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In this picture book biography, award-winning author and illustrator Kadir Nelson tells the story of Mandela, a global icon, in poignant free verse and glorious illustrations. It is the story of a young boy's determination to change South Africa, and of the struggles of a man who eventually became the president of his country by believing in equality for all people, no matter the color of their skin. Readers will be inspired by Mandela's triumph and his lifelong quest to create a more just world. An author's note at the back retells the story of Mandela's fight against apartheid in simple prose, and takes the story further, including Mandela's Nobel Peace Prize. A short bibliography lists additional sources for readers who want to find out more. This Coretta Scott King Honor Book supports the Common Core State Standards.
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD

'I doubt there will be a better book written about this period in West Indies cricket history.'
Clive Lloyd


Cricket had never been played like this. Cricket had never meant so much.

The West Indies had always had brilliant cricketers; it hadnt always had brilliant cricket teams. But in 1974, a man called Clive Lloyd began to lead a side which would at last throw off the shackles that had hindered the region for centuries. Nowhere else had a game been so closely connected to a peoples past and their future hopes; nowhere else did cricket liberate a people like it did in the Caribbean.

For almost two decades, Clive Lloyd and then Vivian Richards led the batsmen and bowlers who changed the way cricket was played and changed the way a whole nation  which existed only on a cricket pitch - saw itself.

With their pace like fire and their scorching batting, these sons of cane-cutters and fishermen brought pride to a people which had been stifled by 300 years of slavery, empire and colonialism. Their cricket roused the Caribbean and antagonised the games traditionalists.

Told by the men who made it happen and the people who watched it unfold, Fire in Babylon is the definitive story of the greatest team that sport has known.

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The autobiography of the fastest man of all time and a superstar whose talent and charisma have made him one of the most famous people on the planet.

Whether you know Athletics or not, and even whether you know sport or not, chances are you know Usain Bolt. The fastest man on the planet, not just now but ever, Usain has won the hearts of people everywhere with his mind-blowing performances and his infectious charisma  uniting supporters around the world.
In this, his full autobiography, Usain tells his story in his own words: from humble beginnings in Jamaica, to international stardom at Beijing and on to the new heights of superstardom he has reached since lighting up London 2012.
Full of the charm and charisma that has made him the most popular sporting figure of our time and a universal celebrity, this is a book that Usains millions of fans will love.

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He may live in Madrid but he continues to make front-page headlines. This is David Beckham's own story of his career to date, for Manchester United, Real Madrid and England, and of his childhood, family and private life. Featuring David's first full account of a turbulent year in Spain, on and off the field, and England's fortunes in Euro 2004.

This is Beckham's fascinating life story in his own words. His rise through the ranks at the biggest club side in the world. His complex relationship with United boss Alex Ferguson. The England story, from being vilified by the nation before returning as the prodigal son to eventually captaining his country. His acrimonious falling-out with his manager and departure from Old Trafford in June 2003. And starting a new chapter of his life on foreign soil in the glare of the worlds press.

Now from Beckham himself, we gain a vivid and eye-opening insight into the family man behind the famous footballer, the international model and fashion leader. He describes how he first met and then married ex-Spice girl Victoria Adams, and the upbringing of their two children Brooklyn and Romeo. How his family's every step is monitored by a posse of newshounds and paparazzi. Also, the influence of his parents, growing up as a shy youngster in the family home, and how their subsequent split affected him.

Intimate and soul-searching, this is the real David Beckham like we have never seen before.

NEW FOR THIS PAPERBACK EDITION:

- Beckhams first season with Real Madrid from within the dressing room, with key stories on the likes of Figo, Roberto Carlos and Zidane.
- His exclusive reaction to the sensational allegations about his private life; their effect on his relationship with Victoria and a reappraisal of their living arrangements.
- England and Euro 2004: the players threatened strike in support of Rio Ferdinand; Eriksson as England boss; and all the behind the scenes stories leading up to and including the Finals in Portugal.
- One year down the line, does Beckham have any regrets about leaving Manchester United? And is there any truth in the rumours that he is unsettled in Madrid?

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Eight days   three gold medals 
 three world records  one amazing reputation firmly established. Usain Bolt's life  and the world of sport  would never be quite the same again.

16 August 2008  Beijing, China  the Bird's Nest stadium  91,000 spectators and an unimaginably huge global television audience  the final of the men's 100 metres at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad.

The crack of the starter's pistol triggers thousands of camera flash bulbs  and precisely 9.69 seconds later a young Jamaican streaks across the finishing line to claim the gold medal and his destiny.

