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gift10Boys in the Boat: the True Story of an American Team’s Epic Journey to Win the Gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown

Out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler.

 

 

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Forgotten Bones: Uncovering a Slave Cemetery by Lois Miner Hury

Archaeological findings about slavery in America as revealed by the discovery of 13 skeletons in upstate New York that were identified as 18th-century African-American slaves who once worked at the nearby Schuyler farm.

 

 

 

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The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins by Sandra Markle

Traces the effort to save the golden lion tamarin, whose habitat was being destroyed by logging, by applying knowledge of their unique family structure to housing them appropriately in captivity before releasing them into the wild.