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Acts of courage : Laura Secord and the War of 1812 Acts of courage : Laura Secord and the War of 1812 / Connie Brummel Crook

The true story of Laura Ingersoll Secord, from her early days in Massachusetts and her family's immigration to Upper Canada to her part in the War of 1812, when she undertook a dangerous thirty-two-kilometre trek to warn the commander of an impending American attack on the British outpost at Beaver Dams.


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Alicia : My Story Alicia : My Story / Alicia Appleman-Jurman

Alicia tells of her flight from the Nazis through the fields of Poland, rescuing other Jews, leading them to safe hideouts, and offering them courage and hope.


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Almost Astronauts : 13 Women Who Dared to Dream Almost Astronauts : 13 Women Who Dared to Dream / Tanya Lee Stone

What does it take to be an astronaut? Excellence at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, top physical shape, any checklist would include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to be a man. Here is the tale of thirteen women who proved that they were not only as tough as the toughest man but also brave enough to challenge the government. They were blocked by prejudice, jealousy, and the scrawled note of one of the most powerful men in Washington. But even though the Mercury 13 women did not make it into space, they did not lose, for their example empowered young women to take their place in the sky, piloting jets and commanding space capsules. Almost Astronauts is the story of thirteen true pioneers of the space age.


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American Heroes American Heroes / Marfe Ferguson Delano

In American Heroes, you'll find 50 biographical stories of key American figures--people whose heroism has in some way shaped American society. This group of great Americans was not just famous or successful during the era that they lived. Something about their achievements transcends their time to make their greatness last throughout history.


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Avatar, the last airbender : the lost adventures Avatar, the last airbender : the lost adventures / created by Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino

A collection of "Avatar: the Last Airbender" comics from Nickelodeon's various magazines and from DVD releases of the animated series, as well as seventy-five pages of new adventures of Aang and his friends.


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Bearstone Bearstone / Will Hobbs

A dramatic tale of grizzlies and gold. Fourteen-year-old Cloyd Atcitty has been skipping school for years. He's run away from a group home for Native American boys, and is now being sent to work for Walter Landis, an old rancher on an isolated Colorado farm. In a cave above the ranch, Cloyd finds a turquoise carving of a bear. Knowing that his people, the Utes, have a special relationship with bears, he keeps the small stone, hoping it will bring him strength. A terrible blow-up with Walter ends in near disaster, but the old man offers Cloyd one last chance: they'll ride together into the mountains to reopen Walter's abandoned gold mine. Among the high peaks that harbor Colorado's last grizzlies, Cloyd's courage and loyalty will be tested to the limit.


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Beyond Courage : the Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust. Beyond Courage : the Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust. / Doreen Rappaport

Through twenty-one meticulously researched accounts Doreen Rappaport illuminates the defiance of tens of thousands of Jews across eleven Nazi-occupied countries during World War II.


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The Bite of the Mango The Bite of the Mango / Mariatu Kamara

When Mariatu set out for a neighborhood village in Sierra Leone, she was kidnapped and tortured, and both of her hands cut off. She turned to begging to survive. This heart-rending memoir is a testament to her courage and resilience. Today she is a UNICEF Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict.


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Bloody Jack : Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary Bloody Jack : Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary / L.A. Meyer

Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a thirteen-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates.


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The Blue Sword The Blue Sword / Robin McKinley

Harry, bored with her sheltered life in the remote orange-growing colony of Daria, discovers the heroic magic in herself when she is kidnapped by a native king with mysterious powers.


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The Boxer : The True Story of Holocaust Survivor Harry Haft The Boxer : The True Story of Holocaust Survivor Harry Haft / Reinhard Kleist

Poland, 1941. Sixteen-year-old Harry Haft is sent to Auschwitz. When he is forced to fight against other inmates for the amusement of the SS officers, Haft shows extraordinary strength and courage, and a determination to survive. As the Soviet Army advances in April 1945, he makes a daring escape from the Nazis. After negotiating the turmoil of postwar Poland, Haft immigrates to the United States and establishes himself as a professional prizefighter, remaining undefeated until he faces heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano in 1949. In The Boxer, Reinhard Kleist reveals another side to the steely Harry Haft: a man struggling to escape the memories of the fiancée he left behind in Poland. This is a powerful and moving graphic novel about love and the will to survive.


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The Boy Who Dared The Boy Who Dared / Susan Campbell Bartoletti

In October, 1942, seventeen-year-old Helmuth Hübener, imprisoned for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets, recalls his past life and how he came to dedicate himself to bring the truth about Hitler and the war to the German people.


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Charles Lindbergh : American hero of flight Charles Lindbergh : American hero of flight / Virginia Meachum

This book reveals the man behind the Lindbergh legend, from the glory of his historic flight to the tragic kidnapping of his baby son, from his brilliant medical research to his controversial political views. 


