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Dear Benjamin Banneker

by Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney

Throughout his life Banneker was troubled that all blacks were not free. And so, in 1791, he wrote to Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, who had signed the Declaration of Independence. Banneker attacked the...


Our Flag

by Carl Memling

The youngest readers will enjoy this concise but informative history of the American flag with beautiful and exciting illlustrations of colonial life, Betsy Ross and George Washington, Fort McHenry, and more!...


Thomas Paine: Crusader for Liberty: How One Man's Ideas Helped Form a New Nation

by Albert Marrin

From National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin comes a compelling look at the life and impact of Thomas Paine and the profound power of ideas.

Uneducated as a boy, Thomas Paine grew up to become one of the most...


An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793

by Jim Murphy

1793, Philadelphia. The nation's capital and the largest city in North America is devastated by an apparently incurable disease, cause unknown . . .

In a powerful, dramatic narrative, critically acclaimed author...


Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher

by Jon Meacham

In this special illustrated edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham, young readers will learn about the life and political...


Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy

by Seymour Reit

In 1861, when war erupted between the States, President Lincoln made an impassioned plea for volunteers. Determined not to remain on the sidelines, Emma Edmonds cropped her hair, donned men’s clothing, and...


History Heroes: Christopher Columbus

by Damian Harvey

Christopher Columbus sailed the seas in search of the perfect trade route - find out how his life and explorations helped to change the world!

Discover the stories of people who have helped to shape history,...


Boy Who Loved to Draw: Benjamin West

by Barbara Brenner & Olivier Dunrea

When Benjamin West was seven years old, the only thing in the world he wanted to do was draw pictures. For a time, that got him into a peck of trouble. Papa wasn't pleased when Benjamin "borrowed" his best quill...


Who Was Abigail Adams?

by True Kelley

Abigail Adams was a strong woman far ahead of her time. She urged her husband, President John Adams, to "remember the ladies" and despite having no formal education herself, she later advocated for equal education...


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....


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...


Into the Wilderness: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

by James J. Holmberg

"When Thomas Jefferson sent a team of explorers to discover a way to the Pacific Ocean two hundred years ago, the western border of the United States was the Mississippi River. It was Jefferson's dream to uncover...


What Was the Boston Tea Party?

by Kathleen Krull & Lauren Mortimer

"No Taxation without Representation!" The Boston Tea Party stands as an iconic event of the American Revolution—outraged by the tax on tea, American colonists chose to destroy the tea by dumping it into the...


Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #11: American Revolution: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #22: Revolutionary War on Wednesday

by Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce & Sal Murdocca

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!

 

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #22: Revolutionary War on Wednesday, they had lots of questions. What was it like to live in colonial...


Thomas Jefferson for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities

by Brandon Marie Marie Miller

Drawing heavily from the original letters and papers of Thomas Jefferson and his contemporaries, this resource chronicles the world of the Founding Father who wrote the Declaration of Independence. From his...


GREAT PIONEER PROJECTS: YOU CAN BUILD YOURSELF

by Rachel Dickinson

What was it like to be an American pioneer during the 1800s? Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the settling of the great American frontier with over 25 hands-on...


Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself

by Kris Bordessa

From colonial fashions and trades to biographies on key historical figures such as Captain John Smith and Thomas Jefferson, this interactive guide blends engaging activities with facts and trivia about early...


Explore Colonial America!: 25 Great Projects,  Activities, Experiments

by Verna Fisher & Bryan Stone

A hands-on history of America’s early settlers and their brave journey, this kid-focused approach to learning answers to questions such as What were colonial houses like? What did the colonists eat? and Was...


George Washington: 25 Great Projects You Can Build Yourself

by Carla Mooney & Sam Carbaugh

George Washington: 25 Great Projects You Can Build Yourself offers a fascinating look into the life and times of our nation’s first president. Readers ages 9 and up can explore Washington’s years as a young...


Colonial Jobs

by Verna Fisher

Taking young readers on a journey back in time, this dynamic new series showcases various aspects of colonial life, from people and clothing to homes and food. Each book contains creative illustrations, interesting...