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Alexander Hamilton: The Story of a Statesman

Heather E. Schwartz (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583047

A founder of the United States turned cultural phenomenon thanks to the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton helped create American democracy. Follow his story from orphaned immigrant to successful statesman.

Queen Elizabeth II: Modern Monarch

Matt Doeden (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583085

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning British monarch. Discover the engaging details of her life and how she brought the royal family into the twenty-first century.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Political Headliner

Anna Leigh (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583054

American politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever to serve in the US Congress. Learn about her young life, her work as an activist, and her career in the House of Representatives.

Michelle Obama

Heather E. Schwartz (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541599703

Growing up on Chicago's South Side, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson loved school and her family. Driven by her parents' passion for education and her own desire to succeed, she graduated first from Princeton and then Harvard Law School and landed a job at a prestigious law firm, where she met her soon-to-be husband, Barack Obama. While raising their two young daughters, Michelle Obama committed herself to public service. She kept that commitment as her husband's political career soared and worked hard to continue serving the public when her family landed in the White House. Follow Obama's journey from Chicago school kid to history-making First Lady and beyond as she continues to make her mark as an inspiring speaker, bestselling author, and agent for positive change.

Impeachment: Donald Trump and the History of Presidents in Peril

James Roland (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728416199

On December 18, 2019, Donald Trump became the third president in US history to be impeached by the House of Representatives. He was later acquitted by the Senate. Earlier that summer, Trump held a phone call with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. An unknown whistleblower raised concerns about the call, claiming that Trump had improperly pressured Zelensky to get involved in US politics. Over the following months a dramatic impeachment inquiry unfolded. Fraught hearings played out on television while Democrats and Republicans traded interpretations, arguments, and even insults. Faced with suppressed information and conflicting accounts, the nation tried to discover the truth. In over two hundred years Congress has gathered only a handful of times to debate what makes an impeachable offense. What events led to Trump’s impeachment? How does the impeachment process work? What other presidents have been impeached, and why? Learn the history, mechanics, and milestone events behind impeachment, and discover how the most recent one may affect US politics for years to come.

FBI Agents

Madison Capitano (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639738

With the highest security clearances, these law enforcement agents are at the very top. Stolen art? Murderer at large? A high-stakes kidnapping? Don’t worry, FBI agents are on the case!

Shirley Chisholm

J. P. Miller (author) Markia Jenai (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639578

Shirley knew that the world needed change. She began to organize people and fight to make a difference. Working in the government could improve the lives of people all over the United States! Her work took her all the way to the presidential campaign trail. In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in the United States government – Shirley Chisholm!

The Presidents

Campbell Collison (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647471354

Abraham Lincoln wore size 14 shoes, Thomas Jefferson spoke 6 different languages, and Barack Obama converted the White House tennis courts to a basketball court. Dive into all the extreme facts you never know about the presidents of the United States in this zany book.

The White House

Campbell Collison (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647471378

Over the years, U.S. presidents have lived in the President's Palace, the Executive Mansion, and the President's House. What about the White House, you may wonder? Well, it's the same building! But this iconic landmark wasn't given its current name until 1901. What else is there to learn about the White House? Read this book to find out!

The Declaration of Independence

Marcia Abramson (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647471347

Everyone knows the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. But did you know that it took until July 9th for General George Washington to get his hands on it? Explore the extreme history of our nation's birth certificate.

The Constitution

Campbell Collison (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647471361

Did you know the U.S. Constitution doesn't include the word democracy? Or that it took 10 long months to ratify? How about how much the clerk who handwrote the original copy of the Constitution was paid? (It was $30, by the way.) Find out all the extreme history behind one of our nation's most important documents.

Modern Spy Stories

Emma Huddleston (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503847286

Gives readers a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look into how modern spies are operating today. Learn about the tools that governments are using to spy on other countries, and how spies such as Edward Snowden and Maria Butina risked their freedom to find and steal secrets. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

Democracy

M. Weber (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846333

Learn about democracy, what it is, how it began, and how the United States came to be a democratic republic. Additional features to aid comprehension include fact-filled captions and sidebars, detailed photographs, informational diagrams, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author.

Cold War Spy Stories

Emma Huddleston (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503847279

Gives readers a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look into how Cold War spies gathered information for the United States and the Soviet Union. Learn about the tools that daring spies used during this conflict, and how spies such as Oleg Penkovsky and Martha Peterson risked their lives to unearth another country's secrets. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream"

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172333

Washington, D.C., 1963: Two brothers travel all day to hear Martin Luther King Jr. speak. Aligned with curriculum standards, these narrative-nonfiction books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Media Literacy, and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and hands-on activities encourage critical thinking. Book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

John F. Kennedy's Moon Shot

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172326

Houston, Texas, 1962. In the midst of the Space Race, a young girl and her family listen to President John F. Kennedy give a speech at Rice University. Aligned with curriculum standards, these narrative-nonfiction books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Media Literacy, and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and hands-on activities encourage critical thinking. Book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

George W. Bush's 9/11 Address to the Nation

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172340

New York, New York, 2001: A young girl and her mother watch the television in horror as two airplanes strike the Twin Towers. Aligned with curriculum standards, these narrative-nonfiction books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Media Literacy, and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and hands-on activities encourage critical thinking. Book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Barack Obama's Inaugural Address

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172357

Washington, D.C., 2008. Two sisters and their mother stand in the crowd to watch Barack Obama be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. Aligned with curriculum standards, these narrative-nonfiction books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Media Literacy, and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and hands-on activities encourage critical thinking. Book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172302

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1863: Still mourning from the loss of her brother at the Battle of Gettysburg, a young girl and her family listen to President Lincoln's address. Aligned with curriculum standards, these narrative-nonfiction books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Media Literacy, and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and hands-on activities encourage critical thinking. Book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Internment Camps

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118417

An important addition to any multicultural collection, this title examines the internment of “enemy aliens” in the United States and Canada during the Second World War. With particular emphasis on “yellow peril” and the plight of Japanese-American and Canadian citizens, the book reveals the events, mindsets, and policies leading up to and following the forced removal of thousands of citizens from their homes into internment camps. Using primary sources including real accounts of survivors, the title encourages readers to examine differing perspectives on the events and think critically about the complex relationship between citizenship and diversity in North America. A final chapter considers the lasting effects of internment - and how harmful stereotypes in today’s global climate run the risk of repeating past mistakes.

Writing the Declaration of Independence

Wil Mara (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174441

Explores the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Authoritative text, colorful illustrations, illuminating sidebars, and a "Voices from the Past" feature make this book an exciting and informative read.

Establishing the Judicial Branch

Clara MacCarald (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174410

Explores the establishment of the judicial branch. Authoritative text, colorful illustrations, illuminating sidebars, and a "Voices from the Past" feature make this book an exciting and informative read.

Establishing the American Colonies

Tyler Omoth (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174403

Explores the establishment of the American colonies. Authoritative text, colorful illustrations, illuminating sidebars, and a "Voices from the Past" feature make this book an exciting and informative read.

Developing the Bill of Rights

Wil Mara (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174397

Explores the development of the Bill of Rights. Authoritative text, colorful illustrations, illuminating sidebars, and a "Voices from the Past" feature make this book an exciting and informative read.

Creating the Constitution

Wil Mara (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174380

Explores the creation of the Constitution. Authoritative text, colorful illustrations, illuminating sidebars, and a "Voices from the Past" feature make this book an exciting and informative read.