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Choosing Courage: Inspiring Stories of What It Means to Be a Hero Choosing Courage: Inspiring Stories of What It Means to Be a Hero / Peter Collier

Some say courage lies in most people but only surfaces when the need arises. These heroes appear to have been in the right place at the right time. They didn't set out to be courageous; they just were. Although the Medal of Honor was established in 1861, the 25 people featured include soldiers who fought in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Afghanistan, plus 3 citizen honorees. Some were recognized soon after the event, while others waited more than 50 years. Best to be read in small bites, all the better to think about. 


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Code Name Verity Code Name Verity / Elizabeth Wein

In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.


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The Color of Courage: A Boy at War: The World War II Diary of Julian Kulski The Color of Courage: A Boy at War: The World War II Diary of Julian Kulski / Julian Eugene Kulski

The diary of a World War II youth describes his recruitment into the Underground Army, his internment in Auschwitz, his escape and participation in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, and his second escape to freedom aboard an American truck.


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Courage For Beginners Courage For Beginners / Karen Harrington

Mysti Murphy of Texas is 12, and wishes she were a character in a book. If her life were fiction, she'd know how to solve her problems at school, take care of her family when her dad has to spend time in the hospital, and deal with her family's secret: that her mother is agoraphobic and never leaves the house. She wishes that she was more like a fictional hero who always knows how to handle such challenges. Seventh-grader Mysti taps her inner courage with the help of a new friend and a hot-air balloon.


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Courage Has No Color : The True Story of the Triple Nickles : America's First Black Paratroopers Courage Has No Color : The True Story of the Triple Nickles : America's First Black Paratroopers / Tanya Lee Stone

Examines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America's first black paratroopers, who fought against attacks perpetrated on the American West by the Japanese during World War II.


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The Courage to Be Yourself : True Stories By Teens About Cliques, Conflicts, and Overcoming Peer Pressure The Courage to Be Yourself : True Stories By Teens About Cliques, Conflicts, and Overcoming Peer Pressure / edited by Al Desetta with Educators for Social Responsibility

Essays by teenagers describe their personal experiences with and thoughts on discrimination, harassment, stereotypes, and self-esteem.


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Daisy to the rescue : true stories of daring dogs, paramedic parrots, and other animal heroes Daisy to the rescue : true stories of daring dogs, paramedic parrots, and other animal heroes / Jeff Campbell

This book collects over fifty true stories of heroic animals rescuing people, including a pot-bellied pig, parrot, dolphin, and half-breed wolf, with current scientific research about the human-animal bond. The dramatic, moving stories provide a hopeful message about our world. Not only do they contain startling evidence of the mental and emotional capacities of animals, but they also demonstrate the healing, transformative power of our intimate connection with those incredible beings with whom we share the world.


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Divergent Divergent / Veronica Roth

In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all. Read about her heroic feats in this first book of the series as well as in the sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant.


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Drowned Drowned / Nichola Reilly

Coe is one of the few remaining teenagers on the island of Tides. Deformed and weak, she is constantly reminded that in a world where dry land dwindles at every high tide, she is not welcome. The only bright spot in her harsh and difficult life is the strong, capable Tiam-- but love has long ago been forgotten by her society. The only priority is survival. Until the day their King falls ill, leaving no male heir to take his place. Unrest grows, and for reasons Coe cannot comprehend, she is invited into the privileged circle of royal aides. She soon learns that the dying royal is keeping a secret that will change their world forever. Is there an escape from the horrific nightmare that their island home has become? Coe must race to find the answers and save the people she cares about, before their world and everything they know is lost to the waters. 


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Dull Boy Dull Boy / Sarah Cross

Avery, a teenaged boy with frightening super powers that he is trying to hide, discovers other teenagers who also have strange powers and who are being sought by the icy and seductive Cherchette, but they do not know what she wants with them.


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Exploits of a Reluctant (But Extremely Goodlooking) Hero. Exploits of a Reluctant (But Extremely Goodlooking) Hero. / Maureen Fergus

Meet a teenage hero who likes nothing better than to sit back with a bucket of fried chicken and a girlie magazine, waiting for his family plumbing fortune to come to him. But when our hero gets into some serious trouble, he's forced to volunteer at a local soup kitchen where he finds himself at the center of a struggle between the rich and the poor, the selfish and the selfless. It is a worthy cause he could care less about until the day he stumbles across a shocking piece of information. What happens next surprises everybody, including our very reluctant hero. Exploits of a Reluctant (But Extremely Goodlooking) Hero is a novel of adventure, intrigue, Ukrainian dance lessons, disruptive horseplay, inappropriate ogling and some truly heroic consumption of junk food. Adrian Mole meets South Park in this often outrageous and always hilarious trip into the inner world of a boy teetering on the brink of manhood.


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Fall of a Kingdom Fall of a Kingdom / Hilari Bell

Who was Sorahb? Stories are told of a hero who will come to Farsala's aid when the need is greatest. But for thousands of years the prosperous land of Farsala has felt no such need, as it has enjoyed the peace that comes from being both feared and respected. Now a new enemy approaches Farsala's borders, one that neither fears nor respects its name and legend. But the rulers of Farsala still believe that they can beat any opponent. Three young people are less sure of Farsala's invincibility. Jiaan, Soraya, and Kavi see Time's Wheel turning, with Farsala headed toward the Flames of Destruction. What they cannot see is how inextricably their lives are linked to Farsala's fate -- until it's too late. In Fall of a Kingdom, the first volume of the Farsala Trilogy, Hilari Bell introduces readers to a world of honor, danger, and magic in this spellbinding tale of self-discovery.


