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A is for Alaska: Written by Kids for Kids

by Boys and Girls Clubs Alaska WestWinds Press (March 09, 2015)

This kid-size photo book covers locations, peoples, landmarks, and icons from across Alaska. Kids like the See-My-State Series because they are written by kids.


The Crafts of Florida's First People

by Robin C. Brown Pineapple Press (January 01, 2013)

There were people living all over Florida for twelve thousand years before Columbus got here. Before hardware stores and shopping malls, these people managed to get food, make clothing, and cook their meals....


U.S. Presidents

by Ken Jennings & Mike Lowery Little Simon (May 06, 2014)

Become a presidential pro with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy! champ and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings.

With this book about U.S. Presidents, you'll become an expert and wow your...


Cesar Chavez

by Gary Soto & Lori Lohstoeter Aladdin (June 25, 2008)

¡Viva la causa!

¡Viva César Chávez!

Up and down the San Joaquin Valley of California, and across the country, people chanted these words. Cesar Chavez, a migrant worker himself, was helping Mexican Americans...


The Flag of Childhood

by Naomi Shihab Nye Aladdin (June 30, 2008)

A stirring anthology of sixty poems from the Middle East selected by honored anthologist, writer, and editor Naomi Shihab Nye.

This beautiful collection of eloquent poems from Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Iraq,...


Native North Americans in Literature for Youth: A Selective Annotated Bibliography for K-12

by Alice Crosetto & Rajinder Garcha Scarecrow Press (September 12, 2013)

This reference volume lists hundreds of resources—books, Internet sites, and media titles—that will assist K-12 students and educators to learn about North American Natives. These appropriate and quality...


The True Story Behind Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

by Jennifer Armstrong & Albert Lorenz Aladdin (September 03, 2013)

Four score and seven years ago...

So begins one of the most important speeches in the history of the United States -- Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Given on a cold November day, it wasn't much of a...


O is for Oklahoma: Written by Kids for Kids

by Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma County WestWinds Press (April 08, 2013)

See-My-State Alphabet Books have a subject related to that specific state for each letter of the alphabet. Children from schools or Boys & Girls Clubs in each state write the rhyming couplet for each subject....


Kennedy's Last Days

by Bill O'Reilly Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (June 10, 2013)

On a sunny day in Dallas, Texas, at the end of a campaign trip, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy is assassinated by an angry, lonely drifter named Lee Harvey Oswald. The former Marine Corps sharpshooter escapes...


Little Green: Growing Up During the Chinese Cultural Revolution

by Chun Yu Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (April 30, 2013)

I was born in a small city near the East Sea,

when the Great Cultural Revolution began.

My name is Little Green,

my country Zhong Guo, the Middle Kingdom.

When I was ten years old,

our leader had died and the revolution...


Explore Native American Cultures!: With 25 Great Projects

by Anita Yasuda & Jennifer Keller Nomad Press (January 07, 2013)

Explore Native American Cultures! with 25 Great Projects introduces readers to seven main Native American cultural regions, from the northeast woodlands to the Northwest tribes. It encourages readers to investigate...


Geronimo: Young Warrior

by George E. Stanley & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (January 15, 2013)

In this illustrated biography, young Apache Goyahkla and his friend play games in their village that will prepare him for his role as a hunter and warrior--and the place he will hold in history as Geronimo,...


Thurgood Marshall

by Montrew Dunham Aladdin (December 18, 2012)

The childhood of civil rights hero and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall comes to life in this engaging biography. Whenever Thurgood Marshall got into trouble at school, the principal would make him sit...


Nuestra Am¿rica

by Sabrina Vourvoulias & Gloria Félix Running Press Kids (August 31, 2020)

Celebrate 30 influential Latinas/Latinos/Latinxs in U.S. history with Nuestra América, a fully-illustrated anthology from the Smithsonian Latino Center.

Nuestra América highlights the inspiring stories of...


Lincoln's Last Days

by Bill O'Reilly & Dwight Jon Zimmerman Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (August 20, 2012)

Lincoln's Last Days is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic nights in American history--of how one gunshot changed the country forever. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's bestselling historical thriller,...


Little Leaders

by Vashti Harrison, Robin Miles & Bahni Turpin Hachette Book Group (December 05, 2017)

This book introduces listeners of all ages to forty women who changed the world.

Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of...


