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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.
 
Slide 36: History of the World in 1,000 Objects
History of the World in 1,000 Objects
$50.00
In History of the World in 1,000 Objects, discover how humans created their world from the objects they left behind. From the U.S. Constitution to the first iPhone, what has defined us is our talent for making things, from basic technology and everyday objects. With stunning, exclusive photography, this book highlights the objects our ancestors treasured, from the jewelry worn by the Mesopotamians to the prized ritual vessels used by the people of the Shang Dynasty, to give readers insight into what gave each culture its own identity.
 
Slide 37: The Mysteries of the Universe
The Mysteries of the Universe
$19.99
In The Mysteries of the Universe children's book, every page will captivate young readers as they journey through the vastness of space. From planets and asteroids to black holes and galaxies, each celestial body is explored through detailed photographs and illustrations that children will love poring over as well as engaging, storybook-style descriptions of each object that allow readers to delve into myths, legends, trivia, and key discoveries about the solar system and beyond.
 
Slide 38: Nuestra America - English Version
Nuestra America - English Version
$17.99
Nuestra America: 30 Inspiring Latinas/Latinos Who Have Shaped the United States highlights the inspiring stories of thirty Latino and Latina Americans throughout history and their incredible contributions to the cultural, social, and political character of the United States. It features a glossary of terms and reading guide created by the Smithsonian Latino Center along with beautiful portraits by artist Gloria Félix that will draw readers in time and time again.
 
Slide 39: Adventures in Space
Adventures in Space
$22.99
With a lenticular cover and packed full of fun surprises, Adventures in Space contains everything young space explorers need to learn about the planets and beyond. After reading about the planets and space exploration, kids can use the shaped box to create their own Moon landing scene with dioramas, cardstock models, and figurines. Whether it's Jupiter's moons or Neil Armstrong's spacesuit, this book contains everything kids need for an intergalactic adventure at home.
 
Slide 40: Pleibol
Pleibol
$28.95
In the dual language book Pleibol: In the Barrios and the Big Leagues, readers explore the relationship between the Latino community and baseball in America. The stories delve into the historic role the sport has played as a social and cultural force for the Latino community for more than a century. Each chapter features artifacts from the Smithsonian exhibits to bring the past and present together and reveal how baseball is more than just a game.
 
Slide 41: Nuestra America - Spanish Version
Nuestra America - Spanish Version
$17.99
Nuestra America: 30 Latinas/Latinos Inspiradores Que Han Forjado La Historia de Los Estados Unidos in Spanish highlights the inspiring stories of thirty Latino and Latina Americans throughout history and their incredible contributions to the cultural, social, and political character of the United States. It features a glossary of terms and reading guide created by the Smithsonian Latino Center along with beautiful portraits by artist Gloria Félix that will draw readers in time and time again.
 
Slide 42: Timelines of Everything
Timelines of Everything
$29.99
Timelines of Everything explores 13 billion years of history and takes readers on a journey through time to discover how some of the world's greatest events unfolded. From the Big Bang all the way through to the digital age, this incredible visual encyclopedia for children shows you just about everything that has ever happened in history. Packed with fantastic photographs and illustrations, along with informative text and fun facts, this history book covers the rise and fall of empires to ground-breaking scientific breakthroughs and inventions that changed our lives.
 
Slide 43: Record Breakers!
Record Breakers!
$19.99
Amazing facts about people, animals, Earth, and space pack this fantastic kids' book of world records. Record Breakers! is a visual guide that explores jaw-dropping feats by extraordinary people and animals. Track the longest shark migration (12,400 miles/20,000 km); visit the coolest place on the planet (Vostok Station, Antarctica: a chilling -128.6°F/ -89.2°C); see how plane pioneer Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier, and much more. Find out all about the best of everything in this educational book for the whole family.
 
Slide 44: Robot
Robot
$19.99
Robot explores fascinating robotic technology through the ages, from the earliest automatons to modern humanoid helpers. This book shows how robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are becoming part of everyday life. Each robot, including service robots packing food and rescue robots finding people after a disaster, has its own profile to explain its features and uses. There are also focused articles on specific features of robotics, such as the ability to learn, which will help you learn more about the technology behind these fascinating machines.
 
