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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

New York Times

These nonfiction books for children and teens, written by New York Times reporters, explore a range of fascinating subjects.

  • To the Mountaintop
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    • To the Mountaintop

    • New York Times
      Charlayne Hunter-Gault
      Square Fish

    • A personal history of the civil rights movement from activist and acclaimed journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

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  • Tree Shaker
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    • Tree Shaker

    • New York Times
      Bill Keller
      Square Fish

    • He was a child of royalty, born and raised to defend tradition. But his African name—Rolihlahla, meaning "tree shaker"—hinted at a very different future. Nelson Mandela would spend most of his...

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  • Digital Revolutionaries
    • Digital Revolutionaries

    • New York Times
      Steve Lohr
      Roaring Brook Press

    • In the beginning, there was the computer. And it was big. As big as a room. Sometimes as big as a house. Early computers required teams of white-coated scientists to keep them running, yet one of...

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  • New York Times Hurricane Force
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    • New York Times Hurricane Force

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      Joseph B. Treaster
      Kingfisher

    • August 29, 2005
      Peering through the latticed brickwork of The New Orleans police headquarters parking garage, New York Times journalist Joseph B. Treaster is watching the devastating power of...

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  • New York Times Deadly Invaders
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    • New York Times Deadly Invaders

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      Denise Grady
      Kingfisher

    • An epidemic strikes the United States, plunging the country into chaos. New York Times medical reporter Denise Grady uses this terrifying scenario, taken from the pages of a U.S. government report...

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  • New York Times Speed Show
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    • New York Times Speed Show

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      Dave Caldwell
      Kingfisher

    • Daytona Beach, Florida, 2001. Sportswriter Dave Caldwell watches from the stands as a black Chevrolet pulls ahead in the final laps of the Daytona 500. In an instant, it's over. The car smashes into...

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  • New York Times The North Pole Was Here
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    • New York Times The North Pole Was Here

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      Andrew Revkin
      Kingfisher

    • The sun never sets, the air is twenty degrees below zero, and the ice is moving at four hundred yards an hour. Welcome to the North Pole. In 2003, environmental reporter Andrew Revkin joined a scientific...

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