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Locomotive
Locomotive
by Brian Floca
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All aboard! From the creator of the “stunning” (Booklist) Moonshot, a rich and detailed sensory exploration of America’s early railroads. It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America... (read more)

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Bomb (12 Edition)
Bomb (12 Edition)
by Steve Sheinkin
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In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the... (read more)

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Yo Millard Fillmore!: (And All Those Other Presidents You Don't Know)
Yo Millard Fillmore!: (And All Those Other Presidents You Don't Know)
by Will Cleveland
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Here's a fast, easy way to learn all the Presidents of the United States (forever) in less than 20 minutes! In no time at all, you will be able to remember the names of all 44 presidents - in chronological order. Crazy cartoons and comic-book style... (read more)

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The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
by Steve Sheinkin
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An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin. On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were... (read more)

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A Young People's History of the United States
A Young People's History of the United States
by Howard Zinn
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A Young People's History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young People's History... (read more)

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What Was the Underground Railroad? (What Was...)
What Was the Underground Railroad? (What Was...)
by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough
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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," this book chronicles slaves' close calls... (read more)

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Revolution!: The Brick Chronicle of the American Revolution and the Inspiring Fight for Liberty and Equality That Shook the World
Revolution!: The Brick Chronicle of the American Revolution and the Inspiring Fight for Liberty and Equality That Shook the World
by Brendan Powell Smith
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Creator of the bestselling The Brick Bible series, master LEGO storyteller Brendan Powell Smith makes history come alive with a fresh new telling of the most fascinating details of our past. Following 2013s Assassination!, Smiths new Revolution! takes... (read more)

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The Complete Book of U.S. History (Complete Books)
The Complete Book of U.S. History (Complete Books)
by American
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The Complete Book of United States History teaches children in grades 3 to 5 important skills in U.S. History. In this 352 page workbook children complete a variety of exercises, covering pre-United States history with the native peoples of the American... (read more)

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This Is San Francisco
This Is San Francisco
by Miroslav Sasek
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Facsimile edition of a beloved, long out-of-print children's classic. Let the rumbling cable car tell you the story! And what a story: From the crookedest street in the world to the Peking ducks in Chinatown, San Francisco is easily one of the world's... (read more)

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Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
by Michelle Markel
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From acclaimed author Michelle Markel and Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet comes this true story of Clara Lemlich, a young Ukrainian immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history. This picture book biography includes a... (read more)

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On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894
On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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In 1894, Laura Ingalls Wilder, her husband, Almanzo, and their daughter, Rose, packed their belongings into their covered wagon and set out on a journey from De Smet, South Dakota, to Mansfield, Missouri. They heard that the soil there was rich and the... (read more)

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George Washington: Young Leader (Childhood of Famous Americans)
George Washington: Young Leader (Childhood of Famous Americans)
by Augusta Stevenson
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Using simple language that beginning readers can understand, this lively, inspiring, and believable biography looks at the childhood of the man who grew up to become an integral part of the American colonies' fight for freedom.... (read more)

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A One-Room School (Historic Communities)
A One-Room School (Historic Communities)
by Bobbie Kalman
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Bobbie Kalman's acclaimed Historic Communities Series provides a close-up view of how people lived more than two hundred years ago. Colorful photos, many taken by Bobbie Kalman herself at restored historic villages across the country, help support the... (read more)

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How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
by Rosalyn Schanzer
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Appealing art and descriptive text bring Lewis and Clark alive for young adventurers. Carefully chosen text from Lewis and Cark's actual journals opens a fascinating window into this country's exciting history.... (read more)

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A Young People's History of the United States, Vol 2: Class Struggle to the War on Terror
A Young People's History of the United States, Vol 2: Class Struggle to the War on Terror
by Howard Zinn and Rebecca Stefoff
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In volume two, Howard Zinn’s lively, clear prose guides the reader through the wars and revolutions of the twentieth century. Zinn continues his retelling up to the policies and resistances that have characterized the war on terror and that shape... (read more)

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Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp
Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp
by Jerry Stanley
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Illus. with photographs from the Dust Bowl era. This true story took place at the emergency farm-labor camp immortalized in Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Ostracized as "dumb Okies," the children of Dust Bowl migrant laborers went without... (read more)

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You Wouldn't Want To Be on Apollo 13!: a Mission You'd Rather Not Go on (You Wouldn't Want To...)
You Wouldn't Want To Be on Apollo 13!: a Mission You'd Rather Not Go on (You Wouldn't Want To...)
by Ian Graham
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This delightful series brings something unusual to the study of history: humor. You Wouldn't Want to... revels in the darker side of life in ancient times. The reader is on center stage as he or she gets a tour through life as a slave, warrior, explorer -... (read more)

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Don't Know Much about American History (Don't Know Much About...)
Don't Know Much about American History (Don't Know Much About...)
by Kenneth C Davis
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Was Columbus the first European in the Americas? What sport became more popular after the Civil War? Were the Little Rock Nine a rock-and-roll band? As best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis knows, history can be fun, fascinating, and memorable. When his... (read more)

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Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition
Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition
by Karen Blumenthal
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It began with the best of intentions. Worried about the effects of alcohol on American families, mothers and civic leaders started a movement to outlaw drinking in public places. Over time, their protests, petitions, and activism paid off—when... (read more)

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Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales)
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales)
by Nathan Hale
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  The Donner Party expedition is one of the most notorious stories in all of American history. Its also a fascinating snapshot of the westward expansion of the United States, and the families and individuals who sacrificed so much to build new lives... (read more)

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