Recounts the causes and events of World War II, including background on the major political and military figures of the war.
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.
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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.
When gold was found at Sutter's Mill in California in 1849, the lives of thousands of people changed forever.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From the Patty Hearst kidnapping to the Oklahoma City bombing, these cases kept America watching.
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.
Describes America's earliest settlers, discussing the reasons people took the risky trip, the journey, and the hardships they faced.
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.
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.
After his father becomes injured fighting off a robber, ten-year-old Josh takes his place in the Cherokee Strip Land Rush of 1893.
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.
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.
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?
Brady wants to do something to help the war effort after his brother is killed during the Japanese attach on Pearl Harbor.
During World War II, Jack and his friends believe that his neighbor, Mr. Schmidt, is a German spy.
In May 1942, Hiroshi and his family are forced from their homes in California by the U.S. government.
Adam is determined to be just like the other boys at camp even though he is deaf.
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.
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.
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.