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O'Brien, Keith

Summary: "From NPR correspondent Keith O' Brien comes this thrilling Young Readers' edition of the untold story about pioneering women, including Amelia Earhart, who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s--and won"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 OBR

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Foreign Language, Call number: J SPANISH 325 MIL

Eggers, Dave

Summary: In this honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books LLC 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973 EGG

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973 Eggers 2017

Eggers, Dave

Summary: In this honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD 974.71 Eggers 2018

Smith, Sherri L.

Summary: "During World War II, black Americans were fighting for their country and for freedom in Europe, yet they had to endure a totally segregated military in the United States, where they weren't considered smart enough to become military pilots. After acquiring government funding for aviation training, civil rights activists were able to kickstart the first African American military flight program...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

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Baker, Brynn.

Summary: "Discusses the heroic actions and experiences of the Tuskegee Airmen and the impact they made during times of war or conflict"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 BAK

Sichol, Lowey Bundy

Summary: "Today, Nike is the biggest athletic shoe company in the world, but a long time ago runner and businessman Phil Knight started out with just an idea. Find out more about Nike's history, how the business grew, and the role that marketing playing in this illustrated nonfiction book!" -- Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 338.7 SIC

Kenyon, Amy Maria.

Contents: Rumors from a motel in Detroit -- Mapping postwar space and culture -- Spaces of detachment -- Critiques of suburban conformity -- Everyday life and suburban estrangement -- The city that would not go away -- Postwar space and culture in context.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Shea, Therese

Summary: American landmarks sometimes evoke more than their original intent. For example, the Statue of Liberty was a gift symbolizing the friendship between France and the United States, but it became a welcoming monument to millions of immigrants heading to Ellis Island. This beautifully designed book offers numerous intriguing facts about American landmarks, including the Washington Monument, Statue...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 974.7 SHE

Sasek, M. (Miroslav)

Summary: Presents a history of Cape Canaveral and the American space program, discussing the space missions that were launched from there, the various types of rockets used, and the successful landing of two astronauts on the Moon in 1969.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Universe 2009

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Rau, Dana Meachen

Summary: Examines the life of the nineteenth-century author famous for the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin," which denounced slavery and intensified the disagreement between the North and South.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET STOWE

Green, Sara

Summary: "Engaging images accompany information about John Deere. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bellwether Media, Inc. 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 338 GRE

Pearson, P. O'Connell (Patricia O'Connell)

Summary: In the tradition of Hidden Figures, debut author Patricia Pearson offers a beautifully written account of the remarkable but often forgotten group of female fighter pilots who answered their country's call in its time of need during World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 PEA

Raven, Margot Theis.

Summary: The true story of a young German girl, Mercedes Simon, and of the American pilot, Gail Halvorsen, who shared hope and joy with the children of West Berlin by dropping candy-filled parachutes during the Airlift.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2002

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Jarrow, Gail

Summary: Traces the pellagra epidemic that spread throughout the American South a century ago, drawing on real-life cases to describe its physical and cultural impact as well as related medical reports, news articles, and scientific investigations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 616.1 JAR

Tunnell, Michael O.

Summary: "World War II was over, and Berlin was in ruins. US Air Force Lieutenant Gail Halvorsen knew the children of the city were suffering. They were hungry and afraid. The young pilot wanted to help, but what could one man in one plane do?"--dust jacket flap.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J943.1550 TUN

Anderson, Carol (Carol Elaine)

Summary: "This ... young adult adaptation brings her ideas to a new audience. When America achieves milestones of progress toward full and equal black participation in democracy, the systemic response is a consistent racist backlash that rolls back those wins. We Are Not Yet Equal examines five of these moments: The end of the Civil War and Reconstruction was greeted with Jim Crow laws; the promise of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323 AND

LeBoutillier, Linda

Summary: "The U.S. Civil War was a war that changed the face, body, and heart of the United States forever. Secrets of the U.S. Civil War reveals little-known stories of the people, weapons, and battles that have affected the maps on our walls and the allegiances in our hearts."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2017

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Rajczak, Michael

Summary: "Have you ever heard the expression, "You had to be there?" When you visit a national landmark, you have the chance to experience history--and a primary source--firsthand. You can explore the fascinating history of the United States by visiting such landmarks as Independence Hall, the White House, Gettysburg Cemetery, and many more amazing places. Get a taste of our how our national landmarks...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 RAJ

Sheinkin, Steve

Summary: "National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin tells the story of the 1929 Women's Air Derby, the first official all-female air race in the U.S."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 797.5 SHE

Blair, Margaret Whitman.

Contents: Liberty to slaves -- And some joined the patriots -- War and its aftermath -- Nova Scotia and freedom -- Africa: the promised land.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2010

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.341 BLA

Bix, Cynthia Overbeck.

Summary: Looks at the different modes of dress in America from the 1770s to the 1860s, examining the clothing and accessories of the common people and soldiers, as well as the men and women of the upper and middle classes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 391.00973 BIX

Murphy, Jim

Summary: Learn how George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River helped save the American revolution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WAS