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12 immigrants who made American science great [Nation Of Immigrants]by Poehlmann, Tristan 

BTSB Prebound(12-Story Library, 2019)

BTSB #: 722043 Available

Dewey: 500/CAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 600

Subjects: Immigrants - Biography Inventors - Biography Scientists - Biography

Summary: An introduction to inspiring immigrants whose science contributions made our country great, including Croatia's Nikola Tesla who helped design electrical systems, Germany's Maria Goeppert Mayer who studied the atomic nucleus, Austria's Hedy Lamarr who invented a radio guidance system for torpedoes, and more.

24.36 *

12 immigrants who made American technology great [Nation Of Immigrants]by Poehlmann, Tristan 

BTSB Prebound(12-Story Library, 2019)

BTSB #: 722066 Available

Dewey: 600/CAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 610

Subjects: Immigrants - Biography Technology Inventors

Summary: An introduction to inspiring immigrants whose technology contributions made our country great.

24.36 *

12 questions about slave narratives [Examining primary sources]by Sepahban, Lois 

BTSB Prebound(12-Story Library, 2017)

BTSB #: 800239 Available

Dewey: 306.3/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.8 MG RC: 5.4 6-8 Lexile: 830

Subjects: Slave narratives - United States

Summary: Tells the story behind the narratives formerly enslaved people wrote about their lives in captivity.

24.36 *

42 is not just a number : the odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American hero by Rappaport, Doreen 

BTSB Prebound(Candlewick Press, 2017)

BTSB #: 739627 Available

Dewey: 796.357/BAges: 8-12   
AR: 7 MG RC: 8.6 6-8 Lexile: 1010 F&P: X

Subjects: Robinson, Jackie,|d1919-1972 Baseball

Summary: Chronicles the courage and dignity of Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball which had an impact beyond the world of sports.

20.18 *

All he knew by Frost, Helen 

BTSB Prebound(Farrar Straus Giroux, 2020)

BTSB #: 360444 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.7 MG Lexile: 760

Genres: Historical Fiction

Subjects: Novels in verse Deaf - Institutional care - Fiction Asylums - Fiction People with disabilities - Fiction Conscientious objectors - Fiction

Summary: In 1939 six-year-old Henry, who is deaf, is taken from his family and placed in a home for the feeble-minded where, years later, his friends include a conscientious objector serving there during World War II. Includes historical notes.

21.58 *

Allies by Gratz, Alan 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2019)

BTSB #: 393452 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
AR: 5.6 MG RC: 4.7 6-8

Genres: Historical Fiction

Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - France - Normandy - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - Underground movements - France - Fiction German American - Fiction Soldiers - Fiction Survival skills - Fiction Normandy (France) - History|y20th century - Fiction France - History|y1940-1945, German occupation - Fiction

Summary: It is June 6, 1944, D-Day, and Dee Carpenter (true name Dietrich Zimmermann), an underage private in the United States Army, is headed for Omaha Beach, seeking revenge for his uncle, who was arrested by Nazis when Dee was a little boy; meanwhile, Samira Zidano, an eleven-year old French-Algerian girl is looking for the French resistance, desperate to deliver the message that the invasion is about to begin, and get their help in freeing her mother--this is the most important day of the twentieth century, and both children want to fight, and survive.

21.58 *

Anne Frank [DK Life Stories]by Krensky, Stephen 

BTSB Prebound(DK, 2019)

BTSB #: 158164 Available

Dewey: 940.53/BAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 950 F&P: W

Subjects: Frank, Anne,|d1929-1945 Jewish children in the Holocaust

Summary: The incredible story of Anne Frank, the courageous young writer who hid from the Nazis during World War II.

Anne Frank's diary : the graphic adaptation by Folman, Ari 

BTSB Prebound(Pantheon Books, 2018)

BTSB #: 350906 Available

Dewey: 940.53/BAges: 12-16   
AR: 5.5 MG+ Lexile: 800 GN

Subjects: Frank, Anne,|d1929-1945 Jewish children in the Holocaust Jews Biographical comic books, strips, etc Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Summary: The only graphic novel adaptation of Anne Frank's diary authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation using text from the diary to introduce a new generation of young readers to a Holocaust classic.

26.46 *

Bad news for outlaws : the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. marshal by Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux 

BTSB Prebound(Carolrhoda, 2009)

BTSB #: 670343 Available

Dewey: 363.28/BAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.2 MG RC: 5.6 3-5 Lexile: 860 F&P: T

Subjects: Reeves, Bass Law enforcement African Americans - Biography Outlaws

Summary: The story of a remarkable African American hero of the Old West.

Barack Obama [United States Presidents]by Britton, Tamara L. 

BTSB Prebound(Checkerboard Library, 2021)

BTSB #: 153601 Available

Dewey: 973.931/BAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 820

Subjects: Obama, Barack Presidents - Biography Presidents - United States - History Legislators - United States - Biography Politics and government - Biography

Summary: A biography of Barack Obama, including his childhood, family, personal life, early political career and key events, retirement, and more.