Slide 45: An Anthology of Intriguing Animals
An Anthology of Intriguing Animals
$19.99
From lions and butterflies to sharks and spiders, An Anthology of Intriguing Animals explores all the interesting creatures great and small. With stunning photography and gorgeous illustrations, this animal encyclopedia explores the wildlife of the world, from the most massive whales to the smallest insects. Discover incredible facts, fascinating stories, and mysterious myths about favorite animals.
 
Slide 46: Children's Illustrated History Atlas
Children's Illustrated History Atlas
$17.99
Learn about incredible world history in this first-ever Children's Illustrated History Atlas for kids aged seven to nine. Young history buffs will love this time-traveling adventure, all the way from the first humans leaving Africa right up to how the world looks now, with a modern world map. Journey around the world as you learn its history, with maps showing everything from the awe-inspiring Great Wall of China to the when and how of the Civil War. Each map is bursting with information, such as how big the Roman Empire was, how explorers made incredible journeys around the world, and when humans first traveled into space. This charming and informative history atlas is a key addition to every child's library.
 
Slide 47: Inventions
Inventions
$19.99
Find out about the greatest inventions, inventors, and ideas from ancient history to the modern day. Inventions: A Visual Encyclopedia explores and explains discoveries throughout the ages, and introduces their inventors. From fire, stone tools, and the wheel to ploughs and paper, discover the first inventions that shaped societies and grew mighty civilizations and empires such as those in ancient Greece, ancient Rome, and ancient China. Read about era-defining moments during the Digital Revolution, such as the first website developed by Tim Berners-Lee, and the growth in the use of robotics in industry and at home.
 
Slide 48: Life Cycles
Life Cycles
$19.99
Through Life Cycles: Everything From Start To Finish, follow the migration of zebras across the vast plains, meet penguins guarding their eggs on the ice, and watch butterflies emerge from their cocoons. Shoot back in time 4.5 billion years to see how planet Earth was formed and then leap into the future to see what happens when stars die. Discover a new life cycle every time you turn the page.
 
Slide 49: The Wonders of Nature
The Wonders of Nature
$19.99
Every page of The Wonders of Nature reveals a surprising story from the natural world that you just won't forget. Explore the curiosities of planet Earth and marvel at the beauty of the natural world in a new way. From opals to orchids and tapirs to toadstools, this beautiful collection brings more than 100 incredible items from the natural world to life. Perfect for all the nature-loving readers on the planet we call home.
 
Slide 50: Science!
Science!
$24.99
Science! As You've Never Seen It Before is illustrated with the latest CGI technology to bring a groundbreaking new visual approach to the world of science. Crystal-clear computer-generated artworks pack the pages to reveal and explain spectacular aspects of the scientific world. Bursting with astonishing 3-D images, Science! reveals core science in stunning detail, from nanoparticles and elemental forces to the phenomenal wonders of the universe. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this book is packed with essential information and quirky facts that will appeal to both curious kids and interested adults. Easy-to-read, informative text encourages reading, and families will find fun, new science facts on every page.
 
Slide 51: Why We Serve - Deluxe Edition
Why We Serve - Deluxe Edition
$50.00
Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces hardcover book 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. Fascinating history comes to life with historical photographs, sketches, paintings, and maps. The book 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. Limited to 500 copies, this deluxe edition features a lavish cloth cover wrapped in a translucent jacket, and illustrations printed on matte art stock.
 
Slide 52: Smithsonian American Women
Smithsonian American Women
$40.00
Smithsonian American Women is an inspiring and surprising celebration of U.S. women's history told through Smithsonian artifacts illustrating women's participation in science, art, music, sports, fashion, business, religion, entertainment, military, politics, activism, and more. This book offers a unique, panoramic look at women's history in the United States through the lens of ordinary objects from, by, and for extraordinary women. Featuring more than 280 artifacts from 16 Smithsonian museums and archives, and more than 135 essays from 95 Smithsonian authors, this book tells women's history as only the Smithsonian can.

Because of Her Story Part of Smithsonian's
American Women's History Initiative
 
Slide 53: Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice
Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice
$18.99
A collection of poems to inspire kids to stay woke and become a new generation of activists. Historically poets have been on the forefront of social movements. Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice is a collection of poems by women of color that reflects the joy and passion in the fight for social justice, tackling topics from discrimination to empathy, and acceptance to speaking out.

With Theodore Taylor's bright, emotional art and writing from Mahogany Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo and Olivia Gatwood, kids will be inspired to create their own art and poems to express how they see justice and injustice.
 