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The finest hours : the true story of a heroic sea rescue The finest hours : the true story of a heroic sea rescue / Michael J. Tougias

On the night of February 18, 1952, during one of the worst winter storms that New England has ever seen, two oil tankers just off the shore of Cape Cod were torn in half by the force of the storm. This book tells the true story of a harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors. It's fast-paced, uplifting, and will pull you into the middle of the action--a gripping story of heroism and survival.


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Flags of our fathers : heroes of Iwo Jima Flags of our fathers : heroes of Iwo Jima / James Bradley with Ron Powers

In February 1945, during World War II, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima, and into history. The son of one of the flag raisers in the famous photo from the event has written a powerful account of six very different men who came together in the heroic battle for the Pacific'??s most crucial island. This is their true story.


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Fleeing to Freedom on the Underground Railroad: the Courageous Slaves, Agents, and Conductors Fleeing to Freedom on the Underground Railroad: the Courageous Slaves, Agents, and Conductors / Elaine Landau

The story of the escape route used by fugitive slaves and the heroic efforts to save them.


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Freakling Freakling / Lana Krumwiede

After a traumatic accident removes his telekinetic ability, or psy, twelve-year-old Taemon is exiled to the "dud farm," where he is surprised to find kind, open people who enjoy using their hands but there are also mysteries at the colony and when Taemon unwittingly leaks one of the secrets he must find the courage to repair the damage, even if it means returning to the city from which he was banished.


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Gandhi: My Life is My Message Gandhi: My Life is My Message / Jason Quinn

How did this shy, unassuming lawyer transform himself into the leader of India's freedom movement? Renouncing wealth, ambition and comfort, Gandhi led by example, becoming one with the people he sought to free, facing imprisonment, hardship and humiliation while never raising his voice in anger. His strategy of nonviolent protest would become the model for the US civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King, Jr. and continues to change history throughout the world. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known as the Mahatma or Great Soul, took on the might of the British Empire armed only with a message of love and non-violence. In Gandhi: Apostle of Peace we discover the man behind the legend, following him from his birth in the Indian coastal town of Porbandar in 1869, to the moment of his tragic death at the hands of an assassin in January 1948, just months after the Independence of India.


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Gettysburg : The True Account of Two Young Heroes in the Greatest Battle of the Civil War Gettysburg : The True Account of Two Young Heroes in the Greatest Battle of the Civil War / Iain Cameron Martin

Just in time for the 150th anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Gettysburg, this book looks back on events as they unfolded and reflects on their significance. Although two young people who lived in the town, Tillie Pierce and Daniel Skelly, are prominent in the subtitle, their place in the book is more modest. Accounts of their experiences, along with quotes from their first-person narratives, provide interesting sidelights on history. Primarily, though, the book delivers a balanced, detailed chronicle of the two armies' paths to Gettysburg; the battle itself; and its aftermath, including vivid quotes from a number of leaders and participants on both sides. 


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The Girl of Fire and Thorns The Girl of Fire and Thorns / Rae Carson

A fearful sixteen-year-old princess Elisa discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic.


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Girls Who Rocked the World : Heroines from Joan of Arc to Mother Teresa Girls Who Rocked the World : Heroines from Joan of Arc to Mother Teresa / Michelle R. McCann and Amelie Welden

Read about these amazing heroines: Hatshepsut : Pharaoh -- The Trung sisters : warrior queens -- Joan of Arc : warrior and saint -- Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz : scholar and poet -- Laura Bassi : physicist -- Eliza Lucas Pinckney : agricultural entrepreneur -- Phillis Wheatley : poet -- Elisabeth Vigée-Le Brun : painter -- Maria Theresia von Paradis : pianist and composer -- Sacagawea : guide and interpreter -- Mary Anning : Fossil hunter -- The Brontë sisters (Charlotte, Emily, and Anne) : authors -- Florence Nightingale : nurse -- Harriet Tubman : abolitionist -- Margaret Knight : inventor -- Anna Elizabeth Dickinson : orator, abolitionist, and suffragette -- Sarah Bernhardt : actress -- Edmonia Lewis : sculptor -- Emma Lazarus : poet -- Helen Keller : writer and advocate -- Anna Pavlova : ballerina -- Coco Chanel : fashion designer -- Bessie Smith : singer -- Irène Joliot-Curie : chemist -- Marian Anderson : singer -- Golda Meir : prime minister -- Queen S?lote Tupou III : queen -- Frida Kahlo : painter -- Mother Teresa : missionary -- Mary Leakey : archaeologist and anthropologist -- Jackie Mitchell : athlete -- Babe Didrikson Zaharias : athlete -- Indira Gandhi : prime minister -- Eva "Evita" Perón : actress and politician -- Anne Frank : diarist -- Wilma Rudolph : athlete -- The Night Witches : fighter pilots -- Temple Grandin : scientist, inventor, and advocate -- Susan Eloise (S. E.) Hinton : novelist -- Adriana Ocampo : planetary geologist -- Amatalrauf al-Sharki (Raufa Hassan) : journalist and activist -- Rigoberta Menchú : activist -- Maya Lin : architect -- Midori Goto : violinist -- Natalie Portman : actress -- Ashley Rhodes-Courter : author and advocate.


