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Diary of a War Child: The Memoir of Gertrud Schakat Tammen

Helmer, Diana Star (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848579

This book presents the diary of Gertrud Schakat Tammen in which she recorded her experiences growing up in Germany during World War II and how her family lost their home and had to search for a new home and a new life.

Football's Fallen Hero: The Jack Trice Story

Steven L. Jones (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848654

Recounts the struggles and triumphs of Jack Trice, the first African American to play football for Iowa State, who died in 1923 of injuries received on the field.

Lost in a Blizzard! The Towner Bus Tragedy

Alyce Mitchem Jenkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848821

Describes how a school bus carrying twenty children became stranded during a blizzard in Towner, Colorado, in 1931.

Once Upon a War: The Memoir of Gertrud Schakat Tammen

Diana Star Helmer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848937

This book presents the diary of Gertrud Schakat Tammen who grew up in Germany during World War II. This portion of her diary relates her experiences as World War II began.

Tarnished Legacy: The Story of the Comstock Lode

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849088

Although Comstock Lode made many people near Virginia City rich, it left a torn and tattered town. The lesson of the Comstock Lode legacy is that what people have done in the past affects people today. And what we do today can affect the world tomorrow.

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.

What's New with Mr. Pizooti?

Barbara Kupetz (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848227

When Matt has to do a science project about recycling, he talks to his neighbor, Mr. Pizooti, an Italian immigrant called the "King of Recycling" because he is always coming up with new ways to reuse discarded objects.

Yankee Doodle and the Secret Society

J.J. Bolin (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848258

Jeremy and his friend, called "Yankee Doodle" because of his love for fancy clothes, learn about the Sons of Liberty and the plans for the Boston Tea Party, in a story with facts on early Boston and the origins of the Revolution.

A Country on the Move: The United States from 1900-1929

Mary C. Turck (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848555

Briefly describes life in United States at the beginning of the twentieth century, including immigration, the labor movement, America's role in World War I and world affairs, and the Roaring Twenties.

America's Early Settlers

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848296

Describes America's earliest settlers, discussing the reasons people took the risky trip, the journey, and the hardships they faced.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 Best Sign

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847022

Adam spends his first summer at a camp for the hearing-impaired and discovers a lot of new things he never thought possible.

The Bravest Blacksmith

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847060

The American Revolution is raging. Owen sees his father near death and wants to help. Find out what brave things he did to help out.

The Copper King

Kathleen Muldoon (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847176

After his father is killed in the Civil War, Alex Kopsky travels to Michigan from the only home he has known in Massachusetts to start a new life with his new family. 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.