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At the age of nine, John Diefenbaker announced, "I'm going to be prime minister when I grow up." He never lost sight of his goal. Diefenbaker was prime minister of Canada from 1957-1963. He believed in social justice, opening up the North, and making things…

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In Boy, Roald Dahl recounts his days as a child growing up in England. From his years as a prankster at boarding school to his envious position as a chocolate tester for Cadbury's, Roald Dahl's boyhood was as full of excitement and the unexpected as are his…

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by Jeff Rud

|January 9, 2007

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Two-time NBA MVP 2005–2006 Leader in Free Throws and Assists 2006 NBA All-Star Game Starter The relatively short kid who in junior high confidently told his mother he would one day play in the NBA has done that and so much more. Steve Nash has beaten…

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An introduction to the artists who symbolize the Canadian spirit. Canada's most renowned artists, the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, celebrated the country's wild beauty. They saw in the untamed land a reflection of the national spirit, and called themselves…

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Carolrhoda's best-selling Creative Minds Biographies series appeals to a wide range of readers. Written in story format, these biographies also include inviting black-and-white illustrations.

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Few ballet dancers have held the world’s attention like Rudolf Nureyev. Naturally talented and technically brilliant, Nureyev had a charisma that knocked the dancing world on its heels. This stunning book is a very personal glimpse of a unique artist…

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Bill Peet tells his life story, including his years with Disney, with illustrations on every page.

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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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Emily Carr is published by Fitzhenry and Whiteside.

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Benedict Arnold always carried things too far. As a boy he did crazy things like climbing atop a burning roof and picking a fight with the town constable. As a soldier, he was even more reckless. He was obsessed with being the leader and the hero in every battle,…

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Jackie Robinson was a great athlete, but his destiny went far beyond the baseball diamond. As the first black man to play in the all-white baseball leagues, he was a symbol of courage, hope, and unity for all black and white Americans, and for people throughout…

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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.