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Grounded : volume 1 : Powerless Grounded : volume 1 : Powerless / Mark Sable

In this graphic novel, the good news is: super-heroes are real. The bad news: You're not one of them. When Jonathan is sent to a high school for super-powered teens, he's forced to abandon his dream of having powers and deal with the reality that he's the only kid without them. 


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Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad / David A. Adler

Discover the life and achievements of Harriet Tubman, the heroic former slave who, after managing her own escape, returned thirteen times to guide other slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad. This book also chronicles her other incredible contributions as a wartime cook, nurse, spy, and suffragist.


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Hate List Hate List / Jennifer Brown

Sixteen-year-old Valerie, whose boyfriend Nick committed a school shooting at the end of their junior year, struggles to cope with integrating herself back into high school life, unsure herself whether she was a hero or a villain. Read her story and decide for yourself.


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The Heart of War The Heart of War / M. Zachary Sherman

This compilation of seven previously published works, edited to form a single narrative, follows the Donovans through four generations of American wars, from World War II to the War in Afghanistan.


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Hero Hero / Mike Lupica

Fourteen-year-old Zach learns he has the same special abilities as his father, who was the President's globe-trotting troubleshooter until "the Bads" killed him, and now Zach must decide whether to use his powers in the same way at the risk of his own life.


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Hero Hero / Perry Moore

Thom Creed, the gay son of a disowned superhero, finds that he, too, has special powers and is asked to join the very League that rejected his father, and it is there that Thom finds other misfits whom he can finally trust.


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Hero Hero / Alethea Kontis

Saturday Woodcutter accidentally conjures an ocean in the backyard and, with sword in tow, sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself kidnapped and held captive by a mountain witch with the power to destroy the world.


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The Hero and the Crown The Hero and the Crown / Robin McKinley

Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the blue sword, wins the birthright due her as the daughter of the Damarian king and a witchwoman of the mysterious, demon-haunted North.


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Hero Complex : a Keaton School Novel Hero Complex : a Keaton School Novel / Margaux Froley

When her unrequited love's grandfather, Reed Hutchins, entrusts Devon, a peer counselor at a prestigious California boarding school, with a mysterious diary--days before he dies--Devon fights to piece together the final clues to what haunts the Keaton School: the truth Reed's enemies are still willing to kill for.


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The Hero Project : 2 Teens, 1 Notebook, 13 Extraordinary Interviews The Hero Project : 2 Teens, 1 Notebook, 13 Extraordinary Interviews / Robert Hatch and William Hatch

When they were 11 and 14, respectively, brothers Robert and William Hatch embarked on anambitious project: to discover how many of their heroes dealt with the challenges of earlyadolescence. The result is The Hero Project, a fascinating collection of interviews with some of themost prominent names in sports, science, politics, entertainment, the arts, and religion. From dealing with bullies to overcoming health problems, feeling lonely and different to growing upin a broken home, what they thought of the world around them to their own heroes and role models, these famous people share their candid recollections of life as a teen and offer their advice on how to grow up to be heroes themselves. In addition to the interviews, each chapter contains abrief biography of the selected interviewee, along with the fascinating back story of how the brothersmade contact with the hero in question.

Heroes of The Hero Project: Pete Seeger, Madeleine L'Engle, Florence Griffith Joyner, Jimmy Carter, Orson Scott Card, Yo Yo Ma, Elouise Cobell, Carroll Spinney, Desmond Tutu, Lance Armstrong, Linda Kelly Armstrong, Steven Wozniak, Dolores Huerta, and Jackie Chan.


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Hero Worship Hero Worship / Christopher E. Long

When homeless teenager Marvin realizes his dream of working for the Core, an elite squad of costumed heroes, he discovers that the superstars he's idolized for so long aren't the people he thought they were. It all starts after Marvin performs an illegal act of heroism, he meets Roisin, one of the Core's heroes, and it seems like his chance to join the team has finally come. As she guides him through his tryout, he starts investigating some strange happenings within the Core. But when Marvin realizes that the idyllic hero life he imagined is a mask for the ugly reality lurking beneath it, he becomes caught in a corrupt web of secrets, lies, and death.


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Hero-type Hero-type / Barry Lyga

Feeling awkward and ugly is only one reason sixteen-year-old Kevin is uncomfortable with the publicity surrounding his act of accidental heroism, but when a reporter photographs him apparently being unpatriotic, he steps into the limelight to encourage people to think about what the symbols of freedom really mean.


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Heroes Heroes

Based on the NBC television show Heroes, these graphic novels follow the adventures of ordinary people who wake up with extraordinary abilities, including Nakamura who controls time, Claire Bennet who is invulnerable, and Micah Sanders who can communicate with machines.


