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  • Item #: 002446
    ISBN: 9780698119369
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    Life was hard and friends were few for a young girl in western Pennsylvania, but a visit from General George Washington makes a lasting impression. A true story handed down from generation to generation until being published by author Jean Fritz. 124 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 021887
    ISBN: 9780698116115
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  • Item #: 001470
    ISBN: 9780698116382
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    Another entertaining Jean Fritz book, this one brings ten 15th-century explorers to life through artful storytelling. Stories recount the fascinating adventures of each of these well-known explorers with interesting, little-known details and humorous black and white illustrations. 128 pages capture the explorations of Prince Henry the Navigator, Bartholomew Diaz, Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Pedro Alvares Cabral, John Cabot, Amerigo Vespucci, Juan Ponce de Leon, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, and Ferdinand Magellan.

  • Item #: 000673
    ISBN: 9780698116214
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    Though small in stature, James Madison was a powerful influence in our country's past. His eloquence and political intelligence greatly contributed to the shaping of the Constitution and our nation and led young America through two wars. This 159-page Jean Fritz biography recounts the industrious life of this great president through captivating text and black and white photographs.

  • Item #: 002112
    ISBN: 9780688131159
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    Yoko Kawashima had been happy in her home in a bamboo grove, but 1945 was a bad time for a Japanese girl to be living in northern Korea. More than ever before, the Koreans resented the Japanese, who had taken over their country and ruled it as their own. Now it was threatened by World War II. The Russians, who had outposts close to the Korean border, might at any time join their allies, the United States and England, in the war against Japan. The Americans were already bombing industrial sites in northern Korea. Yoko Kawashima Watkins, who now lives on Cape Cod, is married to an American and is the mother of four grown children. Her struggle to master English and to record the nightmare of her private war story is a demonstration of the persistence and will she showed as a little girl, escaping from Korea and learning to survive when, as she says, she was "in the most bottom of the bottom." Here is the story of her victory. NOTE: Contains graphic descriptions.

  • Item #: 001364
    ISBN: 9780698119376
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    Brady Minton is a blabbermouth. You know the sort, as soon as they learn something new they absolutely must find someone to share it with - and the sooner, the better. So it is that when Brady discovers something fishy is going on up at Drover Hull's cabin, he just can't keep it to himself. He mentions to his father that he suspects Drover of helping runaway slaves, and he immediately regrets it. The look on his father's face tells him he should have kept his mouth shut. Later, when Brady discovers his father's involvement with the Underground Railroad, he wants to help, but he knows his father won't trust him to keep a secret. 223 pgs, pb. -Rachel P.

  • Item #: 061563
    ISBN: 9780881220940
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  • Item #: 019494
    ISBN: 9780142419861
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    Learn more about the man on the $20 bill. Did you know that he was a whiz at math? Read about his parents getting to America, and his life as a patriot. Hamilton was a man of many quirks and complexities. His sense of justice was ever present in his life and he was insistent on defending it. He served his country in the Revolutionary War and became our first Secretary of the Treasury. Add this to any study of the Constitution or Early America for some in depth information on this interesting, real life character in American history. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 009010
    ISBN: 9780698116818
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    By author Jean Fritz, this bit of history is shared in the same style as her biographies - historically accurate, yet entertaining and fun to read. It is said that the Pilgrims stepped on Plymouth Rock when they first came to the New World. No one really knows for sure if the first steps were actually taken on the rock. Nevertheless, the rock became famous throughout the years, and now over a million people go to see it each summer. This fascinating book shares about the history of the rock from before the Pilgrims came to the first mention of memorializing the rock to its present day home. 30 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 007570
    ISBN: 9780152052041
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    William O. Steele wrote this compelling novel about a young boy named Chris growing up in the Tennessee mountains during the Civil War. Chris's brother fights for the North, but Chris himself hates the Yankees (because they take over his beloved forest and eat his family's food) and even does some spying for the Confederates. When he spots a Union wagon train that his brother may be part of and then watches the bitter battle that follows, he learns that maybe war isn't so cut and dried after all. A great novel for young readers that realistically shows the emotional and physical horrors of the Civil War. Short chapters, 158 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 006574
    ISBN: 9780448401706
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  • Item #: 006569
    ISBN: 9780698119352
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    As the favorite daughter of Chief Powhatan and "sister" to Englishmen John Smith, Pocahontas enjoyed a unique situation of being able to live among the Indians and be friends with the white settlers. When she is kidnapped and held ransom by the Englishmen and her father refuses to surrender to their demands, Pocahontas begins to live completely as a white woman, becoming "Rebecca," denouncing the Indian gods, and eventually marrying John Rolfe.

  • Item #: 006567
    ISBN: 9780698113725
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    Did you know that during his life Benjamin Franklin was an inventor, ambassador, printer, and author? This book is chock full of interesting, sometimes lesser-known facts about Franklin. Nearly every page is illustrated, with scenes from some of Franklin's various escapades as well as sketches of some of his interesting inventions. 48 pgs, pb. - Rachel P.

  • Item #: 006566
    ISBN: 9780698116245
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  • Item #: 006565
    ISBN: 9780698114166
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  • Item #: 006562
    ISBN: 9780698113510
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  • Item #: 006554
    ISBN: 9780698114401
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  • Item #: 006551
    ISBN: 9780698114395
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    In her usual engaging style, Jean Fritz presents the life of Patrick Henry from his carefree childhood, through the "bumbling and mumbling" of his early law career, to his development into one of the most memorable orators in American History. ~ Rachel P.

  • Item #: 006549
    ISBN: 9780698114029
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  • Item #: 006540
    ISBN: 9780698115804
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  • Item #: 004043
    ISBN: 9780698117648
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  • Item #: 001474
    ISBN: 9780698116467
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  • Item #: 001467
    ISBN: 9780698116603
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    This biography explores the life of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Harriet grew up in a household where girls were taught not to speak in public, yet her brothers were encouraged to become preachers and speak their minds. Her parents couldn't stop Harriet from speaking out against the institution of slavery through written words though, and Harriet published the above-noted novel, which powerfully drew attention to the evils of slavery. Jean Fritz artfully explores this influential woman's childhood, family, and life amidst the era and social movements of the time through 144 pages of light, engaging text and black and white photographs.

  • Item #: 000815
    ISBN: 9780698115538
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    Known for his recklessness, Benedict Arnold just didn't know when to quit. Even as a young boy he was already pulling crazy stunts like climbing up on a burning roof and picking a fight with the town constable. As an adult, this same reckless determination drove him to obsession with becoming a leader and a hero in every battle. His efforts were rewarded in 1777 when George Washington pronounced him "the bravest of the brave." Arnold might have gone down in history as one of the bravest war heroes of all time, but in the years following, his greed led him down a tragic path of treachery. ~ Rachel P.

  • Item #: 000812
    ISBN: 9780698116092
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  • Item #: 000811
    ISBN: 9780448403847
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