Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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The life of Louis Armstrong: king of jazz

By Old, Wendie C.

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 781.6509 OLD

Author Wendie C. Old weaves a rich, colorful tapestry of the life of this beloved and brilliant musician known to his fans as Satchmo. Louis Armstrong rose from poverty and a troubled childhood to set the music world on fire with his lively trumpet playing and trademark raspy singing voice. With a natural talent for showmanship, Armstrong won fame while touring around the world, and proved to be one of the most extraordinary performers of the Jazz Age and beyond.

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Battling in the Pacific: soldiering in World War II

By Beller, Susan Provost

Publishing Date: c2008

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 940.5426 BEL

Examines the action in the Pacific theater of World War II, focusing on the confrontation between the United States and Japan. The author brings the daily struggles of the troops to life with first-person accounts of the battles.

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I am Abraham Lincoln

By Meltzer, Brad

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 973.7092 MEL

Follows Abraham Lincoln from his childhood to the presidency, showing how he spoke up about fairness and eventually led the country to abolish slavery.

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The best Eid ever

By Mobin-Uddin, Asma

Publishing Date: c2007

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J297.36 MOB

Aneesa and her grandmother come up with a plan to help two girls who are refugees celebrate Eid in America.

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The legend of Lao Tzu and the Tao te ching

By Demi

Publishing Date: c2007

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J299.5 DEM

Tells the story of Lao Tzu, the ancient Chinese philosopher who is credited with being the founder of Taoism, and presents beautifully illustrated passages from his Tao Te Ching, which he gave to all humanity to help them live according to the "Way of Heaven."

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The life of Harriet Tubman: Moses of the Underground Railroad

By Schraff, Anne E.

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J306.3 SCH

Sorting myth from truth in this amazing tale of courage and heroism, Anne Schraff breathes new life into the story of the most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad. I grew up like a neglected weed ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it. Now I ve been free, I know what a dreadful condition slavery is. Harriet Tubman ran away from slavery in 1849, walking one hundred miles to freedom in the North. For the next sixteen years, Tubman risked her newfound freedom and her life to help about three hundred other slaves escape. During the Civil War, Tubman worked as a nurse and a scout for the Union army, and in her later years, she joined the struggle for the education of her people and for women s rights.

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Biddy Mason speaks up

By White, Arisa

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J306.3 WHI

Presents the life of a California ex-slave, nurse, and midwife, who started many philanthropic projects.

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The life of W.E.B. Du Bois: civil rights champion

By Rowh, Mark

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J323.092 ROW

A biography of the noted historian and sociologist who was an important leader of African American protest and helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

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The life of Martin Luther King, Jr.: leader for civil rights

By Schuman, Michael

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J323.092 SCH

The many historic milestones of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, life are examined in this informative biography. Examining the civil rights leader s life from his birth in Atlanta, winning the Nobel Peace Prize, the march to Selma, his "I Have a Dream" speech , and his assassination.

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Seeds of change: planting a path to peace

By Johnson, Jen Cullerton

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J333 JOH

"A biography of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmentalist Wangari Maathai, a female scientist who made a stand in the face of opposition to women's rights and her own Greenbelt Movement, an effort to restore Kenya's ecosystem by planting millions of trees"--Provided by publisher.

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Fred Korematsu speaks up

By Atkins, Laura

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J341.67 ATK

"Fred Korematsu liked listening to music on the radio, playing tennis, and hanging around with his friends--just like lots of other Americans. But everything changed when the United States went to war with Japan in 1941 and the government forced all people of Japanese ancestry to leave their homes on the West Coast and move to distant prison camps. This included Fred, whose parents had immigrated to the United States from Japan many years before. But Fred refused to go. He knew that what the government was doing was unfair. And when he got put in jail for resisting, he knew he couldn't give up. Inspired by the award-winning book for adults Wherever There's a Fight, the Fighting for Justice series introduces young readers to real-life heroes and heroines of social progress. The story of Fred Korematsu's fight against discrimination explores the life of one courageous person who made the United States a fairer place for all Americans, and it encourages all of us to speak up for justice."--Provided by publisher.

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Ninjas: masters of stealth and secrecy

By Dawson, Patricia

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J355.5 DAW

"What was life like for some of the most secretive warriors in history? Find out the training, life, and tricks of the famous fighters in Ninjas"--Provided by the publisher.

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What happens to our trash

By Ward, D. J

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J363.72 WAR

"Each person in the United States makes almost five pounds of trash every day. Thats more trash per person per day than people make in any other country. What happens to our trash? How can we stop throwing so much stuff away? Read and find out!"--Amazon.com.

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Why are the ice caps melting: the dangers of global warming

By Rockwell, Anne F

Publishing Date: c2006

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J363.738 ROC

This book tells about the greenhouse effect, recycling, and what you can do to help fight global warming.

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The girl with a brave heart: a tale from Tehran

By Jahanforuz, Rita

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J398.2 JAH

After showing kindness to a strange old woman, Shiraz receives the gift of beauty but her lazy and unkind stepsister, Nargues, suffers a less pleasant fate in this adaptation of the Grimm's fairy tale, Mother Hulda, reset in Tehran, Iran.

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The McElderry book of Mother Goose: revered and rare rhymes

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J398.8

An illustrated collection of Mother Goose nursery rhymes, including well-known ones such as "Hey Diddle Diddle" and "The Queen of Hearts" and less familiar ones such as "Mother May I Go and Swim" and "Ten Little Penguins."

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Blaze shows the way

By Anderson, C. W

Publishing Date: 2000

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J398.8 AND

Billy and his friend Tommy enter their ponies in the pair jumping contest.

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The girl's like spaghetti: why, you can't manage without apostrophes

By Truss, Lynne

Publishing Date: c2007

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J428.2 TRU

See how using (or not using) an apostrophe can change the meaning of a sentence.

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Look, I'm a scientist

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J507.8

Provides step-by-step instructions for over twelve science experiments, demonstrating why water turns to ice, what causes static electricity, and how to create bubbles.

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Wildheart: the daring adventures of John Muir

By Bertagna, Julie

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J508.092 BER

This is the story of John Muir's adventurous lie, from his wild and playful boyhood in Scotland to his legendary exploits in America, where he became an inventor, a global explorer, and the first modern environmentalist--and even made friends with a president! His heart was always in the outdoors and he aimed to experience all he could. He swung through a windstorm at the top of a tall tree, clilmbed too many mountains to count, and rode an avalanche to its end. Most importantly, thought, John Muir told the world about the wonders of nature. His words made a difference and inspired people in many countries to start protecting planet Earth--and they still do. --

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