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Who Was Walt Whitman? Audiobook

Who Was Walt Whitman?

Author: Kirsten Anderson Narrator: Adenrele Ojo Release Date: February 2021

How did a New York printer become one of the most influential poets of all time? Find out in this addition to the Who HQ library! Walt Whitman was a printer, journalist, editor, and schoolteacher. But today, he's recognized as one of America's founding poets, a man who changed American literature forever. Throughout his life, Walt journeyed everywhere, from New York to New Orleans, Washington D.C. to Denver, taking in all that America had to offer. With the Civil War approaching, he saw a nation deeply divided, but he also understood the power of words to inspire unity. So in 1855, Walt published a short collection of poems, Leaves of Grass, a book about the America he saw and believed in. Though hated and misunderstood by many at the time, Walt's writing introduced an entirely new writing style: one that broke forms, and celebrated the common man, human body, and the diversity of America. Generations later, readers can still find themselves in Whitman's words, and recognize the America he depicts. Who Was Walt Whitman? follows his remarkable journey from a young New York printer to one of America's most beloved literary figures.

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Who Was Catherine the Great? Audiobook

Who Was Catherine the Great?

Author: Meg Belviso, Pam Pollack Narrator: Carlotta Brentan Release Date: February 2021

Learn how a Prussian princess grew up to be Russia's longest-ruling female leader! Born in 1729, Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbs was never supposed to come to power. But at age sixteen, she married the heir to the Russian throne. By 1762, Sophie, known now as Catherine, overthrew her immature and incompetent husband, Peter III, to lead the nation. Catherine became the sole ruler of Russia. This exciting Who Was? title explores how Catherine was able to turn Russia into one of the great powers of Europe by expanding its borders, helping improve its educational system, and advocating for the arts. Her three-decade reign is considered the Golden Age of Russia, and she is called Catherine the Great.

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She Persisted: Claudette Colvin Audiobook

She Persisted: Claudette Colvin

Author: Chelsea Clinton, Lesa Cline-Ransome Narrator: Janina Edwards Release Date: February 2021

Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds! Before Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin made the same choice. She insisted on standing up--or in her case, sitting down--for what was right, and in doing so, fought for equality, fairness, and justice. In this chapter book biography by award-winning author Lesa Cline-Ransome, readers learn about the amazing life of Claudette Colvin--and how she persisted. Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton! Praise for She Persisted: Claudette Colvin: 'Cline-Ransome brings the teen activist to life with great compassion and impressive brevity . . . A noteworthy start for chapter-book readers wishing to read more about young leaders of the movement.' --Kirkus Reviews 'Cline-Ransome's narrative provides a knowledgeable, interesting introduction to an ­important player in the civil rights movement.' --School Library Journal

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The Boy Who Failed Show and Tell Audiobook

The Boy Who Failed Show and Tell

Author: Jordan Sonnenblick Narrator: Jordan Sonnenblick Release Date: February 2021

In a typical school year, every kid has one or two things go wrong. But for Jordan, there's A LOT going wrong ALL THE TIME. By keeping his cool (some of the time), banging on the drums (a lot), and keeping his sense of humor (all the time), Jordan's going to try to make it through the year . . . and grow up to write a book about it!

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From Here to There: Inventions That Changed the Way the World Moves Audiobook

From Here to There: Inventions That Changed the Way the World Moves

Author: Vivian Kirkfield Narrator: Pete Cross, Zoe Cross-Nelms Release Date: February 2021

In a time when people believed flying was impossible, Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier proved that the sky wasn't the limit. When most thought horseback was the only way to race, Bertha and Karl Benz fired up their engines. From the invention of the bicycle and the passenger steam locomotive to the first liquid-fuel propelled rocket and industrial robot, inventors across the world have redefined travel.Informative and celebratory, this collective biography tells the story of the experiments, failures, and successes of visionaries who changed the way the world moves.

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Virat Kohli Audiobook

Virat Kohli

Author: Dk Narrator: Shehzaad Shams Release Date: February 2021

Learn all about Virat Kohli, one of the world's best cricketers in this children's biography. Discover the fascinating journey of Virat Kohli who burst on to the cricket scene in 2008, as he led India to victory in the Under-19 World Cup. Whether it is knocking the highest number of double centuries in consecutive Test series or the fastest 1,000 runs in ODIs, Kohli has a flair for setting new records. Over the years, he has recharged Indian cricket with a combination of leadership, talent, and discipline. This biography series from DK goes beyond the basic facts to tell the life stories of the greatest Indian icons. An age-appropriate text to create an engaging audiobook children will enjoy listening to. This is the one biography series everyone will want to collect. © 2018 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2021 DK Audio

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APJ Abdul Kalam Audiobook

APJ Abdul Kalam

Author: Sudha Umashanker Narrator: Shehzaad Shams Release Date: February 2021

Learn all about Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, India's most loved president in this children's biography. Discover the incredible story of India's most loved president, APJ Abdul Kalam, whose journey from a small town in Southern India to becoming India's 'Missile Man' and then the People's President has inspired countless children. One of the leading scientists in the country, Kalam was a true pioneer, an icon who was a leader, but also a mentor and teacher, who believed that the road to a country's success lay with its younger generations. This biography series from DK goes beyond the basic facts to tell the life stories of the greatestIndian icons. An age-appropriate text to create an engaging audiobook children will enjoy listening to, this is the one biography series everyone will want to collect. © 2018 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2021 DK Audio

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Kobe Bryant: Legends in Sports Audiobook

