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McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: "No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With black-and-white illustrations throughout and a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2013

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Peabody, Erin.

Summary: "The summer of 1871, a team of thirty-two men set out on the first scientific expedition across Yellowstone. Through uncharted territory, some of the day's most renowned scientists and artists explored, sampled, sketched, and photographed the region's breathtaking wonders--from its white-capped mountain vistas and thundering falls to its burping mud pots and cauldrons of molten magma. At the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sky Pony Press 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 978 PEA

Demuth, Patricia

Summary: "Born in 1867 in the "Big Woods" in Wisconsin, Laura experienced both the hardship and the adventure of living on the frontier. It wasn't until after she was sixty that Laura Ingalls Wilder started chronicling those times, which resulted in nine Little House books, a hit TV series that ran for eight years, and her own permanent place as a heroine of the American West"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2013

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 WIL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET WILDER

Pollack, Pam.

Summary: ""Remember the Alamo!" is still a rallying cry more than 175 years after the siege in Texas, where a small band of men held off about two thousand soldiers of the Mexican Army for twelve days. The Alamo was a crucial turning point in the Texas Revolution, and led to the creation of the Republic of Texas. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an Imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHA BASKET

Herman, Gail

Summary: "Davy Crockett, the King of the Wild Frontier, is a man of legend. He is said to have killed his first bear when he was three years old. His smile alone killed another, and he skinned a bear by forcing him to run between two trees. Fact or fiction? Find out the real story of this folk hero, who did love to hunt bears, served as a congressman for Tennessee, and fought and died at the Alamo"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an Imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 2013

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Kraft, Betsy Harvey.

Summary: "The World's Fair in Chicago, 1893, was to be a spectacular event: architects, musicians, artists, and inventors worked on special exhibits to display the glories of their countries. But the Fair's planners wanted something really special, something on the scale of the Eiffel Tower, which had been constructed for France's fair three years earlier. At last, engineer George Ferris had an idea--a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Company 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 791 KRA

Noyes, Deborah.

Summary: "A biography of Nellie Bly, the pioneering journalist whose showy but substantive stunts skyrocketed her to fame"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2016

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

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