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Unlikely Warrior

by Georg Rauch

As a young adult in wartime Vienna, Georg Rauch helped his mother hide dozens of Jews from the Gestapo behind false walls in their top-floor apartment and arrange for their safe transport out of the country....


The Big Book of Presidents: From George Washington to Barack Obama

by Nancy J. Hajeski

The president has been the figurehead of the United States since the time when our country was a small band of thirteen fledgling colonies until its current position as a world superpower. The forty-four leaders...


Who Was Galileo?

by Patricia Brennan Demuth, John O'Brien & Nancy Harrison

Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed...


Where Is the Great Wall?

by Patricia Brennan Demuth, Jerry Hoare & David Groff

More than two thousand years ago, with his land under constant attack from nomads, the First Emperor of China came up with a simple solution: build a wall to keep out enemies. It was a wall that kept growing...


Where Is the White House?

by Megan Stine & David Groff

The history of the White House, first completed in 1799, reflects the history of America itself. It was the dream of George Washington to have an elegant "presidential mansion" in the capital city that was named...


Texas History for Kids: Lone Star Lives and Legends, with 21 Activities

by Karen Bush Gibson

The larger-than-life story of the Lone Star State

 

Encapsulating the 500-year saga of the one-of-a-kind state of Texas, this interactive book takes readers from the founding of the Spanish Missions and the...


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 can...


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...


Ghosts in the Fog: The Untold Story of Alaska's WWII Invasion

by Samantha Seiple

Few know the story of the Japanese invasion of Alaska during World War II--until now. GHOSTS IN THE FOG is the first narrative nonfiction book for young adults to tell the riveting story of how the Japanese...


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...