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  3. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) Audiobook The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)
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  4. Whiskey Beach Audiobook Whiskey Beach
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  5. The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir Audiobook The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir
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  6. Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons From a Small-Town Obituary Writer Audiobook Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons From a Small-Town Obituary Writer
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  7. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be Audiobook Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be
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  8. Between the World and Me Audiobook Between the World and Me
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  9. The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A moving testament to the human spirit Audiobook The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A moving testament to the human spirit
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Wherever I Go Audiobook

Wherever I Go

Author: Mary Wagley Copp Narrator: Charon Normand-Widmer Release Date: April 2020

Of all her friends, Abia has been at the Shimelba Refugee Camp the longest-seven years, four months, and sixteen days. Papa says that's too long and they need a forever home. Until then, though, Abia has something important to do. Be a queen. Sometimes she's a noisy queen, banging on her drum as she and Mama wait in the long line for rice to cook for dinner. Sometimes she's a quiet queen, cuddling her baby cousin to sleep while Auntie is away collecting firewood. And sometimes, when Papa talks hopefully of their future forever home, Abia is a little nervous. Forever homes are in strange and faraway places-will she still be a queen? Filled with hope, love, and respect, Wherever I Go is a timely tribute to the strength and courage of refugees around the world.

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The Compton Cowboys: Young Readers' Edition: And the Fight to Save Their Horse Ranch Audiobook

The Compton Cowboys: Young Readers' Edition: And the Fight to Save Their Horse Ranch

Author: Walter Thompson-Hernandez Narrator: Glenn Davis Release Date: April 2020

Inspired by a powerful New York Times article that went viral, this young readers’ edition tells the uplifting true story of Black men and women from Compton, California, who found purpose through raising and riding horses. The Compton Cowboys are a group who grew up in the city where Kendrick Lamar and Serena Williams were raised; a city portrayed in the media as ground zero for gang violence. But in 1988, with the creation of the Compton Junior Posse, a youth program set on a horse ranch in the middle of Compton, these men and women found a safe space. In this young readers’ edition, kids will witness how the Cowboys’ lives were shaped by harsh realities. The Cowboys were able to overcome their struggles by joining the Compton Junior Posse. Now they want to keep the program running to help other children do the same. Black cowboys are a part of history that has been all but forgotten, but the Compton Cowboys have made it their mission to carry on the tradition and be role models for their community. Author Walter Thompson-Hernández is a Whiting Grant winner and New York Times reporter.

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Anna Strong: A Spy During the American Revolution Audiobook

Anna Strong: A Spy During the American Revolution

Author: Sarah Glenn Marsh Narrator: Heather Lind Release Date: March 2020

Anna Smith Strong (1790-1812) was a fearless woman who acted as a spy for George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Recruited by Washington's spymaster Major Benjamin Tallmadge, she joined the Culper Ring, a group of American spies. General Washington placed a huge amount of trust in his spies, and Anna helped pass him important messages at great risk to herself and her family. One of her cleverer devices was to hang laundry on the line in a planned fashion so that other spies could read the "message." Had she been discovered by the British, she would have faced jail or execution. Thrilling and dramatic, Anna Strong tells the story of how one brave woman helped change the course of American history.

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Who Was Richard Nixon? Audiobook

Who Was Richard Nixon?

Author: Megan Stine Narrator: Stephen Graybill Release Date: March 2020

Learn more about Richard Nixon--one of America's most unpopular presidents and the only one to resign from the position. On August 8, 1974, millions sat stunned as they watched Richard Nixon on TV when he announced he was stepping down as the President of the United States. He'd participated in a scandal that included secret tape recordings, a burglary, and a cover-up, and now his secrets and lies were catching up to him. How could Nixon, a man who had been reelected in a landslide victory just two years earlier, now be leaving office in disgrace? Author Megan Stine takes readers through President Nixon's life--from his childhood and military experiences during World War II--to his long political career and the Watergate scandal that tarnished his legacy and deepened American's mistrust of the government.