Slide 54: How Women Won the Vote
How Women Won the Vote
$18.99
In time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of a women's right to vote in America comes How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Big Idea, a riveting story of the two trailblazers who planned the historic Women's March of 1913, paving the way for the passage of the 19th amendment—from Newbery Honor Medalist Susan Campbell Bartoletti. Get immersed in the excitement and thrill of a country undergoing dramatic social and political change! Meet the women who weren't afraid to use radical tactics, pull off a huge parade, picket President Woodrow Wilson outside the White House, go to jail, go on hunger strikes, and fight until a federal amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.

Look at photos and illustrations (by Ziyue Chen) that put you right there, during a brilliantly planned and choreographed march and pageant demanding an amendment to the constitution of the United States! The Women's March of 1913 was an incredible sight to behold: over 5,000 suffragists marching, 9 bands, 4 mounted brigades, 26 floats—all marching past 250,000 spectators. There was even a riot! How Women Won the Vote is perfect for the many historical institutions and educational organizations who are celebrating the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment and for Women's History Month promotions.

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Slide 55: Victory for the Vote
Victory for the Vote
$27.95
An inspirational gift for women. In her book, Victory for the Vote: The Fight for Women's Suffrage and the Century that Followed, women's history expert Doris Weatherford offers an engaging and detailed narrative history of women's seven-decade fight for the vote, and the continuing current-day struggle for human rights and equality. Victory for the Vote puts the fight for suffrage into contemporary context by discussing key challenges for women in the decades that followed 1920, such as reproductive rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, and political power.

Victory for the Vote is a celebration of the centennial of the women's right to vote in the U.S. and is an expansion and update of Weatherford's A History of the American Suffragist Movement, published in 1998 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, considered to be the beginning of the women’s rights movement in the United States. Take pride in the struggles and accomplishments of strong women, understand and appreciate the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the 19th Amendment, and celebrate feminism and recognize the challenges that still remain on the road to human rights for all.

Foreword by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

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Slide 56: Little Leaders and Little Dreamers Set
Little Leaders and Little Dreamers Set
$35.00
Discover New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Vashti Harrison and bold and visionary women in history in this beautiful boxed set of Little Leaders and Little Dreamers: Bold and Visionary Women Around the World.

These beautifully illustrated books introduce readers of all ages to 80 women who changed the world. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History features 40 trailblazing black women in American history, and Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World features 40 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists. Illuminating text paired with irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures of history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, filmmaker Julie Dash, painter Mary Blair, actor/inventor Hedy Lamar, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, architect Zaha Hadid, and physicist Chien-Shiung Wu.

Also included in this must-have set is an exclusive, signed print.
 
Slide 57: Think Big, Little One
Think Big, Little One
$8.99
Think Big, Little One is a beautifully illustrated board book edition of Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World by New York Times bestselling author Vashti Harrison. It is a beautiful first book to teach your little dreamers to follow all their biggest ideas.

Featuring 18 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists, this adaptation of Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World introduces trailblazing women like Mary Blair, an American modernist painter who had a major influence on how color was used in early animated films, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, and architect Zaha Hadid. The irresistible full-color illustrations show the dreamers as both accessible and aspirational so readers know they, too, can grow up to do something amazing.
 
Slide 58: Dream Big, Little One
Dream Big, Little One
$8.99
Featuring 18 trailblazing black women in American history, Dream Big, Little One is a beautifully illustrated board book edition of instant bestseller Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History. This irresistible adaptation showcases women who changed the world and is the perfect goodnight book to inspire big dreams.

Among these women, you'll find heroes, role models, and everyday women who did extraordinary things—bold women whose actions and beliefs contributed to making the world better for generations of girls and women to come. Whether they were putting pen to paper, soaring through the air or speaking up for the rights of others, the women profiled in these pages were all taking a stand against a world that didn't always accept them. The leaders in this book may be little, but they all did something big and amazing, inspiring generations to come.
 
Slide 59: White Fragility
White Fragility
$16.00
In this "vital, necessary, and beautiful book" (foreword written by Michael Eric Dyson), anti-racist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and "allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to 'bad people'" (Claudia Rankine).

Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism is an in-depth exploration where DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.
 
