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  1. How to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking Audiobook How to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking
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  3. The Gates of Athens: Book One of Athenian Audiobook The Gates of Athens: Book One of Athenian
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  4. Written in Blood Audiobook Written in Blood
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  5. The Giver of Stars: Fall in love with the enchanting Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Me B Audiobook The Giver of Stars: Fall in love with the enchanting Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Me B
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  6. The Last Widow Audiobook The Last Widow
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  7. Daughters of Cornwall Audiobook Daughters of Cornwall
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  8. How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?: Essays on Modern Life Audiobook How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?: Essays on Modern Life
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Who Was Celia Cruz? Audiobook

Who Was Celia Cruz?

Author: Meg Belviso, Pam Pollack Narrator: Frankie Corzo Release Date: August 2020

How did a working-class girl from Cuba become a symbol of artistic freedom for Cuban Americans and the 'Queen of Salsa'? Find out in this addition to the Who HQ library! Although her family and friends know her as Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso, the world refers to her simply as Celia Cruz. Starting her career in 1950, Celia grew increasingly popular as the new lead singer of the Cuban band Sonora Matancera. Her exceptional vocal range and flashy costumes made fans fall in love with her. Celia's talent took her all around the world, including the United States. After Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba, she wasn't allowed to return to her native country. She and other Cubans who were exiled used their music to express their love for their homeland. Celia rose to the top of the charts in a genre that was dominated by men. She become an award-winning singer and the most popular Latin artist of the twentieth century. Azucar! indeed!

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Benjamin Franklin Audiobook

Benjamin Franklin

Author: Kathleen Krull Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: August 2020

Sure, almost all kids know Benjamin Franklin as one of America’s Founding Fathers, a man with a hand in both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. And they may even have some vague idea that he once flew a kite during a lightning storm. What Kathleen Krull sets out to do in this very different biography is show Ben Franklin as the “natural philosopher” (the term for scientists back in the 1700s), whose experiments led to important discoveries about the nature of electricity—including his famous demonstration that electricity and lightning were one and the same. As always, this much-lauded series presents a true Giant of Science in a juicily anecdotal way. This is social history at its best … who knew that Franklin became such a megastar that Paris shops sold Ben dolls, Ben ashtrays, and even Ben wallpaper? Witty and engaging, this is a worthy addition to the Giants of Science series.

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Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote Audiobook

Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote

Who was at the forefront of women's right to vote? We know a few famous names, like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but what about so many others from diverse backgrounds—black, Asian, Latinx, Native American, and more—who helped lead the fight for suffrage? On the hundredth anniversary of the historic win for women's rights, it's time to celebrate the names and stories of the women whose stories have yet to be told. Gorgeous portraits accompany biographies of such fierce but forgotten women as Yankton Dakota Sioux writer and advocate Zitkála-Šá, Mary Eliza Church Terrell, who cofounded the National Association of Colored Women (NACW), and Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, who, at just sixteen years old, helped lead the biggest parade in history to promote the cause of suffrage. FINISH THE FIGHT will fit alongside important collections that tell the full story of America's fiercest women. Perfect for fans of GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS and BAD GIRLS THROUGHOUT HISTORY.

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¡Vamos! Let's Go Eat Audiobook

¡Vamos! Let's Go Eat

Author: Raúl The Third Narrator: Gary Tiedemann Release Date: August 2020

In this new ¡Vamos! title, Little Lobo is excited to take in a show with wrestling star El Toro in his bustling border town. After getting lunch orders from The Bull and his friends to help prepare for the event, Little Lobo goes on a tour of food trucks that sell his favorite foods, like quesadillas with red peppers and Mexican-Korean tacos. Full of easy-to-remember Latin-American Spanish vocabulary, this glorious celebration of food is sure to leave everyone hungry for lunch! The ¡Vamos! books are jam-packed with fun details and are perfect for fans of Richard Scarry and Where's Waldo?

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Amazing Muslims Who Changed the World Audiobook

Amazing Muslims Who Changed the World

Author: Burhana Islam Narrator: Maya Saroya Release Date: August 2020

Brought to you by Puffin. Think you know who first thought of the theory of evolution? Ever wondered who created the oldest university in the world? And have you heard the incredible tale of the masked knight - a rebel girl who became a military commander? Meet just some of the amazing Muslim men and women who have changed our world - from pirate queens, nurses, warriors, scientists, actors, and mathematicians, to courageous ordinary men and women doing extraordinary things. You'll find people you might know, like Malala Yousafzai, Mo Farah and Muhammad Ali, as well as some you might not, such as: Hasan Ibn Al-Haytham: the first scientist to prove theories about how light travels, hundreds of years before Isaac Newton Sultan Razia: a fearsome female ruler G. Willow Wilson: the comic book artist who created the first ever Muslim Marvel character Ibtihaj Muhammad: the Olympic and World Champion fencer and the first American to compete in the games wearing hijab. Noor Inayat Khan: the Indian Princess who became a British spy during WWII © Burhana Islam 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Who Is David Beckham? Audiobook

Who Is David Beckham?

