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Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland
Book talk: There are stories waiting under the ground. Our ancestors buried their history along with dead, and for those who have been trained to read ...more
Feb 23, 2011
Feb 23, 2011
The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P. T. Barnum
Book talk: Come one, come all and learn about the extraordinary life of P.T. Barnum and the stupendous history of his American Museum and the Barnum a ...more
Feb 25, 2011
Feb 26, 2011
Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting
Book talk: World War I marked the beginning of modern warfare, but its commanders still used the old war tactics. The results were disastrous. Soldier ...more
Feb 27, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Book talk: Everyone knows the story of Rosa Parks: how she refused to give up her seat and inspired the Montgomery bus boycott. But have you ever hear ...more
Mar 02, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
Marching for Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don't You Grow Weary
Book talk: The ratification of the 15th Amendment in 1870 prohibited denying anyone the right to vote based on race, but in Alabama in 1965, they foun ...more
Mar 03, 2011
Mar 06, 2011
Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem
Book talk: In the winter of 1692 two girls began to twitch and choke and twist their bodies into odd configurations on the floor as snow piled high ou ...more
Oct 22, 2011
Nov 01, 2011
Superman Versus The Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate
Today Superman is best known for battling Lex Luthor, General Zod, and other super villains. But before Superman came to stand for "Truth, Justice, an ...more
May 23, 2012
Jun 08, 2012
Lincoln's Grave Robbers
In 1875 counterfeiting was a big business. So big that a new government agency was formed with the responsibility of tracking down counterfeiters: the ...more
Sep 13, 2013
Sep 15, 2013
Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design
They say not to judge a book by its cover, but admit it: you've picked up a book just because its cover looked cool. We all have. People put a lot of ...more
Mar 2014
Mar 01, 2014
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