I am George Washington

I am George Washington
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Author: Brad Meltzer
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780735227590
Release: 2016-09-06
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. Learn all about George Washington, America’s first president. George Washington was one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known. He was never afraid to be the first to try something, from exploring the woods around his childhood home to founding a brand new nation, the United States of America. With his faith in the American people and tremendous bravery, he helped win the Revolutionary War and became the country’s first president. Each picture book in this series is a biography of a significant historical figure, told in a simple, conversational, vivacious way, and always focusing on a character trait that makes the person a role model for kids. The heroes are depicted as children throughout, telling their life stories in first-person present tense, which keeps the books playful and accessible to young children. And each book ends with a line of encouragement, a direct quote, photos, a timeline, and a source list.

I Am 5 George Washington

I Am  5  George Washington
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Author: Grace Norwich
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780545520423
Release: 2012-12-01
Editor: Scholastic Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The inspiring tale of an American hero's journey to become the first President of the United States. Just in time for President's Day, children will be moved by Washington's revolutionary vision for our country. Celebrated war hero, George Washington used his progressive ideals to become the first President of the US, earning the nickname "Father of his country." Readers will be inspired by Washington's heroic journey to make America a better place.

I Am George Washington Carver

I Am George Washington Carver
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Author: Brooke Vitale
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9780593223093
Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An 8x8 based on an episode from the PBS KIDS animated television series Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum starring George Washington Carver. Based on the children's book series ORDINARY PEOPLE CHANGE THE WORLD by New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos, the series will introduce kids to inspiring historical figures and the character virtues that helped them succeed. With the help of inventor, painter, musician, and botanist George Washington Carver, Brad, Xavier, and Yadina come together to learn how to take care of the Earth. This episode-based 8x8 will focus on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves.

I Am 5 George Washington

I Am  5  George Washington
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Author: Grace Norwich
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0545484359
Release: 2012-12-01
Editor: Scholastic Reference

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Provides an introduction to the life of the first U.S. president that includes coverage of his Revolutionary War contributions and progressive ideals.

I am Sacagawea

I am Sacagawea
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Author: Brad Meltzer
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780735229747
Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sacagawea, the only Native American included in Lewis and Clark’s historic expedition, joins the inspiring list of heroes whose stories are told in this New York Times Bestselling biography series. Sacagawea was the only girl, and the only Native American, to join Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery, which explored the United States from the Mississippi River all the way to the Pacific Ocean in the early 1800s. As a translator, she helped the team communicate with members of the Shoshone tribe across the continent, carrying her child on her back the whole way. By the time the expedition arrived at the west coast, Sacagawea had proved that she truly was a trailblazer. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great—the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero’s childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos.

I Am Abraham Lincoln

I Am Abraham Lincoln
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Author: Brad Meltzer
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780803740839
Release: 2014
Editor: Dial Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Follows Abraham Lincoln from his childhood to the presidency, showing how he spoke up about fairness and eventually led the country to abolish slavery.

Chasing George Washington

Chasing George Washington
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Author: Kennedy Center, The,Ronald Kidd,Ard Hoyt
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781416948612
Release: 2011-01-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What if you lived in the White House? The Kennedy Center gives you a sneak peek inside!

You Never Forget Your First

You Never Forget Your First
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Author: Alexis Coe
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780735224124
Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AN NPR CONCIERGE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR “In her form-shattering and myth-crushing book….Coe examines myths with mirth, and writes history with humor… [You Never Forget Your First] is an accessible look at a president who always finishes in the first ranks of our leaders.” —Boston Globe Alexis Coe takes a closer look at our first--and finds he is not quite the man we remember Young George Washington was raised by a struggling single mother, demanded military promotions, caused an international incident, and never backed down--even when his dysentery got so bad he had to ride with a cushion on his saddle. But after he married Martha, everything changed. Washington became the kind of man who named his dog Sweetlips and hated to leave home. He took up arms against the British only when there was no other way, though he lost more battles than he won. After an unlikely victory in the Revolutionary War cast him as the nation's hero, he was desperate to retire, but the founders pressured him into the presidency--twice. When he retired years later, no one talked him out of it. He left the highest office heartbroken over the partisan nightmare his backstabbing cabinet had created. Back on his plantation, the man who fought for liberty must confront his greatest hypocrisy--what to do with the men, women, and children he owns--before he succumbs to death. With irresistible style and warm humor, You Never Forget Your First combines rigorous research and lively storytelling that will have readers--including those who thought presidential biographies were just for dads--inhaling every page.

