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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 the world. A fresh new biography of…read more

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A powerful, inspiring book for any young person who wants to make a difference. “I just want to know: why do you think that people treat each other the way that they do? Is there something that happened to you that made you want to help people? And, finally, what, if anything, do you think…read more

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Margaret Macpherson holds a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and has worked as a teacher and journalist in Halifax, Bermuda, and Vancouver. She currently lives in Edmonton with her husband and four children.read more

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The Road to Democracy chronicles Walesa's dramatic role as the leader of his country's democratic future and its transformation from a communist regime to a democratic country.read more

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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 for peace, writing the book Winged…read more

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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 better for western farmers. Canadians…read more

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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 world-famous, best-selling books.…read more

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Enchanting children's version of the Arthurian legend. 41 illustrations.read more

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Overcoming predudice, he became an outstanding scientist for God and country. Each day he would spend time with his Creator God who unfolded the mysteries of plant life and agriculture for the benefit of mankind.read more

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A readable, perceptive account of the lives of fourteen gifted innovators who have played important roles in scientific and industrial progress. The achievements of Benjamin Banneker, Granville T. Woods, George Washington Carver, and others have made jobs easier, saved countless lives, and in many…read more

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by Carlotta Hacker|

October 30, 1998

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When Crowfoot was born in 1830, the Blackfoot Confederacy was a powerful nation living free in the prairies. But as Crowfoot was growing up, earning a reputation for courage and wisdom, the Blackfoot way of life was disintegrating. Traders brought disease and liquor; The buffalo herds dwindled;…read more

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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.read more