Four days later Bolt claims the 200 metres gold, setting a new world record of 19.30 into the bargain, the night before his 22nd birthday. Then on 22nd August he leads the Jamaican team to more glory in the 4 x 100 metres relay final, in yet another world record time.

Since those heady days of the Beijing Olympics in August 2008, Usain Bolt has lowered both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records once again  to a barely believable 9.58 and 19.19 seconds respectively.

At a stroke the Jamaican has become the greatest sports star in the world.

9.58 is Usain Bolt's story so far, in his own words.

It's about a skinny kid from the parish of Trelawny, where they harvest the best yams in the world. It's about growing up playing cricket and football in the warm Jamaican sun, then discovering that he could run fast, very fast. It's about family, friends and the laid-back Jamaican culture. It's about Auntie Lillian's pork and dumplings and Dad's grocery store in the sleepy village of Sherwood Content. It's about what makes Bolt tick, where he gets his motivation and where he takes his inspiration. It's about the highs and the lows, the dedication and sacrifices required to get to the top. It's about fast food, partying, dancehall music, fast cars and that lightning bolt pose. It's about radiating sport's biggest smile. This is the story of the fastest man on the planet.

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Edward Seaga is one of the outstanding politicians of Jamaican history, certainly the most creative and controversial. His autobiography offers a unique insight into the emergence of modern Jamaica, a journey characterized by inspiring idealism, ideological intrigue, bold strategizing, violent conflict and a triumphant finale. The young protege of legendary National Hero and Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party, Alexander Bustamante, Harvard graduate Edward Seaga was drawn to the roots of Jamaican folk society as a live-in research student of the life of the poor in rural and inner-city communities. He rose dramatically through the political ranks to leadership of the JLP in 15 years after which he led the party for the next 30 years. As the youngest parliamentarian, he gave notice in his signature speech on the 'haves and have-nots', that his mission was to pull up the poor without pulling down the rich, because in a country with little wealth both capital and labour are mutually dependent in a symbiosis for success. This was Bustamante's underlying pragmatic philosophy too. In describing his own political journey Seaga gives a fascinating and enlightening commentary on Jamaica's modern history in unprecedented detail on the aspirations and achievements of governments over 50 years. His story gathers momentum as the country is ravaged by the ideological differences between the JLP and the opposing People's National Party, led by Michael Manley, culminating in the violence and terror of the 1976 State of Emergency. Volume 1 concludes dramatically with the JLP's return to power - and Edward Seaga elected as Prime Minister of Jamaica.
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Edward Phillip George Seaga is one of the most outstanding Jamaican politicians - with a reputation for creativity, controversy and courage. His autobiography offers a unique insight into the emergence of modern Jamaica, a journey characterized by idealism and intrigue, conflict and triumph. The young protege of legendary National Hero, founder and leader of the Jamaica Labour Party, Sir Alexander Bustamante, Harvard graduate Edward Seaga was drawn to the roots of Jamaican folk society as a research student of the life of the poor in rural and inner-city communities. He rose dramatically through the political ranks to leadership of the JLP in 15 years, leading the party for the next 30 years. As the youngest parliamentarian, he gave notice in his signature speech on the 'haves and have-nots' that his mission was to pull up the poor without pulling down the rich - in a country with little wealth both capital and labour are mutually dependent for success. This was Bustamante's underlying pragmatic philosophy too. In 1980, the JLP stormed to election victory and Seaga became Prime Minister. His immediate task was to tackle the immense problems inherited from the Manley PNP government, a challenge that dominated Seaga's time in office. His detailed strategy for economic and social revival together with his analysis of the ongoing issues that confront Jamaica today provide the framework of this second volume of autobiography, closing with an absorbing account of Seaga's final years as leader of the JLP and the moving occasion of his farewell to the Parliament he served for so long.
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Born in 1930 in Boston, Massachusetts, Edward Phillip George Seaga grew up in Jamaica. He graduated from Harvard University in 1952. An early career in cultural anthropology leading to music promotion became subordinate to one in politics, from 1959. He served in the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Bustamante and Shearer governments in the 1960s as a gifted Minister of Finance. As leader of the JLP from 1974 he served as Prime Minister from 1980 to 1989 and as Leader of the Opposition from 1974 to 1980 and 1989 until his retirement in January 2005, after 45 unbroken years in Parliament, a record unsurpassed by anyone. Since then he has pursued research as a Distinguished Fellow at the University of the West Indies, Mona, and Pro-Chancellor of the University of Technology.
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