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  • Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American

    by Laura Gao ...
    Illustrated by Laura Gao ...
    “Messy Roots is a laugh-out-loud, heartfelt, and deeply engaging story of their journey to find themself--as an American, as the daughter of Chinese immigrants, as a queer person, and as a Wuhanese American in the middle of a pandemic.”—Malaka Gharib, author of I Was Their American DreamAfter spending her early years in Wuhan, China, riding water buffalos and devouring stinky tofu, Laura ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Who Got Game?: Baseball

    Amazing but True Stories!

    Illustrated by John John Bajet ...
    Series series Who Got Game?
    **Celebrate the unheralded people and stories that helped shape the game of baseball!Meet unsung pioneers,** like John “Bud” Fowler, William Edward White, and brothers Moses Fleetwood Walker and Weld Walker, four African Americans who integrated white teams decades before Jackie Robinson.Discover unforgettable moments, like the time a 17-year old girl named Jackie Mtchell struck out Babe Ruth and ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • How They Croaked

    The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous

    by Georgia Bragg ...
    Illustrated by Kevin O'Malley ...
    This award-winning book for reluctant readers is a fascinating collection of remarkable deaths--and not for the faint of heart.Over the course of history, men and women have lived and died. In fact, getting sick and dying can be a big, ugly mess--especially before the modern medical care that we all enjoy today. From King Tut's ancient autopsy to Albert Einstein's great brain escape, How They ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Quidditch Through the Ages

    A Harry Potter Hogwarts Library Book

    Series Book 2 - Hogwarts Library book
    Since its publication, Quidditch Through the Ages has been one of the most popular books in the Hogwarts library. Read by Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and many more, it is the essential guide to the wizarding world's favourite game.Charting its journey from Queerditch Marsh in the eleventh century to the sophisticated sport of today, Quidditch Through the Ages will show you the moments of ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • What Is Juneteenth?

    Illustrated by Manuel Gutierrez ...
    Series series What Was?
    Discover more about Juneteenth, the important holiday that celebrates the end of chattel slavery in the United States.On June 19, 1865, a group of enslaved men, women, and children in Texas gathered around a Union solder and listened as he read the most remarkable words they would ever hear. They were no longer enslaved: they were free. The inhumane practice of forced labor with no pay was now ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • History Smashers: Christopher Columbus and the Taino People

    Illustrated by Falynn Koch ...
    Series Book 8 - History Smashers
    Myths! Lies! Secrets! Uncover the hidden truth about Christopher Columbus, and learn all about the Taino people. Perfect for fans of the I Survived books and Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales.In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed across the ocean and discovered America. Right? WRONG! Columbus never actually set foot in what is now the United States. His voyages took him to islands in the Caribbean and ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Radium Girls: Young Readers' Edition

    The Scary but True Story of the Poison that Made People Glow in the Dark

    by Kate Moore ...
    Explore the unbelievable true story of America's glowing girls and their fight for justice in the young readers edition of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Radium Girls. This enthralling new edition includes all-new material, including a glossary, timeline, and dozens of bonus photos.Amid the excitement of the early twentieth century, hundreds of young women spend their days hard at ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • American Indians in Texas: Conflict and Survival

    by Sandy Phan ...
    Series series Primary Source Readers
    Groups of American Indians had been living in the Texas region for thousands of years when American settlers decided to expand westward. This captivating book explores the Texas history and the history of American Indians and how each group found different ways to live on the region they inhabited. Readers will learn about a variety of tribes, including Karankawa tribe, Jumano, Caddo, Lipan Apache ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Florence Nightingale

    The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse

    Most people know Florence Nightingale was a compassionate and legendary nurse, but they don’t know her full story. This riveting biography explores the exceptional life of a woman who defied the stifling conventions of Victorian society to pursue what was considered an undesirable vocation. She is best known for her work during the Crimean War, when she vastly improved gruesome and deadly ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Old Hickory:Andrew Jackson and the American People

    Andrew Jackson and the American People

    by Albert Marrin ...
    From a childhood steeped in poverty, violence, and patriotic pride, Andrew Jackson rose to the heights of celebrity and power. The first popularly elected president, he won admiration by fighting corruption, championing the common man, shaping the power of the executive office, and preserving the fragile union of the young United States.Yet Jackson's ruthless pursuit of what he believed to be ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 1: The Medusa Plot

    by Gordon Korman ...
    Series Book 1 - The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers
    Are you ready to save the world? The bestselling series returns with an adventure spanning 6 explosive books, 2 secret-filled card packs, and a website that places readers right in the action. Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, thought they belonged to the world's most powerful family. They thought the hunt for 39 Clues leading to the source of that power was over. They even ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • The Other Talk

