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  • The house Baba built : an artist's childhood in China
    The house Baba built : an artist's childhood in China
    Ed Young, text as told to Libby Koponen.
    "In Ed Young's childhood home in Shanghai, all was not as it seemed: a rocking chair became a horse; a roof became a roller rink; an empty swimming pool became a place for riding scooters and bikes. The house his father built transformed as needed into a place to play hide-and-seek, to eat bamboo shoots, and to be safe. For outside the home's walls, China was at war. Soon the house held not only Ed and his four siblings but also friends, relatives, and even strangers who became family. The war grew closer, and Ed watched as planes flew overhead and friends joined the Chinese air force. But through it all, Ed's childhood remained full of joy and imagination."--Amazon.com.
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  • Black & white : the confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor
    Black & white : the confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor
    Larry Dane Brimner.
    "In the nineteen fifties and early sixties, Birmingham, Alabama, became known as Bombingham. At the center of this violent time in the fight for civil rights, and standing at opposite ends, were Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull' Connor. From his pulpit, Shuttlesworth agitated for racial equality, while Commissioner Connor fought for the status quo. Relying on court documents, police and FBI reports, newspapers, interviews, and photographs, author Larry Dane Brimner first covers each man's life and then brings them together to show how their confrontation brought about significant change to the southern city"--Publisher.
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  • Harry Houdini : the legend of the world's greatest escape artist
    Harry Houdini : the legend of the world's greatest escape artist
    by Janice Weaver
    The life of Harry Houdini and his less famous partner, his brother Dash, includes details of his well-known career as a magician, as well as his interest in exposing fake mediums and other frauds. Sidebars highlight topics related to the early 20th century, such as child labor, the dime museums, and early aviation, an interest of Houdini's.
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  • George Washington Carver
  • We are one : the story of Bayard Rustin
    We are one : the story of Bayard Rustin
    Larry Dane Brimner.
    Captures a story of passion, courage, and triumph through Bayard's own words and archival photographs, and through spirituals and protest songs that Bayard often sang.
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  • Sequoyah : the Cherokee man who gave his people writing
    Sequoyah : the Cherokee man who gave his people writing
    by James Rumford.
    While walking through a forest of sequoias, a father tells his family the story of the tree's namesake. Sequoyah was a Cherokee man who invented a system of writing for his people. His neighbors feared the symbols he wrote and burned down his home. All of his work was lost, but, still determined, he tried another approach. The Cherokee people finally accepted the written language after Sequoyah taught his six-year-old daughter to read.
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  • When Marian sang : the true recital of Marian Anderson, the voice of a century
    When Marian sang : the true recital of Marian Anderson, the voice of a century
    libretto by Pam Muanoz Ryan
    An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, whose life and career encouraged social change.
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  • Savion! : my life in tap
    Savion! : my life in tap
    by Savion Glover and Bruce Weber
    Examines the life and career of the young tap dancer who speaks with his feet and who choreographed the Tony Award-winning Broadway show "Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk."
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  • Chuck Close, up close
    Chuck Close, up close
    Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan.
    A biography of the revisionist artist who achieved prominence in the late 1960s for enormous, photographically realistic, black and white portraits of himself and his friends.
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  • Dizzy
    Dizzy
    by Jonah Winter

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