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Native American Heroes

by Ann Mcgovern

November is Native American Heritage month! Osceola, Cochise, and Tecumseh are three Native American heroes who fought valiantly for their land and for their people. This book is divided into three parts--each...


Skywalkers

by David Weitzman

Skyscrapers define the American city.  Through a narrative text and gorgeous historical photographs David Weitzman explores Native American history and the evolution of structural engineering and architecture,...


What Was Ellis Island?

by Patricia Brennan Demuth, Kevin McVeigh & David Groff

From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was the gateway to a new life in the United States for millions of immigrants. In later years, the island was deserted, the buildings decaying. Ellis Island was not restored until...


What Was Pompeii?

by Jim O'Connor, Fred Harper & John Hinderliter

The morning of August 24, AD 79, seemed like any other in the Roman city of Pompeii. So no one was prepared when the nearby volcano Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, spouting ash that buried the city and its...


Cause: Reconstruction America 1863-1877

by Tonya Bolden

After the destruction of the Civil War, the United States faced the immense challenge of rebuilding a ravaged South and incorporating millions of freed slaves into the life of the nation. On April 11, 1865,...


Soccer Star Andrés Iniesta

by Jeff Burlingame

This sports biography tells the story of Andrés Iniesta from his childhood to his position as an elite soccer star for F.C. Barcelona and the Spanish national team. Iniesta has helped both teams win multiple...


The Story of the Little Rock Nine and School Desegregation in Photographs

by David Aretha

In September 1957, nine brave African-American students attempted to do something that had not been done in the segregated South-integrate a public school. Until 1957, black students could not attend school...


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,...


Soccer Star Ronaldinho

by John Albert Torres

Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho has had an amazing and colorful career. Playing for FC Barcelona and AC Milan, as well as the Brazilian national team, Ronaldinho has been on some of the greatest teams in soccer...


Soccer Star Lionel Messi

by John Albert Torres

Considered by some to be the greatest soccer star of all time, Lionel Messi's story is nothing short of spectacular. As this sports biography highlights the biggest moments of his career, it becomes quite clear...


Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo

by John Albert Torres

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the biggest names in all of sports and one of the most iconic figures in international soccer. This biography covers the hardships that Ronaldo faced as a child, and how he overcame...


Soccer Star Robinho

by Marty Gitlin

A tale of an exciting life, this sports biography covers all of the ups and downs of soccer star Robinho. From family members being kidnapped, to winning titles with three major clubs, including Real Madrid...


Soccer Star Kak

by Jeff Burlingame

In this biography, readers can follow Real Madrid superstar Kaká through all of thrilling and shocking moments of his life, including an injury that almost left him paralyzed. Kaká's journey includes being...


Iqbal Masih and the Crusaders Against Child Slavery

by Susan Kuklin

In December of 1994, twelve-year-old Iqbal Masih was honored as a hero. Just two years earlier, he had been a slave, condemned to a lifetime of bonded labor in a Pakistani carpet factory. And five months later,...


Barack Obama: Out of Many, One

by Shana Corey & James Bernardin

Reading on your own

This is the story of a skinny little boy with a funny name and how he became part of America’s history.

In very clear and accessible language, newly independent readers can learn how the...


Spitting Image

by Shutta Crum

A small Kentucky town and its quirky inhabitants are vividly evoked in Shutta Crum’s warm, atmospheric coming-of-age story, which handles multiple serious themes with a light touch.