Social Studies Books - Biography - Historical

More Social Study - Historical Biography & Autobiography Books
On the Horizon Cover Image
By Lois Lowry, Kenard Pak (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358129400
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

From two-time Newbery medalist and living legend Lois Lowry comes a moving account of the lives lost in two of WWII’s most infamous events: Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima.


The Life of the Buddha Cover Image
By Heather Sanche, Tara di Gesu (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781611806298
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Published: Bala Kids - March 24th, 2020

“In the full bloom of spring, in a beautiful garden, in a place called Lumbini, a prince was born.”
 


The Fabled Life of Aesop: The extraordinary journey and collected tales of the world’s greatest storyteller Cover Image
By Ian Lendler, Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781328585523
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

Honoring the path of a slave, this dramatic picture-book biography and concise anthology of Aesop’s most child-friendly fables tells how a child born into slavery in ancient Greece found a way to speak out against injustice by using the skill and wit of his storytelling—storytelling that has survived for 2,500 years.


A Ben of All Trades: The Most Inventive Boyhood of Benjamin Franklin Cover Image
By Michael J. Rosen, Matt Tavares (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536201215
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Published: Candlewick - March 17th, 2020

A rousing biography from Michael J. Rosen and Matt Tavares reveals how Benjamin Franklin’s boyhood shaped his amazingly multifaceted life.


BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763691561
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Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2020

In a moving, lyrical tale about the cost and fragility of freedom, a New York Times best-selling author and an acclaimed artist follow the life of a man who courageously shipped himself out of slavery.

What have I to fear?
My master broke every promise to me.
I lost my beloved wife and our dear children.


Flight for Freedom: The Wetzel Family’s Daring Escape from East Germany (Berlin Wall History for Kids book; Nonfiction Picture Books) Cover Image
By Kristen Fulton, Torben Kuhlmann (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452149608
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 3rd, 2020

An Inspiring True Story about One Family's Escape from Behind the Berlin Wall!


No! : My First Book of Protest Cover Image
By Julie Merberg, Molly Egan (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781950587025
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Published: Downtown Bookworks - March 24th, 2020

Little ones who love to say "No!" can chime in while they learn about iconic activists from Frederick Douglass and Alice Paul to Martin Luther King Jr. and Malala.

Each spread introduces an iconic figure—such as Gloria Steinem or Cesar Chavez—along with a super simple summary of the actions they took to change the course of history.


Saving Lady Liberty: Joseph Pulitzer's Fight for the Statue of Liberty: Joseph Pulitzer's Fight for the Statue of Liberty Cover Image
By Claudia Friddell, Stacy Innerst (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781684371303
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Published: Calkins Creek - March 18th, 2020

Here is the story of how the Statue of Liberty got its pedestal when Joseph Pulitzer, a Jewish immigrant and famous newsman, created one of the first American crowdfunding campaigns to raise money for it.


Rescuing the Declaration of Independence: How We Almost Lost the Words That Built America Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062740328
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Published: HarperCollins - April 14th, 2020

He saved the words that built America!


The Boy Who Thought Outside the Box: The Story of Video Game Inventor Ralph Baer Cover Image
By Marcie Wessels, Beatriz Castro (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454932598
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - May 12th, 2020

Crazy about Wii, Nintendo, X-Box, and PlayStation? Meet the inventor whose work made them all possible: Ralph Baer, creator of the first home video game system


Daring Dogs: 30 True Tales of Heroic Hounds Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338618037
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Published: Scholastic Nonfiction - June 2nd, 2020

Meet the most extraordinary dogs in the world in this illustrated book of mini-profiles, from the first cloned pup to canine war heroes and beyond.


Ruth Objects: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Big Words) 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.


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