Who knew our most famous Founding Father was a colonial James Bond? This book features Washington in a little known but incredibly important role as the mastermind behind an intricate network of Patriot spies during the Revolutionary War.
The long, arduous, and sometimes violent struggle for a woman's right to vote is told in an engaging narrative. The roots of the movement as well as the other efforts it spawned are well told.
A heart-wrenching account of the nine high school students who integrated Little Rock High School.
Codell, Esmé Raji Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher's First Year
Fifth-grader Melanie instinctively knows what Codell finds out when she begins as a 24-year-old first-year teacher in an inner-city Chicago school: "You got to know everything." And that doesn't mean just what the textbooks say. As Codell gamely reveals in her forthright diary entries, it means fighting lazy teachers and unsupportive administrators; it means dealing with violence and racism; it means marshalling energy, imagination, and wit enough to ensure her students the best possible education. Teens who have been through "the system" can't help but recognize the landscape.
Using archival photographs and primary sources, Crowe describes how the Mississippi murder of 14- year-old Emmett Till contributed to the civil rights movement.
Crutcher, Chris King of the Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised Autobiography
The autobiography of the Margaret A. Edwards Award-winning author recounts the childhood vignettes and discoveries of profound, simple truths that led to his career writing honest and gritty young-adult books.
Fleischman, John Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story about Brain Science
Phineas is never the same after a metal rod enters his head at the chin and comes out his forehead.
A biography of the great singer Marian Anderson and her role in bringing the injustice of segregation in the arts to national awareness.
Gantos, Jack Hole in My Life
Gantos reveals how his involvement with drugs and his stint in prison led him to writing. A 2003 Printz Honor Book and a 2003 Sibert Honor Book.
Greenberg, Jan and Sandra Jordan Andy Warhol: Prince of Pop
This biography of Andy Warhol illuminates his life and times, highlighting his impact on art and culture.
Hoose, Phillip M. The Race to Save the Lord God Bird
The story of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker's demise is the centerpiece for a book about extinction and the pressures of mankind upon the Earth.
In this gripping account, Murphy explores how yellow fever disrupted the federal government, divided the medical establishment, and destroyed the lives of thousands of Philadelphians. The 2004 Robert F. Sibert Medal winner and a Newbery Honor Book.
A school project eventually leads to the truth about the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the navy’s cover-up, and the court martial of the captain.
Roach, Mary Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Roach exams the afterlife of human cadavers in this humorous, touching, and respectful look at how scientists utilize the human body.
Satrapi, Marjane Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
In graphic novel format, the author describes her youth in revolutionary Iran. From the overthrow of the Shah to the establishment of the new regime, she witnesses heartbreak and struggle as life changes in her country.