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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Young Readers Edition, William Kamkwamba

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

by William Kamkwamba

Rent: $6.48

The bestselling story of the young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village, now in an accessible middle grade editionWhen a ...

Unabridged: 6 hr 39 min
Narrator: Korey Jackson
Published: 02/05/2015
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Father And I Were Ranchers, Ralph Moody

Father And I Were Ranchers

by Ralph Moody

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In 1906 eight year-old Ralph Moody moves with his family from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch for his fathers health. Ralphs family experie...

Unabridged: 8 hr 10 min
Little Britches #1
Narrator: Cameron Beierle
Published: 01/15/2001
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Who Was Dr. Seuss?, Janet Pascal

Who Was Dr. Seuss?

by Janet Pascal

Rent: $5.18

Ted Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. He often threw dinner parties where guests ...

Unabridged: 58 min
Narrator: Danny Campbell
Published: 02/02/2016
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Kennedy's Last Days The Assassination That Defined a Generation, Bill O'Reilly

Kennedy's Last Days

by Bill O'Reilly

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On a sunny day in Dallas, Texas, at the end of a campaign trip, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy is assassinated by an angry, lonely drifter...

Unabridged: 3 hr 15 min
Narrator: Edward Herrmann
Published: 06/11/2013
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Phineas Gage A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science, John Fleischman

Phineas Gage

by John Fleischman

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In 1848 Vermont, railroad foreman Phineas Gage sat above a hole, preparing to blast through some granite. A 13-pound iron rod fell from his h...

Unabridged: 1 hr 31 min
Narrator: Kevin Orton
Published: 04/14/2008
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Anne Franks Story Her Life Retold for Children, Carol Ann Lee

Anne Franks Story

by Carol Ann Lee

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The Diary of Anne Frank is read and loved by children throughout the world. Yet few of those readers know what life was really like for the y...

Unabridged: 2 hr 12 min
Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat
Published: 02/07/2012
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Who Is Derek Jeter?, Gail Herman

Who Is Derek Jeter?

by Gail Herman

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When Derek Jeter was eight years old, he announced that he was going to play baseball for the New York Yankees. Jeter earned the attention of...

Unabridged: 58 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Bernadette Dunne
Published: 07/05/2016
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Who Was Walt Disney?, Whitney Stewart

Who Was Walt Disney?

by Whitney Stewart

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Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. Often it got him into trouble. Once he painted pictures with tar on the side of his family's wh...

Unabridged: 59 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Dan Woren
Published: 02/02/2016
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Who Is J.K. Rowling?, Pamela D. Pollack

Who Is J.K. Rowling?

by Pamela D. Pollack

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Everyone loves Harry Potter. Now kids can learn about Harry's creator! In 1995, on a four-hour-delayed train from Manchester to London, J. K....

Unabridged: 1 hr 5 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Cassandra Campbell...
Published: 06/07/2016
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The Last Days of Jesus His Life and Times, Bill O'Reilly

The Last Days of Jesus

by Bill O'Reilly

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Two thousand years ago, Jesus walked across Galilee; everywhere he traveled he gained followers. His contemporaries are familiar historical f...

Unabridged: 4 hr 4 min
Narrator: Edward Herrmann
Published: 04/01/2014
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Who Was Rosa Parks?, Yona Zeldis McDonough

Who Was Rosa Parks?

by Yona Zeldis McDonough

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In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights...

Unabridged: 1 hr 8 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Published: 04/05/2016
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Who Was Steve Jobs?, Pam Pollack

Who Was Steve Jobs?

by Pam Pollack

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Steve Jobs, adopted in infancy by a family in San Francisco, packed a lot of life into fifty-six short years. In this Who Was…? biograp...

Unabridged: 1 hr 2 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Rob Shapiro
Published: 03/01/2016
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Who Was Neil Armstrong?, Roberta Edwards

Who Was Neil Armstrong?

by Roberta Edwards

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On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and, to an audience of over 450 million people, proclaimed his step a giant leap for man...

