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  • Explore Norse Myths!by Anita Yasuda; Bryan Stone

    Nomad Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    The stories of Norse myths and legends are a terrific introduction to Viking culture, history, science, and traditions, which thrived in Scandinavia from the eighth to the eleventh centuries. But who were the Norse, who left their homelands in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden to trade, raid, and explore around the world? In Explore Norse Myths! With 25... more...

  • Fantastic Fugitivesby Brianna DuMont; Bethany Straker

    Sky Pony Press 2016; US$ 16.99

    Throughout historyand even todaythe head honchos usually like things the way they are. Rocking the boat does not make them happynot one bit. They may even want your head for going against the grain. But that threat didn?t stop the characters spotlighted in Fantastic Fugitives from changing history. They founded countries, won wars, and even ended... more...

  • Filipino Americansby Jon Sterngass; Robert D. Johnston

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 27.95

    In the early 2000s, Filipinos made up the second-largest immigrant group in the US and the third largest in Canada. In the early 1900s, they worked as agricultural laborers, cannery workers and sailors. Since 1970, they worked in such fields as computer programming and nursing. This book examines their history, culture, trials and successes. more...

  • First Flight Around the Worldby Tim Grove

    Abrams 2015; US$ 21.95

    In 1924 the U.S. Army sent eight young men on a bold attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the globe by flight. Men from five other countries?Great Britain, France, Portugal, Italy, and Argentina?had the same goal. The race was on! First Flight Around the World d ocuments the exciting journey of four American planes?the Chicago , Boston ,... more...

  • Five Thousand Years of Slaveryby Marjorie Gann; Janet Willen

    Tundra 2012; US$ 15.99

    When they were too impoverished to raise their families, ancient Sumerians sold their children into bondage. Slave women in Rome faced never-ending household drudgery. The ninth-century Zanj were transported from East Africa to work the salt marshes of Iraq. Cotton pickers worked under terrible duress in the American South. Ancient history? Tragically,... more...

  • Flags Over Americaby Cheryl Harness

    Albert Whitman & Company 2014; US$ 5.99

    Every flag tells a story. Whether it?s a scrap of cloth tied to a stick or an elaborate banner, people have used flags to announce themselves, identify their lands, and display their beliefs. Award-winning author and illustrator Cheryl Harness brings to life a picture book history of flags focusing on the United States? revolutionary beginnings, from... more...

  • Flags of Our Fathersby James Bradley; Ron Powers; Michael French

    Random House Children's Books 2012; US$ 6.99

    Now abridged for young people, Flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history: the raising of the U. S. flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America. In February 1945, American... more...

  • The Flying Tigersby John Toland

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 2.99

    During World War II, a group of American fighter pilots roamed the skies over China and Burma, menacing the Japanese war effort without letup. Flamboyant, daring, and courageous, they were called the Flying Tigers.  The Tigers, who had been recruited from the Army, Navy, and Marines, first saw action as a volunteer group fighting on the side of the... more...

  • Free At Last: A History of the Civil Rights Movement and Those Who Died in the Struggleby Sara Bullard; Julian Bond

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 9.99

    Here is an illustrated history of the civil rights movement, written and designed for ages 10 to adult, that clearly and effectively brings the turbulent years of struggle to life, and gives a vivid and powerful experience of what it was like not so very long ago. Provides a brief overview of black history in the US, discussing the civil-rights movement... more...

  • From Then to Nowby Christopher Moore; Andrej Krystoforski

    Tundra 2011; US$ 25.95

    Just 50,000 years ago, our hunter-gatherer ancestors ventured off the African savannah and into the wider world. Now, our technology reaches far out into the cosmos. How did we get to where we are today? With lively text and colorful illustrations, From Then to Now explains how individual societies struggled to find their own paths, despite war,... more...