A Child's Introduction to African American History

by Jabari Asim & Dion Graham Hachette Book Group (January 02, 2018)

Jabari Asim goes beyond what's taught in the classroom and tells a fact-filled history of African Americans through politics, activism, sports, entertainment, music, and much more. You'll follow the road to...


Crash

by Marc Favreau & Oliver Wyman Hachette Book Group (April 10, 2018)

The incredible true story of how Americans from all walks of life weathered one of the most turbulent periods in our nation's history--the Great Depression--and emerged triumphant.

Crash tells the story of the...


National Parks

by Erin McHugh, Doug Leen, Brian Maebius & Neal Aspinall Black Dog & Leventhal (April 01, 2019)

Calling all Junior Rangers! This fun-filled guide explores the wonders and weirdness of more than 75 U.S. parks, monuments, and landmarks, from Acadia to Zion.

From Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty, from...


Someone Like Me

by Julissa Arce Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 17, 2018)

A remarkable true story from social justice advocate and national bestselling author Julissa Arce about her journey to belong in America while growing up undocumented in Texas.

Born in the picturesque town of...


First Generation

by Sandra Neil Wallace, Rich Wallace & Agata Nowicka Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 03, 2018)

Celebrate the genius, diversity, and grit of immigrants and refugees in this boldly illustrated guide to 36 American trailblazers.

The men and women in this book represent nations from Somalia to Germany, from...


Crash

by Marc Favreau Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 09, 2018)

The incredible true story of how Americans from all walks of life weathered one of the most turbulent periods in our nation's history--the Great Depression--and emerged triumphant.

Crash tells the story of the...


Mama Africa!

by Kathryn Erskine & Charly Palmer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (October 09, 2017)

Miriam Makeba, a Grammy Award-winning South African singer, rose to fame in the hearts of her people at the pinnacle of apartheid--a brutal system of segregation similar to American Jim Crow laws. Mama Africa,...


Grand Canyon

by Jason Chin Roaring Brook Press (February 20, 2017)

Rivers wind through earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon.

Home to...


Pelé

by Eddy Simon & Vincent Brascaglia First Second (October 23, 2017)

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known to his schoolmates as Pelé, grew up in poverty in the Sao Paulo region of Brazil. He was too poor to afford a real soccer ball, so he played with a ball of newspaper tied...


Arctic White

by Danna Smith & Lee White Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (January 04, 2016)

When you live in the arctic in winter,

everything is a shade of white.

A young girl looks around her home in the arctic and sees only white, white, white . . . but one day her grandfather takes her out on a...


Rosa

by Nikki Giovanni & Bryan Collier Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (September 30, 2005)

She had not sought this moment but she was ready for it. When the policeman bent down to ask "Auntie, are you going to move?" all the strength of all the people through all those many years joined in her. She...


Pocket Bios: Muhammad Ali

by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (July 16, 2018)

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of the famous professional boxer and activist Muhammad Ali.

Muhammad Ali remains one of the most inspiring and celebrated sports figures today. A gold-medal...


Pocket Bios: Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (October 15, 2018)

Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most prominent leaders of the civil rights movement, is best known for his dedication to nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience. He received the Nobel Peace Prize for...


Underground

by Shane W. Evans Roaring Brook Press (January 17, 2011)

One of School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011

A family silently crawls along the ground. They run barefoot through unlit woods, sleep beneath bushes, take shelter in a kind stranger's home. Where...


Brave Ballerina

by Michelle Meadows & Ebony Glenn Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (January 07, 2019)

A lyrical picture book biography of Janet Collins, the first African American principal dancer at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Janet Collins wanted to be a ballerina in the 1930s and 40s, a time when racial...


Bravo!

by Margarita Engle & Rafael Lopez Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (March 13, 2017)

Musician, botanist, baseball player, pilot--the Latinos featured in this collection, Bravo!, come from many different countries and from many different backgrounds. Celebrate their accomplishments and their...


Paiute Princess

by Deborah Kogan Ray Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (May 07, 2012)

Born into the Northern Paiute tribe of Nevada in 1844, Sarah Winnemucca straddled two cultures: the traditional life of her people, and the modern ways of her grandfather's white friends. Sarah was smart and...


Red, White, and Boom!

by Lee Wardlaw & Huy Voun Lee Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (April 09, 2012)

Fireflies flit

Sparklers spit

Pinwheels spin

Goosebump skin

It's the Fourth of July! Travel across the country for a city parade, a beach picnic, and fireworks in the park in this poetic celebration of the many...