Unabridged: 56 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Published: 03/01/2016
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Who Is Wayne Gretzky?, Gail Herman

Who Is Wayne Gretzky?

by Gail Herman

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After breaking or tying more than sixty records in hockey, it's no wonder that Wayne Gretzky is known as "The Great One." Born in Brantford, ...

Unabridged: 1 hr 7 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Erin Bennett
Published: 07/05/2016
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Who Was Alexander Hamilton?, Pam Pollack

Who Was Alexander Hamilton?

by Pam Pollack

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Read the story of the Founding Father who inspired the smash Broadway musical.Born in the British West Indies and orphaned as a child, Alexan...

Unabridged: 1 hr 10 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: P.J. Ochlan
Published: 08/22/2017
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Who is Dolly Parton?, True Kelley

Who is Dolly Parton?

by True Kelley

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Born in a little cabin in Tennessee, Dolly Parton always dreamed big, and she was right to! She wrote her first song at age five and became a...

Unabridged: 55 min
Narrator: Dorothy Dillingham...
Published: 06/06/2017
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Who Was Milton Hershey?, James Buckley, Jr.

Who Was Milton Hershey?

by James Buckley, Jr.

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Discover the man behind the chocolate bar! Milton Hershey’s life was filled with invention and innovation.  As a young man, he was...

Unabridged: 54 min
Narrator: Vikas Adam
Published: 02/02/2016
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Master of Deceit J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies, Marc Aronson

Master of Deceit

by Marc Aronson

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“King, there is only one thing left for you to do....Take it before your filthy, abnormal, fraudulent self is bared to the nation.̶...

Unabridged: 4 hr 54 min
Narrator: Luke Daniels
Published: 04/24/2012
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The Greatest: Muhammad Ali, Walter Dean Myers

The Greatest: Muhammad Ali

by Walter Dean Myers

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"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." This was one of the most famous catch-phrases of boxing legend Muhammad Ali. Rising from poverty-...

Unabridged: 3 hr 45 min
Narrator: J.D. Jackson
Published: 05/02/2008
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Lewis and Clark Explorers of the Louisiana Purchase, Richard Kozar

Lewis and Clark

by Richard Kozar

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This book is a history of the team that explored the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase territory from 1804-06 while seeking the elusive North...

Unabridged: 47 min
Narrator: Bill Brooke
Published: 09/15/2001
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The Mysteries of Beethoven's Hair, Russell Martin

The Mysteries of Beethoven's Hair...

by Russell Martin

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Russell Martin, author of Beethoven's Hair, and his wife, Lydia Nibley, tell the story of how a lock of Ludwig von Beethoven's hair, clipped ...

Unabridged: 2 hr 10 min
Narrator: Jeff McCarthy
Published: 04/01/2015
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Who Was Muhammad Ali?, James Buckley, Jr.

Who Was Muhammad Ali?

by James Buckley, Jr.

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Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. won the world heavyweight championship at the age of 22, the same year he joined the Nation of Islam and changed ...

Unabridged: 1 hr 1 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Published: 07/05/2016
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Who Was Queen Victoria?, Jim Gigliotti

Who Was Queen Victoria?

by Jim Gigliotti

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Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian Era, a period of industrial, cultural, scientific, and political change that...

Unabridged: 58 min
Narrator: Jayne Entwistle
Published: 01/31/2017
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How They Choked Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous, Georgia Bragg

How They Choked

by Georgia Bragg

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Over the course of history, famous people made mistakes that were so monumental they could never escape them, no matter how brilliant their s...

Unabridged: 4 hr 2 min
Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Published: 07/16/2014
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Booker T. Washington, Alan Schroeder

Booker T. Washington

by Alan Schroeder

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From Chelsea House's Black Americans of Achievement series comes a biography of the great statesman.

