled from the medieval city of Venice to the fabled kingdom of the great Kublai Khan, seeing new sights and riches that no Westerner had ever before witnessed. But did Marco Polo experience the things he wrote about...or was it all made up? Young listeners are presented with the facts in this entertaining Who Was...? biography.

©2007 Joan Holub (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Author: Joan Holub
Length: 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Aaron Judge

Summary

Learn the inspiring story of the New York Yankees' star, Aaron Judge!  In Aaron Judge: The Inspiring Story of One of Baseball's Rising All-Stars, you will learn the story of one of baseball's new stars. Since entering Major League Baseball in 2016, Judge has quickly emerged as one of the best hitters to watch for years to come. So far in his young career, Judge has already won the American League's Rookie of the Year award in 2017 and a Silver Slugger award. Both of these are not easy feats. Pick up this unauthorized biography today to learn the inspiring story behind baseball star Aaron Judge! This is the perfect baseball chapter book for sports fans of all ages.  Here is a preview of what is inside this Aaron Judge biography book: Childhood and early life High school career College career Professional career Getting drafted, minor league years, Yankees debut and injury Second season and the third fastest to 100 home runs Judge's personal life Judge's impact on football Legacy and future

©2020 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2020 Calvintir Books, LLC

Narrator: Derek Dysart
Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Emmanuel's Dream

Summary

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story - which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey - is nothing short of remarkable. Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people - but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, learned to play soccer, left home at age 13 to provide for his family, and, eventually, became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing 400 miles across Ghana in 2001, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability. Today, Emmanuel continues to work on behalf of the disabled. Thompson's lyrical prose offers a powerful celebration of triumphing over adversity.  Includes an author's note with more information about Emmanuel's charity.

©2015 Laurie Ann Thompson (P)2021 Listening Library

Narrator: Adjoa Andoh
Length: 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Is Jeff Kinney?

Summary

Even when he was a kid, everyone thought Jeff Kinney was talented. People loved his drawings, and when he went to college his comic strip, Igdoof, was so popular that it spread to other universities! Still, Jeff faced challenges. His cartoons were rejected by syndicates that claimed his art was unprofessional. Then an idea struck: Jeff would write a journal from the perspective of a child, illustrated with doodles just like a kid might do. And so the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series was born - and it was a hit!  In this biography, Jeff's brother, Patrick Kinney, provides a knowledgeable look at the life of this best-selling author/illustrator. From Jeff's childhood pranks to his job developing online games, kids will love the chance to learn more about the creator of the popular Wimpy Kid books. 

©2015 Patrick Kinney (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Ramon De Ocampo
Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Kid Presidents

1 rating

Summary

Every president started out as a kid! Forget the legends, tall tales, and historic achievements - before they were presidents, the future leaders of the United States had regular-kid problems just like you. John F. Kennedy hated his big brother. Lyndon Johnson pulled pranks in class. Barack Obama was bothered by bullies. And Bill Clinton was crazy clumsy (he once broke his leg jumping rope). Kid Presidents tells all of their stories and more in these hilarious biographies. History has never been this much fun!

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Pete Cross
Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Maria Montessori, Jane Goodall, Agatha Christie, Stephen Hawking

Summary

Little People, Big Dreams erzählt die Lebensgeschichten beeindruckender Persönlichkeiten: Ob Künstler*in, Pilot*in oder Wissenschaftler*in, sie alle haben Unvorstellbares erreicht. Dabei begann alles, als sie noch klein waren - mit großen Träumen. Liebevoll und kindgerecht inszeniert, untermalt von zahlreichen Geräuschen, werden die Geschichten von der kleinen Agatha erzählt, die spannende Bücher liebte, von Jane Goodall, die durch einen Plüschaffen ihre Zuneigung zu Tieren entdeckte, vom kleinen Stephen, der die Geheimnisse des Universums erforschen wollte, und von Maria, die dafür kämpfte, dass jedes Kind spielerisch lernen darf.

©2020 Insel (P)2020 DAV

Available on Audible
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I Am Neil Armstrong

Summary

Neil Armstrong's journey to the moon is the focus of the 15th entry in the New York Times best-selling series of biographies about heroes. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great - the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each audiobook tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest children and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. This entry tells the story of Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon.

©2019 Brad Meltzer (P)2019 Listening Library

Author: Brad Meltzer
Length: 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Richard Nixon?

1 rating

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Learn more about Richard Nixon - one of America's most unpopular presidents and the only one to resign from the position. On August 8, 1974, millions sat stunned as they watched Richard Nixon on TV when he announced he was stepping down as the President of the United States. He'd participated in a scandal that included secret tape recordings, a burglary, and a cover-up, and now his secrets and lies were catching up to him. How could Nixon, a man who had been reelected in a landslide victory just two years earlier, now be leaving office in disgrace? Author Megan Stine takes listeners through President Nixon's life - from his childhood and military experiences during World War II - to his long political career and the Watergate scandal that tarnished his legacy and deepened American's mistrust of the government.

©2020 Megan Stine (P)2020 Listening Library

Length: 1 hr and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Who Was King Tut?

Summary

Ever since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt. This Who Was...? explains the life and times of this ancient Egyptian ruler, covering the story of the tomb’s discovery, as well as myths and so-called mummy curses.

©2006 Roberta Edwards (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Length: 52 mins
Available on Audible
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When I Was Eight

Summary

Best-selling memoir Fatty Legs for younger listeners. Olemaun is eight and knows a lot of things. But she does not know how to read. Ignoring her father’s warnings, she travels far from her Arctic home to the outsiders’ school to learn. The nuns at the school call her Margaret. They cut off her long hair and force her to do menial chores, but she remains undaunted. Her tenacity draws the attention of a black-cloaked nun who tries to break her spirit at every turn. But the young girl is more determined than ever to learn how to read. Based on the true story of Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, When I Was Eight makes the best-selling Fatty Legs accessible to younger listeners. Now they, too, can meet this remarkable girl who reminds us what power we hold when we can read.

©2020 Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton (P)2021 ECW Press

Available on Audible
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I Am Jim Henson

Summary

We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times best-selling biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. This volume focuses on Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets and Sesame Street. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great - the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Jim Henson, for example, was always dreaming up something new, and always expressing his belief in the goodness of people. Henson was a born performer with a terrific sense of humor, and he used those talents to help create two of the most beloved programs in television history: The Muppet Show and Sesame Street. Through his Muppets, Jim showed the world that there’s nothing more beautiful than imagination, especially when it’s accompanied by laughter and kindness.  This lively series inspires kids to dream big, one great role model at a time. You’ll want to collect each audiobook.

©2019 Brad Meltzer (P)2019 Listening Library

Author: Brad Meltzer
Length: 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Andy Warhol?

Summary

Best known for his screen prints of soup cans and movie stars, this shy young boy from Pittsburgh shot to fame with his radical ideas of what "art" could be. Working in the aptly named Factory, Warhol's paintings, movies, and eccentric lifestyle blurred the lines between pop culture and art, ushering in the Pop Art movement and with it a national obsession. Who Was Andy Warhol? tells the story of an enigmatic man who grew into a cultural icon. 

©2016 Kirsten Anderson (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Kaleo Griffith
Length: 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Martin Rising

Summary

Martin Rising is a stunning, poetic presentation of the final months of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life - told in a rich embroidery of visions, color, musical cadence, deep emotion, and multiple layers of meaning.     Against a backdrop of the sanitation workers’ strike in Memphis, Tennessee, the book builds to its rousing crescendo as King delivers his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech - where his life’s commitment to peaceful activism and his dream of equality ascend to their highest peak.     The Pinkneys’ powerful and spiritual look at King’s legacy celebrates the courage and moral conviction of a man who changed the course of history forever. And even in the face of searing tragedy, he continues to inspire, transform, and elevate all of us who share his dream.     

©2018 Andrea Davis Pinkney (P)2018 Scholastic Inc.

Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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On the Field with...Tom Brady

Summary

Don't miss this action-packed and comprehensive look at the life and achievements of an NFL legend! With more Super Bowl appearances than any other player in NFL history, Tom Brady is a sports icon. From his college days as a backup quarterback at the University of Michigan to his record-breaking number of winning seasons with the New England Patriots, this new and comprehensive biography gives fans a firsthand look at the highs and lows of the superstar's life and career, complete with stats and photographs. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Matt Christopher (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Chris Ciulla
Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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David Livingstone - Das Geheimnis der Nilquellen

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Der berühmte britische Forschungsreisende David Livingstone kam 1841 als Missionar und Arzt nach Südafrika und unternahm seit 1849 große Expeditionen ins Landesinnere. Er war der erste Forscher, der den ganzen Kontinent von Westen nach Osten durchquerte und wurde schon zu Lebzeiten zu einer Legende. 1868 galt Livingstone als verschollen, da man seit Jahren kein Lebenszeichen mehr von ihm erhalten hatte. Der englische Zeitungsreporter Henry Morton Stanley wurde ausgeschickt, um ihn im undurchdringlichen Innern Afrikas zu suchen. Stanley fand schließlich den Forscher und begrüßte ihn mit dem berühmten Satz: "Mr. Livingstone, I presume?" Der Brite Neil McGrigor folgte 2006 dem Lauf des Nils von der Mündung bis zur Quelle. Er berichtet über seine abenteuerliche Fahrt und seinen spannenden Entdeckungen an der Quelle des Nils.

©2016 Headroom (P)2016 Headroom

Narrator: Jens Wawrczeck
Author: Maja Nielsen
Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Radiant Child

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Winner of the 2017 Randolph Caldecott Medal Winner of the 2017 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award An IndieBound Best Seller Somewhere in Brooklyn, a little boy dreams of being a famous artist, not knowing that one day he would make himself a king. Jean-Michael Basquiat and his unique collage-style paintings rocketed to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art world had ever seen. But before that he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games and in the words that we speak, and in the pulsing energy of New York City. Now, Javaka Steptoe's vivid text introduces young listeners to the powerful message that art doesn't always have to be neat or clean - and definitely not inside the lines - to be beautiful.

©2016 Javaka Steptoe (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Ron Butler
Length: 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Jane Goodall & Dian Fossey - Unter wilden Menschenaffen

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Schon als Kind ist Jane unglaublich neugierig auf alles, doch Tiere haben es ihr besonders angetan. Sie liebt sie über alles und beobachtet sie fasziniert. Als Vierjährige versteckt sie sich im Hühnerstall, um herauszufinden, wie das mit der Henne und dem Ei funktioniert. Am liebsten liest sie Bücher über Tiere. Besonders die Geschichten von Tarzan verschlingt sie und entdeckt dabei ihre Liebe zu Afrika. Diese Sehnsucht lässt sie nicht mehr los und sie bekommt die Chance, die ihr Leben für immer verändert. Zwei mutige Frauen widmeten ihr Leben den Menschenaffen: Jane Goodall beobachtete über Jahrzehnte Schimpansen in freier Wildbahn. Ihre Erkenntnisse haben die Verhaltensforschung revolutioniert und die Einstellung der Menschen zur Natur verändert. Dian Fossey errichtete in Ruanda fernab der Zivilisation die Karisoke Forschungsstation, um die letzten frei lebenden Berggorillas zu erforschen. Sie verlor ihr Leben im Kampf für den Schutz der Berggorillas. Jane Goodall spricht über ihre Erkenntnisse und faszinierenden Erlebnisse in Tansania. Sie entführt die Hörer in die Wildnis Afrikas und die Welt der großen Menschenaffen. Heute setzt sie sich weltweit für den Tierschutz und das Kinder-Umweltschutzprojekt Roots & Shoots ein.

©2016 Headroom (P)2016 Headroom

Narrator: Martin Bross
Author: Maja Nielsen
Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Woodsong

Summary

The award-winning creator of popular survival stories turns his attention to his own real life adventures in Minnesota and Alaska as he prepares for the grueling Iditarod sled dog race.

©2007 Gary Paulsen (P)2009 Listening Library

Narrator: Gary Paulsen
Author: Gary Paulsen
Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Louis Riel

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Louis Riel was a brilliant man who made change happen. He was a Metis leader who played a vital role in bringing Manitoba into the Confederation. He led the resistance to Canadian intrusion on Metis territory. Louis Riel died as a hero to his people. His name is still spoken of, and his legacy continues today.  Get the audiobook now.

©2020 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd. (P)2021 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd.

Narrator: Frank Block
Length: 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Steve Jobs?

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Steve Jobs, adopted in infancy by a family in San Francisco, packed a lot of life into 56 short years. In this Who Was...? biography, children will learn how his obsession with computers and technology at an early age led him to cofound and run Apple in addition to turning Pixar into a groundbreaking animation studio. A college dropout, Jobs took unconventional steps in his path to success and inspired the best and the brightest to come with him and "change the world".

©2016 Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Rob Shapiro
Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Fierce

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Discover Aly Raisman's inspiring story of dedication, perseverance, and learning to think positive even in the toughest times on her path to gold medal success in two Olympic Games - and beyond. Aly Raisman first stepped onto a gymnastics mat as a toddler in a "mommy and me" gymnastics class. No one could have predicted then that 16 years later, she'd be standing on an Olympic podium, having achieved her dreams. But it wasn't an easy road to success. Aly faced obstacle after obstacle, including naysayers who claimed that she didn't have the talent to compete at an elite level and classmates who shamed Aly for her athletic body. Through it all, Aly surrounded herself with supportive family, friends, and teammates and found the inner strength to believe in herself and prove her doubters wrong. In her own words, Aly shows what it takes to be a champion on and off the floor and takes listeners on a behind-the-scenes journey before, during, and after her remarkable achievements in two Olympic Games - through her highest highs, her lowest lows, and all the moments in between. Honest and heartfelt, frank and funny, Aly's story is enhanced with excerpts from the personal journals she's kept since childhood that chronicle memorable moments with her teammates and hard-won advice for listeners striving to rise above challenges, learning to love themselves, and making their own dreams come true. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Aly Raisman (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Author: Aly Raisman
Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History

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New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history. An important book for listeners of all ages, this beautifully illustrated and engagingly written volume brings to life true stories of black men in history.  Among these biographies, listeners will find aviators and artists, politicians and pop stars, athletes and activists. The exceptional men featured include artist Aaron Douglas, civil rights leader John Lewis, dancer Alvin Ailey, filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, musician Prince, photographer Gordon Parks, tennis champion Arthur Ashe, and writer James Baldwin. The legends in this book span centuries and continents, but what they have in common is that each one has blazed a trail for generations to come. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Vashti Harrison (P)2019 Little, Brown Young Readers

Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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She Persisted: Sally Ride

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Inspired by the number one New York Times best seller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up, and rose up against the odds!  As the first American woman in space, Sally Ride broke barriers and made her dreams come true. But she wanted to do even more! After leaving NASA, she created science and engineering programs that would help other girls and women make their dreams come true as well.  In this chapter audiobook biography by award-winning author Atia Abawi, listeners learn about the amazing life of Sally Ride - and how she persisted. Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton!

©2021 Atia Abawi (P)2021 Listening Library

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Of Thee I Sing

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In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to 13 groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America's children. This book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nation's founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths. It is a treasure to cherish with your family forever.

©2010 Barack Obama (P)2010 Listening Library

Narrator: Andre Braugher
Author: Barack Obama
Length: 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Queen Elizabeth?

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Our best-selling series is fit for a queen!  The life of Queen Elizabeth I was dramatic and dangerous: cast out of her father's court at the age of three and imprisoned at 19, Elizabeth was crowned queen in 1558, when she was only 25. A tough, intelligent woman who spoke five languages, Elizabeth ruled for over 40 years and led England through one of its most prosperous periods in history.

©2008, 2017 June Eding (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Author: June Eding
Length: 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Frederick Douglass?

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Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, Frederick Douglass was determined to gain freedom - and once he realized that knowledge was power, he secretly learned to read and write to give himself an advantage. After escaping to the North in 1838, as a free man he gave powerful speeches about his experience as a slave.

©2014 April Jones Prince (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: John H. Mayer
Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Throw like a Girl: How to Dream Big & Believe in Yourself

Summary

The evidence is overwhelming: Sports help girls grow into strong women. Both scientific studies and anecdotal evidence confirm that athletic girls not only grow up to be healthier, but they also learn teamwork, gain inner confidence, and grow into society's leaders. Sports help preteen and teenage girls make the right choices in a society that is sending them incredibly mixed messages about who they are supposed to be. Yet no one is speaking directly to these girls. 

Jennie fills the role of girlfriend, big sister, team captain, and mentor. A smart, credible, and accomplished voice from an athlete who is strong and feminine, fiercely competitive, and fashionably cool, Jennie is someone young women will listen to and take to heart. Jennie's message: Believe in yourself. Go for it, girls. 

This audiobook offers engaging, family-friendly inspiration, perfect to listen together in the car or give as a gift to a young person. 

©2011 Jennie Finch and Anne Killion (P)2018 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

Narrator: Chloe Cannon
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Tom Longboat

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How did Tom Longboat use his skills as a distance runner to campaign for the cultural awareness of the indigenous people of Canada? Know the answer by listening to this educational book that has been adapted for kids. Listening about the extraordinary lives of extraordinary people will help improve cultural and historical awareness. Get a copy now.

©2020 Speedy Publishing Canada Limited (P)2021 Speedy Publishing Canada Limited

Narrator: Frank Block
Length: 14 mins
Available on Audible
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A Daring Life

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Mississippi author Eudora Welty, the first living writer to be published in the Library of America series, mentored many of today's greatest fiction writers and is a fascinating woman, having lived the majority of the 20th century (1909-2001). Her life reflects a century of change and is closely entwined with many events that mark our recent history. This biography follows this 20th-century path while telling Welty's story, beginning with her parents and their important influence on her reading and writing life. The chapters that follow focus on her education and her most important teachers; her life during the Depression and how her career, just getting started, is interrupted by World War II; and how she shows independence and courage through her writing during the turbulent civil rights period of the 1950s and 1960s. After years of care giving and the deaths of all her immediate family members, Welty persevered and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for The Optimist's Daughter. Her popularity soared in the 1980s after she delivered the three William E. Massey Lectures to standing-room-only crowds at Harvard, and the lectures were later published as One Writer's Beginnings and became a New York Times best seller. This biography intends to introduce listeners to one of the most significant women writers of the past century, a prolific author who transcended her Mississippi roots and wrote short stories, novels, and non-fiction that will endure for all time.

©2012 University Press of Mississippi (P)2012 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Frances Fuller
Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Muhammad Ali?

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Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., won the world heavyweight championship at the age of 22, the same year he joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. He would go on to become the first and only three-time (in succession) world heavyweight champion. Nicknamed "The Greatest", Ali was as well known for his unique boxing style, consisting of the Ali Shuffle and the rope-a-dope, as he was for the catchphrase "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee". He was an uncompromising athlete who brought beauty and grace to a very rough sport and became one of the world's most famous cultural icons. Listen to Who Was Muhammad Ali? and discover "The Greatest".

©2014 James Buckley, Jr. (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Who Was Mark Twain?

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A humorist, narrator, and social observer, Mark Twain is unsurpassed in American literature. Best known as the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, not unlike his protagonist, Huck, has a restless spirit. He found adventure prospecting for silver in Nevada, navigating steamboats down the Mississippi, and making people laugh around the world. But Twain also had a serious streak and decried racism and injustice. His fascinating life is captured candidly in this enjoyable biography.

©2004 April Jones Prince (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Length: 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Drew Brees: The Inspiring Story of One of Football's Most Resilient Quarterbacks

Summary

In Drew Brees: The Inspiring Story of One of Football's Most Resilient Quarterbacks, you will learn the inspirational story of one of football's greatest quarterbacks, Drew Brees. After a storied career at Purdue as the record holder of virtually every Big Ten passing category, Drew Brees found himself in the NFL, selected by the San Diego Chargers. While he started his career with the Chargers, he cemented his legacy with the Saints after coming off of a severe dislocation of his shoulder joint and tear of his labrum and rotator cuff. Since joining the Saints, he has led them to a Super Bowl and appeared in multiple Pro Bowls. In this book we'll learn more about Brees' journey into the NFL, his impact on the game, and his everlasting legacy as one of the greatest quarterbacks to play the game. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Chapter 1: Early Life and Childhood Years Chapter 2: High School Years Chapter 3: College Years at Purdue University Chapter 4: Scouting Combine and 2001 NFL Draft Chapter 5: NFL Career with San Diego Chargers Chapter 6: NFL Career with New Orleans Saints Chapter 7: Drew Brees' Personal Life Conclusion

©2017 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2017 Calvintir Books, LLC

Narrator: Al Moulliet
Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Child of the Dream

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An incredible memoir from Sharon Robinson that follows her turning 13 years old in 1963 - one of the most important years in American history for the civil rights movement! In January of 1963, Sharon Robinson turned 13 the night before George Wallace declared on national television "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" in his inauguration for governor of Alabama. That was the start of a year that would become one of the most pivotal years in the history of America. As the daughter of Jackie Robinson, Sharon had incredible access to some of the most important events of the era, including her family hosting several fundraisers for Martin Luther King Jr. at their home in Connecticut, other Civil Rights heroes of the day calling Jackie Robinson for advice and support, and even attending the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs. But Sharon was also dealing with her own personal problems like going through puberty, being one of the only black children in her wealthy Connecticut neighborhood, and figuring out her own role in the fight for equality. This memoir follows Sharon as she goes through that incredible year of her life.

