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U.S. Presidents

by Ken Jennings & Mike Lowery Little Simon (May 06, 2014)

Become a presidential pro with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy! champ and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings.

With this book about U.S. Presidents, you'll become an expert and wow your...


Cesar Chavez

by Gary Soto & Lori Lohstoeter Aladdin (June 25, 2008)

¡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...


Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

by Ji-li Jiang HarperCollins (October 26, 2010)

Publishers Weekly Best Book * ALA Best Book for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children's Book * ALA Booklist Editors' Choice

Moving, honest, and deeply personal, Red Scarf Girl is the incredible true story of one...


Ronald Reagan: Young Leader

by Montrew Dunham & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (April 23, 2013)

This lively, fictionalized biography of Ronald Reagan explores the early years of a boy who would grow up to become known to millions a movie star--and later as America's fortieth president.


They Call Me a Hero: A Memoir of My Youth

by Daniel Hernandez & Susan Goldman Rubin Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 05, 2013)

Daniel Hernandez helped save the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and his life experience is a source of true inspiration in this heartfelt memoir, "an absorbing eyewitness view of a shocking event...


Yes We Can

by Garen Thomas Feiwel & Friends (June 23, 2008)

The great American leader uses his voice to change history, alter politics, and bring hope of a brighter future to generations to come.

Born in the U.S.A., the son of an African father and an American mother,...


Malala

by Malala Yousafzai & Sarah J. Robbins Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (November 05, 2018)

A chapter book edition of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai's bestselling story of courageously standing up for girls' education.

Malala's memoir of a remarkable teenage girl who risked her life for...


Who Did It First? 50 Politicians, Activists, and Entrepreneurs Who Revolutionized the World

by Jay Leslie, Nneka Myers & Alex Hart Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (February 10, 2020)

A "2020 NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People" Selection

A vibrantly illustrated and compelling collection of profiles about women and men who revolutionized politics, policy, commerce and...


Pocket Bios: Nelson Mandela

by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (July 16, 2018)

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of activist, philanthropist, and South African President Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela was a South African revolutionary, activist, politician, and...


Aaron and Alexander

by Don Brown Roaring Brook Press (October 12, 2015)

The most famous duel in American history dramatized by leading nonfiction picture book illustrator, Don Brown.

Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton were both fierce patriots during the Revolutionary War, but the...


Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing

by Leda Schubert & Raul Colon Roaring Brook Press (June 12, 2017)

Listen.

There was nobody like Pete Seeger.

Wherever he went, he got people singing.

With his head thrown back

and his Adam's apple bouncing,

picking his long-necked banjo

or strumming his twelve-string guitar,

Pete...


Dear America: Young Readers' Edition

by Jose Antonio Vargas HarperCollins (March 05, 2019)

In this young readers' adaptation of his adult memoir Dear America, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas tells his story, in light of the 12 million undocumented immigrants...


Notorious RBG Young Readers' Edition

by Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik & Andi Arndt HarperCollins (November 28, 2017)

The New York Times bestselling biography Notorious RBG--whose concept originated with a Tumblr page of the same name--is now available in a vibrant, full-color young readers' edition.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth...


Hillary Rodham Clinton: Do All the Good You Can

by Cynthia Levinson & Tavia Gilbert Balzer + Bray (January 05, 2016)

An inspiring and meticulously researched middle grade biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton--First Lady, senator, secretary of state, and Democratic candidate for president in 2016.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is a...


Little Legends

by Vashti Harrison, Cary Hite, J. D. Jackson & Kwesi Johnson Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (November 19, 2019)

New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history.

An important book for readers of all ages, this engagingly written volume brings to life...


William Henry Harrison

by Howard Peckham & Patrick Lawlor Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Meet our ninth US president before his famous victory over the native chief Tecumseh in the Battle of Tippecanoe. Young readers will thrill to “Billy” Harrison’s dramatic rescue of his sister, Sally, as...


Hero Tales

by Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

In 1895, two young men destined to make their mark on American life, Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge, discovered they shared a common interest in the remarkable way ordinary Americans demonstrated the...


Malala Yousafzai (The First Names Series)

by Lisa Williamson & Mike Smith Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 30, 2020)

Meet the young activist who stood up for her rights--and changed millions of lives

 

Before Malala Yousafzai (b. 1997) became the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, she was a girl fighting for her education in...


Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice

by Ilene Cooper Abrams Books for Young Readers (August 06, 2018)

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...


Abraham Lincoln

by Teri Kanefield Abrams Books for Young Readers (September 03, 2018)

The third installment of the Making of America series, Abraham Lincoln, tells of one of our most beloved presidents. Born in a cabin deep in the backwoods of Kentucky, growing up in a family considered "the...


Andrew Jackson

by Teri Kanefield Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 12, 2018)

Andrew Jackson tells the story of one of our most controversial presidents.

 

Born in the Carolina backwoods, Jackson joined the American Revolutionary War at the age of thirteen. After a reckless youth of...


Facing Frederick

by Tonya Bolden Abrams Books for Young Readers (January 08, 2018)

From award-winning author Tonya Bolden comes the fascinating story of one of America's most influential African American voices

Teacher. Self-emancipator. Orator. Author. Man. Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)...


Alexander Hamilton

by Teri Kanefield Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 06, 2017)

The America that Alexander Hamilton knew was largely agricultural and built on slave labor. He envisioned something else: a multi-racial, urbanized, capitalistic America with a strong central government. He...