Unabridged: 4 hr 2 min
Narrator: Godfrey Simmons
Published: 09/15/2001
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Who Was Nelson Mandela?, Meg Belviso

Who Was Nelson Mandela?

by Meg Belviso

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As a child he dreamt of changing South Africa; as a man he changed the world.  Nelson Mandela spent his life battling apartheid and cham...

Unabridged: 1 hr 2 min
Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Published: 04/05/2016
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Who Was Roberto Clemente?, James Buckley, Jr.

Who Was Roberto Clemente?

by James Buckley, Jr.

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Growing up the youngest of seven children in Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente had a talent for baseball. His incredible skill soon got him draft...

Unabridged: 59 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Ron Butler
Published: 07/05/2016
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Kings and Queens of England, Jen Green

Kings and Queens of England

by Jen Green

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Which king liked to bathe while the band played Rule Britannia? Which queen was so fat she needed a hoist to get on the throne? Which prince ...

Unabridged: 2 hr 37 min
Narrator: Benjamin Soames
Published: 01/28/2013
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Who Was Claude Monet?, Ann Waldron

Who Was Claude Monet?

by Ann Waldron

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Claude Monet is considered one of the most influential artists of all time. He is a founder of the French Impressionist art movement, and tod...

Unabridged: 55 min
Narrator: Arthur Morey
Published: 12/06/2016
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Great Scientists and their Discoveries, David Angus

Great Scientists and their Discov...

by David Angus

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How did the great scientists make their remarkable discoveries? And what kind of men were they? This companion volume to Great Inventors and ...

Unabridged: 2 hr 25 min
Narrator: Benjamin Soames, a...
Published: 02/26/2007
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Who Is Jeff Kinney?, Patrick Kinney

Who Is Jeff Kinney?

by Patrick Kinney

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Even as a kid, everyone thought Jeff Kinney was talented. People loved his drawings, and when he went to college, his comic strip Igdoof was ...

Unabridged: 58 min
Narrator: RamA³n de Oca...
Published: 06/07/2016
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Lincoln's Last Days The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever, Bill O'Reilly

Lincoln's Last Days

by Bill O'Reilly

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With more than 1.5 million copies sold, Killing Lincoln deftly recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—of how one...

Unabridged: 3 hr 53 min
Narrator: Bill O'Reilly
Published: 08/21/2012
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Who Was Jackie Robinson?, Gail Herman

Who Was Jackie Robinson?

by Gail Herman

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As a kid, Jackie Robinson loved sports. And why not? He was a natural at football, basketball, and, of course, baseball. But beyond athletic ...

Unabridged: 1 hr 1 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Published: 02/02/2016
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Who Is Hillary Clinton?, Heather Alexander

Who Is Hillary Clinton?

by Heather Alexander

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Who Is Hillary Clinton? Readers of our New York Times best-selling series can find out now!At age fourteen, Hillary Clinton thought it would ...

Unabridged: 56 min
Narrator: Nan Mcnamara
Published: 08/02/2016
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Friends for Freedom The Story of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass, Suzanne Slade

Friends for Freedom

by Suzanne Slade

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No one thought Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass would ever become friends. The former slave and the outspoken woman came from two diff...

Unabridged: 23 min
Narrator: Lizan Mitchell
Published: 01/09/2015
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Barack Obama, Nikki Grimes

Barack Obama

by Nikki Grimes

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Ever since Barack Obama was young, Hope has lived inside him. From the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of Chicago, from the jungles of Indon...

Unabridged: 24 min
Narrator: Nikki Grimes
Published: 01/16/2009
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Paiute Princess The Story of Sarah Winnemucca, Deborah Kogan Ray

Paiute Princess

by Deborah Kogan Ray

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Born into the Northern Paiute tribe of Nevada in 1844, Sarah Winnemucca straddled two cultures: the traditional life of her people, and the m...

