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Cesar Chavez

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...


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...


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...


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...


Flying to the Moon

by Michael Collins

In this entrancing account, space traveler Michael Collins recalls his early days as an Air Force test pilot, his astronaut training at NASA, and his unparalleled experiences in orbit, including the Apollo 11...


Buttertub Hill Kids

by Beulah F. Jackson

Christmas out of a catalog? For many rural children, those catalog pages contained possibilities previously unimagined, and hours were spent selecting items for Christmas. Join the Buttertub Hill Kids as they...


Unraveling Freedom: The Battle for Democracy on the Homefront During World War I (History (US))

by Ann Bausum & National Geographic Kids

In 1915, the United States experienced the 9/11 of its time. A German torpedo sank the Lusitania killing nearly 2,000 innocent passengers. The ensuing hysteria helped draw the United States into World War I—the...


Superman versus the Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate (History (US))

by Richard Bowers & National Geographic Kids

This book tells a group of intertwining stories that culminate in the historic 1947 collision of the Superman Radio Show and the Ku Klux Klan. It is the story of the two Cleveland teenagers who invented Superman...


Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King Jr's Final Hours (History (US))

by Ann Bausum, National Geographic Kids & Jim Lawson

In early 1968 the grisly on-the-job deaths of two African-American sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, prompted an extended strike by that city's segregated force of trash collectors.

Workers sought union...


The Day the World Went Nuclear

by Bill O'Reilly

Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe, but in the Pacific, American soldiers face an enemy who will not surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Meanwhile, in Los Alamos, New Mexico,...


Streetcar to Justice

by Amy Hill Hearth

Starred reviews hail Streetcar to Justice as "a book that belongs in any civil rights library collection" (Publishers Weekly) and "completely fascinating and unique” (Kirkus). 

Bestselling author and journalist...


The Clever Teens’ Guide to World War Two (The Clever Teens’ Guides)

by Felix Rhodes

The Clever Teens' Guide to World War Two

Lasting six years and a day, World War Two saw the civilian, however young or old, in the frontline of war. Civilian deaths accounted for 5% of those killed during World...


The Clever Teens' Guide to World War One (The Clever Teens’ Guides)

by Felix Rhodes

The Clever Teens' Guide to World War One

It lasted over 1,500 days and was without parallel. World War One threw the globe into a war of unprecedented horror, fought with terrifying new weapons, and of death...


Battle of the Bulge [The Young Readers Adaptation]

by Rick Atkinson

On the 16th of December, 1944, in the frozen forests of the Ardennes, the German army attacked American Allied forces, launching a final bid to turn the tide of World War II. Thus began the long, hard slog of...


Presenting Buffalo Bill

by Candace Fleming

Everyone knows the name Buffalo Bill, but few these days know what he did or, in some cases, didn't do. Was he a Pony Express rider? Did he serve Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn? Did he scalp countless...


Harry S. Truman

by George E. Stanley & Meryl Henderson

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily...


10,000 Days of Thunder

by Philip Caputo

It was the war that lasted ten thousand days. The war that inspired scores of songs. The war that sparked dozens of riots. And in this stirring chronicle, Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist Philip Caputo writes...


Hello, America

by Livia Bitton-Jackson

The year is 1951 and eighteen-year-old Elli and her mother arrive in New York City. Finally they can leave behind bitter Holocaust memories and become real Americans! From office filing all day, to the challenge...


Mr. Rogers

by George E. Stanley & Meryl Henderson

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americas, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily...


The Harlem Hellfighters

by Walter Dean Myers & Bill Miles

New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers and renowned filmmaker Bill Miles deftly tell the true story of the unsung American heroes of the 369th Infantry Regiment of World War I in The Harlem Hellfighters:...