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.

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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.

On January 20, 2009, 1.8 million people crowded the grounds of the Capitol to...

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Tree Shaker
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Tree Shaker

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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

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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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1968
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1968

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by Michael T. Kaufman
Roaring Brook Press

1968, THE YEAR AMERICA GREW UP

From racial and gender equality fights to the struggle against the draft and the Vietnam war, in 1968 Americans asked questions and fought for their rights. ...

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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 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 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 When the Wall Came Down
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New York Times When the Wall Came Down

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Serge Schmemann
Kingfisher

This is history as only an eyewitness can tell it. In 1989, veteran journalist Serge Schmemann was in his hotel room when his assistant from East Germany burst in with some incredible news: the Berlin...

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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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