©2019 Sharon Robinson (P)2019 Scholastic Inc

Narrator: Sharon Robinson
Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Red Scarf Girl

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Twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has brains, friends, and a bright future. Then Mao Zedong launches China’s infamous Cultural Revolution. Soon school is suspended and students are getting caught up in the fervor of Mao’s extreme politics. When Ji-li’s family is accused of capitalist crimes, all of her beautiful dreams burst like soap bubbles. Because Ji-li’s grandfather was a landlord, her family is harassed and humiliated. Their home is searched, and they live in constant fear. Nonetheless, Ji-li remains loyal to her beloved Chairman Mao and endeavors to "reform her ideology". But with her father’s detention, Ji-li is faced with the most difficult choice of her life. Told with simple grace, this is the true story of a family’s courage in one of the most terrifying eras of modern history. Christina Moore’s moving narration makes the Jiang family’s saga unforgettable.

©1997 Ji-li Jiang (P)1999 Recorded Books

Narrator: Christina Moore
Author: Ji-li Jiang
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Martin Luther - Rebell und Reformator

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Verbannt und geächtet. Der Ketzer der Neuzeit Martin Luther will die Kirche verändern. Die Bibel soll für jeden Gläubigen erfahrbar werden. Akribisch macht er sich an die Übersetzung der lateinischen Schriften. Luther kritisiert das kirchliche Leben: Er wettert gegen den Ablasskauf, gegen das Bild eines strafenden Gottes, führt Kirchenlieder im Gottesdienst ein. Er will die Kirche revolutionieren - doch am Ende spaltet er sie auch.

©2016 Headroom (P)2016 Headroom

Author: Ulrike Beck
Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Undefeated

Summary

When superstar athlete Jim Thorpe and football legend Pop Warner met in 1904 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football", they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work.  But this is not just an underdog story. It's an unflinching look at the persecution of Native Americans and its intersection with the beginning of one of the most beloved - and exploitative - pastimes in America, expertly told by nonfiction powerhouse Steve Sheinkin. 

©2017 Steve Sheinkin (P)2017 Listening Library

Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Dr. Seuss?

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Ted Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. He often threw dinner parties where guests wore outrageous hats! And he donned quirky hats when thinking up ideas for books - like his classic The Cat in the Hat. This biography brings an amazingly gifted author/illustrator to life.

©2011 Janet Pascal (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Danny Campbell
Author: Janet Pascal
Length: 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?

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Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, based on her own childhood and later life, are still beloved classics almost a century after she began writing them. Now young listeners will see just how similar Laura's true-life story was to her books. Born in 1867 in the "Big Woods" in Wisconsin, Laura experienced both the hardship and the adventure of living on the frontier.

©2013 Patricia Brennan Demuth (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Kimberly Farr
Length: 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Joey

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"[Jill] Biden’s anecdotal portrait of her spouse’s early years spotlights his competitiveness and risk-taking...his role as a peacemaker, devoted brother, and defender of bullied peers...and reveals how...high school, when he became a star athlete and class president, paved the way for leadership roles in college and beyond." (Publishers Weekly)  “Young readers are likely to find inspiration and aspiration in young Joey as a relatable, athletic, and tenacious kid who grew into a civic leader.” (School Library Journal)  Joey is about the young life of Joe Biden, the 47th vice president of the United States, and includes never-before-told family stories about the president-elect and former vice president’s childhood - written by Jill Biden, his spouse. Joe Biden grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children. His parents always encouraged him and his siblings to be independent and strong. The family moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where at 29, Biden was one the youngest United States senators ever elected. This is his story.

©2020 Jill Biden. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Dr. Jill Biden
Length: 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Immigrant Kids

Summary

Many people came to America in the early 1900s looking for jobs, opportunity, and freedom, and a lot of them were kids. But what happened to all these immigrant children after they passed inspection at New York’s Ellis Island - that is, if they passed inspection? Life was not easy for immigrants. Large families lived in small, one-room tenement apartments with failing plumbing and few windows. Children had to go to school with kids from different countries and learn to read and write a new language. And many of the boys and girls were going to school at night, after working a 12-hour work day to help support their families. But these immigrants learned to persevere through all odds so they could make it in America. Newbery Medal winner Russell Freedman tells the immigrant story through the eyes of children. Brian Keeler’s clear narration will make difficult foreign and unfamiliar words easy to understand for listeners, allowing them to become immersed in the story.

©1980 Russell Freedman (P)2008 Recorded Books

Narrator: Brian Keeler
Length: 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Martin's Big Words

Summary

This biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time. Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell the story of his life and his work in a simple, direct way.

©2001 Hyperion (P)2002 Weston Woods

Length: 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Pirate Queen

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The most powerful pirate in history was a woman who was born into poverty in Guangzhou, China, in the late 1700s.  When pirates attacked her town and the captain took a liking to her, she saw a way out. Zheng Yi Sao agreed to marry him only if she got an equal share of his business. When her husband died six years later, she took command of the fleet. Over the next decade, the pirate queen built a fleet of over 1,800 ships and 70,000 men. On land and sea, Zheng Yi Sao's power rivaled the emperor himself. Time and again, her ships triumphed over the emperor's ships.  When she was ready to retire, Zheng Yi Sao surrendered - on her own terms, of course. Even though there was a price on her head, she was able to negotiate her freedom, living in peace and prosperity for the rest of her days.  Zheng Yi Sao's powerful story is told in lyrical prose by award-winning author Helaine Becker. An author's note provides historical context and outlines the challenges of researching a figure about whom little is known.

©2020 Helaine Becker (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: Catherine Ho
Length: 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Soldier for Equality

Summary

Follow the life of Luz, a Mexican-American war hero who fought for equality and created the oldest Latino civil rights organization in the United States.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: David DeSantos
Length: 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Chinese Cinderella

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A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph and courage in the face of despair. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her. Life does not get any easier when her father remarries. She and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister are spoiled. Although Adeline wins prizes at school, they are not enough to compensate for what she really yearns for: the love and understanding of her family. Read by the author.

©2012 Adeline Yen Mah (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Adeline Yen Mah
Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Serena Williams

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Working through times of setbacks and Grand Slam glory, Serena Williams has become a role model for a new generation of tennis players, and it's all captured in this biography. From an early age, Serena trained to be a force on the tennis court. Alongside her talented sister Venus, she rose up through the ranks until she was competing in - and dominating - the world's most elite tournaments.  Follow along as she amazes everyone with her powerful, strategic playing style and also speaks out against racism and sexism in the tennis world.

©2020 Blake Hoena (P)2021 Lerner Digital ™

Author: Blake Hoena
Length: 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Bill Belichick: The Inspiring Life and Leadership Lessons of One of Football's Greatest Coaches

Summary

Learn the Inspiring Story of the New England Patriots' Legendary Coach, Bill Belichick! One of many riveting titles in the Football Biography & Leadership Books series by Clayton Geoffreys. In Bill Belichick: The Inspiring Life and Leadership Lessons of One of Football's Greatest Coaches, you will learn the story of how Bill Belichick became the legend he is today. At the time of this writing, Belichick has won six Super Bowl championships, the most of any professional coach in history. There are a number of key leadership lessons that can be learned from Bill Belichick, such as coaching everyone on your team, building a fluid team, and maximizing the potential of each individual player. Whether you're a football player or a coach looking for inspiration, this book will help you discover the incredible story of Bill Belichick and the many leadership lessons that can be learned from studying his success.  Pick up this unauthorized biography and leadership case study today to learn the story of Belichick! This is the perfect football chapter book for sports fans of all ages.  Here is a preview of what is inside this Bill Belichick biography book:  Childhood & Education  Early Coaching Jobs  The New York Giants  Head Coach of the Cleveland Browns  First Stint in New England, Moving Back to New York  Coaching the New England Patriots  What Makes Bill Belichick a Good Leader? Bill Belichick’s System  Key Takeaways 

©2020 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2020 Calvintir Books, LLC

Narrator: Andrew J. Sholl
Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Out of the Nest: An Italian Summer

Summary

Stand by Me meets The Goonies...in Italy. Italy, 1990. Twelve-year-old Leda is a bookworm and a tomboy. As her world splits into girls and boys, she can't seem to fit anywhere. On the background of the 14th FIFA soccer world cup, Leda embarks on a new series of side-splitting-laughter adventures dealing with hormones, periods, zesty boys, and her own fears, in what will be the best summer of her life. The guy to win her nerdy heart will be the most unlikely one.... Set against the gorgeous backdrop of Sardinia, the Dolomites, and Tuscany, this humorous yet insightful journey through first love, friendship, and first kisses will leave you breathless, marveling at the customs of a country most people think they know.

©2016 Gaia Bistulfi Amman (P)2016 Gaia Bistulfi Amman

Narrator: Gaia B. Amman
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Genghis Khan?

Summary

Named Temujin at birth by his nomadic family in early Mongolia, the great Genghis Khan used his skill and cunning to create the Mongol Empire and conquer almost the entire continent of Asia.  As ruler of the largest empire in human history, he was as respected as he was feared. Learn more about the man and the legend in Who Was Genghis Khan?

©2014 Nico Medina and Who HQ (P)2018 Listening Library

Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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She Persisted: Harriet Tubman

Summary

Inspired by the number one New York Times best seller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter-book series about women who stood up, spoke up, and rose up against the odds! Born enslaved, Harriet Tubman rose up to become one of the most successful, determined, and well-known conductors of the Underground Railroad. With her family's love planted firmly in her heart, Harriet looked to the North Star for guidance - and its light helped guide her way out of slavery. Her courage made it possible for her to help others reach freedom, too. In this chapter book biography by best-selling and award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney, listeners learn about the amazing life of Harriet Tubman - and how she persisted. Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton!  Praise for She Persisted: Harriet Tubman: "This chapter-book biography humanizes [Tubman] and brings her to life.... Pinkney and Flint have created a standout series opener." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) "The story-like text moves along at a brisk pace, relating anecdotes that will appeal to young readers." (Booklist)

©2021 Andrea Davis Pinkney; Chelsea Clinton (introduction) (P)2021 Listening Library

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I Am Marie Curie

1 rating

Summary

The first woman to win a Nobel Prize, physicist and chemist Marie Curie is the 19th hero in the New York Times best-selling book biography series about heroes.  This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great - the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction listeners and that always includes the hero's childhood influences.   Audiobook cast of narrators: Saskia Maarleveld Oliver Wyman Jonathan Davis Graham Halstead Donté Bonner Robin Miles Danny Campbell

©2019 Brad Meltzer (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Various
Author: Brad Meltzer
Length: 17 mins
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Who Was Ida B. Wells?

Summary

The story of how a girl born into slavery became an early leader in the civil rights movement and the most famous black female journalist in 19th-century America. Born into slavery in 1862, Ida Bell Wells was freed as a result of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865. Yet she could see just how unjust the world she was living in was. This drove her to become a journalist and activist. Throughout her life, she fought against prejudice and for equality for African Americans. Ida B. Wells would go on to co-own a newspaper, write several books, help cofound the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and fight for women's right to vote.

©2020 Sarah Fabiny (P)2020 Listening Library

Narrator: Robin Eller
Length: 1 hr
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The King of Sting

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Summary

Wildlife expert and Emmy Award-winning Coyote Peterson brings his 12.5 million YouTube subscribers and legions of kid fans a full exploration of his "Sting Zone" adventure series, culminating in his thrilling encounter with the "King of Sting" - the Executioner Wasp. Coyote Peterson, YouTube star, animal enthusiast, and creator of the Brave Adventure series, has tracked down some of the world's most painfully stinging insects and chronicled getting stung by each of them on his YouTube channel. Coyote has saved the best - or possibly the worst - for last, and he's finally ready to share his experience with the most painful sting in the world: the Executioner Wasp. Packed with facts about nature's most misunderstood creatures, The King of Sting is a dream book for any kid that loves animals, bugs, outdoor exploration, and danger!

©2018 Wilderness Productions, LLC (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Coyote Peterson
Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
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I Got This

Summary

New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best seller!  Gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast and Dancing with the Stars champion Laurie Hernandez shares her story in her own words in this debut book for fans of all ages! At 16 years old, Laurie Hernandez has already made many of her dreams come true - and yet it’s only the beginning for this highly accomplished athlete. A Latina Jersey girl, Laurie saw her life take a dramatic turn last summer when she was chosen to be a part of the 2016 US Olympic gymnastics team.  After winning gold in Rio as part of the Final Five, Laurie also earned an individual silver medal for her performance on the balance beam. Nicknamed “the Human Emoji” for her wide-eyed and animated expressions, Laurie continued to dance her way into everyone’s hearts while competing on the hit reality TV show Dancing with the Stars, where she was the youngest ever winner of the Mirrorball Trophy.  Poignant and funny, Laurie’s story is about growing up with the dream of becoming an Olympian and what it took to win gold. She talks about her loving family, her rigorous training, her intense sacrifices, and her amazing triumphs. Be prepared to fall in love with and be mesmerized by America’s newest sweetheart all over again.

©2017 Laurie Hernandez (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
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Who is Stevie Wonder?

Summary

Discover more about Stevie Wonder, the music prodigy whose awards include 25 Grammy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Stevie Wonder is one of the most successful singer-songwriter-musicians of our time. Signing his first record deal when he was only 11, he had his first number one hit when he was 13. Since then he has had 30 US top 10 hits, won a range of awards for his music and his civil rights work, and created such iconic songs as "Isn't She Lovely" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You". Stevie Wonder is a beloved entertainer who continues to tour and perform around the world.

©2016 Jim Gigliotti (P)2017 Listening Library

Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Length: 56 mins
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I Am Sonia Sotomayor

Summary

Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, is the subject of the 16th entry in the New York Times best-selling series of biographies about heroes. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great - the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each audiobook tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest children and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. This entry features Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice.

©2019 Brad Meltzer (P)2019 Listening Library

Author: Brad Meltzer
Length: 25 mins
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Homesick

Summary

This heartwarming fictionalized autobiography tells the story of what it is like for a little girl to be growing up in an unfamiliar place. While other girls her age were enjoying childhood in America, Jean Fritz was in China in the midst of political unrest. During this time, foreigners were becoming more and more unpopular, and evacuation at a moment’s notice was imminent. Although Jean appreciated the beauty of China - the mountains, the countryside, the sea - she knew she belonged in America and longed to make her home there.

©2013 Jean Fritz (P)2013 AudioGO

Narrator: Jean Fritz
Author: Jean Fritz
Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
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Abe's Honest Words

Summary

From the time he was a young boy roaming the forests of the unsettled Midwest, Abraham Lincoln knew in his heart that slavery was deeply wrong. The passion for humanity that defined Lincoln's life shines through in this portrait of a truly great American president.

©2008 Hyperion (P)2016 Weston Woods Studios Inc

Length: 12 mins
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LeBron James: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Players

Summary

Learn the incredible story of the Cleveland Cavaliers' superstar LeBron James! In LeBron James: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Players, you'll hear about the inspirational story of basketball's superstar, LeBron James. This short unauthorized biography of LeBron James highlights his journey so far in the NBA from once-doubted leader to perennial title contender. Few players demand as much excitement from crowds as LeBron James. It does not take a basketball fanatic to recognize and respect the name of LeBron James. Around the world, fans idolize LeBron for his unbelievable athletic prowess and collaborative team-based nature on the court. He has become one of the most respected and professional players in the league today. Learn about LeBron James' journey into the league, his first trip in Cleveland, his four years in Miami, as well as an outlook on his future. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Childhood and High School Years LeBron's NBA Career - James' Rise to All-Star, First Playoffs Appearance, First Trip to the Finals, and more The Decision - Villain Debut, Quest for the Championship, Repeat Title The Decision 2.0 - Returning Home LeBron James' Personal Life King James' Legacy and Future

©2015 Clayton Geoffreys (P)2015 Clayton Geoffreys

Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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Mighty Justice (Young Readers' Edition)

Summary

A young reader's adaptation of Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights, the memoir of activist and trailblazer Dovey Johnson Roundtree, by Katie McCabe. Raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the heart of Jim Crow, Dovey Johnson Roundtree felt the sting of inequality at an early age and made a point to speak up for justice. She was one of the first Black women to break the racial and gender barriers in the US Army when women were barely allowed to serve; a fierce attorney in the segregated courtrooms of Washington, DC; and a minister in Black churches, where women had never before had the chance to speak. In 1955, Roundtree won a landmark bus desegregation case that eventually helped end "separate but equal" and destroy insidious Jim Crow laws across the South.  There are many key figures of the civil rights movement whose names don't often appear in history books, those who fought hard for equality behind the scenes. Developed with the full support of the Dovey Johnson Roundtree Educational Trust and adapted from her memoir, this book brings her inspiring, important story and voice to life.

©2020 Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe (P)2020 Listening Library

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I Am Sacagawea

Summary

Sacagawea, the only Native American included in Lewis and Clark’s historic expedition, joins the inspiring list of heroes whose stories are told in this New York Times best-selling biography series. Sacagawea was the only girl, and the only Native American, to join Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery, which explored the United States from the Mississippi River all the way to the Pacific Ocean in the early 1800s. As a translator, she helped the team communicate with members of the Shoshone tribe across the continent, carrying her child on her back the whole way. By the time the expedition arrived at the west coast, Sacagawea had proved that she truly was a trailblazer. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great - the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each entry tells the story of one of America’s icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest children and that always includes the hero’s childhood influences.

©2019 Brad Meltzer (P)2019 Listening Library

Author: Brad Meltzer
Length: 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Chief Dan George

Summary

Listen to the story of one of the best storytellers of Canada’s Six Nations. Chief Dan George entered the silver screen to represent the indigenous people. He was Tsleil-Waututh actor and poet through and through. He turned down stereotypical roles. Learn about the colorful life of Chief Dan George. Listen to his story today.

©2020 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd. (P)2021 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd.

Narrator: Frank Block
Length: 13 mins
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Heart and Soul

Summary

The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration and unwavering courage. But it is also the story of injustice; of a country divided by law, education, and wealth; of a people whose struggles and achievements helped define their country. Kadir Nelson, one of this generation's most accomplished, award-winning artists, has created an epic yet intimate introduction to the history of America and African Americans, from colonial days through the civil rights movement. Written in the voice of an "Everywoman," an unnamed narrator whose forebears came to this country on slave ships and who lived to cast her vote for the first African American president, Heart and Soul touches on some of the great transformative events and small victories of that history. This inspiring book demonstrates that in gaining their freedom and equal rights, African Americans helped our country achieve its promise of liberty and justice - the true heart and soul of our nation.

©2011 Kadir Nelson (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Debbie Allen
Author: Kadir Nelson
Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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Larry Bird

Summary

In Larry Bird: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Forwards, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball's premier forwards, Larry Bird. Larry Bird had a profound impact on the Boston Celtics' franchise throughout the 1980s, leading the franchise to three NBA Championships. With an extraordinary ability as a two-way player, Bird was gritty, full of heart, and the definition of a superstar. Since retiring from professional basketball, Bird has served many roles, as a head coach and president of basketball operations for the Indiana Pacers. He has continued making history in post-retirement, as he is the only individual to be league MVP, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year. Listen to learn Bird's inspiring story.

©2016 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2016 Calvintir Books, LLC

Narrator: Glynn Amburgey
Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
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HerStory

Summary

Throughout history, girls have often been discussed in terms of what they couldn't or shouldn't do. Not anymore. It's time for herstory‚ a celebration not only of what girls can do but also of the remarkable things women have already accomplished, even when others tried to stop them.  This uplifting and inspiring book follows the stories of 50 powerhouse women from around the world and across time who each managed to change the world as they knew it forever. Telling the stories of their childhood, the challenges they faced, and the impact of their achievements, each tale is a celebration of girl power in its many forms. From astronauts to activists, musicians to mathematicians, these women are sure to motivate young listeners of all backgrounds to focus not on the can'ts and shouldn'ts but on what they can do: anything!

©2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
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Really Professional Internet Person

Summary

Through her pranks, sketches, and videos about everyday life, Jenn has become a mouthpiece for millennials and one of YouTube's fastest rising stars!

Jenn McAllister, better known as JennxPenn, has been obsessed with making videos since she found her parents' video camera at the age of eight. A shy child, Jenn turned to film because, unlike with life, you can always have a do-over.

Really Professional Internet Person offers both an insider's guide to building a successful YouTube channel and an intimate portrait of the surreality of insta-fame and the harsh reality of high school. Brimming with honesty, heart, and Jenn's patented sense of humor, Really Professional Internet Person features top 10 lists, photos, screenshots, social media posts, and never-before-posted stories chronicling Jenn's journey from an anxious middle schooler just trying to fit in to a YouTube sensation unafraid to stand out.