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Heroes : A Novel Heroes : A Novel / Robert Cormier

After joining the army at fifteen and having his face blown away by a grenade in a battle in France, Francis returns home to Frenchtown hoping to find--and kill--the former childhood hero he feels betrayed him.


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Heroes of the Environment : True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our Planet Heroes of the Environment : True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our Planet / Harriet Rohmer

This inspiring book presents the true stories of 12 people, most of them teenagers or younger adults, from across North America who have done great things for the environment. Heroes include a teenage girl who figured out how to remove an industrial pollutant from the Ohio River, a Mexican superstar wrestler who works to protect turtles and whales, and a teenage boy from Rhode Island who helped his community and his state develop effective e-waste recycling programs. Plenty of photographs and illustrations bring each compelling story vividly to life.


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Heroes of the Holocaust Heroes of the Holocaust / Ted Gottfried

Relates tales of bravery in the stories of individuals and groups who took action against Nazi tyranny, often at personal cost, to help Jews and other victims.


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Heroes of the Valley Heroes of the Valley / Jonathan Stroud

When young Halli Sveinsson plays a trick on Ragnor of the House of Hakonsson, he sets in motion a chain of events that will forever alter his destiny, forcing him to leave home and go on a hero's quest where he encounters highway robbers, terrifying monsters, and a girl who may finally be his match.


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His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg : Courage, Rescue, and Mystery During World War II His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg : Courage, Rescue, and Mystery During World War II / Louise Borden

An amazing and inspirational World War II story about how one man saved the lives of many.


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Homeless Bird Homeless Bird / Gloria Whelan

Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage. But Koly's story takes a terrible turn when in the wake of the ceremony, she discovers she's been horribly misled; her life has been sold for a dowry. In prose both graceful and unflinching, this powerful novel relays the story of a rare young woman, who even when cast out into a brutal current of time-worn tradition, sets out to forge her own remarkable future. 


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A Horse Called Hero A Horse Called Hero / Sam Angus

Forced to leave London for a new home in the country after their father refuses to join the military during World War II, Wolfie and his brother, Dodo, bond with an orphaned foal that they risk their lives to rescue.


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The Ice Dragon The Ice Dragon / George R.R. Martin

Leaving in its wake desolate cold and frozen land, the legendary ice dragon has never been tamed until it meets Adara, a winter child who looks to the creature to help save her world from destruction.


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Jack Blank and the Imagine Nation Jack Blank and the Imagine Nation / Matt Myklusch

Twelve-year-old Jack, freed from a dismal orphanage, makes his way to the elusive and impossible Imagine Nation, where a mentor saves him from dissection and trains him to use his superpower, despite the virus he carries that makes him a threat. Also read the sequels: The Secret War and The End of Infinity.


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Jackaroo Jackaroo / Cynthia Voigt

When hard times among the People revive the old stories of the hero Jackaroo, an innkeeper's daughter follows her own quest to unlock the secret reality behind the legend.


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Jackie's Nine : Jackie Robinson's Values to Live By : Courage, Determination, Teamwork, Persistence, Integrity, Citizenship, Justice, Commitment, Excellence Jackie's Nine : Jackie Robinson's Values to Live By : Courage, Determination, Teamwork, Persistence, Integrity, Citizenship, Justice, Commitment, Excellence / Sharon Robinson

This inspiring collection pays tribute to baseball legend and civil rights hero Jackie Robinson. Jackie's daughter, Sharon, acts as a personal tour guide through the nine heartfelt, hard-won values that helped her father achieve his goals. Jackie's values are brought to life through the powerful words of other heroes and pioneers, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Oprah Winfrey, and Christopher Reeve.


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Jesse Owens Jesse Owens / Tom Streissguth

Highlights the life and accomplishments of Jesse Owens, a track-and-field athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games, a time when Adolf Hitler was trying to prove the superiority of the Aryan race.


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The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins : a World War II Soldier The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins : a World War II Soldier / Walter Dean Myers

A novel in diary form about a seventeen-year-old soldier from central Virginia who records his experiences in a journal as his regiment takes part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and subsequent battles to liberate France.


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Just Another Hero Just Another Hero / Sharon M. Draper

As Kofi, Arielle, Dana, November, and Jericho face personal challenges during their last year of high school, a misunderstood student brings a gun to class and demands to be taken seriously.


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Kids of Kabul : Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War Kids of Kabul : Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War / Deborah Ellis

In 2011, Deborah Ellis went to Kabul to find out about children living through the war in Afghanistan. She interviewed children who spoke about their lives in a country still torn apart by war. Violence and oppression still exist, particularly affecting the lives of girls, but the kids are weathering their lives with courage and optimism. Find out about their challenges and the power they found within themselves in this book.


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The Last Silk Dress The Last Silk Dress / Ann Rinaldi

High-spirited, beautiful Susan Chilmark, 14, vows to do something meaningful to support the Confederacy during the Civil War. Despite the wishes of her mother, Susan and her best friend, Connie, collect silk dresses from all the ladies of Richmond to make a balloon that will be used to spy on the Yankees. But the issues behind the war aren't as obvious as Susan thinks. When she meets her dashing, scandalous older brother and discovers why he was banished from the family, Susan unlocks a Pandora's box of secrets that forces her to rethink and challenge the very system she was born into. Does she have the courage to do what is right even though it may hurt the ones she loves?


