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An environmental history of the Nashua River, from its discovery by Indians through the polluting years of the Industrial Revolution to the ambitious clean-up that revitalized it. 974.4 CHE

A brief history of the Great Wall of China, begun about 2,200 years ago to keep out Mongol invaders. 931 FIS

Each letter of the alphabet is represented by an important woman in the history of the United States, as well as others in her same field of accomplishment. 920 CHE

A Taino Indian boy on the island of San Salvador recounts the landing of Columbus and his men in 1492. FIC YOL

In 1839, newly orphaned eleven-year-old Mary goes to live with her missionary aunt and uncle who run a school for Indian children in northern Michigan. J WHE

When his best friend drowns while they are both swimming in a treacherous river that they had promised never to go near, Joel is devastated and terrified at having to tell both sets of parents the terrible consequences of their disobedience. FIC BAU

A biography of the fifteen-year-old Iowa teenager who helped avert a train disaster in 1881 and became a national heroine. B SHE

Text and photographs of Plimouth Plantation follow a Pilgrim girl through a typical day as she milks the goats, cooks and serves meals, learns her letters, and adjusts to her new stepfather. 974.4 WAT

A dollhouse filled with a ghostly light in the middle of the night and dolls that have moved from where she left them, lead Amy and her retarded sister to unravel the mystery surrounding grisly murders that took place years ago. FIC WRI

A fourteen-year-old boy who has been neglected by irresponsible parents spends a wonderful summer on a farm where his grandmother cooks for two elderly brothers. FIC PAU