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Adara

by Beatrice Gormley

"The soldier heaved me over his shoulder as if I were a spring lamb. I am not Israelite!" I screamed, beat his back, hurting my hands. "Let me go." Adara has always longed to do the things that well-brought-up girls of her time are not supposed to do. She wants to learn to read and write -- like men. And she wants the freedom to travel -- like men -- outside the boundaries of her sheltered life. One day she awakens to a blast of trumpets as the Israelites and Arameans battle just outside the safety of her village walls. Curious, Adara sneaks out to see the battle. Little does she know that this will be her last day of freedom for a very long time. Sold into slavery, Adara becomes a servant to General Namaan and his family and begins a remarkable journey of self-discovery, healing, and redemption -- a journey that, in the end, faces her with the hardest decision of her life.

Althea Gibson: Young Tennis Player (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

by Beatrice Gormley

Althea Gibson (1927-2003) was the first black tennis player ever to compete in the U.S. Open and at Wimbledon in England. This fictionalized biography focuses on Gibson's spirited childhood and highlights the traits that later made her a champion.

Amelia Earhart: Young Aviator (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

by Beatrice Gormley

What was Amelia Earhart like as a child and teenager? A fictionalized biography of the famous aviatrix.

Barack Obama

by Beatrice Gormley

President Barack Obama's early involvement with politics was inspired by his mother's interest in the controversial social issues of her times -- a passion that she passed on to her son. As the first African American editor of the Harvard Law Review, the first African American presidential nominee of a major political party, and eventually the first African American president of the United States, Barack Obama has consistently shattered barriers -- barriers that some people thought could never be overcome. However, life has not always been easy for President Obama. Born to a Kenyan father and an American mother, Barack grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia, where he faced discrimination and struggles with his own racial identity. Despite these obstacles, Barack persevered and had a successful political career before his historic win in the 2008 presidential election, with his daughters and wife, Michelle, standing firmly by his side. His election has energized a nation, and President Obama will continue to lead the charge for change over the next four years. This is the children's biography about the forty-fourth president of the United States. Containing up-to-the-minute information, including President Obama's November victory, this is essential reading for every young student of American history.

Diana, Princess Of Wales

by Beatrice Gormley

A biography for young readers of the late Princess of Wales.

Diana, Princess of Wales: Young Royalty (Childhood of World Figures Series)

by Beatrice Gormley

Diana Spencer grew up to be the princess of Wales. But when she was a little girl, she did not dream she would become a princess. When she was still quite young, her older sisters went off to boarding school and her parents decided to live apart. This was very difficult for sensitive Diana, and her self-esteem began to suffer. Things were not helped when she began feeling inferior to not only an accomplished older sister, but also her clever younger brother. Diana was a good athlete and was gifted at connecting with other people. Still, she struggled to find her place in the world. Diana thought marrying the prince of Wales would make everything okay in her life. Joining the royal family did bring her some happiness, but in other ways it brought her tremendous pain. Read about the little girl who struggled to find herself and became one of the most famous and beloved women in history.

Fifth Grade Magic

by Beatrice Gormley

[from the back cover] "Just One More Spell, Please ... Ever since kindergarten, Gretchen Nichols has been waiting to star in the school play. Now at last she is in the fifth grade and ready for the spotlight! So when her teacher chooses the new girl, pretty blonde Amy Sacher, for the starring role, Gretchen is furious. She is determined that a terrible actress like Amy isn't going to ruin her school play. Gretchen in't sure what to do, until a very strange visitor appears in her bedroom one afternoon to help out. Errora doesn't look much like a fairy godmother, but Gretchen is too desperate to be fussy. With the magical powers of Errora's Enchantulator, soon she--not Amy--will be up there on the stage where she belongs. It takes just one magic spell to show Gretchen how hard it can be to make a dream come true."

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: Friend of the Arts (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

by Beatrice Gormley

These classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: Friend of the Arts (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

by Beatrice Gormley

These classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history.

