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The Visual Geography Series reveals the history and government, economy, people, geography, and cultural life of countries around the world. Supports the national curriculum standards Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; People, Places, and Environments;…

Apollo 13

by James Lovell

|April 11, 2000

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In April 1970, during the glory days of the Apollo space program, NASA sent Navy Captain Jim Lovell and two other astronauts on America's fifth mission to the moon. Only fifty-five hours into the flight of Apollo 13, disaster struck: a mysterious explosion…

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A brisk narrative of battles and plagues, monastic orders, heroic women, and knights-errant, barbaric tortures and tender romance, intrigue, scandals, and conquest, The Middle Ages: An Illustrated History mixes a spirited and entertaining writing style with…

Fallen Grace

by Mary Hooper

|February 1, 2011

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In Victorian London, impoverished fifteen-year-old orphan Grace takes care of her older but mentally unfit sister Lily, and after enduring many harsh and painful experiences, the two become the victims of a fraud perpetrated by the wealthy owners of several…

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The 10 volumes of The Young Oxford History of African Americans describe how black Americans shaped and changed the history of this nation. Starting in 1502, more than a century before the day in 1619 when 19 Africans stepped off a Dutch ship in Jamestown,…

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Many people think of the first three decades of the 20th century as the formative years of Jim Crow, or legal segregation, a time when African Americans shared in the aspirations and expectations of their fellow citizens, but who did so as a people with a unique…

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The history of African Americans begins in Africa, a continent that was home to people with different languages, traditions, histories, and religions. They called themselves Twi, Yoruba, Zulu, Ashanti, and Kumba, among other names. In the early sixteenth century…

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This highly acclaimed and award-winning American history series takes an in-depth look at patterns of change in ordinary people's lives. Primary sources such as diaries, letters, newspaper accounts, and period literature bring immediacy to the texts. Supportsthe…

T4: A Novel

by Ann Clare LeZotte

|September 22, 2008

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It is 1939. Paula Becker, thirteen years old and deaf, lives with her family in a rural German town. As rumors swirl of disabled children quietly disappearing, a priest comes to her family's door with an offer to shield Paula from an uncertain fate. When the…

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Jam-packed with firsthand narratives, diary entries, personal letters, and patriotic songs and poems, this book tells the story of the American founding through the eyes of children.

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Side Lights on American History , originally published in 1900, seeks to give the reader a broader conception of, and a deeper love for, our great country and its institutions. These are the stories that American history textbooks forgot. Volume I covers the…

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When something goes from bad to worse, we say it "fell out of the frying pan and into the fire." This timeless phrases succinctly captures what has happened to the majority of African Americans since the 1970s. The civil rights movement of the 1960s brought about…