Category: History/Biography
Gettysburg – The True Account of Two Young Heroes in the Greatest Battle of the Civil War – Grades 7-12 – $1.99 0 comments
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In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia advanced into Pennsylvania in a daring offensive to win the Civil War in a single campaign. They met the Union Army at a quiet crossroads town called Gettysburg, and engaged in the greatest battle ever fought on American soil.
In this original retelling of the Gettysburg story, Iain C. Martin draws upon firsthand accounts—from the generals to the lowly privates and civilians caught in the epic struggle. Readers will discover history through the experiences of two Gettysburg teenagers—Matilda “Tillie” Pierce and Daniel Skelly. Gettysburg gives readers in grades 7-12 a fascinating look into this great turning point of American history. Buy it today for $1.99.
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Fallout – Novel for grades 5-8 exploring a what-if situation – $1.99 0 comments
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What if the bomb had actually been dropped? In the summer of 1962, the possibility of nuclear war is all anyone talks about, so Scott’s dad builds a bomb shelter to hold his family and stocks it with just enough supplies to keep the four of them alive for two critical weeks.
In the middle of the night in late October, when the unthinkable happens, the same neighbors who scoffed at building a shelter themselves force their way into the shelter before Scott’s dad can shut the door.
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Walt Disney – History’s All-Stars – Grades 3-6 – Just 99 cents 0 comments
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Walt Disney’s imagination made him an all-star in American history, and his childhood is where it all began!
Walter Elias “Walt” Disney had a huge impact on the entertainment industry as an animator, film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and international icon. But what was the original voice of Mickey Mouse like as a kid?
In this narrative biography, you’ll learn about the childhood of the boy who grew up to win and be nominated for more Academy Awards than anyone else in history!
Suitable for readers in grades 3-6, the book is selling for only 99 cents today.
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Heroes for My Daughter – Ages 4-12 – Just 99 cents 0 comments
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Heroes for My Daughter is a necessary addition for children, parents, teachers, and anyone looking for inspiration. The sixty featured figures represent the spectacular potential we all have within us to change the world.
Not limited to female role models, the wonderfully diverse heroes included in the book are men, women, historical, contemporary, athletes, actors, inventors, politicians, and so much more.
This book is for readers ages 4-12 and is selling for only 99 cents today.
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Radioactive! – How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World – Grades 5-9 – $1.99 0 comments
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In 1934, Irène Curie, working with her husband and fellow scientist, Frederic Joliot, made a discovery that would change the world: artificial radioactivity. This breakthrough allowed scientists to modify elements and create new ones by altering the structure of atoms. Curie shared a Nobel Prize with her husband for their work.
But when she was nominated to the French Academy of Sciences, the academy denied her admission and voted to disqualify all women from membership. Four years later, Curie’s breakthrough led physicist Lise Meitner to a brilliant leap of understanding that unlocked the secret of nuclear fission. Meitner’s unique insight was critical to the revolution in science that led to nuclear energy and the race to build the atom bomb, yet her achievement was left unrecognized by the Nobel committee in favor of that of her male colleague.
Radioactive! presents the story of two women breaking ground in a male-dominated field, scientists still largely unknown despite their crucial contributions to cutting-edge research, in a nonfiction narrative that reads with the suspense of a thriller. This book is for readers in grades 5-9 and is selling for only $1.99 today.
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Tony Hawk: Professional Skateboarder – Grades 5-8 – $1.99 0 comments
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In this young adult autobiography, Tony Hawk shares the stories from his life that have helped him become a skateboarding hero.
Hawk speaks of being a super-competitive ‘demon’ child who found peace while on a skateboard. Classmates teased him because of his interest in an ‘uncool’ sport. Instead of retaliating with violence, he practiced even more. With his story, he will inspire a younger generation of fans to stand up for what they believe in and follow their dreams.
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Yellow Star – Historical fiction for grades 5-9 – Only 99 cents; Audiobook $1.99 0 comments
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“In 1945 the war ended. The Germans surrendered, and the ghetto was liberated. Out of over a quarter of a million people, about 800 walked out of the ghetto. Of those who survived, only twelve were children. I was one of the twelve.”
For more than fifty years after the war, Syvia, like many Holocaust survivors, did not talk about her experiences in the Lodz ghetto in Poland. She buried her past in order to move forward. But finally she decided it was time to share her story, and so she told it to her niece, who has re-told it here using free verse inspired by her aunt.
This is the true story of Syvia Perlmutter. A timeline, historical notes, and an author’s note are included. Written for readers in grades 5-9, this book is selling for only 99 cents today. Audiobook: $1.99.
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Brave Girl: Clara Lemlich and the Shirtwaist Makers – Kindle Fire book for ages 5-9 – Just 99 cents 0 comments
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When Clara arrived in America, she couldn’t speak English. She didn’t know that young women had to go to work, that they traded an education for long hours of labor, that she was expected to grow up fast.
But that didn’t stop Clara. She went to night school, spent hours studying English, and helped support her family by sewing in a shirtwaist factory. Clara never quit, and she never accepted that girls should be treated poorly and paid little.
Fed up with the mistreatment of her fellow laborers, Clara led the largest walkout of women workers the country had seen. From her short time in America, Clara learned that everyone deserved a fair chance.
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Annie, Between the States – Annie’s home and heart are divided by the Civil War – Historical fiction for grades 6-10- $1.99 0 comments
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Annie’s home and heart are divided by the Civil War.
Annie Sinclair’s Virginia home is in the battle path of the Civil War. Her brothers, Laurence and Jamie, fight to defend the South, while Annie and her mother tend to wounded soldiers. When she develops a romantic connection with a Union Army lieutenant, Annie’s view of the war broadens. Then an accusation calls her loyalty into question. A nation and a heart divided force Annie to choose her own course.
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Drowned City – Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans – Non-fiction for grades 7-9 – $1.99 0 comments
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On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina’s monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives.
The riveting tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courage—and also of incompetence, racism, and criminality.
For readers in grades 7-9, this award-winning book is selling for $1.99 today.
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