Slide 60: Stamped from the Beginning
Stamped from the Beginning
$19.99
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America is from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Anti-Racist, the National Book Award-winning masterwork revealing how racist ideas were created, spread, and became deeply rooted in American society.

Some Americans insist that we're living in a post-racial society. But racist thought is not just alive and well in America—it is more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues, racist ideas have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit. In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. He uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to drive this history: Puritan minister Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and legendary activist Angela Davis.

As Kendi shows, racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred. They were created to justify and rationalize deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and the nation's racial inequities. In shedding light on this history, Stamped from the Beginning offers us the tools we need to expose racist thinking. In the process, he gives us reason to hope.
 
Slide 61: Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment
$17.99
In Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment, a visit to Washington, DC’s National Portrait Gallery forever alters Parker Curry's young life when she views First Lady Michelle Obama's portrait.

When she came face-to-face with Amy Sherald's transcendent portrait of Obama at the National Portrait Gallery, she didn't just see the First Lady of the United States. She saw a queen—one with dynamic self-assurance, regality, beauty, and truth who captured this young girl's imagination. When a nearby museum-goer snapped a photo of a mesmerized Parker, it became an internet sensation. Inspired by this visit, Parker, and her mother, Jessica Curry, tell the story of a young girl and her family, whose trip to a museum becomes an extraordinary moment, in a moving picture book.

Parker Looks Up follows Parker, along with her baby sister and her mother, and her best friend Gia and Gia's mother, as they walk the halls of a museum, seeing paintings of everyone and everything from George Washington Carver to Frida Kahlo, exotic flowers to graceful ballerinas. Then, Parker walks by Sherald's portrait of Michelle Obama... and almost passes it. But she stops... and looks up! Parker saw the possibility and promise, the hopes and dreams of herself in this powerful painting of Michelle Obama. An everyday moment became an extraordinary one... that continues to resonate its power, inspiration, and indelible impact. Because, as Jessica Curry said, "anything is possible regardless of race, class, or gender."
 
Slide 62: What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker
What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker
$17.99
A provocative and humorous memoir-in-essays that explores the ever-shifting definitions of what it means to be Black (and male) in America for Damon Young, existing while Black is an extreme sport. The act of possessing black skin while searching for space to breathe in America is enough to induce a ceaseless state of angst where questions such as "How should I react here, as a professional black person?" and "Will this white person's potato salad kill me?" are forever relevant.

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: An Memoir in Essays chronicles Young's efforts to survive while battling and making sense of the various neuroses his country has given him. It's a condition that's sometimes stretched to absurd limits, provoking the angst that made him question if he was any good at the "being straight" thing, as if his sexual orientation was something he could practice and get better at, like a crossover dribble move or knitting; creating the farce where, as a teen, he wished for a white person to call him a racial slur just so he could fight him and have a great story about it; and generating the surreality of watching gentrification transform.
 
Slide 63: Kid Activists
Kid Activists
$13.99
Every activist started out as a kid—and in some cases they were kids when their activism began! But even the world's greatest champions of civil liberties had relatable interests and problems—often in the middle of extraordinary circumstances.

Martin Luther King, Jr. loved fashion, and argued with his dad about whether or not dancing was a sin. Harvey Milk had a passion for listening to opera music in different languages. Dolores Huerta was once wrongly accused of plagiarizing in school. Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change tells these childhood stories and more through kid-friendly texts and full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page.

The diverse and inclusive group encompasses Susan B. Anthony, James Baldwin, Ruby Bridges, Frederick Douglass, Alexander Hamilton, Dolores Huerta, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Iqbal Masih, Harvey Milk, Janet Mock, Rosa Parks, Autumn Peltier, Emma Watson, and Malala Yousafzai.
 
Slide 64: We Are Not Yet Equal
We Are Not Yet Equal
$10.99
A compelling and timely young adult adaptation of the book that took the world by storm, New York Times bestseller White Rage. Carol Anderson's White Rage asserted that as America achieves progress toward black equality, the systemic response is a racist backlash that rolls back wins.

This adaptation for teens, We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide examines five of these moments: Reconstruction led to Jim Crow laws; Brown v. Board of Education led to the closing of Southern public schools; the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act led to the disenfranchisement of millions and a War on Drugs that disproportionally targeted blacks; and the election of President Obama led to violence including the death of black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri as well as the election of Donald Trump.

