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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...


Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America

by Amy Jurskis & Harold Holzer

A new book—and companion to the Steven Spielberg film—tracing how Abraham Lincoln came to view slavery . . . and came to end it.

Steven Spielberg focused his movie Lincoln on the sixteenth president's tumultuous...


Marshall Explores Arizona

by Angela P. Kirschner & William J. Kirschner

Marshall is off to Arizona, a fun state with a rich history and unique wildlife. As this adventurous eagle visits places high up in the mountains and way down in the desert, you'll learn about monsoons, the...


New York City History for Kids: From New Amsterdam to the Big Apple with 21 Activities

by Richard Panchyk

In this lively 400-year history, kids will read about Peter Stuyvesant and the enterprising Dutch colonists, follow the spirited patriots as they rebel against the British during the American Revolution, learn...


This Country of Ours

by H. E. Marshall

This Country of Ours is a classic work featuring details of United States history from settlement through the Woodrow administration. Included among the ninety-nine chapters are accounts of exploration, pioneers,...


The Dark Game: True Spy Stories from Invisible Ink to CIA Moles

by Paul B. Janeczko

From clothesline codes to surveillance satellites and cyber espionage, Paul B. Janeczko uncovers two centuries' worth of true spy stories in U.S. history. Ever since George Washington used them to help topple...


The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure

by Martin W. Sandler

The dead of an Arctic winter. Whaling ships full of men, stranded in ice. Follow three rescuers in a race against time - and all odds - in this heartpounding true adventure. In 1897, whaling in the Arctic waters...


Dear America: Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie

by Kristiana Gregory

Critically acclaimed and award-winning author Kristiana Gregory's ACROSS THE WIDE AND LONESOME PRAIRIE is now back in print with a gorgeous new package! After the death of her two sisters, thirteen-year-old...


Chasing Lincoln's Killer

by James L. Swanson

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author James Swanson delivers a riveting account of the chase for Abraham Lincoln's assassin. Based on rare archival material, obscure trial manuscripts, and interviews with relatives...


Lincoln's Last Days

by Bill O'Reilly & Dwight Jon Zimmerman

Lincoln’s Last Days is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic nights in American history—of how one gunshot changed the country forever. Adapted from Bill O’Reilly’s bestselling historical thriller,...


Discover American Indian Ways: A Carnegie Activity Book

by Pamela Soeder

An engrossing mix of games, brainteasers, and stories makes learning the basics of natural science and history fun.


A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America

by Ronald Takaki & Rebecca Stefoff

A longtime professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, Ronald Takaki was recognized as one of the foremost scholars of American ethnic history and diversity. When the first edition...