If You Want a Friend in Washington

If You Want a Friend in Washington
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Author: Erin McGill
Pages: 44
ISBN: 9780593122716
Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Schwartz & Wade

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A clever, funny, and informative look at the pets--from Calvin Coolidge's wallaby to Teddy Roosevelt's flying squirrels--that have passed through the White House gates. Perfect for fans of I Am George Washington and So You Want to Be President? President Truman famously said, "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog." And a dog is what many presidents got. From James Garfield to Calvin Coolidge to Richard Nixon, presidents often found a friend in Fido (in fact, Abe Lincoln's pup was actually named Fido). Others preferred cats, horses, small critters, or even big, ferocious animals like bears and alligators. With a catchy refrain ("If you want a friend in Washington . . . , "), this is a funny, educational book about the animals that have passed through the White House. Whether it's favorite dogs like Barbara Bush's Millie or the Obamas' Bo; Abraham Lincoln's cat, Dixie; Calvin Coolidge's hippo, Billy; or Andrew Jackson's foul-mouthed parrot, Poll, Erin McGill brings to life a menagerie of presidential pets in this entertaining, whimsical, and carefully researched picture book that's perfect for animal lovers and history buffs alike.

I am Harriet Tubman

I am Harriet Tubman
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Author: Brad Meltzer
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780735230927
Release: 2018-01-16
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Harriet Tubman's heroic and pivotal role in the fight against slavery is the subject of the fourteenth picture book in this New York Times bestselling biography series This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This volume focuses on Harriet Tubman's brave heroism as part of the movement to abolish slavery. As one of the key players in the Underground Railroad, she helped enslaved African Americans escape and find freedom.

Being George Washington

Being George Washington
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Author: Glenn Beck,Kevin Balfe
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781451659276
Release: 2012-10-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Combining biography and George Washington's own writings with his own trademark insights, comments and sidebars, a controversial TV host asserts that Washington's beliefs and values are especially important to remember as the 2012 election approaches. Reprint.

I Am 6 Harriet Tubman

I Am  6  Harriet Tubman
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Author: Grace Norwich
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780545520447
Release: 2013-01-01
Editor: Scholastic Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A straightforward biography about Harriet Tubman's struggles and success for both civil and women's rights. With a forward-thinking attitude, Harriet Tubman escaped slavery and risked her life countless times to help free 70 others. She became monumental in both the civil rights movement and the women's suffrage movement. Kids will be inspired by this icon's tireless work to create a better America. This series features full-color illustrated covers, one-color illustrations throughout, a timeline, an introduction to the people you'll meet in the book, maps, sidebars, and a top-ten list of important things to know about each hero.

A Birthday Cake for George Washington

A Birthday Cake for George Washington
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Author: Ramin Ganeshram
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0545538238
Release: 2016-01-05
Editor: Scholastic Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An expoloration of fifty influential and inspirational women who changed the world. Everyone is buzzing about the president's birthday! Especially George Washington's servants who scurry around the kitchen preparing to make this the best celebration ever. Oh, how George Washington loves his cake! And, oh, how he depends on Hercules, his head chef, to make it for him. Hercules, a slave, takes great pride in baking the president's cake. But this year there is one problem--they are out of sugar. This story, told in the voice of Delia, Hercules' young daughter, is based on real events, and underscores the loving exchange between a very determined father and his eager daughter who are faced with an unspoken, bittersweet reality.

