The Chickadees and the Moon Above celebrates the enduring love of a mother for her children. The moon serves as a reminder that mother is always nearby and that her chickadees are always in her heart. This compact, elegant, dust-jacketed hardcover book works well on Valentine’s Day, but it is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day and for grads who are leaving the nest to become the best chickadees that they can be.
The Story of a Kite-Flying Contest, the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge, and the Underground Railroad
Can a kite change history? Katie and Homan’s did.
When engineers were faced with the challenge of bridging the vast Niagara Gorge, the solution was a kite-flying contest. After Katie and Homan’s kite crosses the gorge and wins the contest, construction begins on the first suspension bridge to connect the United States and Canada. The two friends are there as it becomes an important link on the Underground Railroad, helping slaves escape to freedom.
Even as her parents try to shield her from the ugly existence of slavery and the dangers of the Underground Railroad, Katie discovers that the scary truth is closer to home than she could have imagined.
Kite to Freedom is an action-packed, fictionalized account of actual events that occurred during the construction of the Niagara Falls International Suspension Bridge, which still connects the United States and Canada at Niagara Falls.
Suitable for readers between 8 and 12 years old