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  1. 1.4 hrs • 8/1/2016 • Unabridged

    Does Henry have what it takes to survive the bloodiest battle ever fought on American soil? The Civil War comes to life for I Survived readers! The I Survived series is a runaway success with even the most reluctant readers. With its nonstop action and kids’-eye view of history’s most terrifying events, the books draw readers in and don’t let them go until the last page! In 1863, the Civil War is raging throughout the country. Eleven-year-old Henry has been on the sidelines so far—but the events of a hot July week in Pennsylvania are about to change his life forever. Does he have what it takes to survive the Battle of Gettysburg?

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  2. 4.4 hrs • 2/23/2016 • Unabridged

    Congratulations! You are invited to participate in a very special once-in-a-lifetime experience. Please do not share this invitation or discuss it with anyone. In New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman’s all-new series, which blends fascinating real history with an action-packed and hilarious adventure, four very different kids are picked by a mysterious billionaire to travel through time and photograph some of history’s most important events. This time, the four friends are headed to 1863 to catch Abraham Lincoln delivering his famous Gettysburg Address. They’ll have to work together to ask the right questions, meet the right people, and capture the right moment. And most important—not get caught! Back matter separating fact from fiction makes Flashback Four the perfect mix of true history and uproarious fun.

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  3. 9.9 hrs • 1/5/2016 • Unabridged

    A gorgeously written account of a freeborn black boy sold into slavery during the Civil War; think Twelve Years a Slave for young adults. Well-mannered Samuel and his mischievous younger brother Joshua are free black boys living in an orphanage during the end of the Civil War. Samuel takes the blame for Joshua’s latest prank, and the consequence is worse than he could ever imagine. He’s taken from the orphanage to the South, given a new name—Friday—and sold into slavery. What follows is a heartbreaking but hopeful account of Samuel’s journey from freedom to captivity, and back again.

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    My Name Is Not Friday

    9.9 hrs • 1/5/16 • Unabridged
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  4. 4.4 hrs • 10/13/2015 • Unabridged

    In New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers’s last novel, he delivers a gripping story based on the life of a real dancer known as Master Juba, who lived in the nineteenth century. This engaging historical novel is based on the true story of the meteoric rise of an immensely talented young black dancer, William Henry Lane, who influenced today’s tap, jazz, and step dancing. With meticulous and intensive research, Walter Dean Myers has brought to life Juba’s story.

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    Juba!

    4.4 hrs • 10/13/15 • Unabridged
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  5. 6.6 hrs • 9/29/2015 • Unabridged

    Debut novelist Lisa Lewis Tyre vibrantly brings a small town and its outspoken characters to life as she explores race and other community issues from both the Civil War and the present day. Lou might be only twelve, but she’s never been one to take things sitting down. So when her Civil War–era house is about to be condemned, she’s determined to save it—either by getting it deemed a historic landmark or by finding the stash of gold rumored to be hidden nearby during the war. As Lou digs into the past, her eyes are opened when she finds that her ancestors ran the gamut of slave owners, renegades, thieves, and abolitionists. Meanwhile, some incidents in her town show her that many Civil War era prejudices still survive and that the past can keep repeating itself if we let it. Digging into her past shows Lou that it’s never too late to fight injustice, and she starts to see the real value of understanding and exploring her roots.

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    Last in a Long Line of Rebels

    6.6 hrs • 9/29/15 • Unabridged
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  6. 3.1 hrs • 9/1/2015 • Unabridged

    Cadmus Henry, mounted on one of the finest mares in Virginia and perfectly turned out from head to toe, dreams of charging intrepidly into battle under the orders of General Lee himself. Unfortunately, young Cadmus can write and is therefore assigned to a desk. But when an unexpected chance to volunteer for scout duty presents itself, Cadmus jumps at it. He learns too late that that, rather than riding into battle and proving himself a hero, he will be floating over enemy lines in a balloon. Despite his reservations, Cadmus sets out on what proves to be a fine adventure. With plenty of excitement and tender moments, Newbery Medal winner Walter D. Edmonds’ Cadmus Henry is a well-crafted tale for readers young and old.

