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  • Who Was David Bowie?
    Penguin Random House

    Who Was David Bowie?

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    Discover the endlessly fascinating story of David Bowie, the English singer-songwriter and actor who captivated audiences with his ever-changing pe...

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  • Who Is Neil deGrasse Tyson?
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    Who Is Neil Degrasse Tyson?

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    When he was nine years old, Neil deGrasse Tyson went on a trip that would change his life. While visiting the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of N...

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  • What Is Black Lives Matter?
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    What Is Black Lives Matter?

    $4.99

    When a Black teenager named Trayvon Martin was senselessly killed in 2012, the African American community called for his murderer to be held accoun...

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  • Who Was Kobe Bryant?
    Penguin Random House

    Who Was Kobe Bryant?

    $4.99

    Kobe Bryant was just an eighteen-year-old high-school basketball player when he decided to enter the National Basketball Association's draft. Thoug...

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  • Who Was Jane Austen?
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    Who Was Jane Austen?

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    Although Jane Austen's works were first published anonymously and brought her little personal recognition, today they are rarely out of print and h...

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  • Who Was Celia Cruz?
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    Who Was Celia Cruz?

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    Although her family and friends know her as Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso, the world refers to her simply as Celia Cruz. Starting...

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  • Who Was Jacqueline Kennedy?
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    Who Was Jacqueline Kennedy?

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    Private and bookish, Jackie Kennedy found herself thrust into the world spotlight as the young and glamorous wife of the President John F. Kennedy....

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  • Who Was Princess Diana?
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    Who Was Princess Diana?

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    A shy twenty-year-old girl stepped out of a horse-drawn coach and into the world spotlight, capturing the imagination of millions as a real life fa...

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  • Who Was Frida Kahlo?
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    Who Was Frida Kahlo?

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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 woman ...

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  • Who Was Clara Barton?
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    Who Was Clara Barton?

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    Clarissa “Clara” Barton was a shy girl who grew up to become a teacher, nurse, and humanitarian.  At a time when few women worked outside the home,...

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  • Who Was Mother Teresa?
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    Who Was Mother Teresa?

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    Born a humble girl in what is now Albania, Agnes Bojaxhiu lived a charitable life. She pledged herself to a religious order at the age of 18 and ch...

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  • Who Was Rosa Parks?
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    Who Was Rosa Parks?

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    In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights prote...

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  • Who Is Barack Obama?
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    Who is Barack Obama?

    $5.99

    As the world now knows, Barack Obama has made history as our first African-American president. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this ...

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  • Who Was Louis Armstrong?
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    Who Was Louis Armstrong?

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    If not for a stint in reform school, young Louis Armstrong might never have become a musician. It was a teacher at the Colored Waifs Home who gave ...

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  • Who Is Kamala Harris?
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    Who Is Kamala Harris?

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    On November 7, 2020, Kamala Harris, a senator from California, became the first woman and the first African-American and South Asian-American perso...

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  • Who Was Harriet Tubman?
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    Who Was Harriet Tubman?

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    Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an ...

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  • Who Is Oprah Winfrey?
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    Who is Oprah Winfrey?

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    We all know Oprah Winfrey as a talk-show host, actress, producer, media mogul, and philanthropist, but the "Queen of Talk" wasn't always so fortuna...

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  • Who Was Maya Angelou?
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    Who Was Maya Angelou?

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    Born in Missouri in 1928, Maya Angelou had a difficult childhood. Jim Crow laws segregated blacks and whites in the South. Her family life was unst...

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  • Who Is Malala Yousafzai?
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    Who Is Malala Yousafzai?

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    Malala Yousafzai was a girl who loved to learn but was told that girls would no longer be allowed to go to school. She wrote a blog that called att...

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