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Kennedy's Last Days

by Bill O'Reilly

On a sunny day in Dallas, Texas, at the end of a campaign trip, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy is assassinated by an angry, lonely drifter named Lee Harvey Oswald. The former Marine Corps sharpshooter escapes...


What Was Ellis Island?

by Patricia Brennan Demuth, Kevin McVeigh & David Groff

From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was the gateway to a new life in the United States for millions of immigrants. In later years, the island was deserted, the buildings decaying. Ellis Island was not restored until...


Farewell to Manzanar

by James D. Houston, James A. Houston & Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

During World War II a community called Manzanar was hastily created in the high mountain desert country of California, east of the Sierras. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese American internees....


Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till

by Simeon Wright & Herb Boyd

A modern tragedy, this story has had a great impact on race relations in America. Emmett Till's kidnapping and murder, a grotesque crime in a Southern backwater that became the catalyst for the civil rights...


What Was the Hindenburg?

by Janet Pascal, David Groff & Kevin McVeigh

At 800-feet long, the Hindenburg was the largest airship ever built--just slightly smaller than the Titanic! Also of a disastrous end, the zeppelin burst into flame as spectators watched it attempt to land in...


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!...


The Roaring Twenties: Discover the Era of Prohibition, Flappers, and Jazz

by Marcia Amidon Lusted & Jennifer Keller

The 1920s is one of the most fascinating decades in American history, when the seeds of modern American life were sown. It was a time of prosperity and recovery from war, when women's roles began to change and...


The $25,000 Flight (Totally True Adventures)

by Lori Haskins Houran & Wesley Lowe

Can Charles Lindbergh set a world record? Follow America’s first superstar pilot in this high-flying Totally True Adventure.

 

In the 1920s, flying was brand new—and very dangerous.

A $25,000 prize for...


Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business-and Won!

by Emily Arnold McCully

The only biography of the pioneering investigative journalist Ida M. Tarbell for YA readers, lavishly illustrated with archival photographs and prints.


What Is the Panama Canal?

by Janet Pascal, Tim Foley & Fred Harper

Before 1914, traveling from the East Coast to the West Coast meant going by land across the entire United States. To go by sea involved a long journey around South America and north along the Pacific Coast....


The Secret of the Yellow Death: A True Story of Medical Sleuthing

by Suzanne Jurmain

Here is the true story of how four Americans and one Cuban tracked down a killer, one of the word's most vicious plagues: yellow fever.


Earthrise: My Adventures as an Apollo 14 Astronaut

by Ellen Mahoney, Edgar Mitchell & Dr. Brian Cox

The inspiring and fascinating biography of the sixth man to ever walk on the Moon

 

Of the nearly seven billion people who live on Earth, only 12 have walked on the Moon and Dr. Edgar Mitchell was one of them....


Meet Me in St. Louis: The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair

by Robert Jackson

You are holding a ticket to one of the largest and most magnificent celebrations of all time -- the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair!

For seven months nearly twenty million visitors from around the globe flooded the...


A Boy Named FDR: How Franklin D. Roosevelt Grew Up to Change America

by Kathleen Krull, Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher

Franklin D. Roosevelt was born into one of the wealthiest families in America, yet this ultimate rich kid grew up to do more for ordinary Americans than any other president. This appealing picture book biography...


The Century for Young People: 1961-1999: Changing America

by Todd Brewster & Peter Jennings

Experience the greatest moments of the 20th century with an accessible narrative that makes history come alive.

Adapted from the #1 national bestseller especially for young readers!

The twentieth century was a...


The Century for Young People: 1936-1961: Defining America

by Todd Brewster & Peter Jennings

Experience the greatest moments of the 20th century with an accessible narrative that makes history come alive.

Adapted from the #1 national bestseller especially for young readers!

The twentieth century was a...


The Century for Young People: 1901-1936: Becoming Modern America

by Todd Brewster & Peter Jennings

Experience the greatest moments of the 20th century with an accessible narrative that makes history come alive.

Adapted from the #1 national bestseller especially for young readers!

The twentieth century was a...


Child of the Civil Rights Movement

by Paula Young Shelton & Raul Colon

In this Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a child’s unique perspective to an important chapter in...


Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929; A Wall Street Jour

by Karen Blumenthal

Over six terrifying, desperate days in October 1929, the fabulous fortune that Americans had built in stocks plunged with a fervor never seen before. At first, the drop seemed like a mistake, a mere glitch in...


Double Victory: How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II

by Cheryl Mullenbach

“Allow all black nurses to enlist, and the draft won’t be necessary. . . . If nurses are needed so desperately, why isn’t the Army using colored nurses?”

 

“My arm gets a little sore slinging a shovel...