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Una Biblioteca Para Juana

By: Pat Mora

Juana Inés was just a little girl in a village in Mexico when she decided that the thing she wanted most in the world was her very own collection of books, just like in her grandfather’s library....

There Comes a Time

By: Milton Meltzer

Historian, scholar, and award-winning author Milton Meltzer outlines the struggle of African Americans for "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," starting with the landing of the first...

Thomas Paine

By: Albert Marrin

From National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin comes a compelling look at the life and impact of Thomas Paine and the profound power of ideas.Uneducated as a boy, Thomas Paine grew up to become one of...


George, Thomas, and Abe!

By: Frank Murphy, Martha Brenner
illustrated by: Richard Walz, Donald Cook

This collection features three of our most popular biographies: Washington, the stoic general with a soft spot for animals; Jefferson, the brilliant statesman who was a foodie at heart, and Lincoln, the...

As Good as Anybody

By: Richard Michelson
illustrated by: Raul Colon

MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality.Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued...

Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares

By: Frank Murphy
illustrated by: Richard Walz

A funny, entertaining introduction to Ben Franklin and his many inventions, including the story of how he created the "magic square." A magic square is a box of nine numbers arranged so that any line of...


Inside The Alamo

By: Jim Murphy

Texas won its independence from Mexico with the battle cry “Remember the Alamo!” But just what exactly was the Alamo, and what happened there to change the history of the United States? This...

The Day the Sky Fell

By: Milton Meltzer

A History of TerrorismWho are terrorists? How do they justify what they do?Award-winning author Milton Meltzer searches for answers as he puts terrorism and its practitioners into historical context. Asking...

Take a Hike, Teddy Roosevelt!

By: Frank Murphy
illustrated by: Richard Walz

A Step 3 Step into Reading Biography Reader about Teddy Roosevelt and his efforts to protect our environment and establish national parks. Teddy battled asthma all his life, and the list of things he shouldn’t...


Resources

Busing Brewster

By: Richard Michelson
illustrated by: R.G Roth

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book

Brewster is excited about starting first grade . . . until Mama announces...

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