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The Red Badge of Courage

The Red Badge of Courage

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First published in 1895, America's greatest novel of the Civil War was written before 21-year-old Stephen Crane had "smelled even the powder of a sham battle." But this powerful psychological study of a young soldier's struggle with the horrors, both within and without, that war strikes the reader with its undeniable realism and with its masterful descriptions of the moment-by-moment riot of emotions felt by me under fire. Ernest Hemingway called the novel an American classic, and Crane's genius is as much apparent in his sharp, colorful prose as in his ironic portrayal of an episode of war so intense, so immediate, so real that the terror of battle becomes our own ... in a masterpiece so unique that many believe modern American fiction began with Stephen Crane. "The Red Badge Of Courage" has long been considered the first great 'modern' novel of war by an American--the first novel of literary distinction to present war without heroics and this in a spirit of total irony and skepticism." -- Alfred Kazin Publisher: Dover Publications. Paperback, 100 pages. Measures 5" x 8" x 0.25". Weighs 3.2 oz.
Story of George Washington

The Story of George Washington

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Explore George Washington's childhood and presidency with this 200-word board book perfect for little learners! This little book introduces George Washington, one of the forefathers of the United States, and its first president. Simple, toddler-friendly text tells the infamous story of the cherry tree from his childhood, his part in the Revolutionary War, and his presidency. Accompanied by vivid and engaging illustrations, The Story of George Washington will help even the smallest children understand who George Washington is, and why he is so important. Publisher: Worthy Kids. Hardcover, 24 pages. Measures 5.25" x 6.25" x 0.75". Weighs 7.7 oz.
Travel, Doodle, Explore! National Parks, Cities and Other Fun Places to Color and Draw!

Travel, Doodle, Explore! National Parks, Cities and Other Fun Places to Color and Draw!

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National parks, cities and other fun places to color and draw! Let your creativity flow as you journey through this unique drawing book. Each page includes an "art starter" and ideas to spark your imagination. Color outside the lines, fill the sky with beautiful colors, add yourself to the pictures and draw your favorite animals. Read the facts to learn more about the animals, plants and different places featured in this book. Made in the USA. Publisher: Haywood Studios. Paperback, 128 pages. Measures 10" x 7" x 0.4". Weighs 9.7 oz. 
Two Thousand Miles to Happy

Two Thousand Miles to Happy

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In 1948 World War II veteran Earl Shaffer decided to "walk the war out of his system" and became the first person to report hiking the entire length of the Appalachian Trail in one, continuous journey. This children's book tells the story of Earl's remarkable journey of five million steps across fourteen states for over two thousand miles. "So, on a blustery April morning in 1948, Earl stood on a Georgia mountain peak, beside a weather-beaten sign, with a pack on his back and only the birds in the trees for company." One hundred and twenty-four days later he stood atop Maine's Mt. Katahdin in triumph. In 1965, he hiked the AT from north to south and became the first person to report a thru-hike of the AT in both directions. Publisher: Muddy Boots. Hardcover with dust jacket, 32 pages. Measures 8.25" x 10.25" x 0.4". Weighs 13.4 oz.
Ulysses S. Grant Let Freedom Ring Series

Ulysses S. Grant Let Freedom Ring Series

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The bridgestone Let Freedom Ring series explores American history topics using engaging text, rich images, and authentic sources and documents. These books bring a new perspective to people and events from important periods in America's past. As a civilian, Ulysses S. Grant suffered many failures, uncluding political scandal during his years as president. However, as a soldier, Grant had great success. Ulysses S. Grant reveals the life story of this genius soldier, from his childhood to his Civil War service to his death from throat cancer in 1885. Publisher: Bridgestone Books. Hardcover, 50 Pages. Measures 9.5"x7.25"x0.25" . Weighs 9.7 oz.
Under Siege! Three Children at the Civil War Battle for Vicksburg

