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Follow in Their Footsteps

Follow in Their Footsteps

Biographies of ten African Americans are accompanied by brief skits highlighting the obstacles they overcame and the decisions they made.

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Lewis Howard Latimer (Pioneers in Change)

Lewis Howard Latimer (Pioneers in Change)

A biography of Lewis Howard Latimer, the Afro-American inventor who, among other contributions, invented an inexpensive method for manufacturing carbon filaments for electric light bulbs.

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An Apple for Harriet Tubman

An Apple for Harriet Tubman

Like other enslaved African-American children, young Harriet Tubman had to work hard. In her master's orchard, she spent long hours picking the juicy apples she loved but was forbidden to eat. When she was grown, she made her escape to the North.

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Surprise for Mrs. Burns

Surprise for Mrs. Burns

When they discover she is leaving, Mrs. Burns' class decides to give her a party.

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The Chronocar

The Chronocar

A young Illinois Tech student, Tony Carpenter, discovers 125 year old plas for a "chronocar" and builds it so he can travel back to meet the black scientist. Unfortunately, Tony arrives in the year 1919 during the bloodiest race riot in Chicago’s history.

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Loving Sons and Brothers

Loving Sons and Brothers

Ezekiel Benzion is the feared leader of the Nokmim, the Jewish avengers in the early 19th century Bohemia. Only those close to him know the wrongs he did to those he loved. Finally, men outside his world show him a path to redemption.

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That Funny Empty Feeling

That Funny Empty Feeling

This is a story of confusion between passionate sex, forbidden love and true love. Follow trusting Adam through his life as it twists and turns Where happiness, despair and even death are all visitors to his disconcerted world.

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However Many More

However Many More

Things get personal for Detective Jake Houser when he investigates the brutal murder of his lifelong friend, Henry Fox.

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Deep, Deeper, Deeper Still

Deep, Deeper, Deeper Still

Deep, Deeper, Deeper Still is a guided journey for those who journal and those who want to start.

 

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Running for Our Lives

Running for Our Lives

A family of fugitive slaves becomes separated while traveling to freedom aboard the Underground Railroad.

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Customize. . . don't minimize. . . Your Retirement: 7 Paths to Explore Possibilities, Choices and Your Future Happiness

Customize. . . don't minimize. . . Your Retirement: 7 Paths to Explore Possibilities, Choices and Your Future Happiness

Exploring this self-help guide will assist you in mapping out your journey into the retirement years. Given that the transition into retirement is an individualized journey, it deserves your personal attention to make it "all it can be."

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Ruth By Lake and Prairie

Ruth By Lake and Prairie

Honored by the Illinois State Historical Society for it's "use of creativity within an accurate framework of history" in telling this pioneer girl's tale.

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What Can't Be True

What Can't Be True

When Boy Scouts find a human skull in a car they pull from the bottom of Radar Grove Lagoon, it will prove to be only the first thread in a web of lies and corruption reaching to the highest corridors of power.

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Meet Like You Mean It: A Leader's Guide to Painless and Productive Virtual Meetings

Meet Like You Mean It: A Leader's Guide to Painless and Productive Virtual Meetings

If you're looking for information about the current state of virtual meeting technology, then you'll appreciate yhid thorough discussion of the capabilities and tools available from all the top tier meeting and web conferencing services.

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Haunted by History

Haunted by History

Sparks a youngster's interest in history by weaving imagined ghost stories around real landmarks. History lessons so much fun, it's scary!

 

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The Count of the Sahara

The Count of the Sahara

The Count of the Sahara is the story, recounted by his young assistant, of Count Byron de Prorok, a little known gentleman explorer of Africa in the 1920s.

 

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My Vietnam Journey: Told in 50 Short Stories

My Vietnam Journey: Told in 50 Short Stories

In 1960, when I first entered college, war was the furthest thing from my mind. Little did I realize on August 2, 1964, that the U.S. destroyer Maddox in exchanging shots with North Vietnamese torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin would result in my being sent to Vietnam to support our war effort.

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Book Rookie: Tips for First-Time Authors

Book Rookie: Tips for First-Time Authors

Your manuscript is going to be published! Now what? If you are angsting over the thought of promotion, take a deep breath and open this book.

 

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The Rosary Bride: A Cloistered Death

The Rosary Bride: A Cloistered Death

During the renovation of the Rosary College library, workers expose a skeleton. Grace Marsden, present at the discovery, is drawn into the search for the victim's identity, fearing the remains will lead to skeletons in her own family closet. Can Grace name the 'Rosary Bride' before her killer strikes again?

