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A History of US: A Reconstructing America (1865-1890)
Joy Hakim*****Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text.

Covering a time of great hope and incredible change, Reconstruction and Reform is a dramatic look at life after the Civil War in the newly re United States. Railroad tycoons were roaring across the country. New cities sprang up across the plains, and a new and different American West came into being: a land of farmers, ranchers, miners, and city dwellers. Back East, large scale immigration was also going on, but not all Americans wanted newcomers in the country. Technology moved forward: Thomas Edison lit up the world with his electric light. And social justice was on everyone's mind with Carry Nation wielding a hatchet in her battle against drunkenness and Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. DuBois counseling newly freed African Americans to behave in very different ways. Through it all, the reunited nation struggles to keep the promises of freedom in this exciting chapter in the A History of US.

About the Series:
Master storyteller Joy Hakim has excited millions of young minds with the great drama of American history in her award-winning series A History of US. Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text, A History of US weaves together exciting stories that bring American history to life. Hailed by reviewers, historians, educators, and parents for its exciting, thought-provoking narrative, the books have been recognized as a break-through tool in teaching history and critical reading skills to young people. In ten books that span from Prehistory to the 21st century, young people will never think of American history as boring again.
A History of US: An Age of Extremes (1880-1917)
Joy Hakim*****Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text.

For the captains of industry men like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, and Henry Ford the Gilded Age is a time of big money. Technology boomed with the invention of trains, telephones, electric lights, harvesters, vacuum cleaners, and more. But for millions of immigrant workers, it is a time of big struggles, with adults and children alike working 12 to 14 hours a day under extreme, dangerous conditions. The disparity between the rich and the poor was dismaying, which prompted some people to action. In An Age of Extremes, you'll meet Mother Jones, Ida Tarbell, Big Bill Haywood, Sam Gompers, and other movers and shakers, and get swept up in the enthusiasm of Teddy Roosevelt. You'll also watch the United States take its greatest role on the world stage since the Revolution, as it enters the bloody battlefields of Europe in World War I.
About the Series:
Master storyteller Joy Hakim has excited millions of young minds with the great drama of American history in her award-winning series A History of US. Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text, A History of US weaves together exciting stories that bring American history to life. Hailed by reviewers, historians, educators, and parents for its exciting, thought-provoking narrative, the books have been recognized as a break-through tool in teaching history and critical reading skills to young people. In ten books that span from Prehistory to the 21st century, young people will never think of American history as boring again.
Pioneer St. Petersburg
Rita Slaght Gould*****
The Forgotten Heroes: The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers
Clinton Cox*****The story of the Buffalo Soldiers, the African-American cavalry regiments used to fight Native Americans in the 1800s, recounts their heroic and ultimately tragic role in history and is accompanied by archival photographs. Reprint. SLJ. K.
Cowboys of the Wild West
Russell Freedman*****Introduces readers to the proud young men who inspired a legend — the trail-driving cow herders of the late nineteenth century.
The Cowboy Trade
Glen Rounds*****For more than a hundred years traveling Wild West shows and Western films have drawn enthusiastic crowds in all parts of the world, and playing cowboy is a popular pastime of young boys everywhere. Even now countless millions of folk, both young and old, squat nightly in front of their television sets, breathlessly following the latest adventures of their favorite Western heroes.
Children of the Wild West
Russell Freedman*****Historical photographs show what life was like for pioneer and Indian children growing up in the American West during the late nineteenth century.
Children of the Wild West
Russell Freedman*****Historical photographs show what life was like for pioneer and Indian children growing up in the American West during the late nineteenth century.
The Mary Celeste: An Unsolved Mystery from History
Jane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. Stemple*****The Mary Celeste was discovered adrift on the open sea by another ship in 1872 — with no sign of captain or crew. What happened? Did the crew mutiny? Were they attacked by pirates? Caught in a storm? No one ever found out.

Inside this book are the clues that were left behind and the theories of what people think happened aboard that ship. Become a detective, study the clues, and see if you can help solve this chilling mystery from history.
The Story of the Statue of Liberty
Betsy Maestro*****
The Story of the Statue of Liberty
Betsy Maestro*****"Written for the youngest audience...the text is very simple yet manages to convey all the major events in Liberty's creation....The full-color watercolors show amazing detail and are extremely rich."—Horn Book.
The Great Johnstown Flood
Lisa Norby*****
If You Lived 100 Years Ago
Ann McGovern*****Readers travel back in time to explore life in New York City 100 years ago, where there's not a television or computer in sight! This illustrated guide reveals how people both rich and poor dressed, traveled, dined. And entertained.
Immigrant Kids
Russell Freedman*****America meant "freedom" to the immigrants of the early 1900s—but a freedom very different from what they expected.  Cities were crowded and jobs were scare.  Children had to work selling newspapers, delivering goods, and laboring sweatshops.  In this touching book, Newberry Medalist Russell Freedman offers a rare glimpse of what it meant to be a young newcomer to America.
If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island
Ellen Levine*****If your name were changed at Ellis Island
—Would everyone in your family travel together?
—How long would you stay at Ellis Island?
—Would your name be changed?