Julius Caesar: Young Statesman (Childhood of World Figures Series)

by Beatrice Gormley

Julius Caesar was born in Rome in the year 100 b. c. to a well-known family that supposedly traced its ancestry to the Greek goddess Venus.Although Caesar grew up to be one of the world's most famous military and political leaders, he was raised in the Subura, a lower-class neighborhood of Rome. As a young man, Caesar was known for both his bravery in battle and his ability to speak at the Roman Forum. When Caesar left Rome to join the military service in Asia, he was awarded the corona civica -- an oak crown -- the highest honor given to a noncommander.At the Forum, Caesar's oratory skills and his enthusiasm for prosecuting corrupt generals furthered his reputation. Read about the boy from Rome who transformed the Roman republic into a Mediterranean empire.

Laura Bush

by Beatrice Gormley

A biography of the wife of Geroge W. Bush.

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Young Pioneer (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

by Beatrice Gormley

This fictionalized biography of the author of the popular "Little House" books tells her family's real life on the American frontier, and of the events that surpassed the drama of her stories.

Louisa May Alcott: Young Novelist (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

by Beatrice Gormley

A fictionalized biography that traces the life of the author of the well-loved story of the March sisters, Little Women, and its sequels.

Marie Curie: Young Scientist (Childhood of World Figures Series)

by Beatrice Gormley

Marie Curie was a world-renowned scientist who made many important discoveries, as well as a great teacher and a mother, but her accomplishments didn't come easily. Born Maria Sklodovska in 1867, Marie grew up in Russia-occupied Poland where schools were not allowed to teach Polish history or language, and lab experiments were forbidden in science classes. When Marie was young,her mother and eldest sister both passed away. Marie was determined not to let hardships get in the way of her dreams. She went on to win two Nobel Prizes, one each in physics and chemistry, making her the first woman to win the award and first person ever honored with two of them. Read all about the clever young girl whose hard work lead to brilliant contributions in the field of science.

Poisoned Honey: A Story of Mary Magdalene

by Beatrice Gormley

This story begins with Mariamne, a vulnerable girl who knows little of the ways of the world. Much as she wants to be in control of her own destiny, she soon learns she has no such power. She must do as her father and brother see fit, and when tragedy strikes, Mari must marry a man she does not love and enter a household where she is not welcome, for the good of her family. But she finds a small way to comfort herself when she meets an Egyptian wisewoman who instructs her in the ways of the occult arts. In the spirit world, Mari finds she has power. Here, she really is in control of her fate. But is she? Or is the magic controllingher? This gripping portrait of one of the most misunderstood and controversial Biblical figures is the story of a young girl's path through manipulation and possession, madness and healing, to a man who will change the world forever. From the Hardcover edition.

President George W. Bush

by Beatrice Gormley

Our new president, George W. Bush, once said: "I never dreamed about becoming president. When I was growing up, I wanted to be Willie Mays." George W. was born in 1946 and attended Yale University. As a young man, he trained as a fighter pilot in the Texas Air National Guard before beginning a career in business. He then turned to Texas politics and served as governor there from 1994 to 2000. This is the first biography for young people to be published about the forty-third president of the United States, George W. Bush. With up-to-the-minute information and quotes from our new president -- including details of the final days of the campaign and a description of the events from Election Day to acceptance speech -- this book is essential reading for every young student of American history.

Salome

by Beatrice Gormley

If I'd never hoped to live in a world of goodness and truth--if the priestess of Diana, then Leander, and Joanna, hadn't shown me glimpses of it--maybe I wouldn't have minded being shut out of it. Maybe the preacher's death wouldn't have trapped me in a dungeon, the dungeon of my own self. Her name is Salome. You may think you know her story--how her seductive Dance of the Seven Veils led to the beheading of John the Baptist. But you don't know it from her side. You don't know how a web of betrayal, and greed, and desire was spun around an innocent teenage girl. How she came to doubt her own mother. How she searched for a friend in an unfamiliar land. And how she walked into a trap that changed the course of history. This is Salome's story, in her own words. Listen, and learn of strength, of power, of loyalty--and of death. From the Hardcover edition.

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