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The Babe & I

David A Adler

It's 1932 and hard times are everywhere. But life isn't all bad. America still loves baseball, and Babe Ruth is the star of the game. And two boys are about to discover that with some creativity, hard work, and a little help from the Babe himself, they can do their part to help ou
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Mama Played Baseball

David A. Adler

Amy's dad is away, fighting in World War II, and her mama must take a job. But it's no ordinary job--Amy's mother becomes a baseball player in the first professional women's league! Amy cheers louder than anyone at all of the home games. And while Mama's team travels, Amy works on a secret...
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The Hallelujah Flight

Phil Bildner · Putnam Juvenile; First Edition edition
Format: Book

The extraordinary story of James Banning, the first African-American pilot to fly across country During the Great Depression, the ace black pilot James Banning decided to fly from coast to coast to serve as an inspiration to people everywhere. So with a little ingenuity and a whole lot of heart,...
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The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark

Carmen Agra Deedy · Peachtree Pub Ltd; 1st edition
Format: Print book

For centuries, the Star of David was a symbol of Jewish pride. But during World War II, Nazis used the star to segregate and terrorize the Jewish people. Except in Denmark. When Nazi soldiers occupied his country, King Christian X of Denmark committed himself to keeping all Danes safe...
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Just like Josh Gibson

Angela Johnson · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

A young girl's grandmother tells her of her love for baseball and the day they let her play in the game even though she was a girl.
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The Elephant Quilt: Stitch by Stitch to California!

Susan Lowell · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

“We’re going to see the Elephant!” That’s what people say when they head West on a journey promising to be “something powerful strange. Like a real live elephant, but even bigger – stranger – wilder – scarier!” Lily Rose is raring to go. Along...
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A Horse's Tale: A Colonial Williamsburg Adventure

Susan Lubner · Abrams Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

In association with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Readers will make new friends as they learn about colonial America.Garrick the Gardeners horse is sad, so the town of Williamsburg rallies to try to cheer him up! Margaret the Milliner sews a counterpane for the horses back, and Ben the Blacksmith...
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Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

Lindsay Mattick · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 56
Format: Audiobook

A #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal
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The Last Brother: A Civil War Tale (Tales of Young Americans)

Trinka Hakes Noble · Sleeping Bear Press
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

In July 1863 the bloodiest battle of the Civil War was fought outside the sleepy Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg. In The Last Brother the story of one small boy is told amidst the dramatic events of those early days of July. Though he is only 11 years old, Gabe is a bugler in the Union...
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Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women's Right to Vote

Dean Robbins · Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Cast your vote for Alice Paul! The story of a tireless suffragette and the president she convinced to change everything. When Alice Paul was a child, she saw her father go off to vote while her mother had to stay home. But why should that be? So Alice studied the Constitution and knew...
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