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  • Black Elk's Visionby S. D. Nelson

    Abrams 2014; US$ 15.54

    Told from the Native American point of view, Black Elk’s Vision provides a unique perspective on American history.   From recounting the visions Black Elk had as a young boy, to his involvement in the battles of Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee, as well as his journeys to New York City and Europe with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, this biographical... more...

  • Pure Gritby Mary Cronk Farrell

    Abrams 2014; US$ 24.95

    In the early 1940s, young women enlisted for peacetime duty as U.S. Army nurses. But when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 blasted the United States into World War II, 101 American Army and Navy nurses serving in the Philippines were suddenly treating wounded and dying soldiers while bombs exploded all around them. The women served in... more...

  • A Woman in the House (and Senate)by Ilene Cooper

    Abrams 2014; US$ 24.95

    For the first 128 years of our country’s history, not a single woman served in the Senate or House of Representatives. All of that changed, however, in November 1916, when Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congresseven before the Nineteenth Amendment gave women across the U.S. the right to vote. Beginning with the women’s... more...

  • Ballots for Belvaby Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; Courtney A. Martin

    Abrams 2014; US$ 9.95

    A timely true tale for the 2008 presidential election   In 1884, when men were the only people allowed to vote in national elections, Belva Lockwood took a bold but legal step: She ran for president! Women did not have the same rights as men, but Belva went on undeterred—and she got votes! Her run for office was based on experience and... more...

  • Hot Pinkby Susan Goldman Rubin

    Abrams 2015; US$ 21.95

    Shocking pink—hot pink, as it is called today—was the signature color of Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973) and perhaps her greatest contribution to the fashion world. Schiaparelli was one of the most innovative designers in the early 20th century. Many design elements that are taken for granted today she created and brought to the forefront of fashion.... more...

  • Capital Daysby Tonya Bolden

    Abrams 2015; US$ 21.95

    Capital Days introduces young readers to Washington, D.C., during the early to mid-19th century. Spanning more than 60 years, the story of Michael Shiner (c. 1804–1880) highlights a period of immense change in our country and its capital. Covering the burning of the city during the War of 1812, the rebuilding of the Capitol and White House, the... more...

  • Yoko Onoby Nell Beram

    Abrams 2013; US$ 24.95

    This lyrical biography explores the life and art of Yoko Ono, from her childhood haiku to her avant-garde visual art and experimental music. An outcast throughout most of her life, and misunderstood by every group she was supposed to belong to, Yoko always followed her own unique vision to create art that was ahead of its time and would later be... more...

  • Saint Thomas Aquinasby Marianne Lorraine Trouvé FSP; Cathy Morrison

    Pauline Books and Media 2015; US$ 8.95

    Intelligent, wealthy, and well-connected, Thomas left it all behind to become a missionary of God's truth, joining the newly formed Dominicans. more...

  • Saint John Boscoby Emily Beata Marsh FSP; Wayne Alfano

    Pauline Books and Media 2015; US$ 8.95

    Introduce readers ages 9-12 to a saint known worldwide for his work with youth and who understood how to help children both love God and have fun, using their youthful energy for good. more...

  • First, You Exploreby Rachel Haynie; Trahern Cook

    University of South Carolina Press 2014; Not Available

    An inspirational biography of the Nobel Prize-winning inventor of the laser more...