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The League of Seven The League of Seven / Alan Gratz

When an alternate 1875 steam-driven America rediscovers electricity, the lifeblood of the Mangleborn monsters, and the secret society to protect humanity from the Mangleborn is compromised, twelve-year-old Archie must assemble a team of seven young heroes to save the world.


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Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century. Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century. / written by J. Torres ...

In this graphic novel/comic book, teenager Clark Kent is brought to the future by a team of superheroes, and learns about his destiny to become Superman and lead the Legion of Super-Heroes.


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Maggot Moon Maggot Moon / Sally Gardner

An unlikely teenager risks all to expose the truth about a heralded moon landing. What if the football hadn't gone over the wall? Because on the other side of the wall there is a dark secret. And the devil. And the Moon Man. And the Motherland doesn't want anyone to know. But Standish Treadwell--who has different-colored eyes, who can't read, can't write, and supposedly isn't bright--sees things differently than the rest of the "train-track thinkers." So when Standish and his only friend and neighbor, Hector, make their way to the other side of the wall, they see what the Motherland has been hiding. And it's big.


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Marvel Her-oes Marvel Her-oes / [writers, Grace Randolph, Stan Lee ; artist, Craig Rousseau ; colorist, Veronica Gandini ; letterer, Fishbrain ; penciler, John Buscema ; inker, Chic Stone]

Janet Van Dyne is struggling with her secret powers and moving to a new town, until she discovers that she is not the only girl at her high school with such gifts. Graphic novel/comic book.


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The Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World The Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World / Nathaniel Philbrick

A history of the Pilgrim settlement of New England challenges popular misconceptions, discussing such topics as the diseases of European origin suffered by the Wampanoag tribe, the fragile working relationship between the Pilgrims and their Native American neighbors, and the devastating impact of the King Philip's War. With towering figures like William Bradford and the distinctly American hero Benjamin Church at the center of his narrative, Philbrick has fashioned a fresh and compelling portrait of the dawn of American history--a history dominated right from the start by issues of race, violence, and religion.


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Merlin's Dragon: Doomraga's Revenge Merlin's Dragon: Doomraga's Revenge / T.A. Barron

The dragon Basil, now grown mighty in strength, size, and courage, addresses and seeks the cause of a new series of crises that threaten the stability of Avalon, while his friend Merlin is distracted by problems with his son, Krystallus.


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Missions Impossible: Extraordinary Stories of Daring and Courage Missions Impossible: Extraordinary Stories of Daring and Courage / Hazel Flynn

From Ancient Greece to the hunt and killing of Bin Laden, here are incredible acts of bravery, courage and derring-do that have in one fell swoop changed the world. This book is a fascinating encyclopedia of 110 such stories from around the world. with more than 300 photographs and illustrations highlight the text. 


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Never Fall Down : A Novel Never Fall Down : A Novel / Patricia McCormick

Cambodian child soldier Arn Chorn-Pond defied the odds and used all of his courage and wits to survive the murderous regime of the Khmer Rouge. Read this page-turner to learn how he did it.


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The Notorious Benedict Arnold : a True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery The Notorious Benedict Arnold : a True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery / Steve Sheinkin

An introduction to the life of Benedict Arnold that highlights not only the traitorous actions that made him legendary, but also his heroic involvement in the American Revolution.


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The Odyssey : A Graphic Novel The Odyssey : A Graphic Novel / Gareth Hinds

Retells, in graphic novel format, Homer's epic tale of Odysseus, the ancient Greek hero who encounters witches and other obstacles on his journey home after fighting in the Trojan War.


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Persepolis Persepolis / Marjane Satrapi

Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran's last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Read both volumes 1 & 2, and watch the DVD.


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Poison Poison / Bridget Zinn

When sixteen-year-old Kyra, a potions master, tries to save her kingdom by murdering the princess, who is also her best friend, the poisoned dart misses its mark and Kyra becomes a fugitive, pursued by the King's army and her ex-boyfriend Hal.


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Princess of Thorns Princess of Thorns / Stacey Jay

After ten years of exile among fairies who teach her to use her magically-enhanced strength and courage, Sleeping Beauty's daughter Aurora enlists the help of Niklaas, eleventh son of King Eldorio, in the fight to reclaim her throne.


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Racing California Racing California / Janet Nichols Lynch

High school senior Evan is conflicted when he is recruited for the prestigious Amgen Tour of California bicycle race by one of his heroes, and must decide whether to pursue his love of racing or go to college after he graduates from his Arizona high school.


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Red Moon at Sharpsburg : A Novel Red Moon at Sharpsburg : A Novel / Rosemary Well

As the Civil War breaks out, India, a young Southern girl, summons her sharp intelligence and the courage she didn't know she had to survive the war that threatens to destroy her family, her Virginia home, and the only life she has ever known.


