Non-Fiction Bibliography Sorted by Call Number / Author 028.5 DEA Dear author : letters of hope. New York : Philomel Books, c2007. Laurie Halse Anderson -- Sandy Asher -- T.A. Barron -- Marion Dane Bauer -- Joan Bauer -- Cherie Bennett -- Edward Bloor -- Sue Ellen Bridgers -Chris Crutcher -- Christopher Paul Curtis -- Lois Duncan -- Alex Flinn -- Adrian Fogelin -- Nancy Garden -- Patricia Hermes -- Sara Holbrook -Catherine Ryan Hyde -- Anne C. Lemieux -- Chris Lynch -- Janet Mcdonald -- Marilyn Reynolds -- John H. Ritter -- Neal Shusterman -- Shelley Stoehr -Jerry Spinelli -- Ann Turner -- Ellen Wittlinger. Offers a collection of letters from students to an assortment of authors about the impact of their work on the lives of their readers, accompanied by the author's responses. 155.9 VIN Vincent, Erin. Grief girl : my true story. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, c2007. Author Erin Vincent describes her life after her parents were both killed in a car accident, leaving her parentless at the age of fourteen with a seventeen-year-old sister and a three-year-old brother; and gives a description of the stages of grief she experienced. 170.835 WIL Williams, Terrie,. Stay strong : Simple life lessons for teens. New York: Scholastic, 2001. Part inspiration, part advice, this is a guide to reaching for your dreams. A guide book for AfricanAmerican teens. 303.48 FRI Friedman, Thomas L.,. The world is flat : A brief history of the twenty-first century. New York: Farrar, 2005. An update on globalization, its successes and discontents, and what this means to countries, communities, individuals & governments. 305.4 BER Berry, Carmen Renee,. Girlfriends : Invisible bonds, enduring ties by Carmen Renee Berry and Tamara Traeder. Berkley: Wildcat Canyon Press, 1995. The stories of old friends and new friends, best friends and lost friends, soul mates and confidents are told. 305.42 SAS Sasson, Jean,. Princess Sultana's Circle. Woodstock, NY: Windsor-Brooke Books, 2000. A continuation of Princess Sultana's story describes the forced marriage of Sultana's niece to a cruel and depraved older man and her discovery of a harem of sex slaves kept by a royal cousin. She is even more determined to fight for the rights of women in Saudi Arabia. 305.42 SAS Sasson, Jean,. Princess Sultana's daughters. Van Nuys, CA: Windsor-Brooke Books, 2001. Sequel to "Princess: The True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia." Depicts the life of Princess Sultana from early childhood to the Gulf War of 1991. It is the continuing story of the Princess, her daughters, and other Saudi Arabian women they personally know. 305.569 EHR Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and dimed : On (not) getting by in America. New York: Holt, 2001. Ehrenreich moves from Florida to Maine to Minnesota to reveal what it is like to lead a minimum wage life in the U.S. today. 361.7 CLI Clinton, Bill, 1946-. Giving : how each of us can change the world. 1st large print ed. New York : Random House Large Print, c2007. Former president of the United States Bill Clinton shares stories of men and women who have taken action to solve problems and save lives through generosity, including Dr. Paul Farmer who provides medical care to the poor, Andre Agassi who created a college preparatory academy, and others; and discusses the importance of giving and how one can help change, improve, or protect a government policy. 362.28 GRI Griffith, Gail, 1950-. Will's choice : a suicidal teen, a desperate mother, and a chronicle of recovery. New York : Harper, 2006, c2005. Gail Griffith chronicles her efforts to save her teenage son from the throes of teen depression, sharing how her son's suicide attempt impacted their family and her own feelings of self-worth. 362.76 PEL Pelzer, Dave,. A child called "it" : One child's courage to survive. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, 1995. Unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother. 362.76 PEL Pelzer, Dave,. The lost boy : A foster child's search for the love of a family. Deerfield Beach, Florida: Health Communications, 1997. This is Dave Pelzer's sequel to A Child Called "It". Answers will be exposed and new adventures revealed in this compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered an F-child--a foster child--young David experiences the instability of moving in and out of five different homes. 