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Pirate Queen: A Story of Zheng Yi Sao Audiobook

Pirate Queen: A Story of Zheng Yi Sao

Author: Helaine Becker Narrator: Catherine Ho Release Date: March 2020

The most powerful pirate in history was a woman who was born into poverty in Guangzhou, China, in the late eighteenth century. When pirates attacked Zheng Yi Saos town and the captain took a liking to her, she saw a way out. She agreed to marry him only if she got an equal share of his business. When her husband died, she took command of the fleet. On land and sea, Zheng Yi Saos power rivaled that of the emperor himself. Over the next decade, the pirate queen built a fleet of more than 1,800 ships and 70,000 men. Time and again, her ships triumphed over the emperors ships. When she was ready to retire, the pirate queen surrendered on her own terms, of course. Zheng Yi Saos story is told in lyrical prose by award-winning author Helaine Becker. Liz Wongs colorful, engaging illustrations capture the courage and grit of this remarkable woman. An authors note provides historical context and outlines the challenges of researching a figure about whom little is known.

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To Fly Among the Stars:A True Story of the Women and Men Who Tested to
Become America's First Astro Audiobook

To Fly Among the Stars:A True Story of the Women and Men Who Tested to Become America's First Astro

Author: Rebecca Siegel Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld Release Date: March 2020

A searing look at the birth of America's space program, and the men and women aviators who set its course. In the 1960s, locked in a heated race to launch the first human into space, the United States selected seven superstar test pilots and former military air fighters to NASA's astronaut class--the Mercury 7. The men endured grueling training and constant media attention for the honor of becoming America's first space heroes. But a group of 13 women--accomplished air racers, test pilots, and flight instructors--were enduring those same astronaut tests in secret, hoping to defy social norms and earn a spot among the stars. With thrilling stories of aviation feats, frustrating tales of the fight against sexism, and historical photos, To Fly Among the Stars recounts an incredible era of US innovation, and the audacious hope of the women who took their fight for spaceflight all the way to Washington, DC.

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Isaac Newton Audiobook

Isaac Newton

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

Kathleen Krull’s biographies for young readers have received accolades from publications such as Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal, and here she profiles Sir Isaac Newton—the father of calculus and the man who pioneered studies of gravity What was Isaac Newton like? Secretive, vindictive, withdrawn, obsessive, and, oh, yes, brilliant. His imagination was so large that, just “by thinking on it,” he invented calculus and figured out the scientific explanation of gravity. Yet Newton was so small-minded that he set out to destroy other scientists who dared question his findings. This compelling portrait of Newton, contradictions and all, places him against the backdrop of 17th-century England, a time of plague, the Great Fire of London, and two revolutions. Krull details Newton’s lonely childhood, his education, and his sometimes tumultuous relationship with contemporaries in this captivating and concise look at one of history’s greatest geniuses.

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Grandma's Gardens Audiobook

Grandma's Gardens

Author: Chelsea Clinton, Hillary Clinton Narrator: Chelsea Clinton, Hillary Clinton Release Date: March 2020

From mother-daughter team Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton comes a celebration of family, tradition and discovery, and an ode to mothers, grandmothers and the children they love. Grandma Dorothy shared her love of gardens with her daughter, Hillary, and her granddaughter, Chelsea. She taught them that gardens are magical places to learn, exciting spaces for discovery, quiet spots to spend time with family and beautiful areas to share stories and celebrate special occasions. But most of all, she taught them that in her gardens, her love grew and blossomed. In this inspiring and heartwarming mother-daughter story, Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton team up to show readers how sharing the things we love with the people we love can create powerful, everlasting bonds between generations. Praise for Grandma's Gardens: 'A deeply affectionate tribute to the bounty of nature and the love of gardening.' --Publishers Weekly 'Filled with mindfulness, the story inspires children to reflect on family and keep memories alive.' --Booklist

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Strong Voices: Fifteen American Speeches Worth Knowing Audiobook

Strong Voices: Fifteen American Speeches Worth Knowing

Author: Cokie Roberts, Tonya Bolden Narrator: Lisa Renee Pitts, Prentice Onayemi Release Date: February 2020

