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The Copper King

Kathleen Muldoon (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847176

After his father is killed in the Civil War, Alex travels on an orphan train and is chosen by a young couple, the O'Learys. He later learns that Mr. O'Leary paid to have someone else fight for him during the war.

The Great Race: The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847411

Relates the building of the transcontinental railroad from Omaha, Nebraska, to Sacramento, California, in the mid-nineteenth century through the story of three Irish workers who laid tracks for the Central Pacific Railroad.

The Jesse Owens Story

Gabi Mezger (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847510

Describes the life and athletic accomplishments of the track athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics, and includes a brief history of the Olympic games.

My Name Is Kofi: Coming to America from Nigeria--1976

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847664

While on an airplane en route from his home in Nigeria to New Orleans, Louisiana, to start a new life with his father, Kofi dreams he is a slave in nineteenth-century America.

Search for Gold Mountain: Coming to America from China--1850

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848012

Li Ming and his father are lured to America after hearing about the wealth to be found in California.

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.

Flames of Fear: The Great Chicago Fire of 1871

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847305

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.

Flames of Freedom

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847312

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.

Free to Learn

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847336

An eighteenth-century schoolteacher encounters resistance from the community when she allows a former slave to join the children in her class.

Friends, No Matter What

Rose Bevins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847343

Kelly is excited to learn that a new family is moving next door with a boy his age, but when he meets his new neighbor Alex, he is surprised to see him in a wheelchair.

Give Me Liberty

Diana Star Helmer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847374

Moses, an African-American slave boy, tells the story of his friendship with the son of the farm's master during the Revolutionary War.

Going, Going, Gone? Saving Animals in Danger

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847381

Looks at ten animals at risk of becoming extinct, and explains how to help protect the animals and their habitats.

Half Free

Diana Star Helmer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847435

After learning that her father is the wealthy Master Mason, Mary, a slave, tries to gain her freedom.

Having It All: Coming to America from Mexico--1920

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847442

Ten-year-old Pepa and her family face many challenges when they leave their home in Mexico to find work in the United States.

Holding the Ribbons: The Story of the Overland Stagecoach

Alvin Robert Cunningham (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847459

Eleven-year-old Willa Blake, who wants to be stagecoach driver, learns to handle the reins at her parents' hotel in Wyoming Territory, in a story that also offers information on stagecoaches in the American West.

Island of Hope: Coming to America from Russia--1903

Kathleen Muldoon (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847497

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.

Join Hands and Sing

Kathleen Muldoon (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847527

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.

Carving a Niche in Texas: Coming to America from Germany--1844

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847107

Twelve-year-old Jacob and his family face many hardships when they leave their home in Germany to start a new life in Texas.

Champion of the Cornfield

Kathleen Muldoon (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847114

A boy from New York is sent west on an "orphan train" to Illinois, where he becomes an indentured servant to a family who teaches him how to be a farmer.

Coming to Terms

Rose Bevins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847169

Gina Mendoza is not happy about having to cancel her weekend plans when Ricky Vargas, the son of her mother's old friend Lupe, comes for a visit, especially when she finds out that Ricky is blind.

Do Right and Fear No One: The Paul Gruninger Story

Eleanor Strauss Rosenast (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847213

Fourteen-year-old Ruth's life changes dramatically after her father, commander of the Swiss border patrol in St. Gallen, Switzerland, is arrested for helping over 3,000 Jews escape the Holocaust.

Dolores Huerta: Advocate for Women and Workers

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119179

Championing equal rights for all people regardless of gender, race, and economic class, Dolores Huerta is a globally recognized icon in the fight for social justice. This book explores Huerta’s inspiring story, focusing on her courage and perseverance as an advocate for the working poor, women’s rights, and rights for immigrant communities. As a co-founder of the United Farm Workers union and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she continues to make positive strides for equal rights and inspire people everywhere to stand up for what they believe.

Tech Living

Kelly Spence (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119933

From robots cleaning houses to clothes that can correct posture, technology is constantly introducing ways to improve our lives. Tech Living explores many of these current and soon-to-be appearing innovations through dynamic photographs and engaging text. Young readers are encouraged to consider both the benefits and drawbacks of many of the technological advancements that are changing the ways humans live at an astonishing rate.

Step Forward With Gratitude 

Shannon Welbourn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118301

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and appreciative. People who are grateful are aware of and thankful for the opportunities that they have. This helpful book provides ideas, practical tips, and inspiring stories about how you can make expressing gratitude a regular habit. Discover how showing your appreciation and returning kindness to others is a rewarding experience that will enrich your life.

Buffy Sainte-Marie: Musician, Indigenous Icon, and Social Activist

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120779

Inspiring people for decades, Buffy Saint-Marie is a singer-songwriter, visual artist, activist, educator, public speaker, and philanthropist. Beginning life as an orphan on a reserve in Saskatchewan, Sainte-Marie grew to become an international icon. This award-winning songwriter has experienced censorship at times because of her vocal activism against war and on behalf of native peoples. She continues to create music and art, speak out, and support life-long learning through educational and scholarship programs.