Category: History/Biography
Lies We Tell Ourselves – Historical fiction for teens – Just $1.99 0 comments
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In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on opposite sides of the battle for civil rights will be changed forever.
Sarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend the previously all-white Jefferson High School. An honors student at her old school, she is put into remedial classes, spit on and tormented daily.
Linda Hairston is the daughter of one of the town’s most vocal opponents of school integration. She has been taught all her life that the races should be kept “separate but equal.”
Forced to work together on a school project, Sarah and Linda must confront harsh truths about race, power and how they really feel about one another.
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The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill: Growing Up Billy Cody in Bleeding Kansas – Biography for grades 5-8 – Only 99 cents 0 comments
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The greatest entertainer of his era, Buffalo Bill was the founder and star of the legendary show that featured cowboys, Indians, trick riding, and sharpshooters.
But long before stardom, Buffalo Bill—born Billy Cody—had to grow up fast. While homesteading in Kansas just before the Civil War, his family was caught up in the conflict with neighboring Missouri over whether Kansas would enter the Union as a free or slave state.
To support his family after a pro-slaver killed his father, Billy—then eleven—herded cattle, worked on wagon trains, and rode the Pony Express. As the violence in Bleeding Kansas escalated, he joined the infamous Jayhawkers, seeking revenge on Missouri¬ans, and then became a soldier, scout, and spy in the Civil War—all by age seventeen.
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Michelle Obama: First Mom – Grades 1-3 – Just 99 cents 0 comments
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Written in free verse, this book tells the life of Michelle Obama from her birth and early years in Chicago through her career and early marriage to Barack Obama and ends with his inauguration.
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Nobody’s Secret – Historical fiction for grades 6-10 – Only 99 cents 0 comments
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One day, fifteen-year-old Emily Dickinson meets a mysterious, handsome young man. Surprisingly, he doesn’t seem to know who she or her family is. And even more surprisingly, he playfully refuses to divulge his name. Emily enjoys her secret flirtation with Mr. “Nobody” until he turns up dead in her family’s pond. She’s stricken with guilt. Only Emily can discover who this enigmatic stranger was before he’s condemned to be buried in an anonymous grave. Her investigation takes her deep into town secrets, blossoming romance, and deadly danger.
Exquisitely written and meticulously researched, this novel celebrates Emily Dickinson’s intellect and spunk in a page-turner of a book that will excite fans of mystery, romance, and poetry alike. Readers in grades 6-10 will want to read this historical novel that is selling for only 99 cents today.
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Alexander the Great – History for grades 3-6 – Just 99 cents 0 comments
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Born a prince of Macedonia in 356 BCE, Alexander the Great became one of the greatest military leaders of all time. He conquered the entire Persian Empire, defeating King Darius III four times. He invaded India, defeating a seven-foot-tall Indian king and extending the boundaries of his empire into most of Asia.
Brutal in his drive for power, Alexander maintained supremacy by forcing his soldiers to marry the foreigners that they conquered. He amassed a huge fortune by plundering the riches of his enemies and married two foreign princesses, one of them King Darius III’s daughter. By the time of his death at age thirty-two, Alexander had conquered most of the known ancient Greek world, a remarkable achievement in only twelve years.
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Quick picks: A Riddle in Ruby series – Books 1 & 2 – Alternative historical fiction – Grades 4-6 – $1.99 each 0 comments
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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!
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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.
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