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A Volcano Beneath the Snow

By: Albert Marrin

John Brown is a man of many legacies, from hero, freedom fighter, and martyr, to liar, fanatic, and "the father of American terrorism." Some have said that it was his seizure of the arsenal at Harper's...

Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy

By: Albert Marrin

On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City burst into flames.  The factory was crowded.  The doors were locked to ensure workers stay inside.  One hundred forty-six...

Babe Ruth Saves Baseball!

By: Frank Murphy
illustrated by: Richard Walz

Batter up! It’s 1919 and baseball is in trouble! All across the country, people are throwing down their bats, and giving up America’s national pastime. It’s up to Babe Ruth to win back...

The Road to Yesterday

By: L.M. Montgomery

For Anne and Gilbert Blythe, life in a small village is never dull because of all the entertaining gossip, and what strange and funny tales they hear: about the mischievous twins whose dearest wish comes...

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...

A Library for Juana

By: Pat Mora
illustrated by: Beatriz Vidal

From the author of Tomás and the Library Lady, an amazing, true story about the quest for knowledge that inspired one of Mexico’s most famous and beloved poets, Sor Juana Inés. Juana Inés...

Ben Franklin and the Magic Square

By: Frank Murphy
illustrated by: Richard Walz

FDR and the American Crisis

By: Albert Marrin

The definitive biography of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt for young adult readers, from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin.   Brought up in a privileged family, Franklin Delano Roosevelt...

Black Gold

By: Albert Marrin

Oil is not pretty, but it is a resource that drives the modern world.  It has made fortunes for the lucky few and provided jobs for millions of ordinary folks.Thick and slippery, crude oil has an...


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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