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Juvenile Nonfiction - People & Places - United States - General
Author: Sydelle Kramer | Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Release Date: March 26, 2019
Called the "Great Pathfinder", Daniel Boone is most famous for opening up the West to settlers through Kentucky. A symbol of America's pioneering spirit Boone was a skilled outdoorsman and an avid reader although he never attended school. Sydelle Kra...
Author: Veronica Lawlor | Narrator: Various, Victor Bevine, Catherine Byers and Wendy Bagger
Release Date: February 19, 2019
In their own words, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States. Includes brief biographies and facts about the Ellis Island Oral History Project.
Author: Alan Schroeder | Narrator: Allyson Johnson
Release Date: December 04, 2018
They called her "Minty."When she grew up, she became Harriet Tubman, the courageous and heroic woman who helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom through the Underground Railroad. But she was just a little girl for a while—and this is her st...
Author: Sanford Levinson and Cynthia Levinson | Narrator: Various, Arthur Morey and Mark Bramhall
Release Date: September 05, 2017
Many of the political issues we struggle with today have their roots in the US Constitution.Husband-and-wife team Cynthia and Sanford Levinson take readers back to the creation of this historic document and discuss how contemporary problems were firs...
Author: Joan Holub | Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Release Date: January 03, 2017
Jim Henson broke into television with a five-minute puppetry segment when he was only a freshman in college. He created puppets like none ever seen before, with expressive fabric faces and rod-controlled arms. His Muppets became world-renowned celebr...
Author: Jim O'Connor | Narrator: MacLeod Andrews
Release Date: December 06, 2016
A singer-songerwriter, musician, and artist, Bob Dylan is an American icon. In the past five decades, Dylan's work has influenced everyone from John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, and David Bowie to rapper Eminem. Young music lovers will be fascinated by...
Author: Gail Herman | Narrator: Bernadette Dunne
Release Date: July 05, 2016
When Derek Jeter was eight years old, he announced that he was going to play baseball for the New York Yankees. Jeter earned the attention of major league scouts in high school and was drafted to the New York Yankees in 1992. Named Rookie of the Year...
Author: Patrick Kinney | Narrator: Ramón de Ocampo
Release Date: June 07, 2016
Even as a kid, everyone thought Jeff Kinney was talented. People loved his drawings, and when he went to college, his comic strip Igdoof was so popular that it spread to other universities! Still, Jeff faced challenges. His cartoons were rejected by ...
Author: Meg Belviso and Pam Pollack | Narrator: Rob Shapiro
Release Date: March 01, 2016
Steve Jobs, adopted in infancy by a family in San Francisco, packed a lot of life into fifty-six short years. In this Who Was…? biography, children will learn how his obsession with computers and technology at an early age led him to co-found a...
Author: Michael Pollan | Narrator: MacLeod Andrews
Release Date: August 18, 2015
The New York Times bestseller that’s changing America’s diet is now perfect for younger readers“What’s for dinner?” seemed like a simple question—until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delve...
Author: Ann Bausum | Narrator: Ann Bausum and Tim Federle
Release Date: May 05, 2015
That’s the Stonewall.The Stonewall Inn.Pay attention.History walks through that door.In 1969 being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. It meant living a closeted life or surviving on the fringes of society. People went to jail, los...
Author: Albert Marrin | Narrator: John H. Mayer
Release Date: August 14, 2012
On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City burst into flames.  The factory was crowded.  The doors were locked to ensure workers stay inside.  One hundred forty-six people—mostly women—perished; it ...