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A. Philip Randolph: Union Leader and Civil Rights Crusader

by Catherine Reef

Biography of the African-American union leader.

Albert Einstein: Scientist of the 20th Century

by Catherine Reef

A biography of physicist Albert Einstein, the man who put forth the general theory of relativity.

Alone in the World (Orphans And Orphanages In America)

by Catherine Reef

Who hasn't wondered what it would be like to grow up in an orphanage? What was the food like? Where did the children sleep? Were the caregivers kind or cruel? How did one end up in an orphanage in the first place?

Black Fighting Men: A Proud History

by Catherine Reef

Presents short biographical profiles of African-American soldiers--who have had to battle both racial prejudice and foreign foes while defending their country--from each of America's major conflicts, from colonial times to the present.

The Bronte Sisters

by Catherine Reef

The Brontë sisters are among the most beloved writers of all time, best known for their classic nineteenth-century novels Jane Eyre (Charlotte), Wuthering Heights (Emily), and Agnes Grey (Anne). In this sometimes heartbreaking young adult biography, Catherine Reef explores the turbulent lives of these literary siblings and the oppressive times in which they lived. Brontë fans will also revel in the insights into their favorite novels, the plethora of poetry, and the outstanding collection of more than sixty black-and-white archival images. A powerful testimony to the life of the mind. (Endnotes, bibliography, index.)

Eat the Right Stuff: Food Facts (Good Health Guidelines)

by Catherine Reef

Describes good nutrition and its benefits and suggests ways for young people to improve their diet and control their weight.

Ernest Hemingway: A Writer's Life

by Catherine Reef

An introduction to the life and work of one of the most significant and notorious American writers of the 20th century. Ernest Hemingway's literary status alone makes him worthy of a biography. In addition, his life reads like a suspense story--it's full of action, romance, heartbreak, machismo, mishaps, celebrity, and tragedy. He had first-hand experience of several historic events of the last century, and he rubbed elbows with many other notable writers and intellectual greats of our time. Though his reputation has weathered ups and downs, his status as an American icon remains untouchable. Here, in the only biography available to young people, Catherine Reef introduces readers to Hemingway's work, with a focus on his themes and writing styles and his place in the history of American fiction, and examines writers who influenced him and those he later influenced.

George Gershwin: American Composer

by Catherine Reef

Traces the life of the American Jewish composer who created a new kind of music that has lasted beyond the fashion of his time.

Jane Austen

by Catherine Reef

Jane Austen's popularity never seems to fade. She has hordes of devoted fans, and there have been numerous adaptations of her life and work. But who was Jane Austen? The writer herself has long remained a mystery. And despite the resonance her work continues to have for teens, there has never been a young adult trade biography on Austen. Catherine Reef changes that with this highly readable account. She takes an intimate peek at Austen's life and innermost feelings, interweaving her narrative with well-crafted digests of each of Austen's published novels. The end result is a book that is almost as much fun to read as Jane's own work--and truly a life revealed. Includes bibliography and index.

Paul Laurence Dunbar: Portrait of a Poet

by Catherine Reef

A biography of the poet who faced racism and devoted himself to depicting the black experience in America.

Rachel Carson: The Wonder of Nature

by Catherine Reef

Follows the life of the biologist and conservationist, known for her writing on the environment.

Ralph David Abernathy

by Catherine Reef

A biography of Martin Luther King's second in command in the civil rights movement, including Abernathy's role after King's untimely death.

Stay Fit: Build a Strong Body (Good Health Guidelines)

by Catherine Reef

Describes the benefits of exercise and discusses how to develop a personal fitness program.

Think Positive: Cope With Stress (Good Health Guidelines)

by Catherine Reef

Discusses stress and how to manage it.

William Grant Still: African-American Composer

by Catherine Reef

Traces the life of the African American classical composer. Includes bibliographical references and index.

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