American History

Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony (1999)

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Not For Ourselves Alone tells the dramatic, little-known story of one of the most compelling friendships in American history. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were born into a world ruled entirely by men. By the time their lives were over, they had changed for the better the lives of a majority of American citizens.

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03:00
Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony

John Henry

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Nothing can stop John Henry — no boulder, no mountain, and definitely no steam drill. Newbery Honor winner Julius Lester writes with such power that this African-American folk hero becomes as awesome as a natural phenomenon. Jerry Pinkney received a Caldecott Honor for his exuberant, glowing watercolor paintings of the hero. The book, celebrating its tenth year in print, was also a Boston Globe — Horn Book Award winner, a Parents Magazine Best Book, and an ALA Notable Book, among other honors.

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AD720L

Freedom: The Underground Railroad

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Early in the history of the United States, slavery was an institution that seemed unmovable but with efforts of men and women across the country, it was toppled.

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Social Studies
Play Time: 
120 min.
Freedom: The Underground Railroad

The Fighting Ground

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Copies: 30

April 3, 1778
Jonathan, 13, knows he's ready to fight the British. He can handle a gun. And he yearns to don a uniform and battle for glory, just like his brother and cousin.
So on this day when the tavern bell tolls, calling men to arms, Jonathan doesn't ask his father's permission. He simply goes. And to his joy, he's accepted.
In the next twenty-four hours, Jonathan learns what it means to fight, and to be a soldier. He also learns what it's like to meet death face to face.
It's a lesson he will never forget....

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580L
The Fighting Ground

America: The Story of Us

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America: The Story of Us is a full-color, deluxe history that is at once penetrating and lively, elegant and authoritative—as perfect for serious reading as it is for casual skimming. A companion to the groundbreaking HISTORY™ series America: The Story of Us, this stunning volume illuminates the epic story of our nation in a new way for a new generation.

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America: The Story of Us

Across Five Aprils (Unabridged)

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This compelling classic of a boy's coming of age during the Civil War is based on stories the author's grandfather told her about his own life.

We also have a Multiple Copy Set of this book.

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1100L
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05:50
Across Five Aprils (Unabridged)

Titanic: Unsinkable Book One (Unabridged)

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The Titanic is meant to be unsinkable, but as it begins its maiden voyage, there's plenty of danger waiting for four of its young passengers. Paddy is a stowaway, escaping a deadly past. Sophie's mother is delivered to the ship by police -â¿¿ after she and Sophie have been arrested. Juliana's father is an eccentric whose riches can barely hide his madness.

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820L
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03:14
Titanic: Unsinkable Book One (Unabridged)

Magic Tree House, Book 47: Abe Lincoln at Last! (Unabridged)

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Jack and Annie are ready for their next adventure in the New York Times best-selling middle-grade series - the Magic Tree House!

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470L
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01:29
Magic Tree House, Book 47: Abe Lincoln at Last! (Unabridged)

The Legend of Bass Reeves: Being the True and Fictional Account of the Most Valiant Marshal in the West (Unabridged)

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Cowboy stories and movies about the Wild West are full of amazing characters. Yet many of the lawmen we think of as heroes were anything but - some were violent scoundrels and outlaws themselves. Among all the lawmen of the frontier, one man stands out as a true hero: Bass Reeves.

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950L
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03:56
The Legend of Bass Reeves: Being the True and Fictional Account of the Most Valiant Marshal in the West (Unabridged)

Out of the Dust (Unabridged)

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Billie Jo has a great deal to forgive: her father for causing the accident that killed her mother; her mother for leaving when Billie Jo needed her most; and herself for being the cause of her own sorrow. Daddy's too wrung out to help her, and there's no one else to care.

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NP
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02:09
Out of the Dust (Unabridged)

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