The Election of 1860 A Nation Divides on the Eve of War

Throughout the 1850s, the issues of slavery and states' rights had divided the nation. With the election of 1860, these issues finally came to a head, setting the stage for the...

The Horse on the Hill A Story of Ancient India

Read-It! Chapter Books: Historical Tales-Whether mysterious or hilarious, these historical fiction chapter books extend reading skills and build confidence in young readers...

The Wound Is Mortal The Story of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

After Confederate General Robert E. Lee's surrender on April 9, 1865, the Civil War finally appeared to be coming to a close. But the nation's joy was about to be cut short by a...

Jay-Z Hip-Hop Icon

In 2003, Jay-Z retired from making music. He had made award-winning albums, founded a record label, and had his own line of clothing. He walked away, but he couldn't stop writing...

The Sunflower Farmer

Troy’s dream is to be a farmer like his grandfather, so his mother helps him plant sunflower seeds in their backyard. When the sprouts form buds and are ready to bloom, disaster...

Medusa's Stony Stare

Medusa, once a bewitching beauty, has become a hideous monster with snakes for hair. When men look at her, they turn to stone. When King Polydectes sends Perseus for Medusas head,...

Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin

Tells the story of how Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, and the effects it had on the Southern United States. Written in graphic-novel format.

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Tells the story of the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York City on March 25, 1911. Written in graphic-novel format.

The Servant and the Water Princess A Story of Ancient India

Read-It! Chapter Books: Historical Tales-Whether mysterious or hilarious, these historical fiction chapter books extend reading skills and build confidence in young readers...

The Jade Dragon A Story of Ancient China

Zhou never seems to beat his brother, Cheng, at anything. But when Zhou finds a jade dragon, his luck changes. Soon, Zhou is beating Cheng at everything. Will Zhou and his jade...

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