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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...


Bad Boy

by Walter Dean Myers

In a memoir that is gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable, New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers travels back to his roots in the magical world of Harlem during the 1940s and 1950s. Here...


Meet Martin Luther King, Jr.

by James T. De Kay

Illus. with black-and-white photos. This revised edition of the popular Random House Step Up(TM) Biography of the great civil-rights leader and advocate for peaceful resistance now includes new text and additional...


I Am #1: Sacagawea

by Grace Norwich & Anthony Vanarsdale

A brand-new biography series featuring some of the most important people from history and today. I am only sixteen years old as I trek across the country with my infant son strapped to my back. I have a river,...


Reaching Out

by Francisco Jimenez

From the perspective of the young adult he was then, Francisco Jiménez describes the challenges he faced in his efforts to continue his education.

     During his college years, the very family solidarity...


Meet Thomas Jefferson

by Marvin Barrett & Pat Fogarty

When Thomas Jefferson was young, Virginia was still a colony of England. Jefferson thought that many English laws and taxes were unfair, so he studied hard to become a lawyer and help make better laws. Soon...


Native American Heroes

by Ann Mcgovern

November is Native American Heritage month! Osceola, Cochise, and Tecumseh are three Native American heroes who fought valiantly for their land and for their people. This book is divided into three parts--each...


Skywalkers

by David Weitzman

Skyscrapers define the American city.  Through a narrative text and gorgeous historical photographs David Weitzman explores Native American history and the evolution of structural engineering and architecture,...


Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories

by Ellen Levine

In this inspiring collection of true stories, thirty African-Americans who were children or teenagers in the 1950s and 1960s talk about what it was like for them to fight segregation in the South-to sit in an...


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...


The Story of the Little Rock Nine and School Desegregation in Photographs

by David Aretha

In September 1957, nine brave African-American students attempted to do something that had not been done in the segregated South-integrate a public school. Until 1957, black students could not attend school...


The Story of the Selma Voting Rights Marches in Photographs

by David Aretha

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a momentous victory for civil rights activists. But one major obstacle remained in the path toward equal rights for African Americans: the right to vote. In the South, segregationists...


The Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Photographs

by David Aretha

In Montgomery, Alabama, segregation was a way of life for African Americans. Rosa Parks, riding the bus after a long day of work, was tired of it. When the bus driver demanded Parks leave her seat for a white...


The Story of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement in Photographs

by David Aretha

Martin Luther King, Jr., called Birmingham, Alabama, the most segregated city in America. In 1963, he and other civil rights leaders believed it was time to change that. With marches and protests throughout...


The Story of the Civil Rights Freedom Rides in Photographs

by David Aretha

Bombs. Clubs. Metal pipes. Severe beatings. Angry segregationists. This is what the Freedom Riders faced when they journeyed into the Deep South to integrate the interstate buses and terminals. Civil rights...


The Story of the Civil Rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Photographs

by David Aretha

On August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 people descended on Washington, D.C. They came by bus, car, and bicycle. Some even walked hundreds of miles to be there. On that day, the massive crowd gathered to march,...


Fun and Simple Southeastern State Crafts: West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida

by June Ponte

Learn interesting and exciting facts that you may not know and, at the same time, create fun crafts! Find out about your state's capital, motto, flower, animal, and more. You can make Poe's Raven, a Raptor Wall...


Fun and Simple Southern State Crafts: Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas

by June Ponte

Learn interesting and exciting facts that you may not know and, at the same time, create fun crafts! Find out about your state's capital, motto, flower, animal, and more. You can make a Rosa Parks quote plaque,...


Cause: Reconstruction America 1863-1877

by Tonya Bolden

After the destruction of the Civil War, the United States faced the immense challenge of rebuilding a ravaged South and incorporating millions of freed slaves into the life of the nation. On April 11, 1865,...


Cesar Chavez: A Hero for Everyone

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...