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Red Scarf Girl : A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution Red Scarf Girl : A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution / Ji-li Jiang

An outstanding student and much admired leader of her class, Ji-Li Jiang was poised for a shining future in the Communist party until the Cultural Revolution of 1966. Told with simplicity, innocence, and grace, this unforgettable memoir gives a young girl's view of a terrifying time in 20th-century history and of one family's indomitable courage under fire.


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Rise of a Hero Rise of a Hero / Hilari Bell

In this third book of the Farsala Trilogy, the Hrum believe their war against Farsala is nearly over, Soraya has strategic information that will help if she can reach Jiaan and Kavi and their separate resistance movements, but discord and Time's Wheel seem destined to keep them apart.


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The Running Dream The Running Dream / Wendelin Van Draanen

When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she courageously returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again.


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S O S: Stories of Survival. S O S: Stories of Survival. / Ed Butts

Presents stories of young survivors of major historical disasters, including teens who rode the roofs of their homes in the Johnstown Flood, youngsters affected by the nuclear accident in Chernobyl, and families torn apart by the tsunami of 2004.


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Satchel Paige : Striking Out Jim Crow Satchel Paige : Striking Out Jim Crow / James Sturm

Satchel Paige began his baseball career in the Negro Leagues in Alabama in the 1920s. For years, Jim Crow laws, which segregated blacks and whites, kept him out of the major leagues. But they couldn't stop him from becoming a world-class athlete. This is a fictionalized account of a real-life sports hero.


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Secret Identities: the Asian American Superhero Anthology Secret Identities: the Asian American Superhero Anthology / Jeff Yang et. al.

This collection of comics features Asian American superheroes by Asian American artists and is organized by such themes as girl power and ordinary heroes with supernatural powers.


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The Shadow Hero The Shadow Hero / story by Gene Luen Yang

In the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. He solved crimes and fought injustice just like the other comics characters. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity: the Green Turtle was the first Asian American super hero. The comic had a short run before lapsing into obscurity, but Gene Luen Yang has revived this character in Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green Turtle.


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Showcase Presents Legion of Super-Heroes. Showcase Presents Legion of Super-Heroes. / Whitney Ellsworth, Mort Weisinger, editors

This massive comic book collects tales about the Legion of Super-Heroes and its most legendary member, Superboy.


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Sidekicked Sidekicked / John David Anderson

Thirteen-year-old superhero sidekick-in-training Drew "The Sensationalist" Bean must overcome his not-so-superpowers and become the hero everyone needs when a supervillain, The Dealer, returns to Justicia.


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Small Acts of Amazing Courage Small Acts of Amazing Courage / Gloria Whelan

It is 1918, six months after the end of World War I, and Rosalind awaits the return of her father from the war. While it is common practice for British children in India to be packed off to boarding school at the age of 6, Rosalind is unusual because she lives and is schooled in India because her mother insists. The heart of this penetrating story is Rosalind's coming of age set against the hardship of life for the Indian people, Rosalind's daily life in India, the rise of Ghandi and Rosalind's coming to make her own decisions and become her own person.


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A Soldier's Secret : the Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero A Soldier's Secret : the Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero / Marissa Moss

Nineteen-year-old Sarah masquerades as a man during the Civil War, serving as a nurse on the battlefield and a spy for the Union Army, escaping from the Confederates, and falling in love with one of her fellow soldiers. Based on the life of Sarah Emma Edmonds.


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Stronger : a Super Human Clash Stronger : a Super Human Clash / Michael Carroll

All Gethin Rao wants is to be like every other boy his age. But normal twelve-year-olds aren't blue. And they certainly aren't thirteen feet tall. That's what happens when his superpowers kick in. And from that moment on, his life is never the same. Treated as a villain--a monster--Gethin spends the rest of his life on the run or as a prisoner in a secret military facility. When he finally escapes, he falls in with a group of superpowered teens and becomes the one thing he never thought he'd be: a hero. But as the years pass by and he takes the name Brawn, Gethin learns that being a good guy is a lot more difficult than he thought. Michael Carroll delves deeper into the life of one of his favorite characters and in the process gives readers his most satisfying, exciting adventure yet, which leads directly into his Quantum Prophecy trilogy.


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Stupid Fast Stupid Fast / Geoff Herbach

Just before his sixteenth birthday, Felton Reinstein has a sudden growth spurt that turns him from a small, jumpy, picked-on boy with the nickname of "Squirrel Nut" to a powerful athlete, leading to new friends, his first love, and the courage to confront his family's past and current problems.


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Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes: The Quest for Cosmic Boy Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes: The Quest for Cosmic Boy / writer, Tony Bedard

Originally published in single magazine form as: Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #31-36. Read all the Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes comic books.


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The Telling Pool The Telling Pool / David Clement-Davies

Relying on true courage and true love, as well as some surprising connections to the Arthurian legends, a young Welsh teenager named Rhodri embarks on a quest to remove an ancient curse from Great Britain during the reign of Richard the Lionheart.


