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    • Susan B. Anthony

    • De : Teri Kanefield
    • Lu par : Joyce Bean
    • Durée : 3 h et 54 min
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    Author Teri Kanefield examines the life of America’s famous suffragette, Susan B. Anthony, who was born into a world in which men ruled women. She began her public career as a radical abolitionist, and after the Civil War, she became an international figurehead of the women’s suffrage movement. 

    Prix : 31,42 €

    • Rising Water

    • The Story of the Thai Cave Rescue
    • De : Marc Aronson
    • Lu par : Vikas Adam
    • Durée : 2 h et 53 min
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    On June 23, 2018, 12 members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach were exploring the Tham Luang cave complex in northern Thailand when disaster struck. A rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels, trapping them as they took shelter on a shelf of the dark cave. Eight days of searching yielded no signs of life, but on July 2, they were discovered by two British divers. This is the incredible true story of their inspiring rescue. Award-winning author Marc Aronson brings us the backstory behind how this astounding rescue took place.

    Prix : 12,72 €

    • I Don't Want to Be Crazy

    • De : Samantha Schutz
    • Lu par : Samantha Schutz
    • Durée : 3 h et 40 min
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    This is a true story of growing up, breaking down, and coming to grips with a psychological disorder. When Samantha Schutz first left home for college, she was excited by the possibilities - freedom from parents, freedom from a boyfriend who was reckless with her affections, freedom from the person she was supposed to be. At first, she revelled in the independence...but as pressures increased, she began to suffer anxiety attacks that would leave her mentally shaken and physically incapacitated.

    Prix : 11,30 €

    • Obviously

    • De : Akilah Hughes
    • Lu par : Akilah Hughes
    • Durée : 7 h et 30 min
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    In Akilah Hughes's world, family - and life - are often complicated, but always funny. Through intimate and hilarious essays, Akilah takes listeners along on her journey from the small Kentucky town where she was born to New York City, where she took careful steps to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer and performer. Like Tiffany Haddish's The Last Black Unicorn or Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? for the YA set, Akilah pens revealing and laugh-out-loud funny essays about her life....

    Prix : 25,14 €

    • Jane Goodall

    • Up Close: Jane Goodall
    • De : Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
    • Lu par : Helen Stern
    • Durée : 3 h et 44 min
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    A trailblazing scientist made famous by her favorite primates, Jane Goodall will forever be linked with the chimpanzees that she's studied for over 50 years. A pioneer in scientific research, she revolutionized longstanding views about chimps, forest conservation, and women in scientific fields. This Up Close biography tells the story of how a demure young woman from London went to Africa and changed the world. 

    Prix : 18,86 €

    • The World's Greatest Elephant

    • De : Ralph Helfer
    • Lu par : Pierce Cravens
    • Durée : 26 min
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    It’s unbelievable but true! Born on the same day in the same small German circus town, young Bram and his elephant, Modoc, had a lifelong friendship that spanned more than eight decades. But it was never easy. From the breakup of the circus to the shipwreck in the Indian Ocean that nearly cost them their lives, the bond between the boy and the elephant survived the most unimaginable trials. This true story of their adventures together and their eventual rise to circus stardom in the Ringling Brothers Circus will be a treasure for animal lovers everywhere.

    Prix : 10,06 €

    • Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?

    • De : Yona Zeldis McDonough
    • Lu par : Kevin Pariseau
    • Durée : 54 min
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    Born in Austria in 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his first piece of music, a minuet, when he was just five years old! Soon after, he was performing for kings and emperors. Although he died at the young age of 35 Mozart left a legacy of more than 600 works. This fascinating biography charts the musician's extraordinary career and personal life while painting a vivid cultural history of 18th-century Europe. 

    Prix : 8,79 €

    • Who Was Harriet Tubman?

    • De : Yona Zeldis McDonough
    • Lu par : uncredited
    • Durée : 55 min
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    Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad which she traveled by herself north to Philadelphia. Throughout her long life (she died at the age of 92) and long after the Civil War brought an end to slavery, this amazing woman was proof of what just one person can do. 

    Prix : 8,79 €

    • Who Was Louis Armstrong?

    • De : Yona Zeldis McDonough
    • Lu par : Kevin Pariseau
    • Durée : 53 min
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    If not for a stint in reform school, young Louis Armstrong might never have become a musician. It was a teacher at the Colored Waifs' Home who gave him a cornet, promoted him to band leader, and saw talent in the tough kid from the even tougher New Orleans neighborhood called Storyville. But it was Louis Armstrong's own passion and genius that pushed jazz into new and exciting realms with his amazing, improvisational trumpet playing. His 70-year life spanned a critical time in American music as well as black history. 

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    • Who Was Harry Houdini?

    • De : Tui Sutherland
    • Lu par : Kevin Pariseau
    • Durée : 1 h et 18 min
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    Every kid has heard of Harry Houdini, the famous magician who could escape from handcuffs, jail cells, and locked trunks. But do they know that the ever-ambitious and adventurous Houdini was also a famous movie star and the first pilot to fly a plane in Australia? This well-told biography is full of the details of Houdini's life that kids will really want to know about! 