362.76 PEL Pelzer, David J. A man named Dave : a story of triumph and forgiveness. New York : Plume, , c1999. The final entry in a trilogy of memoirs in which Dave Pelzer, brutally abused as a child, discusses the struggles he faced as an adult, and his determination to have a meaningful life. 364.1 MIL Milner, E. R.,. The lives and times of Bonnie and Clyde. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1996. Relying on primary sources--oral history, interviews, personal memoirs, newspaper articles, official records, diaries, and letters--E. R. Milner cuts through myth andlegend to create this startling portrait of the real Bonnie and Clyde. 365.45 OUF Oufkir, Malika,. Stolen lives : Twenty years in a desert jail. New York: Hyperion, 2001. Malika, her five siblings, and her mother were imprisoned in a penal colony after her father was arrested and executed after an attempt to assassinate the king in 1972. This is the story of their imprisonment and eventual freedom. 371.822 MOR Mortenson, Greg. Three cups of tea : one man's mission to promote peace--one school at a time. New York : Penguin Books, 2007, c2006. Greg Mortenson recounts the experiences he had while trying to help impoverished villages in Pakistan's Karakoram Himalaya build schools for their children. 551.6 LEE Lee, Laura, 1969-. Blame it on the rain : how the weather has changed history. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2006. Presents a collection of essays that explores the various ways in which weather conditions contributed to major events in history. 551.64 SHE Sheets, Bob. Hurricane watch : forecasting the deadliest storms on earth. 1st ed. New York : Vintage, c2001. A study of hurricanes and efforts to predict them traces the history of weather forecasting and describes the exploits of the Hurricane Hunters who fly through storms, and the impact of satellite imaging and computer modeling on forecasts. 616.8 SCH Schreiber, Flora Rheta. Sybil. New York : Warner, 1973. A true account of a woman possessed by sixteen different personalities. 616.85 RAP Rapoport, Judith L. The boy who couldn't stop washing : The experience and treatment of obsessivecompulsive disorder. New York: Signet, 1989. OCD is an emotionally crippling sickness that afflicts six million Americans. Cleaning, counting, washing, avoiding, checking are some of the pointless rituals that sufferers are powerless to stop. Rapoport describes breakthroughs in diagnosis, successful behaviors therapies and drug treatment. 636.1 ROB Roberts, Monty,. Shy Boy : The horse that came in from the wild. New York: Harper Collins, 1999. This is the story of a wild mustang captured by Roberts and domesticated using his renowned nonviolent training techniques. 782.42166 GOU Gould, Jonathan, 1951-. Can't buy me love : the Beatles, Britain, and America. 1st ed. New York : Harmony Books, c2007. A comprehensive biography and history of the Beatles that describes their childhood in Liverpool and influence by such popular artists including Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry, and chronicles their growth as singers, song writers, and instrumentalists. 796.334 WAN Wangerin, David. Soccer in a football world : the story of America's forgotten game. Temple University Press ed. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2008, c2006. The author attempts to explain why European soccer has not been fully accepted in the United States, tracing its history and endurance alongside the more popular American football. 796.357 ASI Asinof, Eliot, 1919-. Eight men out : the Black Sox and the 1919 world series. New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston,  c1963. 796.357 BAR Barra, Allen,. Clearing the bases : The greatest baseball debates of the last century. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2002. Provides considerable insight into many of the most hotly debated topics of baseball's last 100 years. 796.357 ERS Erskine, Carl. What I learned from Jackie Robinson : A teammate's reflections on and off the field. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2005. Foreword / Duke Snider -- The Robinson way -- My first day at school -- How Robinson rejuvenated baseball -- The story of Rachel -- Bedlam in Manhattan, doom in Brooklyn, 1951 -- Back to the big show, 1952 -- Wait till next year -- Our year had come -- Mr. Intensity, 1956 -- The future is not what it used to be -- My pal, Campy -- Saying good-bye to baseball as I knew it -- Autumn men -- Jackie and Jimmy: the parallel -- Epilogue: the legacy of number 42. The former Brooklyn Dodger recalls lessons learned from Jackie Robinson, sharing memories from Robinson's widow and his own recollections of Yogi Berra, Sandy Koufax, Pee Wee Reese, Whitey Ford, Billy Martin, and others. 