History for readers ages 12 and up

Gunpowder Girls: Three Civil War Tragedies icon_new

Outstanding … Thoroughly researched and beautifully written, this tragic story of 140 girls and young women killed by gunpowder explosions in three arsenals where they produced ammunition for Civil War armies reveals details previously unfamiliar even to Civil War historians.  We can now add their names to the human toll of America’s greatest conflict.”
—James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

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Hi! We’re Quindaro, and we publish
History That Makes a Difference.

We want to help you foster a love of history in the next generation of readers. So we hand-curate a few select titles of page-turning history. These are the not the history books you read in school. This is nonfiction that reads like fiction.

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Teen Eyewitness to GettysburgTillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg

Junior Library Guild selection, first time in paperback!

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Firebrand: Ben Franklin Award Winner!Firebrand: The True Story of August Bondi

Ben Franklin Award Winner!

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Frontier Crusader for Women's RightsClarina Nichols: Frontier Crusader for Women’s Rights

“Buy this for your daughters!”

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The Big Divide Travel Guide

The Big Divide: A Travel Guide

One trip and you’ll rethink everything you learned about the Civil War.

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