    Prix : 8,79 €

    • Who Was Daniel Boone?

    • De : Sydelle Kramer
    • Lu par : Kevin Pariseau
    • Durée : 1 h et 15 min
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    Called the "Great Pathfinder", Daniel Boone is most famous for opening up the West to settlers through Kentucky. A symbol of America's pioneering spirit Boone was a skilled outdoorsman and an avid reader, although he never attended school. Sydelle Kramer skillfully recounts Boone's many adventures, such as the day he rescued his own daughter from kidnappers. 

    Prix : 8,79 €

    • Who Was Annie Oakley?

    • De : Stephanie Spinner
    • Lu par : Kevin Pariseau
    • Durée : 1 h et 1 min
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    You want girl power? Meet Annie Oakley! Born in 1860, she became one of the best-loved and most famous women of her generation. She amazed audiences all over the world with her sharpshooting, horse-riding, and action-packed performances. In an age when most women stayed home, she traveled the world and forged a new image for American women. 

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    • Who Was Ferdinand Magellan?

    • De : Sydelle Kramer
    • Lu par : Kevin Pariseau
    • Durée : 1 h et 4 min
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    When Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain in 1519, he believed he could get to the Spice Islands by sailing west through or around the New World. He was right, but what he didn't know was that the treacherous voyage would take him three years and cost him his life.

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    • Who Was Leonardo da Vinci?

    • De : Roberta Edwards
    • Lu par : Kevin Pariseau
    • Durée : 55 min
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    Leonardo da Vinci was a gifted painter, talented musician, and dedicated scientist and inventor, designing flying machines, submarines, and even helicopters. Yet he had a hard time finishing things, a problem anyone can relate to. Only 13 paintings are known to be his; as for the illustrated encyclopedia he intended to create, all that he left were thousands of disorganized notebook pages.  Here is an accessible portrait of a fascinating man who lived at a fascinating time - Italy during the Renaissance. 

    Prix : 8,79 €

    • Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?

    • De : Margaret Frith
    • Lu par : Kevin Pariseau
    • Durée : 1 h et 1 min
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    One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison’s inventions, which include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the movie camera. As a boy, observing a robin catch a worm and then take flight, he fed a playmate a mixture of worms and water to see if she could fly! An accessible, appealing biography of the inventor. 

    Prix : 8,79 €

    • Who Was Amelia Earhart?

    • De : Kate Boehm Jerome
    • Lu par : Kevin Pariseau
    • Durée : 49 min
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    Amelia Earhart was a woman of many "firsts." In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1935, she also became the first woman to fly across the Pacific. From her early years to her mysterious 1937 disappearance while attempting a flight around the world, listeners will find Amelia Earhart's life a fascinating story. 

    Prix : 8,79 €

    • Who Was Queen Elizabeth?

    • De : June Eding
    • Lu par : Kevin Pariseau
    • Durée : 51 min
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    The life of Queen Elizabeth I was dramatic and dangerous: cast out of her father's court at the age of three and imprisoned at 19, Elizabeth was crowned queen in 1558, when she was only 25. A tough, intelligent woman who spoke five languages, Elizabeth ruled for over 40 years and led England through one of its most prosperous periods in history. 

    Prix : 8,79 €

    • Who Was Ronald Reagan?

    • De : Joyce Milton
    • Lu par : Kevin Pariseau
    • Durée : 54 min
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    From his childhood in rural Illinois to movie-making days in Hollywood and on to a career in politics that took him all the way to the Oval Office, Ronald Reagan kept an abiding faith in America and in what our country stood for. The oldest president ever, he survived a near-fatal assassination attempt and lived to be 93. Who Was Ronald Reagan? covers his life and times in a balanced, entertaining way for children. 

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    • Who Was Johnny Appleseed?

    • De : Joan Holub
    • Lu par : Kevin Pariseau
    • Durée : 42 min
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    The perfect biography to "bite into" at the start of a new school year! Children are sure to be fascinated by the eccentric and legendary Johnny Appleseed, a man who is best known for bringing apple trees to the Midwest. Over John Chapman’s lifetime, he saw the country grow and start to spread westward. Traveling alone - in bare feet and sporting a pot on his head! - Johnny left his own special mark planting orchards that helped nourish new communities. 

    Prix : 8,79 €

    • Who Was Albert Einstein?

    • De : Jess Brallier
    • Lu par : Kevin Pariseau
    • Durée : 1 h et 2 min
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    Everyone has heard of Albert Einstein - but what exactly did he do? How much do kids really know about Albert Einstein besides the funny hair and genius label? For instance, do they know that he was expelled from school as a kid? Finally, here's the story of Albert Einstein's life, told in a fun, engaging way that clearly explores the world he lived in and changed. 

    Prix : 8,79 €

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