Biography & Autobiography

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Who Was Bruce Lee?, Jim Gigliotti

Who Was Bruce Lee?

by Jim Gigliotti

Rent: $5.18

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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Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin, James L. Swanson

Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt f...

by James L. Swanson

Rent: $7.35

An astonishing account of the assassination of America's most beloved and celebrated civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, by NY Times bes...

Unabridged: 5 hr 40 min
Narrator: Kim Staunton
Published: 01/02/2018
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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
Narrator: Vikas Adam
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 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
Narrator: Kyla Garcia
Published: 08/07/2018
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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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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 Frida Kahlo?, Sarah Fabiny

Who Was Frida Kahlo?

by Sarah Fabiny

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You can always recognize a painting by Kahlo because she is in nearly all--with her black braided hair and colorful Mexican outfits. A brave ...

Unabridged: 53 min
Narrator: Marisol Ramirez
Published: 08/02/2016
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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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Who Was Anne Frank?, Ann Abramson

Who Was Anne Frank?

by Ann Abramson

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In her amazing diary, Anne Frank revealed the challenges and dreams common for any young girl. But Hitler brought her childhood to an end and...

Unabridged: 43 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Published: 03/26/2019
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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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Gus & Me The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar, Keith Richards

Gus & Me

by Keith Richards

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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

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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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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

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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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A Nation's Hope The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis, Matt de la Pena

A Nation's Hope

by Matt de la Pena

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On the eve of World War II, African American boxer Joe Louis fought German Max Schmeling in a bout that had more at stake than just the world...

Unabridged: 7 min
Narrator: JD Jackson
Published: 06/17/2014
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Brave Girl Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909, Michelle Markel

Brave Girl

by Michelle Markel

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When Clara arrived in America, she couldn't speak English. She didn't know that young women had to go to work, that they traded an education...

Unabridged: 12 min
Narrator: Lesa Lockford
Published: 08/05/2014
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Daredevil The Daring Life of Betty Skelton, Meghan McCarthy

Daredevil

by Meghan McCarthy

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In the 1930s most girls were happy playing with dolls. But one girl, Betty Skelton, liked playing with airplanes, watching them fly around ou...

Unabridged: 9 min
Narrator: Susie Berneis
Published: 10/28/2014
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Looking at Lincoln, Maira Kalman

Looking at Lincoln

by Maira Kalman

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Lincoln's legacy is everywhere - there he is on your penny and five-dollar bill. And we are still the United States because Lincoln helped h...

Unabridged: 10 min
Narrator: Elizabeth Cottle
Published: 01/20/2015
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Thomas Jefferson Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything, Maira Kalman

Thomas Jefferson

by Maira Kalman

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Thomas Jefferson is perhaps best known for writing the Declaration of Independence - but there's so much more to discover. This energetic ma...

Unabridged: 13 min
Narrator: Susie Berneis
Published: 01/20/2015
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Viva Frida, Yuyi Morales

Viva Frida

by Yuyi Morales

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Frida Kahlo, one of the world's most famous and unusual artists is revered around the world. Her life was filled with laughter, love, and tra...

Unabridged: 11 min
Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Published: 05/26/2015
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Goldie Takes a Stand! Golda Meir's First Crusade, Barbara Krasner

Goldie Takes a Stand!

by Barbara Krasner

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Even at the age of nine, little Golda Meir was known for her leadership skills. As president of the American Young Sisters Society, she organ...

Unabridged: 10 min
Narrator: Erin Yuen
Published: 08/11/2015
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Lincoln's Spymaster: Allan Pinkerton, America's First Private Eye, Samantha Seiple

Lincoln's Spymaster: Allan Pinker...

by Samantha Seiple

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From Samantha Seiple, the award-winning author of Ghosts in the Fog, comes the first book for young adults to tell the story of Allan Pinkert...

Unabridged: 3 hr 35 min
Narrator: Danny Campbell
Published: 10/01/2015
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Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx, Sonia Manzano

Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in...

by Sonia Manzano

Rent: $9.80

The Pura Belpr Honor winner for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano and one of America's most influential Hispanics--Maria on Sesame Street--del...

Unabridged: 8 hr 7 min
Narrator: Sonia Manzano
Published: 09/01/2015
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Nevermore A Photobiography of Edgar Alan Poe, Karen Lange

Nevermore

by Karen Lange

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Nevermore brings one of America's most enigmatic writers to the attention of a new generation of children. This intriguing photobiography exa...

Unabridged: 1 hr 4 min
Narrator: Richard Poe
Published: 03/10/2011
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