796.357 JEN Jenkinson, Bill, 1962-. The year Babe Ruth hit 104 home runs : recrowning baseball's greatest slugger. 1st Carroll & Graf ed. New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers ;, 2007. Presents a comprehensive analysis of the batting record of legendary ballplayer, Babe Ruth, that includes spray charts of Ruth's home runs and fly balls, a comparison of Babe Ruth to other home run hitters, and an official distance estimate for all seven hundred fourteen of his home runs. 796.522 HAL Hall, Lincoln, 1955-. Dead lucky : life after death on Mount Everest. New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, c2007. Lincoln Hall describes his experiences after deciding to pursue a long-delayed dream to climb Mt. Everest in the spring of 2006, telling how he was declared dead and left behind after he collapsed from altitude sickness and Sherpas were unable to revive him, and discussing his miraculous rescue by an American guide the following day who discovered him sitting on the summit ridge, frostbitten, confused, but still alive. 796.6 COY Coyle, Daniel. Lance Armstrong's war : one man's battle against fate, fame, love, death, scandal, and a few other rivals on the road to the Tour de France. New York : Harper, 2006, c2005. Follows champion bicyclist Lance Armstrong throughout the 2004 racing season, chronicling his quest to win his sixth Tour de France, and examines his response to charges of doping, his strategies for coping with aging, his complex relationships with teammates and rivals, and his methods for keeping a psychological edge over his competitors. 796.72 CLA Clarke, Liz, 1960-. One helluva ride : how NASCAR swept the nation. 1st ed. New York : Villard, c2008. Traces the history of NASCAR, discussing how the sport grew from a Southern pastime on a dirt course into the hugely profitable money-making sport it is today, profiling key events and figures in the sport's development. 796.72 THO Thompson, Neal. Driving with the devil : southern moonshine, Detroit wheels, and the birth of NASCAR. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2006. Examines the beginnings of NASCAR, tracing stockcar racing's evolution from moonshine running, describing its development into an organized sport between the 1930s and 1950s, and discussing several of the principal players. 796.962 BRU Brunt, Stephen. The new ice age : a year in the life of the NHL. Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c1999. Traces one season in the National Hockey League from draft day to the final game of the Stanley Cup, and discusses expansion teams, rule changes, and economic factors for the six Canadian teams. 798.8 COO Cook, Ann Mariah 1955-. Running north : A Yukon adventure. Chapel Hill: Algonquin, 1999. Ann Cook's spirited account of how she, her husband, George, and their young daughter moved to Alaska to run the Yukon Quest, the toughest sled dog race in the world. 883 HUL Huler, Scott. No-man's lands : one man's odyssey through The Odyssey. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2008. "No greater claim to our credence" : on the isle of the nymph Calypso -- Something to say for yourself, or, Among the oar-loving Phaeacians -- Troy, backstory capital of the world -- Losing to the twelfth seed : surprised by the Cicones -- Acropolis now : Athens and other places actually on the map -- A drink with an umbrella in it : the honeyed fruit of the lotus -- Where no-man has gone before : in the cyclops' cave -- "Help! I need somebody!" : the hospitality of the Wind King -- Run away! run away! : catastrophe in the land of the Laestrygonians -Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered : in the neighborhood of Circe -- Regarding the journey to hell, and how upon arriving there I found it closed -Hold me back! : the island of the Sirens -- The truth about consequences : the choice between Scylla and Charybdis -- Everyone loves a hero : the cattle of the sun -- Among the Phaeacians, II : Corfu and the journey by night -- What these Ithakas mean -Home at last : Penelope and Odysseus. Scott Huler describes his six-month adventure retracing the journey of Odysseus and discusses the lessons he has learned from "The Odyssey" and why the ancient Greek epic still resonates with so many people. 921 ADAMSON Neimark, Anne E.,. Wild heart : The story of Joy Adamson. San Diego: Harcourt, 1999. Discusses the life and work of the woman best known for her relationship with a lion cub, described in her book, Born Free. 921 AHMADINEJAD Broyles, Matthew. