Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom - Sue Macy

We may not think about it when we jump on our bikes for a quick ride around the neighborhood, but in the mid-1800s bicycles represented an unprecedented opportunity for women to travel further and more independently than ever before. In Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) (National Geographic, $18.95), Sue Macy traces the history of the bicycle and its unique relationship to the women’s rights movement. This captivating account includes features on celebrity cyclists of the 19th century and mini-biographies of women who had an impact on cycling. Ages 9 and up. – Janet Minichiello
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$18.95
ISBN: 9781426307614
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Published: National Geographic Kids - January 11th, 2011

Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem - Rosalyn Schanzer

Terror grips a small town: a curse has been laid on the inhabitants, and no one knows whom to trust. Accusations fly as neighbor turns against neighbor in a desperate attempt to discover the culprits. This story is not fiction; this is Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem (National Geographic, $16.95). Rosalyn Schanzer’s treatise on America’s first witch hunt adeptly depicts the havoc that fear can wreak on even the closest-knit communities. Stark white-onblack scratchboard etchings with touches of red, also by Schanzer, vivify the darkest period of Salem’s history and make this small volume a treasure. Ages 10-15. JLM
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$16.95
ISBN: 9781426308697
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Published: National Geographic Kids - September 13th, 2011

Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed the World - Douglas Wood and Barry Moser

Even the youngest student of World War II knows the names Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, but fewer are aware of the historic meeting between the two great men that took place over Christmas in 1941. Arriving in Washington, D.C., days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Prime Minister Churchill struck up a friendship with the President; the pair soon began to call each other Franklin and Winston (Candlewick, $16.99). Stocked with information and anecdotes about the leaders and the war itself, this account, written by Douglas Wood and illustrated by Barry Moser, brings its two charismatic protagonists to life. Ages 9-12. JLM
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By Douglas Wood, Barry Moser (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763633837
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Published: Candlewick - September 13th, 2011

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