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Alphabet Soup by Tonya Bolden - bookjacket

FDR’s Alphabet Soup: New Deal America, 1932 – 1939

“… FDR’s Alphabet Soup is a one-of-a-kind resource on the New Deal. Using her trademark storytelling style, award-winning nonfiction author Tonya Bolden has crafted a book that will resonate with those interested in FDR …”

WEB DuBois (book cover)

Up Close: W. E. B. Du Bois

In this rich and captivating Up Close biography, award-winning author Tonya Bolden tells the story of how one man—tirelessly and never quietly—fought for equality until his death at the age of ninety-five.

George Washington Carver (book jacket)

George Washington Carver

. . . Known famously as the “Peanut Man,” George Washington Carver brought sensible and life-saving concepts to people across the country, making a difference in the world despite the adversity he faced in his time and place.

M.L.K. Journey of A King (book cover)

M.L.K.: Journey Of A King

Most people know King as a Nobel Peace Prize winner, a renowned orator, and a central and revered figure in the civil rights movement. But how did he become this figure? What were his inspirations? What were his aspirations? What events, people, and decisions shaped his destiny? Bolden introduces young readers to the human being behind the icon.

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Take-Off: American All-Girl Bands During WWII (Book & CD)

It was a time when Americans thought it improper for women to makea sax wail or let loose hot licks on skins. But the advent of World War II dispatched many men overseas, giving women the chance to finally strut their stuff on the bandstand . . .

Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl

Based on an unpublished memoir by Ms. [Remond] Lyons . . . dated 1928 ~ the evocative text and photographs of young Maritcha, her family, and their friends, as well as archival maps, photographs, and illustrations, make this book an invaluable cultural and historical resource. Maritcha brings to life the story of a very ordinary – yet remarkable – girl of nineteenth-century America . . .

Cause: Reconstruction America, 1863 – 1877

After the destruction of the Civil War, the United States faced the immense challenge of rebuilding a ravaged South and incorporating millions of freed slaves into the life of the nation. On April 11, 1865, President Lincoln introduced his plan for reconstruction, warning that the coming years would be “fraught with great difficulty.” Three days later he was assassinated. . . .