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Snowflake Bentley

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This Caldecott Medal winning book poetically reveals the life of the photographer and farmer, Wilson Bentley.  From the time he was a small boy, Willie was fascinated by snowflakes.

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Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:20
Snowflake Bentley

Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

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Known for his memorable signature at the bottom of the Declaration of Independence, the rest of John Hancock’s life is not as well known to many students and citizens.

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Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:30
Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?

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Jean Fritz gives us an inside look not only into the details of Paul Revere’s famous ride into Lexington, but into the very nature of Paul Revere himself.

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Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:24
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?

John, Paul, George and Ben

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According to the author, John (Hancock), Paul (Revere), George (Washington), Ben (Franklin), and Independent Tom (Jefferson) were always getting into trouble together as boys before getting into bi

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Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:12
John, Paul, George and Ben

Coretta Scott

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This extraordinary union of poetic text by Ntozake Shange and monumental artwork by Kadir Nelson captures the movement for civil rights in the United STates and honors its most elegant inspiration,

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:07
Coretta Scott

Nelson Mandela

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This is the story of a young boy who grew up to become president of South Africa. His lifelong quest was to establish equality for people of all colors.

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Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
Nelson Mandela

Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass

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Two friends, Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, get together for tea and conversation. They recount their similar stories fighting to win rights for women and African Americans.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:07
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