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    Adolf Hitler

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    Adolf Hitler

    Wepman, Dennis

    A biography of Adolf Hitler from his solitary boyhood in Austria to his bizarre death in Berlin.

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    The boy on the wooden box: how the impossible be came possible...on Schindler's list

    940.53
    L685b
    2017

    The boy on the wooden box: how the impossible be came possible...on Schindler's list

    Leyson, Leon

    This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler’s list child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow. Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson’s life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory—a list that became world renowned: Schindler’s list.

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    Do hard things: a teenage rebellion against low expectations

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    2010

    Do hard things: a teenage rebellion against low expectations

    Harris, Alex.

    Most people don't expect you to understand what we're going to tell you in this book. And even if you understand, they don't expect you to care. And even if you care, they don't expect you to do anything about it. And even if you do something about it, they don't expect it to last. We do; Alex and Brett A generation stands on the brink of a "rebelution." A growing movement of young people is rebelling against the low expectations of today's culture by choosing to "do hard things" for the glory of God. And Alex and Brett Harris are leading the charge. Do Hard Things is the Harris twins' revolutionary message in its purest and most compelling form, giving readers a tangible glimpse of what is possible for teens who actively resist cultural lies that limit their potential. Combating the idea of adolescence as a vacation from responsibility, the authors weave together biblical insights, history, and modern examples to redefine the teen years as the launching pad of life. Then they map out five powerful ways teens can respond for personal and social change. Written by teens for teens, Do Hard Things is packed with humorous personal anecdotes, practical examples, and stories of real-life rebelutionaries in action. This rallying cry from the heart of an already-happening teen revolution challenges a generation to lay claim to a brighter future, starting today.

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    Farewell to Manzanar

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    2010

    Farewell to Manzanar

    Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.

    Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar Internment Camp. This is the true story of one spirited Japanese American family's attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention, and of a native-born American child who discovered what it was like to grow up behind barbed wire in the United States.

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    I know why the caged bird sings

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    Into the blizzard: the adventures of Jack Zachary

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    2015

    Into the blizzard: the adventures of Jack Zachary

    Bohner, Olivine Nadeau

    When Jack Zachary of Manitoba, Canada, accepted Christ as his Master, he began to spread his new faith. He lived a life of unbelievable hardship and peril in order to tell others--especially his own Ukrainian people--about the Savior he had found. No ice, no snow, no wintry gale, no danger, no persecution, no brush with death, no angry charges of "Heretic" could detain him. This book records in vivid narrative the adventures of a dauntless emissary for Christ.

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    Lion

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    2017

    Lion

    Brierley, Saroo

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    Navajo code talkers

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    Navajo code talkers

    Aaseng, Nathan.

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    The odyssey

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    2015

    The odyssey

    Homer

    The Odyssey details the adventures of Odysseus, king of Ithaca and hero of the Trojan War, as he struggles to return to his home and his waiting, ever-faithful wife, Penelope. Along the way, he encounters the seductive Circe, who changes men into swine; the gorgeous water-nymph Calypso, who keeps him a "prisoner of love" for seven years; the terrible, man-eating giant Cyclops; and a host of other ogres, wizards, sirens, and gods. But when he finally reaches Ithaca after ten years of travel, his trials have only begun. There he must battle the scheming noblemen who, thinking him dead, have demanded that Penelope choose one of them to be her new husband--and Ithaca's new king.

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    Pearl in the sand

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    Pearl in the sand

    Afshar, Tessa

    Rahab paid it when at the age of fifteen she was sold into prostitution by the one man she loved and trusted- her father. With her keen mind and careful planning she turned heartache into success, achieving independence while still young. And she vowed never again to trust a man. Any man. But God had other plans. Into the emotional turmoil of her world walked Salmone, a prominent leader of Judah, held in high esteem by all Israel. A man of faith, honor, and pride. An enemy. What is a woman with a wrecked past to do when she wants to be loved, yet no longer believes it possible?.

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    Puerto Rico: deciding its future

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    Red scarf girl: a memoir of the cultural revolution

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    2010

    Red scarf girl: a memoir of the cultural revolution

    Jiang, Ji-li.

    Told with simplicity, innocence, and grace, this unforgettable memoir gives a child's eye view of a terrifying time in twentieth-century history'and of one family's indomitable courage under fire.

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    A tale of two cities

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    2011

    A tale of two cities

    Dickens, Charles.

    In the dock of a British courtroom, French aristocrat Charles Darnay stands accused of spying. The outlook appears grim until some last-minute help comes from the mysterious Sydney Carton. Darnay goes free and makes plans to marry Lucie Manette. Carton keeps his love for her to himself, yet assures her that he would make the ultimate sacrifice for her 'or for anyone you love.

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    Their backs to the wall: famous last stands

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    2010

    Their backs to the wall: famous last stands

    Halter, Jon C.

    Recounts six famous battles that changed the course of history: Trenton, Gettysburg, the Marne, the Battle of Britain, Stalingrad, and Midway.

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    A thousand miles to freedom: my escape from North Korea

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    2015

    A thousand miles to freedom: my escape from North Korea

    Kim, Eunsun

    Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child, Eunsun loved her country...despite the school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the countrywide famine escalated. by the time Eunsun was eleven years old, her father and grandparents had died of starvation and Eunsun was in danger of the same fate. Finally, her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister, not knowing that they were embarking on a journey that would take them nine long years to complete. Before finally reaching South Korea and freedom, Eunsun and her family would live homeless, fall into the hands of Chinese human traffickers, survive a North Korean labor camp, and cross the deserts of Mongolia on foot. Now Eunsun is haring her remarkable story to give voice to the tens of millions of North Koreans still suffering in silence. Told with grace and courage, her memoir is a riveting expose of North Korea's totalitarian regime and ultimately, a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit.

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    Whispers of moonlight

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    Whispers of moonlight

    Wick, Lori.

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    Without you, there is no us: my time with the sons of North Korea's elite

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    Without you, there is no us: my time with the sons of North Korea's elite

    Kim, Suki

    Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland. Without you, there is no us. It is a chilling scene, but gradually Suki Kim, too, learns the tune and, without noticing, begins to hum it. It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, the students sent to construction fields—except for the 270 students at the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), a walled compound where portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il look on impassively from the walls of every room, and where Suki has gone undercover as a missionary and a teacher. Over the next six months, she will eat three meals a day with her young charges and struggle to teach them English, all under the watchful eye of the regime. Life at PUST is lonely and claustrophobic, especially for Suki, whose letters are read by censors and who must hide her notes and photographs not only from her minders but from her colleagues—evangelical Christian missionaries who don't know or choose to ignore that Suki doesn't share their faith. As the weeks pass, she is mystified by how easily her students lie, unnerved by their obedience to the regime. At the same time, they offer Suki tantalizing glimpses of their private selves—their boyish enthusiasm, their eagerness to please, the flashes of curiosity that have not yet been extinguished. She in turn begins to hint at the existence of a world beyond their own—at such exotic activities as surfing the Internet or traveling freely and, more dangerously, at electoral democracy and other ideas forbidden in a country where defectors risk torture and execution. But when Kim Jong-il dies, and the boys she has come to love appear devastated, she wonders whether the gulf between her world and theirs can ever be bridged.

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