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    Cadmus Henry

    3.1 hrs • 9/1/15 • Unabridged
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  7. 0.9 hrs • 5/29/2015 • Unabridged

    Nikki Grimes offers a glimpse into the inspiring lives of Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman. What if Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony sat down over tea to reminisce about their extraordinary lives? What would they recall of their triumphs and struggles as they fought to achieve civil rights for African Americans and equal rights for women? And what other historical figures played parts in their stories? These questions led Coretta Scott King Award winner Nikki Grimes to create Chasing Freedom, an engaging work of historical fiction about two of the nineteenth century’s most powerful—and inspiring—American women. Chasing Freedom richly imagines the experiences of Tubman and Anthony, set against the backdrop of the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

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    Chasing Freedom

    0.9 hrs • 5/29/15 • Unabridged
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  8. 8.7 hrs • 4/14/2015 • Unabridged

    In this captivating quest that spans the globe, a young girl must challenge her assumptions about family, slavery, and friendship as she fights to save her father’s legacy … and to begin creating her own. Hallelujah Wonder wants to become one of the first female scientists of the nineteenth century. Her father was a scientist and explorer, but his life was cruelly cut short by an evil Navy captain who coveted his cache of artifacts. Hallelujah feels a great responsibility to protect the objects—particularly a mesmerizing (and dangerous) one called the Medicine Head—before the captain can succeed. Now she and her best friend, a slave boy about to be sold, must set out on a sweeping adventure by land and by sea to the only place where no one will ever be able to find the cursed talisman: the forbidding land of Antarctica.

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    Wonder at the Edge of the World

    8.7 hrs • 4/14/15 • Unabridged
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  9. 6.5 hrs • 4/7/2015 • Unabridged

    The incredible tale of America’s first ever female detective and her spirited niece! Eleven-year-old Nell Warne arrives on her aunt’s doorstep lugging a heavy sack of sorrows. If her Aunt Kate rejects her, it’s the miserable Home for the Friendless. Luckily, canny Nell makes herself indispensable to Aunt Kate … and not just by helping out with household chores. For Aunt Kate is the first-ever female detective employed by the legendary Pinkerton Detective Agency, and Nell has a knack for the kind of close listening and bold action that made Pinkerton detectives famous in Civil War–era America. With huge, nation-changing events simmering in the background, Nell uses skills new and old to uncover truths about her past and solve mysteries in the present. Based on the extraordinary true story of Kate Warne, this fast-paced adventure recounts feats of daring and danger … including saving the life of Abraham Lincoln!

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    The Detective’s Assistant by Kate Hannigan

    The Detective’s Assistant

    6.5 hrs • 4/7/15 • Unabridged
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  10. 6.5 hrs • 4/7/2015 • Unabridged

    The incredible tale of America’s first ever female detective and her spirited niece Eleven-year-old Nell Warne arrives on her aunt’s doorstep lugging a heavy sack of sorrows. If her Aunt Kate rejects her, it’s the miserable Home for the Friendless. Luckily, canny Nell makes herself indispensable to Aunt Kate … and not just by helping out with household chores. For Aunt Kate is the first ever female detective, employed by the legendary Pinkerton Detective Agency. And Nell has a knack for the kind of close listening and bold action that made Pinkerton detectives famous in Civil War-era America. With huge, nation-changing events simmering in the background, Nell uses skills new and old to uncover truths about her past and solve mysteries in the present. Based on the extraordinary true story of Kate Warne, this fast-paced adventure recounts feats of daring and danger … including saving the life of Abraham Lincoln.

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    The Detective’s Assistant

    6.5 hrs • 4/7/15 • Unabridged
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  11. 3.1 hrs • 11/11/2014 • Unabridged

    “‘Eleven is not too young for war,’ Ike said to Barfoot, who swished his tail agreeably, then lumbered to the yard table and stuck his nose in an unattended pie.” When a steamboat arrives heralding the news that Iowa has been called to represent the Union of the United States of America, Ike is beside himself with excitement. For months, the promise of war has enveloped small-town Keokuk like a grand game that everyone’s in on—everyone but Ike, his swaybacked pony, and his best friend and checkers partner, Albirdie. Left behind with his mother and the aunts and girl cousins while the button men march forth toward glory, Ike’s fate is sealed … unless he can call on the ingenuity of his fabled (some say cursed) uncle Palmer, seek passage to Missouri disguised as a drummer boy, and meet up with the Iowa First, that is. But some opportunities are meant to be missed—and some arrive when you least expect them.