Under Siege! Three Children at the Civil War Battle for Vicksburg

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Meet Lucy McRae and two other young people, Willie Lord and Frederick Grant, all survivors of the Civil War's Battle for Vicksburg. In 1863, Union troops intend to silence the cannons guarding the Mississippi River at Vicksburg - even if they have to take the city by siege. To hasten surrender, they are shelling Vicksburg night and day. Terrified townspeople, including Lucy and Willie, take shelter in caves - enduring heat, snakes, and near suffocation. On the Union side, twelve-year-old Frederick Grant has come to visit his father, General Ulysses S. Grant, only to find himself in the midst of battle, experiencing firsthand the horrors of war. Living in a cave under the ground for six weeks . . . I do not think a child could have passed through what I did and have forgotten it. - Lucy McRae, age 10, 1863 Period photographs, engravings, and maps extend this dramatic story as award-winning author Andrea Warren re-creates one of the most important Civil War battles through the eyes of ordinary townspeople, officers and enlisted men from both sides, and, above all, three brave children who were there. Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux (BYR). Hardcover with dust jacket, 166 pages. Measures 8.5" x 9.5" x 0.5". Weighs 1 lb 7 oz.
Under the Freedom Tree

Under the Freedom Tree

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Taut free verse tells the little-known story of the first contraband camp of the Civil War--seen by some historians as the "beginning of the end of slavery in America." One night in 1861, three escaped slaves made their way from the Confederate line to a Union-held fort. The runaways were declared "contraband of war" and granted protection. As word spread, thousands of runaway slaves poured into the fort, seeking their freedom. These "contrabands" made a home for themselves, building the first African American community in the country. In 1863, they bore witness to one of the first readings of the Emancipation Proclamation in the South--beneath the sheltering branches of the tree now known as Emancipation Oak. Author: Susan VanHecke. Illustrator: London Ladd. Publisher: Charlesbridge. Hardcover, 32 pages. Measures: 9" x 11.25"x0.25". Weighs: 15 oz.
Underground Railroad for Kids: From Slavery to Freedom with 21 Activities

Underground Railroad for Kids: From Slavery to Freedom with 21 Activities

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The heroic struggles of the thousands of slaves who sought freedom through the Underground Railroad are vividly portrayed in this powerful activity book, as are the abolitionists, free blacks, and former slaves who helped them along the way. The text includes 80 compelling firsthand narratives from escaped slaves and abolitionists and 30 biographies of "passengers," "conductors," and "stationmasters," such as Harriet Tubman, William Still, and Levi and Catherine Coffin. Interactive activities that teach readers how to navigate by the North Star, write and decode a secret message, and build a simple lantern bring the period to life. A time line, reading list, glossary, and listing of web sites for further exploration complete this activity book. The Underground Railroad for Kids is an inspiring story of brave people compelled to act in the face of injustice, risking their livelihoods, their families, and their lives in the name of freedom. Publisher: Chicago Review Press. Paperback, 164 pages. Measures 11" x 8.5" x 0.4". Weighs 1 lb 7.4 oz.
What Is Juneteenth?

What Is Juneteenth?

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Discover more about Juneteenth, the important holiday that celebrates the end of chattel slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, a group of enslaved men, women, and children in Texas gathered around a Union solder and listened as he read the most remarkable words they would ever hear. They were no longer enslaved: they were free. The inhumane practice of forced labor with no pay was now illegal in all of the United States. This news was cause for celebration, so the group of people jumped in excitement, danced, and wept tears of joy. They did not know it at the time, but their joyous celebration of freedom would become a holiday--Juneteenth--that is observed each year by more and more Americans. Author Kirsti Jewel shares stories from Juneteenth celebrations, both past and present, and chronicles the history that led to the creation of this joyous day. With 80 black-and-white illustrations and an engaging 16-page photo insert, readers will be excited to read this latest addition to Who HQ! Author: Kirsti Jewel. Publisher: Penguin Workshop. Paperback, 108 pages. Measures, 5.25" x 7". Weighs 5 oz.
Where Do Rivers Go, Momma?

Where Do Rivers Go, Momma?

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Every child learns about the water cycle in school, and with the help of this book, they will come to love every aspect of it, from mighty rivers rushing downhill to the sea to rainbows formed by the sun shining on water droplets in the sky. Using pictures and language that children will understand and enjoy, author Catherine Weyerhaeuser combines her talents as a geologist, educator, and illustrator to describe how water moves around the Earth. Detailed illustrations of watery landscapes with lush ferns and aquatic creatures will thrill preschoolers, and straightforward explanations of the water cycle, such as where water goes when it soaks into the ground, will satisfy the curiousity of elementary-age children. The final pages tell the stories of several well-known rivers and aquifers and the challenges we face in providing clean water to future generations. Beyond a simple teaching tool, Where Do Rivers Go, Momma? inspires its readers to become stewards of the blue planet. Publisher: Mountain Press. Hardcover, 32 pages. Measures 8.75" x 11.25" x 0.3". Weighs 14.2 oz.