Elizabeth Warren

by Susan Wood & Sarah Green Abrams Books for Young Readers (August 06, 2018)

Elizabeth Warren shares the incredible story of the first female senator of Massachusetts. Elizabeth came from a struggling middle-class family in Oklahoma City. After a heart attack put Elizabeth's father out...


Ruth Bader Ginsburg

by Jonah Winter & Stacy Innerst Abrams Books for Young Readers (August 07, 2017)

To become the first female Jewish Supreme Court Justice, the unsinkable Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to overcome countless injustices. Growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and ’40s, Ginsburg was discouraged from...


Strong Voices

by Tonya Bolden, Cokie Roberts & Eric Velasquez HarperCollins (February 11, 2020)

"A wide-ranging collection of speeches and a worthwhile resource for students of American history." —Booklist

"A golden celebration of the multicultural voices who demand the U.S.—and the world—do better."...


A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea (Young Readers' Edition)

by Melissa Fleming Flatiron Books (December 30, 2018)

The extraordinary true story of one teen refugee's quest to find a new life--now adapted for young readers

A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea tells the story of Doaa Al-Zamel, a Syrian girl whose life was upended...


John McCain

by Beatrice Gormley Aladdin (October 23, 2018)

Learn all about the life of Senator John McCain in this enlightening biography specially written for a younger audience.

Five-term Arizona senator John S. McCain’s indelible mark on America was perhaps his...


Ronald Reagan Our 40th President

by Winston Groom Regnery Kids (March 05, 2012)

He was one of America’s true greats. As president, he changed the world, developing a successful strategy for defeating Communism, toppling the Soviet Union, and liberating Eastern Europe (while hardly firing...


Groundbreaking Guys

National Geographic Kids Readers: Alexander Hamilton (Readers)

by National Geographic Kids & Libby Romero National Geographic Kids (March 22, 2018)

Fans of American history and the hit Broadway play are sure to enjoy the true story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton in this Level 3 biographical Reader from National Geographic Kids.

Learn all about the...


Dream Big Dreams: Photographs from Barack Obama's Inspiring and Historic Presidency (Young Readers)

by Pete Souza Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (November 21, 2017)

From former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza comes a book for young readers that highlights Barack Obama's historic presidency and the qualities and actions that make him so beloved.Pete Souza...


Margaret Thatcher : The Iron Lady Who Made History - Biography 3rd Grade | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Margaret Thatcher served as the Prime Minister of the UK. She was dubbed as the Iron Lady because of her policies. What were these policies, you ask? Well, you have to open this book to find out. You will also...


Journey to the Presidency: Biography of Donald Trump | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. Unlike other elected leaders of this nation, Trump has had zero experience in politics and so played the underdog during the campaign period. For those...


Notorious RBG Young Readers' Edition

by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik HarperCollins (November 28, 2017)

The New York Times bestselling biography Notorious RBG—whose concept originated with a Tumblr page of the same name—is now available in a vibrant, full-color young readers’ edition.

Supreme Court Justice...


Gandhi

by Kathleen Kudlinski Aladdin (March 13, 2012)

A childhood biography of the great political and social leader.

Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948) studied law in England, then spent 20 years defending the rights of immigrants in South Africa. In 1914 he returned...


They Made a Revolution

by Jules Archer & Kathleen Krull Sky Pony (June 28, 2016)

The founding fathers and mothers of the United States were not, as history often makes them out to be, stuffy cardboard figures of virtue and nobility. They Made a Revolution introduces them as the real people...


Rudolph W. Giuliani

by Eleanor Fremont Aladdin (May 11, 2010)

ONCE A MAYOR -- NOW A HERO

On September 11, 2001, our nation watched in horror as the United States came under siege. In the aftermath, New York City mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani rose to the forefront as a strong...


Harry S. Truman

by George E. Stanley & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (May 11, 2010)

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...


Abraham Lincoln

by David Colbert Aladdin (June 02, 2009)

You're about to be an eyewitness to the ten crucial days in Abraham Lincoln's life, including:

  • A tragic loss that sets a boy on a course for greatness
  • A career sacrificed to protest an unjust war
  • A state resorting...

  • Andrew Jackson

    by George E. Stanley & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (May 11, 2010)

    Dear Reader:

    The Childhood of Famous Americans series, seventy years old in 2002, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the...


    Barack Obama: Our 44th President

    by Beatrice Gormley Aladdin (September 08, 2015)

    Learn all about the life of the 44th President of the United States in this updated biography of Barack Obama, specially written for a younger audience.

    University Professor. Nobel Peace Prize Winner. First African...


    George W. Bush: Our 43rd President

    by Beatrice Gormley Aladdin (September 08, 2015)

    Learn about the life of the 43rd President of the United States in this updated biography of George W. Bush, specially written for a younger audience.

    President George W. Bush once said, "I never dreamed about...


    Watergate

    by Jules Archer & Roger Stone Sky Pony (June 23, 2015)

    With expert storytelling skills, historian Jules Archer recounts the complete story of Watergate, from that first fateful predawn Saturday morningJune 18, 1972when night watchman Frank Willis discovered burglars"...


    Nelson Mandela

    by Beatrice Gormley Aladdin (April 07, 2015)

    Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to change the world in this comprehensive biography that tells the complete life story of internationally renowned peacemaker Nelson Mandela.

    Civil rights activist....


    Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    by Kathleen Kudlinski & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (May 11, 2010)

    Childhood of Famous Americans

    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...