Black Potatoes : the Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Black Potatoes : the story of the great Irish famine, 1845-1850 by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Call Number: Juv 941.5 BAR (Juvenile nonfiction)J-
Publication Date: 2001-10-29
A narrative of the Great Irish Famine culled from archives, letters, diaries, folk memories, and newspaper accounts.
Surviving Hitler : a Boy in the Nazi Death Camps by Andrea Warren
Vincent van Gogh by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan
Brooklyn Bridge written and illustrated by Lynn Curlee
Surviving Hitler : a boy in the Nazi death camps by Andrea Warren
Call Number: Juv B MAN (Juvenile biography)
Publication Date: 2002-09-17
Blends the personal testimony of Holocaust survivor, Jack Mandelbaum, with the history of his time, documented by photos from the archives of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. What was the secret to surviving the death camps? How did you keep from dying of heartbreak in a place of broken hearts and broken bodies? "Think of it as a game, Jack," an older prisoner tells him. "Play the game right and you might outlast the Nazis." Caught up in Hitler's Final Solution to annihilate Europe's Jews, fifteen-year-old Jack is torn from his family and thrown into the nightmarish world of the concentration camps. Despite intolerable conditions, Jack resolves not to hate his captors, and vows to see his family again. He forges friendships with other prisoners, and together they struggle to make it one more hour, one more day. But even with his strong will to live, can Jack survive the life-and-death game he is forced to play with his Nazi captors? Award-winning author Andrea Warren has crafted an unforgettable true a story of courage, friendship, family love, and a boy becoming a man in the shadow of the Third Reich.
Vincent Van Gogh : portrait of an artist by Jan Greenberg; Sandra Jordan
Call Number: Juv B VAN (Juvenile fiction)
Publication Date: 2001-08-14
Vincent Van Gogh—one of the nineteenth century's most brilliant artist—will forever be remembered as the Dutchman who pioneered new techniques and styles and who, in a fit of passion, cut off his own ear. Whether painting a portrait, landscape, or still life, van Gogh sought to capture the vibrant spirit of his subject. Still, fame eluded him. This lack of recognition over a career spanning a mere decade (from ages twenty-seven to thirty-seven) fueled his lifelong self-doubt and bitter disappointments. Today, however, van Gogh's paintings are recognized as masterpieces, and the tormented Dutchman stands as a giant among artists.
Brooklyn Bridge by Lynn Curlee (Illustrator)
Call Number: Easy 625.5 CUR (Easy nonfiction)
Publication Date: 2001-05-01
Describes the planning, construction, and history of the Brooklyn Bridge, celebrated as one of the greatest landmarks and grandest sights of New York City.
Team Moon : How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh
Team Moon : how 400,000 people landed Apollo 11 on the moon by Catherine Thimmesh
Call Number: Juv 629.45 THI (Juvenile nonfiction)
Publication Date: 2006-06-26
Culled from direct quotes from the people behind the scenes, NASA transcripts, national archives and NASA photos, the whole story of Apollo 11 and the first moon landing emerges.
Freedom Riders : John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement by Ann Bausum
Quest for the Tree Kangaroo : an Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea by Sy Montgomery, illustrated by Nic Bishop
To Dance : a Ballerina's Graphic Novel by Siena Cherson Siegel, illustrated by Mark Siegel
Quest for the Tree Kangaroo : an expedition to the cloud forest of New Guinea by Nic Bishop (Photographer); Sy Montgomery
Call Number: Juv 599.2 MON (Juvenile nonfiction)
Publication Date: 2006-10-30
Follow a group of explorers and scientists as they travel to Papua New Guinea to find a type of kangaroo that lives in trees.
To Dance : a memoir by Siena Cherson Siegel; Mark Siegel (Illustrator)
Call Number: Juv B SIE (Juvenile biography)
Publication Date: 2006-10-01
The author describes how she first decided she wanted to be a ballerina at the age of six, and how that dream carried her from her home in Puerto Rico to dance class in Boston to performing with the New York City Ballet.