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Slide 0: Promises to Keep
Promises to Keep
$18.00
Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics by President Joe Biden reveals what his experiences in government taught him about himself, his colleagues, and America. With his customary candor and wit, Biden movingly recounts growing up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational household in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware; overcoming personal tragedy, life-threatening illness, and career setbacks; his relationships with presidents, world leaders, and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle; and his leadership of powerful Senate committees. Through these and other recollections, Biden shows us how the guiding principles he learned early in life—to work to make people's lives better; to honor family and faith; to value persistence, candor, and honesty—are the foundation on which he has based his life's work as husband, father, and public servant.
 
Slide 1: The Truths We Hold
The Truths We Hold
$30.00
The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Vice President Kamala Harris explores the core truths that unite us and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them. The daughter of immigrants, Harris was raised in an Oakland, California community that cared deeply about social justice that she has never hid her passion for. When she began practicing law Harris quickly established herself as one of the most innovative change agents in American law enforcement. Her hallmarks were applying a holistic, data-driven approach to many of California's thorniest issues, always eschewing stale "tough on crime" rhetoric as presenting a series of false choices.
 
Slide 2: The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia
The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia
$16.99
Created with the Smithsonian Institution, The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect one-stop reference guide to teach kids all they need to know about the history of the United States and the remarkable impact our country has had on the rest of the world. From George Washington to Donald Trump, kids can explore America's rich history through the eyes of its Commanders-in-Chief as well as notable First Ladies, famous speeches and major constitutional events.
 
Slide 3: Joey
Joey
$19.99
Joey: The Story of Joe Biden by Dr. Jill Biden is the first ever picture book about the young life of President Joe Biden. This beautifully illustrated book for children includes never before told family stories about his childhood. Dr. Biden explores her husband's youth spent in Scranton, Pennsylvania as the oldest of four children who were encouraged by their parents to be independent and strong.
 
Slide 4: Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris
$17.99
Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice shares an incredible story of an amazing American. Harris, the daughter of immigrants, grew up to be the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian American ever elected Vice President of the United States. This moving picture book biography explores how Harris used her voice to speak up for what she believed in and for those who were otherwise unheard. Told in Nikki Grimes's stunning verse and featuring gorgeous illustrations by Laura Freeman, Kamala Harris brings to life a story that shows all young people that the American dream can belong to all of us if we fight for one another.
 
Slide 5: The Next President
The Next President
$18.99
The Next President: The Unexpected Beginnings and Unwritten Future of America's Presidents by Kate Messner is an inspiring and informative book for kids about the past and future of America's presidents. When George Washington became the first President of the United States, nine future presidents were already alive in America—doing things like farm chores or studying medicine. This compelling exploration of the presidents before they were presidents—as kids, adventurers, journalists, prospectors, gun-slingers, TV hosts, and more—helps deliver the message that anyone can grow up to be president.
 
Slide 6: Wine and The White House
Wine and The White House
$55.00
Wine and The White House: A History by Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., the publisher and CEO of The Washington Post, is an informative and entertaining read for history and wine enthusiasts alike. It is a comprehensive journey through the history of White House hospitality that explores every president's experience with wine. Fully-illustrated pages feature memorable presidential toasts, menus from historic White House gatherings, a catalog of vintages served, and spectacular new photography of the White House glassware collection. Early presidents recognized the important function wine played in entertaining, and while some appreciated and enjoyed it, others considered it merely a ceremonial necessity. All presidents, regardless of whether they enjoyed wine themselves, have used the White House as a venue to showcase the fine wines produced in the United States.
 
Slide 7: The White House Atlas
The White House Atlas
$24.99
The White House Atlas: A Complete Illustrated Guide to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by Nicole Wetsman opens the door to more than 200 years worth of fascinating stories and memorable photographs that celebrate the ultimate symbol of America's pride, progress, and power. Designed to the specifications of George Washington and occupied by every U.S. President since John Adams, the White House is one of the world's most iconic buildings and a place where history is made, literally, every day. A stunning 3D map of the entire interior brings you inside the action while you explore the buildings opulent furnishings, working offices, hidden spaces, public gardens, and state rooms.
 
Slide 8: Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents & Secret Lives of the First Ladies
Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents & Secret Lives of the First Ladies
$33.90
Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents and Secret Lives of the First Ladies by Cormac O'Brien explores what these men and women were really like behind closed doors. The set of two books features outrageous and uncensored profiles from the first to the current occupants of the White House and is packed with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts.
 
Slide 9: Where is the White House? & 3-Book Collection: Presidents
Where is the White House? & 3-Book Collection: Presidents
$23.96
From the creators of the bestselling Who Was? series, Where is the White House? book for kids and 3-Book Collection: Presidents box set share the stories of three extraordinary American men and the historic home in its capital. While Where is the White House? explores the history of the White House from its completion in 1799, young readers dig deeper into the lives of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln, in the 3-Book Collection: Presidents.
 
