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Thurgood Marshall

by Teri Kanefield

The story of the brilliant lawyer who successfully argued the case that ended legal racial segregation in America

 

When Thurgood Marshall?the great grandson of a slave?was born, African Americans were denied...


A Ride to Remember

by Sharon Langley, Amy Nathan & Floyd Cooper

The true story of how a ride on a carousel made a powerful Civil Rights statement

 

A Ride to Remember tells how a community came together—both black and white—to make a change. When Sharon Langley was...


Three Days in January: Young Readers' Edition

by Bret Baier & Catherine Whitney

In January 1961, three days before President Dwight D. Eisenhower passed the torch to John F. Kennedy, the president had one final mission.

In the young readers’ edition of his New York Times bestselling book,...


Three Days at the Brink: Young Readers' Edition

by Bret Baier & Catherine Whitney

This young readers’ edition from New York Times bestselling author and Fox News anchor Bret Baier dives into the first of the secret World War II meetings between President Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill,...


Franklin D. Roosevelt

by Teri Kanefield

Franklin D. Roosevelt tells the story of the president who lifted the United States from depression to global leadership

 

When Roosevelt was first elected president in 1933, America was in the throes of the...


Harry Houdini (The First Names Series)

by Kjartan Poskitt & Geraint Ford

Discover the man behind the magic and see how Houdini pulled off his most daring escapes

 

Before Harry Houdini (1874–1926) became the greatest magician in the world, he was just little Ehrich Weisz, a Hungarian-born...


British Raj In India: A Children's India History Book

by Bold Kids

The British Raj in India was a time when British people were ruling the land there. It was an interesting time, and your child can learn all about what happened in this book for kids. Check it out today and...


Rocket to the Moon!

by Don Brown

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took ?one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind? when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it wasn?t just one man who got us to the moon. Rocket to the Moon! explores...


Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice

by Ilene Cooper

Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice shows young readers how the former First Lady evolved from a poor little rich girl to a protector and advocate for those without a voice. Though now seen as a cultural...


Three Days in Moscow Young Readers' Edition

by Bret Baier & Catherine Whitney

A gripping historical account of President Ronald Reagan’s battle to end the Cold War, adapted for young readers from the book by #1 bestselling author and Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier

On May 31, 1988,...


King of the Hill

by Nelda B. Gaydou & Sabrina Bedford

Ten entertaining biographical stories set in Dickens County, Texas portray rural life during the Great Depression. They reflect the straitened circumstances, strong work ethic and close sense of community of...


Streetcar to Justice

by Amy Hill Hearth

Starred reviews hail Streetcar to Justice as "a book that belongs in any civil rights library collection" (Publishers Weekly) and "completely fascinating and unique” (Kirkus). 

An ALA Notable Book

Bestselling...


Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #7)

by Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale tackles a topic fans have been asking about for years: World War II.

On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, officially bringing the United States into World War II. A new generation...


Unraveling Freedom: The Battle for Democracy on the Homefront During World War I (History (US))

by Ann Bausum & National Geographic Kids

In 1915, the United States experienced the 9/11 of its time. A German torpedo sank the Lusitania killing nearly 2,000 innocent passengers. The ensuing hysteria helped draw the United States into World War I—the...


Superman versus the Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate (History (US))

by Rick Bowers & National Geographic Kids

This book tells a group of intertwining stories that culminate in the historic 1947 collision of the Superman Radio Show and the Ku Klux Klan. It is the story of the two Cleveland teenagers who invented Superman...


Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King Jr's Final Hours (History (US))

by Ann Bausum, National Geographic Kids & Jim Lawson

In early 1968 the grisly on-the-job deaths of two African-American sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, prompted an extended strike by that city's segregated force of trash collectors.

Workers sought union...


American Gothic

by Susan Wood & Ross Macdonald

From humble beginnings sketching Iowa’s cornfields and rolling hills as a child, Grant Wood became the father of regionalism, an artistic movement that celebrated the simple and real-life surroundings of the...


Buttertub Hill Kids

by Beulah F. Jackson

Christmas out of a catalog? For many rural children, those catalog pages contained possibilities previously unimagined, and hours were spent selecting items for Christmas. Join the Buttertub Hill Kids as they...


The Clever Teens’ Guide to World War Two (The Clever Teens’ Guides)

by Felix Rhodes

The Clever Teens' Guide to World War Two

Lasting six years and a day, World War Two saw the civilian, however young or old, in the frontline of war. Civilian deaths accounted for 5% of those killed during World...


The Clever Teens' Guide to World War One (The Clever Teens’ Guides)

by Felix Rhodes

The Clever Teens' Guide to World War One

It lasted over 1,500 days and was without parallel. World War One threw the globe into a war of unprecedented horror, fought with terrifying new weapons, and of death...