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BISAC Subject JNF007000

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General

The Daring Escape of Ellen Craft

From the Series On My Own History

On December 21, 1848, Ellen Craft and her husband, William, slipped out into the cold, dark night and took their first steps towards freedom. They were runaway slaves. Posing as a white man… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 306.3'62'092273

The Day of the Black Blizzard

From the Series On My Own History

Ten-year-old Orry Jenkins is sick and tired of the dust. The year is 1935 and Kansas hasn’t gotten enough rain in years. Instead of rainstorms, they get dust storms. One day, Orry and his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: 978'.032

The Flight of the Union

From the Series On My Own History

In 1847 the people of Niagara Falls, New York and their neighbors in Canada wanted to build a bridge across the river that separated them. The first step was to get a line from one side to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth

From the Series On My Own History

Jackie Mitchell has always wanted to be a great pitcher, and she finally has the chance to become one! In her first minor league game, she is up against two of the greatest home-run hitters… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: 796.357'092

The Night of the Hurricane's Fury

From the Series On My Own History

It’s the summer of 1900, and 10-year-old Robert Pettibone is bored. His parents have sent him to stay with his Aunt Maudie in Galveston, Texas. She doesn’t let him do anything by himself… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: [E]

The Night the Chimneys Fell

From the Series On My Own History

Something isn’t right in New Madrid, Missouri. Nine-year-old Marie sees hundreds of birds flying across the sky like a black cloud. The animals in the barn are restless. Then, early in the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: [E]

The Schoolchildren's Blizzard

From the Series On My Own History

When nine-year-old Sarah and her little sister, Annie, set out on their way to school on January 12, 1888, they have no idea what their day will hold. The weather’s so warm they go outside to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: [E]

The Snow Walker

From the Series On My Own History

One morning in March 1888, twelve-year-old Milton Daub awoke to find the world buried in snow. The blizzard was like nothing Milton and his neighbors in the Bronx had ever seen. No one dared… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 974.7'275

The Star-Spangled Banner

From the Series On My Own History

It was September 14, 1814, and America and Great Britain were at war. Francis Scott Key watched from the deck of a British ship, where he was being held captive, as cannons exploded around… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 929.9'2'0973

The Wanted: British Boy Band Sensation

From the Series Pop Culture Bios

You may know that The Wanted is one of today's hottest British boy bands. But did you know that the group: • didn't know one another at all until they auditioned for The Wanted back in 2009?… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 782.42166092'2

The Wizard of Sound: A Story about Thomas Edison

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

In 1877 a young man developed a way to reproduce sounds so they could be heard again and again. This young man, Thomas Edison, has since been heralded as one of the world's greatest… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 621.3'092

Victoria Justice: Television's It Girl

From the Series Pop Culture Bios

You may know that Victoria Justice rose to fame on the hit Nickelodeon TV show Victorious. But did you know that she: • is a talented model in addition to being a great actor and singer? •… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 791.4502'8092

Vincent van Gogh

From the Series On My Own Biography

Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous painters in the world. He is best known for his brightly colored paintings, but Vincent's work wasn't always so colorful. Following Vincent on his… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 759.9492

Washington Is Burning

From the Series On My Own History

Fifteen-year-old Paul Jennings looked out the window of the President's House. America was at war with Britain, and British soldiers were marching toward Washington. Terrified people were… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 973.5'2'092

We'll Race You, Henry: A Story about Henry Ford

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Henry Ford loved mechanical things: springs and gears, cogs and wheels, and things that clicked and ticked and turned. One hot summer day in 1876, Henry and his father were riding to Detroit… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 338.7'6292'0924

What's Your Story, Amelia Earhart?

From the Series Cub Reporter Meets Famous Americans

How did Amelia Earhart learn to fly? How was flying then different than it is today? Cub Reporter interviews Amelia Earhart to find out how she made a difference in the world of aviation and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 629.13092

What's Your Story, Frederick Douglass?

From the Series Cub Reporter Meets Famous Americans

How did Frederick Douglas escape from slavery? How did he make a difference during the abolition movement? Cub Reporter interviews the civil rights activist to find out how Frederick, a freed… Read More →

  • Lexile: 650
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 973.8092

What's Your Story, Paul Revere?

From the Series Cub Reporter Meets Famous Americans

Paul Revere is famous for alerting the patriots to the approach of the British troops before the battles of Lexington and Concord erupted. Cub Reporter interviews Paul to uncover the whole… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: 973.3'311092

What's Your Story, Sequoyah?

From the Series Cub Reporter Meets Famous Americans

How did Sequoyah create a Cherokee alphabet? How did he improve the lives of the Cherokee? Cub Reporter interviews him to find out! Learn how Sequoyah overcame adversity in his childhood, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 973.04975570092

What's Your Story, Susan B. Anthony?

From the Series Cub Reporter Meets Famous Americans

How did Susan B. Anthony gain more rights for women? How did her life and work make a difference? Cub Reporter interviews her to find out how she fought for fairness and equality. Learn how… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 305.42092

What's Your Story, Wilma Rudolph?

From the Series Cub Reporter Meets Famous Americans

When did Wilma begin to run? What was the first important race she ever won? Cub Reporter interviews her to find out! Learn how Wilma overcame polio and became the first American woman to win… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 796.42092

Will and Orv

From the Series On My Own History

Johnny Moore watched as the amazing airplane moved along the track. He wondered if the Flyer would make it off the ground and if the pilot would be able to stay in control. then suddenly it… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 629.13'0092'2

Willie McLean and the Civil War Surrender

From the Series On My Own History

Eleven-year-old Willie McLean knows that General Lee will defeat the Yankees and win the Civil War, he just knows it. When a battle moves to the fields near his home in Appomattox, Virginia… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 973.7'38

Will Rogers

From the Series On My Own Biography

Will Rogers was one of the best-loved Americans of his day. Whether he was standing on a New York City stage doing rope tricks or writing books and newspaper articles, he always made people… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 792.7'028'092