©2015 Jenn McAllister (P)2015 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: Jenn McAllister
Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
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Girls Who Code

Summary

Part how-to, part girl empowerment, and all fun, from the leader of the movement championed by Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Dorsey, and other giants of tech.  Since 2012 the organization Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to and inspired over 10,000 girls across America. Now its founder, Reshma Saujani, wants to inspire you to be a girl who codes! Bursting with down-to-earth explanations of coding principles and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA, this book shows what a huge role computer science plays in our lives and how much fun it can be. No matter your interest - sports, the arts, baking, student government, social justice - coding can help you do what you love and make your dreams come true. Whether you're a girl who's never coded before, a girl who codes, or a parent raising one, this entertaining audiobook will have you itching to create your own apps, games, and robots to make the world a better place.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Reshma Saujani (P)2017 Listening Library

Narrator: Reshma Saujani
Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
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Counting the Stars

Summary

Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or astronauts walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used their knowledge, pencils, adding machines, and writing paper to calculate the orbital mechanics needed to launch spacecraft. Katherine Johnson was one of these mathematicians who used trajectories and complex equations to chart the space program. Even as Virginia’s Jim Crow laws were in place in the early 1950s, Katherine worked analyzing data at the NACA (later NASA) Langley laboratory.  In 1962, as NASA prepared for the orbital mission of John Glenn, Katherine Johnson was called upon, and John Glenn said “get the girl” (Katherine Johnson) to run the numbers by hand to chart the complexity of the orbital flight. He knew that his flight couldn’t work without her unique skills. President Barack Obama awarded Katherine Johnson the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015, and her incredible life inspired the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Length: 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Endurance (Young Readers Edition)

Summary

Discover what it's like to spend a year in space in this awe-inspiring memoir from a real-life NASA astronaut who did just that! Prepare to blast off with astronaut Scott Kelly as he takes listeners on a journey through his year aboard the International Space Station and his life prior to becoming a true American hero. Discover the extreme challenges of long-term spaceflight, the pressures of living in close quarters with people from many countries, the extremely dangerous risk of colliding with space junk, and the unnerving feeling of not being able to help if tragedy strikes at home. Find out the story of Kelly's childhood, his struggles in school, and ultimately the inspiration that sparked his incredible career, and the training to become a test-pilot and then astronaut. This personal and fascinating story, newly adapted for young listeners from The New York Times best seller, will encourage aspiring astronauts and young listeners everywhere to believe in the impossible and reach for the stars "An engaging and high-flying read for nonfiction and space lovers alike." (School Library Journal) "Those who are intrigued by space travel will find this a fascinating book." (Booklist) "Recommend this to readers who are interested in current events and anyone who wants an in-depth look at a STEM-related career." (VOYA)

©2018 Scott Kelly (P)2018 Listening Library

Narrator: George Newbern
Author: Scott Kelly
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Nerves of Steel (Young Readers Edition)

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Summary

The amazing true story of pilot Tammie Jo Shults for young listeners! This autobiography of a woman aviator overcoming gender bias to achieve her dreams will inspire young people to work hard toward their goals, never give up, and stand firm in who God created them to be. A must-hear memoir for girls and boys who are excited for the adventure ahead. Tammie Jo Shults grew up wanting to be a pilot. She worked hard but faced many obstacles and challenges along the way that threatened her dreams. Doing the next right thing kept her spirit alive as she persevered to find her special calling - to serve God and the world around her. Tammie Jo’s path eventually led her to join the navy, where she became one of the first women to fly the F/A-18 Hornet. Her specialized flight training in fighter aircraft honed her skills to a razor’s edge. After her term in the military, she went to work for Southwest Airlines flying Boeing 737s. Years later, those lessons served her well as she was put in the right place at the right time to safely land a crippled plane and save 148 lives. Nerves of Steel (Young Readers Edition): tells the compelling story of a gutsy woman in STEM for eight- to 12-year-olds includes new material, written just for tweens This memoir of hope and perseverance tells Tammie Jo’s story from her days of growing up on a New Mexico ranch to the disaster of Flight 1380 with plenty of action, dogfights, and grace.

©2019 Tammie Jo Shults (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Charity Spencer
Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Planting Stories

Summary

This inspiring biography tells the story of New York City's first Puerto Rican librarian, a woman who championed bilingual literature. When she came to America in 1921, Pura Belpré carried the cuentos folklóricos of her Puerto Rican homeland. Finding a new home at the New York Public Library as a bilingual assistant, she turned her popular retellings into libros and spread story seeds across the land. Today, these seeds have grown into a lush landscape as generations of children and storytellers continue to share her tales and celebrate Pura’s legacy. Brought to life by Anika Aldamuy Denise’s lyrical text, this gorgeous story is perfect for the pioneers in your life.

©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 15 mins
Available on Audible
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All in a Drop

Summary

By building his own microscope, Antony van Leeuwenhoek advanced humanity's understanding of the oft-invisible world around us. Microbes are everywhere: in the soil and oceans, in snow, and inside our bodies. But in Antony van Leeuwenhoek’s time, people believed that what they saw with their own eyes was all that existed in the world. How did a simple tradesman - who didn’t go to college or speak English or Latin like all the other scientists - change everyone’s minds? Proving that remarkable discoveries can come from the most unexpected people and places, this eye-opening biography celebrates the power of curiosity, ingenuity, and persistence.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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Who Is Jane Goodall?

2 ratings

Summary

A life in the wild! Jane Goodall, born in London, England, always loved animals and wanted to study them in their natural habitats. So at age 26, off she went to Africa! Goodall's up-close observations of chimpanzees changed what we know about them and paved the way for many female scientists who came after her. Now her story comes to life in this biography.

©2012 Roberta Edwards (P)2016 Listening Library

Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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Dreamers

Summary

In 1994, 25-year-old Yuyi Morales traveled from her home in Yelapa, Mexico, to the San Francisco Bay Area with her two-month-old son, Kelly, in order to secure permanent residency in this country. Her passage was not easy, and she spoke no English whatsoever. But due in large measure to help and guidance provided by area children's librarians, she learned English the same way her young son learned to read: through the picture books they shared together. In spare, lyrical verse, Yuyi has created a lasting testament to the journeys, both physical and metaphorical, that she and Kelly have taken together in the intervening years. Beautiful and powerful at any time - but given particular urgency as the status of our own Dreamers becomes uncertain - this is a story that is both topical and timeless.

©2018 Yuyi Morales (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Author: Yuyi Morales
Length: 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Daniel Boone?

1 rating

Summary

Called the "Great Pathfinder", Daniel Boone is most famous for opening up the West to settlers through Kentucky. A symbol of America's pioneering spirit Boone was a skilled outdoorsman and an avid reader, although he never attended school. Sydelle Kramer skillfully recounts Boone's many adventures, such as the day he rescued his own daughter from kidnappers.

©2006 Sydelle Kramer (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet

Summary

Bloomsbury presents Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet by Kate Pankhurst, read by Kate Pankhurst, with Adjoa Andoh, Harriet Carmichael and Paul Panting. From best-selling author and illustrator Kate Pankhurst, descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst, comes another 'smart, informative, inclusive and accessible' book about trail-blazing women. This time, it's women who have helped protect our natural world from way before it was on a political agenda. Discover their untold stories. Tackle the plastic problem with Isatou Ceesay by recycling waste into beautiful objects. Marvel at the intelligence of chimpanzees with Jane Goodall. Learn why it's important to shop fair trade and cruelty-free with Anita Roddick and The Body Shop. Resist devastating deforestation and plant seeds of change with Wangari Maathai.  We're in an age when young people like Greta Thunberg are calling for those in power to 'wake up' and take action. Written with hope and encouragement, this audiobook shows that all actions, big and small, can be powerful in the fight against climate breakdown.

©2020 Kate Pankhurst (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire

15 ratings

Summary

From YouTube sensations Dan Howell (danisnotonfire) and Phil Lester (AmazingPhil) comes a laugh-out-loud look into the world created by two awkward guys who share their lives on the Internet. More than eight million YouTube subscribers can't wait for this audiobook! 

Since uploading their first ever videos as teenagers, Dan and Phil have become two of the world's biggest YouTube stars. Now they invite you on a behind-the-scenes journey, filled with absolutely essential advice, tons of humor, lots of awkwardness, and TMI honesty that they will probably regret. Here's just a small sample of the fun surprises listeners can look forward to: 

The inside story of that time they met One Direction. 

Excerpts from Phil's teenage diary. 

Reasons why Dan's a fail (so far). 

How to draw the perfect cat whiskers. 

Reasons why Phil was such a weird kid (back then). 

Quizzes! Which of their dining room chairs represents you emotionally? 

What really happened in Vegas.... 

In The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire, Dan and Phil are candid, heartfelt, and hilarious. Their struggles and success haven't changed their strong friendship or their core belief that it's okay to be weird. The cat whiskers come from within! 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2015 Dan Howell and Phil Lester (P)2015 Listening Library

Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
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Anthony Davis

Summary

Learn the incredible story of the New Orleans Pelicans' star Power Forward Anthony Davis! In Anthony Davis: The Incredible Story of One of Basketball's Most Dynamic Power Forwards, you'll read about the inspirational story of basketball star Anthony Davis. This short unauthorized biography of Anthony Davis highlights his fast rise into the role of a superstar at the young age of 21 (as of the 2014-2015 NBA season). The drafting of Anthony Davis by the New Orleans Pelicans completely redefined the franchise, as the Pelicans have continued to improve year after year since Davis entered the league. Now, alongside a talented supporting cast of Omer Asik, Eric Gordon, Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans, and Ryan Anderson, the Pelicans have continued to grow into a formidable team in the Western Conference. A franchise once lottery-bound has become one of the hottest up and coming franchises in the NBA today. Listen on to learn about Anthony Davis' journey into the league, to his college year at Kentucky leading them to a National Championship before ultimately propelling into the NBA. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Childhood and High School Years College Years at Kentucky Anthony Davis' NBA Career Davis' Personal Life Anthony Davis' Impact on Basketball Anthony Davis' Legacy and Future

©2015 Clayton Geoffreys (P)2015 Clayton Geoffreys

Narrator: Patrick Bennett
Length: 52 mins
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Drum Dream Girl

Summary

Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule - until the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós. She had to keep quiet. She had to practice in secret. But when at last her dream-bright music was heard, everyone sang and danced and decided that both girls and boys should be free to drum and dream. Inspired by the childhood of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese African Cuban girl who broke Cuba's traditional taboo against female drummers, Drum Dream Girl tells an inspiring true story for dreamers everywhere.

©2015 Margarita Engle (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Me...Jane

Summary

The author of the Mutts comic strip and several best-selling children’s books, Patrick McDonnell has been hailed as the next Charles Schulz. In his characteristic heartwarming style, McDonnell tells the story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee, Jubilee. With anecdotes from Goodall’s autobiography, McDonnell makes this true story accessible for the very young - and young at heart.

©2011 Patrick McDonnel (P)2011 Recorded Books

Length: 6 mins
Available on Audible
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A Chance in the World (Young Readers Edition)

Summary

Steve Pemberton's incredible true story teaches us that no matter how broken our past, no matter how great our misfortunes, we have it in us to create a new beginning and to build a place where love awaits. This new adaptation of A Chance in the World for children ages eight to 12 shares Steve's journey with sensitivity, honesty, and hope. Since its publication in 2012, Steve's story has inspired thousands of people around the world. He has shared his story with millions on the Today Show and CBS News. A Chance in the World in this Young Readers Edition teaches children: To begin each day with hope There is goodness in the world, and it is possible to be a beacon of light for others Through age-appropriate prompts how to apply Steve's inspirational message to their own lives as they find encouragement that they can overcome challenging circumstances Everyone comes from different backgrounds and has value Taken from his mother at age three, Steve Klakowicz lives in the clutches of a cruel foster family. He finds his only refuge in a box of books given to him by a kind stranger, books that take him to new worlds he can only imagine. He begins to hope that one day he might have a different life. As he grows, Steve is determined to unravel the mystery of his origins. A fair-complexioned boy with blue eyes, a curly Afro, and a Polish last name, he embarks on an extraordinary quest for his identity, armed with only one clue. Yet nothing is as it appears.

©2012, 2021 Steve Pemberton (P)2021 Thomas Nelson

Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Alfred Hitchcock?

Summary

Known as one of the most influential filmmakers of all time, Alfred Hitchcock's unique vision in movies like Psycho and The Birds sent shivers down our spines and shock waves through the film industry. His innovative camera techniques have been studied for decades, and his gift for storytelling cemented his place in history. Many directors make great movies, but the genius of Hitchcock helped make movies great. Learn how a chubby boy from London became the "Master of Suspense". 

©2016 Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Gildart Jackson
Length: 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Dirk Nowitzki - The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Best European Stars

Summary

Learn the Incredible Story of the Dallas Mavericks' Basketball Superstar Dirk Nowitzki! In Dirk Nowitzki: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Best European Stars, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball's premier power forward, Dirk Nowitzki. Since entering the league in the the late 90s, Dirk Nowitzki has established and remained one of the most dominant power forwards to ever play the game. With a dynamic ability to take ridiculously difficult fadeaway jumpers to popping out to the top of the key for a rainbow three-pointer, Nowitzki has wowed audiences all around the world. While he struggled when first entering the league, Nowitzki worked relentlessly to solidify himself and his future in the NBA. Since then, he has never looked back. Having played alongside talented individuals, including but not limited to Steve Nash and Tyson Chandler, Nowitzki will forever have a legacy as one of the best and most consummate professionals to ever play the game. A quiet superstar just like Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki has consistently delivered over and over again, including the legendary 2011 Championship run of the Dallas Mavericks as they prevailed over a stacked Miami Heat team, led by none other than LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh.

©2016 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2016 Calvintir Books, LLC

Narrator: Jack Heinritz
Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
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A Negro League Scrapbook

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Negro league baseball players didn’t always get the respect that major leaguers received. And yet many - including Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, and Roy Campanella - quickly became standouts in the major leagues after 1947. Others didn’t get to prove their mettle in the majors at all - or not until long past their prime. Leroy “Satchel” Paige mixed his blazing fastball with 29 other devastating pitches to win 42 games and strike out 402 batters in 1936. Credited with 175 stolen bases in one year, speedster James “Cool Papa” Bell delighted fans by scoring from first base on a bunt. And powered by steroid-free meals, Josh Gibson hit 75 homeruns in 1931 - with one blast sailing 580 feet and another shattering a seat in Yankee Stadium. New York Times best-selling author Carole Boston Weatherford compiles an enthralling summary of Negro league history that includes fascinating tidbits about prominent pitchers, hitters, utility players, teams, and traditions.

©2005 Carole Boston Weatherford (P)2008 Recorded Books

Narrator: Ezra Knight
Length: 32 mins
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The Tinker's Daughter: A Story Based on the Life of Mary Bunyan

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John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's Progress, only mentioned one of his children in his memoirs: Mary. Born blind in 17th-century England, she held a special place in her father's heart. When Mr. Bunyan was arrested for unlawful preaching, young Mary travels the streets of Bedford each day, bringing soup to the prison. She resolves to prove she is independent and not hindered by her blindness. Only when she realizes she needs help does she turn to the Lord, the source of all strength. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2002 Wendy Lawton (P)2018 Oasis Audio

Narrator: Jill Monaco
Author: Wendy Lawton
Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
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Four Perfect Pebbles

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"If she could find four perfect pebbles of almost exactly the same size and shape, it meant that her family would remain whole. Mama and papa and she and Albert would survive Bergen-Belsen. The four of them might even survive the Nazis' attempt to destroy every last Jew in Europe...." Marion Blumenthal Lazan's unforgettable memoir recalls the devastating years that shaped her childhood. Following Hitler's rise to power, the Blumenthal family - father, mother, Marion, and her brother, Albert - were trapped in Nazi Germany. They managed eventually to get to Holland, but soon thereafter it was occupied by the Nazis. For the next six and a half years the Blumenthals were forced to live in refugee, transit, and prison camps that included Westerbork in Holland and the notorious Bergen-Belsen in Germany. Though they all survived the camps, Walter Blumenthal, the father, succumbed to typhus just after liberation. It took three more years of struggled and waiting before Marion. Albert, and their mother at last obtained the necessary papers and boarded ship for the UNited States. Their story is one of horror and hardship, but it is also a tory of courage, hope, and the will to survive.

©1999 Lila Perl (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
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On the Horizon

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From two-time Newbery Medalist and living legend Lois Lowry comes a moving account of the lives lost in two of WWII's most infamous events: Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima.  Lois Lowry looks back at history through a personal lens as she draws from her own memories as a child in Hawaii and Japan, as well as from historical research, in this stunning work in verse for young listeners. On the Horizon tells the story of people whose lives were lost or forever altered by the twin tragedies of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. Based on the lives of soldiers at Pearl Harbor and civilians in Hiroshima, On the Horizon contemplates humanity and war through verse that sings with pain, truth, and the importance of bridging cultural divides. This masterful work emphasizes empathy and understanding in search of commonality and friendship, vital lessons for students as well as citizens of today’s world. In turns haunting, heartbreaking, and uplifting, On the Horizon will remind listeners of the horrors and heroism in our past, as well as offer hope for our future.  "For a first-time audiobook narrator, Lowry is a natural. Her plain-spoken delivery is entrancing. There's an elegiac cadence to her sentences, and you can hear her smile when she remembers the soft Hawaiian words of her youth." (The New York Times)

©2020 Lois Lowry (P)2020 Listening Library

Narrator: Lois Lowry
Author: Lois Lowry
Length: 38 mins
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Amos Fortune, Free Man

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A Newbery Medal Winner When Amos Fortune was only 15 years old, he was captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts, where he was sold at auction. Although his freedom had been taken, Amos never lost his dignity and courage. For 45 years, Amos worked as a slave and dreamed of freedom. And, at age 60, he finally began to see those dreams come true.

©1951, 1989 Elizabeth Yates (P)2018 Listening Library

Narrator: Roslyn Ruff
Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
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Starstruck

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Young Neil deGrasse Tyson was starstruck when he first visited the sky theater at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. He couldn't believe the crowded, glittering night sky at the planetarium was real - until a visit to the country years later revealed the impossible.  That discovery was like rocket fuel for Neil's passion about space. His quest for knowledge took him from the roof of his apartment building to a science expedition in Northwest Africa, to a summer astronomy camp beneath a desert sky, and finally back home to become the director of the Hayden Planetarium, where it all began. Before long, Neil became America's favorite guide to the cosmos.  This story of how one boy's quest for knowledge about space led him to become a star scientist is perfect for young children who are fascinated by the universe, aspiring scientists, and the dreamer in all of us. It will ignite your own sense of wonder.

©2018 Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 18 mins
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Nelson Mandela

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Audie Award Finalist, Children's Titles for Ages Up to 8, 2014 This is the story of a young boy who grew up to become president of South Africa. His lifelong quest was to establish equality for people of all colors.

©2013 HarperCollins (P)2013 Weston Woods

Narrator: Forest Whitaker
Author: Kadir Nelson
Length: 8 mins
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Orphan Train Rider

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Between 1854 and 1930, more than 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children were sent west on orphan trains to find new homes. Some were adopted by loving families; others were not as fortunate. In recent years, some of the riders have begun to share their stories. Andrea Warren alternates chapters about the history of the orphan trains with the story of Lee Nailling, who in 1926 rode an orphan train to Texas.

©1996 Andrea Warren (P)2013 AudioGO

Narrator: Laura Hicks
Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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Climate Rebels

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Brought to you by Puffin. On the outskirts of the Milky Way, floating slowly through space, there hangs a planet unlike any other. It has oceans, deserts, jungles and mountains. It has life that swims, life that soars and life that swings through the trees. It is a place of dazzling variety and infinite wonder - and it's the only world we've got.  Climate change is happening, now. But it's not too late to change the story.  Meet the humans, from around the world, who are fighting to save our planet. This is your call to arms. Featuring 25 hopeful stories including Greta Thunberg, David Attenborough, Jane Goodall, Wangari Maathai - as well as lesser-known heroes, such as turtle-protector Len Peters, the guardians of the Amazon rainforest, and the poacher patrollers The Black Mambas. This book will transport you from the poles, to the oceans, to the rainforests, with iconic illustration. These are true stories to make you think, make you cry, make you hope - and these are stories to make us all stand together and protect our home. These stories are the proof that one person's small changes can grow into something big, and powerful, and world-changing. So listen on to be inspired, as we take our future in our own hands, and together save planet Earth - for all the living things that call it their home.

©2020 Ben Lerwill (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Author: Ben Lerwill
Length: 2 hrs
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I Am Albert Einstein

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We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times best-selling biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. Even when he was a kid, Albert Einstein did things his own way. He thought in pictures instead of words, and his special way of thinking helped him understand big ideas like the structure of music and why a compass always points north. Those ideas made him want to keep figuring out the secrets of the universe. Other people thought he was just a dreamer, but because of his curiosity, Einstein grew up to be one of the greatest scientists the world has ever known. What makes a hero? This lively, fun biography series by best-selling author Brad Meltzer answers the question, one great role model at a time.

©2019 Brad Meltzer (P)2019 Listening Library

Author: Brad Meltzer
Length: 13 mins
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Who Was Benedict Arnold?

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Find out how this one-time American hero became the country's most notorious traitor. As a young child, Benedict Arnold never shied away from a fight. So when the French and Indian War began in 1754, Benedict was eager to join the militia and fight for the British colonies in America. And when he was 18 years old, he got his chance. Arnold had no idea that less than 20 years later, he would be fighting against the British in the Revolutionary War.  Now the captain of his own militia, Benedict won the admiration of his troops and George Washington when he captured a major British fort. He continued fighting for the colonies and was even considered a patriotic war hero after being wounded in battle. But in 1780, Benedict made a decision that no one could anticipate. He betrayed his fellow Americans and joined the British army.  Author James Buckley Jr. takes us through Benedict's life and explains the events that led him to switch sides and become the most famous turncoat in American history.

