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Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

by Ji-li Jiang

Publishers Weekly Best Book * ALA Best Book for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children's Book * ALA Booklist Editors' Choice

Moving, honest, and deeply personal, Red Scarf Girl is the incredible true story of one...

Yes We Can

by Garen Thomas

The great American leader uses his voice to change history, alter politics, and bring hope of a brighter future to generations to come.

Born in the U.S.A., the son of an African father and an American mother,...

Who Did It First? 50 Politicians, Activists, and Entrepreneurs Who Revolutionized the World

by Jay Leslie, Nneka Myers & Alex Hart

A "2020 NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People" Selection

A vibrantly illustrated and compelling collection of profiles about women and men who revolutionized politics, policy, commerce and...

Pocket Bios: Nelson Mandela

by Al Berenger

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of activist, philanthropist, and South African President Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela was a South African revolutionary, activist, politician, and...

Aaron and Alexander

by Don Brown

The most famous duel in American history dramatized by leading nonfiction picture book illustrator, Don Brown.

Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton were both fierce patriots during the Revolutionary War, but the...

Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing

by Leda Schubert & Raul Colon


There was nobody like Pete Seeger.

Wherever he went, he got people singing.

With his head thrown back

and his Adam's apple bouncing,

picking his long-necked banjo

or strumming his twelve-string guitar,


Malala Yousafzai (The First Names Series)

by Lisa Williamson & Mike Smith

Meet the young activist who stood up for her rights--and changed millions of lives


Before Malala Yousafzai (b. 1997) became the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, she was a girl fighting for her education in...

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...

Abraham Lincoln

by Teri Kanefield

The third installment of the Making of America series, Abraham Lincoln, tells of one of our most beloved presidents. Born in a cabin deep in the backwoods of Kentucky, growing up in a family considered "the...

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...

Facing Frederick

by Tonya Bolden

From award-winning author Tonya Bolden comes the fascinating story of one of America's most influential African American voices

Teacher. Self-emancipator. Orator. Author. Man. Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)...

Alexander Hamilton

by Teri Kanefield

The America that Alexander Hamilton knew was largely agricultural and built on slave labor. He envisioned something else: a multi-racial, urbanized, capitalistic America with a strong central government. He...

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...

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...

Strong Voices

by Tonya Bolden, Cokie Roberts & Eric Velasquez

"A wide-ranging collection of speeches and a worthwhile resource for students of American history." —Booklist

"A golden celebration of the multicultural voices who demand the U.S.—and the world—do better."...

A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea (Young Readers' Edition)

by Melissa Fleming

The extraordinary true story of one teen refugee's quest to find a new life--now adapted for young readers

A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea tells the story of Doaa Al-Zamel, a Syrian girl whose life was upended...


by Michael Hamdan

On June 15, 2002, Michael Hamdan overheard a cell phone conversation threatening the security of his city and country. Someone was planning to hit Las Vegas on the day of freedom. A possible terrorist attack...


by Abraham Resnick

The book is a synoptic yet informative biographical account of the life of Vladimir Ilyick Ulyanov, one of the foremost revolutionary leaders of the twentieth century. Commonly known as Lenin, he was the founder...

Andrew Jackson

by Teri Kanefield

Born in the Carolina backwoods, Andrew Jackson joined the American Revolutionary War at the age of thirteen. After a reckless youth of gunfights, gambling, and general mischief, he rose to national fame as the...

National Geographic Kids Readers: Alexander Hamilton (Readers)

by National Geographic Kids & Libby Romero

Fans of American history and the hit Broadway play are sure to enjoy the true story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton in this Level 3 biographical Reader from National Geographic Kids.

Learn all about the...