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Half Free

Diana Star Helmer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847435

This book tells the story of a slave girl who learns that her father was a wealthy slave owner. When he refuses to help her escape, his wife become the girl's ally.

Give Me Liberty

Diana Star Helmer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847374

A young boy tries to convince his friend, a slave, that liberty and freedom is worth fighting for. Moses, an African-American slave boy, tells the story of his friendship with the son of the farm's master during the Revolutionary War.

Flames of Freedom

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847312

In 1777 Massachusetts, after his parents are killed because of their loyalty to Great Britain, eleven-year-old Timothy is taken in by a parson and his wife.

Flames of Fear: The Great Chicago Fire of 1871

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847305

Returning home after his violin recital, wealthy Philip Thorpe and his father become separated during the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, and Philip tries to find his way home.

Having It All: Coming to America from Mexico--1920

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847442

Ten-year-old Pepa and her family face many challenges when they leave their home in Mexico to find work in the United States.

Horror from the Sky: The 1924 Lorain, Ohio, Tornado

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847466

Calvin panics when he is caught in the 1924 Lorain, Ohio, tornado and races to find his family and make sure they survived.

Holding the Ribbons: The Story of the Overland Stagecoach

Alvin Robert Cunningham (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847459

Willa dreams of driving a stagecoach when she grows up, but when an accident forces her to take over a stage, she wonders if she can handle the challenge and keep her passengers safe.

Friends, No Matter What

Rose Bevins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847343

Kelly is excited to learn that a new family is moving next door with a boy his age, but when he meets his new neighbor Alex, he is surprised to see him in a wheelchair.

Join Hands and Sing

Kathleen Muldoon (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847527

Unhappy living on a plantation after being sent to Virginia in 1858 on an "orphan train," Danny Murphy decides to return to New York City and accompanies two runaway slave children on their dangerous journey north.

Free to Learn

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847336

An eighteenth-century schoolteacher encounters resistance from the community when she allows a former slave to join the children in her class.

Coming to Terms

Rose Bevins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847169

Gina Mendoza is not happy about having to cancel her weekend plans when Ricky Vargas, the son of her mother's old friend Lupe, comes for a visit, especially when she finds out that Ricky is blind.

Escape to Freedom: Coming to America from Cuba--1961

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847275

A young Cuban boy and his family leave Cuba secretly after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, and use the family fishing boat to make their way to a new life in Florida.

Carving a Niche in Texas: Coming to America from Germany--1844

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847107

Twelve-year-old Jacob and his family face many hardships when they leave their home in Germany to start a new life in Texas.

Champion of the Cornfield

Kathleen Muldoon (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847114

A boy from New York is sent west on an "orphan train" to Illinois, where he becomes an indentured servant to a family who teaches him how to be a farmer.

Abraham Lincoln: A Great American Life

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613846964

Profiles the self-educated man who arose from poverty to become the sixteenth president of the United States.

A New Mother

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847831

After Daniel Purcell's mother dies in childbirth, his father soon brings home a young woman, named Katherine, as his new wife.

A Letter for Mr. Lincoln

Alvin Robert Cunningham (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847572

Elizabeth is a girl who might have lived next to the boardinghouse where President Lincoln died after being shot at Ford's Theatre. This book is the story of what Elizabeth saw that fateful night.

A Pirate Tale

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847879

This fact-based account tells how Mary Read spent a year working and fighting side-by-side with pirates.

The Walking Trees and Other Scary Stories

Roberta Simpson Brown (author)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874831436

There are trees that walk, statues that accuse, and white-faced ticket-takers with gentle names like Dave that send people on very long journeys. These stories are short, creepy, and perfect for reading around a campfire when the sky is full of stars.

