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The Story of the Selma Voting Rights Marches in Photographs

by David Aretha

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a momentous victory for civil rights activists. But one major obstacle remained in the path toward equal rights for African Americans: the right to vote. In the South, segregationists...


The Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Photographs

by David Aretha

In Montgomery, Alabama, segregation was a way of life for African Americans. Rosa Parks, riding the bus after a long day of work, was tired of it. When the bus driver demanded Parks leave her seat for a white...


The Story of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement in Photographs

by David Aretha

Martin Luther King, Jr., called Birmingham, Alabama, the most segregated city in America. In 1963, he and other civil rights leaders believed it was time to change that. With marches and protests throughout...


The Story of the Civil Rights Freedom Rides in Photographs

by David Aretha

Bombs. Clubs. Metal pipes. Severe beatings. Angry segregationists. This is what the Freedom Riders faced when they journeyed into the Deep South to integrate the interstate buses and terminals. Civil rights...


The Story of the Civil Rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Photographs

by David Aretha

On August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 people descended on Washington, D.C. They came by bus, car, and bicycle. Some even walked hundreds of miles to be there. On that day, the massive crowd gathered to march,...


Into the Wilderness: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

by James J. Holmberg

"When Thomas Jefferson sent a team of explorers to discover a way to the Pacific Ocean two hundred years ago, the western border of the United States was the Mississippi River. It was Jefferson's dream to uncover...


The New Big Book of U.S. Presidents: Fascinating Facts about Each and Every President, Including an American History Timeline

by Todd Davis & Marc Frey

Information about each president's term in office, and the major political issues of each era.


Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929; A Wall Street Jour

by Karen Blumenthal

Over six terrifying, desperate days in October 1929, the fabulous fortune that Americans had built in stocks plunged with a fervor never seen before. At first, the drop seemed like a mistake, a mere glitch in...


What Kind of War Was It, Anyhow?

by Nancy Ekberg

In the summer of 1862, Jeremy, a Southern boy, becomes aware that a war is going on. But what kind of war was it? He begins his investigation by asking the people around him. His father explains to him that...


What Was the March on Washington?

by Kathleen Krull & Tim Tomkinson

On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 people gathered in Washington, DC, to demand equal rights for all races. It was there that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech, and it was this...


What Was the Gold Rush?

by Joan Holub & Tim Tomkinson

In 1848, gold was discovered in California, attracting over 300,000 people from all over the world, some who struck it rich and many more who didn't. Hear the stories about the gold-seeking "forty-niners!" With...


What Was the Boston Tea Party?

by Kathleen Krull & Lauren Mortimer

"No Taxation without Representation!" The Boston Tea Party stands as an iconic event of the American Revolution—outraged by the tax on tea, American colonists chose to destroy the tea by dumping it into the...


What Was the Battle of Gettysburg?

by Jim O'Connor & John Mantha

"Four score and seven years ago..." begins Abraham Lincoln's beautiful speech commemorating the three-day battle that turned the tide of the Civil War. The South had been winning up to this point. So how did...


The Giant and How He Humbugged America

by Jim Murphy

Two-time Newbery Honor Book author has written an amazing account of one of America's most famous hoaxes! When a 10-foot tall purported "petrified man" is unearthed from a backyard in upstate New York in 1869,...


Appalachian Toys and Games from A to Z

by Linda Hager Pack & Pat Banks

From the author and the illustrator of A is for Appalachia! The Alphabet Book of Appalachian Heritage comes a beautiful new book that will delight readers of all ages.

Appalachian Toys and Games from A to Z celebrates...


Women of the Frontier: 16 Tales of Trailblazing Homesteaders, Entrepreneurs, and Rabble-Rousers

by Brandon Marie Miller

In 1849 Luzena Wilson set out for California in a covered wagon with her husband and two little boys, hungry to join the tide of gold seekers. Like thousands of others, Luzena undertook the nearly 2,000 mile...


Stories of Great Americans For Little Americans

by Edward Eggleston

Eggleston was born in Vevay, Indiana. As a child, he was too ill to regularly attend school, so his education was primarily provided by his father. He became an ordained Methodist minister in 1856. His summer...


Lincoln's Grave Robbers

by Steve Sheinkin

A true crime thriller -- the first book for teens to tell the nearly unknown tale of the brazen attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln's body! The action begins in October of 1875, as Secret Service agents raid the...


Profiles #3: Tech Titans

by Carla Killough McClafferty

Full-color series-six bios in one! It takes more than one person to bring about change and innovation. Explore the lives of the people who have had a huge impact on technology today. So much more than just your...


Double Victory: How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II

by Cheryl Mullenbach

“Allow all black nurses to enlist, and the draft won’t be necessary. . . . If nurses are needed so desperately, why isn’t the Army using colored nurses?”

 

“My arm gets a little sore slinging a shovel...