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Brallier, Jess M

Summary: "By August 1945, World War II was over in Europe, but the fighting continued between American forces and the Japanese, who were losing but determined to fight till the bitter end. And so it fell to a new president--Harry S. Truman--to make the fateful decision to drop two atomic bombs--one on Hiroshima and one on Nagasaki--and bring the war to rapid close. Now, even seventy years later, can...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

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

Daly-Weir, Catherine

Summary: An introduction to the Age of Exploration covers the nautical practices of fifteenth-century Europe, Henry the Navigator's fateful new sea routes, and the impact of European advancement on ancient civilizations.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 910.9 DAL

Herman, Gail

Summary: "A thoughtful and age-appropriate introduction to an unimaginable event--the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a genocide on a scale never before seen, with as many as twelve million people killed in Nazi death camps--six million of them Jews. Gail Herman traces the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, whose rabid anti-Semitism led first to humiliating anti-Jewish laws, then to ghettos all over Eastern...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.5318 HER

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2013

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

Sabol, Stephanie

Summary: "For more than 100 years, people have been captivated by the disastrous sinking of the Titanic that claimed over 1,500 lives. Now young readers can find out why the great ship went down and how it was discovered seventy-five years later. At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic, the largest passenger steamship of this time, met its catastrophic end after crashing into an...

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 910.9163 SAB

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 910.9163 SAB

Demuth, Patricia

Summary: Describes the history of Ellis Island, a gateway for many immigrants coming to the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and details the restoration of the landmark and its reopening as a museum.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC. 2014

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHA BASKET

Edwards, Roberta

Summary: While the coronavirus COVID-19 changed the world in 2020, it still isn't the largest and deadliest pandemic in history. That title is held by the Plague.--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2021

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHA

Holub, Joan.

Contents: What was the first Thanksgiving? -- Puritans -- Sailing to America -- Land! -- A new home -- Making friends -- The first Thanksgiving -- Fun and games -- Trouble -- A Thanksgiving holiday -- Thanksgiving today.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in KBL Holiday Storage, Call number: J 974.4 HOL

Holub, Joan.

Summary: Describes how the Pilgrims at Plymouth shared a three-day feast with their Native American neighbors after their first harvest in 1621, establishing a tradition that would become a national holiday.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J Set What Was 974.4 Holub 2013

Hoobler, Dorothy

Summary: "In this addition to the What Was? series, kids will experience what it was like to be in San Francisco in 1906 when the ground buckled in a major, catastrophic earthquake. One early April morning in 1906, the people of San Francisco were jolted awake by a mammoth earthquake--one that registered 7.8 on the Richter Scale. Not only was there major damage from the quake itself but broken gas lines...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 979 HOO

Pascal, Janet B.

Summary: At 800-feet long, the Hindenburg was the largest airship ever built--just slightly smaller than the Titanic! Also of a disastrous end, the zeppelin burst into flame as spectators watched it attempt to land in Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6, 1937. In under a minute, the Hindenburg was gone, people jumping from windows to escape. However, only 62 of the 97 crew members and passengers onboard...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an Imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 387.7 PAS

Harris, Michael C.

Summary: "Step back in time to the birth of America and meet the real-life rebels who made this country free! On a hot summer day near Philadelphia in 1776, Thomas Jefferson sat at his desk and wrote furiously until early the next morning. He was drafting the Declaration of Independence, a document that would sever this country's ties with Britain and announce a new nation--The United States of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Set What Was 973.3 Harris 2016

Krull, Kathleen.

Summary: Describes the 1963 March on Washington, helmed by Martin Luther King, Jr., where over two hundred thousand people gathered to demand equal rights for all races, and explains why this event is still important in American history today.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323 KRU

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Set What Was 323 Krull 2013

O'Connor, Jim

Summary: The morning of August 24, AD 79, seemed like any other in the Roman city of Pompeii. So no one was prepared when the nearby volcano Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, spouting ash that buried the city and its inhabitants. The disaster left thousands dead, and Pompeii was no more than a memory for almost 1,700 years. In 1748, explorers rediscovered the port city with intact buildings and beautiful...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC. 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 937 OCO

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHA BASKET

Pascal, Janet B.

Summary: Presents the history of the Wild West, covering pioneers, business people, scouts, lawmen, outlaws, gangs, gunslingers, and cowboys.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978 PAS

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

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 976.4 POL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHA BASKET

Johnson, Varian

Summary: Introduces the Negro Leagues of baseball, highlighting the players, coaches, owners, and teams that dominated the leagues during the 1930s and 1940s.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.357 JOH

Krull, Kathleen.

Summary: Describes the Boston Tea Party, including the events leading up to the party, its immediate effects on American-British relations, and why it is still an important event today.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2013

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.3 KRU

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHA BASKET

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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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.7 MCD

Medina, Nico

Summary: "In the early-morning hours of June 28, 1969, police arrived at the Stonewall Inn's doors and yelled, "Police! We're taking the place!" But the people in this New York City neighborhood bar, members of the LGBTQ community, were tired of being harassed. They rebelled in the streets, turning one moment into a civil rights movement and launching the fight for equality among LGBTQ people in the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.76 MED

Medina, Nico

Summary: Describes the history of the Berlin Wall, from its construction in 1961 to divide the city of Berlin to its destruction in 1989.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 943 MED

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 943 MED

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Set What Was 943 Medina 2019

Medina, Nico

Summary: Introduces the period approximately 20,000 years ago when global temperatures were much colder and ice covered much of the planet, and describes how animals living during that time adapted to the environment.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Set What Was 551.7 Medina 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHA BASKET

O'Connor, Jim

Summary: "Learn how the United States ended up fighting for twenty years in a remote country on the other side of the world. The Vietnam War was as much a part of the tumultuous Sixties as Flower Power and the Civil Rights Movement. Five US presidents were convinced that American troops could end a war in the small, divided country of Vietnam and stop Communism from spreading in Southeast Asia. But they...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 959.704 OCO

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 959.704 OCO

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Set What Was 959.704 O'Connor 2019

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHA

Pascal, Janet B.

Summary: "Did the Great Chicago Fire really start after a cow kicked over a lantern in a barn? Find out the truth in this addition to the What Was? series. On Sunday, October 8, 1871, a fire started on the south side of Chicago. A long drought made the neighborhood go up in flames. And practically everything that could go wrong did. Firemen first went to the wrong location. Fierce winds helped the blaze...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHA BASKET

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