• A Light in the Darkness: Janusz Korczak, His Orphans, and the Holocaust

    A Light in the Darkness: Janusz Korczak, His Orphans, and the Holocaust

    Marrin, Albert

    Story of a Polish Jewish doctor who, during World War II, turned down multiple opportunities for escape, standing by the children in his orphanage as they became confined to the Warsaw Ghetto. Dressing them in their Sabbath finest, he led their march to the trains and ultimately perished with his children in Treblinka.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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  • The Honourable Company: A History of the English East India Company

    The Honourable Company: A History of the English East India Company

    Keay, John

    A history of the English East India company. During 200 years the East India Company grew from a loose association of Elizabethan tradesmen into "the grandest society of merchants in the universe". As a commercial enterprise it came to control half the world's trade and as a political entity it administered an embryonic empire. Without it there would have been no British India and no British Empire. In a tapestry ranging from Southern Africa to north-west America, and from the reign of Elizabeth I to that of Victoria, bizarre locations and roguish personality abound. From Bombay to Singapore and Hong Kong the political geography of today is, in some respects, the result of the Company. This book looks at the history of the East India Company.

    Format: Book - 1993

    Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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  • A Long Way to School: A Story of Overcoming Challenges and Never Giving up : A Leadership Book for Young Readers

    A Long Way to School: A Story of Overcoming Challenges and Never Giving up : A Leadership Book for Young Readers

    Nimenya, Seconde

    "A Long Way to School tells the remarkable life story of Seconde Nimenya, a woman who grew up in Africa, and her relentless fight to get an education. This is an inspirational story of courage, perseverance and overcoming the adversities in life, written to inspire middle and high school age readers to overcome the challenges in their own lives. This is a story that will inspire and motivate young people on how to find their inner strengths and determination in achieving goals. In return, they will grow to be good leaders and inspire their local and global communities with a positive attitude and a newfound wisdom."-- Amazon.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • The Other Side: Stories of Central American Teen Refugees Who Dream of Crossing the Border

    The Other Side: Stories of Central American Teen Refugees Who Dream of Crossing the Border

    Villalobos, Juan Pablo

    For this striking, stripped-down account of youth immigration, Villalobos interviewed teens at various stages of the immigration process to illustrate their stories--the physical and emotional difficulties of their travels. He then changed certain elements of these stories in order to protect the children's identities. Each chapter brings forth the voice of one young immigrant's experience, from crossing the Mexican desert to gang violence to the "freezers" at ICE detention centers. Together, these teen voices paint a vivid and thought-provoking picture of US-Central American immigration and the American refugee crisis, which will resonate with young readers, educators, and fans of his adult fiction alike. (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 14 copies

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  • Teen Chef Cooks: 80 Scrumptious, Family-friendly Recipes

    Teen Chef Cooks: 80 Scrumptious, Family-friendly Recipes

    Kid Chef Eliana

    Presents eighty recipes organized by season, including such dishes as spinach and asiago strata, eggplant rollatini, chicken piccata, and inside-out apple pie.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • Acquisitions Incorporated

    Acquisitions Incorporated

    "Help wanted. The Forgotten Realms are full of powerful factions vying for control, and for a time, each has had the upper hand. The Harpers. The Zhentarim. The Lords' Alliance. The Order of the Gauntlet. The Emerald Enclave. I might be forgetting one or two. There's a bunch of these things. If none of those organizations can help you, consider Acquisitions Incorporated. Called 'Faerun's Definitive Adventuring Brand' by ... well the company itself, they've been in operation for more than a decade, and it's mostly been fine. For them. I should emphasize that it's been fine for them specifically. It's not always fine for the people who hire them, and it's definitely not fine for the people they're hired to rob. Truth is, though, when you're just starting out in the adventuring business, it might be nice to have a leg up. It can be a big help to have access to the powerful artifacts, expertise, and jobs that Acquisitions Incorporated has to offer a new franchise. Plus, there are always openings available. Just try not to think about why."--back cover.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 2 on 6 copies

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  • Volo's Guide to Monsters

    Volo's Guide to Monsters

    The esteemed loremaster Volothamp Geddarm is back! And never has his research been so dangerous-- he's compiled a dissertation on iconic monsters! Elminster doesn't believe Volo got some the details quite right-- but you'll discover the stories and lairs of giants, mind flayers, orcs, goblinoids, and much more. They're monsters-- but will they be your friends or your foes?

    Format: Book - 2016

    Holds: 8 on 6 copies

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  • Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich

    Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich

    Boochever, Annie

    "'No Natives or Dogs Allowed' blared the storefront sign at the young Tlingit Indian girl. The sting of those words would stay with Elizabeth Peratrovich all her life. Years later, a seasoned fighter for equality, she would deliver her own eloquent message. One that helped change Alaska and the nation forever. Tensions could not have been higher in Gallery B of the Alaska Territorial Senate. Alaska Natives and non-Natives pressed shoulder to shoulder or stood teetering on chairs to peer over the avalanche of heads that flowed into the hallway. They had come to hear debate on the first anti-discrimination bill in America, almost 20 years before passage of the United States Civil Rights Act. One speaker remained. Now thirty-three years old, Elizabeth Peratrovich placed her knitting next to her young daughter and rose. Dignified and confident in white velvet gloves, stylish green dress and matching hat, she made her way slowly down the crowded aisle. The audience strained forward, drawn by her calm but powerful presence. She turned to face the assembled legislators. Fighter in Velvet Gloves traces Elizabeth's life, from birth and adoption to leadership in a battle for civil rights now celebrated annually throughout Alaska on Elizabeth Peratrovich Day. Author Annie Boochever grew up in Juneau, Alaska. She and her family knew many of the Alaskans, including political leaders, who played key roles in Elizabeth's life and in the battle for Alaska Native people's equality. Written in collaboration with Elizabeth's eldest son, Roy Peratrovich Jr., Fighter in Velvet Gloves brings to life for readers, age ten through young adult, the story of an inspirational Alaskan and American hero"--Provided by publisher.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 12 copies

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  • More Than A Game: Race, Gender, and Politics in Sports

    More Than A Game: Race, Gender, and Politics in Sports

    Doeden, Matt

    "This book explores controversies in sports, including black boxer Jack Johnson, Jessie Owens in the 1936 Olympics, Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier, Muhammad Ali's refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, #MeToo and the US gymnastics team, and much more"--

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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  • Woodsong

    Woodsong

    Paulsen, Gary

    For a rugged outdoor man and his family, life in northern Minnesota is a wild experience involving wolves, deer, and the sled dogs that make their way of life possible. Includes an account of the author's first Iditarod, a dogsled race across Alaska.

    Format: Book - 2013

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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