Fatal Fever: tracking down Typhoid Mary, by Gail Jarrow

Summary: Chronicles the story of the early 1900s typhoid fever epidemic in New York, providing details as to how its infamous carrier was ultimately tracked down and stopped.

Calkins Creek

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Flying Cars: the True Story, by Andrew Glass

Summary: Flying cars are real! This book for young readers combines history, biography, technology, and humor in a breezy survey of hybrid vehicles and the dream of flight that kept inventors at work despite many failures and the dictates of common sense.

Clarion

Passenger on the Pearl, by Winifred Conkling

Summary:  Documents the events of the 1848 escape attempt by Emily Edmonson, her siblings and dozens of other enslaved people on board the Pearl, discussing the contributions made by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Emily’s subsequent education and her history-changing teaching career.

Algonquin

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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: my story of the Selma Voting Rights March, by Lynda Blackmon Lowery

Summary:  A 50th-anniversary tribute shares the story of the youngest person to complete the momentous Selma to Montgomery March, describing her frequent imprisonments for her participation in nonviolent demonstrations and how she felt about her involvement in historic Civil Rights events.

Dial

Hades Speaks! by Vicky Alvear Shecter

Hades SpeaksSummary:  Hades, god of the dead, welcomes readers on a dangerous tour of his underworld kingdom, filled with monsters, furies, giants, and vampire demons. Along the way, he reveals ancient death rites and sinister curses, tells hair-raising stories, and cracks jokes to die for. With his witty voice and ghoulish sense of humor, Hades is the perfect guide through this fresh and imaginative work of nonfiction that reads like a novel.

Boyds Mills Press

Stubby the War Dog, by Ann Bausum

Stubby the War DogSummary:  Documents the heroic wartime achievements of a World War I mascot who was adopted by a soldier as an orphaned pup and who gained military honors and a display in the Smithsonian Institution for his brave service behind enemy lines.

National Geographic

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Boundaries: how the Mason-Dixon Line settled a family feud & divided a nation, by Sally Walker

BoundariesSummary:  Traces the history of the Mason-Dixon Line as reflected by family feuds, exploration, scientific advancement and the cultural conflicts between America’s northern and southern states.

Candlewick

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