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Who Was Ben Franklin?, Dennis Brindell Fradin

Who Was Ben Franklin?

by Dennis Brindell Fradin

Rent: $5.18

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
Who Was...?
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
Who Was...?
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
Who Was...?
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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Who Was Bruce Lee?, Jim Gigliotti

Who Was Bruce Lee?

by Jim Gigliotti

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Bruce Lee was a Chinese American action film star, martial arts instructor, filmmaker, and philosopher. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced ...

Unabridged: 55 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Fred Sanders
Published: 12/06/2016
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Great Inventors and their Inventions, David Angus

Great Inventors and their Inventi...

by David Angus

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Nine remarkable men produced inventions that changed the world. The printing press, the telephone, powered flight, recording and others have ...

Unabridged: 2 hr 33 min
Narrator: Benjamin Soames
Published: 10/01/2006
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Who Was Gandhi?, Dana Meachen Rau

Who Was Gandhi?

by Dana Meachen Rau

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in British-occupied India. Though he studied law in London and spent his early adulthood in South...

Unabridged: 1 hr 1 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Vikas Adam
Published: 06/05/2018
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Who Was Joan of Arc?, Pam Pollack

Who Was Joan of Arc?

by Pam Pollack

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Joan of Arc was born in a small French village during the worst period of the Hundred Years' War. For generations, France had been besieged b...

Unabridged: 55 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Karyn O'Bryant
Published: 06/05/2018
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Who Was Julius Caesar?, Nico Medina

Who Was Julius Caesar?

by Nico Medina

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He came. He saw. He conquered. Julius Caesar was a force to be reckoned with as a savvy politician, an impressive orator, and a brave soldier...

Unabridged: 1 hr 4 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Maxwell Caulfield
Published: 06/05/2018
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Who Were the Wright Brothers?, James Buckley, Jr.

Who Were the Wright Brothers?

by James Buckley, Jr.

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As young boys, Orville and Wilbur Wright loved all things mechanical. As young men, they gained invaluable skills essential for their succes...

Unabridged: 56 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Johnny Heller
Published: 06/05/2018
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Who Was Abigail Adams?, True Kelley

Who Was Abigail Adams?

by True Kelley

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Abigail Adams was a strong woman far ahead of her time. She urged her husband, President John Adams, to "remember the ladies" and despite hav...

Unabridged: 1 hr 11 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Ann Marie Lee
Published: 06/19/2018
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Who Was George Washington Carver?, Jim Gigliotti

Who Was George Washington Carver?...

by Jim Gigliotti

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Born in 1860s Missouri, nobody expected George Washingtoni Carver to succeed. Slaves were not allowed to be educated. After the Civil War, Ca...

Unabridged: 56 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Published: 06/05/2018
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Who Was Selena?, Max Bisantz

Who Was Selena?

by Max Bisantz

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Discover why Selena, the Queen of Tejano music, became one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the twentieth century!As a...

Unabridged: 1 hr
Who Was...?
Narrator: Kyla Garcia
Published: 08/07/2018
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Elisabeth Elliot Do the Next Thing, Selah Helms

Elisabeth Elliot

by Selah Helms

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Although Elisabeth Elliot is possibly best known for her story of grief and the surname of her first husband, she has been a remarkable woman...

Unabridged: 2 hr 48 min
Trailblazers
Narrator: Alana Kerr Collins...
Published: 10/02/2018
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D.L. Moody One Devoted Man, Nancy Drummond

D.L. Moody

by Nancy Drummond

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Three words that sum up D. L. Moody's life are Passion, Vision and Devotion - for God! He could easily share the gospel with 20,000 peopl...

Unabridged: 2 hr 41 min
Trailblazers
Narrator: Adam Verner
Published: 10/03/2018
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Who Was Amelia Earhart?, Kate Boehm Jerome

Who Was Amelia Earhart?

by Kate Boehm Jerome

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Amelia Earhart was a woman of many "firsts." In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1935, she also bec...

Unabridged: 49 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Published: 03/26/2019
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Who Was Helen Keller?, Gare Thompson

Who Was Helen Keller?

by Gare Thompson

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At age two, Helen Keller became deaf and blind. She lived in a world of silence and darkness and she spent the rest of her life struggling to...

Unabridged: 1 hr 1 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Published: 03/26/2019
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Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?, Margaret Frith

Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?

by Margaret Frith

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One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever afte...

Unabridged: 1 hr 1 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Published: 03/26/2019
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NSync, John Grabowski

NSync

by John Grabowski

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Traces the lives and careers of today's hottest starts- Great for reluctant readers- Attractive full-color covers and candid photos- Complete...

