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That They Lived

African Americans Who Changed the World

Rochelle Riley and Cristi Smith-Jones

Biographies on African Americans who will inspire today’s youth.

Paperback
Available February 2021
ISBN: 9780814347546
$16.99
eBOOK
Available February 2021
ISBN: 9780814347553
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Feathers, Paws, Fins, and Claws

Fairy-Tale Beasts

Edited by Jennifer Schacker and Christine A. Jones
Illustrated by Lina Kusaite

A richly illustrated collection of evocative animal stories that offers young adult and adult readers a new vision of the fairy-tale past.

Hardback
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814340691
$24.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814340707
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A Pocketful of Passage

Loraine Campbell

A fictionalized account of the life of a lighthouse keeper’s daughter and her family on the Great Lakes in the 1940s, written for young readers ages 8 and up.

Paperback
Published: February 2007
ISBN: 9780814333419
$12.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2007
ISBN: 9780814335550

His Dark Materials Illuminated

Critical Essays on Philip Pullman's Trilogy

Edited by Milicent Lenz with Carol Scott

The first critical analysis of Philip Pullman’s cross-age fantasy trilogy.

Paperback
Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814332078
$29.99

Come the Morning

Mark Jonathan Harris
Photographs by Marissa Roth

This novel for young readers, told by a thirteen-year-old boy, is the story of a working-class American family plunged into homelessness.

Paperback
Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814332412
$25.99