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Enss, Chris

Summary: Colorado Territory in 1864 wasn't merely the wild west, it was a land in limbo while the Civil War raged in the east and politics swirled around its potential admission to the union. The territorial governor, John Evans, had ambitions on the national stage should statehood occur--and he was joined in those ambitions by a local pastor and erstwhile Colonel in the Colorado militia, John...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: TwoDot 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978 ENS

Summary: "Yellowstone is no ordinary wilderness, it is the world's first national park, a lost world of vast plains and endless forests defended on all sides by towering mountains, home to America's last great bison herds, the grizzly bear and realm of the wolf ... Join the charismatic cast of Yellowstone's wildlife as they turn to face the extreme challenges of the seasons ... The daily struggles of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Worldwide 2009

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD YEL

Biggers, Jeff

Summary: "Award-winning journalist and cultural historian Jeff Biggers takes us on a journey into the secret history of coal mining in the American heartland. Set in the ruins of his family's strip-mined homestead in the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois, Biggers delivers a deeply personal portrait of the largely overlooked human and environmental costs of our nation's dirty energy policy."...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 333.73 BIG

Silverthorn, Suzanne.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schiffer Pub. Ltd. 2008

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 978.88 SIL

Henze, Eric

Summary: The seven most amazing national parks within the Southwest United States are covered in full within these pages; from what to do, where to stay and dining options, both inside the parks and nearby. All surrounding national monuments and state parks are also described in detail. "A Complete Guide.." is packed with maps, pictures, tips, stories, and we dare say, fun! This book has something for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gone Beyond Guides 2017

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Delacre, Lulu

Summary: "Rafi and Rosi, two curious tree frogs, explore Puerto Rico's El Morro Fort, where they pretend to be pirates in battle, find pirate treasure, and discover a haunted sentry box"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc. 2017

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

Harness, Cheryl.

Summary: Reveals what really happened when Narcissa Whitman and her husband, Marcus, embarked on a perilous quest through the untamed Oregon Trail to spread the word of the Bible to the Indians.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Society 2006

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

Makos, Adam

Summary: Adapted for young adults from the New York Times best-seller, this gripping true account of a WWII American tank gunner, who met his destiny in an armor duel and forged an enduring bond with his enemy, brings to life the perils of war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2022

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

Gayle, Caleb

Summary: "A landmark work of Black and Native American history that reconfigures our understanding of identity, race, and belonging and the inspiring ways marginalized people have pushed to redefine their world In this paradigm-shattering work of American history, Caleb Gayle tells the extraordinary story of the Creek Nation, a Native tribe that two centuries ago both owned slaves and accepted Black...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2022

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White, Mel

Summary: From New England to Alaska, this 544 page resource is filled with helpful advice, historical background, and practical facts on how to reach scores of park system properties, when to go, and what to do there.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 WHI

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 WHI

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 WHI

Isaacs, Sally Senzell

Summary: An introduction to what life was like on the Oregon Trail, describing the wagons, daily routines, food, clothing, Native Americans encountered on the way, and dangers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Library 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978.02 ISA

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

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

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

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

Wilson, Edward O.

Summary: "E.O. Wilson, one of the most celebrated scientists in the United States, shows why biodiversity is vital to the future of Earth and to our own species through the story of an African national park that may be the most diverse place on earth, in a gorgeously illustrated book"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333.95 WIL

Friedman, Mel

Summary: Discusses how the United States gained ownership of the Oregon Territory, who discovered the best routes west, and the obstacles pioneers faced on their journeys along the Oregon Trail.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 917.804 FRI

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978.02 FRI

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

Bryan, Jennifer Liu.

Summary: One snowy Christmas in the coal-mining town of Benham, Kentucky, nine children and their parents discover that the most precious gifts come from the heart, in this tale based on family members' recollections. Includes a historical family photograph of the Cole family in 1919 and an epilogue about the family's years following the story.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Next Chapter Press 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Holidays - Christmas, Call number: J FIC BRY

Smith, Nikki Shannon

Summary: Twelve-year-old Lena is aware of racism, but she lives a comfortable life in the segregated but relatively wealthy Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma; but on May 31, 1921 racial tensions explode, and men from downtown Tulsa invade Greenwood, set on killing and destroying the district--and as the violence escalates Lena, her parents, and her older sister search desperately for a safe place to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, an imprint of Capstone 2022

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED SMI

Summary: Ten-disc expanded edition of National Geographic's National parks collection that explores the natural history and wildlife of America's national parks.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 NAT

Wilson, Emily Herring

Summary: The Three Graces of Val-Kill changes the way we think about Eleanor Roosevelt. Emily Wilson examines what she calls the most formative period in Roosevelt's life, from 1922 to 1936, when she cultivated an intimate friendship with Marion Dickerman and Nancy Cook, who helped her build a cottage on the Val-Kill Creek in Hyde Park on the Roosevelt family land. In the early years, the three...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of North Carolina Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 WIL

Fiennes, Peter

Summary: It's now a golden age for these tales – they crop up in novels, films and popular culture. But what's the modern relevance of Theseus, Hera and Pandora? Were these stories ever meant for children? And what's to be seen now at the places where heroes fought and gods once quarrelled? Peter Fiennes travels to the sites of some of the most famous Greek myths, on the trail of hope, beauty and a new...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oneworld Publications 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.95 FIE

Gunderson, Mary.

Summary: Discusses the everyday life, family roles, cooking methods, and common foods of pioneers who traveled west on the Oregon Trail during the nineteenth century. Includes recipes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Earth Books 2000

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 641.5978 GUN

Murphy, Patricia J.

Summary: The story of Olivia and her family on their exciting journey along the Oregon Trail is used to describe what it was like to be a pioneer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Pub. 2008

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE MUR

Sonneborn, Liz.

Summary: Meet the Creek Indians and learn about their establishment in America, their traditions and their values.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications Co. 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 970.3 SON

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