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Great Historical Nonfiction for Kids

George Washington, spymaster: how the Americans outspied the British and won the Revolutionary War by Thomas B. Allen ; featuring illustrations by Cheryl Harness


The worst of friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the true story of an American feud by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain ; illustrations by Larry Day


Marooned: the strange but true adventures of Alexander Selkirk, the real Robinson Crusoe by Robert Kraske ; illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker


Lincoln's grave robbers by Steve Sheinkin





One dead spy: the life, times, and last words of Nathan Hale, America's most famous spy by [text and illustrations], Nathan Hale


They called themselves the K.K.K.: the birth of an American terrorist group by Susan Campbell Bartoletti





Brothers at bat: the true story of an amazing all- brother baseball team by written by Audrey Vernick ; illustrated by Steven Salerno


Moonshot: the flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca





Amelia lost: the life and disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming ; lettering by Jessica Hische


The boy who harnessed the wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon


The great voyages of Zheng He by written and illustrated by Demi

Martin Luther King, Jr.: a King family tribute by Angela Farris Watkins ; foreword by Andrew Young