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad : President of Iran. New York : Rosen, 2008. Presents a biography of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, and discusses the Iranian revolution, the Iran-Iraq war, Ahmadinejad's rise to power and Iran's nuclear program. 921 ALI Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-. The greatest : Muhammad Ali. New York : Scholastic, c2001. An illustrated biography of boxing great Muhammad Ali that addresses his politics, his fight against Parkinson's disease, and boxing's dangers. 921 ANGELOU Gillespie, Marcia. Maya Angelou : a glorious celebration. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2008. An illustrated biography, complete with family photographs and letters, of poet, playwright, and humanitarian Maya Angelou, displaying her life and work as an author, actress, director, and civil-rights activist. 921 ARMSTRONG Autobiography Armstrong, Lance. Every second counts. 1st ed. New York : Broadway Books, 2003. Continuing where "It's Not About the Bike" left off, recounts Armstrong's life after cancer, his relationship with the French, disproved accusations of doping, and his work restoring a chapel in Spain. 921 ARMSTRONG Autobiography Armstrong, Lance. It's not about the bike : my journey back to life. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2000. The world-champion cyclist recounts his diagnosis with cancer, the grueling treatments during which he was given a less than twenty percent chance for survival, his surprising victory in the 1999 Tour de France, and the birth of his son. 921 BLADY SZWAJGER Blady Szwajger, Adina. I remember nothing more : the Warsaw Children's Hospital and the Jewish resistance. New York : Pantheon, c1990. First-person accounts of life during the dark years of Nazi genocide. 921 BROKAW Brokaw, Tom. A long way from home : growing up in the American heartland. 1st trade ed. New York : Random House, c2002. The television journalist describes life growing up in the heart of the American Midwest and his early journalism career in the 1960s, reflecting on the people, places, culture, and values that shaped him and continue to shape him today. 921 CHAN Autobiography Ch'eng, Lung, 1954-. I am Jackie Chan : my life in action. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c1998. 921 CHANG Chang, Pang-Mei Natasha,. Bound feet and western dress. New York: Anchor, 1996. Saga of a woman born at the turn of the century to a well-to-do, highly respected Chinese family, a woman who continually defied the expectations of her family and the traditions of her culture. She refused to have her feet bound, she had a scandalous divorce and rose to be a vice president of China's first women's bank. The story is told in alternating voices of two generations by her ChineseAmerican niece. 921 CLEMENTE Maraniss, David. Clemente : the passion and grace of baseball's last hero. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006. A biography of major league baseball player Roberto Clemente, chronicling his childhood in Nicaragua, his eighteen distinguished season, his charity work, and his tragic death. 921 COBAIN Burlingame, Jeff. Kurt Cobain : "Oh well, whatever, nevermind" Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow, 2006. Presents the life, accomplishments, and musical legacy of Kurt Cobain, lead singer of the rock group Nirvana. 921 DANG Autobiography Last night I dreamed of peace : the diary of Dang Thuy Tram. 1st American ed. New York : Harmony Books, c2007. An English translation of the diary of Dang Thuy Tram, a doctor who volunteered to serve in a Viet Cong battlefield hospital in the Quang Ngai Province during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1970, when she was killed by American forces. Includes notes, photographs, and an introduction by Frances FitzGerald. 921 DARROW Autobiography Darrow, Siobhan,. Flirting with danger : Confessions of a reluctant war reporter. New York: Anchor Books, 2002. A former CNN correspondent describes her experiences as a reporter on the front lines of war zones around the world, in a candid memoir of bullets, refugees, stormy love affairs, and television journalism. 921 DAU Autobiography Dau, John Bul,. God grew tired of us : A memoir. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2007. The memoir is a tale of suffering, tragedy and sorrow redeemed by indomitable resolve and stubborn refusal to despair. John Bul Dau was 12 years old when civil war ravaged his village and shattered its age-old society based on Dinka tribal traditions. 