Social Studies

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The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

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For most children these days it would come as a great shock to know that before 1967, they could not marry a person of a race different from their own. That was the year that the Supreme Court issued its decision in Loving v. Virginia.

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AD720L
The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

Gingerbread for Liberty! How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

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Christopher Ludwick is a German-born American patriot with a big heart and a talent for baking the best gingerbread in Philadelphia. No one goes hungry if he can help it--"Not in my America!" he says. When cries of "Revolution!" begin, Christopher marches off to feed General George Washington and his hungry troops. But Washington never expects his favorite baker to sneak off on a risky secret mission across enemy lines...

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Gingerbread for Liberty! How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of a world free of hate, prejudice, and violence. "I have a dream," he said in one of his speeches. "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they won't be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

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680L
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt

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Eleanor Roosevelt went from being a sad, shy child to becoming an adult who reached out to people everywhere. She married Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1904. She became America's first lady, while he served as president from 1932-1945. During the years of the Great Depression, she visited towns, cities, and farms all over the country and brought hope to millions of people. She made many speeches, had a radio program, and wrote a newspaper column.

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AD680L
A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt

Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Freedom and Equality

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When Susan B. Anthony was young, white men had more rights than other people. Susan believed everyone should have equal rights. As an adult, she shared her ideas about equality. She gave many speeches. She started a newspaper. She worked to change laws. In doing so, Susan changed the lives of all Americans.

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620L
Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Freedom and Equality

When the Slave Esperanza Garcia Wrote a Letter

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In 1770, the slave Esperança Garcia bravely penned a letter to the governor of Piauí state, in Brazil, describing how she and her children were being mistreated and requesting permission to return to the farm where the rest of her family was living. Before she wrote her letter, Esperança Garcia lived on a cotton farm run by Jesuit priests, where she learned to read and write — a rare opportunity for a woman, especially a slave.

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When the Slave Esperanza Garcia Wrote a Letter

Aaron and Alexander

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Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton were both orphaned at a young age, and they both became successful lawyers. They both fought in the Revolutionary War. But the politics of the young United States of America put these Founding Fathers in constant conflict. Theirs is a story of passion, patriotism, and pride, which culminates in the most famous duel in American history. Despite their similarities, it seemed the world was not big enough for both Aaron and Alexander, yet the outcome of their rivalry forever links their names.

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890L
Aaron and Alexander

The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial

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In 1847, a young African American girl named Sarah Roberts was attending a school in Boston. Then one day she was told she could never come back. She didn't belong. The Otis School was for white children only.

Sarah deserved an equal education, and the Roberts family fought for change. They made history. Roberts v. City of Boston was the first case challenging our legal system to outlaw segregated schools. It was the first time an African American lawyer argued in a supreme court.

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770L
The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

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Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the famous romantic poet, Lord Byron, develops her creativity through science and math. When she meets Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical computer, Ada understands the machine better than anyone else and writes the world's first computer program in order to demonstrate its capabilities.

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

The Secret Subway

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From an acclaimed author and a New York Times Best Illustrated artist comes the fascinating, little-known—and true!—story of New York City’s first subway.

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AD810L
The Secret Subway

What do you know about colonial America?

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Presents an introduction to life in Colonial America in a question-and-answer format. Includes twenty questions such as "Why are we going to this strange place," "Are you sure this is how to grow this," and "Is it true we are not colonies anymore?"

What do you know about colonial America?

What do you know about food chains and food webs?

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Presents information about food chains and food webs in a question-and-answer format. Questions cover kinds of animals that eat only plants and predators that set traps for their prey.

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What do you know about the age of exploration?

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Presents an introduction to the age of exploration in a question-and-answer format. Includes twenty questions such as "Why are we doing this," "What did you bring back," and "Did you say there is a rich Indian empire?"

What do you know about the age of exploration?

What do you know about the American Revolution?

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Uses a question and answer format to teach young readers about the American Revolution, its root causes, and about the soldiers, George Washington, and the Battle of Bunker Hill. Also contains information on the Declaration of Independence and the American government which followed.

What do you know about the American Revolution?

The Librarian of Basra

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"In the Koran, the first thing God said to Muhammad was 'Read.'"*
--Alia Muhammad Baker

Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, her library has been a meeting place for those who love books. Until now. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library--along with the thirty thousand books within it--will be destroyed forever.

The Librarian of Basra

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