American History

The Secrets the Seven

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in American History, BOOK: The Eagle's Quill, Book: The Eureka Key, Historical Fiction, Race, Secrets of the Seven, SERIES: Secrets of the Seven | 0 comments

Living descendants of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence recite it!These folks seem like characters from The Secrets of the Seven. If we cast the movie, this is what it might look like. (Except we’d need to add in some kids, of course.)

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The Eagle’s Quill Arrives!

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in American History, BOOK: The Eagle's Quill, Secrets of the Seven | 2 comments

The Eagle's Quill

Sam and his friends Martina and Theo must brave the wilderness of Glacier National Park to find Thomas Jefferson’s quill pen.

Just released: The Eagle’s Quill, second volume in The Secret of the Seven series. Get your American history with a side dish of breathless action and entertaining brain-teasers as three friends race against the bad guys to find the quill pen Thomas Jefferson used to write the Declaration of Independence.

“Another page-turner of a quest.”
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Curious George, the Refugee

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in American History, Children's Literature | 0 comments

51POFD+8PTL._SX418_BO1,204,203,200_Those who fled war and political persecution have enriched our society in so many ways–including with words and images. Curious George is only one of the characters created by authors and illustrators from all over the world who made the United States a refuge and a home.

For more books created by refugees, click here.

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Read, My Child. Read.

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in American History, Educators & Librarians, Race | 0 comments

Let’s be thankful for libraries, for heroes who marched, for books that share experiences and emotions and lives. John Lewis, thank you.

 

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