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              What Was the Berlin Wall?

              What Was the Berlin Wall? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Medina, Nico; Hq, Who; Illustrated by Marchesi, Stephen

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              The Berlin Wall finally came down in 1989. Now readers can find out why it was built in the first place; and what it meant for Berliners living on either side of it. Here's the fascinating story of a city divided.

              ISBN 9781524789671
              Released NZ 24 Sep 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Series What Was?
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              What Was the Hindenburg?
               

              What Was the Hindenburg? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pascal, Janet B.; Hq, Who; Illustrated by Groff, David

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              At 800-feet long, the Hindenburg was the largest airship ever built--just slightly smaller than the Titanic! Also of a disastrous end, the zeppelin burst into flame as spectators watched it attempt to land in Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6, 1937. In under a minute, the Hindenburg... was gone, people jumping from windows to escape. However, only 62 of the 97 crew members and passengers onboard survived. The exact cause of the disaster is still unknown and remains a fascinating historical mystery perfect for this series.
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              ISBN 9780448481197
              Released NZ 26 Dec 2014
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 5-12 years
              Series What Was?
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              What Is the Statue of Liberty?
               

              What Is the Statue of Liberty? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Holub, Joan; Hq, Who; Illustrated by Hinderliter, John; Anderson, Scott

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              In 1876, France decided to give the United States a very special present for its 100th birthdayN--the Statue of Liberty. The true story of how the 111-foot-tall lady took her place in New York Harbor and her dedication in 1886 is sure to fascinate young readers. Illustrations.

              ISBN 9780448479170
              Released NZ 29 May 2014
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 5-12 years
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              What Is Nasa?

              What Is Nasa? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fabiny, Sarah; Hq, Who; Illustrated by Hammond, Ted

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              The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, was created in 1958. In this exploration of the agency, Fabiny describes the launching of the Apollo program that landed the first human on the moon, and the many missions and discoveries that have taken pla...ce since then. Original.
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              ISBN 9781524786038
              Released NZ 7 May 2019
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 8-11 years
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              What Were The Roaring Twenties?

              What Were The Roaring Twenties? (Hardback)

              By Mortlock, Michele; Hq, Who; Illustrated by Murray, Jake

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              An official Who HQ book. --Front cover.

              ISBN 9781524786397
              Released NZ 18 Oct 2018
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              What Was Stonewall?

              What Was Stonewall? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Medina, Nico; Hq, Who; Illustrated by Murray, Jake

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              How did a spontaneous protest outside of a New York City bar fifty years ago spark a social movement across America? Find out about the history of LGBTQ rights in this Who HQ title.

              ISBN 9781524786007
              Released NZ 12 Mar 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              What Was The Vietnam War?

              What Was The Vietnam War? (Hardback)

              By O'Connor, Jim; Hq, Who; Illustrated by Foley, Tim

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              Learn how the United States ended up fighting for twenty years in a remote country on the other side of the world. The Vietnam War was as much a part of the tumultuous Sixties as Flower Power and the Civil Rights Movement. Five US presidents were convinced that American troops co...uld end a war in the small, divided country of Vietnam and stop Communism from spreading in Southeast Asia. But they were wrong, and the result was the death of 58,000 American troops. Presenting all sides of a complicated and tragic chapter in recent history, Jim O'Connor explains why the US got involved, what the human cost was, and how defeat in Vietnam left a lasting scar on America.
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              ISBN 9781524789787
              Released NZ 7 May 2019
              Publisher Random House
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              What Is The Women's Rights Movement?

              What Is The Women's Rights Movement? (Hardback)

              By Hopkinson, Deborah; Hq, Who; Illustrated by Conley, Laurie A.

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              From Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Gloria Steinem and Hillary Clinton, women throughout US history have fought for equality. Author Deborah Hopkinson chronicles the beginning of the movement in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when women were demandi...ng the right to vote. She explores the 1960s, which pushed equal rights and opportunities for women-both at home and in the workplace-even farther, and then moves toward present-day events, including the Women's March that took place all across the United States in 2017. Celebrate how far women have come with this inspiring read!
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              ISBN 9781524786311
              Released NZ 18 Oct 2018
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              What Was Stonewall?

              What Was Stonewall? (Hardback)

              By Medina, Nico; Hq, Who; Illustrated by Murray, Jake

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              Provides information about the Stonewall Riots of 1969.

              ISBN 9781524786021
              Released NZ 12 Mar 2019
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              What Is Climate Change?
               

              What Is Climate Change? (Hardback)

              By Herman, Gail; Hq, Who; Illustrated by Hinderliter, John

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              Presents an overview of climate change, discussing if humans are at fault for the rapidly warming Earth, and describes why climate change has recently become a political issue.

              ISBN 9781524786175
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2018
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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