Slide 10: Letters to the President & Cross Blue Pen
Letters to the President & Cross Blue Pen
$31.95
Kids can pen their own correspondence to the White House with Letter to The President (and Other Elected Officials) by Lea Redmond. This sweet letter-writing book contains 12 fold-and-mail letter-envelopes, ready to be stamped. Letter-writers simply tear out each letter, write down their message, seal with enclosed stickers, attach a postage stamp, and send. And, with a sleek metal Cross rollerball-tip pen in hand, the words will surely flow.
 
Slide 11: Mini Leather U.S. Constitution
Mini Leather U.S. Constitution
$30.00
Keep the foundation of America handy with a mini leather U.S. Constitution. The palm-sized, leather-bound book contains an impressive array of information that reveals the ideas, aspirations and differing views of the founding fathers along with copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Virginia Bill of Rights, the Massachusetts Bill of Rights, the Articles of Confederation, and the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom.

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Slide 12: The Jefferson Bible
The Jefferson Bible
$35.00
The Jefferson Bible, Smithsonian Edition: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
by Thomas Jefferson

The Jefferson Bible is an exquisite full-color reproduction of his famous, much-edited version of Jesus’ life and teachings, cut and pasted from eight Bibles—two each in English, French, Latin and Greek. Includes his hand-written margin notes, chapters on his Enlightenment views, and a review of the painstaking process to preserve the original.

An introduction by Smithsonian curators Harry R. Rubenstein and Barbara Clark Smith explains Jefferson’s intentions in creating the volume and the ways that his endeavor reflected his Enlightenment ideals and Revolutionary spirit. Smithsonian conservator Janice Stagnitto Ellis’s essay on conservation reveals surprising insights into how Jefferson crafted the book so precisely. Faithful to the unique artifact so painstakingly created by Thomas Jefferson himself, The Jefferson Bible, Smithsonian Edition makes the thoughts of a great American mind accessible for generations to come.
 
Slide 13: How to Lead Signed Edition
How to Lead Signed Edition
$30.00
How To Lead: Wisdom From the World's Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers comes from the acclaimed author of The American Story and host of Bloomberg TV's The David Rubenstein Show. It is a defining study of leadership told through conversations with the world's greatest leaders, featuring Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Warren Buffett, Oprah, Nancy Pelosi, and many others.

* INCLUDES A BOOKPLATE SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR *
 
Slide 14: Women in Sports
Women in Sports
$16.99
A richly illustrated and inspiring study of women athletes, Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win highlights the achievements and stories of 50 notable women athletes from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakers in more than 40 sports. The athletes featured include well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, as well as lesser-known champions like Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a professional men's league. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for today’s athletes.
 
Slide 15: A Promised Land
A Promised Land
$45.00
In Barack Obama's book, A Promised Land, the former president revisits his early years in politics through the major historical events during his first term in office. Volume one is a riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.
 
Slide 16: Coconut & Sambal
Coconut & Sambal
$35.00
In the Indonesian cookbook Coconut & Sambal: Recipes From My Indonesian Kitchen, Australian-born chef Lara Lee takes us on a journey to trace her family's Indonesian roots while she discovers the secrets to real Indonesian cookery. She shares more than 80 authentic, mouth-watering recipes that have been passed down through generations so you can recreate dishes such as nasi goreng, beef rendang, chilli prawn satay and pandan cake. There are also recipes for a variety of sambals: fragrant, spicy relishes—ranging from mild to fiery—that are undoubtedly the heart and soul of every meal.
 
Slide 17: Strong Is the New Pretty
Strong Is the New Pretty
$13.95
Strong Is the New Pretty is a guided journal for girls. It is full of images of young girls being athletic, being active, being strong, and being proud. In its pages girls talk about their hobbies and what they aspire to be in their lives. The journal invites girls ages 8 to 12 to discover and celebrate their independent, wild, silly, powerful selves.
 
Slide 18: People Who Love to Eat Are Always the Best People
People Who Love to Eat Are Always the Best People
$18.95
This charming, giftable collection of Julia Child quotes shares the wise and witty words of the beloved, best-selling author. Julia Child: People Who Love To Eat Are Always The Best People And Other Wisdom is a delightful volume of compiled quotations and some of Child's most memorable lines on eating—"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook"—on drinking, on life—"I think every woman should have a blowtorch"—on love, travel, France, and much more. Perfect for fans, home cooks, and anyone who simply loves to eat and drink.
 