©2020 James Buckley (P)2020 Listening Library

Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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Dancing Hands

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As a little girl, Teresa Carreño loved to let her hands dance across the beautiful keys of the piano. If she felt sad, music cheered her up, and when she was happy, the piano helped her share that joy. Soon she was writing her own songs and performing in grand cathedrals. Then a revolution in Venezuela forced her family to flee to the United States. Teresa felt lonely in this unfamiliar place, where few of the people she met spoke Spanish. Worst of all, there was fighting in her new home, too - the Civil War.  Still, Teresa kept playing, and soon she grew famous as the talented Piano Girl who could play anything from a folk song to a sonata - so famous, in fact, that President Abraham Lincoln wanted her to play at the White House! Yet with the country torn apart by war, could Teresa’s music bring comfort to those who needed it most?

©2019 Margarita Engle (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Messi

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Meet Messi - Ultimate Football Hero.  'The Barcelona fans were already standing - they had seen the things that Lionel could do with the ball at his feet.' Lionel Messi is a legend - Barcelona's star player and the world's best footballer. But when he was young, he was so small that his friends called him 'Little Leo' and coaches worried he wasn't big enough. Yet through bravery, talent and hard work, he proved them wrong. Messi tells the magical story of how the tiniest boy in South America grew up to become the greatest player on earth. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Told in fast-paced, action-packed style with sound effects that transport you straight into the middle of all the exhilarating action of the football pitch, these audiobooks are perfect for the whole family to share and enjoy.

©2019 Matt Oldfield and Tom Oldfield (P)2019 Bonnier Books UK

Narrator: Joe Jameson
Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
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Isaac Newton - Pionier der Physik

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Seine Entdeckungen zu Licht und Farben, zur Schwerkraft und zur höheren Mathematik revolutionierten das menschliche Denken und die Vorstellung von unserer Welt. Newton erfand nicht nur eine neue Art von Teleskop, sondern entwickelte auch die Infinitesimalrechnung und formulierte das Newtonsche Gravitationsgesetz. Fiel da vorher wirklich ein Apfel auf seinen Kopf? Als Wissenschaftshistoriker befasst sich Prof. Dr. Jürgen Renn vom Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte mit der Frage, wie sich menschliches Wissen entwickelt und entwickelt hat. Er kann die komplexen Erkenntnisse des Universalgenies anschaulich erklären und beschreiben, was Newton so besonders macht. In deiner Audible-Bibliothek findest du für dieses Hörerlebnis eine PDF-Datei mit zusätzlichem Material.

©2018 headroom soundproduction GmbH & Co. (P)2018 headroom soundproduction GmbH & Co.

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Dave the Potter

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Laban Carrick Hill, the best-selling author of the National Book Award Finalist Harlem Stomp, here delivers an inspiring and lyrical story of a gifted craftsman who lived in South Carolina two centuries ago. Dave’s superb artistry and the deeply observant poetry he carved onto his pots reveal how he transcended the limitations he faced as a slave.

©2010 Laban Carrick Hill (P)2011 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kevin R. Free
Length: 14 mins
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Odell Beckham Jr.: The Inspiring Story of One of Football's Greatest Wide Receivers

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Learn the inspiring story of the Cleveland Browns' star, Odell Beckham Jr.! Listen on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet, or Kindle device! One of many riveting listens in the Football Biography Books series by Clayton Geoffreys. In Odell Beckham Jr.: The Inspiring Story of One of Football's Greatest Wide Receivers, you will learn the story of one of football's star players. Since entering the National Football League, Beckham Jr. has set records. In 2016, he became the fastest player in league history to have recorded 200 career receptions along with 4,000 career receiving yards. He truly is a special player, with a clutch gene that allows him to rise to any occasion. It will be exciting to continue to watch Beckham Jr.'s career unfold, as he has already achieved so much at the time of this writing (three-time Pro Bowl status, two-time Second-team All-Pro, Offensive Rookie of the Year, SEC champion in college). Pick up this unauthorized biography today to learn the inspiring story behind football star, Odell Beckham Jr.! This is the perfect football chapter book for sports fans of all ages.  Here is a preview of what is inside this Odell Beckham Jr. biography book:  Childhood and early life High school career College career NFL career Getting drafted, Offensive Rookie of the Year, not slowing down, the rise to stardom, the injury season The return, final year with the Giants, trade to Cleveland, a fresh start OBJ's personal life Beckham Jr.'s impact on football Legacy and future

©2020 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2020 Calvintir Books, LLC

Narrator: Andrew J. Sholl
Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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The Suffragist Playbook

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Do you have a cause you’re passionate about? Take a few tips from the suffragists, who led one of the largest, longest, and least well-known movements in American history. The women’s suffrage movement was decades in the making and came with many harsh setbacks. But it resulted in a permanent victory: women’s right to vote. How did the suffragists do it? One hundred years later, an eye-opening look at their playbook shows that some of their strategies seem oddly familiar. Women’s marches at inauguration time? Check. Publicity stunts, optics, and influencers? They practically invented them. Petitions, lobbying, speeches, raising money, and writing articles? All of that, too.  From moments of inspiration to some of the movement’s darker aspects - including the racism of some suffragist leaders, violence against picketers, and hunger strikes in jail - this clear-eyed view takes in the role of key figures: Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard, Ida B. Wells, Alice Paul, and many more. Engagingly narrated by Lucinda Robb and Rebecca Boggs Roberts, whose friendship goes back generations (to their grandmothers, Lady Bird Johnson and Lindy Boggs, and their mothers, Lynda Robb and Cokie Roberts), this unique melding of seminal history and smart tactics is sure to capture the attention of activists-in-the-making today.

©2020 Lucinda Robb and Rebecca Boggs Roberts, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tovah Ott
Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
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The Cat Man of Aleppo

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The Caldecott Honor-winning true story of Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel, who in the midst of the Syrian Civil War offered safe haven to Aleppo's abandoned cats. Aleppo's city center no longer echoes with the rich, exciting sounds of copper-pot pounding and traditional sword sharpening. His neighborhood is empty - except for the many cats left behind. Alaa loves Aleppo, but when war comes his neighbors flee to safety, leaving their many pets behind. Alaa decides to stay - he can make a difference by driving an ambulance, carrying the sick and wounded to safety. One day he hears hungry cats calling out to him on his way home. They are lonely and scared, just like him. He feeds and pets them to let them know they are loved. The next day more cats come, and then even more! There are too many for Alaa to take care of on his own. Alaa has a big heart, but he will need help from others if he wants to keep all of his new friends safe.

©2020 Karim Shamsi-Basha and Irene Latham (P)2020 Listening Library

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Through the Wardrobe

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As a child, Clive Staples Lewis imagined many things...heroic animals and knights in armor and a faraway land called Boxen. He even thought of a new name for himself - at 4 years old, he decided he was more of a Jack. As he grew up, though, Jack found that the real world was not as just as the one in his imagination. No magic could heal the sick or stop a war, and a bully’s words could pierce as sharply as a sword. So Jack withdrew into books and eventually became a well-known author for adults. But he never forgot the epic tales of his boyhood, and one day a young girl’s question about an old family wardrobe inspired him to write a children’s story about a world hidden beyond its fur coats...a world of fauns and queens and a lion named Aslan. A world of battles between good and evil, where people learned courage and love and forgiveness. A magical realm called Narnia. And the books he would write about this kingdom would change his life and that of children the world over.

©2020 Lina Maslo (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Author: Lina Maslo
Length: 33 mins
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The Love of a King

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All he wanted to do was to marry the woman he loved. But his country said ’No!’ He was Edward VIII, King of Great Britain, King of India, King of Australia, and king of 39 other countries. And he loved the wrong woman. She was beautiful and she loved him - but she was already married to another man. It was a love story that shook the world. The king had to choose: to be king, or to have love... and leave his country, never to return. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English.

©1989 Oxford University Press (P)2008 Oxford University Press

Author: Peter Dainty
Length: 59 mins
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Pau Gasol: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Most Versatile Power Forwards

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Learn the Incredible Story of the Chicago Bulls' Pau Gasol! Since entering the NBA, Pau Gasol has created a legacy for himself as one of the best international basketball players to play in the NBA. As a dominant leader of the Memphis Grizzlies, a key contributor to an LA Lakers championship team, and now a valued member of the Chicago Bulls, Pau Gasol has adapted well to the different chapters of his basketball career, maintaining relevance on the court as a respected veteran. In this book we'll explore how Pau ended up in the NBA as well as the impact he has left behind on the game. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Childhood in Spain FC Barcelona in Spain NBA Career Starts in Memphis End of an Era, Trade to LA Going to Chicago Olympic Competition Personal Life Impact on Basketball and Beyond Legacy in the NBA

©2016 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2016 Calvintir Books, LLC

Narrator: Dan Carroll
Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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Zion Williamson

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In the dark of a Carolina night on the edge of morning, a young man is awoken by an alarm at six am. He wakes up, groggy from his sleep, and thinks about how easy it would be to hit snooze and go back to sleep. But he knows he is destined for something great, a future that will require a little extra of him, so he laces up his shoes and heads to the gym to outwork the competition before they even wake up. “A once-in-a-generation athlete.” “The most explosive athlete to play the game.” People have tried to describe Zion Williamson in a variety of different ways, but none of these descriptions really capture the true essence of who is his. In Zion Williamson, we will tell the story of how Zion went viral with his powerful dunks and captured the nation’s attention by overcoming a potentially devastating injury. The story of Zion Williamson isn’t just a story of someone who was gifted with nearly infinite athletic talent and coasted on it. It’s the story of a young man who accepted the challenge of being a highly talented athlete and became Zion, a cultural icon.

©2019 Broad Base LLC (P)2020 Broad Base LLC

Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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How They Croaked

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Best-selling author Georgia Bragg delights young people with her quirky characters and unique subject matter. How They Croaked provides all the gory details of the awful ends of 19 awfully famous people. It details Ludwig Van Beethoven’s expansive finale, Henry VII’s explosive end, Albert Einstein’s great brain escape, and Marie Curie’s glowing demise.

©2011 Georgia Bragg (P)2011 Recorded Books,LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
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On the Court with...LeBron James

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Outstanding. Unbelievable. Mind-blowing. These are just a few of the words used to describe the talents of LeBron James. He was a sensation in his early days playing AAU ball in Akron, Ohio, and continued to amaze through his four years as a high school phenomenon. Now going into his fifth year as a star of the Cleveland Cavaliers, he is touted as the best player in basketball today. And for good reason: His dunks are monstrous, his no-look passes are things of beauty, his three-pointers seem effortless. But even more importantly, he is that one-of-a-kind superstar whose main goal isn't to rack up the stats - it's to make his team better. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2008 Matt Christopher (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
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Jimmy Butler: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Best All-Around Shooting Guards

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Learn the Incredible Story of the Chicago Bulls' Basketball Superstar Jimmy Butler! In Jimmy Butler: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Best All-Around Shooting Guards, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball's premier shooting guards, Jimmy Butler. Since quickly emerging as one of the key leaders of the Chicago Bulls franchise, Jimmy Butler has established himself as one of the best two-way players to play in today's game. While Derrick Rose was the leader of the Chicago Bulls for the first few years of Butler's career, it could be argued that Butler has since become the main leader of the Bulls when Rose unfortunately came down with a series of tough injuries. Once overlooked in the NBA Draft, as Butler was drafted with the 30th overall pick in 2011, Butler has proven all the scouts wrong on their initial assessments of his abilities, as Butler had demonstrated a high degree of athleticism, basketball intelligence, and influence over games. It will be interesting to watch as Jimmy Butler continues to develop his basketball career, what accomplishments he will be able to achieve. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Early life and childhood College years (freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year) Jimmy Butler's NBA career (through halfway of the 2015-2016 season) Butler's personal life Jimmy Butler's impact on basketball Butler's legacy and future

©2016 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2016 Calvintir Books, LLC

Narrator: BJ Fessant
Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
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Sachiko

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This striking work of narrative nonfiction tells the true story of six-year-old Sachiko Yasui's survival of the Nagasaki atomic bomb on August 9, 1945 and the heartbreaking and lifelong aftermath. Having conducted extensive interviews with Sachiko Yasui, Caren Stelson shares the true story of a young girl who survived the atomic bomb and chronicles her long journey to find peace. This special book offers listeners a remarkable new perspective on the final moments of World War II and their aftermath.

©2016 Caren B. Stelson (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
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Hitler's Last Days

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By early 1945 the destruction of the German Nazi state seems certain. The Allied forces, led by American generals George S. Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower, are gaining control of Europe, leaving German leaders scrambling. Facing defeat, Adolf Hitler flees to a secret bunker with his new wife, Eva Braun, and his beloved dog, Blondi. It is there that all three would meet their ends, thus ending the Third Reich and one of the darkest chapters of history. Hitler's Last Days is a gripping account of the death of one of the most reviled villains of the 20th century - a man whose regime of murder and terror haunts the world even today. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing Patton, this audiobook will have young listeners - and grown-ups, too - hooked on history.

©2015 Bill O'Reilly (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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Robin Hood, El Que Robaba a Los Ricos Para Darle a los Pobres

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Las aventuras del mas famoso proscrito Ingles en contra de las maquinaciones de Juan Sin Tierra. Robin Hood tuvo que refugiarse en los bosques por defender al rey prisionero, Ricardo Corazón de León de las maquinaciones de su hermano, Juan sin Tierr. Ahí nace uno de los personajes de aventuras que han sabido perdurar a través de los tiempos y que en este audio está dramatizado en forma emocionante.  These are the adventures of the Robin Hood, the famous Englishman who had to find shelter in the forests for defending the rights of King Richard the Lion Heart from the intrigues of his evil brother. The story of one of the most famous figures in adventure literature is here dramatized in a very exciting way. Note: This is audiobook is in Spanish.

©2007 Editorial Fonolibros, SA. (P)2007 Editorial Fonolibros, SA.

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26 Fairmount Avenue

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In a heartwarming first-person account, dePaola retells his experiences at home and in school when he was a boy. 26 Fairmount Avenue is full of humor, drama, suspense and just the day-to-day ups and downs of a little boy's life.

©2001 Tomie dePaola (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

Narrator: Tomie dePaola
Length: 47 mins
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Brett Favre

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Learn the inspiring story of the Green Bay Packers' legendary quarterback Brett Favre! In Brett Favre: The Inspiring Story of One of Football's Greatest Quarterbacks, you will learn the inspirational story of one of football's greatest quarterbacks, Brett Favre. To this day, Brett Favre remains one of the most popular NFL quarterbacks and with good reason: he left an incredible legacy on the game. Being the only player to ever win the Most Valuable Player award three consecutive seasons, Favre's impact on his teams was profound. A Super Bowl Champion and 11-time Pro Bowl selection, Favre was one of the most dominant quarterbacks in the 1990s and early 2000s. In this book, we'll learn more about Favre's' journey into the NFL, his impact on the game, and his everlasting legacy as one of the greatest quarterbacks to play the game. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Chapter 1: Early Life and Childhood Years Chapter 2: High School Years Chapter 3: College Years at Southern Mississippi Chapter 4: Brett Favre's Professional Career Chapter 5: Brett Favre's Personal Life Conclusion

©2016 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2016 Calvintir Books, LLC

Narrator: Charles Craig
Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
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Miguel's Brave Knight

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This fictionalized first-person biography-in-verse of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra follows the early years of the child who grew up to pen Don Quixote, the first modern novel. The son of a gambling, vagabond barber-surgeon, Miguel looks to his own imagination for an escape from his family's troubles and finds comfort in his colorful daydreams.  At a time when access to books was limited and imaginative books were considered evil, Miguel is inspired by storytellers and wandering actors who perform during festivals. He longs to tell stories of his own. When he is 19, four of his poems are published, launching the career of one of the greatest writers in the Spanish language.

©2017 Margarita Engle (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Thom Rivera
Length: 21 mins
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Davy Crockett

Summary

Crockett is the ultimate American backwoods legend. Actor Nicolas Cage narrates this lively tale, which follows the original ring-tailed roarer of the western woods through a series of outlandish adventures, including his campaign for Congress and the Battle of the Alamo, where he literally brags himself into American history. Musical accompaniment by David Bromberg. Ages five and up. Part of the award-winning Rabbit Ears series, American Heroes and Legends.

©2012 Rabbit Ears Entertainment, LLC (P)2016 Rabbit Ears Entertainment, LLC

Narrator: Nicolas Cage
Length: 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Ugly

4 ratings

Summary

A funny, moving, and true story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face that's perfect for fans of Wonder - now available in the U.S.

When Robert Hoge was born, he had a tumor the size of a tennis ball in the middle of his face and short, twisted legs. Surgeons removed the tumor and made him a new nose from one of his toes.

Amazingly, he survived - with a face that would never be the same.

Strangers stared at him. Kids called him names, and adults could be cruel, too. Everybody seemed to agree that he was “ugly”. But Robert refused to let his face define him. He played pranks, got into trouble, had adventures with his big family, and finally found a sport that was perfect for him to play. And Robert came face to face with the biggest decision of his life, he followed his heart.

This poignant memoir about overcoming bullying and thriving with disabilities shows that what makes us “ugly” also makes us who we are. It features a reflective foil cover and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

©2016 Robert Hoge (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Robert Hoge
Author: Robert Hoge
Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Queen Victoria?

1 rating

Summary

Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian Era, a period of industrial, cultural, scientific, and political change that was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. But Victoria was raised under close supervision and near isolation until she became Queen of the United Kingdom at the young age of 18. She married her first cousin, Albert, and had nine children who married into families across Europe. By the time she had earned the nickname "The Grandmother of Europe" and the title "Empress of India", it was indeed true that the sun never set on the British Empire. Publicly, she became a national icon, but privately, who was Queen Victoria? 

©2014 Jim Gigliotti (P)2017 Listening Library

Narrator: Jayne Entwistle
Length: 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Ray Allen

Summary

Learn the incredible story of NBA star shooter and All-Star Ray Allen! In Ray Allen: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Shooters, you'll hear about the inspirational story of basketball star Ray Allen. Ray Allen will go down in the history of basketball as one of the sharpest and most talented shooters to ever play the game. With an incredible ability to roll off screens and release the ball with an elite level of accuracy, Ray Allen struck fear in the eyes of hundreds of defenses throughout his NBA career. A two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, it's easy to say that Ray Allen has had a storied career. Ray represents many things that coaches love: a consummate professional who has a relentless work ethic to be the best at his craft. Years before the latest generation of talent like Stephen Curry entered the league, Ray Allen was the man kids around the world would emulate, shooting threes from their backyard aspiring to be like Ray. In this book, we'll explore Ray's journey into the NBA, his career, as well as his legacy on the game of basketball.

©2016 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2016 Calvintir Books, LLC

Narrator: BJ Fessant
Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

6 ratings

Summary

Listeners can discover all the foul facts about the Terrible Tudors on this audiobook, including why Henry VIII thought he'd married a horse, which shocking swear words they simply loved to say and how an awful Tudor axeman kept botching the job. These bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

©1993 Terry Deary & Martin Brown (P)2013 Scholastic UK

Narrator: Terry Deary
Length: 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Is David Beckham?

1 rating

Summary

Whether you call it football or soccer, there's no disputing that David Beckham is one of the best players in the history of the game! Whenever a young David Beckham was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he'd always answer with the same response: I want to be a footballer. This English native got his wish when he joined the Manchester United team in 1991. Since then, he has been crossing, bending, and free-kicking his way to stardom. In his 20-year career as a professional soccer player, he has won 19 major trophies and appeared at three FIFA World Cup tournaments.  David Beckham has become an international cultural icon for his soccer skills, his charity work, and his fashionable wife and family. Young soccer fans are in for a treat with this Who HQ audiobook.

©2020 Ellen Labrecque (P)2020 Listening Library

Narrator: Steve West
Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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She Persisted in Sports

Summary

From Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger, the number one New York Times best-selling team behind She Persisted, comes a new book featuring women athletes who overcame and inspired - just in time for the Olympics! Throughout history, women have been told that they couldn't achieve their dreams, no matter how hard they tried. Women athletes have faced their own unique set of challenges, across countless sports and levels of play. In this third She Persisted book, Chelsea Clinton introduces listeners to women who have excelled in their sports because of their persistence.  She Persisted in Sports is an audiobook for everyone who has ever aimed for a goal and been told it wasn't theirs to hit, for everyone who has ever raced for a finish line that seemed all too far away, and for everyone who has ever felt small or unimportant while out on the field. Alexandra Boiger's inspiring work shows listeners of all ages that, no matter what obstacles come their way, they have the power to persist and succeed. This audiobook features: Margaret Ives Abbott, Gertrude Ederle, Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, Wilma Rudolph, Jean Driscoll, Mia Hamm (and the 1996 Olympic soccer team), Kristi Yamaguchi, Venus and Serena Williams, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings, Diana Taurasi, Simone Biles, Ibtihaj Muhammad, and Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux.

©2020 Chelsea Clinton (P)2020 Listening Library

Narrator: Chelsea Clinton
Length: 15 mins
Available on Audible
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George vs. George

Summary

George Washington and King George III of Britain had a great deal in common - aside from sharing the same first name. Both loved to hunt and farm, both towered above most other men of their day, and both were dedicated husbands and fathers. Yet despite their similarities, they were destined to become bitter enemies. As the Revolutionary War erupted, people on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean formed very different opinions. To the patriotic American colonists, George Washington was a hero and King George a tyrant. And to the British (along with the crown loyalists in America), George Washington was considered a traitor while King George remained a loving father of the people. Truly there are two sides to every story in history.

