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  • Bibliography:
    14 Books
  • First Book:
    April 1982
  • Latest Book:
    August 2014
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Book List in Order: 14 titles

  • The Newbery Medal"winning book for young readers presents “a human portrait of a politician honorably confronting the most vexing issues of his era” (The New York Times Book Review).   Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his w...

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    A Newbery Honor-winning biography of the men whose experiments brought about the Age of Flight. 

    This engaging narrative account of Orville and Wilbur Wright, two men with little formal schooling but a knack for solving problems, follows th...

  • A biography of the 19th century Frenchman who developed Braille. The book spans Braille's life from childhood through his days at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth and into his final years, when the alphabet he invented was finally gaining acceptan...

  • A refreshingly un-woeful introduction to the experience of being a young urban immigrant around the turn of the century. . . . photos make the scenes real and recollections of immigrant childhoods give them a personal dimension . . . Concise, graphic...

  • Many generations of American schoolchildren were taught that Columbus discovered America, and a holiday reminds us every October. But historical investigation in recent years has shown us otherwise. There is evidence that adventurers, explorers, trad...

  • More than any other event, the Boston Tea Party of 1773 has come to stand for the determination of American colonists to control their own destinies. From the arrival of the ships full of controversial taxed tea in Boston Harbor, through the explosi...

  • For the 50th anniversary of the march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman has written a riveting account of this pivotal event in the history of civil rights. In the early 1960s, tensions in the s...

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    Complemented by archival photographs, an accessible introduction to the "Great War" explains its relevance as a conflict that involved many nations and casualties while introducing modern weaponry and military strategies that have shaped all subseque...

Award-Winning Books by Russell Freedman

Lincoln: A Photobiography
1988 Newbery Medal -- Children's
Who Was First?
2008 Children's Book Committee Award -- Nonfiction

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Russell Freedman has published 14 books.

Russell Freedman does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Because They Marched, was published in August 2014.

The first book by Russell Freedman, Killer Fish, was published in April 1982.

No. Russell Freedman does not write books in series.