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A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman
A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman
A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman

For young readers, an illustrated introduction to an American hero—the legendary Harriet Tubman.
 
From her rebellious childhood to her daring escape from slavery, Harriet Tubman was a confident, fearless woman. After heading North in search of freedom, she risked her life, again and again, to lead others out of slavery, devoting herself to guiding almost three hundred individuals along the network of safe havens known as the Underground Railroad.
 
Called “General Tubman” for her strength and bravery, Harriet went on to work as a nurse and spy for the northern army in the Civil War. She fought tirelessly for women’s right to vote, and help to open a home for poor and elderly African Americans, to which she eventually retired.
 
Celebrated nonfiction author David A. Adler tells about Harriet Tubman’s life and character, showing why she was so admired and beloved. A timeline of important dates is included.
 
For almost thirty years, David Adler’s Picture Book Biography series has profiled famous people who changed the world. Colorful, kid-friendly illustrations combine with Adler’s “expert mixtures of facts and personality” (Booklist) to introduce young readers to history through compelling biographies of presidents, heroes, inventors, explorers, and adventurers. These books are ideal for first and second graders interested in history or who need reliable sources for school book reports.

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A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson
A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson
A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson

A moving, illustrated account of the first African American baseball player in the major leagues.

In April 1947, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, and forever changed the history of sports. But it took more than talent for Jackie to reach the major leagues—his courage and determination helped him overcome unjust policies and racist backlash.

From his early life in Georgia through his 1955 World Series victory and beyond, this account of Robinson’s life is an inspiring look at how one person can effect real change in the world.  Written in simple, narrative style and beautifully illustrated, this is a perfect introduction for young readers interested in baseball, history, and civil rights.

An authors note acknowledges some of the other pioneers in desegregating baseball, and a timeline of important dates is included.

For almost thirty years, David Adler’s Picture Book Biography series has profiled famous people who changed the world. Colorful, kid-friendly illustrations combine with Adler’s “expert mixtures of facts and personality” (Booklist) to introduce young readers to history through compelling biographies of presidents, heroes, inventors, explorers, and adventurers. These books are ideal for first and second graders interested in history or who need reliable sources for school book reports.

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A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.

An introduction to one of the most outstanding Americans of the twentieth century, perfect for young readers.

Born in 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up to become a civil rights leader whose philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience helped African Americans win many battles for equal rights.  Young readers will learn how his interest in equality was sparked by experiences in his childhood, and how his legacy shaped modern America.

Pairing detailed illustrations and an accessible narrative of Dr. King’s life, this book is ideal for a discussion about the history behind the holiday, or an early introduction to the struggle for civil rights in America.  Includes a timeline of important dates.

For almost thirty years, David Adler’s Picture Book Biography series has profiled famous people who changed the world. Colorful, kid-friendly illustrations combine with Adler’s “expert mixtures of facts and personality” (Booklist) to introduce young readers to history through compelling biographies of presidents, heroes, inventors, explorers, and adventurers. These books are ideal for first and second graders interested in history or who need reliable sources for school book reports.

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A Picture Book of Rosa Parks
A Picture Book of Rosa Parks
A Picture Book of Rosa Parks

Called “The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger.

When she was arrested in December 1955, her act of civil disobedience sparked the year-long Mongomery bus boycott led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Across the city, African Americans refused to ride the public buses. This is considered the first large-scale US. demonstration against segregation. 

From Rosa Parks’ early life through her activism and eventual honors, this fully-illustrated biography helps children understand the background and context that led Rosa Parks to fight for civil rights.

Pura Belpré Honor-winning artist, Robert Casilla, gives life to history with his colorful paintings of Parks’ story.

Back matter includes author’s note and timeline of important dates.

For almost thirty years, David Adler’s Picture Book Biography series has profiled famous people who changed the world. Colorful, kid-friendly illustrations combine with Adler’s “expert mixtures of facts and personality” (Booklist) to introduce young readers to history through compelling biographies of presidents, heroes, inventors, explorers, and adventurers. These books are ideal for first and second graders interested in history or who need reliable sources for school book reports.

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A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth
A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth
A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth

Discover the life story of one of American history’s most imporant orators & freedom fighters.

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery 1797, and what she would learn and do during her lifetime would change the country. She was one of the first African-American women in the United States to win a lawsuit against a white man. She traveled the country speaking out against slavery and racist injustice, and for her efforts she met and talked with two different presidents. Introduce young readers to a remarkable story of a woman who always believed there was more work to be done.

