As Stalin's purges and arrests increase, Sasha and his mother plan to leave Russia to join his father and older sister who have emigrated to Riga, Latvia.
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.
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?
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.
While on detention for disrupting a science lesson, Kenneth and Aleesa are transported to 1939 where they try to protect the privacy and even the life of Albert Einstein as he struggles to decide whether he should help build an atomic bomb to stop Hitler. Can they stop the Nazis from getting the atom bomb first?
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.
Two groups of Englishmen are shipwrecked and begin a difficult journey to St. Augustine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Describes the causes and key events leading up to the Revolutionary War and includes brief profiles of major figures during the period.
History of the Americas; Ancient history: to c 500 CE
Explains the great calamity that was the Civil War, highlighting the major battles and prominent players in that conflict.
After the stock market crash in 1929, America plunged into one of its darkest periods--the Great Depression.
In 1100 A.D., the Incas ruled a vast empire that stretched from southern Columbia to central Chile.
Recounts the history of the Mayas and describes their cities, government, religion, families, festivals, and mathematics, as well as everyday life.
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.
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.
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.
In the early 1900s, a skull was found in England that many believed to be the "missing link."
When slaves escaped, they were often never seen again. Was there a logical explanation for their disappearances?
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.
Describes the events and circumstances surrounding the forced journey of the Cherokee to an Oklahoma reservation during the nineteenth century.