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Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned
3.95
A poignant, loving tribute to a friend whose courage and strength in dying was evident from day one. Judd Winick met Pedro Zamora on MTV's The Real Wo ...more
Feb 21, 2010
Feb 21, 2010
 
Buried In Ice: A Time Quest Book
3.81
In 1845, Sir John Franklin led 129 men across The Atlantic to the frozen land of the Canadian Arctic in hopes in finding The Northwest Passage, a quic ...more
Jul 12, 2013
Jul 11, 2013
 
Please Stop Laughing at Me... One Woman's Inspirational Story
3.84
Please Stop Laughing at Me:One Woman's Inspirational Story is a frightening story about bullies and the nightmareish effects left behind from their wr ...more
Feb 10, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
 
The Devil's Highway: A True Story
3.96
I give this book one and a half stars.

Urrea attempts to tell the readers about the insanity and brutality of the Mexican-American Border Patrol, human
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May 05, 2011
May 02, 2011
 
Columbine
4.24
Incredibly well-researched and written, Columbine is much more than an hour-by-hour account of the massacre that unfolded at Columbine High School in ...more
Aug 08, 2012
Aug 05, 2012
 
A Child Called "It"
4.06
Packed inside the pages of this little book is a powerful story of one boy's fight for survival at the abusive hands of his parents. Every day, day-in ...more
Jan 31, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
 
My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King
4.21
Writing under a pseudonym, Reymundo Sanchez, portrays a life of unending violence, horrifying abuse (drug,sexual,and mental), and relentless killing o ...more
Jun 14, 2009
Jun 14, 2009
 
Once a King, Always a King: The Unmaking of a Latin King
4.20
Once a King, Always a King takes up where My Bloody Life leaves off...Reymundo Sanchez trying to get away from the street life, gangs, and violence of ...more
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
 
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
3.73
Nujood, a tiny girl just 10 years old is married to a man three times her age, without her consent or any real knowledge of what it means to be a wife ...more
Jun 14, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
 
Before We Were Free (Lib)(CD)
3.81
Set amidst the backdrop of the political upheaval and turmoil in the Dominican Republic in 1960, Before We Were Free is the fictionalized account of o ...more
Jan 29, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
 
Lady Q: The Rise and Fall of a Latin Queen
4.18
This companion book to My Bloody Life by Reymundo Sanchez tells the story of Sonia Rodriguez, a young woman who rose through the ranks of The Latin Ki ...more
Jul 14, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
 
How They Choked: Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous
3.78
With lots of snarky commentary and awesome, albeit trivial facts, How They Choked: Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous is just as enterta ...more
Sep 09, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
 
Lincoln's Grave Robbers
3.85
At a time in our history when nearly 50% of paper currency was counterfeit, a band of unsavory characters hatched the crazy scheme to steal Abraham Li ...more
Mar 27, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
 
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi
3.98
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi is the fascinating account of the determination and unsto ...more
Feb 03, 2014
Jan 28, 2014
 
Smile (Smile, #1)
4.11
Based on the author's middle school/high school experience, Smile is a testament to the struggles, frustrations, and teen angst that is a rite of pass ...more
Sep 16, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
 
How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous
4.05
Wow! What young adult wouldn't love reading these gruesome facts about famous people? From death by poison or radium, to guillotine or bullet, it is a ...more
Apr 12, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
 
Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)
3.99
Cas Lowood, not even beyond his teenaged years, is a ghost-killer. It's in his blood...his father was one before him. He uses a deadly and creepy atha ...more
Apr 12, 2012
Nov 04, 2011
 
Sigmund Freud: Giants of Science #3
3.90
Kathleen Krull weaves magic with words. She introduces us to the life and the world of great scientists, in this case, Sigmund Freud. As Freud’s life ...more
Mar 14, 2008
Mar 14, 2008
 
The Bite of the Mango
3.87
The Bite of the Mango is a candid portrait of life in Sierra Leone during the civil uprising (1991-2002) in this western African nation. Mariatu was b ...more
Apr 22, 2009
Apr 19, 2009
 
Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography
4.01
This sequential art version of the Anne Frank story is quite literally a graphic depiction of the brutality of the times. Anne's story, although famil ...more
Jul 15, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
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