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Which way to freedom? - and other questions about... the Underground Railroad by Carson, Mary Kay, author.

Which way to freedom? - and other questions about... the Underground Railroad

This gripping book tells kids all about the perilous journey to escape slavery and finally become free: how long it could take, where the fugitives hid, who helped them, how "stationmasters" sent secret messages, and other fascinating details of the legendary Underground Railroad.

Mar 1, 2015
Who is Gloria Steinem? by Fabiny, Sarah, author.

Who is Gloria Steinem?

Presents the life of the prominent feminist, highlighting her career and influence as a writer, political activist, and co-founder of "Ms." magazine.

Mar 1, 2015
Who is king? - ten magical stories from Africa by Naidoo, Beverley, author.

Who is king? - ten magical stories from Africa

Collects ten stories of African folklore, from Amharic and Arabic tales to Shona and Zulu lore.

Mar 1, 2015
Who is Stan Lee? by Edgers, Geoff, author.

Who is Stan Lee?

Profiles the life and accomplishments of Stanley Lieber, comic book author, publisher of Marvel Comics, and creator of such famous comic-book characters as Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, and the Fantastic Four.

Mar 1, 2015
Who is Wayne Gretzky? by Herman, Gail, 1959- author.

Who is Wayne Gretzky?

Profiles the life and accomplishments of the Canadian hockey player, from his youth in Brantford, Ontario to his Stanley Cup championships.

Mar 1, 2015
Who was Andy Warhol? by Anderson, Kirsten, 1969- author.

Who was Andy Warhol?

Profiles the life and accomplishments of the printmaker who overcame poverty and illness to become the founder of the Pop Art movement.

Mar 1, 2015
Who was Betsy Ross? by Buckley, James, Jr., 1963- author.

Who was Betsy Ross?

Born the eighth of seventeen children in Philadelphia, Betsy Ross lived in a time when the American colonies were yearning for independence from British rule. Ross worked as a seamstress and was eager to contribute to the cause, making tents and repairing uniforms when the colonies declared war. By 1779 she was filling cartridges for the Continental Army. Did she sew the first flag? That's up for debate, but "Who Was Betsy Ross?" tells the story of a fierce patriot who certainly helped create th

Mar 1, 2015
Who was Charles Dickens? by Pollack, Pam.

Who was Charles Dickens?

Mar 1, 2015
Who was Frederick Douglass? by Prince, April Jones.

Who was Frederick Douglass?

Presents the life of the man who escaped slavery in Maryland to become a speaker and writer for abolition and the rights of African Americans and women, focusing on his childhood and youth as a slave.

Mar 1, 2015
Who was Galileo? by Demuth, Patricia, author.

Who was Galileo?

Profiles the life and accomplishments of the Italian scientist, including his family life, years as a university teacher, world-changing ideas about the solar system, and imprisonment for heresy.

Mar 1, 2015
Who was Henry Ford? by Burgan, Michael, author.

Who was Henry Ford?

Born on a small farm in rural Michigan, Henry Ford's humble beginnings were no match for his ambition. Ford quickly created a manufacturing dynasty, bringing affordable cars to the masses and forever changing America and the American workplace. "Who Was Henry Ford?" details his meteoric rise, and explains how the genius behind the assembly line and the Model T shaped modern American industry.

Mar 1, 2015
Who was Jesus? by Morgan, Ellen, 1970- author.

Who was Jesus?

Presents the life of the founder and central figure of Christianity, including his humble birth in a manger, his baptism by John the Baptist, and how he gathered his twelve disciples.

Mar 1, 2015
Who Was Robert Ripley? by Anderson, Kirsten/ Foley, Tim (ILT)/ Harrison, Nancy (ILT)

Who Was Robert Ripley?

Mar 1, 2015
Who was Sitting Bull? by Spinner, Stephanie, author.

Who was Sitting Bull?

No one knew the boy they called "Jumping Badger" would grow to become a great leader. Born on the banks of the Yellowstone River, Sitting Bull, as he was later called, was tribal chief and holy man of the Lakota Sioux tribe in a time of fierce conflict with the United States. As the government seized Native American lands, Sitting Bull relied on his military cunning and strong spirituality to drive forces out of his territory and ensure a future homeland for his people.

Mar 1, 2015
Why couldn't Susan B. Anthony vote? - and other questions about... women's suffrage by Carson, Mary Kay, author.

Why couldn't Susan B. Anthony vote? - and other questions about... women's suffrage

From the first women's rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York, to the enactment of the 19th Amendment, this lively chronicle introduces Anthony and the American suffragist movement.

Mar 1, 2015
Why do we need water? by MacAulay, Kelley.

Why do we need water?

Discusses the uses of water and the importance of conserving and protecting this life-giving resource.

Mar 1, 2015
Why'd they wear that? - fashion as the mirror of history by Albee, Sarah, author.

Why'd they wear that? - fashion as the mirror of history

Move over Project Runway. Get ready to chuckle your way through centuries of fashion dos and don'ts! In this humorous and approachable narrative, kids will learn about outrageous, politically-perilous, funky, disgusting, regrettable, and life-threatening creations people have worn throughout the course of human history, all the way up to the present day. From spats and togas to hoop skirts and hair shirts, why people wore what they did is an illuminating way to look at the social, economic, poli

Mar 1, 2015
Wild Horses by Riggs, Kate

Wild Horses

Mar 1, 2015
Wild Ideas - Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking by Kelsey, Elin/ Kim, Soyeon (ILT)

Wild Ideas - Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking

Mar 1, 2015
Wildlife photographer by Thomas, William, 1947-

Wildlife photographer

Provides information on wildlife photographers, discussing the hard work and dangers involved.

Mar 1, 2015