Category: History/Biography
Zlata’s Diary – A Child’s Life in Wartime Sarajevo – Biography for grades 5-8 – $1.99 0 comments

When Zlata’s Diary was first published at the height of the Bosnian conflict, it became an international bestseller. It begins as the day-today record of the life of a typical eleven-year-old girl, preoccupied by piano lessons and birthday parties. But as war engulfs Sarajevo, Zlata Filipovic becomes a witness to food shortages and the deaths of friends and learns to wait out bombardments in a neighbor’s cellar.
Yet throughout she remains courageous and observant. The result is a book that has the power to move and instruct readers a world away.
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A Spy in the House – The Agency 1 – Historical mystery for grades 8-12 – $1.99 0 comments

Rescued from the gallows in 1850s London, young orphan (and thief) Mary Quinn is surprised to be offered a singular education, instruction in fine manners — and an unusual vocation. Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls is a cover for an all-female investigative unit called The Agency, and at seventeen, Mary is about to put her training to the test.
Assuming the guise of a lady’s companion, she must infiltrate a rich merchant’s home in hopes of tracing his missing cargo ships. But the household is full of dangerous deceptions, and there is no one to trust — or is there?
Packed with action and suspense, banter and romance, and evoking the gritty backstreets of Victorian London, this breezy mystery debuts a daring young detective who lives by her wits while uncovering secrets — including those of her own past. Suitable for readers in grades 8–12, this historical mystery is selling for $1.99 today.
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Flashback Four #1: The Lincoln Project – Historical fiction for grades 3-5 – Just 99 cents 0 comments

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Four very different kids are picked by a mysterious billionaire to travel through time and photograph some of history’s most important events. This time, the four friends are headed to 1863 to catch Abraham Lincoln delivering his famous Gettysburg Address. They’ll have to work together to ask the right questions, meet the right people, and capture the right moment. And most important—not get caught!
This fast-paced historical fiction book is for grades 3-5 and is selling for just 99 cents today.
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Hidden Figures – Young Readers’ Edition – NASA history for grades 3-7 – $1.99 0 comments

Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.
This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country.
Written for readers in grades 3-7, this book is selling for $1.99 today.
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How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child – For teen readers – $1.99 0 comments

This profoundly moving memoir is the remarkable and inspiring true story of Sandra Uwiringiyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre, immigrated to America, and overcame her trauma through art and activism.
Sandra was just ten years old when she found herself with a gun pointed at her head. She had watched as rebels gunned down her mother and six-year-old sister in a refugee camp. Remarkably, the rebel didn’t pull the trigger, and Sandra escaped.
Thus began a new life for her and her surviving family members. With no home and no money, they struggled to stay alive. Eventually, through a United Nations refugee program, they moved to America, only to face yet another ethnic disconnect. Sandra may have crossed an ocean, but there was now a much wider divide she had to overcome. And it started with middle school in New York.
In this memoir, Sandra tells the story of her survival, of finding her place in a new country, of her hope for the future, and how she found a way to give voice to her people. Written for teens, this book is selling for $1.99 today.
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A Voice of Her Own: Becoming Emily Dickinson – Biographical fiction for grades 7-12 – Just 99 cents 0 comments

When something is most important to me and I do not want to lose it, I gather it into a poem. It is said that women must employ the needle and not the pen. But I will be a Poet! That’s who I am!
Before she was an iconic American poet, Emily Dickinson was a spirited girl eager to find her place in the world. Expected by family and friends to mold to the prescribed role for women in mid-1800s New England, Emily was challenged to define herself on her own terms.
This book is for readers in grades 7-12 and is selling for only 99 cents today.
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Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York – Grades 3-7 – $1.99 0 comments

One hundred years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, Elizabeth Jennings’s refusal to leave a segregated streetcar in the Five Points neighborhood of Manhattan set into motion a major court case in New York City.
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Swimming with Faith – The Missy Franklin Story – Biography for grades 4-6 – Just 99 cents 0 comments

Missy Franklin is one of the most talented swimmers in the world. She is a four-time Olympic gold medalist and currently holds the world record in the 200-meter backstroke and American records in both the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke. She was Swimming World’s World Swimmer of the Year and was awarded the American Swimmer of the Year award in 2012.
Swimming with Faith: The Missy Franklin Story details her rise in fame as a swimmer and humbleness in the sport and in her personal life.
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My Brother Sam is Dead – Grades 5-8 – Just 99 cents 0 comments

The Revolutionary War comes alive in this contemporary classic for young adults. The War had no clear-cut loyalties–it divided families, friends and towns. Young Tim Meeker’s 16-year-old brother goes off to fight with the Patriots while his father remains a reluctant British Loyalist in the Tory town of Redding, CT. Tim’s always looked up to his brother, who’s smart and brave.
With the war soon raging, Tim knows he’ll have to make a choice — between the Revolutionaries and the Redcoats . . . and between his brother and his father. Over the course of the war Tim learns that life teaches some bitter lessons and does not guarantee clear answers.
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Bad Boy: A Memoir – Grades 7-10 – $1.99 0 comments

As a boy, Myers was quick-tempered and physically strong, always ready for a fight. He also read voraciously—he would check out books from the library and carry them home, hidden in brown paper bags in order to avoid other boys’ teasing. He aspired to be a writer (and he eventually succeeded).
But as his hope for a successful future diminished, the values he had been taught at home, in school, and in his community seemed worthless, and he turned to the streets and to his books for comfort.
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