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Who Was John F. Kennedy?: Who Was...?

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough & Jill Weber

The man who saved the lives of his PT-109 crewmen during WWII and became the 35th president fought-and won-his first battle at the age of two-and-a-half, when he was stricken with scarlet fever. Although his...

Who Was Rosa Parks?

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough & Nancy Harrison

In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title ÒMother...

Little Author in the Big Woods

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough & Jennifer Thermes

Many girls in elementary and middle school fall in love with the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. What they don't always realize is that Wilder's books are autobiographical. This narrative biography...

All the Available Light: A Marilyn Monroe Reader

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough

No star in any genre has affected the world as deeply or has lasted as long without fading as Marilyn Monroe. This thought-provoking and wide-ranging collection of essays examines the undiminished incandescence...

What Was the Underground Railroad?

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough, Lauren Mortimer & James Bennett

No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad,"...

Breaking the Bank

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough

A fresh and whimsical novel featuring a single mother in Brooklyn who suddenly discovers an ATM machine that gives her free (and unrecorded) cash; what she does with that money changes many lives—including...

Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough & Carrie Robbins

Born in Austria in 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his first piece of music, a minuet, when he was just five years old! Soon after, he was performing for kings and emperors. Although he died at the young...

A Wedding in Great Neck

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough

The Silverstein family is coming together in Great Neck, Long Island, for the nuptials of the youngest daughter. Always considered the favorite—and the object of much envy and resentment—Angelica has planned...

Who Was Harriet Tubman?

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough & Nancy Harrison

Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard...

Who Was Louis Armstrong?

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough & John O'Brien

If not for a stint in reform school, young Louis Armstrong might never have become a musician. It was a teacher at the Colored Waifs? Home who gave him a cornet, promoted him to band leader, and saw talent in...

The Four Temperaments: A Novel

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough

The spellbinding story of a father and son, both married, who fall in love with the same alluring ballerina.

Oscar Kornblatt has been a first violinist with the New York City Ballet for so many years that he...

The House on Primrose Pond

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough

A compelling novel about one woman’s search for the truth from the author of You Were Meant For Me.


After suffering a sudden, traumatic loss, historical novelist Susannah Gilmore decides to uproot her life—and...

The Doll with the Yellow Star

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough & Kimberly Bulcken Root

A tender story about the power of love in the face of loss

Nine-year-old Claudine doesn't want to leave her much-loved home in France to go live in America, not without her parents. But she knows about the shortages,...

Who Was Sojourner Truth?

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough & Jim Eldridge

Almost 100 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat, Sojourner Truth was mistreated by a streetcar conductor. She took him to court--and won! Before she was Sojourner Truth, she was known simply...

The Doll Shop Downstairs

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough & Heather Maione

Nine year old Anna and her sisters like helping out in their parents' doll repair shop, because once their chores are done, the fun can begin. The girls are allowed to play carefully with the dolls until they're...

The Cats in the Doll Shop

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough & Heather Maione

When Anna spots a cat in the yard behind her parents' doll shop, she is excited. Then she realizes the cat is about to have kittens--even better! And Anna has something else to look forward to: her cousin Tania...