©2004 Rosalyn Schanzer (P)2008 Recorded Books

Narrator: Jonathan Hogan
Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Small Acts of Amazing Courage

Summary

It is 1918, six months after the end of World War I, and Rosalind awaits the return of her father from the war. While it is common practice for British children in India to be packed off to boarding school at the age of 6, Rosalind is unusual because she lives and is schooled in India because her mother insists. The heart of this penetrating story is Rosalind's coming of age set against the hardship of life for the Indian people, Rosalind's daily life in India, the rise of Ghandi and Rosalind's coming to make her own decisions and become her own person.

©2011 Gloria Whelan (P)2011 Listening Library

Narrator: Mandy Williams
Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Guys Write for Guys Read

Summary

This fast-paced, high-energy collection of short works features today's most popular writers and illustrators on what it means to be a guy. Contributors include Chris Crutcher, Stephen King, Matt Groening, Daniel Pinkwater, Neil Gaiman, and many more.

©2005, 2008 Jon Scieszka (P)2018 Listening Library

Narrator: Greg Abbey
Author: Jon Scieszka
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Paul George: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Most Dynamic Small Forwards

Summary

Learn the Inspiring Story of the Indiana Pacers' Star Paul George! In Paul George: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Most Dynamic Small Forwards, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball's premier small forwards, Paul George. Since joining the NBA, Paul George has quickly emerged as one of the league's best small forwards, leading the Indiana Pacers to reemerge as contenders in the growingly competitive Eastern Conference. It is hard to believe that so many teams passed on Paul George back in the 2010 NBA Draft when he easily became one of the best draft picks out of that year's draft. While Paul George suffered from a devastating injury as a member of Team USA, he has demonstrated an incredible amount of resilience as he nursed his injury and returned to full force starting in the 2015-2016 NBA season. It will be exciting to see where George can take the Pacers in the years to come. Early Life and Childhood High School Years of Paul George Paul George's College Years at California State University, Fresno Paul George's NBA Career Getting Drafted Rookie Season Second Year Third Year and Breakout Year George's Fourth Year, 2013-14 Season Team USA Training Camp, Broken Leg, and Eight Months Out Road to Recovery and the Return The Real Return of Paul George (2015-16 Season) And more!

©2016 Clayton Geoffreys (P)2016 Clayton Geoffreys

Narrator: BJ Fessant
Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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John Lasseter: The Whiz Who Made Pixar King (Legends of Animation)

Summary

A two-time Academy Award-winning director and animator, John Lasseter is a founding member of and the creative force behind Pixar Animation Studios. Pixar is responsible for ushering in the age of computer-animation and revolutionizing the industry, having produced blockbuster features such as Cars, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc., and Wall-E. Lasseter began his career in animation at Walt Disney Feature Animation, where he soon became fascinated by the potential for creating animation using computer-generated images. After a move to a division of Lucasfilm that would later become Pixar, Lasseter wrote, directed, and produced many computer-animated short films and television commercials, including the first completely computer-animated short to win an Oscar, Tin Toy. He then began work on the first computer-animated feature film, the landmark Toy Story, which forever changed the animation industry. In John Lasseter: The Whiz Kid Who Made Pixar King, learn how this creative mind keeps bringing lasting characters and stories to the big screen through the wizardry of animation.

©2012 Jeff Lenburg (P)2013 Jeff Lenburg

Narrator: Stan Jenson
Author: Jeff Lenburg
Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Were the Beatles?

Summary

Almost everyone can sing along with the Beatles, but how many young listeners know their whole story?   Geoff Edgers, a Boston Globe reporter and hard-core Beatles fan, brings the Fab Four to life in this Who Was...? book. Listeners will learn about their childhoods in Liverpool, their first forays into rock music, what Beatlemania was like, and why they broke up. It's all here in an easy-to-listen-to narrative!

©2006 Geoff Edgers (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Author: Geoff Edgers
Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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I Am Frida Kahlo

Summary

The famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is the 23rd hero in the New York Times best-selling picture-book biography series, adapted for audio, from Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great - the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each audiobook tells the story of an icon in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction listeners and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. This audiobook features Frida Kahlo, the renowned Mexican painter and activist. After surviving a bus crash, she made her mark in art history for her unique way of looking at the world and integrating her own image and life into her paintings.

©2021 Brad Meltzer (P)2021 Listening Library

Narrator:
Author: Brad Meltzer
Length: 16 mins
Available on Audible
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We Had to Be Brave

Summary

Sibert Honor author Deborah Hopkinson illuminates the true stories of Jewish children who fled Nazi Germany, risking everything to escape to safety on the Kindertransport. Ruth David was growing up in a small village in Germany when Adolf Hitler rose to power in the 1930s. Under the Nazi Party, Jewish families like Ruth's experienced rising anti-Semitic restrictions and attacks. Just going to school became dangerous. By November 1938, anti-Semitism erupted into Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, and unleashed a wave of violence and forced arrests. Days later, desperate volunteers sprang into action to organize the Kindertransport, a rescue effort to bring Jewish children to England. Young people like Ruth David had to say good-bye to their families, unsure if they'd ever be reunited. Miles from home, the Kindertransport refugees entered unrecognizable lives, where food, clothes - and, for many of them, language and religion - were startlingly new. Meanwhile, the onset of war and the Holocaust visited unimaginable horrors on loved ones left behind. Somehow, these rescued children had to learn to look forward, to hope. Through the moving and often heart-wrenching personal accounts of Kindertransport survivors, critically acclaimed and award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson paints the timely and devastating story of how the rise of Hitler and the Nazis tore apart the lives of so many families and what they were forced to give up in order to save these children.

©2020 Scholastic Inc. (P)2020 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: Lauren Irwin
Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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They Had a Dream

Summary

Traces the progression of the civil rights movement and its effect on history through biographical sketches of four prominent and influential African Americans: Frederick Douglass, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X.

©1993 Jules Archer (P)2018 Listening Library

Narrator: Roscoe Orman
Author: Jules Archer
Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Brown Girl Dreaming

3 ratings

Summary

Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.

©2014 Jacqueline Woodson (P)2014 Penguin Audio

Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was George Washington Carver?

Summary

Born in 1860s Missouri, nobody expected George Washington Carver to succeed. Slaves were not allowed to be educated. After the Civil War, Carver enrolled in classes and proved to be a star student.  He became the first black student at Iowa State Agricultural College and later its first black professor. He went on to the Tuskegee Institute where he specialized in botany (the study of plants) and developed techniques to grow crops better.  His work with vegetables, especially peanuts, made him famous and changed agriculture forever. He went on to develop nearly 100 household products and more than 100 recipes using peanuts.

©2015 Jim Gigliotti and Who HQ (P)2018 Listening Library

Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Length: 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Walt Whitman?

Summary

How did a New York printer become one of the most influential poets of all time? Find out in this addition to the Who HQ library! Walt Whitman was a printer, journalist, editor, and schoolteacher. But today, he's recognized as one of America's founding poets, a man who changed American literature forever. Throughout his life, Walt journeyed everywhere, from New York to New Orleans, Washington, DC, to Denver, taking in all that America had to offer. With the Civil War approaching, he saw a nation deeply divided, but he also understood the power of words to inspire unity. So in 1855, Walt published a short collection of poems, Leaves of Grass, a book about the America he saw and believed in. Though hated and misunderstood by many at the time, Walt's writing introduced an entirely new writing style: one that broke forms and celebrated the common man, human body, and the diversity of America. Generations later, people can still find themselves in Whitman's words and recognize the America he depicts. Who Was Walt Whitman? follows his remarkable journey from a young New York printer to one of America's most beloved literary figures.

©2021 Kirsten Anderson and Who HQ (P)2021 Listening Library

Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Dwyane Wade

Summary

Learn the incredible story of Miami Heat all-star Dwyane Wade! In Dwyane Wade: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Shooting Guards, you'll hear about the inspirational story of basketball's star, Dwyane Wade. Dwyane Wade has served as the face of the Miami Heat franchise for over a decade, having led the Heat to an incredible 2006 NBA Championship alongside Shaquille O'Neal. Aside from his accomplishments early in his career, Wade also cemented his legacy in basketball as a member of the Big Three, when LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Wade united as members of the Miami Heat from the 2010-2011 NBA season to the 2013-2014 NBA season. In the four years they played together, they collectively led the Heat to the NBA Finals in every year they played together, winning two championships together. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Introduction Childhood and early years High school career NBA career Getting drafted Rookie season Teaming up with Shaq, first All-Star season First NBA Championship, Finals MVP Championship hangover, injuries and struggles More injuries, worst record in the league Successful return, scoring champion Prelude season, the calm before the storm Enter LeBron James and Chris Bosh, the Big Three era Second NBA Championship Back-to-Back NBA championships Fourth straight NBA Finals appearance Exit LeBron, missing the playoffs Back to the playoff hunt Wade's personal life Wade's future and legacy

©2016 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2016 Calvintir Books, LLC

Narrator: Korbid Thompson
Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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The Fierce 44

Summary

Meet 44 of America's most impressive heroes in this collective biography of African American figures authored by the team at ESPN's TheUndefeated.com. From visionaries to entrepreneurs, athletes to activists, the Fierce 44 are beacons of brilliance, perseverance, and excellence. Bringing household names like Serena Williams and Harriet Tubman together with lesser-known but highly deserving figures such as Robert Abbott and Dr. Charles Drew, this collection is a celebration of all that African Americans have achieved, despite everything they have had to overcome.

©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: J. D. Jackson
Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

Summary

You've probably seen her on T-shirts, mugs, and even tattoos. Now that famous face graces the cover of our latest Who Was? book. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was famous for her stylish collars (called jabots) and her commanding dissents. This opera-loving New Yorker always spoke her mind; as a young lawyer, RBG advocated for gender equality and women's rights when few others did. She gained attention for the cases she won when arguing in front of the Supreme Court, before taking her place on the bench in 1993. Author Patricia Brennan Demuth answers all the questions about what made RBG so irreplaceable and how the late Supreme Court justice left a legacy that will last forever. 

©2019 Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Barbara Heller
Length: 56 mins
Available on Audible
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An Invisible Thread

Summary

From New York Times best-selling authors Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski comes the young listeners' edition of an unbelievable memoir about an unlikely friendship that forever changed the lives of a busy sales executive and a hungry 11-year-old boy. On one rainy afternoon, on a crowded New York City street corner, eleven-year-old Maurice met Laura. Maurice asked Laura for spare change because he was hungry, and something made Laura stop and ask Maurice if she could take him to lunch. Maurice and Laura went to lunch together, and also bought ice cream cones and played video games. It was the beginning of an unlikely and magical friendship that changed both of their lives forever. An Invisible Thread is the true story of the bond between an 11-year-old boy and a busy sales executive; a heartwarming journey of hope, kindness, adventure, and love - and the power of fate to help us find our way.

©2011 Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Temple Grandin

1 rating

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When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. It wasn’t until years later that she was diagnosed with autism, a brain disorder that makes communication difficult. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a brilliant scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career has revolutionized the livestock industry - each year, half the cattle in the United States are handled in cruelty-free facilities she has designed. She is also a passionate advocate for autism, using her experience to prove that people with this disorder can have “normal” lives. To achieve this unprecedented success, Temple used a unique ability: she thinks visually, the same way animals do. Because she thinks in pictures, she can see the world as a cow, or a dog, or a pig might see it. And so she knows that animals raised for food deserve good lives and should be treated with respect. Now she gives them their voices.

©2012 Sy Montgomery (P)2012 AudioGO

Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

Summary

The fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, her dramatic works featuring bold and vibrant colors. Her work brought attention to Mexican and indigenous culture, and she is also renowned for her works celebrating the female form. Brown's story recounts Frida's beloved pets - two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn - and playfully considers how Frida embodied many wonderful characteristics of each animal.

©2017 Monica Brown, PhD (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Born to Fly

Summary

Born to Fly is the gripping story of the fearless women pilots who aimed for the skies - and beyond. Just nine years after American women finally got the right to vote, a group of trailblazers soared to new heights in the 1929 Air Derby, the first women's air race across the U.S. Follow the incredible lives of legend Amelia Earhart, who has captivated generations; Marvel Crosson, who built a plane before she even learned how to fly; Louise Thaden, who shattered jaw-dropping altitude records; and Elinor Smith, who at age 17 made headlines when she flew under the Brooklyn Bridge. These awe-inspiring stories culminate in a suspenseful, nail-biting rate across the country that brings to life the glory and grit of the dangerous and thrilling early days of flying, expertly told by the master of nonfiction history for young listeners and readers, National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin.

©2019 Steve Sheinkin (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Kim Mai Guest
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Alexander Hamilton?

1 rating

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Listen to the story of the founding father who inspired the smash Broadway musical. Born in the British West Indies and orphaned as a child, Alexander Hamilton made his way to the American colonies and studied to become a lawyer. He joined a local militia during the American Revolution, rose to the rank of major general, and became the chief aide to General George Washington. After the war he became the first US secretary of the Treasury. He founded the Bank of New York and the New York Post newspaper. He served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and is also celebrated as a coauthor of The Federalist Papers, a series of essays that are still used today to interpret the US Constitution. The end of his life became a national scandal when he was shot and killed in a duel with then-vice president Aaron Burr.

©2017 Pam Pollack (P)2017 Listening Library

Narrator: P. J. Ochlan
Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Gandhi?

1 rating

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in British-occupied India. Though he studied law in London and spent his early adulthood in South Africa, he remained devoted to his homeland and spent the later part of his life working to make India an independent nation.  Calling for non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights around the world. Gandhi is recognized internationally as a symbol of hope, peace, and freedom.

©2014 Dana Meachen Rau and Who HQ (P)2018 Listening Library

Narrator: Vikas Adam
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
Available on Audible
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The Double Life of Pocahontas

Summary

Native American princess or British celebrity? Pocahontas played a pivotal role in the New World, but the powerful pull between her tribe and the new settlement on Virginia's shores took its toll.

©2002 Jean Fritz (P)2007 Audio Bookshelf

Narrator: Melissa Hughes
Author: Jean Fritz
Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Is George Lucas?

1 rating

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As a child his passions were comics and cars, but George Lucas grew up to be one of the most successful filmmakers of all time. He is a producer, a screenwriter, a director, and an entrepreneur whose company, Lucasfilms, pioneered the movie effects that changed the world of animation. He founded Industrial Light and Magic, which transformed special sound and visual effects throughout the Hollywood film industry. He is best known, of course, as the creator of the Star Wars movie, television, gaming, toy, and merchandise empire as well as the archeologist-adventure series Indiana Jones. Discover the man behind the magic in Who Is George Lucas?

©2014 Pamela D. Pollack and Meg Belviso (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Marc Cashman
Length: 1 hr
Available on Audible
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Who Was Ferdinand Magellan?

1 rating

Summary

When Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain in 1519, he believed he could get to the Spice Islands by sailing west through or around the New World. He was right, but what he didn't know was that the treacherous voyage would take him three years and cost him his life.

©2004 Sydelle Kramer (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Game for Life: John Madden

Summary

Join the Pro Football Hall of Fame in celebrating the legendary coach, announcer, and video game personality! This new biography is based on interviews with John Madden himself! Nobody knows more about football than John Madden does. His childhood revolved around sports. When an injury kept him from playing in the NFL, he continued to learn everything he could about football. As head coach of the Oakland Raiders, Madden won more games than any other coach in Raiders history. Then he used his football knowledge as a commentator and the creator of one of the most popular video games ever - Madden NFL. Find out why John Madden is such a beloved member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame! Game for Life biographies support the Pro Football Hall of Fame's mission to honor the heroes of the game, preserve its history, promote its values, and celebrate excellence everywhere. Don't miss Game for Life: Michael Strahan!

©2019 Peter Richmond (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Chris Browning
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Notorious RBG: Young Readers' Edition

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The New York Times best-selling biography Notorious RBG - whose concept originated with a Tumblr page of the same name - is now available in a vibrant young listeners' edition. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become an icon to millions. Her tireless fight for equality and women's rights has inspired not only great strides in the workforce but has impacted the law of the land. And now, perfect for a younger generation, comes an accessible biography of this fierce woman, detailing her searing dissents and powerful jurisprudence. This entertaining and insightful young listeners' edition mixes pop culture, humor, and expert analysis for a remarkable account of the indomitable Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Heroine. Trailblazer. Pioneer. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Andi Arndt
Author: Irin Carmon
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Rise!

Summary

This glorious biography of Maya Angelou’s life - from her traumatic childhood through her work as a freedom fighter and her triumphant rise as a poet - is a powerful tribute to a phenomenal woman.

©2019 Bethany Hegedus (P)2020 Live Oak Media

Narrator: Cherise Booth
Length: 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Most Dangerous

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From Steve Sheinkin, the award-winning author of The Port Chicago 50 and Bomb , comes a tense, exciting exploration of what the Times deemed "the greatest story of the century": how Daniel Ellsberg transformed from obscure government analyst into "the most dangerous man in America" and risked everything to expose the government's deceit. On June 13, 1971, the front page of the New York Times announced the existence of a 7,000-page collection of documents containing a secret history of the Vietnam War. Known as The Pentagon Papers, these documents had been commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Chronicling every action the government had taken in the Vietnam War, they revealed a pattern of deception spanning over 20 years and four presidencies and forever changed the relationship between American citizens and the politicians claiming to represent their interests. A provocative audiobook that interrogates the meanings of patriotism, freedom, and integrity, Most Dangerous further establishes Steve Sheinkin as a leader in children's nonfiction.

©2015 Steve Sheinkin (P)2015 Listening Library

Narrator: Ray Porter
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Voice of Freedom

Summary

Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, even being beaten to within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights from the 1950s until her death in 1977. Integral to the Freedom Summer of 1964, Ms. Hamer gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention that, despite President Johnson's interference, aired on national TV news and spurred the nation to support the Freedom Democrats. Based on the critically acclaimed 2016 Caldecott and Sibert Honor Book and winner of the Boston Globe Horn Book Honor Award, Voice of Freedom celebrates Fannie Lou Hamer's life and legacy with a message of hope, determination, and strength.

©2015 Carole Boston Weatherford (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Janina Edwards
Length: 33 mins
Available on Audible
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I Am Jane Goodall

Summary

We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times best-selling biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. Learn all about Jane Goodall, the chimpanzee scientist. Each entry in this series is a biography of a significant historical figure, told in a simple, conversational, vivacious way, and always focusing on a character trait that makes the person a role model for kids. The heroes tell their life stories in first-person present tense, which keeps the books playful and accessible to young children. And each book ends with a line of encouragement and a direct quote. This 10th audiobook in the series features Jane Goodall, the scientist and conservationist who is famous for her work with chimpanzees.

©2019 Brad Meltzer (P)2019 Listening Library

Author: Brad Meltzer
Length: 19 mins
Available on Audible
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She Persisted

Summary

Chelsea Clinton introduces tiny feminists, mini activists and little kids who are ready to take on the world to 13 inspirational women who never took no for an answer and who always, inevitably and without fail, persisted. Throughout American history there have always been women who have spoken out for what's right, even when they have to fight to be heard. In early 2017 Senator Elizabeth Warren's refusal to be silenced in the Senate inspired a spontaneous celebration of women who persevered in the face of adversity. In this book Chelsea Clinton celebrates 13 American women who helped shape our country through their tenacity, sometimes through speaking out, sometimes by staying seated, sometimes by captivating an audience. They all certainly persisted. She Persisted is for everyone who has ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who has ever tried to reach for the stars but was told to sit down, and for everyone who has ever been made to feel unworthy or unimportant or small. This book tells listeners that no matter what obstacles may be in their paths, they shouldn't give up on their dreams. Persistence is power. This book features Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Clara Lemlich, Nellie Bly, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor - and one special cameo.

©2017 Chelsea Clinton (P)2017 Listening Library

Narrator: Chelsea Clinton
Length: 10 mins
Available on Audible
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The Endless Steppe

4 ratings

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Poland, 1940. The Russian army invades the beautiful city streets of Vilna. Soldiers storm 10-year-old Esther Rudomin's house and arrest her entire family. The Rudomins, the soldiers say, are "capitalists - enemies of the people". Forced from their home and friends, the Rudomins are herded onto crowded cattle cars. Their destination: the endless steppe of Siberia. For five years, Esther and her family live in exile, weeding potato fields and working in mines, fighting against all odds to stay alive. It is not an easy life. But through it all, Esther sustains the hope that one day she will return to Poland - and to freedom. A National Book Award finalist, The Endless Steppe is the true story of Esther Rudomin Hautzig's girlhood in World War II Siberia. For over 25 years, this extraordinary book has touched the hearts of young people around the world with its vivid portrayal of life during World War II and its inspiring testament to the power of hope in the harshest conditions.

©1968 Esther Hautzig (P)1995 Recorded Books

Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni

1 rating

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Why is The Morrigan's raven crying? Only Britons with hearts for true liberty know! In 43 CE Roman conquest of Britannia seems all but certain - until a chance meeting between King Prasutagus of the Iceni and a runaway slave of royal decent from the Aedui tribe in Gaul changes the fate of the British islands forever. Rise up for liberty with the true story of Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni and discover one of the most inspiring stories in history! Based on the accounts of Roman historian Tacitus and supplemented with archaeology presented by the BBC. For children, teens, and adults.

