The Tale of Widow’s Anguish



Now, could I be so daring as to put a career before my children? The key to a happy life is to hold realistic expectations. But what if the pursuit of happiness led you to reject the values and customs of your community? Would you seek a new life in a foreign country, in the face of cultural resistance, in order to achieve your goals? The Tale of a Widow’s Anguish follows twenty years in the life of a woman who does just that, leaving Guyana to pursue a career in nursing on Britain. Her…

Steve Jobs: Thinking Differently (Real-Life Story)



This must-read biography of Steve Jobs provides an “absorbing, detailed account of Apple’s first heady days” (“SLJ”) and beyond, and is specially written for a younger audience. Visionary. Pioneer. Little terror. Entrepreneur. Inventor. College dropout. Creative genius. These are just a few of the words used to describe the late Steve Jobs, cofounder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. In this comprehensive biography for middle grade readers, discover the story of the…

Einstein: His Life and Universe



Einstein is the great icon of our age: the kindly refugee from oppression whose wild halo of hair, twinkling eyes, engaging humanity and extraordinary brilliance made his face a symbol and his name a synonym for genius. He was a rebel and nonconformist from boyhood days. His character, creativity and imagination were related, and they drove both his life and his science. In this marvellously clear and accessible narrative, Walter Isaacson explains how his mind worked and the mysteries of the…

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