Unabridged: 1 hr 9 min
Narrator: Scott Shina
Published: 05/16/2001
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Really Professional Internet Person, Jenn McAllister

Really Professional Internet Pers...

by Jenn McAllister

Rent: $8.57

Through her pranks, sketches, and videos about everyday life, Jenn has become a mouthpiece for millennials and one of YouTube's fastest risin...

Unabridged: 5 hr 29 min
Narrator: Jenn McAllister
Published: 09/01/2015
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Who Is George Lucas?, Pamela D. Pollack

Who Is George Lucas?

by Pamela D. Pollack

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As a child his passions were comics and cars, but George Lucas grew up to be one of the most successful filmmakers of all time.  He is a...

Unabridged: 1 hr
Who Was...?
Narrator: Marc Cashman
Published: 02/02/2016
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Who Was Andy Warhol?, Kirsten Anderson

Who Was Andy Warhol?

by Kirsten Anderson

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Best known for his screen prints of soup cans and movie stars, this shy young boy from Pittsburgh shot to fame with his radical ideas of what...

Unabridged: 57 min
Narrator: Kaleo Griffith
Published: 12/06/2016
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More Famous Composers, Darren Henley

More Famous Composers

by Darren Henley

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The first volume of Famous Composers written by Darren Henley and read by Marin Alsop, the American conductor, won a prestigious Audie in the...

Unabridged: 3 hr
Narrator: Marin Alsop
Published: 02/26/2007
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Island Treasures Growing Up in Cuba, Alma Flor Ada

Island Treasures

by Alma Flor Ada

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The author of My Name Is Maria Isabel offers an inspiring look at her childhood in Cuba in this collection that includes Where the Flame Tree...

Unabridged: 3 hr 47 min
Narrator: Trini Alvarado
Published: 12/04/2015
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Lincoln: A Photobiography, Russell Freedman

Lincoln: A Photobiography

by Russell Freedman

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Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height. Here is a warm, appealing biography of our ...

Unabridged: 2 hr 29 min
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Published: 10/14/2008
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Guts The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books, Gary Paulsen

Guts

by Gary Paulsen

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Here are the real events that inspired Gary Paulsen to write Brian Robeson’s story in Hatchet, The River, Brian’s Winter, Brian&#...

Unabridged: 2 hr 20 min
Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Published: 10/20/2012
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David Beckham: Born to Play Born to Play, B.A. Roth

David Beckham: Born to Play

by B.A. Roth

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David Beckham—the world-famous soccer star, celebrity, and sports icon—has joined the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team! As captain ...

Unabridged: 38 min
Narrator: Bryan Kennedy
Published: 05/29/2018
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My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Martin Luther King, III

My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King,...

by Martin Luther King, III...

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What was it like growing up as a son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? This memoir by Martin Luther King III provides insight into one of hist...

Unabridged: 12 min
Narrator: Martin Luther King...
Published: 01/09/2018
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Coretta Scott King, Lisa Renee Rhodes

Coretta Scott King

by Lisa Renee Rhodes

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From Chelsea House's Black Americans of Achievement series comes a biography of the beloved humanitarian.

Unabridged: 3 hr 26 min
Narrator: Caroline Clay
Published: 09/15/2001
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Rising Above Inspiring Women in Sports, Gregory Zuckerman

Rising Above

by Gregory Zuckerman

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Growing up in a crime-plagued, gang-infested neighborhood, Venus and Serena Williams were led to believe their environment was not a place wh...

Unabridged: 3 hr 26 min
Narrator: Gabra Zackman
Published: 02/20/2018
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Florence Nightingale, Laura E. Richards

Florence Nightingale

by Laura E. Richards

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The name of Florence Nightingale is a household word, but the exact nature and scope of her work, and the difficulties and discouragement und...

Unabridged: 3 hr 21 min
Narrator: Anna Fields
Published: 08/03/2010
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Sing a Song of Tuna Fish, Esme Raji Codell

Sing a Song of Tuna Fish

by Esme Raji Codell

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Esmé tells us about the night she and her mother became "egg vigilantes" against an illegally parked car; her freewheeling fir...

Unabridged: 2 hr 30 min
Narrator: Esme Raji Codell
Published: 01/11/2005
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The Story of Napoleon, Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall

The Story of Napoleon

by Henrietta Elizabeth Mar...

Rent: $4.28

This thrilling account of Napoleon's rise to power-from his humble beginnings on the island of Corsica to his time as emperor of over half of...