Strong Voices: Fifteen American Speeches Worth Knowing is a collection of significant speeches, made both by those who held the reins of power and those who didn’t, at significant times in American history. Read the original words—sometimes abridged and sometimes in their entirety—that have shaped our cultural fabric. Introductions by acclaimed writer Tonya Bolden provide historical context and critical insights to the meaning and impact of every speech. This collection includes the following: - Patrick Henry, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” - George Washington, Farewell Address - Red Jacket, “We Never Quarrel about Religion” - Frederick Douglass, “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” - Sojourner Truth, “I Am a Woman’s Rights” - Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address - Theodore Roosevelt, “Citizenship in a Republic” - Franklin Delano Roosevelt, “The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself” - Lou Gehrig, “Farewell to Baseball” - Langston Hughes, “On the Blacklist All Our Lives” - John Fitzgerald Kennedy, “We Choose to Go to the Moon” - Martin Luther King, Jr., “I Have a Dream” - Fannie Lou Hamer, “I Question America” - Cesar Chavez, Address to the Commonwealth Club of California, 1984 - Hillary Rodham Clinton, “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights” Strong Voices includes a foreword by #1 New York Times bestselling author and celebrated journalist Cokie Roberts. Strong Voices is a tremendous introduction to the extraordinary words spoken in history. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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Women Win the Vote!: 19 for the 19th Amendment Audiobook

Women Win the Vote!: 19 for the 19th Amendment

Author: Nancy B. Kennedy Narrator: Amanda Dolan Release Date: February 2020

A bold new collection showcasing the trailblazing individuals who fought for women's suffrage, honoring the Nineteenth Amendment's centennial anniversary. Women Win the Vote! maps the road to the Nineteenth Amendment through compact, readable biographies of nineteen women who helped pave the way. From early feminist activist Lucretia Mott to radical twentieth century suffragist Alice Paul, this vibrant collection profiles both iconic figures like Sojourner Truth and those who may be less well-known, like Mary Ann Shadd Cary. Vividly illustrated with an eye-catching design, Women Win the Vote! celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment and the intrepid individuals who broke through barriers and upended tradition to empower future generations of women.

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The Only Woman In the Photo: Frances Perkins & Her New Deal for America Audiobook

The Only Woman In the Photo: Frances Perkins & Her New Deal for America

Author: Kathleen Krull Narrator: Madeleine Maby Release Date: February 2020

Most people know about President FDR, but do you know the woman who created his groundbreaking New Deal? As a young girl, Frances Perkins was very shy and quiet. But her grandmother encouraged Frances to always challenge herself. When somebody opens a door to you, go forward. And so she did. Frances realized she had to make her voice heard, even when speaking made her uncomfortable, in order to fight injustice and build programs to protect people across the nation. So when newly-elected President Franklin Delano Roosevelt finally asked Frances to be the first female Secretary of Labor and help pull the nation out of the Great Depression, she knew she had to walk through that open door and forward into history. In this empowering, inspirational biography, discover how the first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet led the charge to create the safety net that protects American workers and their families to this day.

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The First Conspiracy (Young Reader's Edition): The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington Audiobook

The First Conspiracy (Young Reader's Edition): The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

Author: Brad Meltzer, Josh Mensch Narrator: Scott Brick Release Date: January 2020

'[Narrator Scott Brick]...makes the pages come alive. He varies his volume during dramatic moments, at times almost whispering. He also varies his tone, enhancing the drama but never overpowering it...This work is an excellent example of the perfect melding of text and narrator.' - AudioFile Magazine on The First Conspiracy, Earphones Award Winner #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer unravels the truth behind the secret assassination attempt on George Washington and how the plot helped create the CIA and the FBI in this young listener's adaptation for younger audiences. 1776. The early days of the Revolutionary War. It supposedly began with Thomas Hickey, a private in the Continental Army, and New York governor William Tryon. In an astonishing power grab, they plotted to kill Hickey's boss: a man by the name of George Washington. In the end, Hickey was caught, brought to trial, and found guilty. It would seem he became the first person in the new nation to be executed for treason. But to this day, nobody knows for sure if this story is true. In The First Conspiracy, Brad Meltzer sheds light on the close-kept secrets and compelling details surrounding this story and exposes the history of how the assassination plot catalyzed the creation of the CIA and FBI. This fascinating investigation offers young listeners an in-depth look at the facts and remaining questions that surround this contested historical event.

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