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"The world moves forward on the footsteps of little children." Patty S. Hill

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 Angels in the Dust


Great Grandma Annie reminisces about life on her family's Oklahoma farm during the terrible drought of the 1930s when the region was known as the "Dust Bowl."



Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot



The story of seven-year
old Mercedes who lived
in West Berlin during
the Airlift, and of her
friendship with the
American lieutenant who
came to be known as the
“Chocolate Pilot.”




M is for Mayflower

An alphabetical picture
book that celebrates the
Bay State, taking the reader
on a tour through the
state’s history and giving
information about such
famous sons and daughters
as Emily Dickinson, Henry
David Thoreau, and John F.



Circle Unbroken

A story of the preservation
of the art of sweetgrass
baskets of the South
Carolina and Georgia
low country spirals
through time, expanding
in meaning until it becomes
a triumphant song that
tells a rich story of a craft,
a culture and a people.



America's White Table


A powerful and moving story about a ceremony designed to thank all those who serve our country.





Learn how an eaglet
blown from its nest
during a storm, becomes
the symbol for the Bald
Eagle and helps bring
this American symbol of
freedom back from the
endangered species list.



Let Them Play


The story of the
Cannon Street All-
Stars, an all-black
team from Charleston, SC not
allowed to play in the
1955 Little League
World Series.



Night Boat to Freedom


Inspired by accounts
in the WPA “Slave
Narrative Collection,
Night Boat to Freedom,”
this story is a memorable
celebration of courage,
hope, and unselfish love.



Happy Birthday to You


Imagine having a birthday with no one singing the song "Happy Birthday to You."  Before the 1900s that's exactly the way things were. You might have had presents, cake, candles, and cards, but there was no Happy Birthday song to sing, because it had not yet been written.

Then once upon a happy day the famous song was born.


During World War I, while stationed overseas in France with the United States Army, Private James Donovan literally stumbles upon a small dog cowering on the streets of Paris. Named Rags for his disheveled appearance, the little stray quickly finds a home with Donovan and a place in his heart. Although the Army did not have an official canine division, Rags accompanies Donovan to the battlefield, making himself a useful companion delivering messages and providing a much-appreciated morale boost to the soldiers.