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From Canadian history come the stories of imposters. Meet the cross-dressing Isabel Gunn, disguised as fur-trapping "John Hubbisher." Read about a woman who posed successfully as Dr. James Barry, surgeon and early women's rights advocate. Follow the astonishing…
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Born in a Virginia slave hut, Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) rose to become the most influential spokesman for African-Americans of his day. In this eloquently written book, he describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and culminated in…
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This is the biography of Tecumseh, a legendary nineteenth century Shawnee warrior, a hero of the War of 1812 and a man who spent most of his life trying to build a Native confederacy to withstand the pressure on native lands from American settlement. It also…

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Billy Bishop was the top Canadian flying ace in the first World War, credited officially with a record breaking 75 victories. He was a highly skilled pilot and an accurate shot. Bishop went from being the most decorated war hero in Canadian history to a crusader…

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Emily Carr is published by Fitzhenry and Whiteside.

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Kristen Wiig is the brilliant and talented lady responsible for some of Saturday Night Live's unforgettable sketches. Known for her characters such as Gilly, Target Lady, Penelope, Aunt Linda and Sue, Kristen Wiig had definitely traveled a long and colorful road…
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Born into slavery, George Washington Carver became one of the most prestigious scientists of his time. This biography follows Dr. Carver's life from childhood to his days as a teacher and discoverer.

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From Canadian history come the stories of imposters. Meet the cross-dressing Isabel Gunn, disguised as fur-trapping "John Hubbisher." Read about a woman who posed successfully as Dr. James Barry, surgeon and early women's rights advocate. Follow the astonishing…
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Deborah Sampson wanted to travel and have adventures, but since she had no money, the best way to do that was to join the army. This is the exciting true story of a woman who became a soldier during the American Revolutionary War, by dressing and acting like a man.

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A solitary woman. A foreign country.An unknown language.An impossible dream?No, God's call on the life of Gladys Aylward.With no mission board to support or guide her and less than ten dollars in her pocket, Gladys Aylward left her home in England to answer…

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More than 250,000 courageous men and women were enlisted in the RCAF during World War II. They fought in all the major air operations. Thousands lost their lives. Only one in four aircrews completed their bomber tours: some were killed in action, some in…