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Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning
4.2 out of 5 stars with 149 reviews
Leslie Odom Jr. burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton. Since then he has performed for sold-out audiences, sung for the Obamas at the White House, and won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. But before he landed the role of a lifetime in one of the biggest musicals of all time, Odom put in years of hard work as a singer and an actor.
With personal stories from his life, Odom asks the questions that will help
I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up in the Holocaust
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.3 out of 5 stars with 93 reviews
Imagine being a 13-year-old girl in love with boys, school, family - life itself. Then suddenly, in a matter of hours, your life is shattered by the arrival of a foreign army. You can no longer attend school, have possessions, talk to your neighbors. One day your family has to leave your house behind and move into a crowded ghetto, where you lose all privacy and there isn't enough food to eat. Still you manage, somehow, to adjust. But there is much, much worse to come...
This is the memoir of
I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.3 out of 5 stars with 139 reviews
A young survivor tells her searing, visceral story of sexual assault, justice, and healing in this gutwrenching memoir.
The numbers are staggering: nearly one in five girls ages 14 to 17 have been the victim of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. This is the true story of one of those girls.
In 2014, Chessy Prout was a freshman at St. Paul's School, a prestigious boarding school in New Hampshire, when a senior boy sexually assaulted her as part of a ritualized game of conquest.
Phillis Wheatley: A Revolutionary Poet (The Library of American Lives and Times Series)
ean: 9781455811151, isbn: 1455811157,
4.9 out of 5 stars with 113 reviews
Biographies For Grades 4-8 Correlated to the Curriculum Extend the learning through this new biography series. The Library of American Lives and Times use extensive primary resources as it brings American history to life for your students. Learn about some of the greatest players who helped in shaping America as it grew from a colony to a world super power. Through a chronological narrative, enriched with diary entries, letters, and other primary documents, students will learn about the various
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
4.3 out of 5 stars with 88 reviews
The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time,
Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling, and uplifting,
Long Walk to Freedom is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience, and ultimate triumph told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader..
The Day the President Was Shot: The Secret Service, the FBI, a Would-Be Killer, and the Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan
4.1 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
The year was 1981. Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan was shot after leaving a speaking engagement in Washington, DC. The quick action of the Secret Service and medical professionals saved the president's life. Mere days after his near-death experience, Reagan's personal strength propelled him back into his presidential duties.
Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing Reagan, with characteristically gripping storytelling, this story explores the events of the