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Painting in the Dark: Esref Armagan, Blind Artist

Born blind to a poor family in Turkey, Esref Armagan never went to school but still managed to learn about color, shadows, and perspective. This true story of a blind artist, written by East Brunswick author Rachelle Burk, is an inspiration to young artists of all abilities.

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Misty Copeland

When Misty was a young girl, she was told she had a gift for ballet. But when MIsty became a teenager, she was told she didn't have a dancer's body. Instead of giving up, she just worked harder, overcoming injuries and other obstacles to become the first African American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theater!

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Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton

The true story of the groundbreaking Betty Skelton, who flew a plane at age 12, drove racecars, set speed records, and trained as an astronaut.

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The Watcher

Little Jane's interest in animals and living things leads her to a life learning about and protecting chimpanzees.

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The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps

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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

The fascinating story of the female aviator's life -- and of the search for her mysteriously vanished aircraft.

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There Goes Ted Williams

A picture book look at man considered the greatest hitter who ever played the game of baseball.

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The House Baba Built: An Artist's Childhood in China

An unique and beautifully illustrated memoir by a beloved Caldecott Medal-winning artist.

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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

A look at the fascinating life and mysterious loss of the female aviator.

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