Slide 19: In Bibi's Kitchen
In Bibi's Kitchen
$35.00
In this East African cookbook Somali chef Hawa Hassan and renowned food writer Julia Turshen present 75 recipes and stories gathered from bibis (grandmothers) from eight African nations. These women welcome you into their kitchens to share flavorful recipes and stories of family, love, and tradition in this transporting cookbook-meets-travelogue. In Bibi's Kitchen explore the people and food in Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Madagascar, and Comoros. Through Hassan’s writing, and her own personal story, the women and the stories behind the recipes come to life.
 
Slide 20: The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
$34.95
The James Beard Award-winning cookbook The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen is a rich education and a delectable introduction to modern indigenous cuisine of the Dakota and Minnesota territories, with a vision and approach to food that travels well beyond those borders. Oglala Lakota and chef Sean Sherman shares his approach to creating boldly seasoned foods that are vibrant, healthful, elegant and easy. Sherman dispels outdated notions of Native American fare—no fry bread or Indian tacos here—and no European staples such as wheat flour, dairy products, sugar, and domestic pork and beef. The Sioux Chef's plates embrace venison and rabbit, river and lake trout, duck and quail, wild turkey, blueberries, sage, sumac, timpsula or wild turnip, plums, purslane, and abundant wildflowers.
 
Slide 21: The Mitsitam Café Cookbook
The Mitsitam Café Cookbook
$26.95
The Mitsitam Café Cookbook is published in association with the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian and showcases the Americas' indigenous foods in 90 easy-to-follow, home-tested recipes. Author and Mitsitam Café chef Richard Hetzler spent years researching Native American dishes and food practices for this stunning cookbook that includes full-color images of the dishes and of objects from the museum's collection.
 
Slide 22: More Mexican Everyday
More Mexican Everyday
$35.00
More Mexican Everyday is the follow up to the first Rick Bayless Mexican cookbook. In it Bayless teaches home cooks how to build tasty meals with a few ingredients in a short amount of time. Cooking Mexican couldn't be easier or more delicious. Bayless generously reveals the secrets of his dishes—the salsas and seasonings, mojos and adobos he employs again and again to impart soul-satisfying flavor. He explains fully the classic techniques that create so many much-beloved Mexican meals, from tacos and enchiladas to pozole and mole. Home cooks will be led confidently to making these their go-to recipes night after night.
 
Slide 23: Vegetables Unleashed - A Cookbook
Vegetables Unleashed - A Cookbook
$39.99
Vegetables Unleashed will have you happily eating your veggies. This José Andrés cookbook celebrates the vibrancy and versatility of vegetables. Spanish-American chef Andrés and James Beard award-winning writer Matt Goulding set out to transform how we think about—and eat—the vast universe of vegetables. With recipes highlighting everything from a humble lentil stew to the endless variations on the classic Spanish gazpacho to the curious genius of potatoes baked in fresh compost, Vegetables Unleashed gives us the recipes, tricks, and tips behind the dishes that have made Andrés one of America's most important chefs.
 
Slide 24: Afro-Vegan
Afro-Vegan
$27.50
A groundbreaking cookbook from beloved chef-activist Bryant Terry, Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean & Southern Flavors Remixed draws from many cultures to create more than 100 enticing vegan recipes. Rising star chef and food activist Terry is known for his simple, creative, and delicious vegan dishes inspired by African-American cooking. In this landmark cookbook, he remixes foods of the African diaspora to create exciting and approachable recipes such as Corn Maque Choux-Stuffed Jamaican Patties with Hot Pepper Sauce, Berebere-Spiced Black-Eyed Pea Sliders, Groundnut Stew with Winter Vegetables and Cornmeal Dumplings, and more. Afro-Vegan will delight Bryant Terry fans, vegans looking for exciting new recipes, and cooks interested in African, Afro-Caribbean, and Southern cuisine.
 
Slide 25: The Rise
The Rise
$38.00
The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food by celebrated chef and TV star Marcus Samuelsson celebrates African-American cooking and returns it to its rightful place as an original American cuisine and an essential definition of our culture. In this cookbook packed with 150 recipes, Samuelsson brings together a feast of food, culture, history, and more through his own journey to America and the stories and inspiration of two dozen other top black chefs.
 
Slide 26: Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking
Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking
$29.95
Since the 2016 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, its Sweet Home Café has become a destination in its own right. Showcasing African American contributions to American cuisine, the café offers favorite dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, adding modern flavors and contemporary twists on classics. Now both readers and home cooks can partake of the café's bounty: drawing upon traditions of family and fellowship strengthened by shared meals. Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking celebrates African American cooking through recipes served by the café itself and dishes inspired by foods from African American culture.