921 DEPP Blitz, Michael,. Johnny Depp : A biography. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2008. Traces the life and career of actor Johnny Depp from early childhood through his success as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise. 921 GREGORY Autobiography Gregory, Julie. Sickened : the memoir of a Munchausen by proxy childhood. New York : Bantam Books, 2003. The author describes growing up as the victim of Munchausen by proxy, a form of child abuse in which her mother invented or caused a series of illnesses and ailments, and her struggle to escape her mother's problems to rebuild her life. 921 HAKAKIAN Autobiography Hakakian, Roya,. Journey from the land of no : A girlhood caught in revolutionary Iran. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2004. An Iranian American poet recounts her life as a daughter of Jewish parents growing up in Tehran, during which she witnessed the impact of the Ayatollah Khomeini's return to the nation and contemplated political asylum. 921 HERRIOT Herriot, James. All creatures great and small. New York, : St. Martin's Press, . 921 HERRIOT Herriot, James. All things wise and wonderful. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1977. 921 HERRIOT Autobiography Herriot, James. All things bright and beautiful. New York : St. Martin's Press, c1974. 921 HERRIOT Autobiography Herriot, James. Every living thing. St Martins, [c1992]. The author offers readers a new collection of memoirs, describing the family and friends who share his life on the Yorkshire dales. 921 HICKAM Autobiography Hickam, Homer H., 1943. Sky of stone : A memoir. New York: Delacorte, 2001. This is volume 3 of Hickam's memories of his life in Coalwood, West Virginia. 921 HICKAM Autobiography Hickam, Homer H., Jr. 1943-. The Coalwood way. New York: Delacorte, 2000. The is volume 2 of Hickam's memories of growing up in Coalwood, West Virginia. 921 HICKAM Autobiography Hickam, Homer H., Jr. 1943-. Rocket boys : A memoir. New York: Delta, 1998. Hickam grew up in the small West Virginia town of Coalwood. This memoir tells the story of his journey from launching rockets at home to a stellar career at NASA. 921 JAMES Morgan, David Lee. LeBron James. Cleveland, OH : Gray & Co., 2003. 921 KNIEVEL Collins, Ace. Evel Knievel : an American hero. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999. Traces the life of the renowned daredevil from his days as a high-school dropout and petty thief through his rise to fame and superstardom to his later years as liver-transplant survivor. 921 KWAN Koestler-Grack, Rachel A.,. Michelle Kwan. New York : Chelsea, 2007. Explores the life and career of champion figure skater Michelle Kwan. 921 LATIFAH Galens, Judy,. Queen Latifah. Detroit, MI : Lucent, 2007. Details the life and success of rap musician and actress Queen Latifah. 921 LEE Thomas, Bruce. Bruce Lee : fighting spirit : a biography. Berkeley, Calif. : Frog, Ltd. :, c1994. 921 LEMIEUX O'Shei, Tim. Mario Lemieux. Philadelphia, PA : Chelsea, 2002. Describes the life and hockey career of Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins star. 921 LENNON Conord, Bruce W. John Lennon. New York : Chelsea, 1994. A biography of the famous singer, songwriter, and member of the Beatles. 921 LOBEL Autobiography Lobel, Anita. No pretty pictures : a child of war. 1st ed. New York : Greenwillow Books, c1998. The author, known as an illustrator of children's books, describes her experiences as a Polish Jew during World War II and for years in Sweden afterwards. 921 LOPEZ Dougherty, Terri,. Jennifer Lopez : Entertainer. Detroit : Lucent Books, c2008. 921 MAH Autobiography Mah, Adeline Yen, 1937-. Falling leaves : The true story of an unwanted Chinese daughter. New York: Wiley, 1998. Adeline's mother died giving birth to her and she was deemed bad luck, considered inferior and insignificant. When her father remarried, she was at the mercy of a cruel stepmother. Despite her unhappiness, Adeline triumphed and excelled as a student and adult. 921 MAR (Autobiography) Mar, M. Elaine,. Paper daughter : A memoir. New York: HarperCollins, 1999. Mar grew up in two different worlds--that of her strict Chinese parents and the strange American culture at school. This is an account of her path from the tenements of Hong Kong to the halls of Harvard. 921 MCAULIFFE Hohler, Robert T., 1951-. I touch the future ... : the story of Christa McAuliffe. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c1987. 