©2014 Laurel A. Rockefeller (P)2014 Laurel A. Rockefeller

Narrator: Richard Mann
Length: 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt

Summary

Unearth the magic and mythology of ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses From the rising of the morning sun to the summer flooding of the Nile River, the ancient Egyptians believed powerful gods and goddesses ruled over every aspect of their daily lives. This Egyptian mythology guide takes you on a trip through the sands of time to explore the world of pharaohs and sphinxes - ancient Egypt! Featuring illustrated myths of incredible Egyptian gods and goddesses, these stories describe the magic each deity performed along the Nile. You'll also learn about how Egyptian mythology was a key part of ancient Egyptian culture, like pyramid building, the mummification process, and even the worshiping of cats. This Egyptian mythology collection includes: Narratives from the Nile - Explore the gods and goddesses of Egyptian mythology, from the familiar to the lesser-known, through 20 easy-to-follow myths. Amazing artwork - Take a look at the gods, goddesses, and artifacts of the long-extinct ancient Egyptian empire with captivating illustrations and photos. Fast pharaoh facts - Dig into ancient Egyptian mythology and culture with plenty of awesome facts on everything from hieroglyphs to the popular board game, Senet. Explore the legendary lives of ancient gods and goddesses with this rich treasury of Egyptian mythology. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Rockridge Press (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Holly Fielding
Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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March Forward, Girl

Summary

Long before she was one of the Little Rock Nine, Melba Pattillo Beals was a warrior. Frustrated by the laws that kept African Americans separate but very much unequal to whites, she had questions: Why couldn't she drink from a whites-only fountain? Why couldn't she feel safe beyond home - or even within the walls of church?  Adults all told her: Hold your tongue. Be patient. Know your place. But Beals had the heart of a fighter - and the knowledge that her true place was a free one. This memoir paints a vivid picture of Beals' powerful early journey on the road to becoming a champion for equal rights, an acclaimed journalist, a best-selling author, and the recipient of this country's highest recognition, the Congressional Gold Medal.

©2018 Melba Pattillo Beals (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Janina Edwards
Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Sir Frederick Banting

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Let’s learn from the story of Sir Frederick Banting, who was never satisfied with knowledge. It was Sir Frederick who first mentioned a bodily substance that might be the cure for diabetes. He spent years looking for an answer until he, together with his lab partners, discovered insulin. Sir Frederick’s story is that of an unrelenting pursuit for knowledge. Listen to his story today.

©2021 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd. (P)2021 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd.

Narrator: Frank Block
Length: 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Is RuPaul?

Summary

Learn how this Emmy-winning host, producer, and television personality became the world's most famous drag queen. RuPaul Andre Charles always knew he was meant to be a performer. Even as a young child, he loved to dress up and imitate the glamorous women he saw on television. When he turned 15, he began studying theater in a performing arts school in Atlanta and never looked back. Ru developed his drag-queen personality and launched his career in the 1980s.  He now hosts and judges the widely popular and long-running show RuPaul's Drag Race, which has raised the profile of the art of drag, and drag queens around the world.

©2020 Nico Medina and Who HQ (P)2020 Listening Library

Narrator: Vikas Adam
Length: 1 hr
Available on Audible
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Through My Eyes: Ruby Bridges

1 rating

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In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old black girl, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. An icon of the civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step of this pivotal event in history through her own words.

©1999 Ruby Bridges (P)2020 Scholastic Inc.

Author: Ruby Bridges
Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Lives of the Artists

Summary

Whether visiting museums and galleries or taking Art History courses, we often marvel at the brilliant artwork, but learn little about the artists behind the creations. Kathleen Krull's acclaimed Lives of the Artists examines 20 brilliant artists and tells us why their neighbors had so much to whisper about. From DaVinci to Rembrandt, van Gogh to Matisse, and Picasso to Warhol, you'll learn about both their artistic masterpieces and their personal messes. Fun and lighthearted, yet full of solid information, trivia, and provocative commentary, Lives of the Artists presents objective, 3-dimensional biographies of the world's great artists.

(P)1996 Audio Bookshelf; ©1995 by Kathleen Krull; Cover Illustration: ©1995 by Kathryn Hewitt

Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Who Was Galileo?

1 rating

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Like Michelangelo, Galileo was a Renaissance great known just by his first name - a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the 16th century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy-turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portrait of a brilliant man who lived in a time when speaking scientific truth to those in power was still a dangerous proposition.

©2015 Patricia Brennan Demuth (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Mark Deakins
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Who Was Blackbeard?

2 ratings

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Though much of his early life remains a mystery, Blackbeard most likely began his life as Edward Teach in the sailing port of Bristol, England. He began his career as a hired British sailor during Queen Anne's War. He eventually settled in the Bahamas under Captain Benjamin Hornigold who taught the young sailor to go "a-pirating."  Soon enough, Blackbeard was commanding his own fleet and stealing ships around the Caribbean and up and down the Eastern seaboard. Known for his thick, black beard and fearsome reputation, the legend of Blackbeard has influenced pirate legend and lore for more than 300 years.

©2015 James Buckley and Who HQ (P)2018 Listening Library

Length: 58 mins
Available on Audible
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The Road from Home

Summary

David Kherdian re-creates his mother's voice in telling the true story of a childhood interrupted by one of the most devastating holocausts of our century. Vernon Dumehjian Kherdian was born into a loving and prosperous family. Then, in the year 1915, the Turkish government began the systematic destruction of its Armenian population.

©1979 David Kherdian (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Adriana Sevan
Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Mountains Beyond Mountains

2 ratings

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“[A] masterpiece...an astonishing book that will leave you questioning your own life and political views...Kidder opens a window into Farmer’s soul, letting the reader peek in and see what truly makes the good doctor tick.” (Nicholas Thomas, USA Today) In medical school, Paul Farmer found his life’s calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. Tracy Kidder’s magnificent account shows how one person can make a difference in solving global health problems through a clear-eyed understanding of the interaction of politics, wealth, social systems, and disease.  Profound and powerful, Mountains Beyond Mountains takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes people’s minds through his dedication to the philosophy that “the only real nation is humanity”. Praise for Mountains Beyond Mountains “A true-to-life fairy tale, one that inspires you to believe in happy endings... Its stark sense of reality comes as much from the grit between the pages as from the pure gold those pages spin.” (Laura Claridge, Boston Sunday Globe) “Stunning... Mountains Beyond Mountains will move you, restore your faith in the ability of one person to make a difference in these increasingly maddening, dispiriting times.” (John Wilkens, The San Diego Union-Tribune) “Easily the most fascinating, most entertaining and, yes, most inspiring work of nonfiction I’ve read this year.” (Charles Matthews, San Jose Mercury News) “It’ll fill you equally with wonder and hope.” (Cathy Burke, People)

©2013 Tracy Kidder and Michael French (P)2013 Listening Library

Narrator: Lincoln Hoppe
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Code Girls (Young Readers Edition)

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National best-seller. "Prodigiously researched and engrossing." (New York Times Book Review) "Fascinating.... Addictively readable." (Boston Globe) "Code Girls reveals a hidden army of female cryptographers, whose work played a crucial role in ending World War II.... Mundy has rescued a piece of forgotten history, and given these American heroes the recognition they deserve." (Nathalia Holt, best-selling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls) Recruited by the US Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than 10,000 women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of codebreaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them.  A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, best-selling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Liza Mundy (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Christine Lakin
Author: Liza Mundy
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Forward: My Story

Summary

Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. Named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people of 2015, the iconic soccer player captured the nation's heart when she led her team to its recent World Cup championship. Admired for her fearlessness and passion, Abby is a vocal advocate for women's rights and equal opportunity, pushing to translate the success of her team to the real world. She has become a heavily requested speaker to a wide a range of audiences, from college students to executives at Fortune 500 companies. In Forward, Abby recounts her own decisions, wins, and losses and the pivotal moments that helped her become the world-class athlete and leader she is today. Wambach's book goes beyond the soccer field to reveal a soulful person grappling with universal questions about how we can live our best lives and become our truest selves. Written with honesty and heart, Forward is an inspiring blueprint for individual growth and a rousing call to action.

©2016 Abby Wambach (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Allyson Ryan
Author: Abby Wambach
Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Aaron Gordon: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Rising Star Forwards

Summary

Learn the inspiring story of the Orlando Magic's star forward Aaron Gordon! In Aaron Gordon: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Rising Star Forwards, you will learn the incredible story of one of basketball's most exciting young forwards, Aaron Gordon. As the fourth overall pick in the 2014 Draft, Aaron Gordon has become a prominent piece of the Magic franchise as they continue rebuilding after the Dwight Howard era. Now entering his fifth season, expectations are the highest they have ever been for Aaron Gordon with his new four-year contract he signed in the summer of 2018. At the time of this writing, Gordon is coming off a career season, still with a great deal of potential and upside to actualize at the young age of 22. It'll be exciting to follow Gordon's journey as he continues to grow in the years to come.  Here is a preview of what is inside this audiobook:  Childhood and early life High school and college career Getting drafted, rookie season, putting on a dunk fest Aaron Gordon the small forward and breakout season  Gordon's personal life Impact on basketball Legacy and future

©2018 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2018 Calvintir Books, LLC

Narrator: Todd Mansfield
Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Father and I Were Ranchers

15 ratings

Summary

The Moody family moves from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Experience the pleasures and perils of ranching in 20th Century America, through the eyes of a youngster.

©1950 Ralph Moody (P)2001 Books in Motion

Narrator: Cameron Beierle
Author: Ralph Moody
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Chasing Lincoln's Killer

Summary

This fast-paced thriller tells the story of the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth and gives a day-by-day account of the wild chase to find this killer and his accomplices. Based on James L. Swanson's best-selling adult book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, this version, written especially for young people, is a fascinating look at the assassination of the 16th president of the United States. But there's more to the story. Here, listeners will meet Abraham Lincoln the man, the father, the husband, the friend. And they will get a firsthand sense of t how Lincoln's death impacted those closest to him.

©2009 James L. Swanson (P)2009 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: Will Patton
Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Phineas Gage

1 rating

Summary

In 1848 Vermont, railroad foreman Phineas Gage sat above a hole, preparing to blast through some granite. A 13-pound iron rod fell from his hands into the hole, triggering the explosion and sending the rod straight through Phineas' head. Thirty minutes after this terrible accident, Phineas sat on the steps of a hotel, patiently waiting for the town doctor to arrive. He chatted with his amazed coworkers as if nothing had happened. But something terrible had happened. The rod that shot through Phineas' head like a rocket had caused great damage. Yet - incredibly - Phineas survived another 11 years. This extraordinary book tells the true story of one of the most remarkable accidents in human history. Listeners will not only be fascinated by all the gruesome details, but will also learn riveting information about how Phineas helped change the history of brain science.

©2002 John Fleischman (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kevin Orton
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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On the Court with...Stephen Curry

1 rating

Summary

Discover the amazing achievements of fan favorite two-time MVP Stephen Curry in this brand-new, comprehensive biography. Steph Curry is a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, record-breaker, and Finals champion who electrifies fans with his incredible on-court feats. He's also a dedicated husband, father, and philanthropist who inspires people on and off the court. Learn more about this remarkable athlete in this biography. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Matt Christopher Royalties, Inc. (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Hiawatha: Legend of the Onondaga Man Who Ended the Blood Feuds

Summary

Stories about Hiawatha come in many versions. This educational book tells the tale of Hiawatha as an important precolonial figure who united the Five Nations. Listening to Hiawatha’s tale will open the eyes to the way of living of the early Canadian tribes as well as their customs, beliefs, and traditions. A lot can be learned about early Canada from the life of Hiawatha.  Listen to it today.

©2020 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd. (P)2021 Speedy Publishing Canada Ltd.

Narrator: Frank Block
Length: 12 mins
Available on Audible
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New Testament Bible Stories for Children with 100 Children's Bible Songs

Summary

This audio recording of the contemporary English version of the New Testament is a dramatized word-for-word narration featuring multiple voices that bring the Holy Scriptures alive in a manner that will captivate the interest and attention of children and their parents. What distinguishes this dramatized recording from all others is its inclusion of 100 best-loved children's Bible songs interspersed strategically throughout the narration, which complement the text. Song titles include "The B-I-B-L-E", :Jesus Loves the Little Children", "I Love Him Better Every D-A-Y", "Praise Him, Praise Him", "I'm In the Lord's Army", "Zaccheus", "His Banner over Me Is Love", "I've God the Joy, Joy, Joy, Down in My Heart", "I Am So Glad That Jesus Loves Me", "Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho", and many more. Here is learning made fun for kids of all ages!

©1995 American Bible Society (P)2002 Casscom Media

Narrator: full cast
Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Lafayette and the American Revolution

Summary

Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman’s thrilling account of a daring young French nobleman who helped bring victory at Yorktown and who became a lifelong friend of President Washington will fascinate young historians. When the Marquis de Lafayette ran off to join the American Revolution against the explicit orders of the king of France, he was a strong-willed 19-year-old who had never set foot on a battlefield. Although the U.S. Congress granted him an honorary commission only out of respect for his title and wealth, Lafayette quickly earned the respect of his fellow officers with his bravery, devotion to the cause of liberty, and incredible drive. Playing a pivotal role in the Revolution, Lafayette convinced the French government to send troops, made crucial pacts with Native Americans, and led his men to victory at Yorktown.

©2010 Russell Freedman (P)2011 Recorded Books

Narrator: Luis Moreno
Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Lives of the Writers

1 rating

Summary

Twenty literary luminaries, ranging from Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare to Louisa May Alcott and Mark Twain, are profiled in this entertaining and informative collection. Winner of A School Library Journal's Book of the Year Award, Lives of the Writers is both an indispensable reference tool and an exhilarating gossipfest. Author Kathleen Krull makes learning fun, painting realistic portraits of Hans Christian Andersen, Edgar Allan Poe, Frances Hodgson Burnett, the Brontë sisters, Emily Dickinson, E.B. White, Jack London, Murasaki Shikibu, Miguel de Cervantes, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jane Austen, and more. Krull serves up an outstanding introduction to the classics of literature for the whole family, while telling us all the real stories behind their writers.

(P)1996 Audio Bookshelf; ©1994 by Kathleen Krull; Cover Illustration: ©1994 by Kathryn Hewitt

Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Lifting as We Climb

Summary

For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle. An eye-opening book that tells the important, overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement - when fellow suffragists did not accept them as equal partners in the struggle. Susan B. Anthony. Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Alice Paul. The Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls. The 1913 Women's March in DC. When the epic story of the suffrage movement in the United States is told, the most familiar leaders, speakers at meetings, and participants in marches written about or pictured are generally white. That's not the real story. Women of color, especially African American women, were fighting for their right to vote and to be treated as full, equal citizens of the United States. Their battlefront wasn't just about gender. African American women had to deal with white abolitionist-suffragists who drew the line at sharing power with their black sisters. They had to overcome deep, exclusionary racial prejudices that were rife in the American suffrage movement. And they had to maintain their dignity - and safety - in a society that tried to keep them in its bottom ranks. Lifting as We Climb is the empowering story of African American women who refused to accept all this. Women in black church groups, black female sororities, black women's improvement societies and social clubs. Women who formed their own black suffrage associations when white-dominated national suffrage groups rejected them. Women like Mary Church Terrell, a founder of the National Association of Colored Women and of the NAACP; or educator-activist Anna Julia Cooper who championed women getting the vote and a college education; or the crusading journalist Ida B. Wells, a leader in both the suffrage and anti-lynching movements. Author Evette Dionne, a feminist culture writer and the editor-in-chief of Bitch Media, has uncovered an extraordinary and underrepresented history of black women. In her powerful book, she draws an important historical line from abolition to suffrage to civil rights to contemporary young activists - filling in the blanks of the American suffrage story.

©2020 Evette Dionne (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: Karen Chilton
Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Albert Einstein - Triumph des Denkens 

Summary

"Phantasie ist wichtiger als Wissen, denn das Wissen ist begrenzt." Dies scheint das Geheimnis Albert Einsteins zu sein, denn aufgrund seiner geistigen Originalität gilt er als Genie der Naturwissenschaft. Die Bedeutung seiner Relativitätstheorie erstreckt sich bis heute auf alle Vorgänge der Natur. Doch Einstein war mehr als ein Physiker. Er wurde bewundert wegen seines Mutes, seiner Wahrheitsliebe und seines Einsatzes für den Frieden. So schreibt der Musiker Pablo Casals: "Nach Einsteins Tod ist es, als ob die Welt an Gewicht eingebüßt und einen Teil ihrer Substanz verloren hätte." Der bekannte Fernsehmoderator Ralph Caspers erzählt im Interview mit Berit Hempel über seine Schulerfahrungen mit der Physik, erklärt, was GPS, Fernsehen und die Raumfahrt mit Einstein zu tun haben und drückt seine Bewunderung darüber aus, dass Einstein sich für das Nachdenken so viel Zeit nahm.

©2016 Headroom (P)2016 Headroom

Narrator: Volker Risch
Author: Berit Hempel
Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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No Map, Great Trip

Summary

Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman reflects on his childhood with his award-winning father, Sid Fleischman, and details his own path to becoming a writer in this memorable audiobook that is part memoir, part travelogue, and part reflection on craft and creativity. No Map, Great Trip is an excellent choice for aspiring authors, language arts classrooms, and fans of Gail Carson Levine’s Writing Magic. Acclaimed author Paul Fleischman considers how growing up with a father who was an award-winning author helped to shape and inspire his own career. Paul and Sid Fleischman are the only father-son Newbery Medalists in history, and life in the Fleischman home was extraordinary. Listeners will feel like part of the family in this humorous and aspirational chronicle. Paul Fleischman is the author of the Newbery Award-winning Joyful Noise and the classroom classic Seedfolks, as well as many other acclaimed and beloved titles. His books are taught and performed in classrooms across the country. Part memoir, part travelogue (young Paul travels from California to New Hampshire by himself), part writing book, and part reflection on art and creativity, this inspirational audiobook includes black-and-white photographs, as well as writing tips and prompts just right for budding authors. No Map, Great Trip is a great gift for young writers, language arts teachers, and fans of Jack Prelutsky’s Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry and Ralph Fletcher’s A Writer’s Notebook.

©2019 Paul Fleischman (P)2019 Greenwillow Books

Narrator: Andrew Eiden
Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Bob Marley?

Summary

Bob Marley was a reggae superstar who is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of all time. Born in rural Jamaica, this musician and songwriter began his career with his band, The Wailing Wailers, in 1963. The Wailers went on to spread the gospel of reggae music around the globe. Bob's distinctive style and dedication to his Rastafari beliefs became a rallying cry for the poor and disenfranchised the world over and led to a hugely successful solo career. After his death in 1981, Bob Marley became a symbol of Jamaican culture and identity. His greatest-hits album, Legend, remains the best-selling reggae album of all time. Who Was Bob Marley? tells the story of how a man with humble roots became an international icon.

©2017 Katie Ellison (P)2017 Listening Library

Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Abigail Adams?

Summary

Abigail Adams was a strong woman far ahead of her time. She urged her husband, President John Adams, to "remember the ladies" and despite having no formal education herself, she later advocated for equal education in public schools for both boys and girls.  She was also the first First Lady to live in the White House!  This biography tells the story of Abigail Adams and her role in America's Revolutionary War period.

©2014 True Kelley and Who HQ (P)2018 Listening Library

Narrator: Ann Marie Lee
Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Duke Ellington

Summary

This is a most fitting tribute to a great man who proudly celebrated the history of African-Americans, from slavery to civil rights struggles. The award-winning author/illustrator team of Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney - creators of the popular picture book "Alvin Ailey" - now present a swinging, vibrant audiobook about the jazz composer Edward Kennedy Ellington, better known as "Duke".

©1998 Hyperion (P)2000 Weston Woods

Narrator: Forest Whitaker
Length: 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Kid Activists

Summary

Every activist started out as a kid‚ and in some cases, they were kids when their activism began! But even the world's greatest champions of civil liberties had relatable interests and problems‚ often in the middle of extraordinary circumstances. Martin Luther King, Jr., loved fashion and argued with his dad about whether or not dancing was a sin. Harvey Milk had a passion for listening to opera music in different languages. Dolores Huerta was once wrongly accused of plagiarizing in school. The diverse and inclusive group included in this book encompasses Susan B. Anthony, James Baldwin, Ruby Bridges, Frederick Douglass, Alexander Hamilton, Dolores Huerta, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Iqbal Masih, Harvey Milk, Janet Mock, Rosa Parks, Autumn Peltier, Emma Watson, and Malala Yousafzai.

©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Pete Cross
Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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The Woman's Hour (Adapted for Young Readers)

Summary

This adaptation of the book Hillary Clinton calls "a page-turning drama and an inspiration" will spark the attention of young audiences and teach them about activism, civil rights, and the fight for women's suffrage - just in time for the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. American women are so close to winning the right to vote. They've been fighting for more than 70 years and need approval from just one more state.  But suffragists face opposition from every side, including the "Antis" - women who don't want women to have the right to vote. It's more than a fight over politics; it's a debate over the role of women and girls in society, and whether they should be considered equal to men and boys.   Over the course of one boiling-hot summer, Nashville becomes a bitter battleground. Both sides are willing to do anything it takes to win, and the suffragists - led by brave activists Carrie Catt, Sue White, and Alice Paul - will face dirty tricks, blackmail, and betrayal. But they vow to fight for what they believe in, no matter the cost.

