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George Washington for Kids, His Life and Times [ages 9 and up. 130 pages. 50 images,
maps, places to visit, web sites, further reading, bibliography, index. Chicago Review Press. ISBN:

He loved the theater, gambling, and dancing, but possessed a fierce temper. He received little formal
schooling, but met life’s lessons head-on to become an innovative farmer, tinkerer, and problem solver. Tall
and athletic, he became a leader of men
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Benjamin Franklin - American Genius  [ages 9 and up. 125 pages. 21 activities. 60 illustrations, places to
visit, web sites, further reading, bibliography, index. Chicago Review Press. ISBN 9781556527579]

Benjamin Franklin arrived in Philadelphia in 1723 as a 17-year-old runaway. A charming, creative young man
not afraid of hard work, Franklin soon found a job at a local print shop, met the woman he’d eventually marry,
and attracted the attention of Pennsylvania’s governor. A decade later,
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Thomas Jefferson for Kids [Ages 9 and up, 132 pages, 21 activities, 60 illustrations, further reading and
web sites, places to visit, bibliography, index. Chicago Review Press. ISBN:9781569763483]

An architect, musician, statesman, farmer, dreamer and inventor, Thomas Jefferson had few equals among this
nation’s founders. Left fatherless at age fourteen, Jefferson was a hard-working scholar who came into his
own as a lawyer and county leader. Elected to the Virginia Assembly in 1769, ,
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Growing Up in Revolution and the New Nation tells the story of young
look into the past, discover how the United States transformed from a
rebellious colonial youth into a nation seeking its place in the world,
and how its first generation matured with it.

"This is inviting history"  School Library Journal, December, 2002
National Council of the Social Studies Notable Children's Book 2003.

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ISBN  0-8225-1275-0
96 pages, with illustrations, maps,
bibliography, websites and further
reading, and index.
ISBN  0-8225-0078-7

64 pages, with illustrations, maps,
activities, source notes, bibliography,
further reading, and index.
ISBN  0-8225-0078-7
activities, source notes, bibliography,
further reading and websites, and
When the Mayflower landed in the New World after months at sea,
many of its brave passengers were children.  Some traveled with
parents.  Others were alone.  All of them face a harsh life in the
unfamiliar American wilderness.

How did it feel to cross an ocean in search of a new life?  What was
life like for native children when their tribes made friends - or
clashed - with the newcomers?  Journey back in time to discover how
"dutiful" children worked, played, and learned during this dangerous
and  adventuresome time.

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Declaring Independence illuminates the struggles of loyalists and
patriots, men and women, African Americans and Native Americans
during the tumultuous years 1763 to 1783.

"Touching on both everyday life and important events before, during and after the
Revolutionary War, this well-written history provides general information, but more
interesting are the quotes from King George, governors, and lay people who
played pivotal roles"  The Horn  Book Guide, Jan-June 2005
"A revealing look at the ideas that pushed the revolution forward . . ." School Library
Journal Curriculum Connections, Spring  2006
Bank Street College Children's Book Committee Best Children's Book of the Year
Named a NY Public Library Book for the Teen Age 2006.

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In this fascinating account, the author addresses a part of history that is often
neglected . . ."  School Library Journal, July, 2003
"The lives of women in colonial America get a fine treatment in this offering. . . the
well-written account offers enough solid information to give readers a good sense
of the period and enough fascinating detail to keep them interested."  Booklist, May
15, 2003.
Junior Library Guild Selection

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112 pages, with illustrations, maps,
bibliography, source notes, websites
and further reading, places to visit,
and index.
In Dressed For the Occasion, author Brandon Marie Miller traces the
often surprising and always revealing story of American fashion.  
Drawing on period diaries, letters, advertisements, and other
sources, she takes you from fashion's beginnings in the New World to
the 1960 retro look.

"An excellent overview. . . .Interesting tidbits, such as what was under those hoop
skirts, enliven the presentation." -- School Library Journal starred review
"While Miller supplies a gold mine of intriguing trivia. . .still more impressive is her
ability to compact so broad a topic into so cogent and smoothly written a
narrative."  --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
". . . full of nifty facts. . .Entertaining, fascinating, and replete with captivating bits." --
Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the
VOYA Nonfiction Honor List

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ISBN  0-8225-1738-8

96 pages, with illustrations,
bibliography, and index.
Women of the Frontier  [Ages 12 and up. 246 pages, 40 photographs. Bibliography, source notes, index.
Chicago Review Press. ISBN: 978-1-883052-97-3]

Using journal entries and letters home, Miller lets the women speak for themselves in tales of courage, enduring
spirit and adventure. Women of the Frontier also recounts the impact pioneers had on those who already lived in
the west. As white settlers gobbled up the lands of Native Americans and people of Spanish descent, the clash of
cultures brought pain to many. The heart-rending stories of cousins Rachel Plummer and Cynthia Ann Parker,
captured by the Comanche, ended in very different ways
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Women of Colonial America,13 Stories of Courage and Survival in the New World  [Ages 12 and up. 236
pages,  Bibliography, source notes, index. Chicago Review Press. ISBN: 978-1556524875]

In colonial America, hard work proved a constant for most women - some ensured their family's survival through
their skills, while others sold their labor or lived in bondage as indentured servants or slaves. Yet even in a world
defined entirely by men, a world where few thought it important to record a female's thoughts, women found ways
to step forth. Elizabeth Ashbridge survived an abusive indenture to become a Quaker preacher. Anne Bradstreet
penned her poems while raising eight children in the wilderness.
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