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The Life of Benjamin Banneker: Astronomer and Mathematician

de Laura Baskes Litwin

Benjamin Banneker, born in 1731, was a man ahead of his time. As a free African American in a time of slavery, Banneker was not welcome in white society, and he spent most of his life on his Maryland farm. There...


The Life of Carter G. Woodson: Father of African-American History

de Robert F. Durden

Carter G. Woodson, born just ten years after the Civil War ended, grew up in the lingering shadow of slavery. The son of former slaves, Woodson became the first scholar of African-American history, creating...


Aaron Jay Kernis

de Leta E. Miller

The first full-length biography of the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer


Who Was Marie Curie?

de Megan Stine, Nancy Harrison & Ted Hammond

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...


Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph

de Jan Swafford

The definitive book on the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven, written by the acclaimed biographer of Brahms and Ives.


Cultural Codes: Makings of a Black Music Philosophy

de William C. Banfield

By providing a focused examination of the historical development of Black music artistry, William C. Banfield formulates a usable philosophy tied to how such music is made, shaped, and functions. He explores...


The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC

de Jesse Fink

The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you’ve read before. Less a biography, more a critical appreciation, it tells the story of the trio through 11 classic rock songs and reveals...


Lies and Epiphanies: Composers and Their Inspiration from Wagner to Berg: Composers and Their Inspiration from Wagner to Berg

de Chris Walton

Lies and Epiphanies' offers case studies of "inspiration" in five composers -- Richard Wagner, Gustav Mahler, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Richard Strauss, and Alban Berg. Their own tales of their "epiphanies" played...


History Heroes: Neil Armstrong

de Damian Harvey

Neil Armstrong was involved in one of the most memorable events of the twentieth century - the moon landing! Find out more about how he got to become one of the first to set foot on the moon. Discover the stories...


History Heroes: Christopher Columbus

de Damian Harvey

Christopher Columbus sailed the seas in search of the perfect trade route - find out how his life and explorations helped to change the world! Discover the stories of people who have helped to shape history,...


Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids: His Life and Ideas

de Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen

An engaging, kid-friendly exploration of America’s leading architect and his work

 

This revised and updated edition of a longstanding classic, Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids, details the life, times, and work...


The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

de Candace Fleming

“[A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of...


Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business--and Won!

de Emily Arnold McCully

The only biography of the pioneering investigative journalist Ida M. Tarbell for YA readers, lavishly illustrated with archival photographs and prints.


Rush FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Rock's Greatest Power Trio

Harry S. Truman: Thirty-Third President of the United States

de George E. Stanley & Meryl Henderson

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily...


Who Was Queen Victoria?

de Jim Gigliotti, Nancy Harrison & Max Hergenrother

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...


What's Exactly the Matter with Me?: Memoirs of a Life in Music

de P.F. Sloan & S.E. Feinberg

(Book). What's Exactly the Matter With Me? is a first-person account of an extraordinary life and pilgrimage through the most fascinating years of American and English musical culture. This is a story of dreams,...


Can I See Your I.D.?: True Stories of False Identities: True Stories of False Identities

de Chris Barton & Paul Hoppe

True crime, desperation, fraud, and adventure: From the impoverished young woman who enchanted nineteenth-century British society as a faux Asian princess, to the sixteen-year-old boy who "stole" a subway train...


Claude Vivier: A Composer's Life

de Bob Gilmore

Claude Vivier's haunting and expressive music has captivated audiences around the world. But the French-Canadian composer is remembered also because of the dramatic circumstances of his death: he was found murdered...


Native American Heroes

de Ann Mcgovern

November is Native American Heritage month! Osceola, Cochise, and Tecumseh are three Native American heroes who fought valiantly for their land and for their people. This book is divided into three parts--each...