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    The Curse of the Buttons

    3.1 hrs • 11/11/14 • Unabridged
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  12. 6.5 hrs • 10/28/2014 • Unabridged

    A hilarious, accessible, and, most importantly, educational collection of unbelievable but true events and heroes of the Civil War, from the creator of the popular blog, badassoftheweek.com Heart-stopping charges, dangerous secret operations, fearless spies, and legendary heroes from America’s deadliest conflict! From female spies fighting for the Rebel cause to daring cavalry rides deep into enemy territory, American Civil War history is filled with fearless figures and incredible events. This invigorating overview for kids uses colorful facts to entertain readers with stories of the legendary heroes and unlikely but totally true events that make up one of America’s most fascinating conflicts. A history buff and Civil War reenactor, Ben Thompson brings the Civil War to life for young historians and reluctant students alike.

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    Guts & Glory: The American Civil War

    Illustrations by C. M. Butzer
    6.5 hrs • 10/28/14 • Unabridged
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  13. 2.3 hrs • 6/1/2013 • Unabridged

    Mothers give birth in the borning room. The dying take their departure there. Outside the Lott family’s Ohio farmhouse, the Civil War rages, slavery falls, and the world marvels at the wonder of electricity. Inside, within the walls of the borning room, Georgina Lott will experience her life’s greatest turnings. Across the years, she discovers womanhood and first love, experiences the mourning that comes with loss, and, as did her mother and grandmother, at last takes her place in the room as another precious life is about to begin.

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    The Borning Room by Paul Fleischman

    The Borning Room

    2.3 hrs • 6/1/13 • Unabridged
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  14. 5.6 hrs • 7/10/2012 • Unabridged

    The phenomenally versatile, award-winning author, Candace Fleming, gives teen and older tween readers 10 ghost stories sure to send chills up their spines. Set in White Cemetery, an actual graveyard outside Chicago, each story takes place during a different time period from the 1860s to the present, and ends with the narrator's death. Some teens die heroically, others ironically, but all due to supernatural causes. Readers will meet walking corpses and witness demonic posession, all against the backdrop of Chicago's rich history - the Great Depression, the World's Fair, Al Capone and his fellow gangsters.

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    On the Day I Died

    5.6 hrs • 7/10/12 • Unabridged
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  15. 1.5 hrs • 12/27/2011 • Unabridged

    Jack and Annie are ready for their next adventure in the New York Times bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House! Are you ready for a presidential adventure? Jack and Annie are! They are trying to get a special feather that will help save Merlin’s baby penguin, Penny. When the magic tree house whisks them back to Washington, DC, in 1861, Jack can’t wait to meet Abraham Lincoln himself. But the new president is too busy to see them, as he is desperately trying to save a nation in crisis. When Jack and Annie ask for some magical help, they go back even further in time to a mysterious woods. Are these the same woods where Abraham Lincoln takes his daily horse ride? If so, can an orphan named Sam help them find Abe? Or will Jack and Annie have to help Sam instead? It’s a race against time as Jack and Annie try to do the right thing. Plus, they still have to aid a president and a troubled nation, as well as get the object that will save Penny the penguin!

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  16. 5.5 hrs • 6/27/2011 • Unabridged

    A locked-room young adult whodunit in the classic tradition of Sherlock Holmes June 1860. A new locomotive christened A Southern Breeze steams across the Carolina countryside carrying seventeen-year-old Jeb Bennett and his twin sister, Rachel Leigh, to the exhilarating promise of a summer in Charleston. While storm clouds gather over the landscape, fiercer storms rage inside the passenger cars. The tensions between North and South rapidly escalate until one traveler’s journey abruptly and brutally ends. Who is the murderer? Was the victim the real target? Amid swirling suspicions and deceptive intrigue, Jeb and Rachel Leigh join Pinkerton detective Jonathan Ward in a race to unmask a killer. But murder isn’t the only evil Jeb must confront. As motives and suspects abound, Jeb learns what it means to place a price on a human life, not only as a victim of murder but also as property to be traded and sold. The final showdown means hard choices, a test of loyalties, and a face-to-face encounter with death on A Southern Breeze.

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    Death on a Southern Breeze by Mark de Castrique

    Death on a Southern Breeze

    5.5 hrs • 6/27/11 • Unabridged
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