24.36 *

Baseball's leading lady : Effa Manley and the rise and fall of the Negro Leagues by Williams, Andrea 

BTSB Prebound(Roaring Brook Press, 2021)

BTSB #: 949671 Available

Dewey: 796.357/BAges: 10-14   
AR: 8.8 MG

Subjects: Manley, Effa,|d1897-1981 Newark Eagles (Baseball team) Negro leagues - History Baseball - United States - History Baseball team owners - United States - Biography Women baseball team owners - United States - Biography African American women - Biography

Summary: The true story of Effa Manley, the first and only woman in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the black female co-owner of the Newark Eagles in the Negro leagues.

22.98 *

Becoming Muhammad Ali by Patterson, James 

BTSB Prebound(Little, Brown, 2020)

BTSB #: 050111 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.4 MG RC: 8.6 6-8 Lexile: 1010

Genres: Historical Fiction Sports Family Life

Subjects: Ali, Muhammad,|d1942-2016 - Childhood and youth - Fiction Family life - Fiction Boxing - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Segregation - Fiction Louisville (Ky.) - Fiction

Summary: A fictionalized biography of Muhammad Ali when he was a child.

Being Clem by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

BTSB Prebound(Holiday House, 2021)

BTSB #: 222867 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
F&P: X

Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural Family Life

Subjects: Family life - Illinois - Chicago - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Single-parent families - Fiction Chicago (Ill.) - History|y20th century - Fiction

Summary: When nine-year-old Clem's father dies in the Port Chicago Disaster he is forced to navigate his family's losses and strunggles in 1940's Chicago.

21.58 *

Betty before X by Shabazz, Ilyasah 

BTSB Prebound(Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018)

BTSB #: 804732 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.9 MG RC: 5.3 6-8 Lexile: 810

Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural

Subjects: Shabazz, Betty - Fiction Family life - Michigan - Detroit - Fiction Civil rights movements - Fiction Racism - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Stepfamilies - Fiction Detroit (Mich.) - History|y20th century - Fiction

Summary: Raised by her aunt until she is six, Betty, who will later marry Malcolm X, joins her mother and stepfamily in 1940s Detroit, where she learns about the civil rights movement.

Biddy Mason speaks up [Fighting for justice]by White, Arisa 

BTSB Prebound(Heyday, 2019)

BTSB #: 939282 Available

Dewey: 306.3/BAges: 8-12   
AR: 7.1 MG

Subjects: Mason, Biddy,|d1818-1891 - Women slaves Slaves African American women African American midwives Overland journeys to the Pacific Freedmen - California Frontier and pioneer life - California

Summary: The story of an African American midwife born into slavery who was taken to California, where she launched a plan to win her freedom.

21.59 *

Blades of freedom [Nathan Hale's hazardous tales]by Hale, Nathan 

BTSB Prebound(Amulet Books, 2020)

BTSB #: 411950 Available

Dewey: 900/BAges: 8-12   
AR: 3.7 MG

Subjects: Napoleon|bI, - Emperor of the French,|d1769-1821 Louisiana Purchase Slave insurrections Biographical comic books, strips, etc France - History Haiti - History

Summary: How the largest slave uprising in history, which took place in Haiti against Napoleon's France, affected Napoleon's decision to sell the Louisiana Territory to the United States. In graphic novel format.

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Buried lives : the enslaved people of George Washington's Mount Vernon by McClafferty, Carla Killough 

BTSB Prebound(Holiday House, 2018)

BTSB #: 618790 Available

Dewey: 306.3/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 8 MG RC: 11.5 6-8 Lexile: 1150

Subjects: Washington, George,|d1732-1799 - Relations with slaves Slaves - Virginia - Mount Vernon (Estate) Slavery - Virginia - Mount Vernon (Estate) Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) - Race relations

Summary: A look at the complex relationships between George Washington and the enslaved people of Mount Vernon, and the history still being uncovered there.

Capital days : Michael Shiner's journal and the growth of our nation's capital by Bolden, Tonya 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015)

BTSB #: 130482 Available

Dewey: 975.3/BAges: 10-14   
Lexile: 1140

Subjects: Shiner, Michael,|d1805-1880 African Americans Freedmen Slaves Washington (D.C.)

Summary: Tells the story of Washington, D.C., through the story of an African American man, Michael Shiner, who lived there from approximately 1805 to 1880 and who kept a journal, excerpts of which are interspersed throughout the heavily illustrated text.

22.96 *

Catherine's war by Billet, Julia 

BTSB Prebound(HarperAlley, 2020)

BTSB #: 119932 Available

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 3.7 MG

Subjects: Jews - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - Fiction Photographers - Fiction Graphic novels France - Fiction

Summary: Based on a true survival story of WWII, this graphic novel follows a Jewish girl's gripping journey to the free zone of France, armed only with a camera.

24.38 *

Chains [Seeds of America Volume: ]by Anderson, Laurie Halse 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008)

BTSB #: 058970 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 5.2 MG RC: 4.7 6-8 Lexile: 780 F&P: Z

Genres: Historical Fiction

Subjects: Slavery - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Spies - Fiction New York (N.Y.) - History|y1775-1783, Revolution - Fiction

Summary: After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.

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