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To Life

by Ruth Minsky Sender

"WE ARE FREE!"

When Russian soldiers liberate Grafenort, the Nazi labor camp where she is a prisoner, nineteen-year-old Riva discovers that liberation doesn't mean the end of her hardship and suffering.

Cold...


Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson's Flight from Slavery

by Winifred Conkling

The page-turning, heart-wrenching true story of one young woman willing to risk her safety and even her life for a chance at freedom in the largest slave escape attempt in American history.

In 1848, thirteen-year-old...


Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March

by Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock & Susan Buckley

A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes

As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults...


Langbourne

by Alan P Landau

Fleeing persecution in Poland in 1879, a young Jewish family settled in England where two brothers begin work in a cigarette factory. After falling upon hard times they migrate to Ireland where the eldest brother...


FDR and the American Crisis

by Albert Marrin

The definitive biography of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt for young adult readers, from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin.

 

Brought up in a privileged family, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had every...


What Was the Hindenburg?

by Janet Pascal, David Groff & Kevin McVeigh

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...


Who Was Charles Dickens?

by Pamela D. Pollack, Meg Belviso & Mark E Geyer

As a child, Charles Dickens worked in a shoe polish factory where his gritty surroundings inspired some of the most memorable characters and settings in literary history. Known for his masterful storytelling...


Who Is Stan Lee?

by Geoff Edgers, John Hinderliter & Nancy Harrison

Stanley Lieber was just seventeen when he got his first job at Timely Comics in 1939. Since then, the man now known as Stan Lee has launched a comic book empire, made Marvel Comics a household name, and created...


Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #31: China: Land of the Emperor's Great Wall: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #14: Day of the Dragon King

by Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce & Carlo Molinari

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!

 

When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House® #14: Day of the Dragon King, they had lots of questions. Who was the Dragon King? How did he build...


The Untold History of the United States, Volume 1: Young Readers Edition, 1898-1945

by Peter Kuznick, Oliver Stone & Susan Campbell Bartoletti

A people’s history of the American Empire, adapted for the next generation of young history buffs.

There is history as we know it. And there is history we should have known.

Adapted by Newbery Honor recipient...


Who Was Gandhi?

by Dana M Rau, Jerry Hoare & Nancy Harrison

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in British-occupied India. Though he studied law in London and spent his early adulthood in South Africa, he remained devoted to his homeland and spent the later part...


Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive

by Laura Hillenbrand

The #1 New York Times bestseller, which is also a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie, has now been adapted by the author for young adults. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this riveting biography...


Thomas Paine: Crusader for Liberty: How One Man's Ideas Helped Form a New Nation

by Albert Marrin

From National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin comes a compelling look at the life and impact of Thomas Paine and the profound power of ideas.

Uneducated as a boy, Thomas Paine grew up to become one of the most...


The US Congress for Kids: Over 200 Years of Lawmaking, Deal-Breaking, and Compromising, with 21 Activities

by Ronald A. Reis, Henry A. Waxman & Kristi Noem

An interactive guidebook to the history and inner workings of the legislative branch of the U.S. Government

 

Providing a historical perspective on all that is going on today, US Congress for Kids examines the...


Guts & Glory: The American Civil War

by Ben Thompson & C. M. Butzer

Tremendous battles, dangerous operations, fearless spies, and legendary heroes from America's deadliest conflict!

From courageous cavalry rides deep into enemy territory to harrowing covert missions undertaken...


What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition?

by Judith St. George & Tim Foley

When Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the "Corp of Discovery" left St. Louis, Missouri, on May 21, 1804, their mission was to explore the vast, unknown territory acquired a year earlier in the Louisiana...


Twentieth Century History Makers: Nelson Mandela: An Extraordinary Life

by A Kramer

Twentieth Century History Makers: Nelson Mandela offers a fascinating and complete look at one of the 20th century's great leaders and humanitarians. Beginning with his early life in a rural part of South Africa,...


Saga of the Sioux

by Dee Brown & Dwight Jon Zimmerman

This new adaptation of Dee Brown's multi-million copy bestseller, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, is filled with photographs and maps to bring alive the tragic saga of Native Americans for middle grade readers....


Pompeii...Buried Alive!

by Edith Kunhardt Davis

Illus. in full color. "The drama of natural disasters provides prime material to entice young independent readers. In this volume, the account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius describes village life 2,000 years...


Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #30: Ninjas and Samurai: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #5: Night of the Ninjas

by Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce & Sal Murdocca

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!

 

When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #5: Night of the Ninjas, they had lots of questions. What did it mean to be a ninja or a samurai?...