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Your Own, Sylvia

By: Stephanie Hemphill

On a bleak February day in 1963 a young American poet died by her own hand, and passed into a myth that has since imprinted itself on the hearts and minds of millions. She was and is Sylvia Plath and Your...

Anthony Burns

By: Virginia Hamilton

Now in Laurel-Leaf, Virginia Hamilton's powerful true account of the sensational trial of a fugitive slave.The year is 1854, and Anthony Burns, a 20-year-old Virginia slave, has escaped to Boston. But...

Meet George Washington

By: Joan Heilbroner

This valiant story of how young George Washington was drawn into his country's struggle for independence gives readers a vivid perspective on a crucial era in American history--and on the life of a revolutionary...


Meet George Washington

By: Joan Heilbroner

George Washington grew up in the English colony of Virginia. He was tall and strong, fair in judgment, and respected by his friends as agood leader. As he grew older, George saw how England took advantage...

Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child

By: Jessie Hartland
illustrated by: Jessie Hartland

In a starred review, Publishers Weekly raves, "Chef and TV personality Julia Child likely would have delighted in and hooted over this wide-ranging picture-book biography.... Readers young and old will...

Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek

By: Deborah Hopkinson
illustrated by: John Hendrix

This ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book and Booklist Editors' Choice is an ingenious historical fiction picture book about the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It’s a tale of...


Helen Keller

By: Johanna Hurwitz

When a childhood illness leaves her blind and deaf, Helen Keller's life seems hopeless indeed. But her indomitable will and the help of a devoted teacher empower Helen to triumph over incredible adversity....



Resources

Anthony Burns

By: Virginia Hamilton

NOTE TO TEACHERS
Anthony Burns:
The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave
Virginia Hamilton
Grades 7-10
Anthony Burns may be considered an obscure person in American history,...

Your Own, Sylvia

By: Stephanie Hemphill

BOOK TALK
 
Pull back the curtain on the very private thoughts of Sylvia and her family and friends. This beautifully written poetry collection covers it all, from the hopes and fears of...