Black & white : the confrontation of Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor
Examines a significant confrontation between Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and Commissioner Bull Connor in Birmingham, Alabama, during the Civil Rights Movement that brought about violence and change to this southern city.
The poet slave of Cuba : a biography of Juan Francisco Manzano
Born a slave, raised by a woman not his mother, and denied an education, Juan overcame all the personal obstacles he faced as a child in order to reach freedom, pursue his natural talents, and become the celebrated poet he was destined to be.
Sir Charlie Chaplin : the funniest man in the world
Documents the rags-to-riches story of the legendary comic actor, describing how he rose from poverty in the slums of London to become one of Hollywood's wealthiest entertainers. By the Newbery-winning author of <IT>The Whipping Boy<RO>. 35,000 first printing.
Phineas Gage : a gruesome but true story about brain science
A fascinating exploration into how the brain works details the strange case of Phineas Gage, who, in 1848, was injured at work when a thirteen-pound iron rod was shot through his brain, baffling scientists and doctors alike when he miraculously recovered but suffered a severe personality change.
The great and only Barnum : the tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum
Enhanced with vintage-looking illustrations, including ticket stubs and posters, this middle reader delves into the life of one of the greatest showmen who ever lived, introduces some of the amazing performers who worked for him, and reviews the impact his show has had on the world due to its incredible popularity. Simultaneous.
Claudette Colvin : twice toward justice
Presents the life of the Alabama teenager who played an integral but little-known role in the Montgomery bus strike of 1955-1956, once by refusing to give up a bus seat, and again, by becoming a plaintiff in the landmark civil rights case against the bus company.
Ain't nothing but a man : my quest to find the real John Henry
Combining the story of the building of the railroads, the period of Reconstruction, folk tales, American mythology, and the tradition of work songs with his own personal quest, a renowned historian unravels the mystery surrounding the legendary African-American figure.
Chasing Lincoln's killer
Based on the book <IT>Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer,<RO> this factual account tells of the events that followed President Lincoln's assassination that brought his killer and accomplices to justice through a review of letters, government reports, trial transcripts, and newspaper articles.
John Lennon : all I want is the truth : a photographic biography
An award-winning biographer paints a vivid picture of John Lennon's life, from his tumultuous childhood in London to his rock-n-roll career writing, recording, and performing music with the Beatles, revealing how he struggled to come to terms with fame, marriage, and his artistic mind.