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Dangerous Planet

By: Bryn Barnard
illustrated by: the author

Did a meteorite wipe out the dinosaurs and allow for human evolution? Did an earthquake usher in the rise of Greek civilization? Did a snowstorm help create the New York subway? The answer to all these...

A Girl Named Faithful Plum

By: Richard Bernstein

In 1977, when Zhongmei Lei was eleven years old, she learned that the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy was having open auditions. She'd already taken dance lessons, but everyone said a poor country girl...

FDR's Alphabet Soup: New Deal America 1932-1939

By: Tonya Bolden

FDR’S New Deal, which followed the 1929 stock market crash, was a hugely influential moment in the history of the United States, encompassing everything from the arts to finance, labor to legislation,...


33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women's History

By: Edited by Tonya Bolden

Here’s the perfect book for anyone interested in learning more about girls and women in the United States from the 18th century to the present. Featuring contributions from a wide variety of women,...

The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents

By: Wyatt Blassingame

Entertaining, up-to-the minute, and easy-to-use, The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents features a short, lively biography of every president from George Washington through the winner of the 2012 presidential...

The Trail of Tears

By: Joseph Bruchac
illustrated by: Diana Magnuson

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....


A Plague Year

By: Edward Bloor

It starts small, with petty thefts of cleaning supplies and Sudafed from the supermarket where Tom works. But the plague picks up speed, tearing through his town with a ferocity and velocity that surprises...

The Genius of Islam

By: Bryn Barnard

The Middle Ages were a period of tremendous cultural and scientific advancement in the Islamic Empire—ideas and inventions that shaped our world.  Did you know that:• The numbers you use...

The Champ

By: Tonya Bolden
illustrated by: R. Gregory Christie

Muhammad Ali is one of the world’s best-known figures, and this incredible biography delves into precisely why. From his unlikely beginnings as a skinny, young Cassius Clay learning to box at a local...