For almost thirty years, David Adler’s Picture Book Biography series has profiled famous people who changed the world. Colorful, kid-friendly illustrations combine with Adler’s “expert mixtures of facts and personality” (Booklist) to introduce young readers to history through compelling biographies of presidents, heroes, inventors, explorers, and adventurers. These books are ideal for first and second graders interested in history or who need reliable sources for school book reports.

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Abe's Honest Words
Abe's Honest Words
Abe's Honest Words

From the time he was a young boy roaming the forests of the unsettled Midwest, Abraham Lincoln knew in his heart that slavery was deeply wrong. A voracious reader, Lincoln spent every spare moment of his days filling his mind with knowledge, from history to literature to mathematics, preparing himself to one day lead the country he loved toward greater equality and prosperity.

Despite the obstacles he faced as a self-educated man from the back woods, Lincoln persevered in his political career, and his compassion and honesty gradually earned him the trust of many Americans. As president, he guided the nation through a long and bitter civil war and penned the document that would lead to the end of slavery in the United States.

The passion for humanity that defined Lincoln’s life shines through in this momentous follow-up to Martin’s Big Words and John’s Secret Dreams. Told in Doreen Rappaport’s accessible, absorbing prose, and brought to life in powerful illustrations by Kadir Nelson, Abe’s Honest Words is an epic portrait of a truly great American president.

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN:  THE MAKING OF AMERICA
ABRAHAM LINCOLN:  THE MAKING OF AMERICA
Abraham Lincoln: the Making of America

The third installment of the Making of America series, Abraham Lincoln follows one of our most popular presidents. Even though he grew up on the frontier without a formal education, Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) worked his way up in the government. He was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives, then to the US House of Representatives, and then he became the 16th president of the United States. During his presidency, he led the United States through the Civil War, brought about the emancipation of the enslaved, and strengthened the federal government. Unlike other biographical works, the Making of America series goes beyond individual narratives and links influential figures to create an overarching story of America’s growth. The books can be read on their own and are also a way to entice young readers to study American history. The book includes selections from Lincoln’s writings, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.

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ACCIDENTAL ARCHAEOLOGISTS:  TRUE STORIES OF UNEXPECTED DISCOVERIES
ACCIDENTAL ARCHAEOLOGISTS:  TRUE STORIES OF UNEXPECTED DISCOVERIES
Accidental Archaeologists: True Stories of Unexpected Discoveries

Science meets real-life mystery in this adventurous look at incredible unexpected finds that changed history.

Secret treasures are buried all around us — you just have to look for them!Accidental Archaeologists takes you on an adventure through time to relive some of the coolest surprise discoveries by totally ordinary people all over the world. Meet:- The cowboy who found an ancient skeleton- A famous king buried underneath a parking lot- The team who found New York City’s hidden African Burial Ground- A boy who finds the Dead Sea Scrolls while looking for his lost goat- And many more.Packed with incredible stories and expert tips for making your own exciting finds, this is an accessible, action-packed introduction to the world of archaeology.

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ADOLF HITLER
ADOLF HITLER
Adolf Hitler

A behind-the-scenes portrait of the notorious German dictator shares insights into how his ambitions were partially fueled by feelings of inferiority and rejection that made him lash out at specific groups, discussing how his hate-fueled beliefs were unexpectedly supported by numerous people who agreed with his policies.

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Alexander Hamilton Coloring Book
Alexander Hamilton Coloring Book
Alexander Hamilton Coloring Book

Kids can color as they learn about the legendary Alexander Hamilton, whose fascinating life has spawned numerous books, articles, and a Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical. Captions accompany the well-researched illustrations, which recount the Founding Father’s life and times, starting with his childhood in the West Indies and arrival in America. The realistic images portray Hamilton’s roles as a soldier, lawyer, and statesman, climaxing in a depiction of the duel that ended his life.

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Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce’s extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament.

At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in 1833.

Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero a man of whom it can truly be said: he changed the world. Before Wilberforce, few thought slavery was wrong. After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong.

To mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, HarperSanFrancisco and Bristol Bay Productions have joined together to commemorate the life of William Wilberforce with the feature-length film Amazing Grace and this companion biography, which provides a fuller account of the amazing life of this great man than can be captured on film.

This account of Wilberforce’s life will help many become acquainted with an exceptional man who was a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the anti-slavery movement in America.

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