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Invasion

by Bruce Bliven

Invasion is a full account of D-Day from the point of view of Bruce Bliven, Jr., a soldier who was actually there on that grueling day. 

It's the most famous amphibious invasion in history; thousands of...


The Great Escape

by Mike Meserole

When a group of American and English soldiers were taken to a Nazi prison as prisoners of war, the first thing on their minds was breaking free. The Great Escape​ is their incredible true story.

There have...


The Race to Space

by Clive Gifford & Paul Daviz

You know that man has walked on the Moon, but do you know the story of how he got there? With the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing on July 20th 2019, this book celebrates the Space Race rivalry between...


To Fly Among the Stars: The Hidden Story of the Fight for Women Astronauts (Scholastic Focus)

by Rebecca Siegel

In the 1960s, locked in a heated race to launch the first human into space, the United States selected seven superstar test pilots and former military air fighters to NASA's astronaut class -- the Mercury 7....


Nazi Saboteurs: Hitler's Secret Attack on America (Scholastic Focus)

by Samantha Seiple

In 1942, amid a growing German threat, Nazi agents infiltrated the United States in hopes of destroying American infrastructure and sowing panic throughout the nation. Nazi Saboteurs tells the nail-biting tale...


Here Come the Girl Scouts! The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure

by Shana Corey & Hadley Hooper

The amazing, all-true story of the first Girl Scouts and their visionary founder. Juliette Gordon Low--Daisy to her friends and family--was not like most girls of the Victorian era. Prim and proper? BOSH! Dainty...


Dive! World War II Stories of Sailors & Submarines in the Pacific

by Deborah Hopkinson

Dive! World War II Stories of Sailors & Submarines in the Pacific tells the incredible story of America's little known "war within a war" -- US submarine warfare during World War II. Following the attack on...


Lost in Outer Space: The Incredible Journey of Apollo 13 (Lost #2)

by Tod Olson

April 13, 1970: Two hundred thousand miles from Earth and counting, an explosion rips through Jim Lovell's spacecraft. The crippled ship hurtles toward the moon at three times the speed of sound, losing power...


Ghosts in the Fog: The Untold Story of Alaska's WWII Invasion

by Samantha Seiple

Few know the story of the Japanese invasion of Alaska during World War II--until now. GHOSTS IN THE FOG is the first narrative nonfiction book for young adults to tell the riveting story of how the Japanese...


"The President Has Been Shot!": The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

by James L. Swanson

In his new young-adult book on the Kennedy assassination, James Swanson will transport readers back to one of the most shocking, sad, and terrifying events in American history. As he did in his bestselling Scholastic...


I Am #4: Martin Luther King Jr.

by Grace Norwich

A brand-new biography series featuring some of the most important people from history and today. I helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott. I am only 34 when I give the "I Have a Dream" speech. I am Martin...


Vietnam #2: Sharpshooter

by Chris Lynch

Of all his friends, Ivan is the only one looking forward to war. That's because Ivan has never backed down from a fight--especially when it comes to fighting for what's right. He has protected his friends from...


Thurgood Marshall

by Teri Kanefield

The story of the brilliant lawyer who successfully argued the case that ended legal racial segregation in America

 

When Thurgood Marshall?the great grandson of a slave?was born, African Americans were denied...


Harry Houdini (The First Names Series)

by Kjartan Poskitt & Geraint Ford

Discover the man behind the magic and see how Houdini pulled off his most daring escapes

 

Before Harry Houdini (1874–1926) became the greatest magician in the world, he was just little Ehrich Weisz, a Hungarian-born...


Franklin D. Roosevelt

by Teri Kanefield

Franklin D. Roosevelt tells the story of the president who lifted the United States from depression to global leadership

 

When Roosevelt was first elected president in 1933, America was in the throes of the...


Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice

by Ilene Cooper

Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice shows young readers how the former First Lady evolved from a poor little rich girl to a protector and advocate for those without a voice. Though now seen as a cultural...


Come On In, America

by Linda Barrett Osborne

On April 6, 1917, the United States declared war on Germany and joined World War I. German submarine attacks on American ships in March 1917 were the overt motive for declaring war, but the underlying reasons...


Milestones of Flight

by Tim Grove & National Air and Space Museum

Milestones of Flight takes readers soaring through the high points of American aviation: from the Wright brothers and their competitors to the military pilots who first circumnavigated the globe, from the initial...


A Ride to Remember

by Sharon Langley, Amy Nathan & Floyd Cooper

The true story of how a ride on a carousel made a powerful Civil Rights statement

 

A Ride to Remember tells how a community came together—both black and white—to make a change. When Sharon Langley was...


Rocket to the Moon!

by Don Brown

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took ?one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind? when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it wasn?t just one man who got us to the moon. Rocket to the Moon! explores...