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Prisoner for Liberty

From the Series On My Own History

James Forten knew how important freedom was. He was a free African American born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When the American Revolution started in 1776, James was too young to help fight… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 973.3'71092

Voice of the Paiutes: A Story about Sarah Winnemucca

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Sarah Winnemucca, a Northern Plains Indian, lived in the last half of the nineteenth century when white settlers were moving west into land the Paiutes had inhabited for thousands of years… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 979.004'9745769'0092

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

Robert Smalls Sails to Freedom

From the Series On My Own History

Quickly and quietly, Robert Smalls headed the ship out of the Charleston Harbor. Across the wide river was the Northern Army and freedom for slaves like him. On Robert’s side of the river was… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 973.8'092

Blackberry Stew

Hope is sad and angry that her Grandpa Jack has passed away. As she and Aunt Poogee sit on the porch sharing memories of the special times they shared with Grandpa Jack, Hope learns one of… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: [E]

Cesar Chavez

From the Series On My Own Biography

During the Great Depression, many people had to work long hours and were barely paid enough to survive. Cesar Chavez felt this treatment was unfair and worked to secure more rights. He formed… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 331.88'13'092

Sojourner Truth

From the Series On My Own Biography

Isabella changed her name to Sojourner Truth because she “was to travel up an’ down this land…to declare truth to the people.” Her strong voice and faith forced people to listen to her, in… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 306.3'62'092

Almost to Freedom

Lindy and her doll Sally are best friends - wherever Lindy goes, Sally stays right by her side. They eat together, sleep together, and even pick cotton together. So, on the night Lindy and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Demanding Justice: A Story about Mary Ann Shadd Cary

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Mary Ann Shadd Cary spent her entire lifetime fighting for justice and equality for African Americans. Born a free African American in the 1820s, Cary started schools for black children and… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 305.48'896073'0092

Sacagawea

Taking a rare look beyond the myths and legends surrounding Sacagawea's life, this extraordinary illustrated history recounts the known facts about a remarkable woman and her contribution to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 978.004'9745'0092

Benjamin Banneker: Pioneering Scientist

From the Series On My Own Biography

Gazing up at the stars, Benjamin Banneker longed to understand how and why things worked as they did. In a time when most black Americans were slaves, Banneker lived a life of freedom and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 520'.92

Bessie Coleman: Daring to Fly

From the Series On My Own Biography

High in the sky, Bessie Coleman could soar like a bird. She was free--at least until she landed. As a black woman in the 1920s, she wasn't allowed to learn how to fly. Forced to travel to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 629.13'092

Jackie Robinson

From the Series On My Own Biography

The first African American to break the color barrier in modern major league baseball, Jackie Robinson was one of the greatest players of all time. Forced to put up with angry, hateful fans… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 796.357'092

Pocahontas

From the Series On My Own Biography

As the young daughter of a powerful Powhatan leader, Pocahontas befriended the English settlers in Jamestown, Virginia. Although she helped them survive their difficult first years, and she… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 975.5'01'092

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

Seneca Chief, Army General: A Story about Ely Parker

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Ely Parker grew up on the Tonawanda Reservation in New York in the 1830s. There he learned the ways of his people, the Seneca Indians. Ely worked many years to save his reservation from a… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 974.7004'9755

Family

In this heartwarming sequel to the highly acclaimed Hope, Aunt Poogee and Hope return with their delightful, multiculutural family for a special dinner at Aunt Poogee's farm. The whole… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: [E]

Voice of Freedom: A Story about Frederick Douglass

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Born a slave, Frederick Douglass grew up facing hunger, hard work, and terrible beatings. After overhearing that reading was the key to freedom, Frederick became determined to learn to read… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 973.8'092

George Washington Carver

From the Series On My Own Biography

Born a slave near the end of the Civil War, George Washington Carver was a small and sickly child. Too frail to work in the fields of the Missouri farm where he grew up, George did chores… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 630'.92

Jesse Owens

From the Series On My Own Biography

From the time he was a young boy on a farm in Alabama until he received his fourth Olympic gold medal in Berlin in 1936, all Jesse Owens wanted to do was run. Overcoming sickness, poverty… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 796.42'092

On My Own Biography Set II — Mixed Set

From the Series On My Own Biography

Set

Engage readers' interest and imagination! These award-winning biographies feature full-page illustrations. Written in story format, each book features pivotal episodes that reveal what kind… Read More →

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On My Own Biography — eBook Set

From the Series On My Own Biography

Set

Engage readers' interest and imagination! These award-winning biographies feature full-page illustrations. Written in story format, each book features pivotal episodes that reveal what kind… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $1,159.50
  • Your Price: $869.63
  • 30 titles

On My Own History — eBook Set

From the Series On My Own History

Set

With striking, full-page illustrations, real and fictionalized characters, and stories featuring events that really happened, these books capture readers' interest and imagination. Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $1,314.10
  • Your Price: $985.58
  • 34 titles

Aunt Clara Brown: Official Pioneer

From the Series On My Own Biography

As a successful former slave, Clara Brown used her money to help other freed slaves get a new start in life. In 1859 Clara bought her own freedom and headed west to Colorado to find her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 978.8'00496073'0092