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              Who Is Temple Grandin?

              Who Is Temple Grandin? (Hardback)

              By Demuth, Patricia Brennan; Hq, Who; Illustrated by Squier, Robert

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              Autism did not stop her--in fact, it helped Temple Grandin become a brilliant scientist and inventor. Temple Grandin wasn't officially diagnosed with autism until she was in her 40s, but she knew at an early age that she was different from her family and classmates. She couldn't ...show affection, she acted out when noises or other stimuli overwhelmed her, and she only felt comfortable when spending time with the animals on her aunt's ranch. But instead of seeing her differences as limitations, Temple used them to guide her education and career in animal science. She has become a leading advocate for the autistic as well as for the humane treatment of animals at meat packing companies. This inspiring biography by Patricia Brennan Demuth shines a light on Temple Grandin's intellect, creativity, and unique spirit.
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              ISBN 9780451532534
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Series Who Was?
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              Who Was P. T. Barnum?

              Who Was P. T. Barnum? (Hardback)

              By Anderson, Kirsten; Hq, Who; Illustrated by Marchesi, Stephen

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              Ladies and Gentlemen, children of all ages, step right up for Who HQ's entertaining biography of P. T. Barnum: politician, businessman, and The Greatest Showman on Earth! After moving from Connecticut to New York City in 1934, twenty-four-year-old Phineas Taylor Barnum launched h...is now-legendary career as a showman. Even though spectators debated whether his exhibitions were authentic wonders, hoaxes, or a little bit of both, they were always astounded by what they saw. And readers are sure to be amazed by the story of how Barnum went from owning a museum filled with rare and unusual items to transforming the American circus into a popular and thrilling phenomenon.
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              ISBN 9781524792220
              Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              Who Was Che Guevara?

              Who Was Che Guevara? (Hardback)

              By Labrecque, Ellen; Hq, Who; Illustrated by Hoare, Jerry

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              Viva la revoluci n! Find out how Che Guevara--a doctor turned communist leader and much more than a face on a T-shirt--ended up paying the ultimate price for his cause. His very image has become associated with a spirit of rebellion, but Ernesto Guevara--known around the world si...mply as Che--didn't dream of becoming a revolutionary. Author Ellen Labrecque takes readers on a journey through Che's life starting with his childhood in Argentina, to his travels through South and Central America as a young physician, and ending with his final years as a key player in the Cuban revolution. His legacy--as the author of The Motorcycle Diaries, a champion of the poor, and a force for change in Cuba--is both personal and political.
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              ISBN 9780399544033
              Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              Who Was Stephen Hawking?

              Who Was Stephen Hawking? (Hardback)

              By Gigliotti, Jim E.; Hq, Who; Illustrated by Copeland, Gregory

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              Learn more about the renowned British scientist, professor, and author who spent his entire career trying to answer the question: Where did the universe come from? Stephen Hawking was born exactly three hundred years after the death of the scientist Galileo, so maybe it was writt...en in the stars that he would become a famous scientist in his own right. Although he was diagnosed with a neurological disease at age 21, Stephen did not let the illness define his life. Known for his groundbreaking work in physics, and identified by his wheelchair and computerized voice system, Stephen continued his research until his death in 2018. He is best known for his black hole theories and his best-selling book A Brief History of Time. Stephen Hawking is an example of a person who had a great mind, but an even greater spirit.
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              ISBN 9780451532503
              Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              Who Was Benedict Arnold?
               

              Who Was Benedict Arnold? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Jr., James Buckley; Hq, Who; Illustrated by Copeland, Gregory

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                6 Oct 20

              Find out how this one-time American hero became the country's most notorious traitor. As a young child, Benedict Arnold never shied away from a fight. So when the French and Indian War began in 1754, Benedict was eager to join the militia and fight for the British colonies in Ame...rica. And when he was eighteen years old, he got his chance. Arnold had no idea that less than twenty years later, he would be fighting against the British in the Revolutionary War. Now the captain of his own militia, Benedict won the admiration of his troops and George Washington when he captured a major British fort. He continued fighting for the colonies and was even considered a patriotic war hero after being wounded in battle. But in 1780, Benedict made a decision that no one could anticipate. He betrayed his fellow Americans and joined the British army. Author James Buckley Jr. takes us through Benedict's life and explains the events that led him to switch sides and become the most famous turncoat in American history.
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              ISBN 9780448488523
              Released NZ 6 Oct 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              Who Is Oprah Winfrey?

              Who Is Oprah Winfrey? (Hardback)

              By Kramer, Barbara; Hq, Who; Illustrated by Putra, Dede

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              The story of how a young Southern girl who was raised on a pig farm became one of the most influential and inspiring people in the world. 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 fort...unate. She suffered through a rough childhood and went on to use her personal struggles as motivation. Oprah's kindness, resilience, and determination are just some of the many reasons why her viewers--and people all around the world--love her. The richest African American person of the twentieth century, Oprah is often described as the most influential woman in the world.
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              ISBN 9781524787516
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2019
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              Who Was Nellie Bly?
               

              Who Was Nellie Bly? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gurevich, Margaret; Hq, Who; Illustrated by Conley, Laurie A.

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              Get ready to journey around the world with Nellie Bly--one of America's first investigative journalists. Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman had no idea that the open letter she'd written to a local newspaper in Pittsburgh in 1885 would change her life forever. The editor of the paper was ...so impressed with her writing, that he offered her a job! She'd later change her name to Nellie Bly and work as an investigative reporter in New York City. Known for her extraordinary and record-breaking trip around the world and her undercover investigation of a mental institution, Nellie Bly was one of the first female investigative reporters in the United States and a pioneer in the field of journalism.
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              ISBN 9781524787530
              Released NZ 6 Oct 2020
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              Who Was Nellie Bly?
               

              Who Was Nellie Bly? (Hardback)

              By Gurevich, Margaret; Hq, Who; Illustrated by Conley, Laurie A.

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              Get ready to journey around the world with Nellie Bly--one of America's first investigative journalists. Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman had no idea that the open letter she'd written to a local newspaper in Pittsburgh in 1885 would change her life forever. The editor of the paper was ...so impressed with her writing, that he offered her a job! She'd later change her name to Nellie Bly and work as an investigative reporter in New York City. Known for her extraordinary and record-breaking trip around the world and her undercover investigation of a mental institution, Nellie Bly was one of the first female investigative reporters in the United States and a pioneer in the field of journalism.
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              ISBN 9781524787547
              Released NZ 6 Oct 2020
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              Who Was Maurice Sendak?
               

              Who Was Maurice Sendak? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pascal, Janet B.; Hq, Who; Illustrated by Marchesi, Stephen; Harrison, Nancy

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              In this timely new biography, young readers will learn about one of the most important children's book authors and illustrators of the 20th centuryNthe creator of Where the Wild Things Are. Illustrations.

              ISBN 9780448465005
              Released NZ 27 Jun 2013
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children
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              Who Were The Tuskegee Airmen?

              Who Were The Tuskegee Airmen? (Hardback)

              By Smith, Sherri L.; Hq, Who

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              During World War II, black Americans were fighting for their country and for freedom in Europe, yet they had to endure a totally segregated military in the United States. This is the story of the heroic group of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen --

              ISBN 9781524786748
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2018
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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