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Dance, Kayla!

Dance, Kayla!

Kayla never knew her mother and she can only dream that her dancing father will come back into her life. Then her grandmother's sudden death changes everything.

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The Underground Railroad in Illinois

The Underground Railroad in Illinois

Written for grades 5 through 8, this well-researched study presents a great deal of information about the Underground Railroad in Illinois through its user-friendly, question-and-answer format. 

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Acre's Bastard: Historical Fiction from the Crusades (a Lucca Le Pou Story)

Acre's Bastard: Historical Fiction from the Crusades (a Lucca Le Pou Story)

Salah-adin is poised to conquer the Kingdom of Jerusalem. For 10-year old Lucca "the Louse", it's life as normal. The streets of Acre--the wickedest city in the world--are his playground. But when a violent act of betrayal leaves him homeless and alone, he's drawn into a terrifying web of violence, espionage and holy war.

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Rare, My daughter’s faithful journey through cancer

Rare, My daughter’s faithful journey through cancer

When we started down this path, a path that we were not mentally or physically prepared for, our first feeling was one of complete disbelief—cancer—not our family, not our child.

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Give Your Family A Gift That Money Can’t Buy

Give Your Family A Gift That Money Can’t Buy

Give Your Family A Gift That Money Can’t Buy is the perfect starting point for anyone wishing to document & research his or her family's history.

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That Was Then

That Was Then

Detective Jake Houser’s search for a missing teenage girl has gone cold when a letter slipped to him through back channels upends everything. Could it be true that the missing girl was taken by the same man who killed two girls in 1982?

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Claims of Family

Claims of Family

In Vienna of the early 19th century, two secret societies, one of gay men, the other of Jewish fighters, warily decide to work together against the forces that oppress them both.

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Take a Walk in Their Shoes

Take a Walk in Their Shoes

Fourteen biographical sketches of notable African Americans (Rosa Parks, Leontyne Price, Martin Luther King Jr. et al.) are accompanied by brief skits concerning events in their lives. 

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Nana's Kitchen

Nana's Kitchen

John Claude learns to cook egg nests with his grandmother.

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Into a Good Day

Into a Good Day

While his children prepare for the happy spring holiday of Purim in 1805, Ezekiel is alert to any sign of the vicious libel that emerges at this season. When news reaches him that a dead infant has been found, he know he has just a day to avert the mob violence spurred by ancient hatreds.

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The Secrets and Recipes of the Beefsteak Inn

The Secrets and Recipes of the Beefsteak Inn

Starting a restaurant near Chicago after WWII was not easy, but Pauline Fraser made it fun and staved off the temptation to “throw in the towel” during 22 years as owner of The Beef Steak Inn.

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Unless a Love Be Free

Unless a Love Be Free

A grown-up tale of romance and adventure. Not too sweet, not too salty, just right with characters you will fall in love with as they fall in love with each other.

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Fort Mose

Fort Mose

In this one-of-a-kind historical picture book, author Glennette Tilley Turner tells the story of Fort Mose, which was founded in St. Augustine, Florida.

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Demons in Good Intentions

Demons in Good Intentions

Cat, a celebrated male courtesan, yearns for the family he vaguely remembers. Judah promises to find them if Cat helps him trap an Austrian aristocrat. But good deeds have terrible consequences.

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Presenting Pauline

Presenting Pauline

Pauline Fraser was a tap dancer, a movie extra for Alfred Hitchcock films, and a spy tracker in World War II London, dodging bombings by the Luftwaffe, while managing to retain her sense of humor.

 

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As It Never Was

As It Never Was

Seven years ago Mark Siebert disappeared while on his paper route in downstate Mount Logan. Despite a massive hunt, Mark’s body was never found.

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39 Letters

39 Letters

A wild, twisting, compelling and romantic mystery novel. It ventures into the insanity of alcohol addiction, murder, brutal violence, unashamed love and senseless devotion. All wrapped around a tender love story, when someone leaves footprints on your heart that time cannot erase.


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Six Degrees of Abraham Lincoln

Six Degrees of Abraham Lincoln

Little known facts about connections between the sixteenth President and Chicago's suburbs.

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Cuts Close to the Heart

Cuts Close to the Heart

Instead of celebrating their eighteenth birthdays with lavish parties and gifts, the twins, Elizabeth and Ariel must flee London during the Napoleonic wars as they discover a plot swirling with ancient hatreds and dangers.

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