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World War II

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849187

Recounts the causes and events of World War II, including background on the major political and military figures of the war.

A Light in the Sky

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849675

In 1941, when an American pilot with the British Royal Air Force parachutes into the woods near her French village, fourteen-year-old Jeanne tries to keep him safe from the Nazis.

The Red Tails: World War II's Tuskegee Airmen

Steven L. Jones (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849019

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Describes the role of the African American pilots who trained at Alabama's Tuskegee Army Air Field to fight in World War II.

California Gold Rush

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848487

When gold was found at Sutter's Mill in California in 1849, the lives of thousands of people changed forever.

Coming to America: The Story of Immigration

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848531

Intersperses facts about immigrants and immigration in the United States between the years 1892 and 1924 with the fictional story of twelve-year-old Lena Martini's family as they emigrate from Italy.

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.

Once Upon a War: The Memoir of Gertrud Schakat Tammen

Diana Star Helmer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848937

Gertrud Schakat Tammen, 10 years old in 1941, recounts her memories of World War II as a German national living near Russia when the fighting between Germany and Russia began.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Breaking Barriers: Athletes Who Led the Way

Joanne Mattern (author), James Mattern (author)

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, 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 (author), Carla Mishek (author)

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 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.

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

In May 1942, Hiroshi and his family are forced from their homes in California by the U.S. government.

The Best Sign

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847022

Adam is determined to be just like the other boys at camp even though he is deaf.

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.