Author: Ellen Labrecque Narrator: Steve West Release Date: July 2020

Whether you call it football or soccer, there's no disputing that David Beckham is one of the best players in the history of the game! Whenever a young David Beckham was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he'd always answer with the same response: I want to be a footballer. This English native got his wish when he joined the Manchester United team in 1991. Since then, he has been crossing, bending, and free-kicking his way to stardom. In his twenty-year career as a professional soccer player, he has won nineteen major trophies, and appeared at three FIFA World Cup tournaments. David Beckham has become an international cultural icon for his soccer skills, his charity work, and his fashionable wife and family. Young soccer fans are in for a treat with this Who HQ book.

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Charles Darwin Audiobook

Charles Darwin

Author: Kathleen Krull Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: July 2020

All his life, Charles Darwin hated controversy. Yet he takes his place among the Giants of Science for what remains an immensely controversial subject: the theory of evolution. Darwin began piecing together his explanation for how all living things change or adapt during his five-year voyage on the HMS Beagle. But it took him twenty years to go public, for fear of the backlash his theory would cause. Once again, Kathleen Krull delivers a witty and astute picture of one of history’s greatest scientists.

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Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré Audiobook

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

Author: Anika Aldamuy Denise Narrator: Adriana Sananes Release Date: July 2020

This inspiring biography tells the story of New York City's first Puerto Rican librarian, a woman who championed bilingual literature.When she came to America in 1921, Pura Belpré carried the cuentos folklóricos of her Puerto Rican homeland. Finding a new home at the New York Public Library as a bilingual assistant, she turned her popular retellings into libros and spread story seeds across the land. Today, these seeds have grown into a lush landscape as generations of children and storytellers continue to share her tales and celebrate Pura's legacy.Brought to life by Anika Aldamuy Denise's lyrical text, this gorgeous story is perfect for the pioneers in your life.

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Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos Audiobook

Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos

Author: Anika Aldamuy Denise Narrator: Adriana Sananes Release Date: July 2020

Cuando llegó a Estados Unidos, en 1921, Pura traía los cuentos folclóricos de su querido Puerto Rico. Al encontrar un nuevo hogar en la Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York como asistente bilingüe, convirtió sus historias populares en libros y esparció semillas de historias por todo el país. Hoy, esas semillas se han convertido en un frondoso bosque, a medida que generaciones de niños y cuentistas continúan difundiendo sus historias y celebrando el legado de Pura.Este retrato de la influyente bibliotecaria, autora y titiritera nos recuerda del poder que hay en contar historias y nos presenta a la extraordinaria mujer que alcanzó a una cultura entera.

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Who Was Ida B. Wells? Audiobook

Who Was Ida B. Wells?

Author: Sarah Fabiny Narrator: Robin Eller Release Date: June 2020

The story of how a girl born into slavery became an early leader in the civil rights movement and the most famous black female journalist in nineteenth-century America. Born into slavery in 1862, Ida Bell Wells was freed as a result of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865. Yet she could see just how unjust the world she was living in was. This drove her to become a journalist and activist. Throughout her life, she fought against prejudice and for equality for African Americans. Ida B. Wells would go on to co-own a newspaper, write several books, help cofound the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and fight for women's right to vote.

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Albert Einstein Audiobook

Albert Einstein

Author: Kathleen Krull Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: June 2020

Albert Einstein: his name has become a synonym for genius. His wild case of bedhead and playful sense of humor made him a media superstar—the first, maybe only, scientist-celebrity. He wasn’t much for lab work—in fact he had a tendency to blow up experiments. What he liked to do was think—not in words, but in “thought experiments.” What was the result of all his thinking? Nothing less than the overturning of Newtonian physics. Once again, Kathleen Krull delivers a witty and astute look at one of the true Giants of Science, and the turbulent times in which he lived.

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Joey: The Story of Joe Biden Audiobook

Joey: The Story of Joe Biden

Author: Jill Biden Narrator: Jill Biden Release Date: June 2020

Joey is the first ever picture book about the young life of Joe Biden, the 47th Vice President of the United States, and includes never before told family stories about the presidential candidate and former vice president's childhood—written by Jill Biden, his spouse. Joe Biden grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children. His parents always encouraged him and his siblings to be independent and strong. The family moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where at twenty-nine, Biden was elected one the youngest United States Senators ever elected. This is his story.

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