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New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

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.

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Based on an unpublished memoir by Ms.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. . . .

And Not Afraid To Dare: The Stories of Ten African-American Women

The ten women in this book are just a few of the African Americans who have made exceptional contributions to American life. Refusing to bow to social and political restrictions, they triumphed over racism and sexism to fulfill their aspirations and realize their dreams.

Mama, I Want To Sing

Doris Winter’s life centers around Mt. Calvary Church, where her father is the preacher and her mother sings in the choir. When the Minister of Music asks Doris to join the adult choir—even though she is only eleven—she and her family are happy and proud.