Search
Type
Format
Sort

Gigliotti, Jim

Summary: Born in the Mediterranean island of Corsica, Napoleon Bonaparte felt like an outsider once his family moved to France. But he found his life's calling after graduating from military school. Napoleon went on to become a brilliant military strategist and the emperor of France. In addition to greatly expanding the French empire, Napoleon also created many laws, which are still encoded in legal...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2018

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 944.07092 NAPOLEON

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2010

Copies Available at Kalkaska

2 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 323.092 PARKS

Abramson, Ann.

Summary: Looks closely at Anne Frank's life before the secret annex, what life was like in hiding from the Nazis, and the legacy of her diary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2007

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 940.53 FRANK

Stine, Megan.

Summary: "Born in Gary, Indiana, on August 29, 1958, Michael Jackson was definitely not a regular kid. A superstar with The Jackson 5 before he was eight years old, he became the King of Pop as a solo artist. Michael was a creative--yet deeply troubled--genius who always remained devoted to his art right up until his death is 2009 before a much anticipated tour. He had a pitch-perfect voice and footwork...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2015

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 782.42166 JACKSON

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: A biography of the ninteenth-century woman who escaped slavery and helped many other slaves get to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2002

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.7 TUBMAN

Pascal, Janet B.

Summary: Highlights the life and achievements of the sixteenth president of the United States, discussing his childhood years, his rise through politics, and the major decisions he made as president during the Civil War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2008

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.7092 LINCOLN

Yacka, Douglas

Summary: Presents a biography of the hero of the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 who became the seventh President of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.56092 YACKA

Demuth, Patricia

Summary: "Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2015

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 520.92 GALILEO

Labrecque, Ellen

Summary: Mainly remembered for his six marriages and his self-appointment as the "Supreme Head of the Church of England," Henry VIII was also attractive, educated, and athletic. When Henry Tudor ascended to the English thrown at the age of 17, his reign looked promising. But by the time of his death in 1547, King Henry VIII was characterized as an extremely egotistical, harsh, and insecure king.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 942.05 HENRY

Medina, Nico

Summary: "Hold on to your Viking helmets as you learn about the first known European to set foot on North America in this exciting addition to the Who Was? Series! Leif Erikson was born to be an explorer. His father, Erik the Red, had established the first European settlement in present-day Greenland, and although he didn't yet know it, Leif was destined to embark on an adventure of his own. The wise...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 910.92 MEDINA

Medina, Nico

Summary: Julius Caesar was a force to be reckoned with as a savvy politician, an impressive orator, and a brave soldier. Born in Rome in 100 BC, he quickly climbed the ladder of Roman politics, making allies--and enemies--along the way. His victories in battle awarded him the support of the people, but flush from power, he named himself dictator for life. The good times, however, would not last much...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2014

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Labrecque, Ellen

Summary: Born in Missouri in 1928, Maya Angelou had a difficult childhood. Jim Crow laws segregated blacks and whites in the South. Her family life was unstable at times. But much like her poem, "Still I Rise," Angelou was able to lift herself out of her situation and flourish. She moved to California and became the first black and first female streetcar operator before following her interest in dance....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 810.5409 LABRECQUE

Pollack, Pam

Summary: Describes the life of the South African president and revolutionary, from his childhood and his work as a peaceful protestor to his twenty-seven-year imprisonment, his election as president, and his work to end apartheid in South Africa.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2013

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 968.065 POLLACK

Prince, April Jones.

Summary: 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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.7114 PRINCE

Edwards, Roberta.

Summary: "In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. He has been called the father of our country for leading America through its early years. Washington also served in two major wars during his lifetime: the French and Indian Warand the American Revolution"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2009

Copies Available at Kalkaska

2 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.4 EDWARDS

Burgan, Michael

Summary: Offers a portrait of the man who grew from a sickly child into a conservationist, a cowboy who loved the frontier, and the twenty-sixth president of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Pascal, Janet B

Summary: Highlights the life and career of the genius physicist, discussing his childhood years, his time at Cambridge, and his landmark book, known as the "Principia."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 530.092 PASCAL

Rau, Dana Meachen

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 954.03 GANDHI

Frith, Margaret.

Summary: An illustrated biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt that provides information on his childhood in Hyde Park, marriage to Eleanor, political career, years as president, and influence on American history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2010

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.917 FRITH

Stine, Megan.

Contents: Who was Ulysses S. Grant? -- A boy who loves horses -- To West Point -- Love and war -- Married but alone -- War -- Winning the war -- Lincoln is shot -- President Grant -- Rich and poor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.8 GRANT

Bader, Bonnie

Summary: An introduction to the life Martin Luther King, Jr. Including how he organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott and African American people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2008

Copies Available at Kalkaska

2 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 323.092 KING

Herman, Gail

Summary: Presents the life and achievements of Coretta Scott King, discussing her vital role in the Civil Rights Movement, her awareness campaigns, and her efforts to continue the work of her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 323.092 KING

Edwards, Roberta.

Summary: A biography that introduces youngsters to Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the Moon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2008

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 629.450092 ARMSTRONG

Gigliotti, Jim

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of the Croatian-born engineer who developed alternating-current technology and invented the radio.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 621.3092 TESLA