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Abraham Lincoln And Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind An American Friendship

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The Newbery medalist Russell Freedman focuses on Lincoln's brief but important friendship with an African American leader. &nbsp* "A marvel . . . makes complicated history clear and interesting." &nbsp- Kirkus Reviews , starred review &nbsp From the author of…
Children of the Great Depression
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|December 6, 2010

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As he did for frontier children in his enormously popular Children of the Wild West, Russell Freedman illuminates the lives of the American children affected by the economic and social changes of the Great Depression. Middle-class urban youth, migrant farm…
Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott
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|February 28, 2009

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On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus and give up her seat to a white man. This refusal to give up her dignity sparked the Montgomery bus boycott, a yearlong struggle, and a major victory in the civil rights movement. Source…
Immigrant Kids
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|August 1, 1995

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America meant "freedom" to the immigrants of the early 1900s—but a freedom very different from what they expected.  Cities were crowded and jobs were scare.  Children had to work selling newspapers, delivering goods, and laboring sweatshops. …
Because They Marched: The People's Campaign for Voting Rights that Changed America

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For the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march for voting right from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Newberry Medalist Russell Freedman has written a riveting account of this pivotal event in the history of civil rights. Illustrated with more than forty photographs,…
Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain
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|January 7, 2014

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Angel Island, off the coast of California, was the port of entry for Asian immigrants to the United States between 1892 and 1940. Following the passage of legislation requiring the screening of immigrants, the other Ellis Island" processed around one million…
We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler

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From Newbery medalist and nonfiction master Russell Freedman, the suspenseful, poignant true story of students in Nazi Germany who dared to resist Hitler?s regime. In his signature eloquent prose, backed up by thorough research, Russell Freedman tells the story…
Cowboys Of The Wild West
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|October 1, 1990

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Introduces readers to the proud young men who inspired a legend - the trail-driving cow herders of the late nineteenth century.
Lincoln: A Photobiography
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|September 1, 1989

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The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights

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A voice like yours," celebrated conductor Arturo Toscanini told contralto Marian Anderson, "is heard once in a hundred years." This insightful account of the great African American vocalist considers her life and musical career in the context of the history of…
Give Me Liberty
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|January 1, 2002

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Describes the events leading up to the Declaration of Independence as well as the personalities and politics behind its framing.
Out Of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille
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|March 19, 2004

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A biography of the modest Frenchman who, after being blinded at the age of three, went on to develop a system of raised dots on paper that enabled blind people to read and write.