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  • 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...

  • 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$ 15.78

    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...

  • Cat Mummiesby Kelly Trumble; Laszlo Kubinyi

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1996; US$ 7.07

    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...

  • Pyramidby David Macaulay

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1982; US$ 8.70

    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 Underground Railroadby Raymond Bial

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 6.52

    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 Library of Alexandriaby Kelly Trumble; Robina MacIntyre Marshall

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2003; US$ 15.23

    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...

  • The Endby Laura Barcella

    Zest 2012; US$ 11.42

    You?ve probably heard rumors that the end of the world is going to happen in the year 2012. But people have been making predictions about how and when the world is going to end for ages. The End is a fun, comprehensive, pop culture read about the 50 top movies, books, songs, comics, artworks, and plays?from the movie Shaun of the Dead to the pop... more...

  • The Port Chicago 50by Steve Sheinkin

    Roaring Brook Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • The Trail of Tearsby Joseph Bruchac

    Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 3.99

    In 1838, settlers moving west forced the great Cherokee Nation, and their chief John Ross, to leave their home land and travel 1,200 miles to Oklahoma. An epic story of friendship, war, hope, and betrayal. more...