921 MCBRIDE McBride, James, 1957-. The color of water : a Black man's tribute to his white mother. New York : Riverhead Books, 1996. 921 McCOURT Autobiography McCourt, Frank,. Angela's Ashes : a memoir. New York: Scribner, 1996. g. Frank McCourt was born during the Depression in Brooklyn. He grew up in the slums of Limerick, Ireland, with a drunken father and a mother who had to beg for their daily existence. 921 MCCOURT Autobiography McCourt, Frank. Teacher man : a memoir. New York : Scribner, c2005. Celebrated American author Frank McCourt recounts his thirty-year teaching career, and describes some of his unconventional teaching methods that have left an impact of his students. 921 MCGOUGH Autobiography McGough, Matthew. Bat boy : My true life adventures coming of age with the New York Yankees. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday :, c2005. The author describes how he got a job as a bat boy for the New York Yankees at the age of sixteen, his encounters with his heroes including Don Mattingly, and his adventures and misadventures during his two years in the position. 921 MOAVENI Moaveni, Azadeh, 1976-. Lipstick jihad : a memoir of growing up Iranian in America and American in Iran. 1st ed. New York : Public Affairs, c2005. The story of the Iranian-American author's search for identity between two cultures torn apart by a violent history paints a portrait of Iran's next generation. 921 MONROE Lefkowitz, Frances. Marilyn Monroe. New York : Chelsea House Publishers, 1995. Traces the childhood, movie career, personal life, popularity, and tragic death of the legendary star. 921 MORRIS Autobiography Morris, Willie,. My dog Skip. New York: Vintage, 1995. My Dog Skip is a classic story of a boy, a dog, and small-town America. 921 MYERS Autobiography Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-. Bad boy : a memoir. New York, N.Y. : HarperCollins Publishers, 2001. The author relates his experiences growing up in Harlem, the home of Sugar Ray Robinson and Langston Hughes, in the 1940s and 1950s. 921 SANTANA Leng, Simon,. Soul sacrifice : The Santana story. Willowdale, ON: Firefly, 2000. A biography of Carlos Santana--the most famous Latin American musician in the world. Story traces his life from a childhood playing Mariachi music on the streets of Tijuana, through to worldwide superstardom. 921 SANTIAGO Santiago, Esmeralda. Almost a woman. Reading, Mass. : Perseus Books, 1998. 921 SANTIAGO Autobiography Santiago, Esmeralda. When I was Puerto Rican. New York: Vintage, 1993. Esmeralda moved to New York City and overcame adversity & won acceptance to New York City's High School of Performing Arts & then went to Harvard, where she graduated with highest honors. 921 SATRAPI Autobiography Satrapi, Marjane,. Persepolis : The story of a childhood. New York: Pantheon, 2003. Graphic novel. This is the memoir of Marjane Satrapi who was born in Rasht, Iran. It is done as a graphic book that describes her childhood and the fall of the Shah of Iran. The revolution in her country eventually forced her to flee. 921 SCDORIS Autobiography Scdoris, Rachael. No end in sight : my life as a blind Iditarod racer. 1st rev. ed., Rev. and fully updated [ed.]. New York : St. Martin's, 2006. Rachael Scdoris recounts her experiences running the Iditarod Race as the only legally blind competitor, and reflects on how she has faced the challenges of blindness and excelled when no one else believed in her. 921 SHABAZZ Autobiography Shabazz, Ilyasah. Growing up X. 1st ed. New York : One World/Ballantine Pub. Group, 2002. The daughter of Malcolm X describes growing up fatherless after her father's assassination, her mother's determination to protect her children from the barrage of media, her discovery of her father's contributions, and life in the Shabazz household. . 921 SHAKIRA Day, Holly,. Shakira. Farmington Hills, MI. : Lucent Books, c2007. The lioness of the stage -- An early start -- Finding her voice -- A star is born -- Living in America -What is a mongoose? -- Taking chances and making a difference. 921 SIMON Simon, Rachel, 1959-. Riding the bus with my sister : a true life journey. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2002. The author describes the year she spent riding the buses of her Pennsylvania city with her sister, and how taking part in those journeys allowed her to slow down her life and develop stronger interpersonal connections. 921 SMITH Stauffer, Stacey, 1973-. Will Smith. Philadelphia, Pa. : Chelsea House Publishers, 1999. Explores the life and career of this rap musician turned actor and his rise to stardom in such films as "Independence Day" and "Men in Black.". 