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With Courage and Cloth: How American Woman Fought for and Won the Right to Vote
With Courage and Cloth: How American Woman Fought for and Won the Right to Vote
by Ann Bausum
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Ann Bausum is the daughter of a history professor, and she grew up with a love of American history and a passion for research. She is an award-winning author who has published six titles with National Geographic Childrens Books, including the acclaimed... (read more)

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The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence
The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence
by Judith St George
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*"This well-researched, readable, and well-illustrated book belongs on the shelves of all public and school libraries. Its a wonderful way to learn history." —School Library Journal, starred review *"History buffs or not, all readers will come away... (read more)

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Thomas Paine: Crusader for Liberty: How One Man's Ideas Helped Form a New Nation
Thomas Paine: Crusader for Liberty: How One Man's Ideas Helped Form a New Nation
by Albert Marrin
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ALBERT MARRIN is the author of numerous highly regarded nonfiction books for young readers, including the National Book Award Finalist Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy, A Volcano Beneath the Snow: John Brown's War on Slavery... (read more)

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The Pullman Porter
The Pullman Porter
by Vanita Oelschlager
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Children and adults under the age of 40 are forgetting about the Pullman Porter. They were very important figures in the history of American. This book will teach children and adults, who the porters were and why they were so important in our history... (read more)

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How the U.S. Government Works
How the U.S. Government Works
by Syl Sobel
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(back cover) Can You Answer Questions Like These . . . ? How does a bill introduced in Congress become a federal law? What is the President's Cabinet? Are Supreme Court justices elected or are they appointed? How the U.S. Government Works gives you... (read more)

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1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving
1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving
by Catherine One Grace
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Countering the prevailing, traditional story of the first Thanksgiving, with its black-hatted, silver-buckled Pilgrims; blanket-clad, be-feathered Indians; cranberry sauce; pumpkin pie; and turkey, this lushly illustrated photo-essay presents a more... (read more)

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Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain
Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain
by Russell Freedman
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Nonfiction master Russell Freedman illuminates for young readers the complex and rarely discussed subject of World War I. The tangled relationships and alliances of many nations, the introduction of modern weaponry, and top-level military decisions that... (read more)

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So You Want to Be President?
So You Want to Be President?
by Judith St. George and David Small
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David Small is the renowned illustrator of more than fifty books, including So You Want to be President?, which won the... (read more)

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Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?
Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?
by Jean Fritz
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Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China where she lived until the age of thirteen. She tells her story in Homesick, My Own Story, a Newbery Honor Book.... (read more)

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America the Beautiful: Together We Stand
America the Beautiful: Together We Stand
by Katharine Lee Bates
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A moving celebration of "America the Beautiful" featuring artwork from ten distinguished artists and inspiring presidential quotes! AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL: TOGETHER WE STAND Each of our presidents has had a unique vision of America. In AMERICA... (read more)

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When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots
When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots
by Lynne Cheney
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andlt;bandgt;Lynne Cheneyandlt;/bandgt;'s most recent book is the andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestseller, andlt;Iandgt;We the People: The Story of Our Constitutionandlt;/iandgt;, illustrated by Greg Harlin. She is also the author of the... (read more)

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Anna & Solomon
Anna & Solomon
by Elaine Snyder
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In 1897 a young man named Solomon fell in love with and married a beautiful young woman named Anna. They lived in Russia, which was dangerous at that time for a Jewish family, so Solomon moved to the United States, where he worked and saved... (read more)

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Sweet Land of Liberty
Sweet Land of Liberty
by Callista Gingrich
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How did America become the land of the free? In Sweet Land of Liberty, Ellis the Elephant sets off on a quest to find out. Through an amazing afternoon at the library, Ellis travels through time and discovers the pivotal moments that have shaped our... (read more)

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N. C. Wyeth's Pilgrims
N. C. Wyeth's Pilgrims
by Robert San Souci
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Stunning reproductions of N.C. Wyeth's murals of the Plymouth Colony...are combined with San Souci's clear, succinct text...This book will be a welcome addition to libraries. Booklist ...a fine text by Robert and superlative production. The Horn... (read more)

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Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (with a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)
Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (with a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)
by Sue Macy
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NCSS—Notable Social Studies Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2012 School Library Journal Best Books of 2011 Finalist YALSA Excellence in Non Fiction for Young Adults SLJ’s 100 Magnificent Children’s Books of 2011 Amelia... (read more)

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Three Young Pilgrims
Three Young Pilgrims
by Cheryl Harness
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andlt;Bandgt;Cheryl Harnessandlt;/Bandgt; is an author-illustrator, speaker, sometime sculptor, and harmonica player. She has created many acclaimed historical picture books, including andlt;Iandgt;Ghosts of the Civil War, Ghosts of the White House... (read more)

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The Pledge of Allegiance (American Symbols)
The Pledge of Allegiance (American Symbols)
by Norman Pearl
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Discusses the history of the Pledge of Allegiance, its meaning, and changes in the text of it over the years.... (read more)

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The Election Book: The People Pick a President
The Election Book: The People Pick a President
by Carolyn Jackson
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The U.S. Presidential Election is the toughest race in the world to win. Find out what it takes to become the Commander in Chief1 Since we have a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, it's important the people--including you--know... (read more)

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Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving
Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving
by Joseph Bruchac
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In 1620 an English ship called the Mayflower landed on the shores inhabited by the Pokanoket, and it was Squanto who welcomed the newcomers and taught them how to survive. When a good harvest was gathered, the people feasted together--a tradition that... (read more)

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Fight for Freedom: The American Revolutionary War
Fight for Freedom: The American Revolutionary War
by Benson Bobrick
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Benson Bobrick earned his doctorate from Columbia University and is the author of several critically acclaimed works, including Wide as the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution It Inspired and Angel in the Whirlwind: The Triumph... (read more)

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