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Rock 'n' Roll Soldier

by Dean Ellis Kohler & Susan VanHecke

"During a time when none of us knew for sure if we would live or die, I came to know the true power of music."

Dean Kohler is about to make it big—he's finally scored a national record deal! But his dreams...


Surviving Hitler

by Andrea Warren

The life-changing story of a young boy’s struggle for survival in a Nazi-run concentration camp, narrated in the voice of Holocaust survivor Jack Mandelbaum.

When twelve-year-old Jack Mandelbaum is separated...


Caligula

by C. Suetonious Tranquillus

Caligula is a classic biographical short story by C. Suetonious Tranquillus.

A supernatural horror tale set in ancient Rome, exploring the madness, violence, and depravity of the infamous Roman emperor, Caligula....


Marvelous Stories from the Life of Muhammad

by Mardijah Aldrich Tarantino

A collection of lively, well-loved stories from the life of the Prophet Muhammad.

Includes twenty-three charming illustrations of Arabia.


Anna Strong

by Sarah Glenn Marsh & Sarah Green

The thrilling true story of the female spy who helped save the American Revolution

 

Anna Smith Strong (1740?1812) was a fearless woman who acted as a spy for George Washington during the Revolutionary War....


Amelia Earhart (The First Names Series)

by Andrew Prentice & Mike Smith

See how Amelia Earhart went from a little Kansas tomboy to a high-flying feminist icon

 

Before Amelia Earhart (1897?1939) became a world-famous pilot, she was a little tomboy from Kansas with a taste for adventure....


Susan B. Anthony

by Teri Kanefield

In the fourth installment in the Making of America series, Susan B. Anthony, Teri Kanefield examines the life of America?s famous suffragette. Anthony was born into a world in which men ruled women: A man...


Andrew Jackson

by Teri Kanefield

Andrew Jackson tells the story of one of our most controversial presidents.

 

Born in the Carolina backwoods, Jackson joined the American Revolutionary War at the age of thirteen. After a reckless youth of...


Pathfinders

by Tonya Bolden

Over the centuries, untold numbers of black men and women in America have achieved great things against the odds. Pathfinders is a collective biography of sixteen diverse American men and women of African...


The Extraordinary Suzy Wright

by Teri Kanefield

Children are taught much about the men who shaped early America, but history-shaping colonial women remain largely unknown and undiscussed. The Extraordinary Suzy Wright sets about to change that, telling the...


Soldier for Equality

by Duncan Tonatiuh

Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh brings to life the story of a Mexican-American war hero

 

José de la Luz Sáenz (1888?1953)?or Luz?believed in fighting for what was right. Although he was born in the...


The Eye That Never Sleeps

by Marissa Moss & Jeremy Holmes

From award-winning author Marissa Moss comes the first children?s book about Allan Pinkerton, one of America?s greatest detectives. Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln, but few know anything about the...


The Faithful Spy

by John Hendrix

Adolf Hitler?s Nazi party is gaining strength and becoming more menacing every day. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor upset by the complacency of the German church toward the suffering around it, forms a breakaway...


Elizabeth Warren

by Susan Wood & Sarah Green

Elizabeth Warren shares the incredible story of the first female senator of Massachusetts. Elizabeth came from a struggling middle-class family in Oklahoma City. After a heart attack put Elizabeth?s father out...


Library on Wheels

by Sharlee Glenn

If you can?t bring the man to the books, bring the books to the man.

 

Mary Lemist Titcomb (1852?1932) was always looking for ways to improve her library. As librarian at the Washington County Free Library...


Ruth Bader Ginsburg

by Jonah Winter & Stacy Innerst

To become the first female Jewish Supreme Court Justice, the unsinkable Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to overcome countless injustices. Growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and ’40s, Ginsburg was discouraged from...


Capital Days

by Tonya Bolden

Capital Days introduces young readers to Washington, D.C., during the early to mid-19th century. Spanning more than 60 years, the story of Michael Shiner (c. 1804–1880) highlights a period of immense change...


Black Elk's Vision

by S. D. Nelson

Told from the Native American point of view, Black Elk’s Vision provides a unique perspective on American history.   From recounting the visions Black Elk had as a young boy, to his involvement in the battles...


Nurse, Soldier, Spy

by Marissa Moss & John Hendrix

This is the incredible true story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who dressed as a man and fought in the Civil War. When she was 19, Sarah cut her hair, donned her brother’s clothes, and fled from Canada, where her...


Searching for Sarah Rector

by Tonya Bolden

  Sarah Rector was once famously hailed as ?the richest black girl in America.?? Set against the backdrop of American history, her tale encompasses the creation of Indian Territory, the making of Oklahoma,...