©2020 Elaine Weiss (P)2020 Listening Library

Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Author: Elaine Weiss
Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
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Three Cups of Tea

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Summary

This young readers edition of the worldwide best seller Three Cups of Tea has been specially adapted for younger fans and updated by Greg Mortenson to bring his remarkable story of humanitarianism up to date for the present. Includes a special interview by Greg's 12-year-old daughter, Amira, who has traveled with her father as an advocate for the Pennies for Peace program for children.

©2009 Greg Mortenson (P)2009 Penguin Audio

Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
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I Am Benjamin Franklin

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The 21st book in the New York Times best-selling series of biographies about heroes tells the story of Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the US who helped draft the Declaration of Independence while making important scientific contributions. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great - the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of an icon in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction listeners and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. This volume features Founding Father and scientist Benjamin Franklin.

©2020 Brad Meltzer (P)2020 Listening Library

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Kennedy's Last Days

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Kennedy's Last Days is a gripping account of the events leading up to the most notorious crime of the 20th century. Adapted from Bill O’Reilly’s best-selling historical thriller, Killing Kennedy, this audiobook will have young listeners - and grown-ups too - hooked on this fascinating and colorful period of history. In the first term of his presidency, as the Cold War escalates, John F. Kennedy struggles to contain the growth of Communism while dealing with the many other complexities facing him as president of the United States. In the midst of a 1963 campaign trip to Texas, Kennedy is gunned down by an erratic young drifter named Lee Harvey Oswald. The former Marine Corps sharpshooter escapes the scene, only to be caught and shot dead while in police custody. With an unforgettable cast of characters, non-stop action, and vivid detail, Kennedy's Last Days is history that reads like a thriller. This is a very special audiobook, irresistible on its own or as a compelling companion to Killing Kennedy.

©2013 Bill O'Reilly (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
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Who Was Harriet Tubman?

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Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad which she traveled by herself north to Philadelphia. Throughout her long life (she died at the age of 92) and long after the Civil War brought an end to slavery, this amazing woman was proof of what just one person can do.

©2002, 2016 Yona Zeldis McDonough (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers

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An experienced Iditarod racer, Gary Paulsen brings his love of the sport to readers on a personal level in this intimate essay about the life of a litter of pups born to pull sleds across the snowy frontier - and the marvel he experiences as he watches them grow and learn.

©1998 Gary Paulsen (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Gary Paulsen
Author: Gary Paulsen
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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Ada Lovelace and Computer Algorithms

Summary

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Ada Lovelace and Computer Algorithms examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to computer science. Sidebars encourage listeners to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research.

©2017 Cherry Lake Publishing (P)2017 Cherry Lake Publishing

Length: 5 mins
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Luka Doncic: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Rising Stars

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Learn the inspiring story of the Dallas Mavericks’ Star, Luka Doncic! In Luka Doncic: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Rising Stars, you will learn the incredible story of one of basketball's rising stars, Luka Doncic. In his rookie season, Luka Doncic has taken the league by storm. It’s clear that he will be an important star to watch as his career unfolds. Just 20 years old at the time of this writing, Doncic has many of his best years ahead of him. This audiobook highlights Luka’s accomplishments before he entered the NBA, and through much of his rookie season. Listen to this unauthorized biography today to learn the inspiring story behind Luka Doncic. Perfect for basketball fans or late elementary to early high school listeners. Here is a preview of what is in this Luka Doncic audiobook: Childhood and early life Career in Europe Getting drafted The phenomenal rookie season  Luka Doncic’s personal life Doncic’s impact on Basketball Legacy and future

©2019 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2019 Calvintir Books, LLC

Narrator: Devin McNeil
Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
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This Side of Wild

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The Newbery Honor-winning author of Hatchet and Dogsong shares surprising true stories about his relationship with animals, highlighting their compassion, intellect, intuition, and sense of adventure. Gary Paulsen is an adventurer who competed in two Iditarods, survived the Minnesota wilderness, and climbed the Bighorns. None of this would have been possible without his truest companions: his animals. Sled dogs rescued him in Alaska, a sickened poodle guarded his well-being, and a horse led him across a desert. Through his interactions with dogs, horses, birds, and more, Gary has been struck with the belief that animals know more than we may fathom. His understanding and admiration of animals is well known, and in This Side of Wild, which has taken a lifetime to write, he proves the ways in which they have taught him to be a better person.

©2015 Gary Paulsen (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: Fred Sanders
Author: Gary Paulsen
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
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John Calvin: After Darkness Light

Summary

Calvin had ideas on how we could live better lives - particularly how we could live in close harmony with God and each other - but because his ideas were radical, his life was filled with dramatic events and dangers.  He was run out of town - and then welcomed back. He was accussed of being too harsh - and also too tender hearted. When he explained what the Bible meant, he was considered too logical and too spiritual! He must have been an amazing man to have caused such a stir!

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

Narrator: Derek Perkins
Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
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Neil Armstrong - Der erste Mensch auf dem Mond

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1961. Die beiden Weltmächte USA und Sowjetunion sind mitten im Kalten Krieg - und mitten im Wettlauf um die Vorherrschaft im Weltall. Nachdem 1957 der Satellit Sputnik 1 erfolgreich in den Weltraum geschossen wurde, gelingt dem russischen Kosmonauten Juri Gagarin der erste bemannte Weltraumflug. Der damalige Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten, John F. Kennedy, reagiert darauf mit einer neuen Zielsetzung für die USA: Bis zum Ende des Jahrzehnts soll es einem Amerikaner gelingen, als erster Mensch auf dem Mond zu landen. Am 20. Juli 1969 ist es soweit: die Apollo 11 startet mit drei Astronauten an Bord zum Mond. Neil Armstrong setzt als erster Mensch einen Fuß auf den Mond. Für die USA ist es ein beispielloser technologischer Triumph. Als Thomas Reiter als 11-Jähriger einen Brief an Neil Armstrong schreibt, ahnt er nicht, dass er die Antwort erst Jahrzehnte später, als er sich selbst gerade als Astronaut im Weltraum befindet, erhält. In diesem Feature erzählt er von seinem Kindheitstraum, einmal ins All zu fliegen, beschreibt das wunderbare Gefühl der Schwerelosigkeit und berichtet vom Alltag eines Astronauten.

©2016 Headroom (P)2016 Headroom

Narrator: Frauke Poolmann
Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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Her Own Two Feet: A Rwandan Girl's Brave Fight to Walk

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Through her eyes, the moving story of a young Rwandan girl born with club feet and the risk she takes for the chance to walk on the bottoms of her feet for the first time. Rebeka Uwitonze was born in Rwanda with curled and twisted feet, which meant she had to crawl or be carried to get around. At nine years old, she gets an offer that could change her life. A doctor in the US might be able to turn her feet. But it means leaving her own family behind and going to America on her own.  Her Own Two Feet tells Rebeka's inspiring story through her eyes, with the help of one of her hosts. She travels from Rwanda to Austin, Texas, to join the Davis family, despite knowing almost no English. In the face of dozens of hospital visits and painful surgeries, Rebeka's incredible bravery and joyful spirit carry her to the opportunity of a lifetime. A stunning debut about hope, perseverance, and what becomes possible when you take a risk.

©2019 Text Copyright © 2019 by Meredith Davis and Rebeka Uwitonze. (P)2019 Scholastic Inc

Narrator: Mirirai Sithole
Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
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Viva Frida

Summary

Frida Kahlo, one of the world's most famous and unusual artists, is revered around the world. Her life was filled with laughter, love, and tragedy, all of which influenced what she painted on her canvases.

©2014 Yuyi Morales (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Author: Yuyi Morales
Length: 11 mins
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Scottie Pippen

Summary

In Scottie Pippen: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Small Forwards, you'll listen to the inspirational story of basketball's star, Scottie Pippen. This short unauthorized biography of Scottie Pippen highlights the greatest moments of his career. Scottie Pippen was one of the underdog stories of the NBA when he first entered the league, drafted surprisingly as the fifth overall pick by the Seattle Supersonics before being traded on draft night to the Chicago Bulls. He would become a central figure alongside Michael Jordan in the Bulls’ historic championship runs of the 90s. Even after the Bulls dynasty dismantled, Scottie would impress as he spent the later part of his career seeking championship number seven as part of the Portland Trailblazers listen on to learn about the days of when Scottie Pippen played alongside Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, Toni Kukoc, Ron Harper and Steve Kerr in some of the greatest times of Chicago Bulls’ basketball history. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Childhood and High School Years College Years at the University of Central Arkansas Scottie’s NBA Career Pippen’s Personal Life Scottie Pippen’s Impact on Basketball Pippen’s Most Memorable Moments Pippen’s Legacy & Future

©2014 Clayton Geoffreys (P)2014 Clayton Geoffreys

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Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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Jack London - Der letzte Goldrausch

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Jack London, der in ärmlichen Verhältnissen aufwuchs, wird 1897 im Alter von 21 Jahren durch den "Ruf des Goldes" in die Weiten Alaskas geführt. Über 580 km durchquert er dabei zu Fuß und mit Hundeschlitten. "Ich wollte dort sein, wo der Wind des Abenteuers wehte..." Gold findet London nicht - aber er findet seine Geschichten, die ihn als Schriftsteller berühmt machen. Silvia Furtwängler, die mit 44 Huskys lebt und am Yukon Quest, dem schwersten Hundeschlittenrennen der Welt, teilnahm, berichtet von den Strapazen, die der Treck der Goldsucher auf sich nahm und ihren eigenen Erfahrungen.

©2016 Headroom (P)2016 Headroom

Narrator: Rolf Schult
Author: Maja Nielsen
Length: 44 mins
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What Is the Civil Rights Movement?

Summary

Relive the moments when African Americans fought for equal rights, and made history. Even though slavery had ended in the 1860s, African Americans were still suffering under the weight of segregation a hundred years later. They couldn't go to the same schools, eat at the same restaurants, or even use the same bathrooms as White people. But by the 1950s, Black people refused to remain second-class citizens and were willing to risk their lives to make a change. Author Sherri L. Smith brings to life momentous events through the words and stories of people who were on the frontlines of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. 

©2020 Sherri L. Smith (P)2020 Listening Library

Narrator: David Sadzin
Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge

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A National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction, Never Caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave, who risked everything for a better life - now available as a young listener’s edition! In this incredible narrative, Erica Armstrong Dunbar reveals a fascinating and heartbreaking behind-the-scenes look at the Washingtons when they were the First Family - and an in-depth look at their slave, Ona Judge, who dared to escape from one of the nation’s Founding Fathers. Born into a life of slavery, Ona Judge eventually grew up to be George and Martha Washington’s “favored” dower slave. When she was told that she was going to be given as a wedding gift to Martha Washington’s granddaughter, Ona made the bold and brave decision to flee to the North, where she would be a fugitive. From her childhood to her time with the Washingtons and living in the slave quarters to her escape to New Hampshire, Erica Armstrong Dunbar (along with Kathleen Van Cleve) shares an intimate glimpse into the life of a little-known but powerful figure in history and her brave journey as she fled the most powerful couple in the country.

©2019 Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Kathleen Van Cleve (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: Robin Eller
Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
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Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

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The inspiring story of the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, told in the new Who HQ Now format for trending topics. On June 26, 2018, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a bartender from New York City, became the youngest woman ever elected to serve on Congress. Her win shocked the political world, and she became a celebrity overnight. Soon, everyone knew her by her initials: AOC. As soon as she was sworn into office, AOC became a vocal champion for health care for all and the fight against climate change. This exciting story details the defining moments of what led to her victory and all the monumental ones since that have shaped her into a smart politician willing to fight for others, the environment, and the future of America.

©2021 Kirsten Anderson, Who HQ (P)2021 Listening Library

Narrator: Frankie Corzo
Length: 28 mins
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26 Fairmount Avenue, Books 1 and 2

Summary

In a heartwarming first-person account, dePaola retells his experiences at home and in school when he was a boy. 26 Fairmount Avenue is full of humor, drama, suspense and just the day to day ups and downs of a little boy's life.

©2001 Tomie dePaola (P)2001 Listening Library

Narrator: Tomie dePaola
Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
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I Am Harriet Tubman

Summary

Harriet Tubman's heroic and pivotal role in the fight against slavery is the subject of the 14th entry in this New York Times best-selling biography series. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great - the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each audiobook tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest children and that always includes the hero's childhood influences.  This audiobook focuses on Harriet Tubman's brave heroism as part of the movement to abolish slavery. As one of the key players in the Underground Railroad, she helped enslaved African Americans escape and find freedom.

©2019 Brad Meltzer (P)2019 Listening Library

Author: Brad Meltzer
Length: 23 mins
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I Am Walt Disney

Summary

The 18th book in the New York Times best-selling series of biographies about heroes tells the story of Walt Disney, who made dreams come true.  This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great - the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction listeners and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. This volume features Walt Disney, who makes dreams come true for himself and countless kids around the world.   Audiobook Cast of Narrators: Saskia Maarleveld Oliver Wyman Jonathan Davis Graham Halstead Donté Bonner Robin Miles Danny Campbell MICKEY MOUSE and other Disney works copyright © Disney. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

©2019 Brad Meltzer (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Various
Author: Brad Meltzer
Length: 20 mins
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The Impossible Climb (Young Readers Adaptation)

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A middle-grade adaptation of the adult best seller that chronicles what the New York Times deemed “one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever”: Alex Honnold’s free-solo ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. On June 3, 2017, as seen in the Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo, Alex Honnold achieved what most had written off as unattainable: a 3,000-foot vertical climb of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, without a rope or harness. At the time, only a few knew what he was attempting to do, but after topping out at 9:28 am, having spent just under four hours on this historic feat, author Mark Synnott broke the story for National Geographic and the world watched in awe. Now adapted for a younger audience, The Impossible Climb tells the gripping story of how a quiet kid from Sacramento, California, grew up to capture the attention of the entire globe by redefining the limits of human potential through hard work, discipline, and a deep respect for the natural world.

©2021 Mark Synnott and Hampton Synnott. This work is based on The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life, by Mark Synnott, © 2018 by Mark Synnott, published by Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Roger Wayne
Author: Mark Synnott
Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
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Madam C. J. Walker Builds a Business

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From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the historical novel based on the life of Madam C. J. Walker: America's first self-made millionaire In Madam C. J. Walker Builds a Business, Sarah Breedlove (a.k.a. Madam C. J. Walker) reinvents and rebrands herself as a forceful entrepreneur whose products still dominate the black hair-care industry today. Born on the same plantation where her parents were once enslaved, Sarah is the first child in her family born free. When Sarah is just a girl, she learns the value of hard work. She cooks, she cleans, she picks cotton, she does laundry, and she babysits. By 14, Sarah is a wife, and by 18, she is a mother. From the stress of backbreaking labor and having to grow up so quickly, Sarah's hair begins to fall out! Instead of falling into despair, Sarah learns how to take care of her hair and invents her own recipe to encourage her hair to grow.

©2019 Rebel Girls (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Author: Rebel Girls
Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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Who Are the Rolling Stones?

Summary

Follow the bad boys of rock and roll from their beginnings in London to their unparalleled success around the world. Starting out over 50 years ago, the Rolling Stones took the music of the blues and blended it into rock and roll to create their own unique sound. Decades later, they are still hard at work, recording and playing live to massive crowds of adoring fans. Who Are the Rolling Stones? captures the excitement of the Stones on their journey to become the greatest rock-and-roll band in the world.

©2017 Dana Meachen Rau (P)2017 Listening Library

Narrator: Will Damron
Length: 57 mins
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Jesse Owens

Summary

Jesse Owens’ mother frequently told him, “Put your best foot forward.” So Jesse followed her advice, worked hard, and made his dreams come true as one of the greatest Olympic champions of all time. But it wasn’t easy, as Jesse had to overcome many obstacles. Even though World War II hadn’t started yet, Adolf Hitler controlled Germany during the 1936 Olympics. He wanted to prove during the games that Germans were a superior “race” to other people of the world. Little did he know that a black American would smash those claims by dominating the games as no athlete had before. Carter G. Woodson Award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford captures the incredible story of a true American hero who raced his way into our history books. Narrator Kevin R. Free’s thrilling performance will have listeners cheering Jesse’s every step.

©2007 Carole Boston Weatherford (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kevin R. Free
Length: 15 mins
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I Am Billie Jean King

Summary

Billie Jean King is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Learn about this amazing woman athlete in the 17th entry in the New York Times best-selling series of biographies about heroes. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great - the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest children and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. This entry features Billie Jean King, the world champion tennis player who fought successfully for women's rights.

©2019 Brad Meltzer (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Robin Miles, Various
Author: Brad Meltzer
Length: 24 mins
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Rob Gronkowski

Summary

Learn the inspiring story of the New England Patriots' legendary tight end Rob Gronkowski! In Rob Gronkowski: The Inspiring Story of One of Football's Greatest Tight Ends, you will learn the inspirational story of one of football's premier tight ends, Rob Gronkowski. Often known simply as "Gronk", Gronkowski has left a lasting mark on the New England Patriots franchise since joining the league in 2010. He was the first tight end in league history to lead the league in receiving touchdowns. The Brady and Gronkowski duo on offense has been a potent combination whenever the Patriots have needed to find a way to score quickly down the stretch of football games. A charismatic figure, Gronkowski has the adoration of fans beyond just Patriots fans as a player who does not take himself too seriously and is not afraid to have fun while winning. In this book, we'll learn more about Gronk's journey into the league, as well as what makes him such a great player. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Childhood and early life High school years Recruitment and college years at Arizona Scouting combine and 2010 NBA draft Gronkowski's NFL career Rob Gronkowski's personal life

©2016 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2017 Calvintir Books, LLC

Narrator: R. Paul Matty
Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
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Lincoln

Summary

This work is perhaps the most complete and enjoyable children's book ever written about one of the nation's most fascinating and important figures, Abraham Lincoln.

©1989 Russell Freedman (P)2008 Listening Library

Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
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The Captive Princess: A Story Based on the Life of Young Pocahontas

Summary

Based on a true story... Once upon a time, there was an Algonquin princess named Pocahontas, a curious 10-year-old who loved exploring the tidewater lands of her people. One day, she encounters strangers, a group of people who look different from her own. She befriends them, and when her people come into conflict with these new settlers, Pocahontas steps in to save a life by offering her own. Based on the true story of Pocahontas' early life. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2008 Wendy Lawton (P)2018 Oasis Audio

Narrator: Jill Monaco
Author: Wendy Lawton
Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
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Kosmonauten - Mit 20 Millionen PS ins All 

Summary

Als der Russe Jurij Gagarin am 12. April 1961 als erster Mensch ins All startete, begann eins der aufregendsten Abenteuer unserer Geschichte. Der spektakuläre Pionierflug, bei dem Gagarin in 108 Minuten die Erde umkreiste, leitete das Zeitalter der bemannten Raumfahrt ein. Er begeisterte und faszinierte die Menschen überall auf der Welt und löste darüber hinaus einen beispiellosen Wettstreit aus: von nun an versuchten sich die USA und die Sowjetunion auf dem Gebiet der Weltraumtechnik mit allen Kräften und Mitteln zu übertrumpfen. Der erste Deutsche im All war 17 Jahre später der Ostdeutsche Sigmund Jähn. Während seines achttägigen Flugs umkreiste er die Erde 125 Mal mit 22 Millionen PS und führte dabei zahlreiche wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen durch. Der ESA-Astronaut Thomas Reiter startete im Juli 2006 zu einem mehrmonatigen Forschungseinsatz auf der internationalen Raumstation ISS. Vor zehn Jahren verbrachte er 179 Tage auf der russischen Weltraumstation MIR. In dieser Zeit unternahm er als erster Deutscher einen Weltraumspaziergang. In diesem Hörbuch berichtet er selbst von seinen spannenden Erlebnissen und wie aus dem früheren Wettstreit von Ost und West inzwischen eine Zusammenarbeit vieler Länder geworden ist.

©2016 Headroom (P)2016 Headroom

Narrator: Daniel Werner
Author: Maja Nielsen
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Ronald Reagan?

Summary

From his childhood in rural Illinois to movie-making days in Hollywood and on to a career in politics that took him all the way to the Oval Office, Ronald Reagan kept an abiding faith in America and in what our country stood for. The oldest president ever, he survived a near-fatal assassination attempt and lived to be 93. Who Was Ronald Reagan? covers his life and times in a balanced, entertaining way for children.

©2005 Joyce Milton (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Author: Joyce Milton
Length: 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was Lucille Ball?

Summary

Who doesn't love Lucy? The legendary actress, producer, and comedian steps into the Who Was? spotlight. Much like her hit TV show, I Love Lucy, Americans in the 1950s fell in love with Lucy. Born in New York in 1911, Lucille Ball was always a natural performer. She danced in the chorus of Broadway shows and acted in small parts in Hollywood movies. But Ball's true gift was comedy. She found a way to showcase her gifts in 1951 when CBS gave her the chance to star in a sitcom. She based the show on her life and called it I Love Lucy. Over 60 years later, it is still one of the most loved television shows of all time. Lucille Ball became the first woman to run a major television studio, Desilu, and her comedic genius has kept people laughing for generations.