Falcon Wild

Terry Lynn Johnson (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781632896018

An action-packed, contemporary novel about surviving in the wilderness. Thirteen-year-old Karma is desperate to become a certified falconer. At her dad's bird education center, she helps give demonstrations to guests and can fly the birds. But when her favorite rescued falcon, Stark, hurts Karma, her parents insist that they return the bird to its previous owner -- in Canada. On the way to bring Stark back, a car accident in the middle of nowhere leaves Karma's dad trapped, and it's up to Karma to find a way to rescue him and her younger brother. When Karma loses her way trying to get help, she crosses paths with Cooper, a troubled teenaged boy. Lost for three days, the two figure out how to survive, and Karma teaches Stark to hunt like an actual bird of prey. Karma may be closer than she thinks to becoming a real falconer and having a real friend.

A Long Pitch Home

Natalie Dias Lorenzi (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580898263

Ten-year-old Bilal liked his life back home in Pakistan. He was a star on his cricket team. But when his father suddenly sends the family to live with their aunt and uncle in America, nothing is familiar. While Bilal tries to keep up with his cousin Jalaal by joining a baseball league and practicing his English, he wonders when his father will join the family in Virginia. Maybe if Bilal can prove himself on the pitcher’s mound, his father will make it to see him play. But playing baseball means navigating relation-ships with the guys, and with Jordan, the only girl on the team—the player no one but Bilal wants to be friends with. A sensitive and endearing contemporary novel about family, friends, and assimilation.

Junkyard Dog

Monique Polak (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554691579

Justin is fascinated with the aged guard dog at the corner store. He names it Smokey and sneaks the dog treats. Smokey belongs to a company that supplies working dogs to local businesses. Justin is thrilled to get a job working for Smokey's company, until he learns about the mistreatment of the animals. When Justin can't shake his suspicion that someone in the company is involved in a rash of thefts, he tries to quit. But Justin knows too much, and his boss won't let him go.

Case of Foul Play on a School Day

Jessica Anderson (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634305815

Queeneka loves fashion, and a good mystery. So when there were missing kickball at Watson Elementary she was on the case! Who would take the kickballs? Why is Mr. Hambrick giving her the evil eye? And why are fourth graders so mean? Making a new friend along the way, Queeneka and Keely question suspects, encounter giant fourth graders, and learn that everyone is embarrassed about something. These mysteries are perfectly suited to keep readers guessing as they solve for clues. With longer sentences and fewer illustrations, they are just the right fit for your early fluent reader. Paired to the nonfiction title Everyone Goes to School.

In the Paint

Jeff Rud (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551437989

For as long as he can remember, Matt has wanted to play basketball. Now, as he tries out for the team at his new middle school, he realizes that the easy days of elementary ball are over and that this is a much more serious game. Dealing with a hard-driving coach, competitive teammates and his own insecurities in a new school, Matt needs to call on all his skills, both on and off the court, to make the team and keep his head above water. When he is involved, albeit unwittingly, in tagging a store with racist graffiti, Matt finds himself in more trouble than he bargained for. And when he fights back against an aggressive teammate and is threatened with suspension from the team, he learns that it is not only game-time decisions that count, but also the choices made after the crowd has gone home and the gym is silent.

Three on Three

Eric Walters (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551434339

Nick and Kia get excited when their school gym teacher announces a "three-on-three" basketball tournament. The two most dedicated players in grade three, they know they'll be tough to beat. But when Nick finds out they'll be up against teams in grade four and five, he is ready to throw in the towel before they start. How can shrimps like them ever hope to beat the older kids? Kia, however, is undaunted. They need a third player for their team anyway, she reasons, so why not go after the best player in the school? Marcus is bigger, tougher and in grade five. But it's not as easy as Kia thinks to convince Marcus to join their team. And there's no guarantee the older boy won't change his mind before the tournament begins. Marcus is often uneasy around them, but worse, Kia and Nick find themselves making enemies of some of the kids in the upper grade. Nick realizes it's going to take more than skill at basketball to win this tournament and make friends with Marcus without becoming targets for the older kids off the court. Book 1 in the series.