    Reckoning with Our White Privilege

    by Brendan Kiely ...
    A School Library Journal Best Book of the YearAward-winning and New York Times bestselling author Brendan Kiely starts a conversation with white kids about race in this “well-executed and long overdue” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) introduction to white privilege and why allyship is so vital.Talking about racism can be hard, but...Most kids of color grow up doing it. They have “The Talk” with ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Girls Think of Everything

    Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women

    Illustrated by Melissa Sweet ...
    In kitchens and living rooms, in garages and labs and basements, even in converted chicken coops, women and girls have invented ingenious innovations that have made our lives simpler and better. Their creations are some of the most enduring (the windshield wiper) and best loved (the chocolate chip cookie). What inspired these women, and just how did they turn their ideas into realities?Features ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • How They Choked

    Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous

    by Georgia Bragg ...
    Illustrated by Kevin O'Malley ...
    Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes, epic failures even lead to super successes . . . sometimes they become deep dark secrets. But remember-to fail is human, to laugh about our shortcomings divine. From Montezuma II's mistaking a conqueror for a god to Isaac Newton turning from science to alchemy to J. Bruce Ismay's jumping the lifeboat line on the Titanic, How They Choked knocks fourteen famous ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Baseball

    A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #29: A Big Day for Baseball

    Series Book 37 - Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker
    Track the facts about baseball—with Jack and Annie!When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #29: A Big Day for Baseball, they had lots of questions. When was baseball invented? What are the rules? Who was Jackie Robinson? Who are some other baseball greats? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about America’s national ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • A World of Cookies for Santa

    Follow Santa's Tasty Trip Around the World

    by M.E. Furman ...
    Illustrated by Susan Gal ...
    This beautifully illustrated book explores the traditional treats that children across the globe leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve—includes recipes!A World of Cookies for Santa takes readers on a journey to discover holiday traditions and beloved Christmas cookies from cultures around the world. Head to the Philippines, where children leave out puto seko cookies and ginger tea for Santa; jet to ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Facing the Mountain (Adapted for Young Readers)

    A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II

    Adapted for young readers from the New York Times bestseller by Daniel James Brown, Facing the Mountain is the remarkable true story of three brave Japanese American soldiers who fought for the United States during World War II while facing discrimination at home. Perfect for readers of The Boys in the Boat.After the Japanese military bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, Japanese Americans became the ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Who Was Bob Marley?

    Illustrated by Gregory Copeland ...
    Series series Who Was?
    Get Up, Stand Up! for the king of reggae music!Bob Marley was a reggae superstar who is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of all time. Born in rural Jamaica, this musician and songwriter began his career with his band, The Wailing Wailers, in 1963. The Wailers went on to spread the gospel of reggae music around the globe. Bob's distinctive style and dedication to his Rastafari ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Muzoon

    A Syrian Refugee Speaks Out

    **“Muzoon takes readers on her perilous and ultimately hopeful journey from refugee child to advocate for others in need.”—Malala Yousafzai, bestselling author and winner of the Nobel Peace PrizeWhen her family had to flee Syria, 14-year-old Muzoon was told to pack only the most essential things—and so she packed her schoolbooks.This is the inspiring true story of a Syrian refugee who fought hard ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • When Can We Go Back to America?

    Voices of Japanese American Incarceration during WWII

    Four starred reviews!A Kirkus Reviews Best YA Nonfiction of 2021In this “riveting and indispensable” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) narrative history of Japanese Americans before, during, and after their World War II incarceration, Susan H. Kamei weaves together the voices of over 130 individuals who lived through this tragic episode, most of them as young adults.It’s difficult to believe it ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

    A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story for middle grade readers about how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team, from New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Award recipient Steve Sheinkin.“Sheinkin has made a career of finding extraordinary stories in American history.” —The New York Times Book ReviewA ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • A Kid's Guide to Latino History

    More than 50 Activities

    Series series A Kid's Guide series
    A Kid's Guide to Latino History features more than 50 hands-on activities, games, and crafts that explore the diversity of Latino culture and teach children about the people, experiences, and events that have shaped Hispanic American history.Kids can:* Fill Mexican cascarones for Easter* Learn to dance the merengue from the Dominican Republic* Write a short story using “magical realism” from ... Read more

    $11.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Ghostly Tales of Memphis

    Series series Spooky America
    Ghost stories from the Birthplace of Rock 'n Roll have never been so creepy, fun, and full of mystery! The haunted history of Memphis comes to life--even when the main players are dead. Come for the blues and barbecue, but stay for the ghosts. Have you heard about the spirits at the Memphis Zoo? Or how about the grisly history surrounding the Grand Carousel? Dive into this spooky chapter book for ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • South Korea

    Series series Countries We Come From
    Busy. Beautiful. Ancient. Welcome to South Korea! In this bright, exciting book, young readers will travel to this amazing country without ever leaving their homes or classrooms. During their journey, they will learn all about South Korea’s cities, food, holidays, history, and wildlife. They even learn how to speak a few words in Korean! This 32-page book features controlled text with age ... Read more

    $4.99 USD