Unabridged: 2 hr
The Childrens Heroes Series
Narrator: David Thorn
Published: 02/20/2014
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Gus & Me The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar, Keith Richards

Gus & Me

by Keith Richards

Rent: $3.58

Long before there was a band, there was a boy: a young Keith Richards, who was introduced to the joy of music through his beloved granddad, ...

Unabridged: 7 min
Narrator: Keith Richards
Published: 09/09/2014
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On a Beam of Light A Story of Albert Einstein, Jennifer Berne

On a Beam of Light

by Jennifer Berne

Rent: $4.99

A boy rides a bicycle down a dusty road. But in his mind, he envisions himself traveling at a speed beyond imagining, on a beam of light. Thi...

Unabridged: 14 min
Narrator: Rich Orlow
Published: 01/10/2014
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Josephine The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker, Patricia Hruby Powell

Josephine

by Patricia Hruby Powell

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In exuberant verse and stirring pictures, Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson create an extraordinary portrait of the passionate per...

Unabridged: 40 min
Narrator: Lizan Mitchell
Published: 01/17/2014
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Balloons Over Broadway The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade, Melissa Sweet

Balloons Over Broadway

by Melissa Sweet

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Everyone's a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy's Than...

Unabridged: 15 min
Narrator: John McDonough
Published: 10/22/2012
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Austin Mahone: Just How It Happened My Official Story, Austin Mahone

Austin Mahone: Just How It Happen...

by Austin Mahone

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The official Austin Mahone book! See how Austin went from being a kid from a small town in Texas singing and having fun on YouTube with his ...

Unabridged: 2 hr 32 min
Narrator: Alex Constancio
Published: 12/09/2014
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Clara Barton Founder of the American Red Cross: The Childhood of Famous Americans Series, Augusta Stevenson

Clara Barton

by Augusta Stevenson

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Young Clara Barton is shy and lonely in her early days at boarding school. She is snubbed by the other girls because she doesn't know how to...

Unabridged: 2 hr 8 min
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Published: 06/15/2010
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Animal Heroes  True Rescue Stories, Sandra Markle

Animal Heroes

by Sandra Markle

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Learn about animals, both domestic and wild, who have become heroes when they came to the rescue of humans.

Unabridged: 1 hr 5 min
Narrator: Jodi Dick
Published: 04/08/2011
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Celine Dion, Norma Jean Lutz

Celine Dion

by Norma Jean Lutz

Rent: $5.99

This Chelsea House's Galaxy of Superstars book features Celine Dion, a frequent chart-topper in the United States for a decade.

Unabridged: 1 hr 30 min
Narrator: C. J. Critt
Published: 09/15/2001
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Dave the Potter Artist, Poet, Slave, Laban Carrik Hill

Dave the Potter

by Laban Carrik Hill

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Laban Carrick Hill, the bestselling author of the National Book Award Finalist Harlem Stomp, here delivers an inspiring and lyrical story of ...

Unabridged: 14 min
Narrator: Kevin R. Free
Published: 07/06/2011
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Eleanor Roosevelt A Life of Discovery, Russell Freedman

Eleanor Roosevelt

by Russell Freedman

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Almost anything scares young Eleanor: mice, the dark, and a host of imaginary dangers. But she learns to hide her feelings-her father disappr...

Unabridged: 3 hr 39 min
Narrator: Barbara Caruso
Published: 01/19/2004
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Facing the Lion Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna, Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton

Facing the Lion

by Joseph Lemasolai Lekuto...

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Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton is a Maasai tribesman of Kenya. In this fascinating autobiography, he shares stories about growing up in his nomadic...

Unabridged: 2 hr 13 min
Narrator: Kevin R. Free
Published: 01/14/2009
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Hatshepsut  The Princess Who Became King, Ellen Galford

Hatshepsut

by Ellen Galford

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Convinced that unnamed babies are not truly alive, King Tuthmosis I's wife Ahmose immediately names her newborn daughter Hatshepsut. This tin...

Unabridged: 55 min
Narrator: Susan Spain
Published: 09/09/2010
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Jennifer Lopez, Anne Hill

Jennifer Lopez

by Anne Hill

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This Chelsea House's Galaxy of Superstars book features the young diva who has taken the country by storm with a dynamic singing voice and no...

Unabridged: 1 hr 14 min
Narrator: Carine Montbertran...
Published: 05/16/2001
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Leonardo da Vinci The Genius Who Defined the Renaissance, John Phillips

Leonardo da Vinci

by John Phillips

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Leonardo da Vinci was born in a small Italian town in 1452. He trained to be a painter, but he only completed around 13 paintings-one of whic...

Unabridged: 1 hr 10 min
Narrator: John McDonough
Published: 12/10/2008
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