My Daddy Rules the World

by Hope Anita Smith Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (May 15, 2017)

A picture book of poems that celebrate fathers from a two-time Coretta Scott King Honor--winning poet.

Who is your hero? Who's your best friend?

Who says he loves you again and again?

Daddy!

Told through the voice...


So Tall Within

by Gary D. Schmidt & Daniel Minter Roaring Brook Press (September 24, 2018)

From celebrated author Gary D. Schmidt comes a picture book biography of a giant in the struggle for civil rights, perfectly pitched for readers today.

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery but possessed a mind...


Ripples of Hope

by David Plouffe Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (March 02, 2020)

Ripples of Hope is a middle-grade nonfiction project about the United States' election process.

You may not have a vote yet, but you do have a voice!

In November 2020, one of the most pivotal elections in United...


We March

by Shane W. Evans Roaring Brook Press (January 02, 2012)

On August 28, 1963, a remarkable event took place--more than 250,000 people gathered in our nation's capital to participate in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march began at the Washington...


Pocket Bios: Rosa Parks

by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (July 16, 2018)

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of civil rights activist Rosa Parks.

Rosa Parks, often referred to as both "the first lady of civil rights" and the mother of the freedom movement,...


Basher History: US Presidents

by Dan Green, Edward Widmer & Simon Basher Kingfisher (November 07, 2016)

Basher History: US Presidents, Oval Office All-Stars created and illustrated by Simon Basher, written by Dan Green

Basher's US Presidents shows you the nation's leaders as you've never seen them before. Every...


Thurgood Marshall

by Teri Kanefield Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 20, 2020)

The story of the brilliant lawyer who successfully argued the case that ended legal racial segregation in America

 

When Thurgood Marshall--the great grandson of a slave--was born, African Americans were denied...


The Civil Rights Movement

by Nancy Ohlin & Roger Simó little bee books (January 28, 2020)

Get ready to blast back to the past and learn all about the Civil Rights Movement!

When people think about the Civil Rights Movement, things like segregation and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream"...


Make Trouble Young Readers Edition

by Lauren Peterson, Cecile Richards & Ruby Shamir Margaret K. McElderry Books (October 15, 2019)

From former Planned Parenthood president and activist Cecile Richards comes the young readers edition of her New York Times bestselling memoir, which Hillary Rodham Clinton called an “inspiration for aspiring...


Kevin Durant

by Real Sports Network Aladdin (November 19, 2019)

Learn about NBA superstar Kevin Durant in this book in a nonfiction series about your favorite athletes’ childhoods and what (or who) helped them become the stars they are today!

He’s 6’ 9” with a wingspan...


Sloane Stephens

by Craig Ellenport Aladdin (November 19, 2019)

Learn about tennis superstar Sloane Stephens in this book in a nonfiction series about your favorite athletes’ childhoods and what (or who) helped them become the stars they are today!

Sloane Stephens comes...


Thank You for Voting Young Readers' Edition

by Erin Geiger Smith & Lisa Cordileone HarperCollins (June 16, 2020)

In this young readers' edition of Thank You for Voting, debut author and journalist Erin Geiger Smith presents a fascinating look into America's voting history and inspires young people to get involved! 

Voting...


American Immigration: Our History, Our Stories

by Kathleen Krull & Kyla Garcia HarperCollins (June 16, 2020)

Award-winning author Kathleen Krull takes an in-depth historical look at immigration in America--with remarkable stories of some of the immigrants who helped build this country.

With its rich historical text,...


Three Days in January: Young Readers' Edition

by Bret Baier, Catherine Whitney & Danny Campbell HarperCollins (December 23, 2019)

In January 1961, three days before President Dwight D. Eisenhower passed the torch to John F. Kennedy, the president had one final mission.

In the young readers' edition of his New York Times bestselling book,...


Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge

by Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Kathleen Van Cleve & Robin Eller Simon & Schuster Audio (January 08, 2019)

“A brilliant work of US history.” --School Library Journal (starred review)

“Gripping.” --BCCB (starred review)

“Accessible…Necessary.” --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A School Library Journal...


Infinite Hope

by Ashley Bryan & Dion Graham Simon & Schuster Audio (October 15, 2019)

Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award

Recipient of a Bologna Ragazzi Non-Fiction Special Mention Honor Award

A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019

From celebrated author and illustrator...