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Frederick Douglass: Ambitious Abolitionist
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 21250
ISBN: 978-0-635-02125-0
Format: Paperback
Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass hungered for knowledge and freedom. He escaped from slavery, eventually bought his freedom, and then traveled around the world lecturing against the system of slavery. This great orator and journalist inspired abolitionists across America in the late 19th century.
Meriwether Lewis & William Clark: Explorers of the Uncharted West
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 21331
ISBN: 978-0-635-02133-5
Format: Paperback
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark symbolize the brave and adventurous spirit of America. The Corps of Discovery made the first western exploration that reached the Pacific Ocean and returned! Scientists still study their journals to learn about plants and animals they observed. The Lewis & Clark bicentennial will be celebrated from 2003 to 2006!
The Louisiana Purchase: Greatest Real Estate Deal in History!
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 21323
ISBN: 978-0-635-02132-8
Format: Paperback
In 1803 Napoleon Bonaparte gave the United States perhaps the best land deal in history. At the time, many people doubted whether the Louisiana territory would be useful in the long run. But 200 years and 15 states later, we are still celebrating the event!!
Father Junipero Serra: California Missions Founder
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 21366
ISBN: 978-0-635-02136-6
Format: Paperback
During the early 1700s, Father Junípero Serra left Spain to become a Franciscan missionary in the New World. He helped settle California by building Spanish missions along the coastline. He converted many Indians to Christianity. Today, Father Junípero Serra is often remembered as the "Apostle of California."
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Jimmy Carter: The Nobel Prize President
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 21269
ISBN: 978-0-635-02126-7
Format: Paperback
Jimmy Carter rose from a peanut farm in Georgia to the White House in Washington, D.C. He served as the 39th president of the United States. In 2002, Jimmy won the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work after the presidency. Jimmy wants everyone to avoid war and try to keep the peace.
Ellen Ochoa: First Hispanic American Woman in Space
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 21382
ISBN: 978-0-635-02138-0
Format: Paperback
Ellen Ochoa is an amazing Hispanic woman! She was the first Hispanic American woman to ever travel in space! Ellen worked very hard to achieve her dream, and she succeeded. Today Ellen visits schools to talk with students about the importance of education!
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John F. Kennedy: America's Youngest Elected President
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 21277
ISBN: 978-0-635-02127-4
Format: Paperback
November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Join us in commemorating the life and legacy of our late president. John F. Kennedy, one of America's most beloved presidents, led our nation through some difficult days before he was killed while in office. He created the Peace Corps and narrowly avoided a missile crisis with the Soviet Union. He was rescued from a deserted island during World War II and he nearly died of scarlet fever at the age of three. His death and life will always be remembered by the American people
Benjamin Banneker: Mathematical and Scientific Genius
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 21293
ISBN: 978-0-635-02129-8
Format: Paperback
Benjamin Banneker was one smart cookie! People traveled from miles around just to quiz him about mathematics, science, astronomy, you name it! Benjamin was even chosen by Thomas Jefferson to help design our country's capital city, Washington, D.C., many years ago!
Antonia C. Novello: First Female U.S. Surgeon General
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 21390
ISBN: 978-0-635-02139-7
Format: Paperback
Antonia Novello overcame great adversity to succeed. She became the first female and first Hispanic U.S. Surgeon General in history! After suffering illness as a child, Antonia became a doctor to help other sick people. Antonia even helped to create health laws. Now she works to improve the health of people around the world!
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Charles Lindbergh: Legendary American Pilot
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 21307
ISBN: 978-0-635-02130-4
Format: Paperback
Charles Lindbergh is one of America's most famous pilots. He broke records left and right! Charles was a talented pilot, but he was also an author, inventor, and environmentalist. Keep reading to find out more about the exciting life of "Lone Eagle" Charles Lindbergh!
Amelia Earhart: Female Aviator Extraordinaire
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 21315
ISBN: 978-0-635-02131-1
Format: Paperback
Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean! Learn about the mysterious life and fascinating accomplishments of Amelia Earhart!
Sacagawea: Native American Heroine
By author: Carole Marsh
Product Code: 21439
ISBN: 978-0-635-02143-4
Format: Paperback
Sacagawea is one of my favorite heroines in American history. She was a Shoshone Indian guide on the Lewis & Clark expedition. Even though she suffered many difficult experiences during her life, people remember her intelligence and surviving spirit because she kept going despite all the odds.