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Star-Spangled

by Tim Grove

The little-known and inspiring story behind the national anthem and the stars and stripes

 

?O say can you see? begins one of the most recognizable songs in the US. Originally a poem by Francis Scott Key, the...


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)...


Emancipation Proclamation

by Tonya Bolden

Published on the anniversary of when President Abraham Lincoln’s order went into effect, this book offers readers a unique look at the events that led to the Emancipation Proclamation. Filled with little-known...


Major Impossible (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #9)

by Nathan Hale

The ninth book in the bestselling series tells the story of John Wesley Powell, the one-armed geologist who explored the Grand Canyon

John Wesley Powell (1834–1902) always had the spirit of adventure in him....


Alamo All-Stars (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #6)

by Nathan Hale

From Nathan Hale, #1 New York Times bestselling author and Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List maker, comes the definitive graphic novel about the Alamo.

 

Hale relays the facts, politics, military actions,...


Sitting Bull

by S. D. Nelson

Sitting Bull (c. 1831–1890) was one of the greatest Lakota/Sioux warriors and chiefs who ever lived. From Sitting Bull’s childhood—killing his first buffalo at age 10—to being named war chief to leading...


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...


Ballots for Belva

by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen & Courtney A. Martin

In 1884, when men were the only people allowed to vote in national elections, Belva Lockwood took a bold but legal step: She ran for president! Though her campaign was difficult, Belva never wavered in her commitment...


Donner Dinner Party (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #3)

by Nathan Hale

  The Donner Party expedition is one of the most notorious stories in all of American history. It?s also a fascinating snapshot of the westward expansion of the United States, and the families and individuals...


The Oregon Trail: The Journey Across the Country From Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad With 25 Projects

by Karen Bush Gibson & Tom Casteel

Westward ho! If you travel across certain parts of the United States, you can still see wagon wheel ruts where people crossed the west in search of more opportunity and better lives more than 200 years ago!...


Gift of the Unicorn

by Virginia Aronson

Here is the story of Florida's citrus wizard, an immigrant boy from China who became a brilliant man who blessed the world with his horticultural gift. In China, the expression "Gift of the Unicorn" means a...


A First Book in American History

by Edward Eggleston

See the times as they were: the people, the places, the food, the importance of events as they happened. From Columbus' boyhood to his discovery voyage; John Cabot; Henry Hudson; William Penn; Ben Franklin;...


Explore the Wild West!: With 25 Great Projects

by Anita Yasuda & Bryan Stone

Explore the Wild West! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments invites young readers ages 6–9 to experience the spirit of the Wild West. Kids learn about explorers who mapped the American West, Native Americans,...


THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: INVESTIGATE HOW SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CHANGED THE WORLD with 25 PROJECTS

by Carla Mooney & Jenn Vaughn

Imagine a world without brand-name products! Before the Industrial Revolution it was not possible to produce enough of the same item to have a brand, but in 100 years the world changed from make-your-own everything...


GREAT PIONEER PROJECTS: YOU CAN BUILD YOURSELF

by Rachel Dickinson & Shawn Braley

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...


Working for Freedom: The Story of Josiah Henson

by Rona Arato

By the time he was six, Josiah Henson had been sold three times. At nine, he was beaten by his family's owner for trying to learn to read. After his escape, Josiah became an advocate for those still in bondage....


The Great Bicycle Experiment: The Army's Historic Black Bicycle Corps, 1896-97

by Kay Moore

In 1896 Lt. James Moss, second lieutenant at Fort Missoula, Montana, had a revolutionary idea: that bicycles, a relatively new innovation, could be employed by the military to replace cavalry horses for certain...


Prairie Girl

by William Anderson & Renee Graef

Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved Little House books chronicle her childhood in the late 1800s on the American frontier. Now readers can learn about the real Laura, including events she did not write about in her...


The Glowing Heart: A Josefina Mystery

by Valerie Tripp & Juliana Kolesova

Josefina's home is filled with holiday guests, including a dashing man from Mexico City who delivers a precious heirloom to Tía Dolores. Everyone is delighted with the stunning ruby ring, but as soon as the...


Henry Flagler, Builder of Florida

by Dr Sandra Sammons

An exciting biography about the man who changed Florida's east coast with his hotels and his Florida East Coast Railway.

Henry Morrison Flagler was already a millionaire when he first visited Florida in 1878....