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

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 16.38

    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$ 7.39

    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 Library of Alexandriaby Kelly Trumble; Robina MacIntyre Marshall

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2003; US$ 15.32

    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$ 12.15

    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...

  • No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Rowby Susan Kuklin

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2013; US$ 12.01

    No Choirboy takes readers inside America's prisons, and allows inmates sentenced to death as teenagers to speak for themselves. In their own voices?raw and uncensored?they talk about their lives in prison, and share their thoughts and feelings about how they ended up there. Susan Kuklin also gets inside the system, exploring capital punishment itself... 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...

  • In New Yorkby Marc Brown

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    Marc Brown now calls New York City home, and with In New York , he shares his love for all that the city has to offer and all that it stands for, including the way it's always changing and evolving. From its earliest days as New Amsterdam to the contemporary wonders of Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building, to the kid-appealing... more...

  • World War Iby Allan Burnett

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 4.99

    Acclaimed children's author Allan Burnett turns his attention to the First World War in a book of explosively exciting and emotionally charged tales of bravery and adventure. Featuring the true exploits of soldiers, spies, pilots, sailors and many others, these stories, all based on interviews with these heroes themselves or their descendants, offer... more...

  • Children of the Tipiby Michael Oren Fitzgerald

    World Wisdom 2013; US$ 9.99

    Children of the Tipi brings to life the experiences of American Indian children growing up on thegreat plains of North America before the coming of the white settlers. In aworld without computers, fast-food, and television, how did these childrenlive, learn, and play? Simple passages from Native American leaders, selectedby award-winning author Michael... more...