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The Jesse Owens Story

Gabi Mezger (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847510

This fictionalized biography 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.

Mother of Invention

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847657

After his father dies, John Alexander and his mother are forced to become indentured servants to pay off debts, but find their luck changes after Mrs. Alexander invents a new method for grinding corn.

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

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847664

Kofi's mother sends him to America to live with his father's family, but Kofi feels betrayed and wonders if he will ever be happy again.

Priya's Project: Coming to America from India--1986

Cosson, M.J. (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847916

This book is about an Indian girl who comes to America and how she deals with being different.

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.

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.

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.

Give Me Liberty

Diana Star Helmer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847374

A young boy tries to convince his friend, a slave, that liberty and freedom is worth fighting for. 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.

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.

Half Free

Diana Star Helmer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847435

This book tells the story of a slave girl who learns that her father was a wealthy slave owner. When he refuses to help her escape, his wife become the girl's ally.

Holding the Ribbons: The Story of the Overland Stagecoach

Alvin Robert Cunningham (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847459

Willa dreams of driving a stagecoach when she grows up, but when an accident forces her to take over a stage, she wonders if she can handle the challenge and keep her passengers safe.

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.

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.

Beyond the Mountains: Coming to America from Haiti--1991

Kathleen Muldoon (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847039

Thirteen-year-old Louis and his family escape from the political unrest in Haiti in 1991, but after they are rescued at sea by the U.S. Coast Guard, they are taken to a refugee camp in Cuba, where they must wait before joining relatives in Miami.

Brothers at War

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847077

Young Kentuckian Sam Jones leaves the farm he works with the help of slaves to fight for the Confederacy, while his older brother, Ned, who helps the Underground Railroad, joins the Union Army.

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.

Dudley: A Florida Manatee

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847244

Provides factual information about the natural history of the Florida manatee through the fictional story of a young manatee named Dudley.

Escape to Freedom: Coming to America from Cuba--1961

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847275

A young Cuban boy and his family leave Cuba secretly after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, and use the family fishing boat to make their way to a new life in Florida.