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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...


Meet Me in St. Louis: The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair

by Robert Jackson HarperCollins (November 30, 2010)

You are holding a ticket to one of the largest and most magnificent celebrations of all time -- the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair!

For seven months nearly twenty million visitors from around the globe flooded the...


Kennedy's Last Days

by Bill O'Reilly Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (June 10, 2013)

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...


Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929; A Wall Street Jour

by Karen Blumenthal Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 12, 2013)

Over six terrifying, desperate days in October 1929, the fabulous fortune that Americans had built in stocks plunged with a fervor never seen before. At first, the drop seemed like a mistake, a mere glitch in...


Little Leaders

by Vashti Harrison, Robin Miles & Bahni Turpin Hachette Book Group (December 05, 2017)

This book introduces listeners of all ages to forty women who changed the world.

Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of...


Crash

by Marc Favreau & Oliver Wyman Hachette Book Group (April 10, 2018)

The incredible true story of how Americans from all walks of life weathered one of the most turbulent periods in our nation's history--the Great Depression--and emerged triumphant.

Crash tells the story of the...


Code Girls

by Liza Mundy Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 01, 2018)

In the tradition of Hidden Figures and The Girls of Atomic City, Code Girls is the amazing true story of the young American women who cracked German and Japanese military codes during World War II.

More than...


Crash

by Marc Favreau Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 09, 2018)

The incredible true story of how Americans from all walks of life weathered one of the most turbulent periods in our nation's history--the Great Depression--and emerged triumphant.

Crash tells the story of the...


No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition

by Robert Weintraub Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (May 02, 2016)

Discover an extraordinary tale of friendship and survival between a man and a dog in World War II in this young readers' adaptation of the New York Times bestseller No Better Friend.

No Better Friend tells the...


Becoming Kareem

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (November 20, 2017)

The first memoir for young readers by sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

At one time, Lew Alcindor was just another kid from New York City with all the usual problems: He struggled with fitting in, with pleasing...


Into the Blizzard

by Michael J. Tougias Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (December 09, 2019)

A riveting true account of a rescue at sea from Michael J. Tougias, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Finest Hours.

In the midst of the Blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the...


Catching a Russian Spy

by Bryan Denson Roaring Brook Press (January 20, 2020)

In Catching a Russian Spy, Bryan Denson presents the story of the FBI's investigation of Aldrich Ames, and brings to life Agent Les Wiser, Jr., the agent who helped bring him to justice.

Aldrich H. "Rick" Ames...


Alice Across America

by Sarah Glenn Marsh & Gilbert Ford Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (February 03, 2020)

Writer Sarah Glenn Marsh and illustrator Gilbert Ford's Alice Across America is a nonfiction picture book account of maverick Alice Ramsey, the first woman to drive a car across America in 1909.

When Alice Ramsey...


Old Penn Station

by William Low Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (April 02, 2007)

A beautiful tribute to the glory of the original Pennsylvania Railroad Station

During the first half of the 20th century, the original Pennsylvania Station was one of New York City's grandest landmarks, a palace...


Rosa

by Nikki Giovanni & Bryan Collier Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (September 30, 2005)

She had not sought this moment but she was ready for it. When the policeman bent down to ask "Auntie, are you going to move?" all the strength of all the people through all those many years joined in her. She...


Go for the Moon

by Chris Gall Roaring Brook Press (June 10, 2019)

Written and illustrated by Chris Gall, Go for the Moon! captures the fascinating detail and inspiring adventure of the moon landing. It is a captivating celebration of one of humankind's greatest technical achievements...


Maya Lin

by Jeanne Walker Harvey & Tiemdow Phumiruk Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (May 01, 2017)

The bold story of Maya Lin, the visionary artist-architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

You may be familiar with the iconic Vietnam Veterans Memorial. But do you know about the artist-architect...


Pocket Bios: John F. Kennedy

by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (July 15, 2019)

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography about John F. Kennedy,

35th President of the United States.

John F. Kennedy was an incredibly popular American politician who served as 35th President...


We March

by Shane W. Evans Roaring Brook Press (January 02, 2012)

On August 28, 1963, a remarkable event took place--more than 250,000 people gathered in our nation's capital to participate in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march began at the Washington...


Thurgood Marshall

by Teri Kanefield Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 20, 2020)

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...


The Civil Rights Movement

by Nancy Ohlin & Roger Simó little bee books (January 28, 2020)

Get ready to blast back to the past and learn all about the Civil Rights Movement!

When people think about the Civil Rights Movement, things like segregation and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream"...


American Moonshot Young Readers' Edition

by Douglas Brinkley & Stephen Graybill HarperCollins (April 02, 2019)

In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, New York Times bestselling author and historian Douglas Brinkley delivers a young readers' edition of a story rooted in heroism, bravery, and...


