August 26, 2020

History, Biographies, & Social Studies

Browse this selection of non-fiction books for readers of all ages below. Just click the cover with a direct link to our website for more information and easy online ordering. Please note that books that are not yet published are marked with release dates.

BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom Cover Image Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford illustrated by Michele Wood  2021 Newbery Honor 

Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued Cover Image Nicky & Vera by Peter Sis 

We Are Still Here!: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know We Are Still Here! by Traci Sorell illustrated by Frane Lessac RELEASES APRIL 20, 2021

The Highest Tribute: Thurgood Marshall’s Life, Leadership, and Legacy Cover Image The Highest Tribute by Kekla Magoon illustrated by Laura Freeman 

Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston Cover Image Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston by Alicia D. Williams illustrated by Jacquline Alcántara

This Is Our World: From Alaska to the Amazon – Meet 20 Children Just Like You Cover Image This is Our World by Asa Gilland and Tracey Turner 

If You Were a Kid in the Wild West (If You Were a Kid) Cover Image If You Were a Kid in the Wild West by Tracey Baptiste illustrated bu Jason Raish

I am Frida Kahlo (Ordinary People Change the World)Ordinary People Change the World: I am Frida Kahlo by Brad Meltzer illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos RELEASES MARCH 9, 2020

I am Sacagawea (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image Ordinary People Change the World: I am Sacagawea by Brad Meltzer illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos

I am Jim Henson (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image Ordinary People Change the World: I am Jim Henson by Brad Meltzer illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos  

Mae Jemison (You Should Meet) Cover ImageYou Should Meet: Mae Jemison 

Kids Who Are Saving the Planet (You Should Meet) Cover Image You Should Meet: Kids Who are Saving the Planet 

DK Readers L3: Knights and Castles (DK Readers Level 3) Cover Image Knights and Castles 

She Persisted: Harriet Tubman Cover Image She Persisted: Harriet Tubman by Andrea Davis Pinkney 

She Persisted: Sally Ride She Persisted: Sally Ride by Atia Abawi 

Basher Money: How to Save, Spend, and Manage Your Moola! Basher: Money: How to Save, Spend, and Manage Your Moola  

Together We March: 25 Protest Movements That Marched into History Cover Image Together We March: 15 Protest Movements that Marched into History by Leah Henderson illustrated by Tyler Feder 

Activists Assemble—We Are All Equal! Cover Image Activist’s Assemble: We are all Equal by Shannon Weber and Jade Orlando 

Brave. Black. First.: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World Cover Image Brave. Black. First. By Cheryl Willis Hudson illustrated by Erin K. Robinson 

History Smashers: Pearl Harbor Cover Image History Smashers: Pearl Harbor by Kate Messner illustrated by Dylan Meconis 

History Smashers: Women's Right to Vote Cover Image History Smashers: Women’s Right to Vote by Kate Messner illustrated by Dylan Meconis 

Kid Innovators: True Tales of Childhood from Inventors and Trailblazers (Kid Legends) Kid Innovators by Robin Stevenson and Allison Steinfeld 

Who Is Kamala Harris? (Who HQ NOW) Cover Image Who Is Kamala Harris? By Kirsten Anderson 

What Is the Civil Rights Movement? (What Was?) Cover Image What Is the Civil Rights Movement? By Sherri L. Smith 

Who Was Galileo? (Who Was?) Cover Image Who Was Galileo? By Patricia Brenman Demuth

What Is Nintendo? (What Was?) Cover Image What is Nintendo? By Gina Shaw 

What Is NASA? (What Was?) Cover Image What is NASA? by Sarah Fibney 

What Was D-Day? (What Was?) Cover Image What Was D-Day? by Patricia Brennan Demuth 

Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood Cover Image Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood  by Gary Paulsen 

Permanent Record (Young Readers Edition): How One Man Exposed the Truth about Government Spying and Digital SecurityPermanent Record (Young Readers Edition ) by Edward Snowden 

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team Cover Image All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat 2021 Newbery Honor 

Games of Deception: The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Germany Games of Deception by Andrew Maraniss

The Impossible Climb (Young Readers Adaptation): Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and a Climber's Life Cover Image The Impossible Climb by Mark Synnott

Race Against Time: The Untold Story of Scipio Jones and the Battle to Save Twelve Innocent Men Cover Image Race Against Time by Sandra Neil Wallace & Rich Wallace 

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (Young Readers Edition) (ReVisioning History for Young People) Cover Image The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks adapted by Brandy Colbert and Jeanne Theoharis