David and his family meet William Henry Lewis, an African American football hero who travels to the future with them when he's injured.
David and his family use his grandfather's time travel machine to go back in time to the Chicago where David is teaching four boys to speak English as he experiences the Chicago World's Fair. .
David and his family travel back in time to California in 1849 to experience the ups and downs of prospecting for gold.
Describes the role of the African American pilots who trained at Alabama's Tuskegee Army Air Field to fight in World War II.
Recounts the history of the Mayas and describes their cities, government, religion, families, festivals, and mathematics, as well as everyday life.
In the early 1900s, a skull was found in England that many believed to be the "missing link." The strange prehistoric human skull "discovered" in England in 1911 was ultimately proven to be a hoax. The perpetrator's identity and motives, however, remain mysteries, which this book examines.
Describes the Pony Express mail relay service in the western United States in the mid-nineteenth century and discusses the difficulties faced by the Pony Express riders, including dangerous weather conditions and hostile Native Americans.
After her father dies at the Battle of Gettysburg, Sallie Randall and her mother move to Kansas, where Mrs. Randall takes a job as housekeeper and Sallie adjusts to life with a new family. Sallie finds a new friend and they become almost like sisters. Just like most friends, they struggle to remember what friendship really means at times.
Explains the great calamity that was the Civil War, highlighting the major battles and prominent players in that conflict.
Recounts the causes and events of World War II, including background on the major political and military figures of the war.
Describes the causes and key events leading up to the Revolutionary War and includes brief profiles of major figures during the period.
This book is about the history, culture, people, and community life of the Aztec civilization focusing on the history of the Americas from ancient history to c 500 CE.
The American flag has had many designs since its beginnings in the 1770s. But then, just as today, it was an inspiration for those who lived and fought under it. This book explores the history and symbolism of the American flag, including how it inspired Francis Scott Key to compose the national anthem and encouraged Francis Bellamy and James B. Upham to write the Pledge of Allegiance.
In 1941, when an American pilot with the British Royal Air Force parachutes into the woods near her French village, fourteen-year-old Jeanne tries to keep him safe from the Nazis.
Describes the events and circumstances surrounding the forced journey of the Cherokee to an Oklahoma reservation during the nineteenth century.
An account of the events leading up to the famous 1804 duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, two important figures in the early politics of the United States.
When slaves escaped, they were often never seen again. Was there a logical explanation for their disappearances?
Christopher Marlowe might have become a great playwright, but he was murdered at age 29. The true story of what happened that night in 1593 is still a mystery. This book presents both facts and fiction that explore the mystery surrounding the murder of Shakespearean-era playwright Christopher Marlowe
Near the town of Cardiff, New York, two men made an amazing discovery. What they found would cause a lot of arguments. It would also make a lot of money for its owners.
Max is bored with his grandfather's tales of Norway's Resistance movement against the Nazis in World War II, until he travels back in time and finds himself participating in a raid to free captured Resistance fighters.
In 1100 A.D., the Incas ruled a vast empire that stretched from southern Columbia to central Chile. This book explores the fascinating and dramatic history of the Inca civilization.
This is a collection of biographies of Maria Mitchell, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Bethenia Owens-Adair, Linda Richards, Marian Anderson, Margaret Bourke-White, and Jackie Cochran.
Looks at the history of pirates, covering such topics as the pirate code of conduct, life on board a pirate ship, and famous pirates throughout history.
Describes the first explorers and their expeditions to uncharted lands, discussing their motivations and accomplishments.
Introduces cave geology and discusses spelunking, the sport of cave exploration through an adventure for survival in an underground cave.