This book tells you what it was like if when Ellis Island was opened in 1892 as a center for immigrants coming to live in America.
If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island
Ellen Levine*****If your name were changed at Ellis Island
—Would everyone in your family travel together?
—How long would you stay at Ellis Island?
—Would your name be changed?

This book tells you what it was like if when Ellis Island was opened in 1892 as a center for immigrants coming to live in America.
If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island
Ellen Levine*****If your name were changed at Ellis Island
—Would everyone in your family travel together?
—How long would you stay at Ellis Island?
—Would your name be changed?

This book tells you what it was like if when Ellis Island was opened in 1892 as a center for immigrants coming to live in America.
If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island
Ellen Levine*****If your name were changed at Ellis Island
—Would everyone in your family travel together?
—How long would you stay at Ellis Island?
—Would your name be changed?

This book tells you what it was like if when Ellis Island was opened in 1892 as a center for immigrants coming to live in America.
If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island
Ellen Levine*****If your name were changed at Ellis Island
—Would everyone in your family travel together?
—How long would you stay at Ellis Island?
—Would your name be changed?

This book tells you what it was like if when Ellis Island was opened in 1892 as a center for immigrants coming to live in America.
If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island
Ellen Levine*****If your name were changed at Ellis Island
—Would everyone in your family travel together?
—How long would you stay at Ellis Island?
—Would your name be changed?

This book tells you what it was like if when Ellis Island was opened in 1892 as a center for immigrants coming to live in America.
If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island
Ellen Levine*****If your name were changed at Ellis Island
—Would everyone in your family travel together?
—How long would you stay at Ellis Island?
—Would your name be changed?

This book tells you what it was like if when Ellis Island was opened in 1892 as a center for immigrants coming to live in America.
Ellis Island
Lucia Raatma*****Describes the history and significance of Ellis Island for immigrants coming to the United States.
We Shall Not Be Moved: The Women's Factory Strike of 1909
Joan Dash*****In the early 1900s, the shirtwaist industry in New York was very unfair to the young women employed in its factories. Now in paperback is the story of teenage workers and important female activists in their courageous fight for humane working conditions in 1909. Photos Ages 8-14. Pub: 1/98. .
On Board the Titanic: What It Was Like When the Great Liner Sank
Shelley Tanaka*****Young readers can travel back in time to the fateful maiden voyage of the majestic Titanic in this compelling narrative. Told through the eyes of two young survivors and beautifully illustrated with breathtaking paintings and diagrams, this dramatic account vividly re-creates the night the world's most famous passenger ship sank to the bottom of the icy Atlantic. Sidebars explain interesting facts and details, and a cutaway offers a visual replica of the massive, decadent liner.
The Titanic
Deborah Kent*****Dramatic and defining moments in American history come vividly the life in the Cornerstones of Freedom series.
The Titanic
Geoff Tibbals*****It was a magnificent engineering achievement in a golden age of shipbuilding. Its lavish extravagance and sheer record-breaking size had the White Star Line's rivals dashing back to their drawing boards. The Titanic attracted the rich and famous and with them the entire world's attention. But its sinking and the loss of over 1,500 lives have made its name synonymous with tragedy, the ship itself now representing poor judgement, bad planning, and gross negligence. Fascination with the Titanic, however, has never waned. Throughout their lives survivors were treated as celebrities, films were made and stories written. Then in 1986, 74 years after it sank, its final resting place was discovered on the ocean floor. Pictures were taken and relics salvaged. Ten years later the site has been revisited and this time it is hoped that the Titanic can be raised. With this and the 85th anniversary of that horrifying night, comes a new wave of excitement. Illustrated throughout with 100 photographs, The Titanic tells the fascinating story of this ship, from inception to the events of the night of April 14, 1912 and on to the present day.
The Shackleton Expedition
Jil Fine*****
The Shackleton Expedition
Jil Fine*****Every so often people encounter incredible situations that only the most courageous individuals can triumph over. The books in this series celebrate the human spirit and provide the true stories of people who faced impossible conditions and survived.
World War I
Simon Adams*****Some of the most popular selections from the formidable Eyewitness backlist are now available with a clip-art CD included-with no increase in price!