History in the Making for Beginning Readers

Avi
When the first mate of the freight boat Neptune falls ill, it is up to Abigail, the captain's daughter, to steer the ship up the Hudson River from New Jersey to New York City. JBR Avi
Sally M. Walker
Describes the life and accomplishments of Bessie Coleman, who overcame racism and poverty to become the first African American woman pilot. J921 Colem
Peter Roop
Reconstructs a possible mission of the fourteen-year-old spy who carried messages to George Washington's camp in the buttons of his coat during the Revolutionary War. J973.38 Ro
Monica Kulling
Surveys the life of Harriet Tubman, including her childhood in slavery and her later work in helping other slaves escape north to freedom through the Underground Railroad. JBR Kul
David L. Harrison
The story of Johnny Appleseed. JBR Har
Margaret Wetterer
Fifteen-year-old Kate risks her life in a storm to prevent a train disaster. J921 Shelle
Peter Roop
In the winter of 1856, a storm delays the lighthouse keeper's return to an island off the coast of Maine, and his daughter Abbie must keep the lights burning by herself. JBR Roo
Candice Ransom
The story of Martha Washington. J921 Washi
Alice Ross
After helping Monsieur Bartholdi build the Statue of Liberty, a Parisian orphan stows away on the ship carrying the statue to America. J Fic Ros