Brownell Middle School

260 Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Brownell Library Media Center

Welcome to the
Brownell Library Media Center
Teacher-Librarian/Media Specialist -- Available by Appointment
Library Assistant -- Available Monday through Friday
Library Hours:  
Monday --8:55-3:18
Tuesday-Friday -- 8:10-3:18
Homework Help held in library on Monday/Wednesday/Thursday

New Books @ Brownell!

  •  Who was Christopher Columbus

    Who was Christopher Columbus?

    by Bader, Bonnie Year Published: 2013

    Chronicles the life and accomplishments of Italian navigator, colonizer, and explorer Christopher Columbus.

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  •  Who was Edgar Allan Poe

    Who was Edgar Allan Poe?

    by Gigliotti, Jim Year Published: 2015

    Filled with broken hearts and black ravens, Edgar Allan Poe's ghastly tales have delighted readers for centuries. Born in Boston in 1809, Poe was orphaned at age two. He was soon adopted by a Virginia family who worked as tombstone merchants. In 1827 he enlisted in the Army and subsequently failed out of West Point. His first published story, The Raven, was a huge success, but his joy was overshadowed by the death of his wife. Poe devoted his life to writing and his tragic life often inspired his work. He is considered to be the inventor of detective fiction and the father of American mystery writers. His work continues to influence popular culture through films, music, literature, and television.

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  •  Who was Galileo

    Who was Galileo?

    by Demuth, Patricia Brennan Year Published: 2015

    Profiles the life and accomplishments of the Italian scientist, including his family life, years as a university teacher, world-changing ideas about the solar system, and imprisonment for heresy.

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  •  Who was Gandhi

    Who was Gandhi?

    by Rau, Dana Meachen Year Published: 2014

    Details the life and accomplishments of the Indian nationalist, statesman, and symbol of peace.

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  •  who was george washington carver

    Who was George Washington Carver

    by Gigliotti, ,Jim Year Published: 2015

    A biography of agriculturist George Washington Carver, who invented peanut butter.

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  •  Who was Harriet Tubman

    Who was Harriet Tubman?

    by McDonough, Yona Zeldis Year Published: 2002

    A biography of Harriet Tubman, the nineteenth-century woman who escaped slavery in the American South and helped many other slaves get to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

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  •  Who was Jackie Robinson

    Who was Jackie Robinson?

    by Herman, Gail Year Published: 2011

    A biography of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player in major league baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, discussing his family, college and military years, athletic abilities, career in the Negro Leagues, move to the majors, and activism on behalf of African-Americans.

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  •  Who was Roald Dahl

    Who was Roald Dahl?

    by Kelley, True Year Published: 2012

    Roald Dahl is one of the most famous children's book authors ever. Now in this Who Was-- ? biography, children will learn of his real-life adventures. A flying ace for the British Air Force, he was married to an Academy Award-winning actress. He also wrote books and screenplays for adults. Entertaining and readable, this biography has 80 black-and-white illustrations.

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