Amos Fortune: Free Man


Author: Elizabeth Yates
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780812474909
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 181
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Amos Fortune was born the son of an African king. In 1725, when he was 15 years old, he was captured by slave traders, brought to America and sold at auction. For 45 years, Amos worked as a slave and dreamed of freedom. At 60, he began to see those dreams come true. A Newbery Honor Book.

Tree of Freedom


Author: Rebecca Caudill
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504025172
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 163
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A Newbery Honor Book: During the Revolutionary War, a courageous pioneer girl fights for freedom When thirteen-year-old Stephanie Venable moves with her family from North Carolina to a four-hundred-acre homestead in Kentucky, she knows they’re in for a great adventure. The family sells whatever belongings they can’t fit in their covered wagon, and begin the long journey west. But Stephanie has brought something special with her, an apple seed from their tree back home, just as her grandmother did when she moved from France to America. In Kentucky, the Venables must fell trees, build a cabin, and prepare the land for crops. Being a pioneer is a lot of work, but it’s also very exciting: Stephanie and her family must grow, catch, or hunt everything they need to eat and survive. With the Revolutionary War also moving west, the family faces threats from British sympathizers and American rebels. Will freedom take root in America, like Stephanie’s young apple tree, or will the Venable family succumb to the hardships of frontier life?

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch


Author: Jean Lee Latham,John O'Hara Cosgrave
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618250745
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
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After finding a way to teach the ship's crew members to understand navigation, Nat, a self-taught mathematician and astronomer in eighteenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, writes down his explanations and compiles them into "The American Practical Navigator," also known as the "Sailors' Bible."

Hue & Cry


Author: Elizabeth Yates,Gloria Repp
Publisher: BJU Press
ISBN: 9780890845363
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 182
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Jared Austin, staunch member of the mutual protection society that defends his 1830s New Hampshire community against thieves, tries to temper justice with mercy when his deaf daughter Melody befriends a young Irish immigrant who has stolen a horse.

Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia


Author: Margaret Cousins
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606020398
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 153
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A biography of the American who became known for his work as a printer, author, inventor, and statesman.

Brady


Author: Jean Fritz
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780698119376
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
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A young Pennsylvania boy takes part in the pre-Civil War anti-slavery activities.

Bound for Oregon


Author: Jean Van Leeuwen
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442054400
Category:
Page: 167
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A fictionalized account of the journey made by nine-year-old Mary Ellen Todd and her family from their home in Arkansas westward over the Oregon Trail in 1852

Indian Captive

The Story of Mary Jemison
Author: Lois Lenski
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453227520
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 316
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Mary Jemison has been captured by a Shawnee war party! How will she survive? When twelve-year-old Mary Jemison and her family are captured by Shawnee raiders, she’s sure they’ll all be killed. Instead, Mary is separated from her siblings and traded to two Seneca sisters, who adopt her and make her one of their own. Mary misses her home, but the tribe is kind to her. She learns to plant crops, make clay pots, and sew moccasins, just as the other members do. Slowly, Mary realizes that the Indians are not the monsters she believed them to be. When Mary is given the chance to return to her world, will she want to leave the tribe that has become her family? This Newbery Honor book is based on the true story of Mary Jemison, the pioneer known as the “White Woman of the Genesee.” This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Lenski including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

The Reb and the Redcoats


Author: Constance Savery
Publisher: Bethlehem Books
ISBN: 1883937426
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 203
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In an interesting turnabout, the Revolutionary War is seen through the eyes of a British family to whom an American prisoner of war has been entrusted. Technically the young prisoner is in Uncle Lawrence's custody, but the children soon forge a forbidden friendship with him after he nearly dies in an attempted escape. He becomes the Reb and they, his Redcoats. But when they learn of some events leading to his coming to Europe, even Uncle Lawrence, embittered by the unjust death of a friend in America, thaws toward him-but this doesn't stop the Reb from scheming to escape. Constance Savery deftly weaves themes of trust and forgiveness into an interesting plot with likeable characters.

Charles Carroll and the American Revolution


Author: Milton Lomask
Publisher: Bethlehem Books
ISBN: 1932350691
Category: History
Page: 166
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Charles Carroll was one of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. This wealthy young landowner not only played a key role in founding the United States of America, but a surprising one. He was Catholic. In Maryland, laws prohibited Catholics from all aspects of public life including public worship, schooling, and the right to vote or hold a seat in the House of Burgesses. However, Charles was uniquely prepared by the best of European educations, both religious and secular, to understand and help form the new nation that considered freedom to be a fundamental principle. Though staunchly patriotic, it wasn’t until 1769—when the governor enacted an oppressive policy that would affect all Marylanders—that the young planter began to speak out publicly. Adopting the pen name “First Citizen,” Charles used his well-sharpened reasoning to begin a series of essays in the Maryland Gazette, championing the rights of the people. The author, Milton Lomask, focuses on the early events of Charles’ career in statesmanship. By using lively dialog based in part on Carroll’s own letters, he succeeds in bringing to life not only the character of a man who helped to establish and shape the United States of America, but also the times in which he lived. Includes a useful Author’s Note Historical Insight by Daria Sockey

Disarming the Playground

Violence Prevention Through Movement & Pro-social Skills
Author: Rena Kornblum
Publisher: Wood 'N' Barnes Publishing
ISBN: 9781885473493
Category: Education
Page: 230
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Mountain Born


Author: Elizabeth Yates
Publisher: BJU Press
ISBN: 9780890847060
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 106
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A boy in a family of sheep farmers raises a black lamb to be the leader of the flock.

Fog Magic


Author: Julia Lina Sauer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140321630
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 107
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A child of Nova Scotia who loves the fog is transported by it to a secret world of her own.

Song of the Buffalo Boy


Author: Sherry Garland
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152000981
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 282
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Shunned and mistreated because of her mixed heritage, and determined to avoid an arranged marriage, seventeen-year-old Loi runs away to Ho Chi Minh City with the hope that she and the boy she loves will be able to go to the United States to find her American father.

The Bronze Bow


Author: Elizabeth George Speare
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780812428582
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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Set in Galilee in the time of Jesus, this is the story of a young Jewish rebel who is won over to the gentle teachings of Jesus. "A dramatic, deeply felt narrative whose characters and message will long be remembered." -- Booklist

Vincent and Theo

The Van Gogh Brothers
Author: Deborah Heiligman
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1250109698
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 256
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From the author of National Book Award finalist Charles and Emma comes an incredible story of brotherly love. The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped both brothers' lives. Confidant, champion, sympathizer, friend—Theo supported Vincent as he struggled to find his path in life. They shared everything, swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and ambitions. Meticulously researched, drawing on the 658 letters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime, Deborah Heiligman weaves a tale of two lives intertwined and the extraordinary love of the Van Gogh brothers.

A Gathering of Days

A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32 : a Novel
Author: Joan W. Blos
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684163403
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
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The journal of a 14-year-old girl, kept the last year she lived on the family farm, records daily events in her small New Hampshire town, her father's remarriage, and the death of her best friend.

My Nature Journal

A Personal Nature Guide for Young People
Author: Adrienne Olmstead
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780967245911
Category: Nature
Page: 176
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