921 TAMMET Autobiography Tammet, Daniel, 1979-. Born on a blue day : inside the extraordinary mind of an autistic savant. 1st Free Press ed. New York : Free Press, 2007, c2006. Daniel Tammet, an autistic savant, offers an inside look at his life, describing how his rare condition, which gives him incredible mental powers and a compulsive need for order and routine, has influenced every aspect of his life and what challenges he has faced while trying to be independent. 921 TAYLOR Autobiography Taylor,Alice, 1938-. To school through the fields : An Irish childhood. New York: St.Martin's, 1988. Tales of a childhood in rural Ireland are remembered by the author. 921 TILLMAN Tillman, Mary. Boots on the ground by dusk : my tribute to Pat Tillman. New York : Modern Times, c2008. Presents a biographical tribute to Pat Tillman, a U.S. soldier who was killed in Afghanistan, describing his childhood and upbringing, the lies told by the U.S. Army about the nature of his sacrifice, and the inquiries, investigations, and congressional hearings undertaken by his family to discover the truth about the cover-up. 921 TURNER Edelstein, Robert, 1960-. Full throttle : the life and fast times of NASCAR legend Curtis Turner. Woodstock : Overlook Press, 2005. A portrait of the late NASCAR racer documents his life from his days as a teenage moonshine runner in Virginia and his million-dollar finance deals to his four-year ban from the NASCAR circuit and his mysterious death at the age of forty-six. 921 WINFREY Cooper, Ilene. Oprah Winfrey : a twentieth-century life. New York : Viking, 2007. Examines the life and career of television personality and media magnate, Oprah Winfrey. 921 YOUNG Shellum, Brian. Black cadet in a White bastion : Charles Young at West Point. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2006. Enslaved in Kentucky -- Freedom in Ohio -- Beast barracks and plebe year -- Plebe year again -Yearling upperclassman -- Cow year alone -- Firstie year and graduation. Chronicles the life of Charles Young, focusing on the years he spent at West Point, discussing the challenges he faced as an AfricanAmerican at West Point in the 1880s. 921 ZINDEL Autobiography Zindel, Paul. The pigman & me. HarperCollins, [1992 c1991]. An account of Paul Zindel's teenage years on Staten Island, when his life was enriched by finding his own personal pigman, or mentor. 940.54 BRO Brokaw, Tom. The greatest generation. New York: Random House, 1998. Tom Brokaw goes out into America, to tell through the stories of individual men and women, the story of a generation, America's citizen heroes and heroines who came of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War and went on to build modern America. 940.54 BRO Brokaw, Tom,. The greatest generation speaks : Letters and reflections. New York: Random, 1999. Anecdotal stories from Americans who survived and overcame the Depression and World War II. 956.704 ENG Engel, Richard. War journal : my five years in Iraq. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008. Television reporter Richard Engle discusses his experiences following American soldiers in Iraq and discusses the successes and failures of the War on Terrorism. 956.7044 RIV Riverbend. Baghdad burning : girl blog from Iraq. 1st Feminist Press ed. New York : The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, c2005. August through december 2003 -- January through March 2004 -- April through September 2004. 956.7044 SEI Seierstad, Åsne, 1970-. A hundred and one days : a Baghdad journal. New York : Basic Books, 2005, c2004. Provides a narrative of life in Iraq just before, during, and after the American invasion of March 2003, presenting the opinions and experiences of ordinary Iraquis attempting to carry on some semblance of normal life. 962.404 DEN Deng, Benson. They poured fire on us from the sky : The true story of three lost boys from Sudan. New York : Public Affairs, 2005. 962.704 MAR Marlowe, Jen. Darfur diaries : stories of survival. New York : Nation Books, c2006. A collection of true stories recounting the history, hopes, fears, and resilience of dozens of Darfurians who survived the violence of the 2003 rebellion against the Sudanese government. 973.931 SEP September 11, 2001. 1st ed. New York : Collins, c2007. Contains one hundred alphabetized articles about the events of September 11, 2001, providing background information, discussing the effects and consequences of the day, and addressing topics such as contamination, jihad, and memorials.