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Remembering September 11, 2001: What We Know Now

by Mara Miller

On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four U.S. airliners: two destroyed the Twin Towers in New York City, one damaged the Pentagon, and one crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. This book traces the events...


Who Is Michelle Obama?

by Megan Stine, John O'Brien & Nancy Harrison

Born into a close knit family in Chicago, Michelle Robinson was a star student who graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law. Then in 1992, she married another promising young lawyer and the rest, as they say,...


The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Leader for Civil Rights

by Michael A. Schuman

"So, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream..." These now famous words were spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., during the March on Washington in 1963. The many historic...


The Attack on Pearl Harbor in United States History

by Nathan Anthony & Robert Gardner

On December 7, 1941 the Japanese military launched a surprise attack on the American Naval base at Pearl Harbor. A reluctant nation was pushed into World War II by the surprise attack which killed thousands...


The Internment of Japanese Americans in United States History

by David K. Fremon

The loyalty of Japanese Americans was questioned after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, simply because of their ancestry. Author David K. Fremon looks at the events behind this unfortunate episode from American...


Women Winning the Right to Vote in United States History

by Carol Rust Nash

The suffrage movement was the fight for the right of women to vote. Highlighting the lives and careers of notable suffragists like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Alice Paul,...


Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight

by Kathleen Krull & Amy June Bates

When Hillary was young, she wanted to be an astronaut, to soar as high as the stars above. She kept reaching up and up as she grew. There were people who told her no. But she didn't listen to them. There were...


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...


The Ten-Year Century: Explaining the First Decade of the New Millennium

by James Sutherland

Remember worrying about the Y2K bug in 1999? Or life before Twitter? Ten years ago, September 11 was just another day, Facebook didn't exist, and Barack Obama was a little-known state senator. Some have called...


District of Columbia v. Heller: The Right to Bear Arms Case

by Tom Streissguth

On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court announced its decision in the case of DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA V. HELLER. By a vote of 5 to 4, the court struck down a ban on guns as a violation of the Second Amendment. Still,...


What Was the March on Washington?

by Kathleen Krull & Tim Tomkinson

On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 people gathered in Washington, DC, to demand equal rights for all races. It was there that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech, and it was this...


Profiles #3: Tech Titans

by Carla Killough McClafferty

Full-color series-six bios in one! It takes more than one person to bring about change and innovation. Explore the lives of the people who have had a huge impact on technology today. So much more than just your...