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Fatty Legs (10th anniversary edition)

The beloved story of an Inuvialuit girl standing up to the bullies of residential school, updated for a new generation of readers.

Margaret Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton’s powerful story of residential school ...

The Man Who Knew Everything

Even the man who knew everything was wrong some of the time.

The Man Who Knew Everything is a biography of Athanasius Kircher, a 17th-century German Jesuit and scientist. He was one of the modern world’s ...

Bad Girls of Fashion

By Jennifer Croll
Illustrated by Ada Buchholc
Categories: Children's Nonfiction

The title says it all: Bad Girls of Fashion explores the lives of ten famous women who have used clothing to make a statement, change perceptions, break rules, attract power, or express their individuality. ...

Elephant Man

By Mariangela Di Fiore
Illustrated by Hilde Hodnefjeld
Translated by Rosie Hedger
Categories: Children's Nonfiction

An unforgettable story of immense courage and an unbreakable spirit.

“Gather round—prepare to be amazed! A sight so very gruesome that you simply won’t believe it. Ladies and gentlemen … the Elephant ...

Give Me Wings

Changing minds one song at a time.

The 1800s were a dangerous time to be a black girl in the United States, especially if you were born a slave. Ella Sheppard was such a girl, but her family bought their ...

Showtime

Find out about the “other” stars in show business.

There are hundreds of people who make a live show worth seeing: the entertainers on stage, of course, but also the many people behind the scenes ...

It's Not All Black and White;

Black, white, and everything in between …

Through poems, interviews, and short essays, a group of young people tell what it’s like to be biracial, multiracial, or of mixed race. These poignant firsthand ...

A Stranger At Home

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 ...

The Bite of the Mango

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 ...