This adaptation is written in a narrative style with additional historical context, and features archival images, a discussion guide, and resources for further reading.
 
Slide 65: You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World
You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World
$17.99
From the author of the New York Times bestselling The Gutsy Girl comes an inspiring, instructional and fun guide for kid activists.

Passionate about politics? Dedicated to saving the environment? Outspoken about animal rights? No matter the cause, kids can make a difference! You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World features change-maker tips as well as anecdotes of young activists around the globe and throughout history. The suggested activist tactics covered range from tweaking everyday habits—like the sisters who call themselves the Plastic Patrol and convinced their family to stop using grocery bags and straws—to stretching to achieve something extraordinary—like the teen who used food waste to invent a water purification system.

Told in Caroline Paul's trademark breezy voice and including Lauren Tamaki's delightful spot illustrations and tons of DIY activities, this is the ultimate practical—and fun!—manual for kids looking to change the world.
 
Slide 66: How To Be An Anti-Racist
How To Be An Anti-Racist
$27.00
Ibram X. Kendi’s concept of anti-racism re-energizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America—but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. In How To Be An Anti-Racist, Kendi asks us to think about what an anti-racist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.

In this book, Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science, bringing it all together with an engaging personal narrative of his own awakening to anti-racism. How To Be An Anti-Racist is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.
 
Slide 67: A Is for All the Things You Are
A Is for All the Things You Are
$9.95
A Is for All the Things You Are: A Joyful ABC Book is an alphabet board book developed by the National Museum of African American History and Culture that celebrates what makes us unique as individuals and connects us as humans. This lively and colorful book introduces young readers, from infants to age seven, to 26 key traits they can explore and cultivate as they grow. Each letter offers a description of the trait, a question inviting the reader to examine how he or she experiences it in daily life, and lively illustrations. The book supports understanding and development of each child's healthy racial identity, the joy of human diversity and inclusion, a sense of justice, and children's capacity to act for their own and others' fair treatment.

Author Anna Forgerson Hindley is the supervisory coordinator of the Early Childhood Education Initiative at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Her work focuses on supporting positive identity development for all young children. Illustrator Keturah A. Bobo is a BFA graduate from the Columbus College of Art and Design and known for her vibrant illustrations. Her first picture book, I Am Enough by Grace Byers, was a New York Times best-seller.
 
Slide 68: The Mis-Education of the Negro
The Mis-Education of the Negro
$9.95
In 1933, American historian and educator Carter Woodson (1875-1950) delivered a powerful and prophetic denouncement of "Euro-centric" school curricula that still rings true. Woodson inspired black Americans to demand relevant learning opportunities that were inclusive of their own culture and heritage. In issuing this challenge, Woodson laid the foundation for more progressive and egalitarian educational institutions.

The thoughts Woodson expressed in addresses and articles formed the basis for this work, The Mis-Education of the Negro, described by The New York Times as a challenging book that "throws down the gauntlet to those who have had anything to do with Negro education, whether of white or black race."

The founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, Woodson was also the author of more than 16 books and the founder and editor of the Journal of Negro History and the Negro History Bulletin. The Mis-Education of the Negro is a landmark work that remains essential reading for educators and everyone who seeks to understand the African-American experience.
 
Slide 69: Sulwe
Sulwe
$17.99
Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything. In this stunning debut picture book Sulwe, actress Lupita Nyong'o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty. Illustrated by Vashti Harrison.
 
Slide 70: Brave. Black. First.
Brave. Black. First.
$18.99
Brave. Black. First.: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World was published in collaboration with curators from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Discover over 50 remarkable African American women whose unique skills and contributions paved the way for the next generation of young people.

• Harriet Tubman guided the way.
• Rosa Parks sat for equality.
• Aretha Franklin sang from the soul.
• Serena Williams bested the competition.
• Michelle Obama transformed the White House.
• Black women everywhere have changed the world!

This illustrated biography compilation captures the iconic moments of over 50 African American women whose heroism and bravery rewrote the American story for the better. They were fearless. They were bold. They were game changers.

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Slide 71: Who Is Barack Obama?
Who Is Barack Obama?
$5.99
As the world now knows, Barack Obama has made history as our first African-American president. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography, Who Is Barack Obama?, is perfect for primary graders looking for a longer, fuller life story than is found in author Roberta Edwards' best-selling beginning reader Barack Obama: United States President.