Books tagged: juvenile nonfiction

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Still I Rise: The Story of Maya Angelou
By Waln Brown
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Maya Angelou grew up experiencing discrimination and segregation. At the young age of eight, her mother's boyfriend raped Maya. At 16, she had a son. Maya turned to prostitution to support her son and to drugs to hide her shame. When she became involved in the Civil Rights Movement with Reverend Martin Luther King, she turned her life around and rose above her humble and troubled beginnings.
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion: The Story of George Foreman
By Waln Brown
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
George Foreman's mother worked hard to support George and his six brothers and sisters but she did not make much money and the family moved from one rat-infested partment to another, when she could not pay the bills. George grew up on the streets, fighting, robbing and mugging people. He dropped out of school but got a second chance, when he entered Job Corps.
The Country Singer: The Story of Loretta Lynn
By Waln Brown
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This biography of Loretta Lynn examines her humble beginnings as the daughter of a coal miner growing up during the Great Depression. Loretta was often in trouble at school and in the community. Her schooling ended in the 8th grade, and she was pregnant before her 14th birth. Then, her beautiful voice was discovered, and she rose to become one of America's greatest country music stars.
The General: The Story of George S. Patton
By Waln Brown
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This biography examines General George S. Patton's childhood learning problems, caused by dyslexia. Despite his reading and spelling problem, he forged onward with his education, graduating high school and then West Point. Never considered the best student, George Patton overcame his learning problem to guide the largest army in history to victory over the Nazis in World War II.
Satchmo: The Story of Louis Armstrong
By Waln Brown
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This biography examines Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong's life, including his dropping out of school and firing a gun in public, which resulted in spending 18 months in a juvenile detention home for African-American youth, where the young Louis joined the Waifs' Home Colored Band and learned to play the coronet. Satchmo rose above his troubled childhood to become America's Ambassador of Jazz.
The Great Inventor: The Story of Thomas Edison
By Waln Brown
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This biography of examines Edison's childhood learning problems and severe hearing loss. Despite these difficulties, Edison learned the joy of reading, especially about science and technology, which he continued to build upon throughout his life, resulting in his invention of the light bulb, phonograph and many other discoveries.
And Justice For All: The Story Of Cesar Chavez
By Waln Brown
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Cesar Chavez was born in Arizona. At age 10, Cesar's family lost their 160 acre homestead, when a long drought forced a public sale of their farm. The Chavez family moved to California to join the many migrant workers who roamed from farm to farm. Cesar became a labor leader for the National Farm Workers Association, helping to improve wages and conditions for America's migrant workers.
Sitting On The Gatepost: The Story Of Zora Neale Hurston
By Waln Brown
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This biography of Zora Neale Hurston examines her childhood of poverty, abandonment and racial discrimination. After her mother died, Zora was sent off to a boarding school. When her father would not pay her expenses, Zora had to drop out of the school. Despite many struggles, Zora rose above her difficult childhood to be one of America's greatest African-American writers and folklorists.
The Senator: The Story Of Ben Nighthorse Campbell
By Waln Brown
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This biography of the Native-American Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell examines his difficult childhood. Ben's father had problems with alcohol and his mother was sick with tuberculosis. Ben's home life was so bad he had to live in an orphanage. He dropped out of school and joined the military. He earned his GED, went to college and became a United States Senator.
Sign Language ABC
By My Ebook Publishing House
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 130. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
"Sign Language ABC" teaches children to know and make the 26 letters in the American Sign Language. Learning the names and shapes of the letters of the alphabet is the first step to reading. They'll develop strong beginning reading skills and explore language while they're having fun!Fun and educational learning.