Young readers love history, and they love stories. True Adventures brings together these two strands in gripping tales introducing readers to new heroes. You may not have heard of them all, but they are stars of world history and their enthralling stories of desperate struggles, amazing discoveries, hair-raising escapes and courageous defiance will excite young readers everywhere.
Illustrated with atmospheric black and white drawings, and featuring timelines, maps, glossaries and other information perfect for learners and educators.
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Queen Lakshmibai of of Jhansi was an unconventional queen. She could read and write; she rode a horse and wielded a sword; she trained other women to ride and fight alongside her. When the East India Trading Company, who ruled India in the 19th century, demanded that she hand over control of Jhansi, she refused. […]
The Flag Never Touched The Ground
In 1863, the US Civil War was raging. Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had freed over 3.5 million African-American slaves, and now the Union Army began to recruit a second all-black regiment of soldiers to join the fight. As the struggle against the Confederate South raged on, the newly-formed 54th Massachusetts battalion prepared to attack the […]
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