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Freedom in Congo Square

by Carole Boston Weatherford and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Locomotive

by Brian Floca
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving

by Laurie Halse Anderson and Matt Faulkner
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Holiday, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2002
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, American Indian
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Black Cowboy, Wild Horses

by Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1998
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Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History

by Walter Dean Myers and Floyd Cooper
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2017
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Her Right Foot

by Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
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Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship

by Nikki Giovanni and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2008
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Lady Liberty: A Biography

by Doreen Rappaport and Matt Tavares
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
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Lincolns, The: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary

by Candace Fleming
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2008
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Ballots for Belva: The True Story of a Woman's Race for the Presidency

by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Courtney A. Martin
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Trail of Tears, The

by Joseph Bruchac and Diana Magnuson
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    American Indian
  • Author Resources:
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John Deere, That's Who!

by Tracy Nelson Maurer and Tim Zeltner
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Navajo Long Walk: Tragic Story of a Proud Peoples Forced March from Homeland

by Joseph Bruchac
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    American Indian
  • Year Published:
    2002
  • Author Resources:
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Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (with a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)

by Sue Macy
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2011
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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House That Jane Built, The: A Story about Jane Addams

by Tanya Lee Stone and Kathryn Brown
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Great Fire, The

by Jim Murphy
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Science, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    1995
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Walt Whitman: Words for America

by Barbara Kerley and Brian Selznick
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2004
  • Author Resources:
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What to Do about Alice?

by Barbara Kerley and Edwin Fotheringham
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2008
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Ain't Nothing But a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry

by Scott Nelson and Marc Aronson
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2007
  • Author Resources:
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Amistad: A Long Road to Freedom

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    1998
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Crossing Niagara: The Death-Defying Tightrope Adventures of the Great Blondin

by Matt Tavares
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2016
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Great and Only Barnum, The: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P.T. Barnum

by Candace Fleming and Ray Fenwick
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2009
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They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group

by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World

by Penny Colman
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2011
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Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
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Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet

by Andrea Cheng
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Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell

by Tanya Lee Stone and Marjorie Priceman
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty

by Tonya Bolden
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Alamo All-Stars: A Texas Tale

by Nathan Hale

Book 6 of the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales

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All Stations! Distress!: April 15, 1912: The Day the Titanic Sank

by Don Brown
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Science
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
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Queen of the Falls

by Chris Van Allsburg
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2011
  • Author Resources:
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Donner Dinner Party: A Pioneer Tale

by Nathan Hale

Book 3 of the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales

  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Humor, Nonfiction, Graphic Novel
  • Year Published:
    2013
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    Author Interviews (4), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man

by Tonya Bolden
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Blizzard!: The Storm That Changed America

by Jim Murphy
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2000
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No More!: Stories and Songs of Slave Resistance

by Doreen Rappaport and Shane W. Evans
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History, Music
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2002
  • Author Resources:
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Dolley Madison

by Kathleen Krull, Steve Johnson, and Lou Fancher

Part of the Women Who Broke the Rules Series

  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (3), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People

by S.D. Nelson
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Elizabeth Started All the Trouble

by Doreen Rappaport and Matt Faulkner
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

by Vashti Harrison
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What Was the Underground Railroad?

by Yona Zeldis McDonough and Lauren Mortimer

Part of the Who Was? What Was? Where Is? Series

  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2013
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    Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom

by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
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Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express

by Margaret K. Wetterer and Karen Ritz
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Miss Crandall's School for Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color: Poems

by Elizabeth Alexander, Marilyn Nelson, and Floyd Cooper
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Art Attack: A Short Cultural History of the Avant-Garde

by Marc Aronson
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, History, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    1998
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Buffalo Bird Girl: A Hidatsa Story

by S.D. Nelson
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Lincoln's Grave Robbers

by Steve Sheinkin
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2013
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Little Author in the Big Woods: A Biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder

by Yona Zeldis McDonough and Jennifer Thermes
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2014
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Underground Railroad, The: Navigate the Journey from Slavery to Freedom

by Judy Dodge Cummings and Tom Casteel
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
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Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?

by Patricia Brennan Demuth and Tim Foley

Part of the Who Was? What Was? Where Is? Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2013
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