Book List in Order: 14 titles

  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...



  • 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...


  • 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...



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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 their inte...







  • Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height. This Newbery Medal-winning biography of our Civil War president is warm, appealing, and¬†illustrated with dozens of carefully chosen photographs and prin...





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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...