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Rock of Ages

By: Tonya Bolden
illustrated by: R. Gregory Christie

In her moving homage to the Black Church, Tonya Bolden has written a poem spanning centuries of oppression, freedom, prejudice, and joy. From times when slaves worshipped secretly in fields at night to...

Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Homefront in World War II

By: Penny Colman

Now in paperback--the award-winning account of how 18 million women, many of whom had never before held a job, entered the work force in 1942-45 to help the United States fight World War II. Their unprecedented...

Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Homefront in World War II

By: Penny Colman

Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. When America's men went off to war in 1942, millions of women were recruited, through posters and other propaganda, to work at non-traditional jobs.  In...


Round Buildings, Square Buildings, and Buildings that Wiggle Like a Fish

By: Philip M. Isaacson

What do we see when we look at a building? From the classical Parthenon in Greece to the simple fisherman's shacks in New England to the post-modernist Pompidou Center in France, Philip Isaacson explores...

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...