The First Conspiracy

The First Conspiracy
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Author: Brad Meltzer,Josh Mensch
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250130341
Release: 2019-01-08
Editor: Flatiron Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Taking place during the most critical period of our nation’s birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington’s character, but also illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA. In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington’s bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some of them were part of a treasonous plan. In the months leading up to the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with the Governor of New York, William Tryon, and Mayor David Mathews, launched a deadly plot against the most important member of the military: George Washington himself. This is the story of the secret plot and how it was revealed. It is a story of leaders, liars, counterfeiters, and jailhouse confessors. It also shows just how hard the battle was for George Washington and how close America was to losing the Revolutionary War. In this historical page-turner, New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer teams up with American history writer and documentary television producer, Josh Mensch to unravel the shocking true story behind what has previously been a footnote in the pages of history. Drawing on extensive research, Meltzer and Mensch capture in riveting detail how George Washington not only defeated the most powerful military force in the world, but also uncovered the secret plot against him in the tumultuous days leading up to July 4, 1776. Praise for The First Conspiracy: "This is American history at its finest, a gripping story of spies, killers, counterfeiters, traitors?and a mysterious prostitute who may or may not have even existed. Anyone with an interest in American history will love this book." —Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God “A wonderful book about leadership?and it shows why George Washington and his moral lessons are just as vital today. What a book. You’ll love it.” —President George H.W. Bush “This is an important book: a fascinating largely unknown chapter of our hazardous beginning, a reminder of why counterintelligence matters, and a great read.” —President Bill Clinton

Heroes for My Daughter

Heroes for My Daughter
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Author: Brad Meltzer
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780062439307
Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer brings together a remarkable group of heroes with one thing in common: they were ordinary people who became extraordinary. Brad was inspired by the birth of his daughter to curate this collection, but you don’t need to be a parent to treasure it—Heroes for My Daughter is perfect for children, parents, teachers, and anyone looking for inspiration. The sixty featured figures represent the spectacular potential we all have within us to change the world. The format allows for reading straight through or at your own pace, and includes photos, quotes, brief biographies, and vignettes that highlight the single moment that made each person great. The wonderfully diverse heroes included in the book are women, men, historical, contemporary, athletes, actors, inventors, politicians, and so many more. Heroes for My Daughter is a book to be read again and again, as the simple question of what makes a hero remains a vital part of today’s conversation.

George Washington G mez

George Washington G  mez
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Author: Américo Paredes
Pages: 302
ISBN: 1611921546
Release: 1990
Editor: Arte Publico Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Episodes of guerrilla warfare, land grabs, racism, jingoism and abuses by the Texas Rangers make this an adventure novel as well as one of reflection on the making of modern day Texas.

I Am Martin Luther King Jr

I Am Martin Luther King  Jr
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Author: Brad Meltzer
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780525428527
Release: 2016
Editor: Dial Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"A biography of Martin Luther King Jr. that tells the story of how he used nonviolence to lead the civil rights movement"--

George Washington

George Washington
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Author: Garnet Jackson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1442047593
Release: 2009-07-10
Editor: Paw Prints

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Enhanced with colorful illustrations, a simple biography offers a look at the life and times of this great leader, from his childhood days on a Virginia farm through his military achievements. Reprint.

Washington

Washington
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Author: Ron Chernow
Pages: 928
ISBN: 9781101444184
Release: 2010-10-05
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the author of Alexander Hamilton, the New York Times bestselling biography that inspired the musical, comes a gripping portrait of the first president of the United States. Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography “Truly magnificent . . . [a] well-researched, well-written and absolutely definitive biography” —Andrew Roberts, The Wall Street Journal “Until recently, I’d never believed that there could be such a thing as a truly gripping biography of George Washington . . . Well, I was wrong. I can’t recommend it highly enough—as history, as epic, and, not least, as entertainment.” —Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation and the first president of the United States. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume biography of George Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his adventurous early years, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president. In this groundbreaking work, based on massive research, Chernow shatters forever the stereotype of George Washington as a stolid, unemotional figure and brings to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash Broadway musical Hamilton has sparked new interest in the Revolutionary War and the Founding Fathers. In addition to Alexander Hamilton, the production also features George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Aaron Burr, Lafayette, and many more.

George Washington The First President

George Washington  The First President
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Author: Sarah Albee
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780062432681
Release: 2017-12-05
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The life of George Washington is introduced in this early reader biography. After General Washington led the American colonists to victory in the Revolutionary War, everyone thought he should become the first president of the United States. Washington would turn out to be a strong leader and a wise president. Beginning readers will learn about the milestones in George Washington’s life in this Level Two I Can Read biography, which combines a traditional, illustrated narrative with historical illustrations at the back of book—complete with a timeline, illustrations, and interesting facts about the United States’ first president. Kids will learn about George Washington's spy ring, and how one of his dogs was named Sweetlips! George Washington: The First President is a Level Two I Can Read, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.