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  • As Good as Anybodyby Richard Michelson; Raul Colon

    Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 7.99

    MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality.Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued by racial discrimination. He aimed to put a stop to it. He became a minister like his daddy, and he preached and marched for his cause.Abraham grew... more...

  • Moonshotby Brian Floca; Brian Floca

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2013; US$ 19.99

    Brilliantly illustrated, Moonshot tells the story of our first visit to the moon in 1969?an unforgettable story of home, seen whole, from far away. Simply told, grandly shown, here is the flight of Apollo 11. Here for a new generation of readers and explorers are the steady astronauts, clicking themselves into gloves and helmets, strapping themselves... more...

  • Causeby Tonya Bolden

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    After the destruction of the Civil War, the United States faced the immense challenge of rebuilding a ravaged South and incorporating millions of freed slaves into the life of the nation. On April 11, 1865, President Lincoln introduced his plan for reconstruction, warning that the coming years would be ?fraught with great difficulty.? Three days later... more...

  • Pyramidby David Macaulay

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1982; US$ 9.54

    Through concise text and richly detailed black and white illustrations we come to know the philosophy of life and death in ancient Egypt. more...

  • The Statue of Libertyby Marion Dane Bauer; John Wallace

    Simon Spotlight 2013; US$ 3.99

    For many years the Statue of Liberty was the first American sight for many immigrants. Read on to find out how she came to stand in New York Harbor. more...

  • Open the Door to Libertyby Anne Rockwell; R. Gregory Christie

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 16.84

    The story of revolution leaderToussaint L'Ouverture of St. Domingue (now Haiti). The island now known as Haiti was once a French colony called St. Domingue, where white plantation owners forced hundreds of thousands of African slaves to farm sugar cane. Toussaint L'Ouverture was one of those slaves . . . but not for long. The day would come when... more...

  • The Library of Alexandriaby Kelly Trumble; Robina MacIntyre Marshall

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2003; US$ 15.71

    The Library of Alexandria was the largest library of its time and a major center for learning and scholarly research, particularly in the fields of astronomy, geography, mathematics, and medicine. Caesar and Cleopatra, Erastosthenes and Euclid, Archimedes and Alexander the Great are just a few of the famous people connected to its story. Today, historians... more...

  • Cat Mummiesby Kelly Trumble; Laszlo Kubinyi

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1996; US$ 7.85

    Clearly written text offers an answer to the question of why ancient Egyptians mummified thousands and thousands of cats. An easy-to-understand introduction to ancient Egyptian history. more...

  • The Underground Railroadby Raymond Bial

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 6.73

    By ones, twos, and threes, in the years before the Civil War thousands of enslaved people slipped through the night on their way to freedom, riding the Underground Railroad. Hidden and hunted, the escape of southern slaves to the North remains a compelling event in American history. Within the pages of this book are documented, in prose and elegantly... more...

  • The Port Chicago 50by Steve Sheinkin

    Roaring Brook Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    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 at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away.... more...