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Q. What famous detective chased Jesse James for sixteen years and never caught him?
A. Allan Pinkerton, founder of the Pinkerton Detective Agency

Q. What African-American poet wrote the poem "But Since You Finally Asked" to commemorate the sacrifices made by slaves in pre-Civil War America?

Hint: This poet read passages of her poem with dancer Savion Glover tap-dancing behind her at the 1998 NAACP Image awards

A. Nikki Giovanni

Q. What peppery 19th century activist marched with 400 children in the "March of the Mill Children" (1903) to draw attention to the need for child labor laws?
A. Mary Harris Jones, a.k.a. Mother Jones

Q. What African-American track and field legend won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics?
A. Jesse Owens

Q. What is the English word for the common household object that in other languages is a parapluie, yu shan, regenschirm, ombrello, higasa, paraply.
A. umbrella

Q. During WWII, which cartoon character urged children to become Junior Commandos to help the war effort?
A. Little Orphan Annie

Q. What classic children's book, featuring a child from Kansas and a wizard, was published in 1900?
A. The Wizard of Oz

Q. As a child traveling west in a covered wagon with his family during the pioneer days, future Oregon politician Jesse Applegate and his chums invented a game that centered around an animal carcass. What did the children call the game?
A. Ox bouncing
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New Arrivals
Dear Heart: The Courting Letters

Dear Heart:
The Courting Letters

New for YA Readers and adults, available October 2016.

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Picture Books
Armando and the Blue Tarp School

Armando and the
Blue Tarp School

Lee & Low Books, Inc.

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The Loon Alan Pinkerton: The Original Private Eye More Nitty Gritty Grammar Growing Up in Pioneer America Growing Up in a New Century Growing Up in World War II The Monarch Butterfly Nitty-Gritty Grammar Book Mother Jones - Mary Harris Jones Biography Walt Disney: Genius of Entertainment Jesse Owens: Legendary Gold Medal Olympian Nikki Giovanni: Poet of the People Ludwig van Beethoven - Bold Composer Umbrellas Armando and the Blue Tarp School Who Was Sitting Bull Why Did the Cherokees Move West Nelson Mandela Biography Louis Armstrong Biography