Three Days in Moscow Young Readers' Edition

by Bret Baier, Catherine Whitney & Danny Campbell HarperCollins (May 15, 2018)

A gripping historical account of President Ronald Reagan's battle to end the Cold War, adapted for young readers from the book by #1 bestselling author and Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier

On May 31, 1988,...


The United States in the Cold War

The United States in World War II

Bringing Down a President

by Andrea Balis, Elizabeth Levy & Liisa Ivary Blackstone Publishing (November 05, 2019)

A middle-grade retelling of Richard Nixon's downfall, Bringing Down a President: The Watergate Scandal is an inventive and timely look at one of the biggest scandals to ever rock our nation by Andrea Balis and...


The Middle Road

The Changing Face of American Society

Attack on Pearl Harbor

by Shelley Tanaka & Charles Carroll Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2011)

Early on the morning of December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched a massive surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Two brief and terrible hours later, much of the American fleet...


The Rise of the Cities

Children of the Dust Bowl

by Jerry Stanley & Fred Sullivan Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2013)

This is the compelling story of the "Okie" migration to California and of the construction and life of a remarkable school at a farm workers' camp. This memorable book provides a glimpse of a neglected period...


A Century of Immigration

Harry Houdini (The First Names Series)

by Kjartan Poskitt & Geraint Ford Abrams Books for Young Readers (August 12, 2019)

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 Abrams Books for Young Readers (October 07, 2019)

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 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...


Come On In, America

by Linda Barrett Osborne Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 13, 2017)

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 Abrams Books for Young Readers (June 27, 2016)

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 Abrams Books for Young Readers (January 06, 2020)

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 Amulet Books (March 04, 2019)

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...


American Gothic

by Susan Wood & Ross Macdonald Abrams Books for Young Readers (September 04, 2017)

From humble beginnings sketching Iowa’s cornfields and rolling hills as a child, Grant Wood became the father of regionalism, an artistic movement that celebrated the simple and real-life surroundings of the...


Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #7)

by Nathan Hale Amulet Books (November 06, 2017)

Nathan Hale tackles a topic fans have been asking about for years: World War II.

On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, officially bringing the United States into World War II. A new generation...


Cloth Lullaby

by Amy Novesky & Isabelle Arsenault Abrams Books for Young Readers (February 29, 2016)

Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) was a world-renowned modern artist noted for her sculptures made of wood, steel, stone, and cast rubber. Her most famous spider sculpture, Maman, stands more than 30 feet high. Just...


Separate Is Never Equal

by Duncan Tonatiuh Abrams Books for Young Readers (May 05, 2014)

A 2015 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book and a 2015 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California....


The Unabomber

by Bryan Denson Roaring Brook Press (June 24, 2019)

A new true-crime series that follows FBI agents behind the scenes as they work to keep Americans safe.

The Unabomber was a lone-wolf terrorist who carried out fourteen bombings that left three people dead and...


Spies

by Marc Favreau Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 01, 2019)

A thrilling account of the Cold War spies and spycraft that changed the course of history, perfect for readers of Bomb and The Boys Who Challenged Hitler.

The Cold War spanned five decades as America and the...


They Had a Dream

by Jules Archer Sky Pony (January 26, 2016)

The majority of the civil rights movement in the United States occurred in three stages. The first stage began with the slaves in America fighting for their freedom. Frederick Douglass was a key player from...


Three Days at the Brink: Young Readers' Edition

by Bret Baier & Catherine Whitney HarperCollins (October 22, 2019)

This young readers’ edition from New York Times bestselling author and Fox News anchor Bret Baier dives into the first of the secret World War II meetings between President Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill,...


Three Days in January: Young Readers' Edition

by Bret Baier & Catherine Whitney HarperCollins (December 23, 2019)

In January 1961, three days before President Dwight D. Eisenhower passed the torch to John F. Kennedy, the president had one final mission.

In the young readers’ edition of his New York Times bestselling book,...


The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff (Epic Fails #2)

by Ben Thompson, Erik Slader & Tim Foley Roaring Brook Press (July 09, 2018)

In this second installment of the Epic Fails series, explore the many failures that made up the Race to Space, paving the way for humanity's eventual success at reaching the stars.

Today, everyone is familiar...


The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving into History (Epic Fails #1)

by Ben Thompson, Erik Slader & Tim Foley Roaring Brook Press (July 09, 2018)

A hilarious nonfiction look at two of history's most epic "failures": the Wright brothers, whose countless crashes ultimately led to groundbreaking success.

Although Orville and Wilbur Wright are celebrated today...