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They call me a hero : a memoir of my youth They call me a hero : a memoir of my youth / Daniel Hernandez and Susan Goldman Rubin

When Daniel Hernandez was twenty years old, he was working as an intern for U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords. On January 8, 2011, during a "Congress on Your Corner" event, Giffords was shot. Daniel Hernandez's quick thinking saved Giffords' life until the paramedics arrived and took her to the hospital. Hernandez's bravery and heroism has been noted by many, including President Barack Obama. 


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Under a War-Torn Sky Under a War-Torn Sky / L.M. Elliott

After his plane is shot down by Hitler's Luftwaffe, nineteen-year-old Henry Forester of Richmond, Virginia, strives to walk across occupied France, with the help of the heroic French Resistance, in hopes of rejoining his unit.


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The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B / Teresa Toten

Adam not only is trying to understand his OCD, while trying to balance his relationship with his divorced parents, but he's also trying to navigate through the issues that teenagers normally face, namely the perils of young love.


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Unsung Heroes of World War II : the Story of the Navajo Code Talkers Unsung Heroes of World War II : the Story of the Navajo Code Talkers / Deanne Durrett

Describes the role of a select group of Navajo Marines who developed a code based on their own native language that provided a means for secure communications among American forces in the Pacific during World War II.


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Valley of Fires Valley of Fires / J. Barton Mitchell

Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Assembly. The human adult population is gone, having succumbed to the Tone—a powerful, telepathic super-signal broadcast across the planet that reduces them to a state of complete subservience once they reach their early twenties. Which means that there is one group of resisters left: Children. The trio of heroes -Holt, Mira, and Zoey- are forced apart to accomplish individual quests if they are to have any hope of uniting what remains of Earth's disparate survivors against its alien invaders.


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Voyage of Ice: Chronicles of Courage Voyage of Ice: Chronicles of Courage / Michele Torrey

In 1849, fifteen-year-old Nick and his older brother, longing to be whalers, sign on as hands on the whaling ship Sea Hawk, and find that the journey is full of hardship and unexpected dangers. When an awful turn of fate leaves them stranded in the harsh Arctic winter, they encounter the toughest battle of all--and this one is for their very survival.


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The Walk-On The Walk-On / John Feinstein

After moving to a new town his freshman year in high school, Alex Myers is happy to win a spot on the varsity team as a quarterback but must deal with the idea of not playing for two years since the first-string quarterback is not only a local hero, he is also son of the corrupt head coach.


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The Warrior's heart : becoming a man of compassion and courage The Warrior's heart : becoming a man of compassion and courage / Eric Greitens, Navy SEAL

As a humanitarian, he helped aid workers heal orphaned children in Rwanda and lived in camps alongside Bosnian refugees. As a warrior, he excelled at the hardest military training in the world and teamed up with fellow SEALs to hunt al Qaeda terrorists in Iraq. In this adaptation of his memoir, The Heart and the Fist, Eric Greitens brings his adventures to life for teens, sharing stories of friendship, struggle, and hard-earned wisdom. His exciting journey takes readers across the world, from his boyhood home in Missouri, to a factory in China, to the refugee camps of Rwanda, to the battlefield in Iraq. Through his service, he shows how we can all make a difference.


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With badges & bullets : lawmen & outlaws in the Old West With badges & bullets : lawmen & outlaws in the Old West / ed. by Richard W. Etulain ..

Read portraits of frontier figures such as Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, Belle Starr, and Jesse James, showing that the villains and heroes of the Old West in reality had many shadowed faces. Lively biographies re-examine and illuminate the mythic lives of these famous and infamous characters.


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Women Heroes of the American Revolution: 20 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Defiance and Rescue Women Heroes of the American Revolution: 20 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Defiance and Rescue / Susan Casey

Twenty remarkable girls and women share the spotlight in this lively collection of biographical profiles. These women took action in many ways: as spies, soldiers, nurses, water carriers, fundraisers, writers, couriers, and more. 


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Women Heroes of World War II : 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue Women Heroes of World War II : 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue / Kathryn J. Atwood

These twenty-six stories unfold from across Germany, Poland, Great Britain, the United States, and provide an inspiring reminder of women and girls' refusal to sit on the sidelines around the world and throughout history.


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Women of the frontier : 16 tales of trailblazing homesteaders, entrepreneurs, and rabble-rousers Women of the frontier : 16 tales of trailblazing homesteaders, entrepreneurs, and rabble-rousers / Brandon Marie Miller

Using journal entries, letters home, and song lyrics, the women of the West speak for themselves in these tales of courage, enduring spirit, and adventure. Women such as Amelia Stewart Knight traveling on the Oregon Trail, homesteader Miriam Colt, entrepreneur Clara Brown, army wife Frances Grummond, actress Adah Isaacs Menken, naturalist Martha Maxwell, missionary Narcissa Whitman, and political activist Mary Lease are introduced to readers through their harrowing stories of journeying across the plains and mountains to unknown land. Recounting the impact pioneers had on those who were already living in the region as well as how they adapted to their new lives and the rugged, often dangerous landscape, this exploration also offers resources for further study and reveals how these influential women tamed the Wild West. 

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Poudre River Public Library District
(970) 221-6740

Including the collection of
Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus