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Barack Obama - National Geographic Kids Staff; Caroline Crosson Gilpin
ISBN: 9781426317590
Publication Date: 2014-08-05
Ages 6-9
What biography series is complete without a title on the current U.S. President: Barack Obama? The election of an African American president was truly a monumental day in American history. His legacy will live on as a barrier-breaker and a pioneer. Learn all about our 44th President in this fascinating leveled reader.

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The Groundbreaking, Chance-Taking Life of George Washington Carver and Science & Invention in America - Cheryl Harness (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781426301971
Publication Date: 2008-02-12
Grades 3-7; Ages 8-12
The multitalented hand of Cheryl Harness creates another winning combination of history, biography, and illustration: the inspiring story of a man who rose from slavery to worldwide fame as America’s Plant Doctor. Cheryl Harness’ lively narrative follows Carver’s rise to international fame: our hero dines at the White House, works with Henry Ford, and testifies to Congress.

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Knockout! A Photobiography of Boxer Joe Louis - George Sullivan
ISBN: 9781426303296
Publication Date: 2008-10-14
Grades 5 and Up; Ages 10 and Up
Knockout! is a quintessential American story—a humble but hardworking man overcomes poverty and prejudice to become world champion—and an inspiration to millions around the world.

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Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights, and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Final Hours - Ann Bausum
ISBN: 9781426309397
Publication Date: 2012-01-10
Grades 5 and Up; Ages 10 and Up
The connection between the Memphis sanitation strike and King's death has not received the emphasis it deserves, especially for younger readers. Marching to the Mountaintop explores how the media, politics, the Civil Rights Movement, and labor protests all converged to set the scene for one of King's greatest speeches and for his tragic death.

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Stolen into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man - Dennis Brindell Frandin; Judith Bloom Fradin
ISBN: 9781426309373
Publication Date: 2012-01-10
Grades 5 and Up; Ages 10 and Up
The true story behind the acclaimed movie 12 Years a Slave, this book follows the life of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was captured in the United States and sold into slavery in Louisiana.

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