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  Cover Art: The Longitude Prize 2001
Dash, Joan.
The Longitude Prize
Presents the story of John Harrison, an 18th century English inventor who spent forty years developing a device to measure longitude.
200 p. 2000
Children's Nonfiction Book 527.209 D
  Cover Art: Blizzard: The Storm That Changed America 2001
Murphy, Jim
Blizzard: The Storm That Changed America
Presents a history, based on personal accounts and newspaper articles, of the massive snow storm that hit the Northeast in 1888, focusing on the events in New York City.
136 p. 2000
Children's Nonfiction Book 974.71041 M
  Cover Art: My Season with Penguins 2001
Webb, Sophie
My Season with Penguins
Describes the author's two-month stay in Antarctica to study and draw penguins. Includes glossary.
48 p. 2000
Children's Nonfiction Book 598.441 W
  Cover Art: Pedro and Me: Friendship Loss and What I Learned 2001
Winick, Judd
Pedro and Me: Friendship Loss and What I Learned
In graphic art format, describes the friendship between two roommates on the MTV show Real World, one of whom died of AIDS.
187 p. 2000
Teen Nonfiction Book 362.19697 W
  Cover Art: Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps 2002
Warren, Andrea
Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps
146 p. 2001
Children's Nonfiction Book 940.5315 W
  Cover Art: Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist 2002
Greenberg, Jan
Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist
A biography of the tormented man who was one of the 19th century's greatest artists.
132 p. 2001
Children's Nonfiction Book 921 V295
  Cover Art: The Brooklyn Bridge 2002
Curlee, Lynn
The Brooklyn Bridge
Describes the planning, construction, and history of the Brooklyn Bridge, celebrated as one of the greatest landmarks and grandest sights of New York City.
35 p. 2001
Children's Nonfiction Book 624.50974 C
  Cover Art: Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929 2003
Blumenthal, Karen
Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929
A comprehensive review of the events, personalities, and mistakes behind the Stock Market Crash of 1929, featuring photographs, newspaper articles, and cartoons of the day.
156 p. 2002
Children's Nonfiction Book 338.54097 B
  Cover Art: Hole in My Life 2003
Gantos, Jack
Hole in My Life
The author relates how, as a young adult, he became a drug user and smuggler, was arrested, did time in prison, and eventually got out and went to college, all the while hoping to become a writer.
199 p. 2002
Teen Nonfiction Book 921 G156
  Cover Art: Action Jackson 2003
Greenberg, Jan
Action Jackson
Imagines Jackson Pollock at work during the creation of one of his paint-swirled and splattered canvasses.
32 p. 2002
Children's Nonfiction Book 921 P757
  Cover Art: When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson the Voice of a Century 2003
Ryan, Pam Munoz
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson the Voice of a Century
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.
1 v. 2002
Children's Nonfiction Book 921 An23
  Cover Art: I Face the Wind 2004
Cobb, Vicki
I Face the Wind
Introduces the characteristics and actions of the wind through simple hands-on activities.
1 v. 2003
Easy Nonfiction Book 551.518 C
  Cover Art: Walt Whitman: Words for America 2005
Kerley, Barbara
Walt Whitman: Words for America
A biography of the American poet whose compassion led him to nurse soldiers during the Civil War, to give voice to the nation's grief at Lincoln's assassination, and to capture the true American spirit in verse.
1 v. 2004
Children's Nonfiction Book 921 W59
  Cover Art: The Tarantula Scientist 2005
Montgomery, Sy
The Tarantula Scientist
Describes the research that Samuel Marshall and his students are doing on tarantulas, including the largest spider on earth, the Goliath birdeating tarantula.
80 p. 2004
Children's Nonfiction Book 595.44 M
  Cover Art: Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave his People Writing 2005
Rumford, James
Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave his People Writing
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.
1 v. 2004
Children's Nonfiction Book 921 Se59
  Cover Art: Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow 2006
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow
The story of a generation of German young people who devoted all their energy to the Hitler Youth and the propaganda that brought gave Hitler his power, and the youths that resisted the Nazi movement.
176 p. 2005
Children's Nonfiction Book 943.086 B
  Cover Art: Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg On the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement 2007
Bausum, Ann.
Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg On the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement
79 p. 2006
Children's Nonfiction Book 323.0975 B
  Cover Art: Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea 2007
Montgomery, Sy
Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea
Follow a group of explorers and scientists as they travel to Papua New Guinea to find a type of kangaroo that lives in trees.
79 p. 2006
Children's Nonfiction Book 599.22 M
  Cover Art: To Dance: A Memoir 2007
Siegel, Siena Cherson
To Dance: A Memoir
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
1 v. (unpaged) 2006
Children's Nonfiction Book 792.8028 S
  Cover Art: Lightship 2008
Floca, Brian
Lightship
Lightships once served where lighthouses could not be built. They helped to guide sailors safely through the fog.
38 p. 2007
Easy Nonfiction Book 387.28 F
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