Christopher Columbus, who landed in the Americas in 1492, is considered one of the world's most famous explorers. This fascinating biography details Columbus's childhood, which shaped his adventurous spirit.
Childhood of Famous Americans One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history.
A fictionalized biography of the childhood of the famous actor.
Describes the physical characteristics and life cycle of this plant, originally brought to America by English settlers to grow in their gardens.
Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991) was destined to grow up to become the most beloved, bestselling children's book writer of all time. This biography explores the events of his childhood. Illustrations.
In 1906, after the devastating earthquake hits San Francisco, twelve-year-old Philip struggles to save the horses in his father's livery stable.
As his family sets out from Missouri to Oregon, young Ben wonders whether he will have more trouble with the dangers of the journey or his debilitating asthma.
This childhood biography of the 32nd president of the United States explores the events that shaped the tenacious character of a young Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
This book narrates the fascinating early years and eventual accomplishments of the inspiring leader, Mahatma Gandhi, who is known as the Father of the Nation of India.
Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman escaped at the age of 29, only to risk her life to help more than 300 other slaves escape using the Underground Railroad. Nicknamed "Moses," Harriet dedicated her life to the cause of abolition and the welfare of African Americans.
A biography detailing Helen Keller's adventurous life as she worked tirelessly to lead the way for handicapped people.
A young boy must look after his sick mother and sister while his father and brother fight in World War I.
The story of Joan, a young farm girl who became a Christian martyr after she heard voices encouraging her to secure the throne of France for its rightful heir.
Presents a biography of the founder of the Girl Scout movement.
In 1847, eleven-year-old Clay dreams of becoming a Texas Ranger so that he can exact revenge upon the Comanche Indians who attacked his family, until personal experience acquaints him with the brutal reality of Ranger activities.
Ten-year-old Marie dreams of becoming a ballerina, but without a wealthy sponsor, she faces a more mundane future dictated by her family's position in pre-Revolutionary Parisian society.
Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in 1910, Mother Teresa grew up in a small war-torn town in Macedonia. The youngest of three children, Mother Teresa was called Gonxha, which means "flower bud," by her family because of her cheerful disposition. Mother Teresa's family were devoted Catholics who prayed every evening and went to church almost every day. By the time she was twelve years old, Mother Teresa knew she wanted to devote her life to helping the sick and poor. Mother Teresa is considered one of the world's greatest humanitarians. She was the recipient of the United States Medal of Honor and the Nobel Peace Prize, and was beatified by Pope John Paul II. This fascinating biography details Mother Teresa's childhood and proves that one person can make a difference in the world with love and faith.
Soldiers have invaded the Seminoles' homeland. Where can Night Bird and her family go? Someday Night Bird will be the leader of her clan-that is, if the Seminoles have a future. To avoid capture, the dwindling clans must hold their Green Corn ceremony in secret the fires are put out, the families feast in hiding, and there is no ancient ribbon dance. But a new hope beckons: the white men offer free land in Oklahoma. Is this the Seminoles' chance for survival or a white person's trick? Can Night Bird do what is best for the tribe, even if it breaks her heart?
It is 1941, and Frank moves to Hawaii and makes friends with Kenji, a Japanese American boy. Can Kenji and Frank be friends during the war between America and Japan?
Frank wishes his family had never moved to Hawaii. He has no friends and the local boys taunt him as a haoli , an outsider. When Kenji, a Japanese-American boy, offers friendship, they discover a lot in common, especially a love of baseball. The two boys are in Frank's tree house overlooking Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, where they watch with fascination and horror as ship after ship is blown up in the water. Conflicting messages and rumors being broadcast over the radio serve as a background for confusion as people react to the emergency. An effective snapshot of the past, this book presents a realistic picture of what residents of Honolulu experienced on that fateful day.
Rachel Carson was always fascinated by the ocean. As a child, she dreamed of it and longed to see it. As a young woman, she felt torn between her love for nature and her desire to pursue a writing career. Then she found a way to combine both. Rachel had a talent for writing and talking about science in a way that everyone could understand and enjoy. With her controversial book, Silent Spring, Rachel Carson changed the way we look at our planet.
A fictionalized biography of the woman who refused to give up her seat on a bus, leading eventually to the civil rights era.
Newly arrived in Victorian San Francisco from Ireland, Shannon plans the daring rescue of a young Chinese slave.
When Shannon and her friends conduct a book drive in their San Francisco neighborhood in 1880 to benefit the new library, they must solve a mystery fast.
A recent immigrant from Ireland to San Francisco in 1880, Shannon is ready to start school, but is dismayed that her Chinese friend is forbidden by law to attend and that many of her classmates are prejudiced against the Irish as well.
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