Social Studies Books

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 Cover Image
By Helaine Becker, Dow Phumiruk (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250137524
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - June 19th, 2018

The bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the film Hidden Figures.

You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 moon landing. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo 13 returned safely home?


God Bless America: The Story of an Immigrant Named Irving Berlin Cover Image
By Adah Nuchi, Rob Polivka (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368015769
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 5th, 2018

An inspiring portrait of an immigrant and the gift he gave his new home.Persecuted as Jews, Izzy Baline and his family emigrated from Russia to New York, where he fell in love with his new country. He heard music everywhere and was full to bursting with his own. Izzy's thump-two-three, ting-a-ling, whee tunes soon brought him acclaim as the sought-after songwriter Irving Berlin.


House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery Cover Image
By Liz Rosenberg, Julie Morstad (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763660574
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - June 12th, 2018

An affecting biography of the author of Anne of Green Gables is the first for young readers to include revelations about her last days and to encompass the complexity of a brilliant and sometimes troubled life.


Sisters and Champions: The True Story of Venus and Serena Williams Cover Image
By Howard Bryant, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399169069
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Published: Philomel Books - May 29th, 2018

An inspiring picture book sports biography about two of the greatest female tennis players of all-time Venus and Serena Williams: Best friends. Sisters. Champions.


Americans Cover Image
By Douglas Wood, Elizabeth Sayles (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781416927563
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 19th, 2018

Learn what makes Americans great, from sea to shining sea, in this patriotic and diverse picture book for New York Times bestselling author Douglas Wood.

What makes Americans great?


Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419728396
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 8th, 2018

Emma Gatewood's life was far from easy. In rural Ohio, she managed a household of 11 kids alongside a less-than-supportive husband. One day, at age 67, she decided to go for a nice long walk . . . and ended up completing the Appalachian Trail.


She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History Cover Image
By Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525516996
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Published: Philomel Books - March 6th, 2018

The companion to Chelsea Clinton & Alexandra Boiger's #1 New York Times bestseller, She Persisted. Perfect for tiny activists, mini feminists and little kids who are ready to take on the world.


Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781419729430
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 13th, 2018

The America that Alexander Hamilton knew was largely agricultural and built on slave labor. He envisioned something else: a multi-racial, urbanized, capitalistic America with a strong central government. He believed that such an America would be a land of opportunity for the poor and the newcomers.


The Heart of Everything That Is: Young Readers Edition Cover Image
By Bob Drury, Tom Clavin, Kate Waters (Adapted by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481464611
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 6th, 2018

From bestselling authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin comes the epic, untold story one of the most powerful Sioux warriors of all time, Red Cloud--now adapted for a younger audience

"I have but a small spot of land left. The Great Spirit told me to keep it." --Red Cloud


Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future Young Reader’s Edition Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062862433
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Published: HarperCollins - May 1st, 2018

An in-depth look into the extraordinary life of the world’s most important entrepreneur, Elon Musk


The Golden Thread: A Song for Pete Seeger Cover Image
By Colin Meloy, Nikki McClure (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062368256
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 5th, 2018

With dazzling, lyrical verse in the folk revival style and stunning cut-paper illustrations, Colin Meloy and Nikki McClure pay tribute to Pete Seeger, a visionary who changed the world with song.

Pete Seeger once sang that if he had a golden thread, he would use it to weave people from all over the world to one another. That golden thread, for Pete, was music.


Abraham Lincoln's Dueling Words Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781561458523
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Published: Peachtree Publishers - April 1st, 2018

Abraham Lincoln was known for his sense of humor. But in 1842, early in his adult life, it nearly got him into trouble. He had to use his imagination to save his career--and maybe even his life.


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