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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / United States / General

Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

Abraham Lincoln was born to poor parents, in a log cabin on the western frontier of a young nation. The unity of the United States, which had been built on the ideal that all people are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • Dewey: 973.7092

Andrew Jackson's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

In 1829 Andrew Jackson became the seventh president of the United States, the first who did not come from a wealthy, east coast family. Jackson led an adventurous—some would say notorious—life Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • Dewey: 973.5'6092

Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge: The Dirty Secrets Behind Early American Medicine

Riots over the medical use of cadavers, public access to institutions for the insane, and full-blown surgeries without the aid of anesthetics or painkillers. Welcome to the middle ages of… Read More →

Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World

Nearly every day there's another news story or pop cultural anecdote related to feminism and women's rights. #YesAllWomen, conversations around consent, equal pay, access to contraception… Read More →

Franklin D. Roosevelt's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in 1932, the United States was in crisis. The Great Depression had left many people unemployed, homeless, and desperate. Roosevelt established a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 973.917092

George Washington's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

In 1789, when George Washington took office as the nation's first president, the United States was an experiment that could easily fail. Only a few years earlier, the fledgling democracy had… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • ATOS: 8.4
  • Dewey: 973.4'1092

James Madison's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

By the time he became the fourth president of the United States in 1807, James Madison was already a legend. Although he was a short, slight man with a quiet voice, he had played an… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 8.3
  • Dewey: 973.5'1092

John F. Kennedy's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

When John F. Kennedy became the youngest person ever elected president of the United States in 1961, he stepped to the forefront of an invisible battleground. The Cold War standoff between… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 973.922092

Presidential Powerhouses — eBook Set

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

Set

Examine the professional and personal lives of some of America's most influential presidents. Readers will investigate the key ideas behind their presidential platforms while running for… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $426.56
  • Your Price: $319.92
  • 8 titles

Theodore Roosevelt's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

Theodore Roosevelt was thrust into the presidency after William McKinley's assassination in 1901. He led the country into the Progressive Era, which meant stronger government controls over… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • Dewey: 973.91'1092

Thomas Jefferson's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, was a man of contradictions. Jefferson penned the most stirring claim of the Declaration of Independence: "all men are created… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • Dewey: 973.4'6092

Votes of Confidence: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections

Every four years, coverage of the presidential election turns more into a horse-race story about who's leading the polls and who said what when. Younger readers, who might be old enough to… Read More →