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Go Free or Die: A Story about Harriet Tubman

Grade 4 - Grade 8

For the first twenty-eight years of her life. Harriet Tubman lived as a slave on a southern plantation. Finally, with the help of a Quaker woman, she was able to escape to Philadelphia by way… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 305.5'67'0924

Walking the Road to Freedom: A Story about Sojourner Truth

Grade 4 - Grade 8

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in New York in 1797 or 1798. She never knew for sure which year she was born or even whether it was summer or winter. By the time she was a young woman… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 305.5'67'0924

What Are You Figuring Now?: A Story about Benjamin Banneker

Grade 4 - Grade 8

In 1791 plans for the new capital city, Washington, D.C., were in the works, but someone was needed to help with the surveying. Thomas Jefferson recommended Benjamin Banneker for the job… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 520.92'4

Count Your Way through China

Grade 3 - Grade 6

According to a Chinese myth, four animals helped create the universe. This ancient story joins nine other descriptions of Chinese life and culture—from the five tones of the Chinese musical… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 951

Count Your Way through Japan

Grade 3 - Grade 6

For the numbers one to ten, the Japanese language offers two sets of numbers. In Count Your Way through Japan, Jim Haskins uses the set based on Chinese numbers to count such aspects of… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 952

A Pocketful of Goobers: A Story about George Washington Carver

Grade 4 - Grade 8

There wasn't anything that George Washington Carver couldn't grow. He took the common goober--today's peanut--and created hundreds of useful products from it, turning goobers into a very… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 630'.92'4

Buttons for General Washington

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Fourteen-year-old John Darragh was a spy. But British-occupied Philadelphia in 1777 was not a safe place for an American spy. If he were captured, John knew he would be hanged. In this… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 973.3'85

Shoes for Everyone: A Story about Jan Matzeliger

Grade 4 - Grade 8

Jan Matzeliger felt anything but welcome in Philadelphia in 1873. As well as being a foreigner, Jan was half African American, which meant that most doors were closed to him. Although the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 685'.31'0028

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie

Grade 2 - Grade 4

Abbie was afraid. She had never had to keep the lights burning by herself. But many lives depended on the lighthouse, and Papa was depending on Abbie. This is the exciting true story of Abbie… Read More →

  • Lexile: 260
  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: 387.1'55

Wolf Pack: Tracking Wolves in the Wild

Grade 6 - Grade 12

Wolves have a reputation for ferocity and cunning that is unique in the animal world. This book shows just how exaggerated the wolf's reputation really is. Drawing on the latest scientific… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1240
  • Dewey: 599.74'442

Silkworms

Grade 4 - Grade 6

Silkworms are not actually worms at all. They are the caterpillars of a large white moth. Many moth caterpillars produce silk thread inside their bodies, but the thread of the silkworm is so… Read More →

  • Dewey: 638