Along Came a Spider first introduced Alex Cross, the brilliant homicide detective. When the daughter of a Hollywood actress and the son of the Secretary of the Treasury are kidnapped, Cross and the Secret Service are pitted against Gary Soneji, a murderous serial kidnapper who wants to commit the crime of the century.
Frederick Douglass was born a slave, and it seemed likely that he would live and die a slave since he was uncertain of his date of birth or the identity of his father. But young Douglass promised himself a different future - he would teach himself to read and write, and one day he would be free from slavery. When he was sent to work as a field hand on a plantation in St. Michael's in 1832, his life was so dispiriting and exhausting that he nearly forgot his dreams of freedom.
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Anasi, one of the great folk heroes of the world, is saved from a terible fate by his six sons in this traditional tale from West Africa.
From her life as a slave child who was whipped for stealing a lump of sugar, to her role as a leader in the Underground Railroad, and as a nurse and spy during the Civil War, Harriet Tubman lived a fascinating life that is clearly presented in A Book of Harriet Tubman. This lively biography is well-paced and includes the added feature of brief songs that set the tone of the times.
These simple, clear biographies of remarkable women provide an excellent starting point for children beginning history studies. In A Book of Eleanor Roosevelt, highlights of the life of the woman known as the "First Lady of the World" provide a fascinating glimpse into her background as well as the history of her times.
The sounds of a harmonica lead to an understanding between a blind man and two boys who live in the same building in the city.
Louie constructs a shoebox diorama and uses his imagination to visit his old neighborhood.
A story about a boy's friendship with a dinosaur and how they spend one happy day together.
Fifty-four poems, all in different voices, written by one outstanding author. Residents of a fictional Harlem community, from motorman to teacher, from party girl to live-in maid, to jazz artist, a deacon, students, veterans and more - all embodied by 13 remarkable narrators. Original musical recordings from the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Thelonious Monk are included. Each distinctive memory, reflection, thought, or aspiration is evocatively presented in this stunning and memorable tribute.
In A Book of Abraham Lincoln, all the pertinent facts of the life, times, and importance of the 16th president of the United States are presented in a simple, straightforward program that accurately expresses Lincoln's life story, as well as the flavor of the 1800's.