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Science on the Titanic

You may know about the sinking of the Titanic. But did you know science played a big role in the ship's voyage, disaster, and discovery? Learn all about the ship and the events that led to it sinking. Discover how technology uncovered answers to how this famous ship's voyage ended in disaster.

John Lewis

"U.S. Congressman John Lewis was an activist for civil rights who dedicated his life to protecting human rights. Read about his path in life that led him to become a politician in the service of others"--Provided by publisher.

Justice rising

12 amazing Black women in the Civil Rights Movement
"Told through twelve short biographies, this book celebrates just some of the many Black women--each of whom has been largely underrepresented until now--who were instrumental to the nation's fight for civil rights and the contributions they made in driving the Movement forward"--Provided by publisher.


"A mysterious jukebox, old vinyl records, and cryptic notes on music history, are Shaheen's only clues to her father's abrupt disappearance. She looks to her cousin, Tannaz, who seems just as perplexed, before they both turn to the jukebox which starts...glowing? Suddenly, the girls are pulled from their era and transported to another time! Keyed to the music on the record, the jukebox sends them through decade after decade of music history, from political marches to landmark concerts. But can they find Shaheen's dad before the music stops?"--.

Juan Soto

In 2019, nineteen-year-old outfielder Juan Soto helped the Washington Nationals win the World Series. Read about Soto's journey from the Dominican Republic to Washington, D.C., and see what the future holds for the young player.


A brief introduction to snowmobiling, discussing its history, racing, extreme snowmobiling and more.


Eradicating smallpox was one of the great medical success stories in human history. The disease once killed large numbers of people, but vaccination programs brought case numbers to zero by the 1970s. This book explores the history and science behind this disease, as well as how it's treated.


Polio once frightened parents every summer. The disease could suddenly leave children paralyzed. But in the 1950s, scientists developed a vaccine that nearly eliminated the disease. This book explores the history and science behind this disease, as well as how it's treated.

The Genius Under the Table

Growing up behind the Iron Curtain


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