Kobe Bryant: Legends in Sports

Author: Matt Christopher Narrator: Cary Hite Release Date: January 2021

The #1 sports series for kids takes readers on the court and behind the scenes with beloved NBA icon Kobe Bryant in this inspiring biography. As the son of Joe 'Jellybean' Bryant, a former NBA player and star of various European teams, Kobe spent his childhood watching professional basketball. From the moment he could pick up a ball, he was learning to dribble and shoot. His basketball education was unique -- a combination of lessons on basic fundamentals, one-on-one games against his dad, and observation and analysis of the world's best players. At age eighteen, Kobe was given the chance to prove his skills when he was drafted into the NBA. Fresh out of high school, Kobe showed that he had the talent and heart to make it in the pros -- and the rest is history. This biography gives readers a courtside seat to the achievements of one of basketball's greatest legends as it traces Kobe's life from childhood to his five NBA championships to his successful career outside of the game to his tragic death and lasting legacy.

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Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain Audiobook

Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain

Author: Cheryl Bardoe Narrator: Caroline Turner Cole Release Date: January 2021

The true story of eighteenth-century mathematician Sophie Germain, who solved the unsolvable to achieve her dream. When her parents took away her candles to keep their young daughter from studying math...nothing stopped Sophie. When a professor discovered that the homework sent to him under a male pen name came from a woman...nothing stopped Sophie. And when she tackled a math problem that male scholars said would be impossible to solve...still, nothing stopped Sophie. For six years Sophie Germain used her love of math and her undeniable determination to test equations that would predict patterns of vibrations. She eventually became the first woman to win a grand prize from France's prestigious Academy of Sciences for her formula, which laid the groundwork for much of modern architecture (and can be seen in the book's illustrations). Award-winning author Cheryl Bardoe's inspiring and poetic text is brought to life by acclaimed artist Barbara McClintock's intricate pen-and-ink, watercolor, and collage illustrations in this true story about a woman who let nothing stop her.

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Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood Audiobook

Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood

Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Dan Bittner Release Date: January 2021

A middle grade memoir from a living literary legend, giving listeners a new perspective on the origins of Gary Paulsen's famed survival stories. His name is synonymous with high-stakes wilderness survival stories. Now, beloved author Gary Paulsen portrays a series of life-altering moments from his turbulent childhood as his own original survival story. If not for his summer escape from a shockingly neglectful Chicago upbringing to a North Woods homestead at age five, there never would have been a Hatchet. Without the encouragement of the librarian who handed him his first book at age thirteen, he may never have become a reader. And without his desperate teenage enlistment in the Army, he would not have discovered his true calling as a storyteller. A moving and enthralling story of grit and growing up, Gone to the Woods is perfect for newcomers to the voice and lifelong fans alike, from the acclaimed author at his rawest and realest. A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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VIP: Dr. Mae Jemison Audiobook

VIP: Dr. Mae Jemison

Author: Heather Alexander Narrator: Joniece Abbott-Pratt Release Date: January 2021

Soar to the stars with Dr. Mae Jemison in this exciting middle grade nonfiction biography. Perfect for fans of the Who Was and Little Leaders series, the books in the VIP series tell the true—and amazing—stories of some of history's greatest trailblazers. Meet the VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE who changed the world! Mae Jemison is the first African American woman to travel to space. She’s also a medical doctor who once joined the Peace Corps. And a trained dancer, too! Experience all the exciting moments in Dr. Jemison's thrilling life in this exciting biography, packed with two-color illustrations and fun facts, including the secrets of NASA. Short and engaging chapters are interspersed with special lists and other information made to order to engage kids, whether they're already biography fans or 'have to' write a report for school. The special sections in VIP: Dr. Mae Jemison include 'Answers to Some Big Questions Mae Wondered About'; '10 Things Women Couldn’t Do in the 1960s and 1970s'; and 'QUIZ: Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Astronaut?' The VIP series features inspiring adventures and fun facts about some of history's greatest trailblazers—smart, tough, persevering innovators who will inspire today's kids. Featuring underappreciated historical figures and groups, with a focus on leaders in science and technology, the nonfiction biographies in the VIP series are fun and engaging. Just looking at the cover will make kids want to learn more about these VIPs, and once they dive in they will zoom through stories that read like adventures. Each book in the VIP series allows your middle grader to experience all the exciting moments in some very important but lesser known lives. These biographies for kids age 9-12 include: VIP: Lewis Latimer: Engineering Wizard; VIP: Mahalia Jackson: Freedom's Voice; and VIP: Lydia Darragh: Unexpected Spy. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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She Persisted: Harriet Tubman Audiobook

She Persisted: Harriet Tubman

Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney, Chelsea Clinton Narrator: Bahni Turpin Release Date: January 2021

Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds! Born enslaved, Harriet Tubman rose up to become one of the most successful, determined and well-known conductors of the Underground Railroad. With her family's love planted firmly in her heart, Harriet looked to the North Star for guidance--and its light helped guide her way out of slavery. Her courage made it possible for her to help others reach freedom too. In this audiobook biography by bestselling and award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney, readers learn about the amazing life of Harriet Tubman-and how she persisted. Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton! Praise for She Persisted: Harriet Tubman: * 'This chapter-book biography humanizes [Tubman] and brings her to life . . . Pinkney and Flint have created a standout series opener.' -Kirkus Reviews, *STARRED REVIEW* 'The story-like text moves along at a brisk pace, relating anecdotes that will appeal to young readers.' -Booklist

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