Social Studies Books - 2020 Bestsellers - Page 2

Who Was Abraham Lincoln? (Who Was?) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448448862
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Published: Penguin Workshop - November 20th, 2008

Born to a family of farmers, Lincoln stood out from an early age—literally! (He was six feet four inches tall.) As sixteenth President of the United States, he guided the nation through the Civil War and saw the abolition of slavery. But Lincoln was tragically shot one night at Ford’s Theater—the first President to be assassinated.


What Is the Story of Scooby-Doo? (What Is the Story Of?) Cover Image
By M. D. Payne, Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781524788247
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Published: Penguin Workshop - April 16th, 2019

Your favorite characters are now part of the Who HQ library!

Nothing mysterious about it! Learn all about how Scooby and his friends took over Saturday mornings--and then the world--in this debut title in the What Is the Story Of? series.


Who Is Michael Jordan? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Kirsten Anderson, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780451532459
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 5th, 2019

Grab your Js and hit the court with this Who Was? biography about NBA superstar Michael Jordan.


The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250073495
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Published: Square Fish - January 3rd, 2017

An astonishing World War II military story of civil rights from New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Honor recipient Steve Sheinkin.

A National Book Award Finalist
A YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year


Who Was Galileo? (Who Was?) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448479859
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 5th, 2015

Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit!


Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780997895810
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Published: Rebel Girls - November 10th, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL BOOK OF THE YEAR

The New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the lives of extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.


Ruth Objects: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (A Big Words Book) Cover Image
By Doreen Rappaport, Eric Velasquez (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781484747179
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 11th, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a trailblazer. A fighter. And a public servant who has dedicated her life to the pursuit of equality.


Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet Cover Image
By Valentina Camerini, Moreno Giovannoni (Translated by), Veronica Carratello (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534468771
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Published: Aladdin - November 26th, 2019

The inspiring true story of Greta Thunberg, a young eco-activist whose persistence sparked a global movement.

You are never too young to make a difference.

Ever since she learned about climate change, Greta Thunberg couldn’t understand why politicians weren’t treating it as an emergency.


Who Was King Tut? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, True Kelley (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448443607
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Published: Penguin Workshop - March 2nd, 2006

Ever since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt. Now, a two-and-a-half-year-long museum exhibit of Tut’s treasures is touring major cities in the U.S., drawing record crowds. This Who Was . . . ?


This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681198521
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 8th, 2019

Recipient of a Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor
Winner of the 2019 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction
A NYPL Top Ten of 2019
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year


Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448453309
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 24th, 2009

As the world now knows, Barack Obama has made history as our first African-American president. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography is perfect for primary graders looking for a longer, fuller life story than is found in the author's bestselling beginning reader Barack Obama: United States President.


The Diary of a Young Girl Cover Image
By Anne Frank, B.M. Mooyaart (Translated by), Eleanor Roosevelt (Introduction by)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780553296983
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Published: Bantam - June 1st, 1993

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. 


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