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A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women
A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women
by Lynne Cheney
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Mothers, daughters, schoolchildren, generations of families--everyone will take Abigail Adams's words to heart and "remember the ladies" once they read the stories of these astonishing, astounding, amazing American women.... (read more)

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Lady Liberty: A Biography (Candlewick Biographies)
Lady Liberty: A Biography (Candlewick Biographies)
by Doreen Rappaport
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The White House Is Burning: August 24, 1814
The White House Is Burning: August 24, 1814
by Jane Sutcliffe
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Jane Sutcliffe is the author of Leonardos Monster, The Attack on Pearl Harbor, and Stone Giant: Michelangelos David and How He Came To Be, as well as nearly two dozen biographies for young readers. She lives with her family on a farm in Tolland... (read more)

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The U.S. Constitution and You
The U.S. Constitution and You
by Syl Sobel
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(back cover) Do You Know How the U.S. Constitution Works to Protect You, Your Friends, and Your Family? It gives you and every American citizen many rights, including the right to vote, as well as to enjoy freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom... (read more)

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The Mary Celeste: An Unsolved Mystery from History
The Mary Celeste: An Unsolved Mystery from History
by Jane Yolen
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The andlt;Iandgt;Mary Celesteandlt;/Iandgt; was discovered adrift on the open sea by another ship in 1872 -- with no sign of captain or crew. What happened? Did the crew mutiny? Were they attacked by pirates? Caught in a storm? No one ever found out... (read more)

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What Was the Gold Rush? (What Was...)
What Was the Gold Rush? (What Was...)
by Joan Holub
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In 1848, gold was discovered in California, attracting over 300,000 people from all over the world, some who struck it rich and many more who didn't. Hear the stories about the gold-seeking "forty-niners!" With black-and white illustrations and... (read more)

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What Was the Battle of Gettysburg? (What Was...)
What Was the Battle of Gettysburg? (What Was...)
by Jim Oconnor
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From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was the gateway to a new life in the United States for millions of immigrants. In later years, the island was deserted, the buildings decaying. Ellis Island was not restored until the 1980s, when Americans from all over... (read more)

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The Bill of Rights: Protecting Our Freedom Then and Now
The Bill of Rights: Protecting Our Freedom Then and Now
by Syl Sobel
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(back cover) Syl Sobel transforms America's history into an exciting adventure When the U.S. Constitution was first written, many of the freedoms we now take for granted were not yet guaranteed. Nowhere did the Constitution say anything about freedom of... (read more)

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Larry Gets Lost in Washington, DC (Larry Gets Lost)
Larry Gets Lost in Washington, DC (Larry Gets Lost)
by Andrew Fox
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JOHN SKEWES is the creator and illustrator of the award-winning Larry Gets Lost children’s book series. He lives in Seattle, WA. ANDREW FOX is an elementary school teacher in Seattle.... (read more)

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Follow the Drinking Gourd
Follow the Drinking Gourd
by Jeanette Winter
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Illus. in full color. "Winter's story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A... (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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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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A Child's Day (Historic Communities)
A Child's Day (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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The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure
The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure
by Martin W. Sandler
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Hope's Gift
Hope's Gift
by Kelly Starling Lyons
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A poignant story celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation It’s 1862 and the Civil War has turned out to be a long, deadly conflict. Hope’s father can’t stand the waiting a minute longer and decides to join... (read more)

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Henry's Freedom Box (07 Edition)
Henry's Freedom Box (07 Edition)
by Ellen Levine
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Learn about the courageous Americans who journeyed on the Oregon Trail in this picture book perfect for the Common Core Its 1848, and brave families band together in covered wagons to head west. Each spread introduces a different speaker to tell his or... (read more)

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The American Revolution for Kids
The American Revolution for Kids
by Janis Herbert
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Heroes, traitors, and great thinkers come to life in this activity book, and the concepts of freedom and democracy are celebrated in true accounts of the distinguished officers, wise delegates, rugged riflemen, and hardworking farm wives and children who... (read more)

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If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island
If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island
by Ellen Levine
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If your name were changed at Ellis Island --Would everyone in your family travel together? --How long would you stay at Ellis Island? --Would your name be changed? This book tells you what it was like if when Ellis Island was opened in 1892 as a center... (read more)

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If You Lived in Colonial Times
If You Lived in Colonial Times
by Ann Mcgovern
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If you lived in colonial times --What kind of clothes would you wear? --Would you go to school? --What would happen if you didn't behave? This book tells you what it was like to live in the New England colonies during the years 1565 to 1776.... (read more)

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The Memory Coat
The Memory Coat
by Elvira Woodruff
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Fleeing from Russia to America, Rachel and her family want to make a good impression at the inspection station at Ellis Island. Any wrong move there could cause one or all of them to be turned away. When an inspector singles out young cousin Grisha... (read more)

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