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  • Your Name Is Ren?eby Stacy Cretzmeyer; Beate Klarsfeld

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 9.99

    A deeply personal book, this true story recounts the chilling experiences of a young Jewish girl during the Holocaust. The Kapp family flees one home after another, helped by simple, ordinary people from the French countryside who risk their lives to protect them. Eventually the family is forced to separate, and young Ruth survives the war in an orphanage... more...

  • Diana, Princess of Walesby Beatrice Gormley

    Aladdin 2010; US$ 5.99

    Diana Spencer grew up to be the princess of Wales. But when she was a little girl, she did not dream she would become a princess. When she was still quite young, her older sisters went off to boarding school and her parents decided to live apart. This was very difficult for sensitive Diana, and her self-esteem began to suffer. Things were not helped... more...

  • The American Revolutionby Bruce Jr Bliven

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 5.99

    In the American colonies of the 1770s, people were fed up with British laws. Local farmers and tradesmen secretly formed a militia. In 1775, when the British marched into Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, the Americans were ready. From that first battle to the final showdown at Yorktown, the Americans fought against tremendous odds. The British... more...

  • Robert the Bruce And All Thatby Allan Burnett; Scoular Anderson

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 4.36

    Packed with humour - I recommend the whole lot!,' - The School Librarian Robert the Bruce and All That is a real-life adventure packed with historical facts about Scotland?s warrior king. Gallop alongside King Robert the Bruce as he takes up the quest to free the Scots from terrifying King Edward and his bumbling son, Edward II. Voyage with Bruce... more...

  • A Short History of World War Iby James L. Stokesbury

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    World War I was a bloodletting so vast and unprecedented that for a generation it was known simply as the Great War. Casualty lists reached unimagined proportions as the same ground -- places like Ypres and the Somme -- was fought over again and again. Other major bloody battles remain vivid in memory to this day: Gallipoli and the Battle of Jutland... more...

  • History for the IB Diploma: Interwar Years: Conflict and Cooperation 1919?39by Allan Todd; Jean Bottaro; Sally Waller

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    An exciting series that covers selected topics from the Higher Level options in the IB History syllabus. more...

  • World War II for Kidsby Richard Panchyk; Senator John McCain

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 14.99

    Now more than ever, kids want to know about our country's great struggles during World War II. This book is packed with information that kids will find fascinating, from Hitler's rise to power in 1933 to the surrender of the Japanese in 1945. Much more than an ordinary history book, it is filled with excerpts from actual wartime letters written to... more...

  • Indian Americansby Padma Rangaswamy; Robert D. Johnston

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 27.95

    Barely 40 years after beginning a major immigration movement to the United States, Indian Americans have established thriving communities in major metropolitan areas across the country. This work traces their history, from the early days of the Punjabi pioneers in California to the triumphs of the "dot-com generation." more...

  • Mexican Americansby Michael J. Schroeder; Robert D. Johnston

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 27.95

    How have Mexican immigrants reshaped the US? What is their history and culture? Why did they leave their homeland? Focusing on the human side of the story, this work probes these questions by tracing the lives of ordinary and not-so-ordinary people. Featuring photographs, it points the way to a journey into the Mexican-American experience. 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...