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Brick by Brick
Brick by Brick
by Charles R Smith
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Coretta Scott King Award-winners Charles R. Smith Jr. and Floyd Cooper deliver the compelling story behind the building of the White House, a powerful part of history rarely taught. The home of our president was built by many hands, several of them... (read more)

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American Revolution Battles and Leaders (Battles and Leaders)
American Revolution Battles and Leaders (Battles and Leaders)
by Dk Publishing
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A thrilling guide to the people, places, and events of the American Revolution.... (read more)

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Progressive Leaders: The Platforms and Policies of America's Reform Politicians
Progressive Leaders: The Platforms and Policies of America's Reform Politicians
by Lois Sakany
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Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of the most important people who defined the Progressive Era: the Great Commoner William Jennings Bryan, Senator Robert La Follete and his liberal politics, Theodore Roosevelt and his Square Deal... (read more)

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They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group
They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group
by Susan Bartoletti
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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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Hornbooks and Inkwells
Hornbooks and Inkwells
by Verla Kay
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Life in an eighteenth-century one-room schoolhouse might be different from today-but like any other pair of siblings, brothers Peter and John Paul get up to plenty of mischief! Readers follow the two as they work with birch-bark paper and hornbooks, play... (read more)

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Actual Times #3: Gold! Gold from the American River!: January 24, 1848: The Day the Gold Rush Began
Actual Times #3: Gold! Gold from the American River!: January 24, 1848: The Day the Gold Rush Began
by Don Brown
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When James Marshall found a small, soft, shiny stone in a California stream, he knew it could only be one thing: gold! His cry of discovery would be heard around the world. In the third installment of Don Browns Actual Times series, Gold! Gold from the... (read more)

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Black Women of the Old West
Black Women of the Old West
by William Loren Katz
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Black women were always part of America's westward expansion. Some escaped slavery to live with the Native Americans, while others traveled west after the Civil War to settle the new lands. They came as servants and as independent pioneers struggling to... (read more)

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Spies in the Civil War (Civil War: A Nation Divided)
Spies in the Civil War (Civil War: A Nation Divided)
by Heather Lehr Wagner
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The stories of the men and women who served as spies in the Civil War offer a fascinating glimpse into the strong passions that divided a nation. Many were otherwise ordinary Americans who had received no special training in intelligence gathering, but... (read more)

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The Children's Book of America
The Children's Book of America
by William J Bennett
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Where did America come from? What does it mean to be an American? What makes America great? No volume will provide more compelling and inspiring answers to our children's questions than William Bennett and Michael Hague's marvelous new treasury, The... (read more)

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If the Walls Could Talk: Family Life at the White House
If the Walls Could Talk: Family Life at the White House
by Jane Oconnor
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Told by the walls of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the funny, true, and all-too-human stories of some of the presidents and their families who have lived in the White House over the past two centuries are related. Full color.... (read more)

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The Statue of Liberty (American Symbols)
The Statue of Liberty (American Symbols)
by Mary Firestone
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The Statue of Liberty is the tallest woman in the United States and one of the countrys most beloved symbols of freedom. Listen as park ranger Jeanetta tells the amazing story of Lady Libertys journey in 1885 from France to New York Harbor.... (read more)

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Trapped in Ice!
Trapped in Ice!
by Martin W. Sandler
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In this true story that reads as action-adventure, learn how 1,219 members of the world's largest whaling expedition managed to survive after becoming entrapped within an Arctic ice shelf. In the late summer of 1871, thirty-nine whaling ships traveled to... (read more)

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Pilgrim Voices: Our First Year in the New World
Pilgrim Voices: Our First Year in the New World
by Connie Roop
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What better way to understand the joys and sorrows of the Pilgrims than to read their own words? Nearly four hundred years after they were written, the Pilgrim's own writings are still the most dramatic account of their adventure in the New World. In... (read more)

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All about America: Cowboys and Wild (All about America)
All about America: Cowboys and Wild (All about America)
by Hilarie N Staton
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About the SeriesAction-packed and meticulously researched, with specially-commissioned illustration, detailed reconstructions and original artwork from each period, reading lists, and resources for further study, this series is an immersive introduction... (read more)

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George Washington's Rules to Live by: A Good Manners Guide from the Father of Our Country
George Washington's Rules to Live by: A Good Manners Guide from the Father of Our Country
by George Washington
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This innovative gift book allows kids to peek into the mind of George Washington and the more than 100 lessons by which he lived his life. Modern translations and hilarious caricature illustrations provide a lighthearted and fun way to learn about... (read more)

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Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad
Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad
by Monica Edinger
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"In her first book for children, Edinger fuses fact and fiction, despair and hope in the story of a nine-year-old girl taken from her Sierra Leona homeland. After being sold to slave traders, Margru is banished to the 'dark and airless' hold of a ship... (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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Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
by Kadir Nelson
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Kadir Nelson's Heart and Soul—the winner of numerous awards, including the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor, and the recipient of five starred reviews—now features eight pages of discussion and curriculum... (read more)

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The Taxing Case of the Cows: A True Story about Suffrage
The Taxing Case of the Cows: A True Story about Suffrage
by Pegi Shea
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Almost 100 years after the American Revolution, Abby and Julia Smith were fighting against taxation without representation. Women hadn't been given the vote, and the Smith sisters refused to pay an unfair property tax that they had no voice in... (read more)

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Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?
by Jean Fritz
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This entertaining volume sheds light on the life of England's King George III. It begins when he was a bashful boy who blushed easily, goes on to his early days as king, and finally examines his role in the American Revolution - when Americans ceased to... (read more)

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