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Benjamin Banneker: Pioneering Scientist

by Ginger Wadsworth

Introduces Benjamin Banneker, a free black man of the eighteenth century who loved to learn and used his knowledge and observations to build a wooden clock, write an almanac, and help survey the streets of Washington. D.C.

Camping with the President

by Ginger Wadsworth

Shows how, while on a camping trip in 1903 with world-famous naturalist John Muir in Yosemite National Park, President Theodore Roosevelt formed his position on conservation, deciding to set aside new national parks and monuments to preserve wilderness lands for future generations.

Cesar Chavez

by Ginger Wadsworth

A biography of Cesar Chavez, an individual who tried to help improve migrant farmworkers' lives by showing them how they could get paid more, be treated better, and become United States citizens.

First Girl Scout

by Ginger Wadsworth

Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts in 2012, a lavishly illustrated account of the fascinating life of the woman who started it all. Juliette (Daisy) Gordon Low was a remarkable woman with ideas that were ahead of her time. She witnessed important eras in U.S. history, from the Civil War and Reconstruction to westward expansion to post-World War I. And she made history by founding the first national organization to bring girls from all backgrounds into the out-of-doors. Daisy created controversy by encouraging them to prepare not only for traditional homemaking but also for roles as professional women--in the arts, sciences, and business--and for active citizenship outside the home. Her group also welcomed girls with disabilities at a time when they were usually excluded. Includes author's note, source notes, bibliography, timeline, places to visit, the Girl Scout Promise and Law, and musical notation for the favorite scout song "Make New Friends."

Laura Ingalls Wilder

by Ginger Wadsworth

Examines Laura Ingalls Wilder's life as a pioneer girl and her work as a writer describing that life for others.

Woolly Mammoths

by Ginger Wadsworth

Children's book introducing woolly mammoths and their history.

Words West: Voices of Young Pioneers

by Ginger Wadsworth

Among the tens of thousands of pioneers who left home in covered wagons in the 1800s, headed for the West in hopes of fertile land, gold, or escape from religious or racial persecution, some forty thousand were children. Though the hardships and dangers of the trail were many, these children also witnessed the great and wild beauty of the untouched West and became an integral part of U.S. history. In this unique approach to the history of the wagon trail and western expansion, here are the moving stories of these young pioneers, told in their own words through letters home, diaries, and memoirs. Ginger Wadsworth's clear and well-organized presentation is comprehensive, accessible, and richly illustrated with detailed maps and more than ninety archival photos and prints of life on the trail. Endnotes, bibliography, index.

The Wright Brothers

by Ginger Wadsworth

Biography of the first aviators in American history.

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