©2017 Pamela D. Pollack (P)2017 Listening Library

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 56 mins
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Nikola Jokic

Summary

Learn the Inspiring Story of the Denver Nuggets' Star Center Nikola Jokic! In Nikola Jokic: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Rising Stars, you will learn the incredible story of one of basketball's most exciting young centers, Nikola Jokic. Once just a second round pick in the 2014 Draft, Jokic has quickly become the future of the Denver Nuggets franchise, most recently securing his first All-Star selection. He is one of the best recent international players to transition their game successfully into the NBA. Still so young, Jokic has his prime years ahead of him as he continues to become a stronger and more skillful player. Time will tell as to whether his leadership abilities and talents on the court can translate to championships, but at the time of this writing, he is just 24 years old. A renaissance has occurred for the Nuggets organization, and Nikola Jokic is largely a reason for it. Get this book today if you want to know the inspiring story behind basketball's latest rising star. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Childhood and early life Early professional career in Serbia Getting drafted, rookie season, the franchise star, and the MVP contender International career Jokic's personal life Impact on basketball Legacy and future

©2019 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2019 Calvintir Books, LLC

Narrator: Jason Butler
Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Nothing Stopped Sophie

Summary

The true story of 18th-century mathematician Sophie Germain, who solved the unsolvable to achieve her dream. When her parents took away her candles to keep their young daughter from studying math...nothing stopped Sophie. When a professor discovered that the homework sent to him under a male pen name came from a woman...nothing stopped Sophie. And when she tackled a math problem that male scholars said would be impossible to solve...still, nothing stopped Sophie.  For six years Sophie Germain used her love of math and her undeniable determination to test equations that would predict patterns of vibrations. She eventually became the first woman to win a grand prize from France's prestigious Academy of Sciences for her formula, which laid the groundwork for much of modern architecture.

©2018 Cheryl Bardoe (P)2020 Hachette Audio

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Colin Kaepernick

Summary

This graphic biography tells listeners the moments that have defined Colin Kaepernick’s life as a quarterback and an activist. His talent and determination made him a college football success and brought him to the National Football League. As a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, he led his team to multiple playoffs and even competed in the Super Bowl. When outrage over violence against African Americans became a national movement, Kaepernick joined the protests. His decision cost him his career in football, but he gained a voice heard worldwide.

©2020 Blake Hoena (P)2021 Lerner Digital™

Author: Blake Hoena
Length: 15 mins
Available on Audible
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She Persisted: Claudette Colvin

Summary

Inspired by the number-one New York Times best seller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds! Before Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin made the same choice. She insisted on standing up - or in her case, sitting down - for what was right, and in doing so, fought for equality, fairness, and justice.  In this chapter book biography by award-winning author Lesa Cline-Ransome, listeners learn about the amazing life of Claudette Colvin - and how she persisted. Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton! Praise for She Persisted: Claudette Colvin: "Cline-Ransome brings the teen activist to life with great compassion and impressive brevity... A noteworthy start for chapter-book readers wishing to read more about young leaders of the movement." (Kirkus Reviews) "A well-balanced and very readable account of Colvin's family life, her values, and her reasons for resisting unjust laws....an engaging introduction to a young civil rights hero." (Booklist)

©2021 Lesa Cline-Ransome, Alexandra Boiger, Chelsea Clinton (P)2021 Listening Library

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The Cart That Carried Martin

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The strength and spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. permeates this book about the funeral of Dr. King in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1968. Quiet, yet affecting, The Cart That Carried Martin is a unique tribute to the life of a man known worldwide for his outstanding efforts as a leader of the African American Civil Rights Movement.   Eve Bunting focuses on the funeral procession of Dr. King, beginning with the two men who found the cart to carry him through the streets of Atlanta. After painting it green, two mules named Belle and Ada are hitched to the cart where Dr. King’s coffin is placed. Tens of thousands of mourners gather as the cart makes its way to Ebenezer Baptist Church, and then past the Georgia state capitol to Morehouse College. All the while, crowds of people pay their respects by singing songs of hope.   Bunting’s thoughtful, well-chosen words provide the listener with a sense of hope and reverence, rather than the grief and despair one might expect.

©2019 Charlesbridge Publishing (P)2019 Charlesbridge Publishing

Narrator: Timothy Cap
Author: Eve Bunting
Length: 4 mins
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A Sporting Chance

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Telling the inspiring human story behind the creation of the Paralympics, this young listener's biography showcases a riveting narrative to honor the life of Ludwig Guttmann, whose work profoundly changed so many lives. Dedicating his life to helping patients labeled incurables, Ludwig Guttmann fought for the rights of paraplegics to live a full life.  The young doctor believed - and eventually proved - that physical movement is key to healing, a discovery that led him to create the first Paralympic Games. Told with moving text, and featuring the life stories of athletes from the Paralympic Games Ludwig helped create, this story of the man who saved lives through sports will inspire listeners of all backgrounds.

©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Neil Hellegers
Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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The Story of Napoleon

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A condensed biography of the little Corsican who became Emperor of France. This audiobook gives a sweeping account of the life of Napoleon, from his humble beginnings, through his brilliant victories in battle after battle, to his disastrous Russian campaign, and his re-burial in Paris.

©2010 CoolBeat Audiobooks (P)2010 CoolBeat Audiobooks

Narrator: John Mulligan
Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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Andre Iguodala: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Most Skilled Forwards

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Learn the inspiring story of the Golden State Warriors' star sixth-man Andre Iguodala!   In Andre Iguodala: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Most Skilled Forwards, you'll learn the incredible story of one of basketball's premier forwards, Andre Iguodala. Since entering the league as the ninth overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft, Andre Iguodala has molded quite the career for himself. For eight years, he was a centerpiece of the Philadelphia 76ers as they worked through the post-Iverson era. Then, after a short stint with the Denver Nuggets, Iguodala joined the Golden State Warriors in 2013. The rest is history. As a member of the Warriors, Iguodala has become one of the most reliable leaders of a second unit in the league. Still a highly dynamic player, Iguodala provides a spark off the bench for the Warriors whenever superstars Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, or Kevin Durant need rest. Iguodala's performance in the 2015 NBA Finals was one for the memory books, and a series that helped him win the 2015 NBA Finals MVP award. It will be exciting to see how the final chapter of Andre Iguodala's career plays out. This work details everything up until the start of the 2017-2018 NBA season for the career of Andre Iguodala. If you're a fan of Iggy, don't delay in downloading this audiobook. Start learning his inspiring story today.

©2018 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2018 Calvintir Books, LLC

Narrator: Nikolai Hill
Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
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Claudette Colvin

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National Book Award, Young People's Literature, 2009 On March 2, 1955, a slim, bespectacled teenager refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Mont-gomery, Alabama. Shouting "It's my constitutional right!" as police dragged her off to jail, Claudette Colvin decided she'd had enough of the Jim Crow segregation laws that had angered and puzzled her since she was a young child. But instead of being celebrated, as Rosa Parks would be when she took the same stand nine months later, Claudette found herself shunned by many of her classmates and dismissed as an unfit role model by the black leaders of Montgomery. Undaunted, she put her life in danger a year later when she dared to challenge segregation yet again - as one of four plaintiffs in the landmark busing case Browder v. Gayle. Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of a major, yet little-known, civil rights figure whose story provides a fresh perspective on the Montgomery bus protest of 1955 - 56. Historic figures like Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rosa Parks play important roles, but center stage belongs to the brave, bookish girl whose two acts of courage were to affect the course of American history.

©2009 Phillip M Hoose (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Channie Waites
Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
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What Is the Super Bowl?

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With over 110 million viewers every year, the Super Bowl is one of the most watched television events in the United States. The final showdown between the two best football teams in the NFL attracts some of the biggest musicians to perform at the half-time show. But the Super Bowl is more than just a spectacle - it's a high-stakes game to win the championship and claim a place in history. Go back in time, and relive all the magic from years past - from excruciating fumbles to game-winning plays.

©2015 Dina Anastasio (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Steven Hoye, Who HQ
Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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Guts & Glory: World War II

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Devastating surprise attacks, epic victories, unstoppable armies, and tough-as-nails men and women from the greatest war in human history. From massive aerial battles that clouded the skies with planes to deathly secret operations deep behind enemy lines, the events of World War II are some of the most awe-inspiring of all time. Discover legendary commanders, tremendous fights, elite soldiers, and courageous individuals whose deeds truly made the difference in this jaw-dropping guide to the biggest war the world has ever seen. History buff and popular blogger Ben Thompson's extensive research and irresistible storytelling put listeners right in the middle of the action in this unforgettable installment in the Guts & Glory series! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Ben Thompson (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Aaron Landon
Author: Ben Thompson
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
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Kid Authors

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Every great author started out as a kid. Before the best sellers, fan clubs, and beloved stories we know today, the world's most celebrated writers had regular-kid problems just like you. Sam Clemens (aka Mark Twain) loved to skip school and make mischief, with his best friend Tom, of course! A young J. R. R. Tolkien was bitten by a huge tarantula - or as he called it, "a spider as big as a dragon." Toddler Zora Neale Hurston took her first steps when a wild hog entered her house and started chasing her! Kid Authors tells the stories of a diverse and inclusive cast that includes Roald Dahl, Beverly Cleary, J. K. Rowling, Jules Verne, Lewis Carroll, and Stan Lee.

©2017 David Stabler (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Pete Cross
Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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Bob

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A special audio edition for children age 11 and above. "We are all given second chances every day of our lives, but we don't usually take them. Then I met Bob." James Bowen was a homeless musician, busking on the streets of London to survive. But the moment he met an injured stray cat with ginger fur and big green eyes, his life began to change. Together James and Bob the cat faced the world - and won. A purrfectly true "tail" of love and friendship to make you smile!

©2012 James Bowen (P)2013 Hodder & Stoughton

Author: James Bowen
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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Marc Gasol: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Most Dominant Centers

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Learn the Incredible Story of the Memphis Grizzlies star Marc Gasol! Listen on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device! In Marc Gasol: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Most Dominant Centers, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball's premier centers. Since entering the NBA, Marc Gasol has created a name for himself as one of the best international basketball players to play in the NBA at the center position. As one of the leaders of the Memphis Grizzlies, Gasol has demonstrated a great deal of versatility at both the offensive and defensive ends of the game. It's no surprise why he won the Defensive Player of the Year Award in the 2012-13 season. In this book, we'll explore how Marc ended up in the NBA, as well as the impact he has left behind on the game. Here is a preview of what's inside: Early Life and Childhood High School Career Marc Gasol's Professional Career in Spain Marc Gasol's NBA Career The Anchor of the Grit and Grind Era All-Star Season Defensive Player of the Year Winner Marc Gasol's Personal Life Marc Gasol's Legacy and Future

©2016 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2017 Calvintir Books, LLC

Narrator: Joseph Tabler
Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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The Legend of Tsali

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"The Legend of Tsali" is an inspiring story of one man's sacrifice for the Cherokee people and homeland he loved.  Tsali was working his homestead as history unfolded around him. Seven thousand troops were drafted in to place the local Cherokees in stockades, before a forced march to the West, which became known as the Trail of Tears. Scroll up and download to discover how one man's resistance became a legend that is still told today!

©2019 Drake Quinn (P)2019 Drake Quinn

Narrator: Noah DeBiase
Author: Drake Quinn
Length: 11 mins
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Ronaldo

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Meet Ronaldo - Ultimate Football Hero.  As he walked up to take his spot-kick, Cristiano knew that Real would win the trophy if he scored. He had the chance to be the hero yet again. Cristiano Ronaldo overcame poverty and childhood illness to become one of the best football players ever. Escaping the hot streets of Madeira, Ronaldo first proved himself as a wonder-kid at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson, before becoming a legend for Real Madrid and Portugal. This is the story of how the gifted boy became a man, a team player and a legend. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Told in fast-paced, action-packed style with sound effects that transport you straight into the middle of all the exhilarating action of the football pitch, these audiobooks are perfect for the whole family to share and enjoy.

©2019 Matt Oldfield (P)2019 Bonnier Books UK

Narrator: Joe Jameson
Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
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Who Is Gloria Steinem?

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As a field reporter in the 1960s, Gloria Steinem worked hard to dig up important stories. She went undercover to expose the grim realities of gender inequality in America. As her message continued to grow, she became the spokeswoman of the women’s liberation movement and created the feminist publication, Ms. magazine. Steinem continues to speak and write about women and women’s roles in media and politics.

©2014 Sarah Fabiny (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Soneela Nankani
Length: 58 mins
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Kawhi Leonard

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Learn the incredible story of the San Antonio Spurs' basketball superstar Kawhi Leonard! In Kawhi Leonard: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Best All-Around Players, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball's premier small forwards, Kawhi Leonard. Since entering the league in the mid first-round of the 2011 NBA Draft, Kawhi Leonard has quickly emerged as one of the most promising and dominant two-way players in the league today. At 22, Leonard demonstrated his maturity and poise on the court as he made key contributions to the Spurs' 2014 championship run. The league rewarded him for his performance by recognizing him as the 2014 Finals MVP, making him the third-youngest player to ever win the award. As Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili approach the end of their careers, it is only a matter of time before Kawhi truly becomes the face of the Spurs organization. Alongside LaMarcus Aldridge, Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs are certainly poised to continue another era of dominance in the NBA. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Childhood and early years High school career Kawhi's college career Kawhi Leonard's NBA career Getting drafted Rookie season First trip to the NBA Finals Winning the NBA Championship, Finals MVP Winning the Defensive Player of the Year Award Enter LaMarcus Aldridge, first all-star season Kawhi Leonard's personal life Kawhi Leonard's legacy and future

©2016 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2016 Calvintir Books, LLC

Narrator: John McBride
Length: 2 hrs
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Who Was George Washington?

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In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. He has been called the father of our country for leading America through its early years. Washington also served in two major wars during his lifetime: the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. Washington's fascinating story comes to life - revealing the real man, not just the face on the dollar bill!

©2009 Roberta Edwards and Who HQ (P)2018 Listening Library

Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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The Perfect Wizard

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The author of over 200 books, Caldecott Medal winner Jane Yolen is beloved for her delightful children's stories. This Junior Library Guild Selection chronicles the life of Danish poet Hans Christian Andersen. Growing up poor, Hans struggles to bring his artistic vision to the world. In time he became world-renowned, most especially for the wondrous fairy tales he so vividly imagined.

©2004 Jane Yolen (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Stina Nielsen
Author: Jane Yolen
Length: 20 mins
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A Poem for Peter

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On the 100th anniversary of his birth, a celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day. Andrea Davis Pinkney's powerful and poetic text tells the story of Ezra Jack Keats, who was born in Brooklyn in 1916, and grew up in extreme poverty. Keats's artistic talent was recognized even in high school, but his father's death made it impossible for him to accept the art school scholarship he was offered; however, Keats continued to study art informally whenever possible. He served in the US Army in World War II and subsequently lived in Paris. Eventually, Keats found his way to children's books, and with the groundbreaking Caldecott winner The Snowy Day, the first mainstream picture book to feature an African American child, he became part of children's literature history. Keats's best-loved books are the ones that portray the neighborhood where he grew up. He was an inspiration to many artists of color, who, for the first time, saw themselves reflected in his books. The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation was established after his death, with the goal of promoting more diverse books and helping new authors and illustrators. With beautiful writing from a distinguished author and about a distinguished author/artist, A Poem for Peter has the potential to be an award-winner.

©2016 Andrea Davis Pinkney (P)2017 Recorded Books

Narrator: Channie Waites
Length: 34 mins
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Victor Oladipo: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Rising Stars

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Learn the inspiring story of the Indiana Pacers' star guard Victor Oladipo!  In Victor Oladipo: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Rising Stars, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball's most exciting young guards, Victor Oladipo. As the second overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Victor Oladipo has grown accustomed to having high expectations riding on his shoulders. In his fifth season, Oladipo broke out as a new star. He credited much of his improved game to being able to study from a future Hall of Fame great Russell Westbrook. Behind Oladipo's leadership, the Pacers clinched a playoff birth. Furthermore, Oladipo solidified himself as one of the league's most promising guards with his impressive defense and explosive ability to drive into the paint. It'll be exciting to follow Oladipo's journey as he continues to grow in the years to come. 

©2018 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2018 Calvintir Books, LLC

Narrator: Todd Mansfield
Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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Dreaming in Code

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This illuminating biography reveals how the daughter of Lord Byron, Britain's most infamous Romantic poet, became the world's first computer programmer. Even by 1800s standards, Ada Byron Lovelace had an unusual upbringing. Her strict mother worked hard at cultivating her own role as the long-suffering ex-wife of bad-boy poet Lord Byron while raising Ada in isolation. Tutored by the brightest minds, Ada developed a hunger for mental puzzles, mathematical conundrums, and scientific discovery that kept pace with the breathtaking advances of the industrial and social revolutions taking place in Europe. At 17, Ada met eccentric inventor Charles Babbage, a kindred spirit. Their ensuing collaborations resulted in ideas and concepts that presaged computer programming by almost 200 years, and Ada Lovelace is now recognized as a pioneer and prophet of the information age.  Award-winning author Emily Arnold McCully opens the window on a peculiar and singular intellect, shaped - and hampered - by history, social norms, and family dysfunction. The result is a portrait that is at once remarkable and fascinating, tragic and triumphant.

©2019 Emily Arnold McCully (P)2019 Listening Library

Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
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Who Is Dolly Parton?

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Born in a little cabin in Tennessee, Dolly Parton always dreamed big, and she was right to! She wrote her first song at age five and became a country music star by the time she was in her early twenties. Of course, her success didn't stop there. Dolly Parton is also an actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist whose "Imagination Library" reading initiative reaches children throughout the US, Canada, and the UK. There is simply no one like Dolly Parton!

©2014 True Kelley (P)2017 Listening Library

Author: True Kelley
Length: 55 mins
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Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different

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"Your time is limited... have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."—Steve Jobs From the start, his path was never predictable. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college after one semester, and at the age of 20, created Apple in his parents' garage with his friend Steve Wozniack. Then came the core and hallmark of his genius - his exacting insistence on perfection, his counterculture life approach, and his level of taste and style that pushed all boundaries. A devoted husband, father, and Buddhist, he battled cancer for over a decade, became the ultimate CEO, and made the world want every product he touched. Critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal takes us to the core of this complicated and legendary man while simultaneously exploring the evolution of computers. Framed by Jobs' inspirational Stanford commencement speech, this is the story of the man who changed our world.

©2012 Karen Blumenthal (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Sean Runnette
Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
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I, Too, Sing America

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Starting with Lucy Terry of the early 18th century and finishing with poet laureate Rita Dove, this anthology edited by Catherine Clinton captures the talent and passion of black poets. Powerful and diverse, I, Too, Sing America is a forum for voices baring their souls, speaking their minds, tracing their roots, and proclaiming their dreams. Each of the 25 poets is introduced with a brief biography and poetry notes to help the listener place his or her work in context. Included in the anthology is: "I, Too, Sing America" by Langston Hughes "Bars Fight" by Lucy Terry "Liberty and Peace" by Phillis Wheatley "On Liberty and Slavery" by George Moses Horton "Yes! Strike Again That Sounding String" by James M. Whitfield "Bury Me in a Free Land" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper "The Song of the Smoke" by W. E. B. Du Bois "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" by James Weldon Johnson "We Wear the Mask" by Paul Laurence Dunbar "The Black Finger" by Angelina Weld Grimke "Your World" and "Interracial" by Georgia Douglas Johnson "Children of the Sun" by Fenton Johnson "If We Must Die" and "The White House" by Claude McKay "Beehive" by Jean Toomer "Heritage" and "To a Dark Girl" by Gwendolyn Bennett "A Black Man Talks of Reaping" by Arna Bontemps "Harlem," "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "Merry-Go-Round," and "Cross" by Langston Hughes "Tableau," "Saturday's Child," and "Incident" by Countee Cullen "Sorrow Home" by Margaret Walker "Martin Luther King Jr.," "Malcolm X," and "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou "Rites of Passage" by Audre Lorde "In the Year" by Amiri Baraka "The Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr." by Nikki Giovanni "Women" by Alice Walker "Primer" by Rita Dove

©2011 Catherine Clinton (P)2011 AudioGO

Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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Shaquille O'Neal: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Centers

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In Shaquille O'Neal: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Centers, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball's greatest centers, Shaquille O'Neal. Often nicknamed "Shaq" or "The Diesel", O'Neal left an indelible mark on the center position. His incredible power and athleticism made him a practically unstoppable presence on both the offensive and defensive ends of the basketball court. It's no surprise O'Neal concluded his career a four-time NBA Champion. He was such a unique generational talent who could immediately change the course of a game. In this book, we'll learn more about Shaq's journey into the NBA, his impact on the game, and his legacy as one of the best to ever play at the center position. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Childhood and Early Life High School Career College Career at LSU Shaq's Illustrious NBA Career: From Starting in Orlando, Achieving a Three-Peat in LA, to Bringing Miami the Championship International Career Post-Retirement Career Personal Life O'Neal's Impact and Legacy on Basketball

©2017 Calvintir Books, LLC (P)2017 Calvintir Books, LLC

Narrator: Glynn Amburgey
Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
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