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  • Where Is the Empire State Building?by Janet Pascal; Daniel Colón; David Groff

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2015; US$ 5.99

    New York City boasts one of the most famous skylines in the world, and the Empire State Building is undeniably the focal point of this incredible view. At 102 stories, the structure was no small feat. In fact, its construction coincided with the onset of the Great Depression, and so progress was met with numerous setbacks. Still, because of the efficiency... more...

  • The Declaration of Independenceby Peter Roop; Connie Roop

    Open Road Media Teen & Tween 2015; US$ 5.99

    Peter and Connie Roop are award-winning authors and educators who have published over one hundred children?s books, including the Reading Rainbow feature selection Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie . They have written biographies, historical fiction, general fiction, and science books. In 2013 the Wisconsin Library Association recognized the Roops as... more...

  • Choosing Courageby Peter Collier

    Artisan 2015; US$ 15.95

    What turns an ordinary person into a hero? What happens in the blink of an eye on a battlefield (or in any dangerous situation) to bring out true courage? The men and women who have been recognized by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation know the answers to these questions deep in their hearts. We learn of Jack Lucas, a 13-year-old who kept... more...

  • The Boys Who Challenged Hitlerby Phillip Hoose

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2015; US$ 20.99

    At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill... more...

  • Meet Weary Dunlopby Claire Saxby; Jeremy Lord

    Random House Australia 2015; US$ 17.37

    A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including World War II hero Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop. Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop was an Australian Army surgeon during World War II. This is the story of how Weary's bravery and compassion helped to save the lives and bolster the spirits of fellow... more...

  • Civic Unrestby Marcia Amidon Lusted; Lena Chandhok

    Nomad Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    From the American Revolution to the French Revolution, from the civil rights era in the United States to Arab Spring in the Middle East, the ongoing battle for freedom and democracy is a profound and fascinating study of the power of human will to change the world. Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change examines the history behind... 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...

  • It's True! Everest Killsby Kim Wilson

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 10.86

    Get the lowdown on Earth's highest mountain! Packed with hair-raising stories of extreme adventure, the 22nd title in the exciting It's True! series reveals the challenges that confront the courageous climbers who venture up Mount Everest. more...

  • Grief Girlby Erin Vincent

    Random House Children's Books 2008; US$ 8.99

    Imagine that you're going through one of the hardest parts of your life?being a teenager?when your parents are killed in a horrific car crash. Now you, your 17-year-old sister, and your three-year-old brother are on your own. Imagine what that would be like. Then read this book and find out. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Jamaican Americansby Heather A. Horst; Andrew Garner; Robert D. Johnston

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 27.95

    From Colin Powell, the first African American to be appointed US secretary of state in 2000, to former NBA star Patrick Ewing and Grammy Award winner Harry Belafonte, Jamaican Americans have made important contributions to American society. Drawing on personal stories, this book focuses on this dynamic people and assesses their lasting impact. more...