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Juvenile Nonfiction - History - United States - 20th Century
Because Claudette Cover
Author: Tracey Baptiste
Release Date: January 18, 2022
From NYT bestselling author Tracey Baptiste comes a singular picture book that is both a biography about Claudette Colvin, the teen whose activism launched the Montgomery bus boycott, and a celebration of collective action.When fifteen-year-old Claud...
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Sweet Justice Cover
Author: Mara Rockliff
Release Date: January 11, 2022
An inspiring picture-book biography about the woman whose cooking helped feed and fund the Montgomery bus boycott of 1956, from an award-winning illustrator.Georgia Gilmore was cooking when she heard the news Mrs. Rosa Parks had been arrested--pulled...
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What Was the Harlem Renaissance? Cover
Author: Sherri L. Smith and Who HQ
Release Date: December 28, 2021
Discover how this vibrant Black neighborhood in upper Manhattan became home to the leading Black writers, artists, and musicians of the 1920s and 1930s.Travel back in time to the 1920s and 1930s to the sounds of jazz in nightclubs and the 24-hours-a-...
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Who Were the Navajo Code Talkers? Cover
Author: James Buckley, Jr. and Who HQ
Release Date: October 26, 2021
Learn how this heroic group of American Indian men created a secret, unbreakable code and helped the US win major battles during World War II.By the time the United States joined the Second World War in 1941, the fight against Nazi and Axis powers ha...
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What Was the Hindenburg? Cover
Author: Janet B. Pascal and Who HQ
Release Date: October 05, 2021
At 800-feet long, the Hindenburg was the largest airship ever built--just slightly smaller than the Titanic! Also of a disastrous end, the zeppelin burst into flame as spectators watched it attempt to land in Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6, 1937. In ...
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What Was Pearl Harbor? Cover
Author: Patricia Brennan Demuth and Who HQ | Narrator: Eric Sharp
Release Date: October 05, 2021
A terrifying attack! On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It was a highly secretive and devastating attack: four battleships sunk, more than two thousand servicemen died...
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What Was the Titanic? Cover
Author: Stephanie Sabol and Who HQ | Narrator: Eric Sharp
Release Date: October 05, 2021
For more than 100 years, people have been captivated by the disastrous sinking of the Titanic that claimed over 1,500 lives. Now young readers can find out why the great ship went down and how it was discovered seventy-five years later.At 2:20 a.m. o...
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What Was the San Francisco Earthquake? Cover
Author: Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler and Who HQ
Release Date: October 05, 2021
In this addition to the What Was? series, kids will experience what it was like to be in San Francisco in 1906 when the ground buckled in a major, catastrophic earthquake.One early April morning in 1906, the people of San Francisco were jolted awake ...
What Was the San Francisco Earthquake? Cover
Author: Steve Sheinkin | Narrator: Roy Samuelson
Release Date: September 07, 2021
New York Times bestselling author Steve Sheinkin presents a follow up to his award-winning book Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon, taking listeners on a terrifying journey into the Cold War...
Author: Kathleen Krull and Who HQ | Narrator: Shayna Small
Release Date: July 13, 2021
On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 people gathered in Washington, DC, to demand equal rights for all races. It was there that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech, and it was this peaceful protest that spurred the momentous...
Author: Linda Elovitz Marshall | Narrator: Linda Elovitz Marshall and Gilli Messer
Release Date: June 08, 2021
A SYDNEY TAYLOR NOTABLE BOOK • Learn about the importance of vaccines and the scientific process through the fascinating life of world-renowned scientist Jonas Salk, whose pioneering discoveries changed the world forever.Dr. Jonas Salk...
Author: Julie Leung | Narrator: Feodor Chin
Release Date: June 08, 2021
Winner of the American Library Association's 2021 Asian/Pacific American Award for Best Picture Book! An inspiring picture-book biography of animator Tyrus Wong, the Chinese American immigrant responsible for bringing Disney's Bambi to life.Befo...