Letters for Freedom - Douglas M. Rife and Gina Capaldi

Learn what the fireworks are all about with an introduction to THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (Innovative Kids, $16.99). Beginning with the causes of the Revolution, this volume includes important battles, key figures, and the alliance with the French and Spanish - and concludes with the formation of our new nation. In addition to perusing primary documents such as maps and an annotated Declaration of Independence, the reader can lift flaps to discover the Stamp Act and open envelopes that contain contemporaneous letters. Douglas Rife and Gina Capaldi have written an accessible, fun book that introduces children to the beginnings of our country. Ages 8-12 • Dara La Porte

1968 - Michael Kaufman

1968 (Roaring Brook, $22.95) was a pivotal year for the world. In the US, there were two tragic assassinations, and increasing protests against the Vietnam War. Momentous international events, including a controversial summer Olympics in Mexico City and the Soviet invasion of Prague, converged to reshape global politics. Michael T. Kaufman’s study of 1968 is organized chronologically, and takes the reader around the world with information, photographs, and newspaper headlines. Ages 12-18. JEH

Bad News for Outlaws - Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and R. Gregory Christie

The years 1875-1910 were Bad News For Outlaws (Carolrhoda, $17.95) in the Indian Territory. The Remarkable Life Of Bass Reeves, Deputy Us Marshall is the story of an emancipated slave with a commitment to justice, an imposing stature, and reputation as a perfect shot. Vaunda Micheaux Nelson exciting telling of his story is further enlivened by R. Gregory Christie’s illustrations. Ages 8-12. MIR
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822567646
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - August 1st, 2009