Unabridged: 1 hr 5 min
Narrator: Christina Moore
Published: 01/11/2013
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A Boy and a Jaguar, Alan Rabinowitz

A Boy and a Jaguar

by Alan Rabinowitz

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Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. Why are they all alone in empty cages? Are they being punished? M...

Unabridged: 9 min
Narrator: Adam Grupper
Published: 04/10/2014
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Wild Boy The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron, Mary Losure

Wild Boy

by Mary Losure

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One day, villagers from Lacaune, in the mountains of southern France, returned from the woods with a startling story. They’d glimpsed a...

Unabridged: 1 hr 57 min
Narrator: Michael Page
Published: 03/12/2013
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Harvesting Hope The Story of Cesar Chavez, Kathleen Krull

Harvesting Hope

by Kathleen Krull

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Harvesting Hope is an ALA Notable book. As a young boy, Cesar lived happily on his family's ranch in Arizona. But when a severe drought lost ...

Unabridged: 44 min
Narrator: Robert Ramirez
Published: 01/12/2007
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Separate is Never Equal Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation, Duncan Tonatiuh

Separate is Never Equal

by Duncan Tonatiuh

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Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American c...

Unabridged: 22 min
Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Published: 05/27/2014
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A Negro League Scrapbook, Carole Weatherford

A Negro League Scrapbook

by Carole Weatherford

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Negro league baseball players didn't always get the respect that major leaguers received. And yet many-including Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays...

Unabridged: 32 min
Narrator: Ezra Knight
Published: 07/01/2008
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Who Is Jane Goodall?, Roberta Edwards

Who Is Jane Goodall?

by Roberta Edwards

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A life in the wild! Jane Goodall, born in London, England, always loved animals and wanted to study them in their natural habitats. So at age...

Unabridged: 1 hr 6 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Cassandra Campbell...
Published: 02/02/2016
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Who Was Ben Franklin?, Dennis Brindell Fradin

Who Was Ben Franklin?

by Dennis Brindell Fradin

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Ben Franklin was the scientist who, with the help of a kite, discovered that lightning is electricity. He was also a statesman, an inventor, ...

Unabridged: 1 hr
Narrator: Paul Michael
Published: 03/01/2016
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Who Was Galileo?, Patricia Brennan Demuth

Who Was Galileo?

by Patricia Brennan Demuth...

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Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. ...

Unabridged: 1 hr 1 min
Narrator: Mark Deakins
Published: 03/01/2016
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St. Patrick's Day, Gail Gibbons

St. Patrick's Day

by Gail Gibbons

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In addition to the story of Patrick's life, here is information about how St. Patrick's Day is celebrated. There are decorations from shamro...

Unabridged: 8 min
Narrator: Qarie Marshall
Published: 01/12/2016
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Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe?, Dana Meachen Rau

Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe?

by Dana Meachen Rau

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Born in Connecticut in 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe was an abolitionist, author, and playwright. Slavery was a major industry in the American ...

Unabridged: 58 min
Narrator: Susan Hanfield
Published: 04/05/2016
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Who Was Pablo Picasso?, True Kelley

Who Was Pablo Picasso?

by True Kelley

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Over a long, turbulent life, Picasso continually discovered new ways of seeing the world and translating it into art. A restless genius, he w...

Unabridged: 44 min
Narrator: Fred Sanders
Published: 08/02/2016
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Who Is Bob Dylan?, Jim O'Connor

Who Is Bob Dylan?

by Jim O'Connor

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A singer-songerwriter, musician, and artist, Bob Dylan is an American icon. In the past five decades, Dylan's work has influenced everyone fr...

Unabridged: 58 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: MacLeod Andrews
Published: 12/06/2016
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The Voice that Challenged a Nation Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights, Russell Freedman

The Voice that Challenged a Natio...

by Russell Freedman

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Winner of the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, The Voice That Challenged a Nation is an inspiring biography. In the 1930s, black si...

Unabridged: 2 hr 20 min
Narrator: Sharon Washington
Published: 05/16/2005
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