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This new adaptation of Dee Brown's multimillion-copy bestseller, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," is filled with photographs and maps to bring alive the tragic saga of Native Americans for middle-grade readers. Focusing on the Sioux nation as representative of the entire Native American story, this meticulously researched account allows the great chiefs and warriors to speak for themselves about what happened to the Sioux from 1860 to the Massacre of Wounded Knee in 1891. This dramatic story is essential reading for every student of U.S. history.
In the early 1940s, a number of young women enlisted for peacetime duty as United States Army Nurses. However, in 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, blasting the United States into World War II. Ninety-eight American Army and Navy nurses serving in the Philippines learned to treat wounded and dying soldiers while bombs exploded all around them. Captured as prisoners of war by the Japanese, they suffered disease and near-starvation for three years. American forces re-took the Philippines late in the war and the nurses were commanded by their superior officers to keep quiet about what happened. Their country needed them to return to being "ladies," domestic, safe and fragile. Pure Grit is a story of sisterhood and suffering, of death and life, of how the women cared for each other and honoured their vocation to nurse anyone in need, all ninety-eight coming home alive.
An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin.
On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away. On August 9th, 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions at the docks were addressed. When the dust settled, fifty were charged with mutiny, facing decades in jail and even execution.
This is a fascinating story of the prejudice that faced black men and women in America's armed forces during World War II, and a nuanced look at those who gave their lives in service of a country where they lacked the most basic rights.
It s July 1863. The Civil War is at a turning point. The Confederacy has won some important battles, despite having fewer soldiers and resources than the Union does. The two great armies are marching to the same rural fields near the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. What will happen there could change the course of the war and the future of the United States. Experience the battle as seen from both sides."
Tensions have been brewing in Europe for years. Finally the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary sets off four bloody years of war that eventually involved the entire world, including the United States. It will be called the war to end all wars." Experience it from two opposing perspectives."
A 2014 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist
Suitable for children aged 7 years and up, "Why Did the Whole World Go to War?" helps children understand one of the 20th century's most tragic conflicts. It answers their most basic questions, including: What started World War II? How did Hitler take over so many countries so quickly? What happened at Pearl Harbor? Where were the fiercest battles fought? What ended the deadliest conflict in human history? A fascinating look at a complex topic.
Step back in time and experience the Revolutionary War through the stories of the people who lived through it. Witness the first reading of the Declaration of Independence. Experience the horror of a sneak attack. Watch a mother risk her life by spying for the colonists. True Stories of the Revolutionary War doesn t just tell you the tales of war. It drops you into the thick of combat."
A compelling look at two leaders who held the world's fate in their
hands-- and the holiday visit that sealed a friendship and steered
the course of World War II.
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