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Rebel Hart

Rebel Hart

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A farm girl from the mountains of what would become West Virginia leaves home to join a group of rebel raiders who strike Federal Army encampments during the Civil War. Publisher: White Mane Kids. Paperback, 182 pages. Measures 5.5" x 8.5" x 0.4". Weighs 8.5 oz.
Scribbles, Sorrows, and Russet Leather Boots: The Life of Louisa May Alcott

Scribbles, Sorrows, and Russet Leather Boots: The Life of Louisa May Alcott

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Insightful, exciting, and deeply moving, Liz Rosenberg's distinctive portrait of the author of Little Women reveals some of her life's more complex and daring aspects. Moody and restless, teenage Louisa longed for freedom. Faced with the expectations of her loving but hapless family, the Alcotts, and of nineteenth-century New England society, Louisa struggled to find her place. On long meandering runs through the woods behind Orchard House, she thought about a future where she could write and think and dream. Undaunted by periods of abject poverty and enriched by friendships with some of the greatest minds of her time and place, she was determined to have this future, no matter the cost. Drawing on the surviving journals and letters of Louisa and her family and friends, author and poet Liz Rosenberg reunites Louisa May Alcott with her most ardent readers. In this warm and sometimes heartbreaking biography, Rosenberg delves deep into the oftentimes secretive life of a woman who was ahead of her time, imbued with social conscience, and always moving toward her future with a determination that would bring her fame, tragedy, and the realization of her biggest dreams. Publisher: Candlewick Press. Hardcover, 410 pages. Measures 6.25" x 8.75" x 1.25". Weighs 1 lb 7.3 oz.
Soldiers of the Civil War

Soldiers of the Civil War

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More American soldiers died in the Civil War than in any other war. This conflict not only divided the country, in some cases it also tore apart families. In this book, you'll find out what it was like to be a soldier in the Civil War. Publisher: Heinemann Library. Paperback, 32 pages. Measures 8" x 11"x0.125". Weighs 4.9 oz.
Stealing Freedom

Stealing Freedom

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Inspired by a true story, the riveting novel of a young slave girl's harrowing escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad. The moment Ann Maria Weems was born, her freedom was stolen from her. Like her family and the other slaves on the farm, Ann works from sunup to sundown and obeys the orders of her master. Then one day, Ann's family -- the only joy she knows -- is gone. Just 12 years old, Ann is overcome by grief, struggling to get through each day. And her only hope of stealing back her freedom and finding her family lies in a perilous journey: the Underground Railroad. Ann Maria Weems was an actual slave who lived in the mid-1800s near the author's home in Maryland. Publisher: Yearling Books. Paperback, 258 pages. Measures 5.125" x 6.7" x 0.7". Weighs 6.6 oz.
Summer of the Tree Army: A Civilian Conservation Corps Story

Summer of the Tree Army: A Civilian Conservation Corps Story

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When young Charlie Brightelot first spies the mysterious barracks in the woods near his home, he's not sure what to think. His father explains that the barracks will soon house young men serving in the Civilian Conservation Corps. President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the work relief program to help employ millions of young men during the Great Depression. Not everyone is happy to see these young men and Charlie's father questions their value. But when a fire threatens the forest, Roosevelt's "Tree Army" springs into action. Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press. Hardcover with dust jacket, 32 pages. Measures 9.25" x 11.25" x 0.4". Weighs 15.2 oz.
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

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As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a reunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation—and even of running away to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground Railroad. In a flash of inspiration, Clara sees how she can use the cloth in her scrap bag to make a map of the land—a freedom quilt—that no master will ever suspect. Author: Deborah Hopkinson. Illustrator: James Ransome. Publisher: Dragonfly Books. Paperback, 40 pages. Measures 8.5" x 10.5". Weighs 6.1 oz. 
Take a Hike, Teddy Roosevelt!

Take a Hike, Teddy Roosevelt!

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A Step 3 Step into Reading Biography Reader about Theodore Roosevelt--America's 26th President--and his efforts to protect our environment and establish national parks. Roosevelt battled asthma all his life, and the list of things he shouldn't do was long. But when people told him "you can't," he set about proving them wrong. This book focuses on his inexhaustible enthusiasm and his commitment to preserving America's natural resources. Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics. These books are for children who are ready to read on their own. Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers. Paperback, 48 pages. Measures 6" x 9" x 0.1". Weighs 3.5 oz. 
The Civil Rights Movement for Kids

The Civil Rights Movement for Kids

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Surprisingly, kids were some of the key instigators in the Civil Rights Movement, like Barbara Johns, who held a rally in her elementary school gym that eventually led to the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court school desegregation decision, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges, who was the first black student to desegregate elementary schools in New Orleans. In The Civil Rights Movement for Kids, children will discover how students and religious leaders worked together to demand the protection of civil rights for black Americans. They will relive the fear and uncertainty of Freedom Summer and learn how northern white college students helped bring national attention to atrocities committed in the name of segregation, and they'll be inspired by the speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X. Activities include: reenacting a lunch counter sit-in; organizing a workshop on nonviolence; holding a freedom film festival followed by a discussion; and organizing a choral group to sing the songs that motivated the foot soldiers in this war for rights. Author: Mary C. Turck. Publisher: Chicago Review Press. Paperback, 189 pages. Measures 11" x 8.5". Weighs 1 lb. 8.2 oz. 
The Journey of York: The Unsung Hero of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Journey of York: The Unsung Hero of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

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Thomas Jefferson's Corps of Discovery included Captains Lewis and Clark and a crew of 28 men to chart a route from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean. All the crew but one volunteered for the mission. York, the enslaved man taken on the journey, did not choose to go. Slaves did not have choices. York's contributions to the expedition, however, were invaluable. The captains came to rely on York's judgement, determination, and peacemaking role with the American Indian nations they encountered. But as York's independence and status rose on the journey, the question remained what status he would carry once the expedition was over. This is his story. Publisher: Capstone Editions. Paperback, 37 pages. Measures 8.75" x 11"x0.2". Weighs 6.2 oz.
The Powhatan: The Past and Present of Virginia's First Tribes (American Indian Life)

The Powhatan: The Past and Present of Virginia's First Tribes (American Indian Life)

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Present-day Virginia was home to the early Powhatan tribes. But settlers were eager to explore the rich land and the rivers in the area. The Powhatan were forced to adapt to new ways of life. But they continue to thrive in modern America, remembering and honoring their past traditions. Publisher: Capstone Press. Paperback, 32 pages. Measures 7.5" x 8.75" x 0.1". Weighs 3.5 oz.