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Winter, Jonah

Summary: Young Paul Revere and his friends form a club whose members ring the bells at Christ Church, an experience which teaches him responsibility and other lessons that he uses as an adult in the American Revolution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2003

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE WIN

Light, Kate

Summary: "The Salem witch trials marked one of the darkest moments in U.S. history. In 1692, two young children were accused of being bewitched and were arrested. More than 150 arrests occurred over the next two months, and a special court was created to try the cases. A total of 20 people were found guilty of being witches, and all of them were hanged. Inside this compelling volume, readers are...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 345.744 LIG

Hirshman, Linda R.

Summary: "The story of the fascinating, fraught alliance among Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and Maria Weston Chapman -- and how its breakup led to the success of America's most important social movement. In the crucial early years of the Abolition movement, the Boston branch of the cause seized upon the star power of the eloquent ex-slave Frederick Douglass to make its case for slaves'...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 HIR

Sandler, Martin W

Summary: Describes what happened when a slave ship packed with plunder was captured by pirates in 1717 then sunk by a brutal storm. Tells the story of the 1984 expedition to locate the wreck and what was uncovered.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 910 SAN

Bethea, Nikole Brooks

Summary: Gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the invention of the cotton gin. Additional features include a table of contents, a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World, Inc. 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 609 BET

Kilmeade, Brian

Summary: This is the little-known story of how a newly independent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America's third president decided to stand up to intimidation. When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.47 KIL

Yomtov, Nelson

Summary: "Plymouth Rock has long stood as a symbol of the Pilgrims' journey to and settlement in America. But how much of the story surrounding it is true? What did the Pilgrims' arrival mean to the Wampanoag people who were already living there? What were the long-lasting effects of the interactions between the two groups? How did a seaside rock come to be associated with the Pilgrims' landing, and was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2022

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 974.4 YOM

White, Jonathan W.

Summary: "The riveting story of Appleton Oaksmith, a swashbuckling sea captain whose life intersected with some of the most important moments, movements, and individuals of the mid-nineteenth century, from the California Gold Rush, filibustering schemes in Nicaragua, and Cuban liberation to the Civil War and Reconstruction"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2023

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Kilmeade, Brian

Summary: This is the little-known story of how a newly independent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America's third president decided to stand up to intimidation. When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sentinel 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.4 KIL

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.4 KIL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Hist US Kilmeade

Goldsmith, Connie

Summary: "This is the story of Kiyo Sato and her family and their experience in the U.S. Japanese Internment Camps during WWII."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 SAT

Jones, Jacqueline

Summary: "Before, during, and after the US Civil War, Boston's Black workers were barred from the skilled trades, factory work, and public-works projects. In Boston, as in cities across the North, white abolitionists focused virtually all their energies on the plight of enslaved Black Southerners, while refusing to address the challenges faced by their Black neighbors. The author presents inspiring and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.4 JON

Petersen, Christine.

Summary: Explores the everyday life of a colonial miller and his responsibilities, social practices, and importance to the community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 664.72 PET

Marsico, Katie

Summary: Explores the everyday life of a colonial doctor and his responsibilities, social practices, and importance to the community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 610.973 MAR

Fitzpatrick, Insha

Summary: "Follow the terrifying events of the 1692 Salem witch trials from the perspective of Tituba, an enslaved woman who was accused of bewitching two girls, Elizabeth Parris and Abigail Williams, during this harrowing, historic period. A story of speculation, mass hysteria, and survival, this graphic novel invites readers to immerse themselves into this haunting moment in American history - brought...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2023

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 TIT

Butler-Ngugi, Anitra

Summary: "The Gold Rush was a major event in the US during the 1800s. This book explores what the Gold Rush was and the lesser-known people who participated in the event"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 979.4 BUT

Holub, Joan.

Summary: Describes the nineteenth century American gold rush, and includes information on gold rush "boomtowns," relations between Native Americans and gold rush pioneers, and the importance of the gold rush on American history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 979.4 HOL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 HOL (basket)

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT US Hist What Holub

Micklos, John

Summary: "The Louisiana Purchase in 1803 nearly doubled the size of the United States. The U.S. suddenly went from consisting of 17 states along the Atlantic coast to claiming land as far west as present-day Montana. The U.S. government knew little about the terrain there. Was there a water route to the Pacific? President Thomas Jefferson sent William Clark and Meriwether Lewis to find out. With nothing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2022

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 917.804 MIC

Roberts, Cokie

Summary: Shares the stories of remarkable women who shaped American history between 1796 and 1828, including Dolley Madison, Theodosia Burr, and Sacajawea.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 0000

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J America Roberts

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

Montillo, Roseanne.

Summary: Documents a series of child abductions in Great Fire-devastated Boston and the discovery of their teenaged killer that sparked a system-changing investigation and influential debates among the world's most revered medical minds.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 MON

Grady, Cynthia

Summary: In 1942, children's librarian Clara Breed discovers that her young Japanese-American patrons are being relocated and gives them stamped and addressed postcards so they can write to her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.53 GRA

Sidman, Joyce

Summary: "Newbery-Honor winning author Joyce Sidman explores the extraordinary life and scientific discoveries of Maria Merian, who discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented the science behind the mystery in this visual biography that features many original paintings by Maria herself."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT People Sidman

Brown, Monica

Summary: A powerful and accesible bilingual picture book that highlights "the power and impact of ordinary but dedicated citizens." Every day, thousands of farmworkers harvested the food that ended up on kitchen tables all over the country. But at the end of the day, when the workers sat down to eat, there were only beans on their own tables. Then Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez teamed up. Together they...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J READ-ALONG BRO

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J READ-ALONG BRO

Zabin, Serena R.

Summary: The story of the Boston Massacre--when on a late winter evening in 1770, British soldiers shot five local men to death--is familiar to generations. But from the very beginning, many accounts have obscured a fascinating truth: the Massacre arose from conflicts that were as personal as they were political. Professor Serena Zabin draws on original sources and lively stories to follow British...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 ZAB

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