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Cover of 'The Many Lives of Eddie Rickenbacker'

The Many Lives of Eddie Rickenbacker
By Andrew Speno

Eddie Rickenbacker survived dozens of personal and professional tragedies as he grew up to become an automobile mechanic, a race car driver, a fighter pilot, and airline executive. This biography invites young readers to consider the difference between carelessness and personal responsibility, even if both present danger.

Cover of 'Smoky, the Dog That Saved My Life'

Smoky, the Dog That Saved My Life
The Bill Wynne Story
By Nancy Roe Pimm

World War II soldier Bill Wynne met Smoky while serving in New Guinea, where the dog, who was smaller than Wynne’s army boot, was found trying to scratch her way out of a foxhole. After he adopted her, she served as the squadron mascot and is credited as being the first therapy dog for the emotional support she provided the soldiers. When they weren’t fighting, Bill taught Smoky hundreds of tricks to entertain the troops.