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American Justice II: Six Trials That Captivated the Nation

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848333

From the Patty Hearst kidnapping to the Oklahoma City bombing, these cases kept America watching.

Air Devils: Sky Racers, Sky Divers, and Stunt Pilots

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848289

Presents a history of aeronautical sports, including ballooning, skydiving, airplane racing, flying circuses, and military dogfights.

Ancient Egypt

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848357

Examines the history of ancient Egypt and the many different aspects of ancient Egyptian society, including religion, technology, the pyramids, and home life.

Wagons Ho! A Diary of the Oregon Trail

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848197

A young girl chronicles her family's journey west on the Oregon Trail in 1849, describing their lives as part of a wagon train and the hardships they encountered during eight months along the trail.

American Justice: Seven Famous Trials of the 20th Century

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848326

Explains the situations behind the cases of Leopold and Loeb, the Lindbergh kidnapper, the Rosenbergs, the Brown school segregation suit, the Manson family, the Pentagon Papers, and O.J. Simpson, and discusses the trials and aftermath.

Breaking Barriers: Athletes Who Led the Way

Joanne Mattern, James Mattern (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848470

Recounts the struggles and triumphs of athletes who have helped to open their sports to participants who are African American or women, or who have disabilities, including Jackie Robinson, Billie Jean King, and Jim Abbott.

Valley of Disaster: The Johnstown Flood of 1889

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848180

Ben finds himself in charge as record floodwaters destroy Johnstown. This book is about a family who survives the Johnstown flood of 1889.

Behind the Scenes at the Olympics

Joanne Mattern, James Mattern (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848449

Find out how host cities are chosen, how politics, drug use, and terrorism affect the Games and what the future holds for the Olympics.

The Secret Heroes

Margo Sorenson, Carla Mishek (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848029

A boy must find something special to write about for his class project. When he finally learns the history behind his grandfather's stories of WWII, what else will he learn about one of his new classmates?

The Real Hannah Green

Kathleen Muldoon (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847930

Arriving in Texas on an "orphan train," Hannah Green is taken in by a husband and wife who need help on their ranch, and Hannah begins to learn the skills necessary to be a veterinarian.

The Race for a New Life

Alvin Robert Cunningham (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847923

After his father becomes injured fighting off a robber, Josh and his family participate in a wild ride for land in the hopes of claiming a homestead and starting a new life - ten-year-old Josh takes his place in the Cherokee Strip Land Rush of 1893.

The Road Home

Kathleen Muldoon (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847954

Sent west on an "orphan train" when their mother can no longer care for them, Emily and her brother, James, are separated in Omaha, but Emily is befriended by a hobo who helps her find her way back to Omaha to look for James.

The Secret Soldier

Diana Star Helmer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848036

Teenage soldiers Michael and Ralph find a woman's dress in the bushes while serving with the Continental Army and are concerned about spies, but when they and their new comrade, Hugh, face the British they have other worries.

The Price of Freedom: Coming to America from Ireland--1717

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847909

To escape his troubled life in 1717 Dublin, Richard Ellis is sent to live with relatives in the American colonies, but once the ship makes landfall in Massachusetts, he is sold as an indentured servant to pay his passage.

The Spirit of the Wild West

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848074

Emma slips away from her parents at the Grand Exhibition of 1893 in Chicago to see Buffalo Bill's Wild West show and Annie Oakley.

The Spy on West Street

Martha Sias Purcell (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848098

During World War II, Jack and his friends believe that his neighbor, Mr. Schmidt, is a German spy.

The Spy Catchers

Dorothy Francis (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848081

Brady wants to do something to help the war effort after his brother is killed during the Japanese attach on Pearl Harbor, but he feels pulled in two directions when his friend suspects his new neighbor, whom he has a crush on, of being a Nazi spy.

The Longest Journey: The Story of the Donner Party

Mercati, Cynthia (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847596

Patty's family join the Donners on their shortcut and become trapped during a long, horrible winter in this fictionalized account of the historical event.

The Believers

Diana Star Helmer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847015

This book tells the story of a young boy planned to be a preacher. When he is called to save a white girl living with an Indian tribe, he is surprised by what he learns.

The Mysterious Ancient Maya

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847671

Why don't we know more about this mysterious ancient culture? This book provides information about the history and culture of the Maya and the impact of the Spanish conquest.

The Inca Empire

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847473

A short introduction to Inca civilization and history.

The Barbed Wires of Hate

Martha Sias Purcell (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847008

This book is about a Japanese American boy and his family, who were forced to live in internment camps after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Terror in the City: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848111

Tells the story of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake as seen through the eyes of eleven-year-old Stuart as he helps his father on his milk delivery route.

Remember the Alamo!

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847947

A young girl and her father, prospering in their new life in Texas, join the volunteers at the Alamo to fight against the forces of Mexican General Santa Anna.

Song of David

Kimberly Klier (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848067

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.