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Booker T. Washington believed that every man and woman deserved a chance, regardless of their skin color. This classic work of literature relays the story of a man born into slavery who, once freed, pursued education and racial equality. Originally published in 1901, the new edition of Booker T. Washington’s autobiography features a foreword from media personality and advocate for the advancement of African Americans, Mychal Massie.
Show appreciation for your father with this book of poetry honoring dads. With stubborn love and sage advice, fathers provide a special guidance that is essential whether we are two, twelve, or twenty years old. These heartfelt poems acknowledge the fears and insecurities all children have and the ability of dads to make things better. Hardcover.
This illustrated collection of poems from a child’s viewpoint includes poignant and humorous examples of the countless ways a mother supports and encourages, celebrates and comforts. “Mom Deserves a Medal,” “Deep in her Heart,” and “Note to God” are some of the nineteen verses that illuminate the various roles a mother plays.
Most people have heard of the famous siege at the Alamo, and have heard stories of the lives lost there. This informative historical novel for middle readers puts a human face on this battle. Paperback.
This 38 x 26-inch full-color poster serves as a quick reference and study guide for the classroom or for anyone with an interest in Confederate history. In addition to its centrally placed map of Confederate Virginia, it includes photos of the state’s three generals, four lieutenant generals, four major generals, 20 Virginia Military Institute alumni and faculty general officers, and 66 commanders. Also pictured are 23 important Civil War sites that can be visited today, such as the Stonewall Jackson Cemetery in Lexington and the Confederate Whitehouse in Richmond.
Adorned with vintage photographs, this history and activity book describes the heritage and culture of the Buffalo People, the nomadic Native Americans who roamed the Great Plains. The text provides a realistic understanding of their traditions, spirituality, and domestic life, while several puzzles and craft projects help youngsters experience that vanished culture. Includes a lexicon of Plains Indian words and examples of their sign language. Paperback.
The story of the Alamo encompasses far more than a thirteen-day siege that ended in a battle on March 6, 1836. In Voices of the Alamo, that story begins in the 1500s with the Native Americans who inhabited the area we now call Texas. Page by page, different voices—among them Spanish, Tejano, Texian, Mexican, and American—are heard, as they describe history from their individual viewpoints. Hardcover.
In June 1892, a thirty-year-old shoemaker named Homer Plessy bought a first-class railway ticket from his native New Orleans to Covington, north of Lake Pontchartrain. The two-hour trip had hardly begun when Plessy was arrested and removed from the train. Though Homer Plessy was born a free man of color and enjoyed relative equality while growing up in Reconstruction-era New Orleans, by 1890 he could no longer ride in the same carriage with white passengers. Plessy’s act of civil disobedience was designed to test the constitutionality of the Separate Car Act, one of the many Jim Crow laws that threatened the freedoms gained by blacks after the Civil War. This largely forgotten case mandated separate-but-equal treatment and established segregation as the law of the land. It would be fifty-eight years before this ruling was reversed by Brown v. Board of Education. Hardcover.
In June 1892, a thirty-year-old shoemaker named Homer Plessy bought a first-class railway ticket from his native New Orleans to Covington, north of Lake Pontchartrain. The two-hour trip had hardly begun when Plessy was arrested and removed from the train. Though Homer Plessy was born a free man of color and enjoyed relative equality while growing up in Reconstruction-era New Orleans, by 1890 he could no longer ride in the same carriage with white passengers. Plessy’s act of civil disobedience was designed to test the constitutionality of the Separate Car Act, one of the many Jim Crow laws that threatened the freedoms gained by blacks after the Civil War. This largely forgotten case mandated separate-but-equal treatment and established segregation as the law of the land. It would be fifty-eight years before this ruling was reversed by Brown v. Board of Education.
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Weep Not For Me, Dear Mother is a collection of the letters Eli Pinson Landers, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War, diligently wrote to his mother, Susan Landers, back in their home of Yellow River, Georgia. The book traces his life in battles at Gettysburg, Manassas, and Chickamauga among others.
The heritage of the North American Indian tribes has always been passed down through storytelling as well as rituals of dance and song. Few written histories today can recount the past as well as the tribal elders who once served as the historical, philosophical, and cultural educators of the entire community. Mary Louise Clifford’s When the Great Canoes Came recreates this lost practice for young readers as the setting for telling the history of the Virginian Indians following their first contact with European explorers at Jamestown.
A charming tale of Christmas hopes and dreams—and of a mysterious man who can provide both for a divided family, Whittlesworth Comes to Christmas is Gerald R. Toner’s second book. It follows on the heels of his successful and acclaimed Lipstick Like Lindsay’s and Other Christmas Stories, and brings the genre of Christmas stories for adults to a new height.
This book makes a powerful argument that the principles of Judaism, its laws, traditions, and commandments, are at odds with the realities of modern liberalism. Modern liberalism, with its reliance on the powers of government to solve all of society’s problems, its downgrading of the importance of morality and ethics, and its insistence that people are not really responsible for their own actions, is a distinct departure from traditional Jewish teachings.
In this clever take on the traditional “Night Before Christmas” poem, a Texas Longhorn believes that he can guide Santa’s sleigh just as well as any reindeer. If a reindeer can fly, Willy believes a longhorn can, too. Despite the doubts of the other cattle, Willy will not give up on his dream.
A man of complex dichotomy, Gen. Robert E. Lee, leader of the Confederate States Army, was also a devout Christian, devoted husband, and father of seven. Lee’s opinions on life, family and children, women, politics, Yankees, and war are collected here, many taken from his personal letters. Paperback.
In this cleverly spooky parody of Clement C. Moore’s famous Christmas poem, the witches are up to their elbows in cobwebs and slime, making sure their witchlings are well prepared for their first Halloween.
“Those children must get rid of that animal. Our wild brother, the wolf, does not change his nature. Can’t you see that the animal is part wolf?” the medicine man warned Cub’s parents. But Cub knew his pet better than anyone. He knew that even though Wolf was half wild, he was not a dangerous animal, and would never turn on those he loved. Cub’s parents had a different idea, however. They trusted the old medicine man’s intuition, and besides, food was scarce—too scarce to have a dog to feed around the house. Paperback.
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