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:: Lerner Biographies
aka First Avenue Editions and Carolrhoda Biographies
Reading Level is about grade 3-4, interest level through junior high
Taken from her family in Africa at the age of seven, Phillis Wheatley arrived in Boston as a slave in 1761. After she was purchased by the Wheatley...
Remember the Ladies
Abigail Adams lived through the Revolutionary War and became the First Lady of the second president of the United States. Though women of her time...
Buttons for General Washington
Fourteen-year-old John Darragh was a spy. But British-occupied Philadelphia in 1777 was not a safe place for an American spy. If he were captured,...
An American Army of Two
The war of 1812 is raging, and from the lighthouse where their father works, Rebecca Bates and her sister Abigail can see a British ship coming. But...
In the 1800s, the moist soil of the Midwest would stick to plow blades, stopping the farmers as they plowed. Young blacksmith John Deere knew about...
Sisters Against Slavery
Sisters against Slavery recounts the lives of Sarah Grimke and Angelica Grimke Weld. These daughters of wealthy Southern planters and slave owners...
Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad
Allen Jay's family farm is a stop on the Underground Railroad. Allen's parents give food and shelter to slaves escaping from the South. One day in...
The Flight of the Union
In 1847 the people of Niagara Falls, New York and their neighbors in Canada wanted to build a bridge across the river that separated them. The first...
Jules Verne: Science Fiction Pioneer
When Jules Verne was born in 1828, his family had his future planned out for him. They expected him to become a lawyer, but he dreamed of writing. He...
Keep the Lights Burning Abbie
On January 19, 1856, Captain Burgess went after desperately needed supplies for his family and oil for the lighthouse lamps. For four weeks a fierce...
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