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.

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."

A Gathering of Days

A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832
Author: Joan W. Blos
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144249669X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
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I, Catherine Cabot Hall, aged 13 years, 6 months, 29 days…do begin this book. So begins the journal of a girl coming of age in nineteenth-century New Hampshire. Catherine records both the hardships of pioneer life and its many triumphs. Even as she struggles with her mother’s death and father’s eventual remarriage, Catherine’s indomitable spirit makes this saga an oftentimes uplifting and joyous one. Quiet yet powerful, this Newbery Medal–winning book is sure to touch all who read it.

Almost Home

A Story Based on the Life of the Mayflower's Mary Chilton
Author: Wendy G Lawton
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575675725
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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Almost Home is the story of the pilgrims' journey to America and of God's providence and provision in their journey. Several of the characters mentioned in the story- Mary Chilton, Constance Hopkins, and Elizabeth Tilley- were actual passengers on the Mayflower! Mary Chilton was a young girl when she left her home in Holland and traveled to America onboard the Mayflower with her parents. The journey was filled with trials, joys, and some surprises, but when she reached the New World she experienced a new life, a new freedom, and a new home. Wendy Lawton has taken the facts of the pilgrims' journey to the New World, and from this information filled in personal details to create a genuine and heart-warming story.

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.

Number the Stars

Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547345444
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
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As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war. Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal.


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.

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.

Carolina's Courage

Author: Elizabeth Yates
Publisher: BJU Press
ISBN: 9780890844823
Category: Fiction
Page: 132
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A little girl's courage and sacrifice highlight this story of a trip West by covered wagon

Bound for Oregon

Author: Jean Van Leeuwen
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442054400
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

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.

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 Door in the Wall

Author: Marguerite De Angeli
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 0307806359
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 128
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Set in the fourteenth century, the classic story of one boy's personal heroism when he loses the use of his legs. From the Paperback edition.

Figgs & Phantoms

Author: Ellen Raskin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101486009
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
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From the Newbery Award-winning author of THE WESTING GAME, more clever riddles and wordplay, clues to be found, and mysteries to be solved! A Newbery Honor book The Amazing Dancing Figgs! While Mona hates all the attention her eccentric relatives bring to her in town, there is one Figg family member she likes: her Uncle Florence, the book dealer. But Uncle Florence keeps hinting that he's going to find his way to Capri, the Figg family heaven. And that means leaving Mona behind. Can Mona find Capri before it's too late, or will she learn that things are seldom what they seem when books are involved?

The Bronze Bow

Author: Elizabeth George Speare
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395137192
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 254
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In this Newberry Medal-winning novel, Daniel bar Jamin is fired by only one passion: to avenge his father's death by crucifixion by driving the Roman legions from his land of Isreal.

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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