After his father dies, John Alexander and his mother are forced to become indentured servants to pay off debts, but find their luck changes after Mrs. Alexander invents a new method for grinding corn.
David's grandmother raised him with songs about freedom, and when he is old enough he leaves the plantation where he is a slave to make his way north to Canada with the help of the Underground Railroad.
Gerald braves the blizzard of 1888 to find a drugstore to get medicine for his little sister.
Li Ming and his father are lured to America after hearing about the wealth to be found in California.
Readers learn the history of marbles as well as how to play popular marble games.
Describes some of the pets who have shared the White House with various presidents, including Thomas Jefferson's mockingbird, Abraham Lincoln's goats, Warren Harding's dog, and John Kennedy's hamsters.
Kofi's mother sends him to America to live with his father's family, but Kofi feels betrayed and wonders if he will ever be happy again.
Little Eagle raises a baby buffalo as a pet and friend until he realizes what friendship means.
In 1870 sixteen-year-old Rose Witherspoon leaves home to become a teacher in Iowa. This book presents the story of some of her students and their adventures in school during pioneer days on the prairie.
After Cossacks raid their village and destroy their home, Sophie and her brother Victor are sent to the United States to live with relatives in New York City.
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.
The ancient city of Rome grew into a vast empire. Learn how the ancient Romans lived and how they influence us today.
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.
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.
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.
Presents a fictionalized account of the early life of Kit Carson and his travels throughout the West.
Ten-year-old Pepa and her family face many challenges when they leave their home in Mexico to find work in the United States.
Calvin panics when he is caught in the 1924 Lorain, Ohio, tornado and races to find his family and make sure they survived.
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.
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.
An eighteenth-century schoolteacher encounters resistance from the community when she allows a former slave to join the children in her class.
Find out how board games and card games have changed over the years. Then learn how to play some of the more popular games as well as make several of your own.
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.
Young Kentuckian Sam Jones leaves the farm he works with the help of slaves to fight for the Confederacy, while his older brother, Ned, who helps the Underground Railroad, joins the Union Army.
Provides a history of balls and ball games and offers instructions for playing different ball games and for making balls from cloth, felt, and rubber bands.