With 109 recipes, the sumptuous Sweet Home Café Cookbook takes readers on a deliciously unique journey. Presented here are the salads, sides, soups, snacks, sauces, main dishes, breads, and sweets that emerged in America as African, Caribbean, and European influences blended together. Featured recipes include Pea Tendril Salad, Fried Green Tomatoes, Hoppin' John, Sénégalaise Peanut Soup, Maryland Crab Cakes, Jamaican Grilled Jerk Chicken, Shrimp and Grits, Fried Chicken and Waffles, Pan Roasted Rainbow Trout, Hickory Smoked Pork Shoulder, Chow Chow, Banana Pudding, Chocolate Chess Pie, and many others. More than a collection of inviting recipes, this book illustrates the pivotal—and often overlooked—role that African Americans have played in creating and re-creating American foodways. Offering a deliciously new perspective on African American food and culinary culture, Sweet Home Café Cookbook is an absolute must-have.
 
Slide 27: African American Poetry
African American Poetry
$45.00
A literary landmark: the biggest, most ambitious anthology of black poetry ever published, African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song gathers 250 poets from the colonial period to the present. Only now, in the 21st century, can we fully grasp the breadth and range of African American poetry: a magnificent chorus of voices, some familiar, others recently rescued from neglect. Here, in this unprecedented anthology expertly selected by poet and scholar Kevin Young, this precious living heritage is revealed in all its power, beauty, and multiplicity.
 
Slide 28: The Art of Jazz
The Art of Jazz
$35.00
Arranged chronologically, each chapter in The Art of Jazz by Alyn Shipton covers a key period in jazz history, from the earliest days of the twentieth century to today's postmodern jazz. Substantive introductions and an exploration of the evolution of jazz imagery in all its forms mirrors the shifting nature of the music itself. With two authoritative features per chapter and over 300 images, The Art of Jazz is a significant contribution to the literature of this intrepid art form.
 
Slide 29: Countries of the World
Countries of the World
$24.99
In Countries of the World: Our World in Pictures, kids discover the countries of the world and learn about the many unique things that make one country different from another. Surprising similarities are revealed, too. Did you know that Cuba's national sport is baseball, one of the most popular sports in America? And that kids in both Japan and Chile have earthquake drills on their school schedules? Find out about anything from the spookily vibrant Day of the Dead parade in Mexico and the beautiful springtime cherry blossom displays of Japan to blueberry picking in Sweden and India's space program.
 
Slide 30: Jewels That Made History
Jewels That Made History
$45.00
From ancient treasures to royal weddings and the red carpet, Jewels That Made History: 101 Stones, Myths, and Legends by Stellene Volandes is a stunning, surprising, and glittering tour of historic turning points and gem-driven drama, delving into the passions and predilections of some of the world's most interesting and extraordinary people.
 
Slide 31: Human Nature
Human Nature
$45.00
In Human Nature: Planet Earth in Our Time, twelve influential photographers offer striking images and expert commentary to bring awareness to the environmental crisis. With extinction looming over millions of species of plants and animals, and continuing environmental degradation, these photographs and stories are a powerful call to action.
 
Slide 32: Why We Serve
Why We Serve
$29.95
Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces shares stories from more than 250 years of Native Americans' service in the military to explore the range of reasons why, from love of their home to an expression of their warrior traditions. The book brings fascinating history to life with historical photographs, sketches, paintings, and maps. It also commemorates the 2020 opening of the National Native American Veterans Memorial at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the first landmark in Washington, D.C. to recognize the bravery and sacrifice of Native veterans.
 
Slide 33: All the Presidents' Gardens
All the Presidents' Gardens
$29.95
From plant-obsessed George Washington to Michelle Obama's kitchen garden, bestselling author Marta McDowell reveals the untold history of the White House Grounds. All the Presidents' Gardens: Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses—How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America includes tidbits of presidential pastimes, plant information (past and present), and the gardeners who nurtured them, along with historical and contemporary photographs.
 
Slide 34: America the Beautiful
America the Beautiful
$40.00
America the Beautiful: A Story in Photographs showcases the stunning spaces closest to our nation's heart, from the woods in the Great Appalachian Valley to the breathtaking sweep of California's Big Sur coast to the wilds of Alaska. It also celebrates the people who made this country what it is, with a wide range of images that includes the Arikara Nation in the early 1900s and scientists preparing for travel to Mars on a Hawaiian island. Culled from National Geographic's photo archives and spanning a period of more than 130 years, this collection depicts the splendor of this great nation with a dramatic combination of modern and historical imagery.
 
Slide 35: Visual Encyclopedia
Visual Encyclopedia
$50.00
The Visual Encyclopedia offers a reliable and visually stunning source of information for the whole family. Packed with carefully curated content, the pages of this illustrated encyclopedia are designed to be accessible and illuminating to a wide range of readers. Its text is integrated with artwork and informative, illuminating photography to bring general knowledge to life. Whether you want to find the answer to a question, read about a particular area of interest, or simply browse a range of subjects, this encyclopedia offers a trustworthy source of knowledge and enjoyment.