Transported accidentally back in time to a college campus in the South in 1931, Kenneth and Aleesa meet the young Langston Hughes on his poetry-reading tour and confront racism and threats to Hughes first-hand. What do they discover about the real power behind his words?
Rosalind is mesmerized by Shakespeare's plays. She is so inspired that she decides that she wants to act in a play. But it takes running away from the orphanage to ever have the opportunity to be in a Shakespeare play. Running away from an orphanage, Rosalind joins a theater company on the way to London where she disguises herself as a boy and acts in a play by William Shakespeare.
During World War II, Jack, who had started getting into trouble at home, goes to work on his uncle's sheep ranch in Oregon, where he learns about responsibility, bravery, and getting along with others.
Young Sam Clemens and his friend Tom Blankenship suspect Tom's brother, Bence, has found their secret buried treasure and is involved in stealing slaves.
As Three Willows spoke, she rose. She brought a bundle to the tiny fire. She untied the straps that held it. Then she unrolled the buffalo robe. It was large, soft and carefully tanned. Red Fox peered through the dim light of the tipi. He could see colorful drawings painted on the smooth side of the robe. Red Fox reached out to touch one scene. It was a man on horseback. He was racing across the prairie. Red Fox could almost feel the movement of the horse under the rider as they raced. That's your father, whispered Three Willows.
A young Indian boy attends a school for Native Americans and is caught between the traditions of his people and the new ways of the white man. He is determined to get an education in order to return home and help his Native American people.
Caroline learns the meaning of freedom while struggling to maintain the family cotton plantation during the Civil War.
Eleven-year-old Elinore Frey and her older sister, Phoebe, share their experiences in letters as they both adjust to new lives in the West, Elinore in California, and Phoebe on the plains of the Nebraska Territory.
During World War II, William thinks he sees a German submarine off the coast and when he spots two men speaking German burying crates in the sand, he realizes they may be saboteurs. This is a fictional story based on true events that occurred during World War II.
The Great Depression forces a brother and sister to live with their hated cousins on a farm in North Dakota when their father loses his job.
Two groups of Englishmen are shipwrecked and begin a difficult journey to St. Augustine.
Paul, a young immigrant, has traveled to the prairie to work for his uncle but instead finds a family with Fern and Roy.
After having left Russia to live in freedom in Latvia, Sasha finds his adopted country increasing under threat of invasion from Hitler's growing war machine.
Sasha tries to adjust to his new life in the United States, but his thoughts keep returning to the deepening troubles in his home country, Latvia, as Hitler's bombs fall on Riga in June of 1941.
While on a field trip to study native plants, Kenneth and Aleesa are transported to Hawaii in the 1890s, where they see first-hand the final days of the reign of Queen Liliuokalani and learn about native rights.
David travels back in time to 1906 San Francisco to try to save the lives of Antonio Giovanni and his family who were victims of the devastating earthquake.
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 travel back in time to San Antonio, Texas in 1836 and meet brave defenders of the Alamo such as Davy Crockett.
David and his family travel back in time to California in 1849 to experience the ups and downs of prospecting for gold.
David and his family use his grandfather's time travel machine to travel to 1853 Ohio, where they assist runaway slaves on their journey north on the Underground Railroad.
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. .
The Smithers family find Grandpa's old time machine and decide to travel back to 1880 for their summer vacation. David and Jenny learn a lot about their heritage and history on their incredible trip.
Kenneth and Aleesa, working on an extra credit project about Socrates, suddenly find themselves in ancient Athens, where they meet the famous philosopher and try to save his life.
While studying migrant farm workers of the 1960's, Kenneth and Aleesa travel back in time and meet Cesar Chavez during the farmworkers' strike for fair treatment and better pay. Can they protect Chavez and his dream for his people from sabotage?
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.