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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,...


Fun and Simple Midwestern State Crafts: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas

by June Ponte

Do you know your states? Of course you do! But do you know these fun facts about your state and region? Learn interesting and exciting facts that you may not know and, at the same time, create fun crafts! In...


Fun and Simple Pacific West State Crafts: California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii

by June Ponte

Do you know your states? Of course you do! But do you know these fun facts about your state and region? Learn interesting and exciting facts that you may not know and, at the same time, create fun crafts! In...


Fun and Simple Great Lakes State Crafts: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota

by June Ponte

Do you know your states? Of course you do! But do you know these fun facts about your state and region? Learn interesting and exciting facts that you may not know and, at the same time, create fun crafts! In...


Fun and Simple Western State Crafts: Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, and Nevada

by June Ponte

Do you know your states? Of course you do! But do you know these fun facts about your state and region? Learn interesting and exciting facts that you may not know and, at the same time, create fun crafts! In...


Fun and Simple Mid-Atlantic State Crafts: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

by June Ponte

Do you know your states? Of course you do! But do you know these fun facts about your state and region? Learn interesting and exciting facts that you may not know and, at the same time, create fun crafts! In...


Fun and Simple Southwestern State Crafts: Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona

by June Ponte

Do you know your states? Of course you do! But do you know these fun facts about your state and region? Learn interesting and exciting facts that you may not know and, at the same time, create fun crafts! In...


Fun and Simple New England State Crafts: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut

by June Ponte

Do you know your states? Of course you do! But do you know these fun facts about your state and region? Learn interesting and exciting facts that you may not know and, at the same time, create fun crafts! In...


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,...


Cesar Chavez: A Hero for Everyone

by Gary Soto & Lori Lohstoeter

¡Viva la causa!

¡Viva César Chávez!

Up and down the San Joaquin Valley of California, and across the country, people chanted these words. Cesar Chavez, a migrant worker himself, was helping Mexican Americans...


Our Kansas Home

by Deborah Hopkinson & Patrick Faricy

Danger Close To Home

Papa is in danger for helping to rescue a free-state settler who was unjustly arrested by Kansas's proslavery sheriff. He has gone into hiding, and Momma and the Keller children are alone...


What Was the Underground Railroad?

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough, Lauren Mortimer & James Bennett

No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad,"...


We the People

by Lynne Cheney & Greg Harlin

America had won the Revolution, but our troubles were far from over. The thirteen states were squabbling, the country could not pay its bills, and in Massachusetts farmers had taken up arms against the government....


Barack Obama: Out of Many, One

by Shana Corey & James Bernardin

A newly updated leveled reader about the first African American president of the United States, for children who are ready to read on their own.

 

A Step 3 Step into Reading Biography Reader about our forty-fourth...


Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider

by Jean Fritz

Award-winning biographer Jean Fritz brings one of America's favorite Founding Fathers to life!

Most people know that Alexander Hamilton was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr, and that his face is on the ten-dollar...