Tales of Young Americans

Pivotal moments in our nation's history are seen through the eyes of fictional young heroes whose courage and quick thinking will inspire all children.

Language Arts · Social Studies

Junkman's Daughter

Even before they immigrate to America, Hanna and her family dream of the new life they will have there. "You will see, Hanna," Papa said. "There are streets of gold." But when they arrive… More »

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Language Arts · Social Studies

Lily's Victory Garden

When Lily learns about a lottery for land plots to grow Victory Gardens, she tries to apply. But when the garden club president tells her she's too young to participate, Lily refuses to give… More »

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Language Arts · Science & Technology

Mackinac Bridge

Set in the late 1950s, this is the moving story of a young boy whose father operates a ferryboat between Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas. As young Mark witnesses the building of the new… More »

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Minnow and Rose

In the mid-1800s thousands of pioneers crossed the western plains of the United States using the 2,000-mile pathway called the Oregon Trail. Minnow and her family live in one of the many… More »

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Paper Son

In 1926, 12-year-old Fu Lee lives with his grandparents in a small village in China. He lives with his grandparents because his parents are dead. It is a difficult life but made easier by the… More »

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