Category: History/Biography
Dolores Huerta – A Hero to Migrant Workers – A biography for grades 2-5 – Just 99 cents 0 comments
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Dolores is a teacher, a mother, and a friend She wants to know why her students are too hungry to listen, why they don t have shoes to wear to school Dolores is a warrior, an organizer, and a peacemaker When she finds out that the farm workers in her community are poorly paid and working under dangerous conditions, she standsup for their rights This is the story of Dolores Huerta and the extraordinary battle she waged to ensure fair and safe work places for migrant workers.
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Thank You, Sarah – The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving – Kindle Fire book for grades 1-3 – Just 99 cents 0 comments
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Thanksgiving might have started with a jubilant feast on Plymouth’s shore. But by the 1800s America’s observance was waning. None of the presidents nor Congress sought to revive the holiday. And so one invincible “lady editor” name Sarah Hale took it upon herself to rewrite the recipe for Thanksgiving as we know it today.
This is an inspirational, historical, all-out boisterous tale about perseverance and belief: In 1863 Hale’s thirty-five years of petitioning and orations got Abraham Lincoln thinking. He signed the Thanksgiving Proclamation that very year, declaring it a national holiday.
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Born For Adventure – An historical adventure for teens – Just 99 cents 0 comments
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When young Tom Ormsby cons his way onto the great explorer Henry Morton Stanley’s “Relief of Emin Pasha Expedition” in 1887, he’s looking for adventure. But he has no idea what lies ahead of him. From the exotic bazaars of Zanzibar to the mouth of the Congo River and beyond, Tom soon learns he’s signed on for more than the rescue of the mysterious Pasha. He’s on a journey through the ravishing beauty and brutality of a jungle world peopled by slavers, warring tribes, cannibals, and colonial masters – all jockeying for survival in 19th-century Africa.
As Karr follows Tom’s remarkable three-year trek, she raises some provocative questions about slavery, the right of one country to impose its cultural imperatives on another, and the arrogance that can prevent a man from achieving his ultimate goal. Startling, scary, and surprising, this true story takes the reader deep into the heart of the African past.
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Worlds Apart – Historical fiction for grades 4-7 – Only 99 cents 0 comments
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Fifteen-year-old Christopher West befriends a young Native American boy his own age in the Carolinas in 1670. Christopher’s new friend teaches him how to hunt, forage, and respect the land and in exchange Christopher teaches his Sewee acquaintance English and how to play chess. As the English move inland and take land and resources from the Indians, Christopher experiences conflicting loyalties.
Based on true facts, this is an exciting tale of a little-known chapter in American history. Readers in grades 4-7 will want to read this book that is selling for just 99 cents today.
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Her Right Foot – Kindle Fire book about the Statue of Liberty for ages 4-8 – $1.99 0 comments
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If you had to name a statue, any statue, odds are good you’d mention the Statue of Liberty. Have you seen her?
She’s in New York.
She’s holding a torch.
And she’s taking one step forward.
But why?
In this fascinating, fun take on nonfiction, uniquely American in its frank tone and honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America’s most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty’s right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country’s creation. Can you believe that?
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Prisoner B-3087 – Historical fiction for grades 6-10 – $1.99 0 comments
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10 concentration camps.
10 different places where you are starved, tortured, and worked mercilessly.
It’s something no one could imagine surviving.
But it is what Yanek Gruener has to face.
As a Jewish boy in 1930s Poland, Yanek is at the mercy of the Nazis who have taken over. Everything he has, and everyone he loves, have been snatched brutally from him. And then Yanek himself is taken prisoner — his arm tattooed with the words PRISONER B-3087.
He is forced from one nightmarish concentration camp to another, as World War II rages all around him. He encounters evil he could have never imagined, but also sees surprising glimpses of hope amid the horror. He just barely escapes death, only to confront it again seconds later.
Can Yanek make it through the terror without losing his hope, his will — and, most of all, his sense of who he really is inside?
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Soldier Boys – Historical fiction for grades 7-9 – Just 99 cents 0 comments
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Spencer Morgan And Dieter Hedrick, one American, one German, are both young and eager to get into action in the war. Dieter, a shining member of the Hitler Youth movement, has actually met the Führer himself and was praised for his hard work. Now he is determined to make it to the front lines, to push back the enemy and defend the honor of the Fatherland.
Spencer, just sixteen, must convince his father to sign his induction papers. He is bent on becoming a paratrooper — the toughest soldiers in the world. Everyone will look at him differently when he returns home in his uniform, trousers tucked into his boots in the paratrooper style.
Both boys get their wishes when they are tossed into intense conflict during the Battle of the Bulge. And both soon learn that war is about a lot more than proving oneself and one’s bravery.
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Crossing the Tracks – Historical fiction for grades 7-10 – Just 99 cents 0 comments
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At fifteen, Iris is a hobo of sorts—no home, no family, no plan. Her mother died when she was six, and her selfish father hires her out as a companion to a country doctor’s elderly mother. Iris, stuck in the middle of 1920s rural Missouri, discovers that “hobo” is short for “homeward bound,” and cultivates an eccentric cast of folks into family, creating the home she never had.
But when she learns that a neighboring tenant farmer may have had more than his hands on his pregnant daughter, Iris must intervene to save the girl and her unborn baby.
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King of Shadows – Historical fiction for grades 5-8 – Just 99 cents 0 comments
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Only in the world of the theater can Nat Field find an escape from the tragedies that have shadowed his young life. So he is thrilled when he is chosen to join an American drama troupe traveling to London to perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a new replica of the famous Globe theater.
Shortly after arriving in England, Nat goes to bed ill and awakens transported back in time four hundred years — to another London, and another production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Amid the bustle and excitement of an Elizabethan theatrical production, Nat finds the warm, nurturing father figure missing from his life — in none other than William Shakespeare himself. Does Nat have to remain trapped in the past forever, or give up the friendship he’s so longed for in his own time?
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A Night Divided – Historical fiction for grades 5-8 – $1.99 0 comments
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With the rise of the Berlin Wall, Gerta finds her family suddenly divided. She, her mother, and her brother Fritz live on the eastern side, controlled by the Soviets. Her father and middle brother, who had gone west in search of work, cannot return home. Gerta knows it is dangerous to watch the wall, yet she can’t help herself. She sees the East German soldiers with their guns trained on their own citizens; she, her family, her neighbors and friends are prisoners in their own city.
But one day on her way to school, Gerta spots her father on a viewing platform on the western side, pantomiming a peculiar dance. Gerta concludes that her father wants her and Fritz to tunnel beneath the wall, out of East Berlin. However, if they are caught, the consequences will be deadly. No one can be trusted. Will Gerta and her family find their way to freedom?
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